January 03, 2006

New Year’s Panoramas

The Panoramas.dk site features a collection of great New Year’s Panoramas, captured just a couple of days ago. The sound that accompanies several is a nice, immersive touch. (Is it just me, or with the London crowd can you hear a British accent in the countdown? And what’s with the Lisbon pano apparently being captured by GI Joe nemesis Destro? (scroll around and down in the pano)) [Via]
Oh, and by the way, Happy New Year from Adobe!
[Update: Andrew Nemeth points out his gallery of panoramas that feature binaural stereo audio. And Marco Trezzini passed along VRWay.com for additional panoramic resources.]

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AE + Flash “In the Mod”; Flickeur

Drew Trujillo (aka Dr. Woohoo) has been experimenting with ways to use color, Flash, and After Effects together. His In the Mod color analytics app assesses artwork, then generates XML files for Flash and Processing as well as HSL arrays for AE. Use the “Choose a Palette” button in the upper-left to select a painter & work, then check out the results.
Drew’s brushes.paints.stencils project uses AE & the Sound Keys plug-in to analyze audio data & generate keyframes which are then fed to Flash as XML. He then exports the audio from AE as a Flash FLV file, using that to synch up with animation based on the XML. It’s more fun to see than to read about, so check out examples like Radiohead & the kaleidoscopic collaboration with Mario Klingemann.
On a related note, Mario (who’s also made some Photoshop plug-ins) shows how modern processors & the new blending modes in Flash Player 8 can create rich motion graphics on the fly. He’s created Flickeur, a project that “randomly retrieves images from Flickr.com and creates an infinite film with a style that can vary between stream-of-consciousness, documentary or video clip. All the blends, motions, zooms or timeleaps are completely random. Flickeur works like a looped magnetic tape where incoming images will merge with older materials and be influenced by the older recordings’ magnetic memory.” The app brings in images from Flickr over time, so be patient if it needs a minute or two before it gets interesting.
J.

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