20141221, 13:48 – The Hemera edit. Reassembled and desaturated. Fiddled with the type a bit; matched the greyscale boxes to their appearance in Dead City Radio and changed “RECEIVED” to “SCHEDULED CONTACT,” which flows better with “NO CONTACT” in my opinion.

Second Edition Metadata

Shortest. Cameo. Ever.

A lesser eternity of modeling, texturing, animation (yeah, the centrifuge spins), and… two pages of medium long shots. For The Dualist, anyway – the ship lasts a bit longer in DCR.

Still, lots of work. Lots of work that’s emblematic of why production on TV and DCR has ground to a complete halt – weeks and weeks of CG for bits and pieces of short scenes…. the environments pay for themselves in terms of overall time saved, but the ships? Sometimes I wonder.

On the upside, I’ve learned enough over the years to have steered clear of modeling this one down to the rivets. :)

Oh, and an HRV is a Holt Rischmann Variance… or an AEI fluctuation, if you want to go oldschool.

Mastering notes, 2016.12.07 – HRV adjustments made in Dead City Radio have been applied here. No impact on plot, just a minor continuity adjustment.

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