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27 Mar 2023 07:31:51 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Would a cyclic animation just tick folks off?  
From: John VanSickle
Date: 15 Jul 2004 19:33:36
Message: <40f71450$1@news.povray.org>
Greg M. Johnson wrote:

> I made an anim where the whole point is to display a "dance cycle". I'm
> considering submitting an anim that is just this cycle and having a VIEWING
> RECOMMENDATION of watching with repeat.
> I also made a beginning and an ending where the characters walk up to the
> "dance line". It gives it more of a "story", but it de-emphasizes the walk
> cycle such that I'd have to repeat it once or twice to enable the veiwer to
> appeciate the effort put into the dance cycle-- the only thing with effort
> poured into it.

I've done them, and so have others.  Some have placed, and others have
gotten honorables.

It doesn't matter if it's cyclical, especially if you're good at hiding
the fact that it's cyclical.  The robots playing ping-pong back in the
"Games" round (Oct 1998, IIRC) did this very well.


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