"What if you don't get funding?"
I have been asked at least more than once "What if you don't get funding?" So, I going to provide an answer to that question: It will simply take longer to finish Total Rendition. That's all there is to it.
Perhaps the quality may not be as good as I was aiming for either although that can be improved over time as well.
It is likely I will first finish the programming, then I will do environment design by myself. I will scrape together all the (placeholder) assets I need from the Epic Games store, perhaps with the help from an odd collaborator or two. Overall it will take much, much longer to finish Total Rendition.
Never mind, the world needs Total Rendition! So, it must really suck to be you if you have a problem with that.