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Posted on 06/09/23 9:24:52 PM
michael sinclair
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Excellent Gordon




Posted on 07/09/23 01:04:38 AM
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http://vimeo.com/861841370



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Posted on 07/09/23 01:50:11 AM
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Nicely done Michael...!

Anna - That gets a Wow, just Wow!!

Posted on 07/09/23 02:14:04 AM
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Anna - that gets a wow from me too. Wow!


Posted on 07/09/23 02:29:49 AM
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Loyd wrote
...Well, my old computer finally failed... had to get a new one with Windows 11. None of my old gif animation software will run on it. So animations are going to be very limited for the future... the more complicated animations are 'no more'. Oh well, time marches on...

That really is tough Loyd. It's a lot of work setting up a new system. Win10 works fairly well for me. Microsoft keeps plugging a free upgrade to Win11 but I think "Rather the devil you know than the devil you don't"
You are just going to have to bite the bullet. May the gods be with you.


Posted on 07/09/23 03:28:13 AM
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Posted on 07/09/23 10:50:42 AM
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Anna I'm going to risk a question here.

Is this an animated clip you have found and adapted? In which case it is impeccably done.

Is this entirely your own animation? In which case it is just stunning! Probably the best I have ever seen from you.



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Posted on 07/09/23 12:03:47 PM
michael sinclair
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Anna, the difference between you and me is that I'm an amateur while you're a professional--need I say more.

Posted on 07/09/23 5:49:19 PM
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Mariner wrote:

That really is tough Loyd. It's a lot of work setting up a new system. Win10 works fairly well for me. Microsoft keeps plugging a free upgrade to Win11 but I think "Rather the devil you know than the devil you don't"
You are just going to have to bite the bullet. May the gods be with you.



Biting the bullet is all I can do for now... I found an animator program on the internet and decided to give it a try, but my antivirus/malware provider denied the download with a statement to the effect that it was malicious software. Is it is, or is it ain't...? Who do you trust...?



Posted on 07/09/23 10:18:17 PM
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Anna
Very nicely done. Mixamo?

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Posted on 08/09/23 02:54:34 AM
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Thank you all for your comments. I have access to Videoblocks and I found the bear clip on there, already animated. I just changed the colour and added a glow.

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Posted on 08/09/23 08:19:58 AM
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First to animate the bear this week was Frank, with a clearly AI-generated bear. The light rays work really well here, and thatís a good cast of onlookers. I like the lighting on the two at the front especially.

A wireframe bear from DavidMac, in glowing green lighting. The best thing here is the way the children interact with the table, really bringing it to life: I canít imagine how you found such appropriate poses. I enjoyed the Robot Showtime version, but you lose points for the Fred Asbaire pun. Glad youíre finding those photos of people from behind useful!

A 3D bear from dwindt, hovering above the table in a column of light. Darkening the room around it would have helped focus attention on the hologram, but itís a good projection.

A dancing bear from lwc, with added swinging spotlights. Not enough to draw a crowd of onlookers, then? Sorry to hear about your computer problems. If youíre back to making GIFs in Photoshop, you might want to check out my latest YouTube video.

I like GKB's toy bear, encapsulated in its plume of light. A superb animated version, showing it to be a Star Trek-style transporter, with a great soundtrack. Beam me up, Scotsman.

Excellent work from michael sinclair, with a pair of dancing bears. I see youíve been at the Puppet Warp, and to great effect: really good movement, and a good choice of subjects. And itís even bang on topic! Good stuff.

A projection from tooquilos, with added bears in the background. I like how Ursa Major is represented in a couple of places, although to be pedantic it should really only face one way. Great lighting, but that square frame needs its edges feathering. The animated version is glorious, with its several La Rochelle locations. Fantastic bear movement, a great soundtrack. Splendid!

A complete rebuild from Mariner, with a marble table and some very cute teddy bears. There are unanswered questions here: why are the walls such a drab grey? What sort of room opens directly onto a cornfield, with no path outside and no door? Your imagination is a curious place, Michael.

Posted on 08/09/23 09:09:24 AM
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Thanks, Steve. Yes, my imagination is a very curious place. Sometimes a bit too curious.


Posted on 08/09/23 09:13:43 AM
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Thank you Steve. Good fun work everyone

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Posted on 08/09/23 09:32:34 AM
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Thanks Steve. This one was fun.

Finding the kids was a challenge but I was surprised at what you can find with a little ingenuity. I didn't have to warp or reposition anything.



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Posted on 08/09/23 10:19:34 AM
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Mariner wrote:
Thanks, Steve. Yes, my imagination is a very curious place. Sometimes a bit too curious.



Ö but I like that kind of imagination; it leads us down all sorts of paths to wonderful images. Spike Milliganís imagination has led me to lots of surreal places.

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Posted on 08/09/23 11:37:28 AM
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Thanks Steve...! Not sure what I'm going to do now... still researching the software issue.

Posted on 08/09/23 1:00:51 PM
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Thank you Steve. I felt lazy doing that quickie but that's all the spare time I had.
Well done all.

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Posted on 09/09/23 07:29:39 AM
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Thank you Steve,

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