Are There Any Artists out there?

Discussion in 'xLights (Nutcracker)' started by smeighan, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. smeighan

    smeighan Dedicated Elf

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    I have been using the free vector drawing tool InkScape. It is awesome! http://inkscape.org/download/
    It works on Windows, Linux and the Mac.


    I am thinking of implementing singing pumpkins ans Christmas trees for this year In order to do this I will parse and use the papagayo phonetic files. http://www.lostmarble.com/papagayo/
    papagayo will take a sound file and produce a text with the phonemes identified


    My plan is to put animated images on my megatree.


    So , If you are interested please look at this short tutorial that shows how to draw a pumpkin in InkScape. http://screencasters.heathenx.org/wp-content/videos/ep038.ogv
    watch it even if you dont plan on making a pumpkin. you will see some of the power of inkscape.


    So I need multiple images with different mouth shapes to match the phonemes. We could also make the pumpkin/tree blink sometimes.




    If someone could make up 3 or 4 shapes i could test the software. I will use the movie engine to flip through the images.


    thanks
    sean
     
  2. kel

    kel Dedicated Elf

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    Have you looked at http://www.cartoonsolutions.com/ for various walk cycles and mouth movements ... it is probably not what you are after but it does give some really cool ideas ...

    Dimensions of your tree in pixels might also help ...
     
  3. AAH

    AAH I love blinky lights :) Community Project Designer

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    If you use the port of papagayo done by ItsMeBobO there are a number of shapes that come as part of that package.
     

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