My hope for jpatch

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My hope for jpatch

Postby pndragon » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:48 pm

Here's a fun little piece I just ran across in the course of updating the links on my homeschool group's website: Oxygen. This is the kind of thing that I would like to see Jpatch used for---the spoonful of sugar that helps our kids swallow a whole lot of education.

Jim
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Re: My hope for jpatch

Postby John VanSickle » Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:03 pm

At some point I hope that my modeler is good enough that the kids at the local school can use it without too much frustration. Then I will offer it to the art department. This will work better with a private school, because they are always in need of free stuff.

I will sternly warn the students that they must not use it to make fun of the school administration. They will of course do nothing else with it for a while (except maybe to make something even more inappropriate). Then I will have an enthusiastic user base who can supply me with plenty of feedback.
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Re: My hope for jpatch

Postby dcuny » Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:18 pm

Very nice - I'd seen it before. Really nice designs, excellent animation and lots of nice touches, like the Pixar-style eyes and the cartoon shading of the spheres (electrons?) that are circling the characters. There's some subtle use of focal blur, too - at 1:20 it's used several times to guide the eye. I suspect it's done here as a post-process, though, which is also something JPatch doesn't support yet.

It's got a ton of effects that JPatch can't do, like all the simulations - the rust "explosions", as well as the fire, smoke, and water. (Did you notice that the water simulation used a thin sphere, and not the character's shapes?)

The credited software includes Maya, Renderman, Shake, Photoshop, Premier, After Effects, Tsunami and Realflow. That's a boatload of software in the pipeline, and it shows! :)
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Re: My hope for jpatch

Postby John VanSickle » Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:00 pm

dcuny wrote:Very nice - I'd seen it before. Really nice designs, excellent animation and lots of nice touches, like the Pixar-style eyes and the cartoon shading of the spheres (electrons?) that are circling the characters.

Yes, those are electrons, specifically, the outermost ones that are involved in chemical reactivity.
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Re: My hope for jpatch

Postby dcuny » Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:16 pm

John VanSickle wrote:
dcuny wrote:Yes, those are electrons, specifically, the outermost ones that are involved in chemical reactivity.

Thanks, I figured it was something like that. I sort of expected they'd start interacting, but that raises questions of what to do when the characters are separated, I guess.
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