The last few weeks have been a bit busy for me. I have been at the project-IM office a lot but I’ve been working on my research. It is almost done and I will have it out of the way very soon.
Today we had a meeting with the whole team. I think it was a very necessary one because that way we could all get our heads together and get the same general direction. We discussed the project and we all agreed that we cannot finish this by the end of January.
I’ve sat down with Nikolai a while ago and talked with the rest of the guys about reorganizing the NAS folder structure. This week we are going to use the new folder structure. Everyone has been updated on the situation and Remco will reorganize all the old stuff and put it in a folder. All the new stuff is going to contain the new folder template.
Nikolai, Remco and Rob are also working on finishing our animatic so we can have a final version of the shots we are going to use. That way we don’t have silly mistakes about what footage to use. So probably by tomorrow we have a final raw version of the movie. Me and Hajir are going to digitize the storyboard.
So far we still have the whiteboard hanging which hasn’t been updated yet. I am going to update the entire whiteboard and change it so we can see per CGI scene what needs to be done. I’m going to work out a sketch version first and then apply that to the white board. That way everyone in the office can see exactly what needs to be done and when it needs to be done.
We are also trying to help each other out more in the office, for example Hajir needs some help on setting up the layout and importing the robot for a shot so Hajir can focus on fixing the rig and textures. Stefan is going to help here, hopefully we can get more identical situations where someone else’s skills can help.
We’ve also discussed the rig for the robot we are using for the wide shots. The shots where the robot is far way we want to use the HumanIK rig. For all the detail shots we are planning to use the custom rig. We made this decision to save time and hopefully get renders done soon!
Since everyone has their own school subjects continuing in early February i’m also making a long term planning on who is going to be here until when, for overview.
So far the update and what we talked about for today.