[Sidefx-houdini-list] Siggraph 2008

Michael K O'Brien mobrien at pixar.com
Fri Aug 15 17:27:15 EDT 2008


Hola~

If you are at Disneyland (err, California Adventure), there is a large scale
zoetrope in the animation building. They start it spinning with the lights
on, start the strobbing at the wrong speed, catch up to the correct speed,
and then slow it down again. It's cool to see.

MO

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Michael K O'Brien
mobrien at pixar.com
Pixar

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: sidefx-houdini-list-bounces at sidefx.com [mailto:sidefx-houdini-list-
> bounces at sidefx.com] On Behalf Of Lucio Flores
> Sent: Friday, August 15, 2008 2:23 PM
> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Siggraph 2008
> 
> 
> My fave, in emerging technologies, (or what was left of it).
> 
> they took a looped maya render, took the geometry, then transferred the
> geometry to a 3D printer that printed each frame onto a round platter that
> spun. So they spun this platter, then shot it with a video camera with a
> shutter speed of 1/24, so that the strobing was enough to hold out the
> orignal animation perfectly, so when you looked at the resulting readling
> video feed, it looked like grainy stopmotion video of something that
> begain as a 3d virtual maya render.
> 
> Very cool, inventive, and relatively cheap.
> 
> 
> --- On Fri, 8/15/08, Antoine Durr <antoine at floqfx.com> wrote:
> 
> Actually, best-of-show was in the art show -- the snail-mail.  Yes, a
> real live, actual snail with a bit of electronics glued to its
> shell.  You beam an email message to the electronics, and when the
> snail perchance happens near the receiving antenna in its terrarium,
> the message gets uploaded.
> 
> -- Antoine
> 
> On Aug 15, 2008, at 9:11 AM, Michael Goldfarb wrote:
> 
> > not sure what happened there...
> >
> > lets try this again
> >
> > bottom of the page
> > http://www.fxguide.com/article493.html
> >
> > Gene Dreitser wrote:
> >
> >> Are you speechless Michael?  ;)
> >>
> >> G
> >> ----- Original Message ----
> >>
> >> From: Michael Goldfarb <goldfarb at coredp.com>
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> >> Sent: Friday, August 15, 2008 12:06:46 PM
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