Thursday, June 10, 2010

Feeding Time

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22 comments:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Terry Gilliam is gonna be on your ass for that.

Substance McGravitas said...

I've been waiting for you, Gilliam. We meet again, at last. The circle is now complete. When I left you, I was but the learner; now *I* am the master.

Another Kiwi said...

Now it's getting weird

Substance McGravitas said...

He just keeps slurpin' 'em up. It's not like I'm rich.

Smut Clyde said...

When it gets weird, the weird git et.

Marita said...

That's strangely hypnotic. I may watch that instead of TV tonight.

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Dragon-King Wangchuck said...

There's an award winning iPhone game here.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

every guy looks happy when we're being given a bubble bath, Marita.

mikey said...

Careful, Doc. It isn't outside the realm of possibility that m'man Substance feeds Dash to the dog thing. I'm not sure we have any kind of media use treaty with his evil nation...

Substance McGravitas said...

The kid's gonna grow a moustache at SOME point.

Substance McGravitas said...

Boy, that hideous monster looks pretty happy to get fed. Somehow less horrifying than the last one.

Smut Clyde said...

That is not a kind thing to say about Dash.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

it doesn't eat the one I put right in front of it's tongue. I think Dog-Spider is kind of stupid.

Substance McGravitas said...

Forgot to animate the brain.

fish said...

When Spiderpup Net became self-aware.

McGRAVITAS MUST BE KILLED!!!!

Smut Clyde said...

Frau Doktorin reckons that the eyes make the current spiderdog is less horrifying, because the bump distortion is sufficiently extreme that they don't look like eyes any more.
Doktorling Sonja approves.

Substance McGravitas said...

A fair criticism, but I was thinking a bit aboutthis version of Shub-Niggurath.

Smut Clyde said...

Wasn't meant as a criticism, more an explanation.
There's a scene in Altered States where Ken Russell, whose literal-mindedness allows him to extract the maximum kitsch from any opportunity, depicts the lamb from Revelation with the seven horns and the seven eyes. And yes, it is TOTAL KITSCH.

Google to the rescue!

Substance McGravitas said...

I remember that goat. Muppety.

Substance McGravitas said...

While I kill time waiting for a download, this is all Quartz Composer, Quicktime, and The Gimp, the latter two for format conversion only.

You make two lines for a leg, hide the beginning point behind the head, and put the knee and the foot points in motion. (Really easy to give this guy boots.) Then copy paste x3 and slightly alter the values in sequence. Then copy and paste that whole lot, reversing values more or less for four more legs.

The values sent to the knee points can be averaged and then fiddled with a little more to control the head bounce and make it look like you really thought about it.

There are two stroller pushers: one disappears when a point on the X axis is reached, then another shoots up the Y and hides behind the dog head. Pretty easy to sync that with the tongue.

All motion was controlled with the equivalents of synthesizer LFOs, all of it visible in real time as it was constructed. Then export as a movie, export as an image sequence, and build a GIF out of that.

ZRM's got a Mac: he should be building shaky houses with zombies in 'em.

M. Bouffant said...

synthesizer LFOs?

Too much worky-worky-worky!

Brendan said...

That is frighteningly good.