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New Kinetic Sculpture trial animation
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* May 01, 2011, 05:26:34 AM
Here is my first trial of one of my kinetic sculptures, the first animation that I have made as such, and also very short. This has been a bit at a time, and not with animation lab. I have noticed that youtube and facebook don't allow repeat animations without pressing the replay button, so here is a fudged hack version as well as the proper youtube version.I will probably have to increase the length to combat the lack of a proper repeat function.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7jRZFEW_2s    normal youtube

http://www.youtube.com/v/k7jRZFEW_2s&loop=1   hack version
« Last Edit: May 01, 2011, 07:21:35 AM by Michael Geraghty »


* May 01, 2011, 05:52:25 AM
Any tips and tricks for the best format for youtube or facebook would be appreciated, as I am only at the early stages of making videos or animated media. I have to add a lot of other variations to this sculpture yet, probably a bit boring at the moment.


May 01, 2011, 07:48:37 AM
Your video's look pretty good.  You tube does have help available for creating video (format, fps, encoding, aspect ratio, etc.)

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* May 01, 2011, 08:24:04 AM
Thanks for the feedback Tom, I am new to youtube, and it is the first video that I have posted there. I think it would be nice if youtube also allowed animated gifs, and flash as formats, as it would greatly reduce the bandwidth that they are trying to save by disabling the repeat function. This particular file is made up of 9 frames at about 74k each at 640x480, and then the frames are doubled to give the up and down sequence.
A flash file would be a fraction of the 26.1 meg for one cycle as in this avi file, and 246 meg for a reasonable number of iterations as an avi file.I am looking at the best mpeg format, as this reduces the file size dramatically. I will do some reading up on the best formats to use.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2011, 08:36:06 AM by Michael Geraghty »


* May 01, 2011, 08:30:45 AM
Just found this very handy youtube link for starters.


« Last Edit: May 01, 2011, 11:32:02 AM by Michael Geraghty »


May 03, 2011, 06:27:40 AM
Nice animation Michael.

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