Re: Content providers
- Mark Webb guessed:
>My guess is that if Carolyn, or anyone, made the decision to market aYes, in essence exactly <g>. That's what we did, for instance; take the
>hybrid media show as "fulldome" then they would in the end wind up making
>some concession toward translating the multi-media content into dome masters.
>This is an intriguing idea. It meets the production constraints that
>Carolyn spoke of while keeping the compatibility advantages of fulldome
>intact. In essence you would be distributing a piece of all sky artwork.
dome masters I created for the ending of "MarsQuest" in our IPS demo.
I started with our original flat art panoramas, already digitized from
their artboard origins. Then, using Dave Miller's SkyVision plugin to
Digital Fusion, created the dome masters. (Sky-Skan now includes this tool
as part of their SkySuite). Next, I added layers of Martian atmosphere,
clouds, etc, into the circles. The resulting dome master is indeed an
all-sky. In fact, ours are now in Category Q of our Image Library; anyone
can license them to read into DigiDome (PolyDome, ChimPANzee, what have
you) to make conventional all-sky slides. The point is, that yep, in
fulldome you're projecting all-skies, just 30 of them per second. Ektapros
can't cycle that fast <g>.
>The user would need a utility that would take the single frame and copy itAfter Effects, Digital Fusion, any program that takes still frames as input
>with sequential frame numbers. (Would you want to slice the single frame
>and then copy, or copy and then slice up the duplicated master frames?)
>This would make the hybrid show truly fit within a stricter definition of
>Perhaps such a utility already exists.
and outputs Targa streams can do that. But even simpler, if a few more
keystrokes -- you copy the frame to Clipboard, then repeatedly paste until
you have number of frames you want. Then most any Rename utility will have
a numerate function. My main image viewer, ACDSee, does very well at
that. NameWiz is another; there's a freebie called RenameFiles I use a lot.
As we look toward enhancing our current production assets in making
fulldome programs, "translating multi-media content into dome masters" is
something I envision Loch Ness Productions will be doing a ton of in the
Mark C. Petersen mark@...
Loch Ness Productions http://www.lochness.com
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