Happy holidays everybody!
Now that we're getting closer to the end of the year, I wanted to write a little bit about the future of "Sokodas weekly builds".
Initially I planned this project to go on for all of 2019, but I had so much fun and I have a lot more ideas, I want to continue in 2020!
I'm still not sure if I'll be able to do it, 2020 looks like it's going to be a very busy year, but I will try!
There will be a couple of changes for SWB 2020:
I'll switch my building- and render-program from LDD (and LDD to PoV-Ray) to bricklinks Stud.io.
This allows me to render much faster, and put decals on pieces I couldn't before.
There are some disadvantages like some pieces missing, but I hope this will improve the builds and renders as well as my process overall.
This also means I won't link the LDD files anymore, but the Stud.io-files (.io).
I also plan to change the way I do my backgrounds a bit, I think some of them were a bit distracting and I plan to go for a bit more simple backgrounds for 2020, you'll see what I mean when the first couple of builds are released.
As of now I think I will continue the numbering, so the first build for 2020 will be [SWB 53] and I also plan to continue in this message boards topic.
Please tell me if you think a new topic would be better and why, I'm open to making a new one if you guys would want that.
I also plan to keep uploading my builds on sundays (depending on timezones, they might be uploaded on a saturday for you)
Thank you for reading this lenghty post. I hope you will enjoy the last 2019 build next sunday and many more builds to come in 2020.
I was also thinking about doing a voting on "the best weekly builds of 2019" and let people vote here and on Twitter.
I'd love to know which ones you liked the most, so if you think that's a fun idea, just tell me which ones you liked best and I'll pick four I see a lot for the poll (I think that's the maximum for Twitter polls).