Animatic is ready!

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!


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Power Boost for SSD . . . in newly released iClone 7 update!

The Bell Dimension Copyright DAVID J SOTO All Rights Reserved. KERR Alistair Cheap Punk 100-360 fr 135 PNG
The Bell Dimension Copyright DAVID J SOTO All Rights Reserved.

I recently bought the $229 SkinGen plugin for iClone 7 and I am honestly blown away. The quality of the iRay render literally flew through the frames, faster than ever before, but I digress.

The video link, after being processed through ShotCut, dropped down from 23.2 Mb to 5.1Mb, at 1920 x 1080 with voice over and soundtrack. It is only just a PREVIEW as the settings for iRay were 100/360, instead of 1000/3600. The quality of the output is very good considering the quality level was not lowered and left at 8. The background is a 2D plane of a desert render I did ages ago. I also started with the default Sun and Sky for iRay and then added the 2D background. I added no other lights, nor did I move anything but I did add a camera.

Concerning the SSD implementation, I went through the suggestion provided by a Reallusion tutorial. I believe I accidently tried doing this step, but I did not see system throughput gains until I changed course. When I inserted a 32Gb SSD into my PC, which is perfect for the system (see pic). I did a reformat as it came from a GoPro and selected the “ReadyBoost” option which shows just a bit more added than recommended.

I did a reboot and started processing the first character as shown in the video. Once I applied motion and a voice over I did, I started the iRay render and it was done in 3 hours or so. Amazing! I also did a 4K of the character and I’ve only just started!

Too awesome for words!
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Sample Egyptian Video background . . .

I have uploaded a sample of the Egyptian background at a resolution of 720 x 480 with my Bee Flower Power logo. If you decide to buy the video for your animation, you will download a 4K version with a tiny RadioLight™ logo in the lower left corner.

You can buy the 4k AVI version of the file, 553Mb, but it cost more since it involves a license since there are no logos. Please email me at for more information. Product will be on Blu-Ray DVD.

Consider a Membership . . .

The final storyboard has been approved and will now be password protected. If you would like to continue to see the development of this movie, please consider supporting us as we continue working on this fabulous story!

Memberships will be as follows:

  • Basic: $9.99/yr: updates on Storyboard including 1 coffee mug
  • Contributor: $19.99/yr: updates on Storyboard including a movie poster
  • Benefactor: $29.99/yr: updates on Storyboard including a movie poster and a coffee mug

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“Desperately CRAZY for You!” . . . sample

This story used “Mining the Story” book to setup the story’s layout.

PDF form-fillable documents coming soon and make it easy to record the story elements.

This sample is rated R for adult content.

Click the link to read in your browser. Enjoy! Send feedback to


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