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Yes, I'll bring a square or 10
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Yes, I'll bring a square or 10
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No, I'll be too stoned to even remember to bring my tent.
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No, I'll be too stoned to even remember to bring my tent.
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I'm not sure what the hell you're talking about.
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I'm not sure what the hell you're talking about.
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Post by Mozy bonz » Wed Dec 07, 2005 11:36 am

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Post by sputnik » Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:00 pm

I like them both. The height though seems to be more than something we could arrange except by plane rides. Can you make the angle more shallow and decrease the size of the pics to be a 'normal' page width?

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Post by Mozy bonz » Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:29 pm

Yes, if you have a better picture of the playa at a better angle. I’m limited to the angle of the picture.
This was just a quick one to get a feel for the angle and what can be seen.
I was working on a 3D picture. But it takes much longer for me to set that one up.
It does let’s us move the camera around and show shadows and more detail even the mountains.
More is coming!

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Post by sputnik » Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:36 pm

OK, cool. I have something. This was taken in 04 looking toward the man from the top of the roaster coaster.

http://sputnik.name/~dan/images/BM04.jpg

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Post by Mozy bonz » Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:43 pm

Thanks I will work on that tonight. I need to go get some mud/snow tires for my durango. Snowboarding time of year Ya!!

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Post by dragonfly Jafe » Wed Dec 07, 2005 1:40 pm

2.5 pixels per MINUTE starting on Saturday? That sounds a tad unrealistic...

...maybe it is time to start thinking about a process to do some of the work Pre-Playa...or reduce the resolution...or start a few weeks earlier!
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Post by sputnik » Wed Dec 07, 2005 1:51 pm

Yeah...scares the shit outta me. Backup plan is for a sparse image made up of just lines and use the playa as a backdrop. Have you noticed how long thin lines like power lines show up fairly well on these images? I think it might be possible to do this that way for line art. But for right now we forge ahead.

Yes, pre-playa subassembly will considerably shorten the time. I really would love to get regionals involved in building large sections, either in strips or 10x10 squares.

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Post by Mozy bonz » Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:11 pm

dragonfly Jafe>>>2.5 pixels per MINUTE starting on Saturday? That sounds a tad unrealistic...

me too.... that is why I was thinking large panels made up of pixels. then you could put up more up at one time.
just takes more prefab and people would need to take on bigger parts of the picture. still same resolution just bigger pieces.
more than one person could do one panel (ie camps or groups) still offer pixels but have the main part of the picture set in panels.
A panel of 20 pixels gives us 500 panels to set vs 10,000 pixels. still all theory for me. but the math looks better.


sput! we where thinking the same thing saw your post after I did mine.

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Post by Mozy bonz » Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:11 pm

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Post by regionalchaos » Thu Dec 08, 2005 8:06 am

That pic looks great! :shock:

I'm hoping to have the sign up code ready to go by the end of the weekend. As soon as the site gets an update, I'll let you guys know :D

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Post by sputnik » Thu Dec 08, 2005 8:38 am

Mozy bonz wrote: me too.... that is why I was thinking large panels made up of pixels. then you could put up more up at one time.
The more I think on this, the more I like trying to get 10x10 panels. It reduces the total number of pieces to 100.

Can anyone figure out how to take a picture and turn it into 100x100 pixels with each pixel being a single color? I'd love it if there is already a piece of software out there that will do this. In the end what we need is to be able to produce a list that details the color of each pixel (and I'd rather not count each one by hand).

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Post by Mozy bonz » Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:27 am

Thank you regionalchaos
let me know what kind of pieces you might need for the site I have a lot of softwear that makes it real ez to do.
I have fishy blinking that I did in adobe Image ready it made it very ez. I can resize and use all of adobe photo shop filters in it. Man I wish I knew more about writing code.

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The last picture is split into 99 pieces I can tile the picture so each tile is it own color. But we need more of a handle on what the picture is going to be.
The detail of the picture will determine how to tile it. That is what I was doing with the scary picture. Just how big you can make a pixel and keep the picture. I will play more with that. With the main picture we can split that into sections so when you click on it you get a zoom of just that
section. From there people can pick the panels. When the section is full then the option shows section full and not zoom into that one. I also think
That we should fill sections in an order so it we don’t get all the sections taken we still have a reconcilable picture.

