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Steverino
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Bus-Tops

Post by Steverino » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:32 pm

I've been making some short animation loops for Bus-Tops, a public art project that put red LED screens on the roofs of 30 bus shelters around London:

http://bus-tops.com/people/Steve_Tiffany/

Made in ASP: Tattooed Couple, Whee!, Coffee Time, Charm Bracelet Chain Gang, and The Crush.

If you submit some of your own work, they should be animated GIFs about 10 seconds long, 8 frames per second, 256 x 80 pixels. Work in grayscale -- black is black, of course, and white translates to the brightest red the screens can display.
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Re: Bus-Tops

Post by Genete » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:54 am

Very interesting initiative and truly cool works!
Some of your work shows a code to place the sprites around and morph the shapes. Which is the language used, the API and how to build and test it?

-G
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Re: Bus-Tops

Post by Steverino » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:43 pm

Thanks! The coded ones were made in Processing. There's a tool and tutorial here:

http://www.stevetiffany.com/zips/BlendMorphTutorial.zip

Requires Processing, which is free here:
http://www.processing.org

It's easier to do blend morphs in ASP, but Processing is good if you need real-time blend morphs with interactivity.
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Re: Bus-Tops

Post by sbtamu » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:43 pm

I made one today to check it out. It is pretty interesting web site.

http://bus-tops.com/work/4346/
Sorry for bad animation

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Re: Bus-Tops

Post by rocky53204 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:11 am

I find the whole concept/process so compelling and unique! A gent in Iowa doing public art displayed in London... so very cool! Shall you do some Olympic shorts?
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Re: Bus-Tops

Post by sbtamu » Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:57 pm

I did this one last night. I am sure everyone can recognize the walk cycle. :D

http://bus-tops.com/work/4387/
Sorry for bad animation

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Re: Bus-Tops

Post by rocky53204 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:01 pm

sbtamu, how very clever of you!
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Re: Bus-Tops

Post by Steverino » Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:35 pm

Congratulations sbtamu, on getting Stickman's Olympic Balloons programmed. Texas joins Iowa on the cultural landscape of London! I agree with rocky53204 on how cool it is that Bus-Tops makes such a thing possible.

I just did an Olympic Rings one myself: http://bus-tops.com/work/4393/ It's supposed to have a wobble-3D effect. I think the effect is there, but it's on the subtle side. The real master of hand-drawn wobble 3D is Dain Fagerholm: http://www.boredpanda.com/hand-drawn-an ... gerholm/2/
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Re: Bus-Tops

Post by sbtamu » Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:06 pm

Thanks everyone. But is this good news or bad? Everyone in London are seeing my stickman's feet slide all over the place LOL.
Sorry for bad animation

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Re: Bus-Tops

Post by rocky53204 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:14 pm

perhaps you are the master of the forward 'moon walk'
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