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Started writing some code for integrating Blender with TACTIC -- just a UI mock-up, but it's giving me a better idea of how to set it up, and it's running code, which is always a good place to start.

I've decided to call the Add-On package "KitCAT".

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April Patron Newsletter
https://www.patreon.com/posts/patron-for-april-5378586

After a one-month medical hiatus, Director & Producer (and Newsletter Editor!) Terry Hancock is back to work on Lunatics. We continue with installment 4 from Rosalyn Hunter's serialization of "Lunatics!". Otherwise, this month has been all about designing a Virtual Studio for Anansi Spaceworks (and the necessity to do so).
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Screencap from Kdenlive. What I've done is to create open-GL renders for the entirety of the scene from each of the cameras in my multicam setup. Kdenlive has a nice split-screen mode, so you can see them all playing in parallel. Then I can select cameras, apply effects and transitions, and assemble the scene the way I want.

This will then give us a good previsualization to show us which characters need to be fully animated and which shots actually need to be fully rendered to get the desired final edit.
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Patron Newsletter for January 2016 (Free for $3+/episode patrons).

This is our first newsletter since we added epub format and opened newsletters to more Patreon patrons, so for their benefit, we're reprinting Chapters 1 & 2 of the serialization. Chapter 3 will appear in the next issue. The promised proposal on the "infrastructure project" has become the "Film Freedom" proposal, and we'll also look into how we use Inkscape, Synfig, Gimp and other tools to produce the many 2D graphics and animations we need.

Includes EPUB, MOBI, PDF, and zipped HTML formats (only the HTML archive incudes the desktop wallpapers).
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Patron Newsletter - January 2015 (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)
This has now been released to the public in ebook format. From now on, I hope to release the HTML & E-Book versions simultaneously for back issues from last year. 

The January 2016 newsletter will be coming out for $3+/episode Patrons this weekend (Yes, still running late -- planning to catch up with a February Newsletter next week, which we're already working on!).

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January 2015 Patron Newsletter for +Lunatics! (Animated Series) is now open to the public. The January 2016 Newsletter will be released to Patrons soon.

We're also going to start releasing newsletters (past and current) in epub format -- I'm working on my conversion workflow for that.

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As promised, here are links to the 4 issues of our Patron Newsletter from 2014 which we've just opened up to the general public. From now on, we'll be releasing one year-old issue to the general public each month, along with publishing the current issue for Patrons.

We are also opening up the newsletters to all Patrons at the $3/episode level and up (which is the basic-streaming level). Of course, so far we haven't ever charged for these, because we haven't released an episode -- hopefully that will be happening in 2016, though.

Thanks for your support!

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December 2015 Patron Newsletter
The serialization continues this month with the second installment of "Lunatics!" by Rosalyn Hunter. We've also got some stills from the on-going animation and production process, along with a project history timeline.
https://www.patreon.com/posts/december-2015-3967077
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