Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Progress post

Hello there everypony. Spirit here, with your nightly report.

I have been receiving some messages and emails lately, and I find it necessary to write a post about the matter.

Many people is asking for a release date for CotN,  and/or information:

How long till it's done?
How is it progressing?
When is the ERD?

This questions are legit, since we haven't provided a progress report in some time.

The thing is that Lion is still  working on the Bronycon Documentary.   I cannot tell you what content he is been producing, but I maybe can tell that  the ammount of animation  kept increasing, that is something normal in production lines.

This is the reason for which we have been silent for months. 

I progressed the video as far as I could, modified backgrounds, reviewed effects, did extras from our wishlist... etc and now I reached the maximal point of progress on my side. I cannot do any more unless I get more animation clips, for which I need to wait, since Lion's plate is full.

 This is the exact reason for which we didn't wanted to give any deadlines to this project. Because we are aiming for max quality (it is a portfolio piece, after all), so we cannot rush it or seek extra help, since the point of this is to test and show what we can do, and use it as a sample, and it cannot be but our work.

Of course, we are gonna finish it, we have been working as hard as we can, consulting external help, improving shots,  correcting as much as we can, and solving problems as they appear. 

I could tell you that I did two multi-card parallax shots, increased the size of one background, added one extra global light effect, reviewed the tweens and found an alternate method that makes it look better,  I also corrected some of the color keys, and found a new composition rule, other than the golden section that will help to modify some scenes.  But that kind of stuff is something that is hard to decifer if you are not on my worklog.

I thank you all for your patience and be so bold to ask you to wait a little longer. 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Power of Teh Blocks!

Hi All!  Lionheart here.  I didnt realize it had been SO long!  My apologies if it seemed abandoned, that's not the case at all.  The Bronies documentary is advancing and some of you might have already seen some of the animation during the EQLA screening.

From what I heard it went rather well and the response was just as great :)

We'll be slowly picking up production on Children of the Night as the documentary's workload disappears and we'll be able to give this project the love it truely deserves.

In the meantime, some of you guys have been pretty busy.  We see some fanart pop up left and right and we answer to as many as we can.  One of them popped up earlier today and seeing as I recently picked up on this strange squared-up world, I thought it deserved  a mention.

Yes, I have picked up minecraft recently.  While a bit aprehensive I found it was a nice outlet for some of my creative juices.  It combines what I used to like about some dungeon games.  I guess I would call it an Adventurous Lego Digital Designer Dungeon of Cubez.  Or something.

But anyway, this piece of art was made by Shawn Martin in 3 hours using the Creative mode.  Having done tons of pixel art before, working on something like this BEING a pixel must have been quite the planning challenge.  I like the little bed as a reference below ;)

Again, I apologize for the long delays between posts and even longer delays for the production.  I miss this project and really want to get back to it.  You guys are awesome!