July '10 - A Kaleidoscope

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July '10 - A Kaleidoscope

Postby pixelgeek » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:08 am

You remember those things from your childhood? A telescope like gadget that you put to your eye and pointed towards the light to see an ever changing pattern of symmetrical colours and shapes. Your mission - recreate that effect in Synfig!

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Re: July '10 - A Kaleidoscope

Postby Genete » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:23 am

Since you mentioned it in the chat, I've been looking for the maths to recreate a kaleidoscope but natively! Darn! I don't know if I would have time to implement a Kaleidoscope layer in one month! If I would just have the math formulation! :mrgreen:
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Re: July '10 - A Kaleidoscope

Postby mad0 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:06 am

Hello
I found a method, I'll try to do another kaleidoscope prettier.
I make a file with the animated pieces in an equilateral triangle.
Then, with mirrors and rotations, I do five files for the other five triangles of a hexagon.
In a new file, I import these triangles and I put them next to each other.
http://www.vimeo.com/13266460

[edit]
this is a second test, more beautiful.
I used the rotate layers, so I needed only two basic files: the first and the mirror.
I encapsuled the first hexagon, then I duplicated it on the whole picture.
I dont know how to submit the file, since it's linked to the two other.
http://vimeo.com/13270526

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I can change the animation by editing the basic file. It's just a bit complicated because it must rebuild the mirror file.
It's the first time I use the linked files. It's very interesting :D
http://vimeo.com/13275057

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Re: July '10 - A Kaleidoscope

Postby muhkayoh » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:50 pm

Those look really cool!

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Re: July '10 - A Kaleidoscope

Postby Genete » Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:32 am

muhkayoh wrote:Those look really cool!

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Re: July '10 - A Kaleidoscope

Postby Rafael » Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:05 am

@mad0: That's beautiful.

This is my kaleidoscope.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34_t5yKWHpo
It's more simple, but I have a problem: When rendering, the outer circles are deformed. It's like the origin of rotation change. I appreciate if someone gives me the solution.
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Re: July '10 - A Kaleidoscope

Postby mad0 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:34 am

Hello Rafael
I looked at your file, I do not understand from where the problem comes.
To avoid this, instead of rotate four large yellow circles, you could have only one yellow circle fixed underneath the rest, and rotate only the color pieces.
But the offset remains on the color pieces :(

(Bonjour Rafael,
j'ai regardé ton fichier, je ne comprends pas d'où vient le problème.
Pour éviter cela, au lieu de faire tourner 4 grands cercles jaunes, tu pourrais avoir un seul cercle jaune fixé en dessous du reste, et faire tourner seulement les motifs de couleurs.
Mais le décalage subsiste sur les motifs de couleurs)

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Re: July '10 - A Kaleidoscope

Postby Rafael » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:21 am

instead of rotate four large yellow circles, you could have only one yellow circle fixed underneath the rest

Thanks, You're right, I did not realize. But the problem persists. Why?

au lieu de faire tourner 4 grands cercles jaunes, tu pourrais avoir un seul cercle jaune fixé en dessous du reste

Merci pour ton réponse. Tu as raison, je m'ai pas rendu compte. Mais le problème est là. Pourquoi?

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Re: July '10 - A Kaleidoscope

Postby pixelgeek » Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:50 pm

Well, I finally get around to posting another entry to the monthly challenge (been feeling more than a little guilty about that.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAtgZprAWRg
In glorious 1080p!

I would post a longer clip, but it's taking over a minute to render each frame... Lots of fractal, warp, rotation, and duplication going on.

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Re: July '10 - A Kaleidoscope

Postby Rafael » Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:21 pm

Wow! :shock: I like it a lot!
Could it be in the new demo reel?

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Re: July '10 - A Kaleidoscope

Postby Animtim » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:19 pm

Very nice entry Pix'! Great "frozen" colors selection too.

Mad0 entry is not bad also, it looks more like a real kaleidoscope tube for kids.

And Rafael nice try too!

I must admit I won't submit any entry on this one, as the theme is very complicated to me
(and these days I'm hunting bugs on Krita to report them - and when possible draw something in it :P - so I don't find much time to open Synfig ).

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Re: July '10 - A Kaleidoscope

Postby Rafael » Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:13 pm

Hi pixelgeek. Can you attach or send me the kaleidoscope file for the new Demo Reel?
It can be as long as you want. Don't worry about the time render. Now it's my problem :wink:

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Re: July '10 - A Kaleidoscope

Postby Genete » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:24 am

Now it's my problem

Remember that I offer to render scenes if it is needed.
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Re: July '10 - A Kaleidoscope

Postby Rafael » Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:33 am

Remember that I offer to render scenes if it is needed.

Thanks a lot. :D


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