Ron has provided the layered images from the Radio Studio (thank you, Ron!), so I hope to include some initial background using this for the next demo. It will take some time to put this all together, but I think it will be worth it.
It’s nice and very helpful to hear all these creative ideas. Based on my current availability for this project (an hour or two a night at best), some of the ideas are impractical, but perhaps can be added in the (distant) future. Remember that my personal goal for this project was a fully automated flow, where I would just provide the script the the podcast number, and it would use only the:
- Original podcast mp3
- The transcripts from Sushi (with help from the YouTube captioning and additional scripts from Sushi and myself)
- Rhubarb lip-sync data (automatically created by above 2 inputs, with some scripts)
- The character spritesheets (provided by Ron, with some effort to locate appropriate images within the sheets and extract them)
- Background image (provided by Ron, also will effort to pull layered components and assemble them onto the image)
With this only this info, the script would fully automate the animation (no special case code for specific podcasts). So theoretically, if I get the script working well for a single podcast, it will then work automatically the 66 other podcasts with no changes needed.