I recently found an old storyboard that I did draw back in 2004, and would like to make a movie in Blender. Since it is a first attempt and I do not have much in terms of a budget I’ll start with the first part of this story.
With a small budget, almost all of the work will be voluntary, since whenever possible the budget will go for the render farms. So those that would like to help with the scenesare wellcome
The storyboard has been writen in Portuguese since I’m a Brazilian, but I can later easily translate it for you guys
the following posts will have the images in the correct order
It wasn’t just humans that were kidnapped, a few birds were also abducted
After a few experiments with the birds DNA/RNA, plus alien hybridization codein a process of hybridization and cloning they acquired as a result a small being that is self aware, it’s smart, sensitive, etc…
But suddenly something went wrong and some tubes were cracked open, leaking gas and radiation throughout the ventilation system of the ship, contaminating it and forcing the crew to abandon the ship, leaving their experiments behind
Time pass, months, years, decades, centuries went by and the ship drifted through outer space until one day a comet approached it, and it’s mass and natural gravity attracted the ship
And luckily / coincidence the comet brought the ship back to our system and The EarthAs it neared The Earth, the planet gravity attracted the ship and as it plunged through the atmosphere, it started to crack and break appart
Here is the end of the Prologue with the story splitting in two, with one telling the tale of the Mutated Humans fate, and another telling the story of the new bird/humanoid species
The part of the ship with the humans fell towards the Bermuda Triangle, the Humanoid Bird species fell towards Brazil’s third Highest mountain the Pico da Bandeira
I’ll pause posting and explaining the storyboard for now, so we can comment and talk about the project. I got the vision of one small scene per strip, with each scene lasting something like 20 ~ 30 seconds, so these 7 initial ones already amount at least two minutes of animation.
The initial storyboard was made by my self and I had draw the humans tale, the humanoid bird species tale is my fathers work from the 70’s; both tales amount something around 55 strips, so if we do the math this storyboard will create an animation 110 ~ 185 minutes, which is the average length of the movies
Dude that is epic! As I was reading I was captivated by your art and imagination and project haha 110-185 minutes is a big project man! However seeing everything you’ve done and your determination, I think you can do it if you stick with it.
I can’t wait to see how this translates into a Blender animation and would be awesome to see kind of a teaser trailer made in Blender of this!
Look forward to seeing updates posted here as you move along the project!
For array of scape pods I would suggest like you said using an array modifier but a better way might be to model the first scape pod and then hit ALT+D which duplicates it but keeps it the same user that way you can edit one and they are all edited however you can easily animate them separately so that they detach at different times whereas with array they are all attached. Hope that helps