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Oh, ho!

I have had a couple of fairly amusing ideas.
I just need to learn some more Photoshop...

I've subscribed to icon_help and icon_tutorial.
Any other suggestions for where I can get more info on making animated GIFs?
Photoshop doesn't seem to do the trick in this case.

In other news: I, Robot opens tomorrow.
Does this movie have anything to do with the book?

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Banazir

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zengeneral
Jul. 16th, 2004 10:05 pm (UTC)
Does this movie have anything to do with the book?
HBO First look said they constructed the movie on the common universe put forth by the short stories.

banazir
Jul. 16th, 2004 11:04 pm (UTC)
"The common universe"?
... you mean the one where there are roboticists named Susan Calvin and, um, robots?

Yeah, that's rather a broad span of possible worlds...

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Banazir
zengeneral
Jul. 16th, 2004 11:43 pm (UTC)
Re: "The common universe"?
basically, HBO First Look made a big deal about preservation issues from the stories...

It looks cool, and that in a way is worth watching it (at matinee price, or theatre skipping from a better movie)...

banazir
Jul. 17th, 2004 12:44 am (UTC)
Re: "The common universe"?
basically, HBO First Look made a big deal about preservation issues from the stories...
OK, since a lot of us don't get HBO - please enlighten us?

It looks cool, and that in a way is worth watching it (at matinee price, or theatre skipping from a better movie)...
Sure.
Am going light on the brain candy (outside of recreational reading) for now.

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Banazir
zengeneral
Jul. 17th, 2004 01:46 pm (UTC)
Re: "The common universe"?
OK, since a lot of us don't get HBO - please enlighten us?
They "made a big deal", and that is all.. Not very revealing, it does have Alan Tudyk (The pilot from Firefly) doing the primary robot's expression n'stuff with same tech used for LOTR.
banazir
Jul. 17th, 2004 02:47 pm (UTC)
Re: "The common universe"?
They "made a big deal", and that is all.. Not very revealing, it does have Alan Tudyk (The pilot from Firefly)
Heh. Keep your eyes on this blog for a product of the warped mind of yours truly...

doing the primary robot's expression n'stuff with same tech used for LOTR.
You mean the motion capture (esp. facial motion) used for Smeagol?

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Banazir
erebrandir
Jul. 16th, 2004 10:39 pm (UTC)
I've been meaning to read I, Robot for years. Now that I'm finally ready to get around to it, the only copy anybody is selling is the new edition with Will Smith on the cover. Poo. I just bid on an older copy on eBay. :-p
banazir
Jul. 16th, 2004 11:06 pm (UTC)
Robots and the Wild Wild West
I've been meaning to read I, Robot for years. Now that I'm finally ready to get around to it, the only copy anybody is selling is the new edition with Will Smith on the cover. Poo. I just bid on an older copy on eBay. :-p
Will Smith is a fine action hero, and has done some good work, but AFAIK his character doesn't even exist in the book.

This is rather like The Lord of The Rings with Sauron riding around on an 80-foot mechatronic Shelob that spits fire.

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Banazir
erebrandir
Jul. 17th, 2004 12:39 am (UTC)
Re: Robots and the Wild Wild West
I just don't like books that say "Now a major motion picture" and sport the movie industry's rendition of everybody's favorite characters (or even characters that don't exist). It cheapens the experience to have somebody tell you what a character is supposed to look like, and I would be embarrassed to have such a book in my collection, lest somebody think I only read it because of the movie.
banazir
Jul. 17th, 2004 02:31 am (UTC)
Re: Robots and the Wild Wild West
I just don't like books that say "Now a major motion picture" and sport the movie industry's rendition of everybody's favorite characters (or even characters that don't exist).
Normally, I don't, but a few casting directors' renditions of characters I don't mind (LoTR: Sam and Legolas by looks; Gandalf by mannerism; Arthurian: haven't once seen a "perfect" Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, etc. yet; Robin Hood: diito; HP: haven't read it or seen a film yet).

In some "film first" or "TV first" genres such as Star Wars and Star Trek, the actors are the "canonical" look and I take them as such. I accept the casting directors' conception, never formulating another image in my mind (especially not after the cover illustrations).

It cheapens the experience to have somebody tell you what a character is supposed to look like, and I would be embarrassed to have such a book in my collection, lest somebody think I only read it because of the movie.
I hear you, but I'd go with the Feynman answer here.

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Banazir
chandra
Jul. 16th, 2004 10:47 pm (UTC)

Paint Shop Pro 8 comes with Animation Shop 3. That's what I use.
banazir
Jul. 16th, 2004 11:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
I'll check it out.

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Banazir
zaimoni
Jul. 17th, 2004 08:48 am (UTC)
Animated GIF
Two programs come to mind:
  • From the Free World: UnFREEz
  • If you have already soaked the $$$ for Macromedia Fireworks and Flash (like I have), you have some interesting options.
banazir
Jul. 17th, 2004 02:37 pm (UTC)
Unfreez and Macromedia Studio MX / MX 2004
From the Free World: UnFREEz
Thanks!

If you have already soaked the $$$ for Macromedia Fireworks and Flash (like I have), you have some interesting options.
A colleague bought the whole suite and gave it to me when he was done.
I dknot know how to use Fireworks MX and Flash MX, though, and they crash my computer.
How do you like MX Studio 2004?

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Banazir
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