||Wrapping up and working out problems
Posted on August 21st, 2012
|The main goal of the day was to get the section for tutorials for beginners cleaned up and ready. It took some time, but it's all tidied up and good to go now!
During the late evening I poked at the models for the other tumblr project, and while that made some headway I abruptly realized something was out of place. Simply put, the setting is a day nursery; aka a playroom. Things found there would be targeted at children under three years old and this was also to be a plot point at times.
Here's the catch: the main cast are wooden toys in the playroom. I was planning on giving them simple joints and so on, but it occurred to me that might actually be inappropriate. So I did some searching online to look at real toys for young children and see what I could find. In a nutshell, I can find jointed wooden toys and toys for very young children, but not jointed wooden toys for very young children. It seems that the joints preset a hazard for very young kids, and thus no toys in the nursery should have them, including the main cast.
Additionally, I rewatched Baby Cakes on Netflix and confirmed that nurseries in Equestria have NO toys with joints.
I'm still going to make it so that the models can move their heads and tails around; as for moving their legs I dunno yet. It really depends on if I can make them move without making the seams very evident.
For the link of the day have a horse singing in Spanish.