Started 5 years ago (2015-02-09T08:00:00Z).
Ended 4 years ago (2016-02-08T08:00:00Z).
Perfectly looping gifs are my thing. Let's make more of them.
I've added 3d support and ply model loading to my loop engine
pretty basic one, added circles to my loop engine (a circle with 5 sides :))
it's time to bring back weekly loops!
This took a lot more effort than anticipated, had to update my loops library to the latest go-gl
isometric cube rotations.
rotating about z
rotating about x
rotating about y
This one ended up being a video since the dimensions and size were really awkward and unwieldy for a gif. I might shrink down the images by about a third or so and try making that into a gif, but video is the ideal format for it right now.
Made using Clojure and quil.
Still getting acquainted with quil, but this came out much better than previous attempts. I worry that the jerking when the square comes down ruins some of the smoothness that's expected from a loop like this, but it gives the square so much more weight. I think that trade-off is worth it.
The Lincolnshire Poacher served as the inspiration for the one.
I took 19 numbers from the above broadcast, as entered them sequentially into my microwave, taking a photo at each one. Once I put them all together, I learned that four numbers isn't enough context to give the impression of motion, so that aspect of it didn't work out too well. This was a nice experiment with photo based gifs. I think I'm going to go back to programmatic ones after this. Too much tweaking by hand, too variable of a result.
I wanted to try graphics programming in Go so I started relearning opengl by building a library for creating looping animations (for weekly loop streak). This one is pretty basic because I had to write a lot of boilerplate.
The library lets me draw some shapes, and gives me a simple way to record the frames of the loop for packaging into a gif. Here's the source for this loop: https://github.com/leafo/weeklyloops/blob/master/loop1.go
I'll be uploading the code for all my weekly loops in this repository: https://github.com/leafo/weeklyloops
I only managed to get about 6 hours to work on this submission, and a fair amount of it was getting accustomed to my tools. I realized that my first idea was going to take more time than I had, so I abandoned it and started something very simple.
At the very least I'm more comfortable with the process now, and I can pick up my leftover scraps for next week.