Wednesday, November 25, 2009

What's been up

Hello there, it's been a long time (ok, long long long time), but here we are , in order to tell you allthat's being going on. By the end of 2008 the project went on a halt, that happened mainly because we couldn't afford to keep working so many hours on it and still pay our bills... everybody was quite sad that we couldn't go on working on it like we were. But our hopes were renewed by the idea of organizing the project and trying to make some money so we could pay everybody that had been working on it. At the same time, other projects appeared that demanded our attention. Some of us were trying to get a project approved at AnimaTV a government program that supports the production of animated TV series, (I'll be back on that later) and others were studying and/working their asses off.

One thing that aways inspired us and motivated us to continue our work on the project was the comments and emails we received from people telling us what they felt about it, asking for more and basically wanting to know more about the Detail Library Project. All that kept us believing in the potential of the project. One of these people that aways made sure that we knew how much he liked our work was Mark Puttnam, from animux. So when he asked our help in creating a teaser for his upcoming project “Prince Harming to Prince Charming” we were very glad to help him out. We wouldn't be able to be completely compromised with his hole project, but we were very excited about helping out with the teaser. It was quite a chaotic process, a global team working together to get everything done in a few weeks, in order for the teaser to be shown at sigraph 2009. A handful of talented technicians and artists each one working in a different place of the globe, it was a very interesting experience and we hope all the best for the team. As said before we couldn't continue completely committed to the prince harming project, that was because of AnimaTV.

Here is the teaser:

Now, about the AnimaTV
We didn't get any project approved on AnimaTV, but we were lucky enough to become the team responsible for the production of one of the projects pilots that were selected: Pirates x Ninjas x Robots x Cowboys. And we've been very committed to it. The pilot (as all of our other projects) is being made solely with open and free software: Gimp, Inkscape, Blender and Scribus for the project's bible. Here you can see some of the early art and some stills. And that's what we have being doing nowadays. We can't wait to get our hands back on Gadanthara. We are now thinking of ways to gather money so we can work more at ease at the Detail Library Project.

Projeto selecionado no concurso ANIMATV
Projeto selecionado no concurso ANIMATV
Projeto selecionado no concurso ANIMATV
Projeto selecionado no concurso ANIMATV

Thanks For all the support!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Snakes Can Fly HD!

Hi all!

We are really sorry for the lack of posts (again). To many "things" going on for the Team, but these "things" will be topic of another post. (soon I hope) =)

Today I have the pleasure to announce that our short Blender Ad - Snakes Can Fly - is on line in HD. No, not only the video file, but the complete 3d scene! All Licensed in Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported! =D
Not only that, but we "fixed" the blend file to work with the newer version of Blender (2.49a) and improved the textures to work on HD resolution.
The only thing missing is the final animation (when the blender logo turns in "blender it") because it's done in GIMP GAP, not in Blender. But these files will be uploaded soon (and then we will edit this post).

The reason for updating the files is that the guys from Animux re-rendered the animation on HD resolution and will show it on Siggraph 2009! Awesome! =D

A huge thanks from the Detail Library Team to the Animux team.

Here are the links:
3d files
1080p video

Enjoy. =)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Mood Design

I know, it's been a while and we're sorry for that. The project keeps on going, altough slowly. That's a ligth, mood and color concept with our main character doing what he does best!

We would like to thank everybody who visit and support us. Each email we receive is like a stroke of fresh air and entusiasm. Thanks a lot!