Finally a day where I feel i’ve accomplished a decent amount of work. I think all that interface simulating gave me a dent in morale (I don’t feel I got an equal amount of “effect” versus effort expended) and its nice to be working on character animation aspects of EP 004 again. I’m still at the 2 minute mark, the first 1/4th of EP 004 is VERY heavy on special effects, and many of those effects require careful planning, research and creative thinking to achieve. Once I’m past the complex stuff, things will go forward a lot faster.

Here’s a screenshot. This little device tends to do things to its environment, get anywhere near it unprotected and this is what you’ll see! And yes, this effect is fully animated.