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like animation? rent Mirror Mask..  (minh?)

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    jamie

    i rented the dvd yesterday - its by the Jim Henson animation team

    here is the website:

    http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/mirrormask/main.html

    its not really a kids movie - more like an animated acid trip
    very very freaky

    i forgot animation could be so cool..  getting too used to pixar 3d

    although they use 3d alot - its just more ... luminous or something.. very artsty

    WHY cant an OS look like this?

    Smiley

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    W3bbo

    jamie wrote:
    WHY cant an OS look like this?


    Becauses today's computers don't have a multi-thousand SGI visualization nodes ready to process these in real-time.

    Although give it about 20 years and we'll have real-time Monsters Inc. on our computers.

    The "Money for Nothing" video is 20 years old, 1986 t'was made in, 5 years later the same guys came out with "Reboot", and already our GPUs can nearly handle stuff like that in real-time.

    I reckon in 3 years time we'll be able to have real-time Toy Story (1995)-quality graphics.

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    jamie

    ..well that would be amazing.

    i was just refering to the feel.. whimsical.. surreal

    could do that on todays machines

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    Minh

    looks interesting... going to the top of my NetFlix queue.

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    SlackmasterK

    What I liked most about that site was the progress indicators as the images loaded in the photos section... did you catch them load?  They report back what percentage of each images has loaded before they fade in.  Spiffy.

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    DoomBringer

    jamie wrote:

    ..well that would be amazing.

    i was just refering to the feel.. whimsical.. surreal

    could do that on todays machines


    I don't think I want using my computer to be like a surreal acid trip.  Fear and Loathing in LV was a good movie, but I wouldn't want to try and navigate that.

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    jamie

    thats cool

    but someday - hopefully someone like terry gilliam will do a UI for computers.. or other people with similar tastes will

    probably on linux...  :O 

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    Minh

    jamie wrote:
    probably on linux...   

    Hey! Tongue Out

    I think Vista's UX has the potential to be extremely powerful. But we won't see anything interesting until 2 years after release though.

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    Cairo

    What's the music that's used in the flash movie on that website?

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    jamie

    Cairo wrote:
    What's the music that's used in the flash movie on that website?



    not sure - but it like the movie is weird also - glorious sometimes - unBEARABLE othertimes

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    Aptly Goodie

    Cairo wrote:
    What's the music that's used in the flash movie on that website?


    I believe it's Iain Ballamy. His rendition of "Close to You" is just awesome.

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