As we continue to make progress on our demo, we are also making more 2D shorts. The latest is the intro for the first movie starring our very own The Hand. You can find that on the carousel at the top of this page, or on YouTube or TikTok. You can find the live action version we filmed years ago HERE. There’s also a comicbook that we plan to digitize and make available. We’ve got some other 2D shorts planned, too, so keep an eye on our YouTube and TikTok channels for periodic updates.
This time, besides using Noitom Perception Neuron 3 for motion capture for the humans, we also used Manus Polygon and our Manus PrimeX gloves to capture The Hand. We used Reallusion iClone 8 and Unreal Engine 5.1 to put the animation together and Final Cut Pro to add the opening and closing graphics.
As for the demo, Jose has upgraded our server to handle multiple private rooms and our avatars have gained the ability to display usernames. Likewise Giovanni is enhancing our blueprints and interface to include a keyboard, so viewers can enter a room name and username. Our graphics are coming along as well: Meescha has created the Dark Alley Diner food truck for BWAHAHA (our Bacon Wrapped Avocado) and his pops. It’s well on its way to being finished and fitted out. Mum just arrived today to join BWAHAHA in running it–keep an eye out for him in an updated cast list soon! Also, Laurel is getting better at mixing mocap with standard animations in iClone and Unreal Engine, so moving characters around the scene is much easier.
Keep watching! There’s more to come!