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Posted on 13/09/22 11:58:14 AM
Ben Boardman
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Re: Challenge 922: Play my piano
What is the correct protocol to reply to someone's comment. I seem to be not doing it right.

Posted on 13/09/22 1:18:15 PM
Ben Boardman
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Re: Challenge 922: Play my piano
Not an entry - my piano restore plus 5 minutes AI by Dall E2 - I thought it might make interesting discussion.



Posted on 13/09/22 3:38:34 PM
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Re: Challenge 922: Play my piano
Ben Boardman wrote:
What is the correct protocol to reply to someone's comment. I seem to be not doing it right.


Not really quite sure what you mean Ben.

We don't always respond to comments but many of us may do if we feel it to be intelligent comment or criticism and nearly all of us will respond with thanks for a compliment, as indeed you have done with Anna and I.

As far as I am concerned Ben you are behaving quite correctly.

This is a very informal forum and we all 'know' each other quite well so this may sound a bit formal but, basically, it's just a simple matter of respect and good manners.

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Posted on 13/09/22 3:39:10 PM
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Ben Boardman wrote:
What is the correct protocol to reply to someone's comment.



You have to manually delete anything within the quote that you do not want to appear in your post. Here I simply 'highlighted' the last sentence of your statement and deleted it.

Posted on 13/09/22 3:42:35 PM
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Re: Challenge 922: Play my piano
tooquilos wrote:
The cockatoo is a great touch, Loyd.


Thanks Anna, I must say that your entry is quite fun and well done.

Posted on 13/09/22 4:11:49 PM
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Re: Challenge 922: Play my piano
lwc wrote:
Ben Boardman wrote:
What is the correct protocol to reply to someone's comment.



You have to manually delete anything within the quote that you do not want to appear in your post. Here I simply 'highlighted' the last sentence of your statement and deleted it.


OH! OH! OH! Have I completely misunderstood Ben's question?

Seems so .............

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Posted on 13/09/22 8:39:05 PM
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Re: Challenge 922: Play my piano
Loyd nice animation, and Anna very inventive.

Not my best week.

... The sinkhole...

NOTE five-second pause at each end of the animation.





Posted on 13/09/22 10:18:37 PM
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"The sinkhole"... but of course...

Posted on 13/09/22 10:56:30 PM
Ben Boardman
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Thank you David & Loyd.

Posted on 14/09/22 00:19:51 AM
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This is as close as I can get to adding sound to a gif animation... you could sing along to "Tiger Rag".



Posted on 14/09/22 08:47:13 AM
Ben Boardman
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Love the animation Anna.

Posted on 15/09/22 00:06:34 AM
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Thank you, Michael, Loyd and Ben. It was a fun week.

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Posted on 15/09/22 05:08:28 AM
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Posted on 15/09/22 09:52:56 AM
michael sinclair
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Yes! Yes! Yes! That is truly brilliant Michael! I'm awarding you the Gold Star

Posted on 15/09/22 11:25:02 AM
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Thanks Michael. It was a pleasure.

Posted on 15/09/22 9:54:41 PM
Frank
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Very nice job Michael - beautiful piano and scene reconstruction - one point - shouldn't her left leg be on the other side of the left front seat leg and ahead just a bit?

Posted on 16/09/22 03:51:57 AM
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Re: Challenge 922: Play my piano
Frank wrote:
Very nice job Michael - beautiful piano and scene reconstruction - one point - shouldn't her left leg be on the other side of the left front seat leg and ahead just a bit?

Thanks Frank. Yes you are right. Here is a correction as you suggested:



Posted on 16/09/22 08:51:32 AM
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Re: Challenge 922: Play my piano
First to jump on the ivories this week was DavidMac, with a “simple” solution - but expertly achieved, with Fats Domino perched perfectly at the keys. Not to mention the new open lid and keyboard, of course. Spot on, David.

Ant Snell has resurrected Monty Python’s mouse organ in great style, the single squashed rodent on the ground giving away the true intent of the man with the mallet. Beautifully done: the wooden mouse tray adds a lot of authenticity, and the note chart on the back board fills the space neatly. Made me laugh.

It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights… and GKB has piled all the Muppets into his scene, complete with Waldorf and Statler behind the bar. Glorious.

Not only a singing cockatoo from lwc, but a remarkably ornate player piano to go with it. Those are elements from a real art deco masterpiece, and I like the way you’ve subtly animated them - the flashing lights in the top section, and above all the scrolling punch paper underneath. I like the rocking women in the second entry, and the disinterested dog. That’s a seriously mutated moose in the third entry, though.

An artfully constructed band from Ben Boardman, with a group of musicians assembled in a New Orleans bar setting, and with our piano added on the right. The reconstructed keyboard, dampers and hammers work really well. And the singing dingo in the second entry is glorious - where on earth did you find that woman? She’s perfect! A great reconstructed piano, too. Knockout. And interesting to see DallE’s take on it! That AI gets scarier by the day.

A neat domestic setting from Frank, with the girl neatly perched at a reconstructed keyboard. I like the piano stool especially, and the two piano-related paintings are a good accompaniment. But look at the side of the piano facing us: that’s your cue for the perspective of the side wall:



I stared at tooquilos's piano for a while trying to work out what it was about the aquarium that was bugging me, and I realised it was the lack of a side wall. Easily fixed:



I love the outdoor setting, though, and all that greenery. The real people in the animated version add a lot of fun and drama to the scene, and that wobbling piano in the junk yard is brilliant. A great painting sequence, a really cute drill (love those cockroaches!). I want to punch the cheesy builder at the end, though, and I’m not by nature a violent man.

An extraordinary sink hole from michael sinclair, with the piano disappearing downwards with great rapidity. What would really make this work would be if the ground beneath it could change its viewpoint as it descends, but I realise this would be a mammoth task to recreate it for all those layers:



The young Brigitte Bardot in Mariner's entry perches perfectly at her keyboard, the piano entirely rebuilt and given a new coat of varnish. I like the added wine glass and microphone, and the suggestion of a crowd behind. The only thing that really jars for me is the angle of that speaker bottom right. Surely a man of your talent could have fixed it?



I absolutely agree with Frank’s suggestion re her left leg, and your fix in the second entry does the job.

Posted on 16/09/22 09:23:03 AM
Mariner
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Steve wrote
...The only thing that really jars for me is the angle of that speaker bottom right. Surely a man of your talent could have fixed it?

Of course I could, Steve, I just didn't think it really needed any more fixing. I had already done quite a bit.

Thanks for this challenge. It was a lot of fun.







Posted on 16/09/22 10:39:37 AM
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Thanks Steve, agree yours does look better changing the perspective of the side wall, however, I went with the perspective of that side wall from the original image and merely extended it - and yes it does look weird.




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