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Old 11-27-2010, 03:44 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Touch Screen Features?

This is not just for freshwater, but all fish screen savers. I'd love to see fish react to touch screen like feedings, tapping the screen, cats trying to get the fish, etc.
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Old 11-27-2010, 04:19 PM   #2
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I had always planned on this, until I started running out of lifetime at such an alarming rate.
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Old 11-27-2010, 04:28 PM   #3
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Originally posted by Jim Sachs:
I had always planned on this, until I started running out of lifetime at such an alarming rate.  
Heh. I know that feeling with lack of free time. I am on Thanksgiving vacation this week, but still not enough to do the stuff I need to do!
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:03 AM   #4
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Maybe this could help Great fish movment mouth fins... has the looking down from the top angle (Microsoft Surface Lagoon) and when you touch the waters surface the fish react neat! Could the looking down from the top angle be added to any of the other aquariums?
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:34 AM   #5
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I don't know about other programs, but the background objects in mine are like a Hollywood set - they only "exist" when viewed from one angle.
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:45 AM   #6
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Shouldn't that be.... they only "exist" when viewed from a wide range of horizontal angles?....
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:12 PM   #7
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Well, the camera is locked at a certain angle (90 degrees to the background), and dollies back and forth. A bit of the objects' sides are visible in the camera's "peripheral vision" if they are near the borders of the screen. But if the camera's angle varies by even one degree, all kinds of holes show up in the background objects.
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:57 AM   #8
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Sorry, but can I disagree there Jim...

The camera may be locked at 90, but its field of view has to be wide enough to "see" the extremes of multi-monitor situations, and also whilst viewing a moving panorama. This results in a 'seeing-around-corners' that produced all those holes found during testing, that weren't apparent on single monitor systems.

I don't think we can consider that... "being viewed from one angle". - IMO, because the scene is traversing across our screen or screens, (without which there would be no 3D effect), background objects are being viewed over a wide range of angles. - The camera may be viewing from one static 'position', - but it is 'seeing' over considerably more than one angle.

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Old 02-27-2011, 09:55 AM   #9
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Yes, that's the "peripheral vision" I was talking about, and was the reason it took years to develop the 3D background for MA3. But what people keep asking for is to unlock the camera and allow the scene to be viewed from different angles (like the top-down view mentioned here). Even with a bit of the sides of the objects showing, they are still 90% "fronts", and any slight change of camera angle quickly exposes the true nature of the background.
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