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  Re: My comments on the video - read after viewing  
From: Stephen
Date: 27 Apr 2017 16:00:46
Message: <59024dee@news.povray.org>
On 4/27/2017 7:23 PM, dick balaska wrote:
> Am 2017-04-27 05:10, also sprach Stephen:
>> On 4/26/2017 9:59 PM, dick balaska wrote:
>>> Tim Nikias: "Wall-E just about ruined my motivation to work on a short
>>> with a single, lonely robot..."
>>> Finding Nemo really dampened my enthusiasm for getting into the
>>> fishtank. Specifically, the scene where the whale stands up and the
>>> water cascades down his tongue. "The math is strong with that one."
>> I have only seen clips of either of them.
>> I did not expect you to use his macros.
> I will certainly check it out.

IIRC it is just a 2D matrix that works out the current position of a 
point from the previous state of the points around it. A bit like the 
game of life.

> I thought it was interesting that Pixar
> has the same effect on him as it does on me.
> I have to tell myself, "I
> am one guy. At the end of a Pixar movie, there are thousands credited to
> the project. I fill all of those roles myself (except Production
> Babies), so I'm not doing too bad".

I think we all are in the same boat. (Listening to sea shanties, for 
some reason.)

>> I did not hear that part*. I tend to switch off the audio when I am
>> watching animations.
> You must have wondered why I was wasting 2:02 on the opening credits,
> before anything happens. :)

Not really. I am quite accepting. I thought you were showing off your 

>> I find it too distracting. Music adds to the
>> overall experience. So to appreciate the actual animation I watch it in
>> silence.
>> And that explains the incrementing numbers.
> One interesting thing, musicians count 1-2-3-4 and for POV-Ray, the
> beats are 0-1-2-3. This kills me. I have a macro that gives me clock
> from a measure/beat number:
> #declare LookToKitchenMoveStart    = Measure(210,2);
> and I am constantly thinking '3' is the middle of a measure.  I shall
> never get used to this.

I know what you mean. It annoys the...

>  > Then I realised that you are fitting the animation to the
>  > music not the other way round.
> The incrementing numbers line up to my storyboard:

> Eigth Verse (Eb Major) 04:13 Walk in haus


There are some thins that stick forever. Ye ken. ;)

Me, I use a s/sheet with frame numbers. But I like cyclic animations. 
Easy peasy.

>  > It really is a showcase of your work. I like lots of your effects.
> Thanks, bigly.

Deep Joy. ;)



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