After a month and a half hiatus, we have returned. Work, college, and family related issue took us from being able to make comics for a while. We apologize to all our followers for having to take that hiatus but we didn’t have a choice. We decided to return to 3d models. In the future the models will look more cartoony. For the last year for school I have been making models with Cinema 4d and Maya. It is far superior then Daz 3d. I plan on making simpler models in Blender and avoiding DAZ products like the plague. We still have some story comics in the future we plan on finishing. We will upload them when they are finished.
This is my first attempt a lip-syncing a character to the dialog by manually keyframing and tweening. It took a couple hours to match the vocals to the mouth movement. The voice is from a sample from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
The new 3d model of Alex . Still a WIP, but good enough to start doing tests and comics with. He is closer to the original design I did over a year ago http://maugryph.com/2013/02/18/dean-the-dragon-finished-3d-model-scene-lighting-and-animation-test/. I returned his skin color to a yellowish orange, and added the red fills that I was to lazy to do with the last model. I shortened his snout to make his expressions easier to read. I did a short talking animation test. I will upload that shortly. Cruz is also ready, I will upload screenshots of the new model as well.