Due to the busy schedule of Team Nok’Tus and their limited availability until January 2016, we have had to look elsewhere for the outsourcing of the Clara Ravens Episode 4: Colombina’s Illusion animation. We are pleased to announce that we are working with the talented Busty Elves in Peril artist/animator Chimera46! Those of you not new to erotic CG have likely seen his body of work at Renderotica and deviantART. He has been at this a LONG time. Fans of his will recognize his Tripping the Rift animations of Six, his Twi’leks from Star Wars, and the aforementioned Busty Elves in Peril. If you’re unfamiliar with his work, definitely check out one (or both) of the links above to see his animations in action!
Chimera46 and I hashed out the details of our collaboration early last week and he got right to work. In fact, he finished one of the animation setups in only a few days and as of this moment it has already finished rendering! So we are very happy to have him on board to help us make a top-tier product for you all to enjoy. We will be parsing out delivery of the frames to be animated on a weekly basis so that we have time to render the previous animation setup in Octane, make it DCV-ready, and test it in the player before moving on to the next.
Well, ladies and hyenas… we are once again in production on Clara Ravens Episode 4: Colombina’s Illusion. Now having officially passed the two year mark (not all of it production time on this particular project, obviously), this is easily the longest project I’ve ever worked on. It is over 120 pages at this point with over 450 renders completed in order to offer that unique “dynamic” experience that I am going for in these works. This comic will be bigger than Dark Rift Episode 1: Resurrection by a HUGE margin; both in terms of man-hours and scope. I have learned an enormous amount about Octane since I started it, but yet the images from even the earliest pages still look incredible and are up to my quality standards. I am eager to make a huge push to get this thing finished before the end of the year, but I make no promises because those often get me in trouble with you guys!
Happy Star Wars Day to you all!
As SDCC steadily approaches (July 8th – July 12) and my income just as steadily wanes, I find myself once again having to add the dreaded “ripcord date” to my project calendar. I was paid out from my other markets for my April sales and things are not looking so great financially. I will find myself in dire straights by the beginning of June, and though my calendar indicates a completion date for Clara Ravens Episode 4: Colombina’s Illusion near and around mid-June, there is absolutely no certainty. The difference between the concrete release dates of image sets and the more elusive dates of comics is that I never know how many pages a comic will be, nor can I estimate just how long setting up an animation will take (could be several hours or several days based on complexity) or render (typically takes days). With image sets, I know in advance how many frames it will be, how long it
We are moving into the very last set of the comic, which is exciting since I am ready for a scenery change, so I thought I’d share one last image before moving into the new set and starting the final push for the remaining renders. I expect things to speed up quite a bit at this point because these are text-heavy scenes, which means that I will be eating up pages of the script with very few renders. Most of it is in flavor text for the scenes, adding that eroticism you’ve come to expect from my works. And boy, is it ever steamy! I’ve written and re-written these last scenes a few times and just reading this shit gives me a boner! It’s fucking hot, trust me.