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Ben Sumner (WACOMalt)
Works at Freelance VFX for ExodusFX
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Well this has been quite a weekend project. I've been turning my Midi Keyboard into an actual synth. Its powered with a Raspberry Pi. a little 7" display, and a TV soundbar on the bottom. I had to make that power brick you see on the top left of the full image to power it all. Haven't done much electric work, but this turned out great! all that's left to do is mount the powerbrick, and the keyboard, and Its done!

Its nice to be able to just sit down and play music now. Used to have to run this to my computer and set stuff up which took forever. Time is the enemy of memory, especially when your trying to remember a little song that you came up with so you can record it, so I'm glad this is working!

+Alexander Zolotov Thank you for Sunvox, without which this wouldn't be nearly as fun :)
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Where do I put the xmp preset files? Also how do I make these?
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ooohhhh why didnt I think of that! thanks!
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Anyone else unable to send images in hangouts? Stuck as "sending"
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Thanks for fixing it +Todd Tabern​
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Here's some shots from XCam LG on a G3. All shot in raw and color graded in Lightroom. They are also at 50% size due to grain.
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Cool shots!
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Dood your dad is awesome!!!!
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I'm testing animation tweening and having an issue. 

I have 2 variables that tween. One from 0-100 when screen goes bright, and 100 to 0 when it goes dark. The other is the inverse.

Sone one is 100 when its bright, one is 100 when its dim. These work perfectly on everything. 

Then I plug it into the opacity section of an outline effect on text. The text itself is always 100% opaque, but the outline is supposed to fade in when I go dim, and fade out when I go bright.  

Currently it is invisible in dim mode, but when I go to bright it jumps to 100% and then fades out, and from bright to dim, nothing happens and it stays black, when it should be fading to 100 and staying there while dim.

Is this a bug?

Here's my script:

tweens.opacity_bright = 100
tweens.opacity_dim = 0
tweens.scalar_bright = 1
tweens.scalar_dim = 0

function on_display_bright()
    wm_schedule { action='tween', tween='opacity_bright', from=0, to=100, duration=0.9, easing=outQuad }
    wm_schedule { action='tween', tween='opacity_dim', from=100, to=0, duration=0.9, easing=outQuad }
    wm_schedule { action='tween', tween='scalar_bright', from=0, to=1, duration=0.9, easing=outQuad }
    wm_schedule { action='tween', tween='scalar_dim', from=1, to=0, duration=0.9, easing=outQuad }

end


function on_display_not_bright()
    wm_schedule { action='tween', tween='opacity_bright', from=100, to=0, duration=0.9, easing=outQuad }
    wm_schedule { action='tween', tween='opacity_dim', from=0, to=100, duration=0.9, easing=outQuad }
    wm_schedule { action='tween', tween='scalar_bright', from=1, to=0, duration=0.9, easing=outQuad }
    wm_schedule { action='tween', tween='scalar_dim', from=0, to=1, duration=0.9, easing=outQuad }

end


To test this just create some new text, 100% opacity (mine is black color, but it shouldnt matter) then add a text effect, outline, and for it's opacity type tweens.opacity_dim
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Happy Fathers Day Dad! 

This gift you gave to yourself.

He's done. DONE.    Well... as done an artist or engineer can ever be. The guy's an artist, and a damned talented one.  Add to that the fact that he's a great Dad, and you get a guy I'm really missing right now. Love you pa, miss you, and Happy Father's day!
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Working at the a school over the summer can be interesting. Jumped a bit when I saw this guy in the dimmed lights!
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Having some issues figuring out how to approach an smooth but segmented second hand animation. My current script works until I get to 60/0 seconds. The script then tweens from 360 to 0 and it goes a bit crazy. How can I adjust this to get my tween working across the 360/0 rotation jump?

Here's my current script.




tweens.secondrot = {drs}

function on_second()

wm_schedule { action='tween', tween='secondrot', from=secondrot, to={drs}, duration=0.3, easing= inOutBack }

end
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Dang, hoped it wouldnt come down to that. But thanks!
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New animated version of my LCARS watchface.

Animated gif creation didn't work for me, but the animations are the same as in this version (which I haven't released yet) https://youtu.be/PF5THRAhuGM

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=0B7DRyTtXkHAMd2ZTaVp2aS1TVnM

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    Freelance VFX Artist, 2012 - present
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    2D/3D Artist, 2009 - 2012
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