I’m about to push Blender3d and my computer to the absolute limits. Lucian Chronicles is a story-universe that I’ve been working on for the past 6 months. While I was thinking about making an animation in Blender I came up with the idea to port my unfinished story and make it a movie. It will all be done by me, I don’t want any help.
As for the progress, I have written the start of a basic plot and standardized a few things=
The animation will be rendered at 800x400 to simulate widescreen.
It’s framerate will remain 25 frames per second.
The nondistributable version will be in JPEG frames at 90% quality.
The distributable version will use the Indeo 5.10 codec at 80% quality.
The secondary distibutable version will be in Bink exe format.
I will not use DivX (not everyone has it)
I will use Audacity for sound editing (a free program).
I will use VirtualDub for adding the sound to the video(another free program).
I will use Blender3d’s sequence editor to smoothly put together the scenes and sounds.
I may use my relatives voices for the caracters.
I will not use plugins for things like fur (static particles will do).
Radiosity and AO are to be avoided if at all possible (speed).
Chances are, this will take a few years. But I’m ready for the challenge. I am currently working on the plot and a teaser-trailer. I already have the “A Christian Storay Production” animation complete with a reversed THX sound effect. It sits on my harddrive in JPEG-AVI 90% format and is way too big for me to post it on the internet. So I’m going to make a Bink exe version for you all to see that I’m serious about this.
Non Spoiling info (I hope):
A Lucian is a split-off mutation of the human race. They are often called “One-way werewolves” for they change unexpectedly during puberty into wolf-like creatures and never change back. The first Lucian insident occurred in 1999 in Russia and is commonly blamed genetic mutations caused by the Chernobyl nuclear explosion of 1986. After that is seemed to “spread like wild fire” as more and more children from that age began to change…
…A short weak little boy becomes a Lucian and for this is forced into slavery by his parents who nolonger want anything to do with him. This boy starts out without a known name. His dad and stepmother simply call him “boy”. Boy is neglected and mistreated until one day he snaps…
…nation after nation fell under the Red Star Republic’s awesome power…
…had a little sister named Genesis. She was a special little girl who should never have found herself in the the Republic’s war machine. But somehow, she did…
And that was only part of it! I won’t post all of it to avoid any spoiling.
Lucian Chronicles is ©2004 by Christian Alexander Storay.