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Author Topic: Interactive notebook: a WIP  (Read 1269 times)

selden

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Interactive notebook: a WIP
« on: September 28, 2016, 10:12:15 am »

I'm in the process of constructing an interactive notebook for use with Celestia. Of course, I'm using Anim8or to design its models. It's interactive in the sense that one can turn its pages, not that one can create new entries. Writing on a page has to be done "out of band" by painting the surface texture for each leaf of the notebook.

A sub-project was to create what looks like a taped-in photograph. It'll be used in several places. I made that available on DeviantArt yesterday at http://celestiaguru.deviantart.com/art/Photo-03-taped-instant-photo-636917231




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Re: Interactive notebook: a WIP
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2016, 04:39:48 pm »

that's giving me flashbacks to my college days, that is!

one little suggestion: i've never known one of those notebooks to lie perfectly straight; you could boost the realism of the model by turning each page slightly off-square (as little as a fraction of a degree might be enough to get the effect), as that's what they usually seem to do in real life - at least in my experience.
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Re: Interactive notebook: a WIP
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2016, 07:04:24 pm »

Thanks for the suggestion! That should be fairly easy to do, although perhaps a bit tedious if I do it manually. :) I'll probably write a program to rewrite the "catalog" which specifies the locations and orientations of the pages.

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Re: Interactive notebook: a WIP
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2016, 09:40:43 pm »

you're welcome  :)
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Re: Interactive notebook: a WIP
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2016, 03:31:08 am »

I'm not sure how obvious it is in this screengrab, but I've randomized by small amounts both the positions and orientations of the pages on the right (recto) side. I'll do the left (verso) side tomorrow.

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Re: Interactive notebook: a WIP
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2016, 04:20:35 pm »

that's the ticket!
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Re: Interactive notebook: a WIP
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2016, 04:46:22 pm »

The randomisation boosts the realism by a ton!
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