Hello there Everypony!
Spirit reporting progress again.
In the last post I talked a bit about he foals builds, and I have been working on that , having now 8 out of 12 finished and two more half done.
Hopefully, if everything goes well, I should be able to have the whole lot by the end of next week.
Some of you suggested to test them with some official MLP character on an average show stage, which was a great suggestion, so here is the result.
Seems taht Twilight is running a daycare center in the Golden Oak Library. I added extra color corrections to most of the foals, The most affected ones by the amends were Windwhisper (light blue pegasus on the top right corner) and Tingle (Dark unicorn standing by the door).
I found a couple of technical problems that I solved thanks to this integration test, such as nomenclature errors, would have resulted in a very nasty surprise if added to our current shots directly.
Here you can see an example of a full build of a foal
Each single foal has a 20 point turn around to cover the 360º rotation. As part of the challenge, we made our best to make them rotate on the horse center axys (between the four legs) and to have as little snaps as possible.
This is the reasons for which our builds take a while, it is the control of the 20 points of rotation, which involves a lot of symbol creation, plus, a lot of control tests necessary to ensure good functionality, not to mention the nomemclature surveillance. If one symbol is named the same from foal to foal, we will get build bug, so you will get, for example, Spirit's legs on Moondancer's body.
See you on the next update, I have a lot of wonderful stuff ready to share with you which I will try to post during this week.