As promised, a little video of one Edward Van Bone, now using my own voice (trying to do my best Van Sloan, honest!) in order to make his dialogue a bit more specific to Monsterpalooza. In this clip, he is welcoming museum-goers and admonishing them to keep their grubby hands to them-grubby-selves...
YEAH, I know, it's dark. But I don't have a good low-light camera. Given all my dark projects, I should probably invest in one.
If you've been paying any kind of attention, you may notice that I have re-mounted his head and neck, to have it a little hunched, a little jutting out, to add some character and feeling. His earlier straightened look was just too stiff and lifeless. When I started programming yesterday, I kept wondering why nothing was looking right, and I realized that his head was just all wrong. Too normal.
These are the kinds of terrifying lessons one has to learn in this hobby: instead of programming yesterday, I somehow found the brass cajones to take him all apart, redesign and rebuild him. So glad I did, because it thoroughly improved his look -- oddly angled, cartoonish -- and now he's just about right.
Fear faced down, problem solved for the better.
I think I may actually get this done, and shipped, and set up and -- well, I don't want to jinx it.
I even shot this in green light for the occasion. I guess the luck o' the Irish is in me t'dee.
As ye were, one an' all.