The company I startred a while back

YouTube Werewolf

Thursday, November 30, 2006 by darco

HeLooksHungry It looks like the werewolf animation that we created at Voria Studios has been somewhat popular on YouTube, even apparently inspiring someone to make a video response. This makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Comic Con

Friday, July 14, 2006 by darco

comic-con I'll be attending Comic Con this year! The last time I was at Comic Con I was an exhibitor, so it may be a little depressing this time around. If you will be attending ComicCon this year and want to show your moral support by buying me a drink (or just saying hello), feel free to drop me a line. Sophia and I will be there Friday and Saturday, in sunny San Diego.

Read the rest of this entry »

Making the Voria Logo

Thursday, December 22, 2005 by darco

voria_logoAs many of you may know, sometime around 2002 I began work on starting my own company. In January of 2004, that dream was realized as Voria Studios. That company has come and gone, but the logo that I made for that company lives on in Synfig. So where did this logo come from? Well, it's an interesting story. And like most stories, the best place to start is...at the beginning.

Read the rest of this entry »

Synfig Developer Preview

Tuesday, November 1, 2005 by darco

Ok everyone, the day has come. It's time to release the Synfig source code to the world.

Read the rest of this entry »


Monday, June 20, 2005 by darco

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Today has been a good day

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Read the rest of this entry »

A new direction

Sunday, May 22, 2005 by darco

I have recently determined that it is unrealistic to for me to continue working on developing Synfig alone out of my apartment. Not only is the work simply not getting done, I am also enduring a large amount of emotional and mental stress in the process. My quality of life has plummeted over the past few months. Life is just too short to waste on such things—so I'm moving on.

There are a handful of questions that I imagine everyone reading has. What am I going to do for a living? What is going to happen to Synfig? Will I ever start an animation studio again? Most importantly, what went wrong?

Read the rest of this entry »

Voria Studios Closing Letter

Monday, December 13, 2004 by darco

This is a copy of the closing letter for my former company, Voria Studios. I'm making it available here on my blog because voria.com is no longer accessable.

December 13th, 2004

I must regretfully announce that as of December 10th, 2004, our financial situation has forced us to cease full-time operations of the animation studio. We are currently in the process of taking care of any loose ends and figuring out what to do next.

While starting and operating my own animation studio has been my dream for years now, it was never my intention or desire to develop the cornerstone software of the company while handling all of the aspects of efficiently marketing and running that company. My inexperience with the latter has led to the current situation.

While we were a company without customers, we are not a company without a product—and our product is quite powerful. It is my intention to put forth my best efforts to further develop and eventually market the proprietary 2D animation software that we have developed. I refuse to just let this software evaporate into oblivion.

This has been, and I'm sure it will continue to be, an extraordinary learning experience for myself and everyone involved. I truly appreciate the support and encouragement that we have received over the past year.

In closing, I just want to mention that while we have stopped full-time operations, that the dream of the studio lives on. Who knows what could happen in the next five or ten years?

I know what I'll be working on.

Robert B. Quattlebaum Jr.
Founder/Senior Software Engineer
Voria Studios, LLC