In between major chapter releases in the Frontier - Prelude to Darkness series, lew82 creates several other updates on an almost weekly basis. In between the ship of the week (USS Hornblower!) and character of the week (Arnold Wexler!), there's a roundup of progress on the actual movie. Chapter 8 is about a fifth of the way complete.
Well this week was really busy! First off last week Part 7 got put up and I took a few days off animating to put my feet up. So as soon as Monday struck this week I was back into it. And so far it’s going pretty well, currently scene 19 is being animated and I’m about a minute in to the entire part. Scene 19 concerns the dropships launching and how dangerous the launch process can be.
One exciting (if you can call it that) thing that happened was in fact just this morning when I had put together a shot and upon saving was told by my animating program that the file was corrupted – oh my god I said! This two hours of work putting this shot together is now down the tube – so after visiting a few forums to see if there was any light at the end of this tunnel I was soon to discover that in fact this program has a secret autosave folder, for this very problem, and praise the lord I found my shot still very up to date and ready to go. God bless backup files.
Some of you may have noticed that Frontier now has a Facebook page with modest number of fans. I’m really amazed it had any at all – and I thank all of you who are fans for you support, because without I’d probably not bother doing this, so thank you again all who are onboard there. It means a lot to see you took the time to become a fan.