Behold the majesty of an imperfect Ned. Like I said before, I have a beautifully rendered Ned sitting on my computer, but I’m not going to show it to you yet…it will only inflate the ego of my animation team and they need to be kept down. You see, I have to maintain my reputation as “The Man” and if I selflessly encourage them, empower them, give them a hint that they could make it without me, all hell will break loose.
So the above image is a concoction of the original model they sent to me for notes, and then there are the notes I drew on the picture in Photoshop. These modelers at RedEye are so good that they turned around my notes in less than 24 hours. You’re probably not a big shot like me so you don’t know that that’s really fast for “the biz”.
Speaking of The Biz, I saw Jeff DeGrandis come out of the men’s room stall while eating the top of a muffin he tore off earlier. Now I’m a pretty casual guy, but eating while on the pot crosses a line I probably shouldn’t elaborate upon here. The offense was compounded by the fact that the muffin top was one of those dense-chocolate ones. Jeff didn’t wash his hands either, he smeared his DNA all over the door on the way out before going back to the kitchen and gouging a poppy-seed bagel. This is the kind of environment I have work in over here…at least over at Disney they have cameras in the bathroom stalls so people don’t do gross stuff behind closed doors.
Yes, I know the muffin man, and now I can’t eat the free food in the Frederator break-room.