Here you will find instructions on how to work with sources of Morevna Episode 3.
To get a complete sources archive, navigate to our sources repository, and take a look at the projects list on the left sidebar. Right-click on “morevna-episode-3.0” and choose “Download” from menu.
After unpacking downloaded archive you can try to open animation .sif files, but you will see that most of them have a lot of image layers missing. This is because sources archive does not contains rendered data. So, you need to rebuild it using RenderCan tool.
To rebuild the rendered data you need the following software installed:
- Latest development version of Synfig (1.1.12 or above).
- Blender 2.77 or above.
- Krita 2.9.x or above.
- If you want to edit lipsync PGO files, then you will need Papagayo.
Make sure to have all mentioned tools are available in your system PATH.
To rebuild all dependent files for particular file just call the following command from terminal window:
renderchan --deps FILE
For example, here is how to build rendering data for shot 001:
renderchan --deps ~/morevna-ep3/001/001.sifz
Rebuild rendering data for video editing file:
renderchan --deps ~/morevna-ep3/ep03-v15-edit.blend
By the way, you might notice there are two video sequence files in the project:
- ep03-v15-edit.blend – final mix with all sound levels set.
- ep03-v14-edit.blend – unmixed version, just for your reference regarding sources of sound fx, music tracks and other staff. Also includes draft voicing (two last hidden tracks).
With RenderChan automated build system it is also possible to render any file in the project. Just use it without “–deps” option:
will render all dependencies for shot 001 and then render it into AVI file. The result will be placed in “~/morevna-ep3/render/001/001.sifz.avi”.
In the same way you can render full video sequence:
This might take significant time, because it will render all dependent animation files if they aren’t rendered yet (or their rendering is not up to date).
By default the rendering will be made for 480×270 output resolution. Working with this draft resolution allows to save time when doing multiple re-renderings (this is an often case for intensive work). In this mode the dimensions of source artwork images are reduced, this is why some images might appear blurry.
For the final output you can use “–profile” option to choos different resolution profile:
renderchan --profile hd ~/morevna-ep3/ep03-v15-edit.blend
For the full list of profiles and their options check “~/morevna-ep3/project.conf” file.