Our short animation movie is finished!
But before we can put the movie and all the production files on line, the short needs to (try to) participate in festivals. So… the animation itself on the internets only next Year! Sorry about that! But we have some nice final shots for you (click on the images for full resolution):
Our short animation movie is finished!
For our first product, Joana, we chose to make a 2d animation using both manual – drawing the pictures on PAPER – and digital techniques – using elements and special effects in 3D with Blender + GIMP GAP. We made this choice because:
- We love 2d animation;
- The story works better in 2d (semiotics);
- We think this technique does not have good documentation using latest technologies, especially the open-source ones;
- We are able to produce it with our own resources.
In other words it fits perfectly with the objectives of the project and its governing principles. But it is the last topic that justifies this post:
Welcome to the new Detail Library site.
In the right column, under “About”, you can:
Learn more about the creators of the project and its partners, more contact information, see the license used for the project and finally know the details about the project itself!
All this in English and Portuguese with the Portuguese part right after English.
Despite being implicit in the project page about our intentions, we think it best to devote the first posting on this site noting, in the simplest way we could, what it’s about the project:
The Detail Library is a virtual environment for that catalog and
allows the acces of it’s visitor to a number os stories and their
respective creative processes. Read more »
I’m just passing here to tell you that we will be at the Blender Conference 2010! =D
We do not just be there, but we also will present our project: The Detail Library at the conference in a lecture.
About one year ago The Detail Library stopped being only about an animated short, and now the project involves the connection of multiple narratives. Anyway we choose to start off with animation. For that reason we antecipate the next productions. We already have the animatic for the second short and we’re working on the script for the third.
A Biblioteca de pormenores deixou de ser, à cerca de um ano agora, o projeto de um curta de animação apenas para abranger várias narrativas interligadas, no entanto, a àrea de atuação que escolhemos para iniciar o trabalho foi animação. Sendo assim, nós nos antecipamos e já preparamos o animatic completo do segundo curta da Biblioteca e atualmente estamos trabalhando no roteiro do terceiro.
We update the post about “The Project” (link also on the side) to better describe the direction the project is taking.
All this because our project was reported at BlenderNation site, to our surprise! = D
Thank you, BlenderNation, for the news. It means a lot to us!
If not for the BlenderNation putting us on the news of the day, so we would probably post something when we had something very big and important to communicate (and we have such kind of news to report, but we expect that certain things are confirmed before talking about them).
Last month we’ve kept ourselves busy with the presentation of the the Detail Library Project in order to try and get some fundraising. One of the pieces of the presentation is a little teaser trailer. The production of a propper teaser, with the 3D models and sets would costs us a money that we don’t have (it’s a fundraising initative after all), that being said, we’ve went for an intermediary solution. We’ve cutted a teaser out of our animatic and did some make up work on it – coloring the sets and redrawing the character. It will not just help our future sponsors to visualize the project, but also have helped us to padronize the design of our main character. The following video is a compilation of some of the parts that we’ve used for the presentation, to avoid spoilers some parts have been removed. The segment of the music theme was composed by Marcio Brant specialy for the production, and as the animation, the music is only a preview and will finalized as soon as someone drops a coin in our hat.