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 […]

Weekly progress

( читать по-русски | Russian translation ) Hello, my dear reader! It’s only a few days left before the 1st of September, which is not only the Knowledge Day (in Russia), but also is a deadline for our “Vectorization and Tweening” stage. We are working very hard to get everything done, but looks like we […]

Weekly progress

( читать по-русски | Russian translation ) Do you hear the ground trembling? Yes, the release date of the Demo is approaching. The critical mass have been reached and we suddenly made significant a break through. Can you believe? For main characters it’s less than 10 shots left to do!  All the rest is just […]

Ivan and Morevna models – Community call results

OK, people, today we are ready to announce the results of our community call for Ivan and Morevna models. One month passed by since we published the call and during that period many artists worked to create the models of the two main characters. It was an exciting for me to meet so many enthusiastic […]

Weekly progress

( читать по-русски | Russian translation ) What can I say about the last week? Well, we still have a lot of fun with vectorization! The production sheet is slowly clearing up and the amount of white spaces on it is not that depressing anymore. Still it’s not a time for relaxing – we have […]