Weekly progress

( читать по-русски | Russian translation ) Ok, here are some quick and hot news from the past week. Nikolay successfully finished overpaints for the last backgrounds. Now we have all backgrounds completely finished. Also, he took a chance to redraw some keyframes that we were not satisfied with – and hey, they are much […]

No more white gaps

( читать по-русски | Russian translation ) Last week an important milestone was reached – we have managed to close all white gaps in the Demo. That’s it, all backgrounds are in place now. Though, some of background images are still pending for overpaint. There are seven of such left at the moment. I’m sure […]

Weekly progress

( читать по-русски | Russian translation ) As I was mentioned in my previous post, on 10th of October we have successfully assembled the first draft version of Morevna Project Demo. “Draft version” means that we have all key elements in place and it’s supposed to give a random viewer clear understanding what’s happening on […]

See you in Sweden

( читать по-русски | Russian translation ) Let me start with some good news. Last week I have received a subsidy from Russian government for my trip to give a talk at Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit (FSCONS) at Göteborg, Sweden. Much thanks to Viktor Tolokonsky for giving us his support in this initiative. […]

Weekly progress

( читать по-русски | Russian translation ) It’s the 1st of October and it’s hard to tell which stage we are now on – because we are still finishing backgrounds, making 3D, putting it all together and polishing it all at the same time. In my previous production plan we have October planned for “Sound […]

Weekly progress

( читать по-русски | Russian translation ) Today I’ll try to be short as the time is not waiting. All week we’re working hard on backgrounds. I am preparing all 3D stuff and Nikolay does overpaint.  The process of mixing of overpainted backgrounds into final shot have it’s own specific and workflow here is still […]

Freestyle-enabled packages of Blender

( читать по-русски | Russian translation ) We are happy to announce that the new Freestyle-enabled packages of Blender are available for download now. Please note, that those packages are not exactly Blender 2.63, but much more like 2.64 RC1 (with FFMPEG and Freestyle features). Enjoy! Illustration by Jikz. Distributed under the terms of CC […]

We did it!

( читать по-русски | Russian translation ) Can you believe it? Last week we have finished the “Vectorization and Tweening” stage and now we are officially working on “Backgrounds and 3D”! Hurray! The most hard stage was “Drawing Keyframes”, but “Vectorization and Tweening” was the most time-consuming one. And it’s over now! (yes, I would […]

Almost there

( читать по-русски | Russian translation ) OK, we’re one step from finishing “Vectorization and Tweening” stage. There are just two shots pending for my review and a few soldiers to vectorize, which in fact are background characters. Be sure – we’re squeezing most of our free time to get this stage finished sooner. The […]

Deadlines, deadlines…

( читать по-русски | Russian translation ) This weekly report I will start from an announcement that as of September 1st our vectorization “competition” is over. And here’s the final results: Jcome: 26 LoboZamora: 17 Pixelgeek: 4 Animtim: 3 It’s obvious that absolute leader in that competition is Jcome! Congratulations! ^__^ The vectorization competition was […]