Saturday, October 15, 2011

Eye of Newt

Attempting to fill this space. Bear with me. Asynchronous animation of Newt's face achieved and ongoing. What to do with the mouth and the nose now that the nose is slightly empiggened? Or You may also occupy yourselves by spraying Newt with penguin poop. Your choice, citizen.








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13 comments:

vacuumslayer said...

You may also occupy yourselves by spraying Newt with penguin poop. Your choice, citizen.


A blog-- where you're boss, Applesauce--that's democratic. I like it!

Also, is there a way to make the nose more piggy? Because, wow...

Substance McGravitas said...

Piggy nose should be easy. Give me a bit.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Wow, and he even takes viewer requests.

Substance for President! (IF that is his real name!)
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Substance McGravitas said...

The nose is a pain because it's so close to the eyes and the mouth, and we're hoping for the Non-Overlapping Magisteria of Newt's Face. Here goes.

Substance McGravitas said...

Gee, it worked out.

Substance McGravitas said...

Now what to do with the lower lip. The nose manipulations gave him an Elvis-y sneer...

Another Kiwi said...

The right eye moving around is way cool.

Substance McGravitas said...

The methodology is a combination of GIMP and HTML.

The div tag lets you set a background. The foreground (which sets how much background to display) is a completely transparent GIF set to height and width dimensions that work properly.

If you repeat the div tag you get as many backgrounds as you like. The bottom background is a static Newt picture, and backgrounds in upper layers occlude part of Newt's face.

Then in the GIMP you play with the Newt picture (that has to be the same pixel size as the background) with the iWarp filter, which lets you animate a chunk of Newt's face. Use the "Optimize for GIF" filter then, and you'll get a GIF file with multiple layers, one of which will be Newt as a background. Delete that background layer. All the other layers are transparencies with a tiny amount of information about which pixels need to go where. Save it, adjusting timing as you see fit, and that's another background layer for another set of div tags. It settles on top of Newt's face and HUMPS AWAY WITHOUT MERCY.

Substance McGravitas said...

This here's the wattle,
The emblem of Newt's land.
You can get it from a bottle
Of the very finest brand.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Substance is speaking in tongues.

wv: skingaga
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Anonymous said...

Maybe a little something could be coming out of his right nostril when it flares out.

Substance McGravitas said...

Making something emerge at the right time is a tricky business and for what I think of first - bubbles? - requires more arty skillz than just cheap manipulation. In any case, I can add a few flavours of drippiness you can drag to his nose if you wish.

Smut Clyde said...

Mr McGravitas is a sick man. Has this been mentioned lately?