The Terrible Goddess

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Still working on this one.

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God-Mother

God-Mother from Nina Paley on Vimeo.

Here it is, the intro/prologue to Seder-Masochism. Uploaded at 1080p instead of 4K because I’m sure I’ll fuss with it still.

It is by far the slowest-paced thing I’ve ever animated. Be patient. Best at full screen.

Animated in Moho Pro.

Stills:

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More horse gifs

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I spent all day grappling with a bug in Moho. It was distorting shapes on duplicate layers, making it impossible for me to do my work. Hours and hours spent banging my head into a wall. I submitted a bug report and the corrupted files and…the techs could’t see the distortions. And in fact, when I re-opened my files, the distortions were gone, even though they were absolutely there before. I made new files and the same distortions occurred. But when I quit Moho and reopened the very same files – that were absolutely distorted and not just in the work area, but on renders too – the distortions were gone. So I finally have my workaround, and it only took a day of agony and despair.

Now I can duplicate layers again, so here are some horse gifs.

Men

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Goddess Tree

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Stouter, better:

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Snake Seed Sprout

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Snake Plants

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Splash

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Stylized splash made in Moho.

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Goddess of the Fishes

School O’ Fish

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Swimming Goddess

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Moho Pro drives me crazy sometimes, but things like the above are easy as pie. Easier than pie, even.

Herds


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Deer

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What I’m learning in Moho Pro: Target Bones are more trouble than they’re worth. No target bones on this deer, less automation and more control.

Cave Bear

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More Moho Pro.

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Prehistoric Rhinoceros

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Bone rigging and animating in Moho Pro. I’m still new to these techniques and I have some bugs to work out. See Victor Paredes’s excellent tutorial on rigging and animating quadrupeds here.