Half-notes on the Sidstation are played through the Mutator filter while non-sounding 1/16 notes in Cubase change the pitch of the Mutator's cutoff via MIDI. In the piano intro and outro the two groups of notes are combined. An interesting unintended effect here--the first time I've noticed such a pronounced audio afterimage. The Mutator part is so dense the piano afterward sounds thin and trebly, but it's the same piano heard at the beginning. This is like a Joseph Albers exercise (make a color look lighter through a darker surrounding color) except it's not the main point of the work.
by tom moodyComments Off on the future of animation online
Above are screenshots of Google's search page today, from WIZARDISHUNGRY. The dancer moves from right to left in this animated middlebrow magazine illustration. These are not GIFs, of course, I assume its HTML5 and/or canvas. Some commentary, from twitter:
tommoody: some bad interpretive dancing and anti-aliasing happening on Google's main search page right now
tommoody: if god had wanted drawings to be anti-aliased he would never have made pixels rectangular
WIZARDISHUNGRY: v: i dont understand why they didnt just use an animated gif instead of flipping thru '150 divs with a png in each / jw: @tommoody / v: fuuu
WIZARDISHUNGRY: The compositing artifacts in today's Google sketch are fugly bullshit; too cool for a gif? http://yfrog.com/gz6gi4j @tommoody
tommoody: Google means to phase out animated GIFs and replace them with this crap: http://yfrog.com/gz6gi4j (thx @WIZARDISHUNGRY for pic)