Thursday, December 14, 2017

Wheels.

Servos. How do they work? Especially RC servos (especially for helicopters.)
The Fanatek Club Sport steering wheel. $200. I'm starting to wonder if the vehicle should be left-hand drive now too.


Friday, November 24, 2017

The 300 Series, v16

If we are actually going in this direction, sphere "cockpit" or "command module," and some sort of other thing at the nose, I gotta figure out how we build this. Um. It won't be easy. I'm thinking some sort of CNC-cut foam on top of a welded or bolted frame. I mean, the actors have to be able to open hatches and crawl in somehow.
If we end up really hating seeing the bicycle wheels we can put the skirts down really low -- just a couple inches off the ground.
Now that I'm looking at this I'm wondering if we want the hatches to actually be down low rather than on top. I have a sequence where a character is riding with her head out the hatch but maybe that gets altered? I don't know.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Cruiser 300 series version 09

Now I'm thinking we want the practical vehicle to be entirely remote-controlled and not have anyone have to actually ride in it.
The top of this is a Soviet moon landing vehicle.
V09

The idea I'm trying for is to have a creepily organic undercarriage which sort of "exposes" itself in the middle section, with a more geometric and block-y top section.
Obviously, I did not model the wheels, the lunar lander, or the woman. Heck, I didn't even model the other pieces, which are just greebles that I bent. Huh. I actually removed all the parts I may have actually modeled.


This is actually the bottom of a Soviet lunar lander.V10
And this is version 11:
V11

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017

Where At I? (Says the Horta.)

Making ADR lists of dialog. Must finish movie before AFM...
The color space of my monitor in normal viewing is very unlike inside Premiere. That very queered pinkish color was totally gone and the shadows were more better inside Premiere. Huh.
It's kind of a huge relief to have the novel done. Now I don't have to deal with it anymore. It's done. It's out there. Nobody's gonna buy it, of course, but it's not weighing on me.
And oh. I guess I owe rent tomorrow. Huh. Funny how that all works.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Three things for August 6

Blend Modes.
I should have read this, like, 20 years ago.

How to encode ProRes files on Windows. The process is a tad fussy to set up but eventually it seems to work.
And further drafts of the Earth Killer (Earthkiller?) book.

Monday, July 31, 2017

And yet more novel artwork

This is the second draft of the art for the cover of the novel Earthkiller. (No relationship to the movie.)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Hard Drives

Relevant to my interests, the costs of hard drives. The takeaways are that 4TB drives are the cost/gigabyte leader (which, now that I look at my computer, explains why I have all 4TB drives), and the downward price of hard drives is flattening.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

They Will All Die In Space

They will spend all the money on sets, that's for sure.

They Will All Die in Space from Javier Chillon on Vimeo.


Watching this I thought the only thing that would make it more expensive looking would be those long lugubrious dolly moves they had in Alien. Mmm... with a geared head.