Hello beloved 333 backers!
My apologies for not posting in a while. I've been working hard to keep things going with "Monster of the Sky" while working in production on VFX for a new children's series. It's a juggling act, as many of you can probably guess, but I'm hoping I can continue to move things forward with "Monster", even if slower than I'd personally like.
Here is where things are:
Sets! Charles Daniels is working on the new Cloud Palace exterior and interiors. Here is a sample of the design we've discussed (with bridal Sky inserted for scale), which includes giant gears and behind that tall stained glass windows!
Facial Motion Capture - we're still fine-tuning the Sky face and once that's dialed in, I'll shift attention to the Prince face. He need need some final touches, his short hair, which I'll be flocking in to his Paperclay head, and then 3D scanning and cleanup. Here is a sample of Sky's face from a clip called "Betrayal" - which is in Act 3 when she returns as a goddess of vengeance.
Facial Motion Tracking - Once I've got a finalized face rig for Sky, we'll start testing the facial motion tracking with PF Track. I'll be downloading the software and testing footage we shot in Portland last fall, for the body movement, and track her moving, emoting face on top of the body. So exciting stuff coming down the pike!
Hope things are well wherever you are in the world, and creativity graces your life in many ways :)