The current project (that is taking up most of my time apart from school/work/Real Life) is a Minecraft Machinima based on the characters of Walibi World. A theme park which underwent a major overhaul with a new theme and characters. I found that when I was sniffing trough their vid’s that they like to bring the music (major theme in the park, 2 teams: WAB and the SkunX, two styles) outside the park. And of course a LED bulb went on above me 😉 So now I and 4 other people are slowly creating the base version of Monotowny, which is the city that the major part of those two teams live in. As the name suggests everything is monotonous. The idea the park gave was that based on your species (dog, cat, bird, kangaroo etc.) your life is fixed from birth. All the dogs become police officers, all the birds sing etc. etc. Not these people… They want to do as children should do, do what they want, in their case making music! Of course people in that town are not very happy about it and try to get them to stop. Then they get a map to Shimmeria. A mythical town where you are free to do whatever you want! In the slideshow you see a bit of progress we made. Half of Monotowny is now done and Shimmeria is still on the drawing table.
Also I started with Blender, XSI is a great program with Motion Capture (yes I know the tutorial, it will finish minus the animation part…) but for this project I intend to re-create their (Walibi World’s) models as training, and then use them in a couple of scenes! Greenscreening, custom texture pack, custom skinning, custom mods… 😀 I’m starting to enjoy this idea more and more!