Hey, in the last several months I turned 77. So I thought I would share my little project with the community. A few of you know me as a Blender buddy who will attempt to help out when I can. But, most probably know me as an opinionated old man. I can’t really apologize for that since maybe it comes with the territory.
Anyway, well over a year ago I decided I needed my own gallery. Obviously no one was interested in showing my little efforts so screw them. And, in Blender we are all filthy rich. Hey, fourteen foot high ceilings on the first floor where we can display the large pieces. That’s no problem. Work a crew overnight replacing something on overtime what the hell it’s only 30 thousand dollars. We are attempting to draw a viewer into what is truly a fantasy world. For them and us.
I can’t post a WIP because my workflow is more like a crawl. Hell, in the last two months I moved this little project out of Yafaray into Cycles because of the baking. Bringing up yet another damn learning curve. However, I have solicited opinions from two Blender friends. (harleynut and minoribus) And, given the pace I work at that must have been excruciating for them. Thanks is all I can say.
A traditional artist friend and our Vicki from the forum here gave me permission to use their work. Then with mine and some family pictures away we went. At that point minoribus commented he was seeing a family theme. And, damn if he wasn’t right. However, when animated maybe it won’t bore the viewer to death. And, animating with a bottom feeding Nvidia card is going to be a bitch. The typical locking a camera to a curve isn’t going to cut it. People walking through a gallery change their gait and tilt their heads. My target audience is my family by the way. However, that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t like others to enjoy it. Regardless thanks to the community. When I started with the old Blender (Hung on the wall) this community was a tremendous help.