Cousin Froid has some doozies to tell from his journey today if he can ever find time to make the images work. Helping other passengers hand-start an Airbus in Calgary (think one-sided tug-of-war with the other end of the rope wrapped around the turbine spindle) and changing a nose-wheel tire on a Regional Jet in Toronto (passengers stood together on the horizontal stabilizer to lift the nose gear). But before he can get to documenting all that, there's that matter of Super Moo helping with an energy crisis. She needs a lot more practice, but it appears there is a green (grass eater) energy source on the horizon for pumping Alberta's crude oil. Certainly, once she learns how to do it properly in Canada, she can teach all of Bovine County the trick too. +Nana Lou
could get rich on this one.
Here are some of Super Moo's early attempts. Not ready for the Trailer Reunion page yet, but promising.
I've learned a lot about puppet warp. For this attempt I made a series of independent Moo images with the legs increasingly enlongated, then pasted and merged them with frames imported from the pumpjack video. The leg-lengthening was a hap-hazzard guess, and does not increase smoothly. I had to further transform the cow images to fit each pumpjack layer before merging, so the leg lengthening is not apparent here until the last frame. Next attempt will warp Moo layers specifically to fit each pumpjack position. I'll also overlay a copy of the pumpjack layer (with portions masked or erased so we can see Moo) to give some depth. Kind of like what +Ronald L
did with having Moo run behind the tree.