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Category: Dev Blog

15 Jun

Dev Blog #6 — The Week That Wasn’t

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Enjoy this stock photo

We were supposed to record a podcast last weekend. Thursday night I noticed my throat getting scratchy. By Friday it was an intense ball of pain, and by Saturday a fairly high fever and total loss … Read the rest

8 Jun

Dev Blog #5 — Slow Week

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Research…

Sometimes you’re just not feelin’ it. That was the bulk of this week. Sat down on Monday to finish off some fairly simple animation and it just wasn’t flowing. I still got through it and it ended up fine … Read the rest

1 Jun

Dev Blog #4 — Punching Through Custard

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May… are you okay?

This week has been all about lip-sync. Let’s talk about lip-sync.

In cutout-style animation like O:P, most of the actual animation is done via motion tweening — limb joints, body bends, walking, etc, are keyframed. The … Read the rest

25 May

Dev Blog #3 – Short Week

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This screenshot contains no spoilers

This past Monday was a long weekend in Canada, so I took it mostly off. Still did a bit of After Effects work that the final shot in the previous scene needed, but this week … Read the rest

18 May

Dev Blog #2 — aaaand scene

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We’re judging you

Week 3: All front-facing puppets are done for the main cast and work has started on the next scene.

When starting a new scene there’s always a period of slowdown since it usually involves new assets — … Read the rest

11 May

Dev Blog #1: Turnaround

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Working on Wayne’s mouth positions for front view

The end of week 1 of working on O:P full time is here. It is my hope to do these blogs every Friday, hence the new numbering scheme.

In animation circles, one … Read the rest

4 May

O:P Dev Blog: A Long Awaited Update

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If you listened to Ep 57 of The PUGCast, you know there’s been a fairly substantial change here at Operation: P.U.G.

Editing Ep 2 with cameo by Jimmy The Cat’s butt

Owing to various personal circumstances, I’ve found myself … Read the rest

10 Oct

Wee update and personal note

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Hi y’all.

You may have noticed it’s been kinda quiet on the O:P front lately. No real reason, just real-life constantly getting in the way of fun stuff, but I wanted to chime in.

As always O:P is a labour … Read the rest

10 Apr

The Joker reads Macbeth

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Voice acting warmup.… Read the rest

3 Feb

Show Notes: The Development of May (long-form article)

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May V 1

Right from very first concepts of the show, it was important to us that Operation: P.U.G. have a diverse cast of characters. The number of cast members of the “main party” changed over time — The early concept, refined over … Read the rest

25 Dec

A personal note from Kevin

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Over two years ago, some friends and I were playing Diablo 3. As was our custom, we were making jokes and cracking wise about the things happening in the game. One day someone made a quip that “These jokes are … Read the rest

25 Dec

Operation: P.U.G. Episode 1

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A shadowy government agency. A determined young woman. A… video game? It all begins here, with the pilot episode of Operation: P.U.G..

Several years ago we got the wacky idea to make a cartoon, despite never having made one before. … Read the rest