Old 23rd February 2011, 23:10   #1
spacemanjupiter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2
3D visualization dancers

This is my first time registering, and this question has probably been asked a million times.

I've been using winamp as long as I can remember. Seems like I was using it more than a decade ago. I also remember those animated dancers from the wild tangent days of plugins. They were and still are the coolest plugins for winamp. I still have them on my xternal drive somewhere. I'm going to install those old dancers and see if they still work after so many years. So why did people stop making them? I think the last one that was made was in 2006. Are they too difficult to create? What kind of knowledge and tools do you need?
spacemanjupiter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th February 2011, 09:29   #2
SilverBird775
Senior Member
 
SilverBird775's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Russia
Posts: 237
There is a lot sophisticated technologies involved in the process of creation. For ones who possess the knowledge there is little point in making such a silly but demanding animation, their valuable expert time cost too much. The expertise, software tools and hardware required are all of highest notch. Bit too much compromises to make a free software how you think?
SilverBird775 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th February 2011, 22:39   #3
spacemanjupiter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2
If I had the knowledge I would love to make something like this to share with others for free. Just seeing my artwork spread around to others would be enough for me.
I assume I could do this with 3DS Max and some scripting and C++? Or maybe it's easier than having to learn C++?
spacemanjupiter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th February 2011, 02:22   #4
SilverBird775
Senior Member
 
SilverBird775's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Russia
Posts: 237
It requires lots of 3DS Max work, lots of motion capture, incredible amount of scripting, tons of c++ code, math professor as a close mate of you and lots of dedication. The problem with dancers they are human, so they should move like humans, which means they should react to music like humans with some degree of creativity. Lots of prediction math and self learning algorithm. This is called Artifical Intelligence.
SilverBird775 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Winamp & SHOUTcast Forums > Winamp > Winamp Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump