Happy belated Thanksgiving to everyone! Episode 3 is moving along quite well; I spent the weekend sourcing footage from the National Archives to fill in the blanks in the timeline and replace a great many still photos.
Unlike the story of the VTOL Model 49, this story deals with an actual prototype and not a concept. As a result I won’t have to create as many 3d animations (over 200!) that I did before. Right now my tally is coming out to around 60 3d animations and possibly just as many motion graphics segments.
Also, since this story deals with an actual prototype- detail, textures and lighting have to be spot on. Cycles with PBR shaders this time around!