New Year 2020

Back to World Unknown!

After the death of my laptop, I deliberated for at least a day before purchasing an almost identical laptop from eBay. This way my hard drives could easily drop in and I already knew the capabilities of the machine.

Robots with hats

I had a lot of time on my hands after school finished (my day job) for Christmas and embarked on a program of material creation and programming. I decided that my robots would look great in top hats, and I also decided that my merry go round needed the first stage of a Saturn VI rocket to propel it through space.

I added a couple of new layers to my software. In my opinion the most effective being a static PNG with alpha. This layer can be used to separate the foreground animations from the rest of the layers and give me depth. My current favourite PNGs are compositions based on old CRT television sets.

A static PNG layer

For the night I had two ultra-short-throws back projecting onto my free-standing screens either side of the stage, and the Optoma projecting above the audience onto a screen on the sidewall. It looked great.

The best thing about the night was the return of my former partner in crime, Paul, back from New Zealand for a couple of weeks and foolish enough to agree to perform with me again! We both had a great time.

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