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Sage Gerard

Member Since 26 Sep 2008
Offline Last Active Aug 23 2011 09:10 PM

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In Topic: Investment and piracy

26 July 2011 - 07:43 PM

I had no idea that someone was typing a reply by the time I had tried to close things up. Good ol' Tom. I can always count on your quick judgment. Sorry folks, and thanks Frob. Question has been put back.

In Topic: Simple Animation

23 July 2011 - 08:04 AM

Hi guys
i have a challenge on animation ..... i have not been able to find good tutorial on animation....what i want to be able to achieve is like connecting two pieces together(like a bolt and a nut)....something like an assembly...show the models translating through the scene until they are connected while also rotating the camera and represent it as an animation....

please do you have an idea how i could do this ....or where i could get nice animation tutorials in opengl


You are loosely describing hierarchical transformations, but I also detect an interest in constraints. Given your level of experience, let's just worry about the former. Make sure that you have a good background in linear algebra (matrices, vectors) before attempting this.

In Topic: Anime purely as a drawing style

15 July 2011 - 10:43 AM

I'm trying to understand where objectivity comes in and why it is appropriate for it to do so.

In Topic: Anime purely as a drawing style

15 July 2011 - 09:57 AM

You brought up inaccuracy, then argued there was no point to bringing it up.

I suggested there is often little point in carrying on about how something is depicted.

Color and value contrast make images more interesting. This is not especially subjective. This is an objective measure of art quality since the middle ages. It's basic composition, which is generally pretty objective as far as art quality goes.

Anybody who's been part of an art critique before knows "to each his own" is a flawed starting point for looking at art. There are tons of objective measures for judging the quality of art.

A religious zealot believes scripture to determine what is moral on faith. You treat a process for evaluating art the same way. How do you, personally, benefit from art? What do you reflect on, and why? If you find that the quality of art is low, do you just dismiss it? Who does your thinking: you, or the criteria?

Read this, then research metacognition and empiricism. They have some relevance to this discussion.

In Topic: Anime purely as a drawing style

15 July 2011 - 08:42 AM

Well then what is the point of discussing art in general?

To exchange experiences related to a work for mutual benefit.

One thing that did always bug me about a lot of anime is how muddled the colors are. It's almost all single value with a pretty small range of color contrast. IT SHOULD BE NOTED that a lot of looney toons episodes are worse than others by the creators' own admission. They would create some episodes in just a couple weeks in order to spend longer periods of time on their good ideas such as

Also bare in mind that this is a 50 year old cartoon and this:

is 10 years old.

"This cartoon is older and has more color, therefore it is better!"

The attitude in your posts suggest an objective criteria of "better" or "worse". If "to each his own" is wrong, then let others be wrong and happy about it.