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Wednesday, 21 October 2020

SOMETHING I HAPPENED ON.

 I was playing about yesterday afternoon trying to animate lights up the fir tree.  I can do it the old fashioned way but wanted to use nodes. Whilst looking for a neater solution I came across this by a magician. 3DSINGHVFX. I have worked my way through a few of his offerings and though they are daunting they do work. Nothing to do with popping flashing lights on a wobbly tapered helix but it just grabbed my attention. Wish it hadn't. I barely got an hours kip last night and still don't understand it enough to replicate it. I hope I don't lose a hard drive it will make the Biden's paedophilia pale into insignificance, all my weird stuff like little curls unfolding round text and clouds floating up trees is very strange but I hope not criminal. To think that not so long ago I was content with a crossword.

Here's what grabbed my attention.

Doesn't look very complex. No problem to a numpty I thought. It is a minefield that I still haven't sussed. I have, after a few hours got it to write my name.

A few more hours and I'll be able to fade the little curly whirlies in at the beginning without cheating and pop bigger torus knots (Curly Whirlies for normal folk) on the letters with long straight bits. I quite like this effect so may try and give it a bit of a seeing to. I guess that proper VFX folk would do the letters one at a time. They employ dozens of folk to do boring jobs. I hate boring. I like editing video but only the mechanics of it. Once I have learnt how it's done I lose interest. I suspect I'm more director than camera man. Know a bit about stuff order folk about then give Uma Thurman one and die happy. I would have killed bill for a chance to help her across the road.

This morning I went to see the horses, the road is shut as it is being planed off and resurfaced. I wiggled my way through the trucks, planers and diggers and sent the owners down to tell the truck drivers to dump the planeings in the car park. Load after load and for a fiver a tonne. Mouse an eight hand horse with not a nasty bone in his body thought an eight legger wagon tipping hot planeings fascinating. Couldn't get close enough, If some plonker leaves a biscuit wrapper on his route he takes off like a rocket and leaves me needing the non existent medical care. Horses take some fathoming, worse than node programming but they are but are far easier to work out than politicians. 

We've had Lockdown, Circuit Breaker, Fire Breaker. Time to have a few Neck Breakers pour encourager les autres. The NHS have had long enough. Obviously totally unfit for purpose.





6 comments:

  1. I wasn't going to leave a message because I can't begin to understand what your and Mr Singh find so fascinating, and your political situation is also beyond my understanding. I shouldn't oblige Mr Anonymous above with my outrage but honestly, I can't believe anyone could be so nasty. All your naughty words put together aren't enough.

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    1. Pauline, folk posting anonymously get deleted.

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  2. one day you will be the best of the best !

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    1. Marty, there is little chance of that. I just enjoy playing with these programmes.

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  3. A very effective effect. I had to watch it several times to see how each letter was drawn.

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    1. John, it's easy enough to make it run slower, this is set to run 72 frames plus the static bit. When I've worked out how to increase the diameter of the curly whirly bits I'll render another one.

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