If you're following the blog, please forgive the way too many works in progress, I guess I'm using this as a sort of diary, even if no one besides myself is reading it:) I am prone to getting off on tangents, but I've really enjoyed doing virtual tours of small town america looking for buildings I REALLY LOVE. The buildings here come from Baker City,OR and Bozeman Montana. All of this still fits fine in GPU memory (2gb) and each of these renders were under five minutes. All of these buildings are linked into a main set and then particulars of characters and cars are linked into a shot file, works great with cycles.
I kind of have a fun time looking at this as a sort of scrap book. I would LOVE any comments on how to make it better etc though if you're interested.
Slowly replacing the boxes on the streets with buildings. One nice thing about CG is you can take every building you've ever liked and put them in one town on one street. Still have a ton of work to do, but I was impressed with cycles as it rendered this in about 6 minutes on the GPU.
Hooray, talk about a difficult two weeks.... I shape keyed her once, then retopoed her and shape keyed her all over again. Got all the drivers working nice. Only have to do Joe now and I can start my first scene:)