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Post  john5555leonard on Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:44 am

there i was sat having a drink and cigar looking at my mornings work thinking aint life a bitch having to keep getting up to adjust the turntable to get just the right front. why has,nt somebody invented a remote control turntable? i want one

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Post  irene_b on Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:32 am

Add me to the list as well......

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Post  Jeremy on Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:12 am

Hi,
Add me.
I want one that will turn in 5 degree incriments, 72 stops, so I can make a 360 degree movie of my trees as well.

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Post  fiona on Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:26 pm

I've got an old turntable in the attic we could modify. Want to book us a slot on Dragons' Den, Jerry: this could be our road to a fortune.


Note to those not old enough to remember turntables: Hah! you haven't lived 'til you've experienced a 45, a 33 & a third or even a 78 in vinyl! Wink


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Post  Jim Doiron on Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:16 pm

The first thing that comes to mind are the newer remote control ceiling fans? The high speed would be a bit much but maybe it could be modified to disable that speed.

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Post  John Quinn on Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:23 am

Fiona, you have left out the 16 RPM records...prolly before your time though!

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Post  fiona on Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:42 am

Well, funny you should mention that. The very first record player I remember us owning in the late 60s had a 16 2/3 setting on it. Never knew what it was for at the time other than to create endless hours of childish merriment by playing your LPs at the wrong speed. 16 2/3 made them sounds like zombies while 78 made them sound like Pinky and Perky.

THIS is what a 16 2/3 should have sounded like apparently.

While THIS is what we usually did with the setting. Specially selected for you, John Wink

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Post  Kev Bailey on Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:28 am

I recently rescued the steel base of an office swivel chair, as a caretaker was taking it to the skip (dumpster?). It has a hydraulic raise mechanism and, unusually, a flat platform where the chair once sat. Now I just need a good strong circular top to screw on. Before I do, I'll give Jeremy's suggestion a bit of thought as I'd love to to 360' tree animations too. Perhaps a shallow ratchet system on the underside?


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Post  john5555leonard on Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:46 am

maybe i should just buy an electric wheelchair then i can just drive around the tree till i get to the right spot

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Post  fiona on Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:18 pm

Or.... leave the tree static but hold the camera and hang from Jeremy's ceiling fan as it revolves. Just watch your family don't think it hilarious to switch it to high speed while you're up there though!!!

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Post  Jeremy on Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:45 pm

Or.... leave the tree static but hold the camera and hang from Jeremy's ceiling fan as it revolves. Just watch your family don't think it hilarious to switch it to high speed while you're up there though!!!
Laughing Very funny....... pale Make me ill just thinking about spinning upside down.

I have found the software to use, but is all in Chinese I think?
Angle-Pro.com

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Post  Kev Bailey on Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:45 pm

I don't think you need any special software for making the 360 video Jeremy (especially in Chinese). Microsoft Movie Maker should suffice. Just load up all the images and get them onto the timeline then export as a .mov .avi file. If each image is used as a single "frame" in the animation it will be on screen for 1/25 of a second.You can slow down the animation by increasing the legth of time each frame is on screen. I think 2/25ths is around the time that most animators work on.

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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:54 pm

Some of the new digital phones and cameras allow you to take panoramic pics by holding the shutter button while sweeping the area to be photographed. If you take a 360 photo by walking around the tree, will you end up with a loop photo instead od a panoramic one?

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Post  Jeremy on Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:21 pm

Hi Kev,
Yes, but....
I want one that can be controlled by the mouse, creeping back and fro, rather than a movie as such, more a controllable turntable.
I have seen somewhere one that can spin 360 degrees vertically as well, so you can see the top and under the canopy. But that is possible a pipedream. No

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Post  Kev Bailey on Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:42 pm

Ah, I see. You might be interested in this site Jerry. http://3d2f.com/tags/360/photo/software/ Lots of free software solutions there.

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Post  irene_b on Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:39 pm

Kev Bailey wrote:I don't think you need any special software for making the 360 video Jeremy (especially in Chinese). Microsoft Movie Maker should suffice. Just load up all the images and get them onto the timeline then export as a .mov .avi file. If each image is used as a single "frame" in the animation it will be on screen for 1/25 of a second.You can slow down the animation by increasing the legth of time each frame is on screen. I think 2/25ths is around the time that most animators work on.



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