I decided yesterday to build myself a new animation demo reel.  The last one I had was about seven years ago, so it’s way out of date, even if I could find where I archived it.  The software I have now is head and shoulders above what I was capable of doing back then.  I have all of these scenes built for my comic work, rendering static images, and it doesn’t take a whole lot to set things in motion.  Most of the day, my machine is off, not doing anything, so I might as well put it to use.  I just hope I don’t run out of drive space!

The image above is a screen shot of the first 30-second clip rendering in Carrara 7 Pro. It’s got about 4 hours to go. I’m doing this one at 1280×720 pixels, so it should look pretty sharp!