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20/02/2011 17:23:11

penman
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I LOVE THIS SITE .. its just awesome here ... fell inlove with it ...
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20/02/2011 17:46:49

penman
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extranormal could not have had a higher paying customer then i was ... nor any1 more loyal to them ...but ... they lost me ... due to things ill not mention here but ... i was treated prety bad near the end ... ill still stop by and see some of the work they "Might" create .. but when i saw Movizu ... i simply fell inlove ...
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20/02/2011 17:51:03

penman
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21/02/2011 11:56:47

KerryK
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thanks for the love penman! we try hard to make the software and the site as accessible and friendly as possible so it's nice to hear nice things in return. we hope you enjoy using muvizu and make some masterpieces with it

everyone's super friendly on the forum so don't hesitate to ask, query or just say hello
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21/02/2011 12:29:37

mystoMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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I have the same excitement for Muvizu. I've animated a lot of things over the years using a lot of other animation packages both high and low end but none of them have had an impact on me as much as Muvizu.

In the short time that I have been using Muvizu the Devs have added some major features to the software and they continue to keep adding "goodies" with each release. They listen carefully to their users "wants and needs" and seem to try very hard to accommodate us users the best they can.

I've only produced a few animations with Muvizu so far but I have quite a few projects "on the drawing board". I have so many ideas for animations floating around in my head it's difficult to figure out which one to start first. It sure is a fun process though.

There are many really nice and talented people here that I'm sure would be glad to help you out with Muvizu if you ever need it, all you have to do is ask. A "feature rich", real time 3d animation package, excellent technical support, a great forum and website and the fact that it's all totally free makes Muvizu one great product.

Welcome aboard!!!
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22/02/2011 15:52:38

freakmoomin
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YEAH BABY! rock on
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01/03/2011 12:21:43

bigwallyMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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I've waited almost 40 years for something like Muvizu. Everything else was too clumsy to be of any use. I've even created real animation on an old Atari 8-bit computer back in the early 90's. Muvizu is the shizz!
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01/03/2011 14:12:26

KerryK
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bigwally wrote:
Muvizu is the shizz!



before y'alls start having a go at me i swear i didn't write that!
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01/03/2011 20:24:35

ziggy72Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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bigwally wrote:
I've waited almost 40 years for something like Muvizu. Everything else was too clumsy to be of any use. I've even created real animation on an old Atari 8-bit computer back in the early 90's. Muvizu is the shizz!


I first tried to do computer animation on my brother's ZX Spectrum 48k. In 1981. Seriously. You could rewrite text blocks (8x8 pixel grid) and change each text block in a sequence to fake something moving. Painful, painful process. Took a week of trial and error to get a walk cycle for the bottom half of a single character (the top half just a pixel grid pretending to be a picture) and then I gave up. And then I, too, discovered the joys of the Atari ST. Great machine - my first renders, fractals, music sequencers, and then I got distracted and spent most of my time playing Midwinter. Fun though!
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01/03/2011 21:11:13

artpenMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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Ha ha, how times have changed, I remember trying to do stop motion with my old VHS C camcorder!
yes, horrible, it was just horrible, trying to make my old action man walk, set one pose, press record, ( 2 secs ) Set another pose, dam!! action man won't stand with one leg, dam!, press record ( 2 secs) pose, record, pose, record, pose, record.................. Brick Wall,

RESULT- ONE BROKEN CAMCORDER , One Crap movie of action man break dancing badlyCursing

So yes , Muvizu is AWESOME
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01/03/2011 22:47:30

ziggy72Muvizu mogulExperimental user
ziggy72
Posts: 1988
artpen wrote:
RESULT- ONE BROKEN CAMCORDER , One Crap movie of action man break dancing badlyCursing

So yes , Muvizu is AWESOME


HA! Exactly right, we had the will but zero equipment to do it (would still love to have seen your video though! ) Awesome indeed!
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02/03/2011 00:31:42

mystoMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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I'm not sure if anyone remembers but a long long time ago (late 70's I think) there was a computer that was sold in the US called the Timex Sinclair 1000. They dubbed it as the only computer sold for under $100. It had like 5k of ram and hooked up to the old black and white TV's. It was a little larger than a paperback book. That was my first experience using a computer.

