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johnar

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Plastic Pollution
« on: October 24, 2019, 10:25:56 am »


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Re: Plastic Pollution
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2019, 01:18:42 pm »

Really funny, johnar, though a tiny bit rude :) I always love your animations.
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Re: Plastic Pollution
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2019, 03:57:53 pm »

It's a good one johnar
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Re: Plastic Pollution
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2019, 07:04:29 am »

Thanks.  :)
 I was a bit dubious about posting. When I first had the idea, it seemed especially funny to me, as being a kiwi, our government was looking at a fart tax on cows. (true)
 Then, with the connection to global warming, pollution etc, it seemed really funny when I began putting it together, but after shortening what i originally had, and a few other changes, the finished product wasn't quite the joke i had imagined.
 Then it became a little "should i post it?" argument with myself, and the little devil "post it" voice won the argument, and before i knew it, there it was. Posted on youtube and a link here in the finished works category.  ::)
 I hope it doesn't cause offence to anyone here on the forums, and would be ok with taking it down if requested.
 Its true about the fart tax on cows in nz tho, not sure whether it actually became a taxable thing.

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Re: Plastic Pollution
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2019, 02:28:29 pm »

Great animation, Johnar!  So, if they're considering a fart tax on cows, do they already have one on sheep?
Stats on NZ population by category:
People  Cows  Sheep
 4.8M    10M    20M
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Re: Plastic Pollution
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2019, 09:42:05 am »

Lol. RudySchneider Really great to see you're still around.  Interesting stats those. When i was younger, and there were about 3.5million people here, there was something like 20 million sheep then as well. Dairy hadn't really taken off then, but for the last 20plus odd years, dairy has become one of the largest leading industries in new zealand.
 The previous government pushed dairy even harder, to that point that ALL the waste from dairy farming was saturating the ground and leaching into the rivers. A lot of rivers around here were becoming unfit to swim in, etc, and it was becoming a real problem. Thankfully, the new government has put a halt on expanding the dairy cow numbers, and plans are beginning to mop up the mess and bring it back under control.

 Anyway, although sheep still outnumber cows by 2 to 1, they are way smaller,  travel around more freely, (so waste is not accumulated over a small area), and, when it comes to toileting, a sheep is like a goat. ie: not particularly messy at all.
 A big fat, flatulant dairy cow, however, is a hugely different animal.
  So, the short answer then is. No fart tax suggested for the 20plus million sheep.

And i have since learnt, the fart tax on dairy cows never got through into laws, but dairy farmers are being encouraged to go cleaner in other ways, and encouraged also to look into other 'greener' endeavours. :)
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Re: Plastic Pollution
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2019, 10:53:40 am »

Love it Johnar! Also one of the most seamless lip-synch efforts I've seen, absolutely spot on!
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Re: Plastic Pollution
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2019, 04:05:39 pm »

Yes, it seems cow farming --- not just dairy, but beef --- has come under scrutiny all over.

Yeah, I still stop by here and the LightWave forums pretty much on a daily basis, seeing what's going on.  I retired a year ago May, and reside in my palatial villa in the Swiss Alps.

Huh?  Oh, day-dreaming again, was I?  No villa, I moved from the Silicon Valley region to a 55+ community (6800 homes, 2 golf courses, 2 gyms, multiple pools, a community center with Sports Bar and restaurant) in Lincoln, CA, a bit northeast of Sacramento.  Best decision of my life!  And my old employer approached me about working part-time from home; "No more than 20 hours per week," I said, and sometimes it's as little as 4 hours!

Anyway, great to see your participation and creativity are still spot-on.  BTW, my 2nd wife, whom I lost to cancer in 1995, was born in Wellington, and we honeymooned in NZ back in 1985!
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Re: Plastic Pollution
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2019, 01:39:57 am »

ENSONIQ5 Another Anim8or 'Lifer'. :) Great to hear from you too, and thanks for that positive feedback. I'm concentrating mostly on lipsyncing at present, working on finding the most efficient way to lipsync with anim8or. So far, taking note of frame number where each mouth shape is keyed, and then copy-pasting that keyframe when that shape is required again, is the basics of the plan. So each file builds up a library of mouth shapes which can be copied by frame number within that file. So far so good, and tweaking where needed. Still a fairly long job, but hope to get it down to a quicker thing as I get more practice.
 
 RudySchneider Glad to hear the news that you're lifestyle change is going well. I'm lessening my work hours as well, but still live in a bus in the bush by the river. Can't really get a much better situation than that. (in my mind anyway).

Windy Wellington, 1985. Back when i was 23 years old. :)  I'm in Nelson, which is just across the ditch from wellington, in the 'south island'. Or, " the mainland", as we lke to call it here. Less people than the north island, tho the population is still growing.

Keep well my friend. :)

AlecJames Thank you also for your positive comment. :)


steve Its always inspiring to hear positive things from you. :)  Anim8or still rocks, and always will be my number 1, go to piece of software. Still lovin it as much, or more, as when i discovered it.

The timetrack and folder updates are truely awesome. If i could take this time to ask about morph targets and folders. I might be missing something, but are morph targets able to be grouped into folders yet? Having bones and objects in folders has tidied up the timetrack immensley, but this character and associated objects now have a total of around 35-40 seperate morph targets, so am needin to do a lot of scrolling to locate each target in the timetrack. A folde arrangementr for morphs would solve this issue.

I see there is a new option when creating morph targets, ...'morph derived from'... (?) but am unsure how this works.


 Thanks again to all. Cheers. :)
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Re: Plastic Pollution
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2019, 01:33:09 pm »

"morph targets able to be grouped into folders" - yes a good idea that I somehow forgot about. I'll give it priority.

I'm in Italy at the moment but when I return I'll continue working on another build. I have some bugs to finish up and maybe, just maybe a couple of additions.
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