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Creation Date: 2001-12-16
Ah, semi-ecci. I love it. Actually, it's not just a simple sick pre-teen (I just exited my teens last summer) idea, it's a lesson in disguise. This lesson is that things we often take for granted can be wonderful resources. Take television. I am the first to say, "Kill your TV" but I'm liking what I see during certain times of TV viewing. For instance, a lame show made for young teens and old perverts, "Arthur Conan Doyle's Lost World" was the source of this image. I didn't trace because my screen made it impossible. However, I tried to make it right. But I found that it wouldn't work out. Why won't copying from the TV work? Well, pause your TV (if you don't have TiVo, pause the VCR or DVD) and check the picture. It's likely one or two of two things: blurred image and ugly, irreproducible character position. The latter is an odd issue. It stems from data and physics theory. The human body is made of a trillion cells and each cell is made of millions of atoms. There alone lies a problem of data storage. If you want to store every atom in a human, good luck. A few Terabyte hard drives wouldn't do it. Don't even ask me about rendering it. If you want to do it at a cellular level, ask me in twenty years. If you want to do it at the body part/texture level, you're going to lose a lot of data. Anime deals with that allowing the artist to condense into what the artist wants the audience to see. For example, one of my favorite ideas is to reduce data to a point where the models are beautifully simple. I haven't gotten it very well, but the Female Rave Kiddie is a pretty decent simple model. It is my belief that the female rave kiddie model is beautiful and simple. 3d tries to do that and artists often try to copy actual view. But the truth is that cameras lie. They take averages over time. The thing that allows us to use cameras to a seriously good result is that the human eyes are much like cameras. The eyes take averages over small amounts of time. So a 32 fps video looks smooth and a person can be recognized from a small amount of square pixels.

I want to work on my GUI a bit more before I sleep. My eyes hurt. Hey Dave and Russ, if you see this, welcome! It was cool hanging out with you tonight. Dave is my hero. I will never doubt Dave's guts again. In a few days, Dave will be able to buy liquid courage in a bottle. Hopefully it doesn't become any more than that. Russ, keep up your art skills and you'll have a daily anime lesson at mexinugget.com!
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