Change of plan.
Given the pretty tight deadline, we've deceided no to do an animation, but to render out a number of still images from different perspectives and simply put up a gallery.
The whole thing must be online by monday, just in time for the start of some trade show (until last night I didn't now that the schedule was THAT tight...).
Luckily, I don't need to go into any great details.
Source material is more of a problem - just a few AutoCad files, and a few photos of a rather rudimentary prototype.
BTW: the object in question is some kind of portable, or rather driveable, party tent.
At the center is a trailer with bar and apsis.
A large tent can be unfolded to both sides of the trailer in no time.
I basically just need to block out the shapes from the AutoCAD files and add some major details and textures/shaders, so the viewer will get an idea of the whole thing.
As I said: there exists only a very rudimentary prototype - largely made of wood and plastic...
Another question that's bugging me: how much can I charge for this kind of job...?
When I first told them of the costs involved in purchasing/licensing the Viewpoint Technology stuff, they didn't even flinch.
Ok. Once again: quick and hard answers, please!
Subdivide and conquer!
Free your mind, and your ass will follow!