With three weeks left until Siggraph, we have started production on the Tube trailer to have it finished by the time of the conference. We have around 4 shots completely planned and Jarred and I are now working on one of the detailed sets together.
Since our work will be counting on what the other person is doing, Bassam is working right now on a Verse enabled Blender build for OSX. To my understanding, this Verse enabled build will help us work together by essentially seeing the work of the other person appear live in the file that you are currently working on (that description doesn’t sound like it made sense, perhaps someone can post a better description in the comments). This allows us to work on the exact same file in different parts. So naturally we need to work on communication to avoid modeling conflicts.
Time to get to work!
We just got verse to work in blender. The limitations seem to be that you can only share mesh data. Blender has crashed on us a few times now when adding modifiers and then pressing tab to go to object mode. So now we’re only testing to see if Verse can speed up our process and help us collaborate on this project more easily. We’ll see how it goes. So far it is really creepy but neat to see meshes in your scene move around live while working on something different.