The car is here. We have a 2005 Mazda MX5 Miata and it's sitting in our studio in Budapest.
It came from Germany. It's absolutely perfect for our needs. Thanks Mazda!
The next step is for us to create a detailed 3D model of the car so that we can include cutaways in
the video series that show the insides of the car working. So far I've been unable to find someone
with 3D modeling skills to help on this so at the moment I am modeling the car myself. I started yesterday
and I've just finished the wheel. Next I will tackle the bodywork.
Meanwhile, the studio build continues. The floor slopes and so we need to pour a concrete base before
a two-post lift can be installed. Hopefully we can find a concrete contractor this week and get it done.
I've had quite a few questions from people about why I chose to use an MX5 Miata for the video series. Was it sponsored? Am I an expert with them? Because I love them? The answer is... it just seemed the best choice at the time. Now, with hindsight, I realise it was the best possible choice in the world. Here's the story...
We've been filming and releasing videos every week since getting into the new studio. The course now has 9.5 hours of pro-quality video, fully subtitled and I'm really proud of what we're producing! We're using CGI anywhere it helps understanding, and the general quality and feel of the videos is at an all-time high.
We finished the first episode in the new studio and to celebrate I've put it up on YouTube so you can (hopefully) learn something new and also see the massive improvement in quality that we've made. Also.... shiny new CGI is working!