I’ve had a short burst of progress on the movie. The whole thing is at least roughly storyboarded, and I’m starting to fill in the gaps where my drawing skills have failed me (see ”
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Of course, even within a focused burst of attention there are still detours. The latest is dealing with Hotie’s mop, which plays a not-insignificant role in the flick. I had initially envisioned it as one of those classic mops with the long strands of yarn, but that was proving difficult to simulate without either spending a ton of time on it or investing in additional software that would give me proper hair simulation. So– Hotie’s going to use a sponge mop instead.
We won’t discuss the little details that have been built into said mop that will (probably) never be visible on screen.