I’m only working on one project, but its a doozy. Started off as a short, not sure what I would call my plans for it now. Loosely, its going to be a 5-15min anim set in a futuristic, sci-fi version of earth. It is about war and rebellion (with a twist ), but the violence isn’t glorified (I don’t think so anyways). However, at this point my ideas may have well outstripped my ability to carry them out. Right now it seems more like selected scenes from a full length movie as opposed to a short. I’m even thinking to get some actors from my school to do voices.
Right now its in its early stages of development. The story is still mostly in my head but a hardcopy script is being written. I’m trying to a little more organized with this than with my previous stuff so everything starts off as a concept sketch before going to blender. I have a couple wip threads (buried I think right now) with some of the work that I’ve done. I’m in the concept/modelling stage right now. Basically for the things that aren’t story dependent and that I KNOW will be in for sure (as the script isn’t completed yet). I’ve laid off on the 3d work now to work on the script.
This is a personal project and as of right now I’m working alone. I am not underestimating the effort required for this as my projected finish date is years off at best (I’m a student preparing to go to college so my free time once schools starts is going to plummet).
Oh right, the project name . The working title right now is “A New Age” but that sounds sort of lame. I have all of at least 3 years though so I’m not concerned about that yet. I am going to eventually build a cg city for the second half of the movie/short. This isn’t going to be any smatteric of image mapped cubes and rectangles either. I’m probably going to have 8-12 basic types of buildings and texture variations from each to form the bulk of the city. low poly models too for those really far from he camera. In addition are the central buildings and interiors where the action will take place. Plus the surrounding fields, mountains. tanks, dropships, carriers, interceptors, bombers, robots, human characters, military lab, rebel base…damn this is going to take forever . Then I can start animating .
I’m sure you don’t need to hear me yak along about this but its really become something of an obsession. I’m just so greatful to blender and the people behind it for making all this possible though. I can’t describe how great it is to finally be able to create all my fantasies and dreams. I’m sure most know what I’m talking about when I say that.
People might say i’ve bitten off more than I can chew, bit I Will finish this, no matter how many years it takes. It wasn’t a spur of the moment idea, but a pent up desire ever since I was about 5-6. Finally, I have a way to express myself and I’m definitely not letting this go.
watches as everyone else blinks and walks away slowly