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Couldn't sleep...
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March 25, 2010, 12:24:56 PM
...so messed around with a Newton's Cradle. Set your player to repeat, will have you fasto in no tim......

***Edit: I've added another video (10 post down) that I think is better than this one ***
« Last Edit: March 28, 2010, 05:43:36 PM by Julian Thomas »

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Julian

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March 25, 2010, 01:07:20 PM
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...so messed around with a Newton's Cradle. Set your player to repeat, will have you fasto in no tim......

The still image looks great. Have not downloaded the vid yet. One of thes day I am gonna build me one of these. I hade one, very cheaply made & it would not work for too long of a period. Being a machinist I plan on building one that will run forever. :-)
Nicely done.

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March 26, 2010, 12:24:24 PM
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Thanks KM, must admit your avatar was partially the reason for doing it

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March 26, 2010, 12:30:26 PM
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Great job on the cradle, Julian.

Very hypnotic to watch for any great length of time :-)


* March 26, 2010, 02:23:59 PM
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That's very nice Julian.

I like the moody lighting with all reflective surfaces.

Paul.

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March 26, 2010, 05:57:28 PM
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Thanks KM, must admit your avatar was partially the reason for doing it

I think I will have to go & dig it back up. It is an old v7Pro model. Like I said, old. I finaqlly looked at the video & it looks great. Hell I think you have now inspired me. :-)

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March 27, 2010, 10:43:29 PM
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Great animation and image Julian! I really enjoyed the movie.

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March 28, 2010, 11:40:34 AM
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Excellent work Julian.

Could I suggest, if you haven't already tried, re-animating using the Keyframes editor?

It can add a subtle "weight" to moving artifacts and an enhanced, more realistic, motion.

Regards Tim

 

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March 28, 2010, 12:07:21 PM
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First off, Tim, thanks for the compliments

... if you haven't already tried, re-animating using the Keyframes editor?
Yup, it's already got +/- acceleration, though the video may seem a little jumpy due to video format conversion & frame rate changes (in order to compress for posting here)

Don, Brad & Paul - I really appreciate your kind comments, thanks

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Julian

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March 28, 2010, 12:24:16 PM
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Excellent work Julian.

Could I suggest, if you haven't already tried, re-animating using the Keyframes editor?

It can add a subtle "weight" to moving artifacts and an enhanced, more realistic, motion.

Regards Tim

 

I was just commenting in the Gallery on my animation that I need to do just this. Thanks for the find. BTW I just installed AniLab this morning & that was my first attempt.

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March 28, 2010, 04:18:46 PM
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An update, I've added some more movement to the middle balls to improve realism and changed FPS (in my video convertor) to enhance smoothness.

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March 28, 2010, 06:05:46 PM
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An update, I've added some more movement to the middle balls to improve realism and changed FPS (in my video convertor) to enhance smoothness.
Those additions do look good, but the reality is that is what keeps one from running to infinity. The energy transfered one each hit theorically should be exactly the same & it should never stop. What stops them is any seperation between the walls buffering the impact. Like I said in an earlier post that I will build me one absolutely precision. No matter how precise it will be it will never be perfect. The one I recieved as a gift just would never run more than a few minutes, & that just irritated me. :-)

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March 28, 2010, 07:22:18 PM
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...running to infinity. The energy transfered one each hit theorically should be exactly the same & it should never stop

Too much energy loss elsewhere (sound, air resistance, etc), you'll only get close to perpetual motion in space (if you can figure out a way to keep your balls hitting each other!)

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