I’ve spent a great deal of time world building. The goal was to create a science fiction universe about 600 years in the future that is scientifically plausible, meaning nothing contained within it can be disproven with present day science. I am really hoping to render using a real-time rendering engine like Eevee or Unreal Engine. To render acceptable quality animations with Cycles would take WAY too long or cost WAY too much money. I have a camcorder and plan to do facial motion capture and I plan on buying a bunch of cameras for triangulating 3D motion capture. As far as episodes go, I may write them all myself but I have also been considering having each episode written by someone different, such as members of some of the Facebook writing groups I am in.
I could use:
3d modelers/texture makers
voice actors and actresses
Instead of writing a small book describing my universe, here is an example of a popular scifi topic, interstellar travel.
There is warp drive, wormholes, anti-matter drives, fusion drives and laser propelled light sails. From what I’ve read, warp drives and wormholes would require negative mass exotic matter, which may not even be possible, and even if it is possible, it may not be creatable, and if it is creatable, there are still major engineering challenges. For the other options, I made a spread sheet to do some ball park calculations. Beamed Core Anti-matter rockets have three huge problems, production efficiency (which is currently below 0.01% with a theoretical maximum of 50%), which means you would need a Dyson swarm collecting over 5% of the Sun’s energy and converting it into antimatter. Even then, it would take decades to make enough for a single colony ship. The second problem is storage density. Anti-matter is really hard to contain, and the more densely you pack it, the greater the chance it will collide with the wall and annihilate. With current methods, you would need so many storage vessels that the accumulated mass would negate the benefits of using anti-matter. The only option really is to make anti-hydrogen (with positrons) and freeze it and form a snowball, which is diamagnetic and could be levitated (never been done before). The third problem is gamma radiation and waste heat, which is so bad that it melts the nozzle. I even tried a really large wireframe-like nozzle to reduce the surface area being radiated, but I couldn’t get the numbers to work. The next option is fusion drives. It’s big problem is waste heat. Fusion is millions of degrees and the best known material can only handle like 3000 (CERN’s ITER is doing a very tiny amount of fusion, fusion rockets need to be orders of magnitude higher). Making the nozzle a wireframe to reduce surface area and making it larger to allow more radiation to escape, didn’t work. The last option is laser propelled light sails, which are actually faster than anti-matter and fusion drives (assuming best case scenarios for both). A laser propelled light sail could get to the nearest star in 30 years. The problem with it is, that it’s going so fast, crashing it would completely destroy it and could even possibly cause fission. The plan I settled on is to use a laser propelled light sail, with a second sail which can be released, then when it needs to slow down, the laser is bounced off the front light sail, speeding it up and slowing the back light sail and payload down. The payload would be a self-replicating nanomachine, which would replicate exponentially and within a couple decades it would have built a large industry, a satellite network, space stations and artificial incubators. Then colonists could use nanomachines to copy their mind, send the data to the new star, where the mind is activated in a virtual world, while the colonist waits for their new body to be grown. With this approach I was able to colonize 1400 star systems by the year 2600.
Other things I’ve included:
Artificial Reality (like The Matrix)
Mind Uploading (and body swapping)
Terraforming of Mars and Venus
Terraforming Mars and Venus animations:
Realistic Space Station:
Also, if you want more details on the universe itself, you can PM me and I’ll send you a Slack invite and a link to my worldbuilding notes.
DIY Motion Capture Setup (my cheap motion capture research)
Read more about my universe at: http://fu.fractalfederation.com/universe/fractal-federation
(It’s a dense summary but you can find more stuff under the “posts” tab)