Yeah, he's pretty shameless about the sauce! I grabbed the camera from him and tried again, just running it through the motions without actually rendering, but just using the preview image; it's considerably smoother this time: Briefing room animation preview
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It's rendering again, and hopefully it won't bomb out like last time. If it does, I guess I'll just have to render it in segments and then put them together for the final piece.
And lest we forget, once upon a time, I also did a quick test for a title: Title test animation
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