10 March 2012

Reallusion at the GDC

We had the chance to meet and hang out with the Reallusion team at the GDC this year and it was a lot of fun!

At the Reallusion station we got to play with motion capture using Kinect. It was very impressive how easy it was to use and of course fun to see yourself acting on screen as an iClone character. This could save a ton of time getting initial animations in place. We will definitely be using this in the near future.

We had a lot of fun hanging out with and talking to everybody from Reallusion. A cool company making excellent products with a team that is friendly and inspired. It's the perfect package.

Plus the cool new versions and plugins coming out for different products are very exciting and will open up the creative potential immensely. Reallusion knows how to have fun at a professional level and we plan to go along for the ride.

Thanks again John, Charles and Chris for the extended chat and physics demo over dinner!

13 January 2012

2012 Is Not The End, It's The Beginning

Happy 2012 everybody! We are a bit late on that but it's still early enough in the year to celebrate.

This year has started off well for us regarding filming Shelf Life. We jumped back in and are happily surprised that everything is either working as expected and that there are several new things for us to play with. We secretly thought we would load up GMOD and it would be totally different and nothing we used to use would work and we would slide into despair. Instead the opposite happened and we were inspired by the smooth re-entry.

So we would like to say thank you to all of the developers out there that continue to come up with new useful tools and content for GMOD and fix old tools that break over time. You have made our return to filming very enjoyable and exciting!

The news of the 2012 beginning is that Charles Wentworth officially hit the set again and got his first short shot recorded. It went well and we are looking forward to the rest of the cast dusting off and getting back to it.

This is just the beginning of a long dry spell so we don't know when we will have anything to offer up but we are hoping the momentum will build and keep us rolling early in 2012.

Stay motivated and inspired in 2012.