First, i have decided to keep technical aspects simple as possible to minimize the risk of demotivation during the production.
Programs in use
Blender (2.49b) Modelling, Animation, Compositing, Videoediting
GIMP Texture Preparation, Imageprocessing, NormalmapCreation
Reaper Musicproduction, Vocal Recording, Mixing & Mastering Audio
We use Blenders LIBARY-LINKING System, to maintain models in only one filelocation.
This means i link a blend-file witch only contains e.g. the character to several scenefiles.
If i make an update to the character, its automaticly updated in all scenes.
For this reason i decided to build an directory-Structure that is clearly organized and representing the films scenes and things.
The two main directorys are SOURCES and PRODUCTION where every model has its place under the SOURCES directory and every scene has its place under the PRODUCTION dir.
Scenes where not defined yet – as you may have noticed we only got acts and the mainscenes of the story.
So thats the next step. We´ve taken the animated Storyboard, the Detail-Cards and lot of thoughts and define every scene and name it properly.( i insert the scenenames in the written storyboard)
Now i´m able to create the subdirectorys under //PRODUCTION/… one for every scene
So what´s next ? Ahh yes right, the subdir´s for //SOURCES/… where every landscape, tool, character, builing (and so on) is in an subdirectory.
So i go through the storyboard and write down a list of needed things.
Here the final directory-structure.
NOW we “only” have to fill all the directorys with wondefull stuff thats hopefully fits together in the end. 😛
For this more artistical problem – i´m more than happy to have Wiki for maintaining the style and design. She sketched everything nicely styled and learn modeling in Blender to help with that too.