done some nifty things today even though im quite sick! managed to finalise lighting and render settings for my set, as well as get a few bugs out of my characters and starting on the actual animation of the pop-up book! i have finished the animation for the fist page just two more to go tomorrow and i can start blocking out my animation! yay! i estimate to have this animation completely finished and by Friday next week and that will leave an entire week for rendering which will definitely not be needed but planning just in case!
actually had to go get a pop-up book from the library and see how they worked which was interesting and when i put that into my animation of the book rig it just looked really odd, i have opted to go with a variation of realism/animation with my unfolding of the elements of the pop-up book.
test of page 1 pop-up: http://youtu.be/if7L76wi8QA
test renders of scene: http://imgur.com/a/owtsk