Replacement and rework – the top shot has swapped out vehicles. If I’d either hung onto or felt like finding out if I’d hung onto the original shot I could have probably swapped maps and rerendered… instead, I redid it from scratch. No net gain, either way – though I DID spend less time rooting around in the ATC directory tree, so I suppose that’s a win.

The last panel is basically a new version of the original… which itself was a massive upgrade of The Worst Page Of All Time (see below). I’m actually writing the blurb before I do the CG work for that shot – it’s ready for setup, but I figured I’d flesh out the entries for the last couple of pages I’ve upgraded before digging further into this one, as it involves getting the earth properly set and lit – a position it’s going to stay in for the remainder of the scene. Better to get it right the first time and roll with it, than to bang it out now and realize it needs to be redone later.


Mastering notes, 2016.12.06 – Fixed a typo.

Cast

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