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I don't want to leave you out and I would love to see some of your graphics
I have been using photo shop for a long time if you have any questions please ask.

I love doing graphics I spend hours in my studio for just me. It's good to share my work.

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Post by sputnik » Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:46 am

Mozy bonz wrote: The last picture is split into 99 pieces I can tile the picture so each tile is it own color. But we need more of a handle on what the picture is going to be.
The detail of the picture will determine how to tile it. That is what I was doing with the scary picture. Just how big you can make a pixel and keep the picture. I will play more with that. With the main picture we can split that into sections so when you click on it you get a zoom of just that
section. From there people can pick the panels. When the section is full then the option shows section full and not zoom into that one. I also think
That we should fill sections in an order so it we don’t get all the sections taken we still have a reconcilable picture.
I was hoping that there would be some generic software out there that would take a photo and then pixelate to any granularity it regardless of the original format or pixel count. I actually believe that something like this must already exist, it's just a matter of finding it. I found some software called the rasterbator. It takes an image and then produces a large format rasterized image. It's pretty close to what I want, but not quite right. What I don't want to have to do is manually count pixels. It would be great to have the software produce a spreadsheet that indicates the pixel location by row and column as well as the RGB color. I probably can write this software if I need to, it's just been a long time since I've done anything like this (maybe 18 years now).

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Post by regionalchaos » Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:17 am

It seems like there must be a "tile" filter that could work...

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Post by Ranger Genius » Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:05 am

Sput, thought for securing without monstrous amounts of stakes needed: Furring strips. Stake down 10- or 12-foot 1X2 or 2X2s in your 10X10 grid pattern. With 12-footers, this would be a total of 66 strips, one stake at each end is 132 stakes, or one in the middle makes 198. The advantage being that when people or groups showed up with their preassembled 10ydX10yd panels, you could just give them the coordinates of their block and hand them a staple gun. This would also give a semi-rigid structure and low profile to reduce the sail effect, but it's going to be a monstrous kite no matter what.

I agree that snow fencing would be a good idea to prevent destructive traffic flow. You could leave gates open to allow pedestrian access if you wanted, though. The furring strips would also mean that you wouldn't have to worry about people riding their bikes through it as much.

Let us know when you've got signups ready, and I'll start haranguing members of the Utah regional group to buy me fabric, even if I have to sew it together myself.
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Post by AntiM » Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:04 pm

You can use my machine, RG.

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Post by sputnik » Thu Dec 08, 2005 5:57 pm

I know I've been as much the cause of this as anyone, but let's try to keep the image size down to something that will display across the the average screen without causing scrolling to the right, because otherwise every comment needs to be scrolled through.

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Post by sputnik » Thu Dec 08, 2005 5:57 pm

How many more entries until page 5?

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Post by sputnik » Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:51 pm

One more?

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Post by sputnik » Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:51 pm

Nope

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Post by sputnik » Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:51 pm

Maybe this one...

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Post by Mozy bonz » Thu Dec 08, 2005 7:21 pm

sorry I use a high res for my screen so I see all of the pic. I will make them smaller from now on.

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Post by Mozy bonz » Thu Dec 08, 2005 7:22 pm

this one

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Post by Mozy bonz » Thu Dec 08, 2005 8:42 pm

:shock: Boy I really didn't get it until I logged in at a friend house.
When I’m in my studio I use high res on all the monitors. So I didn’t need to scroll across. Sorry maybe I should go back to the kids table again? :)

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Post by Mozy bonz » Thu Dec 08, 2005 8:43 pm

this one :?

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Post by Lysergic » Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:25 am

Image

Image

Just dabblin with perspective and quality and I'm almost certain that if we do this it would make it a lot easier if it wasn't necessarily a very colorful nor complex image because size of the satellite image won't allow it. as the first image demonstrates. Also the less complex it is the smaller and clearer it can be.

But anyway I can try and come up with some website look next time I have a moment.
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Post by sputnik » Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:53 am

I like those thoughts Lysergic. Very interesting.

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Post by Mozy bonz » Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:27 am

this one to page 5


hey Lysergic nice!


Just trying to fix the wide spot I made. see on page 5

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Post by Mozy bonz » Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:28 am

one more

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Post by Mozy bonz » Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:29 am

one more?

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