My first so called "real" computer was an Atari 400 with 16k of ram and a cassette tape machine to save my data on. It cost me like $400 just for the computer and the tape machine, a huge amount of money back then. I spent another $100 for a pop in cartridge that has Atari Basic on it. I spent the next few years learning how to program in Basic. Back then you could do some really cool stuff graphics wise on an Atari computer if you spent a lot of time trying to do it.

In 1990 I finally got an IBM clone computer. It was a 286 running at 16mz, had 1 meg of ram and had a 30 meg hard drive with a color monitor. There was a program that had just came out called Autodesk Animator that I also bought. A Dos based 2d animation program in 8 bits. At the time it was the best animation program available.

Those were the days...
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02/03/2011 01:24:54

ziggy72Muvizu mogulExperimental user
ziggy72
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Sorry Penman, we seem to have turned your topic into a misty-eyed stroll down memory lane - so, no more talk of tape machines, crap graphics, or floppy disks. Ahh, floppies, them were the days...
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02/03/2011 08:57:32

mcmillan-raExperimental userMuvizu staff
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Posts: 164
mysto wrote:

My first so called "real" computer was an Atari 400 with 16k of ram and a cassette tape machine to save my data on. It cost me like $400 just for the computer and the tape machine, a huge amount of money back then. I spent another $100 for a pop in cartridge that has Atari Basic on it. I spent the next few years learning how to program in Basic. Back then you could do some really cool stuff graphics wise on an Atari computer if you spent a lot of time trying to do it.

...

Those were the days...


Ah they were indeed - I had one of those. I remember learning basic, then 6502 assembler on it. The things you could do with "display list interrupts" were amazing. Fantastic machine for the time. Hard to believe it's over 30 years old now. Gulp!
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02/03/2011 09:35:10

NeilExperimental userMuvizu staff
Neil
Posts: 396
Since we're hijacking this thread with nostalgia...
Thread Hijack!


My first PC had a hard drive so small that every day I had to decide between installing the word processor for uni work, or the game I was playing (Microprose F1GP).

Incidentally, I watched this on BBC's iPlayer the other day: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00n5b92

It's available to Brits (sorry, Mysto) for the next couple of days or so. It's worth it just to see that bloke who helped ruin the Hitchhiker's Guide movie and some comedian as Clive Sinclair (complete with plastic forehead), girly slapping each other around in a pub.
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02/03/2011 12:03:58

glasgowjim
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That's nothing; this was the power supply of my first PC:


edited by glasgowjim on 02/03/2011
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02/03/2011 12:18:18

bigwallyMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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Posts: 400
I'm surrounded by former Sinclair (Timex) and Atari users who love animation! My very first computer was a Timex/Sinclair 1000 (ZX-81). Next came Atari, then various flavors of PC's. Couple all this with the fact that I a descendent from a Scottish clan (Collins)...

Somehow, I feel right at home, here. Toast
edited by bigwally on 02/03/2011
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02/03/2011 13:33:36

artpenMuvizu mogulExperimental user
artpen
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Arr yes, the golden era of crap computers.
I remember going into WH Smiths and seeing the ZX81, oh my god I thought!
The man showed me how to program
10 PRINT " Hello! "
20 GOTO 10
He stud back, his one eyebrow raised gently, and told me in a secret voice..........
" Type, RUN "
Oh my god, when I saw the word HELLO! Fall single file down the screen I sprinted out of that shop before the man could even show me his grand show
Stopper 3D Monster Maze.

When I got home I told my brother about this machine that you could program
And we spent all night talking about how we could take over the world with this 1k
memory beast!

I did'nt get the ZX81 with it's painful keyboard, but, santa is a kind man.
One christmas day, a little boy opened his presents to find large box
With the words ( VIC-20 ) on it. With total POWER OF 3 1/2 k memory!!!!

The boy looked to the heavens and said......
" By the Power of Commodor, I HAVE THE POWER!!!!! "


Ps can you remember Pressing the C64 commodor key?
edited by artpen on 02/03/2011
edited by artpen on 02/03/2011
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02/03/2011 16:46:40

Emily
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Such geekery!!

Ah well, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

Here's my contribution:

http://designbeep.com/2010/09/30/55-vintage-computer-ads-which-will-make-you-compare-today-and-past/

I have to say, I do quite fancy a Tech-Sketch Light Pen.

Preferably without the demonic child...
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02/03/2011 17:20:44

penman
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it doesnt seem hijaked to me i am enjoyin readin the comments
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