centaurianmudpig has further refined his section of Shotglass' bar aboard the Tiger's Claw. The biggest improvement is in chair modeling, which is actually pretty important. It's bad enough to see them empty - you wouldn't want them to be ugly too! The next update will start to feature textures on some of these surfaces.
I've spent several hours working on the chair and managed to improve it. I tried to use a bezier curve but had to abandon that idea. Fortunately there is a Smooth Shading option, which I hadn't been aware of before. It has some flaws but represents 6 hours worth of blood, sweat and plenty of mistakes.
The Supplemental Campaign to extend the George Oldziey's Wing Commander album has concluded! It brought in an additional $4,300, which probably isn't enough to secure a full 45 minutes of live music, but the successful project will still be filled out with a mix of high quality live and digital reorchestration. George will also be filming the behind-the-scenes production of it all, which should be pretty neat to see! Recording with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra is scheduled for late October and early November, so the disc could be complete around the end of the year.
Next up, I'll try and add some textures to the chair and table.
Our supplemental campaign for the historic Wing Commander orchestral recording has ended! I want to thank EVERYONE from the bottom of my heart for your amazing support! I'm very excited about continuing the arduous but very fulfilling preparatory task of creating the orchestrations and parts that the orchestra will be performing! I'll be thinking of you all while I work on them! I'll of course also create the digital orchestrations of the remaining music on the CD during this time.
Also, I'm going to hire a video crew to document the "making of" this historic recording. So look forward to that! Right now we are booked at the end of October and beginning of November for the recording. My goal is to have it all mixed and digitized and ready to send out, with the other rewards of course, by the beginning of December. So hopefully you'll all have it all in time for the holidays!
Again, thank you SO much for making this truly a dream come true!