I just finished Chapter 1 when I thought I’d be done with the whole book by now, but I was wrong.
I had my third review, which was excellent, mentioned that I needed a bit more narration and character text. I admit I was trying to be super efficient by not adding too much text and only what was needed.
So here is another example of a page in the comic book:
I’ve had to change course, for a bit, as I work to finish the storyboard I’m turning into a comic / reference book. This will help keep my focus on doing scenes that only need to be done. I’ve probably created too many scenes, but the structure I’m using will allow me to add or subtract those scenes that just don’t work.
I have finally achieved what I was trying to do with Unreal Engine 4. It took a little while to get use to how this game engine works. Through many trials and errors, I have finally rendered out a low end scene of Minister Bes standing near the outside thrown chair. The shadows, trees, and burning fire looks fab!
Although not perfect, this begins the story and illustrates what you can do with 2D rendered IRay backgrounds (1000/3600).
I love the LIVE FACE, but it was only applied to the Kerr character and not the slave.
Once I have create a new PREVIEW, I will re-render in IRay and hopefully that will run more efficiently using 2D backgrounds only. Of course, this has required me to re-work scenes in order to accommodate the change over.
I have been working hard trying to get the animatic for this movie up. I think I have finally achieved a story that works. Let’s not talk about the many frustrations I have encountered with iClone 7. I think of this program like it’s a Chevy. It works, but it’s not a Cadillac, so it has its issues.
One thing to keep in mind is to make a backup of the file you are working on as it “might” not be readable. This happened to me twice while creating this animatic. This was for files that were just generated within the last several months, so that’s not good. I was also getting an “fatal error” when exiting the program. Now, even after you have saved the file, it will ask “Would you like to save your file?” Now that’s frustrating!