New Progress Bar…

Finally a new progress bar appeared on dreamsofluisa.com, displaying my progress with the new story “Luisa B.”

I have often installed such a toy when i was working on new stories. It’s a nice way for the fans to see that things are going to be done.

This new bar is by far the most detailed i ever had. It features 7 categories and counts them together to get a total result. Here’s a description of the 7 categories:

1. Storyline

It’s always the first thing that’s clear. I don’t write scripts anymore, did that often in the past. Today, a rough line is enough for a start. I build the story dynamically during the whole production process. At one moment it’s clear how it will end, but there’s always space for further walks to the side.

2. Characters / Outfits

A typical pre-production job. Pimp up the models and find the perfect clothes/make up/hair styles/textures for them. Heavy, funny and expensive part.

3. Sets / Objects

Heavy task. Luisa B. will feature scenes in and around Luisa’s house. I found a nice one online, but customized it heavily. I also needed to collect numerous accessories and also created some custom 3D-Objects. Most annoying part is, when you already can see the final scene inside your head, and you want to pose and render it, but there’s still an important object missing.

4. Rendered Pic

The actual shot. Also super heavy, the main work. Posing, lighting, cameras, test renders, loading time, processing time, software crashes, fixing of little details… it’s all there. To come up with a  more or less accurate number, i count the final pages, not the single renders. Because in Luisa B. one page can hold up to three pics. I calculate with approx. 100pages/150pics.

5. Post-Production / Artwork

The final renders often go through Photoshop, i also create special versions of some pics. Artwork is what i release every now and then as teasers, posters and stuff.

6. Text

The text bar always stands lower than the rest. That’s mainly because i release my stories in two languages. That’s much work. Also, sentences and dialogues develop during the production and can be changed quite often later on.

7. MXMD / Website

Luisa B. will be presented via the MXMD. Though the software is ready, there are still features i want to add. Not to talk about the content, which needs to be hard-coded.  That sounds harder than it actually is, but it takes time. After all, the website needs to be well prepared for the new release. I like the current one-page layout of dreamsofluisa.com, but the promoted “White Angel” and “Wicked Game” episodes will be outdated soon enough. And with the new “eraXXX” way in mind, a relaunch would make sense. Not sure about it yet.

Now that we talk about all this nerdy stuff, let me add that i’ve programmed the progress bar with simple javascript for the calculations and jquery for the animations. Of course css3/html5 for the style and the whole rest :)

Thanks for reading, check out the prog bar and see it moving :)

Author: MaXsiM

Male, straight. Started game modding in 2000, made custom sex animations for The Sims 1, released the first nude skins ever for The Sims 2, came up with "Dreams of Luisa" in 2004, ran an adult forum with 10k+ members. Changed to 3D Sexvilla 2 in 2010. Finally made the move into the world of 'real' 3D-Art in 2015. Thanks for visiting my site and reading this post. Feel free to leave a comment. Become my Patron!

2 thoughts on “New Progress Bar…”

  1. Hi Max,
    I recently discovered 3d sexvilla 2 and as I have begun to try and create movies, It prompted me to search the net and now I have found your great work, which is an awesome inspiration!

    I wonder, if you can please tell me – how can I get more than 3 models into a movie picture in 3d sexvilla 2 , as you have done so in the “Christina caught in the act” story you published?
    thanks,
    Star

    1. Hi Star, thanks for your feedback and question :)

      Having more than 3 models in a scene is tricky. It’s a photo montage! Create a pose with the first 3 models and save the camera position (right click on a key in the timeline). Then, with the exact same camera position, create another pose for the additional models. Later you can cut and combine the two (or more) screenshots in your photo editor, like Photoshop or whatever.

      That’s the basic process, i hope it helps. Also check out my “Lesbenfest” stories on clublena.com, where i have 6 models in the scene. Took years to finish :D

      Unfortunately this whole thing doesn’t work for movies, not that i know.

      mxm

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