tom moody

Archive for May, 2011

lettuce (lattice)

lettuce_grid

- tom moody

May 30th, 2011 at 9:08 am

Posted in animations - tm

"pen feedback"

For drawing I sometimes use a Wacom tablet. After I installed Windows 7, concentric circles began appearing on the screen whenever the pen touched the tablet--like little animated pond ripples. Yuck. Besides looking horrible, it was incredibly distracting if you were trying to draw, and even slowed down the rendering speed of brush movements!

On a European Wacom forum I learned that the ripples are a Windows, um, innovation called "pen feedback." There is no equivalent effect for the mouse--just pens. The only way to turn them off is with preferences buried deep in the OS. One user suggested the following:

Type "gpedit" in the command line window and press enter. Now, at the new window that opens, navigate to
User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Tablet PC > Cursor.

Now enable the Turn off pen feedback setting.

If this doesn't work for you there are other settings in the tablet pc folder you can deactivate. [Not that I could find - TM]

Done, this way you deactivate the annoying circles without losing the other windows tablet features =) [Not that you want any of those features - TM]

I can now draw again! This is a perfect example of where a software designer/engineer who is obviously not an artist steps all over users to add bells and whistles justifying your expensive upgrade.

- tom moody

May 30th, 2011 at 9:08 am

Posted in general

refrigerator blob variation

DaK4nDyM4nFU_bebopblob

DaK4nDyM4nFU's rearrangement of this blob.
Brightening and adding a color spectrum improve it quite a bit.

- tom moody

May 29th, 2011 at 10:57 am

Posted in animation - others

google dance analogy 2

googledance2

aeon_sepia_250kb

Martha Graham vs Aeon Flux
hat tip j1p2m3 for Graham GIF and comparison idea

slight background

- tom moody

May 28th, 2011 at 11:44 am

Posted in animation - others

automated gardening

dumpfm-foot-lettuceSMALLblue_spray_bottle_thekraken

hat tips foot and thekraken

- tom moody

May 28th, 2011 at 10:35 am

Posted in animation - others

google dance analogy

googledance2

googledance_sepia

aka, the Agony of Modern Dance

comparison by j1p2m3 - i made the second panel smaller and more "sepia"

- tom moody

May 27th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Posted in animation - others

untweeted tweets

Andre Breton was the pope of surrealism - who is the pope of GIFs?

lack of broader fame is no impediment to having stalkers

i may actually finish that Huysmans book I started in my 20s...

when you put your artwork out there and people talk about it, they are not trolling

the beauty, tragedy & hilarity of modular synth ownership http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu-spR1M55o

sophistic reasoning, editorial elisions, and logical circumlocutions to avoid saying you misspoke

dreamed I poured out my life story to my dentist

the old, angry artist calls the critic names after the show; the young, angry artist does it beforehand

exhibition idea: the Poor Image ( http://bit.ly/5AwXpU ) vs the Weak Universal Gesture ( http://bit.ly/apxW6f ) - which is paltrier?

high correlation between artists who talk about the impossibility of sorting high and low and those looking upwards for validation

- tom moody

May 27th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Posted in general

crystal gif frames

a-c_crystal_frames_printed

- tom moody

May 26th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

"Electrolychee"

"Electrolychee" [4.6 MB .mp3]

The drums are all software (except for the kick that comes in at the halfway point) and the tunes are all hardware (with much editing of each). Control voltages, baby.

Am continuing to experiment with using MIDI pitchbend and mod wheel graphs to impose tunes on top of existing tunes. Near the end the "bridge" melody alternates between tonal and less tonal--that's me plugging and unplugging the pitchbend patch cord in real time. *dorky*

Update: reposted with minor changes.

- tom moody

May 26th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Posted in music - tm

unicorn and robot

green_unicorn320

fauxreal_cubes_stretch

rearrangements of animated GIFs posted on dump.fm

- tom moody

May 25th, 2011 at 11:25 am