Making things move, part 2

With an eye to following the Frankensteinian theme suggested by some readers of yesterday’s post, I will use an appropriately creepy subject for talking about procedural animation.

Clicking on the image below will take you to a java applet showing a 3D model of a human eye. We’re going to bring this little critter to life over the next few days. Meanwhile, interacting with the java applet will let you see how the model was put together.

Nothing in the 3D model was actually measured from life. As I will do in each step of this little project, I just eyeballed it. :-)

9 Responses to “Making things move, part 2”

  1. Sharon says:

    Are you going to call it Igor?

  2. admin says:

    Igor: Dr. Frankenstein…
    Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: “Fronkensteen.”
    Igor: You’re putting me on.
    Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: No, it’s pronounced “Fronkensteen.”
    Igor: Do you also say “Froaderick”?
    Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: No… “Frederick.”
    Igor: Well, why isn’t it “Froaderick Fronkensteen”?
    Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: It isn’t; it’s “Frederick Fronkensteen.”
    Igor: I see.
    Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: You must be Igor.
    [He pronounces it ee-gor]
    Igor: No, it’s pronounced “eye-gor.”
    Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: But they told me it was “ee-gor.”
    Igor: Well, they were wrong then, weren’t they?

  3. sharon says:

    Exactly :-)

  4. admin says:

    Ah, great minds think alike. :-)

  5. Sharon says:

    Sally gets the original credit. I didn’t immediately catch onto the real underlying theme.

    BTW, you probably didn’t know that the internal name for the App Inventor project is Young Android.

  6. admin says:

    Yes, I was definitely referring to Sally as well as one of the great minds in question!

    That’s very funny about Young Android! I wonder whether Apple has an internal project named “iGor”.

  7. Sharon says:

    :-) That begs the question: what sort of product is “iGor”? Siri’s creepy cousin?

  8. sally says:

    Heh… I’ve created a monster! :-)

  9. admin says:

    Yes you have Sally, and the world will never be the same. With great power comes great responsibility. 😉

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