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posted on Nov 04, 2011, 10 pm

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psudonym, Nov 04, 2011, 11 pm

Happy weekend everyone!

Animated version over here! http://psuedofolio.tumblr.com/post/12356284970

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Twentydragon, Nov 05, 2011, 12 am

Probably for the same reason your computer slows down when you've installed a whole bunch of programs.

Not entirely sure what that reason is... XD

Phantom (Guest), Nov 05, 2011, 02 am

So pretty...

BM03 (Guest), Nov 05, 2011, 02 am

Paradigms, probably. We get stuck on an old set of rules and accepting new knowledge becomes limited by our old one, different from a clean slate state.

Hey psudonym, I hope I'm not being too imprudent on my suggestiong, but even if it double or triple the frames, if you moved the image only by half or a third of the distance you move it each time, that would probably look so much smoother.

I'm very sorry, I know this is the kind of stuff that makes you want to choke a person over the internet.

By the way, are those maple leaves...?

psudonym, Nov 05, 2011, 03 am

@BM03
Actually this is pretty much a second attempt. My ideal image had roughly 180 frames in the animation, but at the quality I wanted I was looking at a 20 mb image. Couple with my confusion over how to get an animated comic uploaded onto Smackjeeves and it just meant I had to look for a quicker solution as I had company coming over for the late evening.

I'm probably going to keep playing with this over the weekend to try to create a really nice balanced version for uploading here and on the tumblr. But at the moment, a softly detailed starfield like this one may not have been the best candidate for animation.

And yes, those are Maple Leaves. I actually use them every time I paint stars, though to different degrees.

tori (Guest), Nov 05, 2011, 02 pm

Myelin!

As humans grow older the fatty insulation type things called myelin sheaths develop over the axons of neurons. This makes the signals in the brain go faster, but makes it much harder for the neurons to rearrange themselves and branch out to new places in the brain.
It contributes to how young children can learn languages better than an older person, and can even lessen the negative outcomes of brain damage compared to an older person, because sometimes the damaged site's responsibilities can be rewired to another section of the brain.
yay me for being proud for paying some attention in class

Gunwild (Guest), Nov 06, 2011, 01 am

It always freaks me out how big the sky is. I don't trust it. What's its angle?

(Nobody say 180°.)

The_Hankerchief, Nov 06, 2011, 11 pm

@Gunwild: Not 180, but 360! o_0

Captain LeBubbles, Nov 07, 2011, 03 pm

One of those cloud splotches looks like two unicorns doing the horizontal shuffle. That amuses me.

HEY PSEUDONYM. I have a question for you! When you do the Question Duck comics, do you draw the image, and then add the question once you're done, or do you think of the question before you begin the drawing process? What I'm basically asking is, at what part of the "drawing QD process" is "what will QD ask this time"?

Naht (Guest), Aug 31, 2015, 07 am

This is very oversimplified, but basically, the neurons in our brain start out with lots of little branches, basically, so it's easy for us to link one thing with another, which means new opinions and new knowledge can form easily. However, as the neurons age, these branches are stripped off, and the "grey matter" neurons become "white matter". Once this happens, it's very hard to break a link that already exists, and is near impossible to form new links. So the more white matter there is in your brain, as opposed to grey matter, the harder it is to learn new things or change your opinions. How hard it is to learn new things has little to nothing to do with how much you've already learned.

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