turning dreams into reality

I am still in shock from last night.  What a game!  It’s been 108 years since the Chicago Cubs last won the World Series and they ended the curse in style during one of the most memorable games ever.  While I personally had no stake for either side as I am unfortunately a Yankees fan, I could not help but feel the excitement when Kris Bryant partially slipped on the slow chopper to third and then gunned a heater to first for the final out of the game.  I can’t remember a game where there was so much at stake aside from simply winning a championship.  Suffice to say, I was fairly animated (as were most of the fans at the bar I was at last night) throughout the game and obviously at the conclusion.

Before the game, I had been working on a sketch using a grid system to capture video with a couple other videos downloaded from YouTube playing in the background.  However, I could not help myself but change the video to the final out by Bryant as described above.  The video captures the person at the screen (me for this example) as I recreate the excitement I felt during the final out of the game last night.  The transparency allows you to see both the Cubs video and video capture simultaneously.  I decreased the videoScale to 4 to make the pixels even smaller, but p5 ends up running a little slower.  I assume this is normal.

This was a fun little project and I have absolutely learned quite a bit about video capturing and how to possibly implement it into my final project.

Here is a screenshot of exactly what I looked like during the final out:

screen-shot-2016-11-03-at-10-06-02-amAnd here is the code:



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Final Project == 4.0

Well, the day has finally come.  Alex, Katie and I have spent the past couple of weeks working together on what seemed like an inconceivable idea considering our collective aptitude in physical computing and processing, but we finally crossed the finish line.  Alex and I are set to present tomorrow and we will be in the winter show over the weekend.  While there are still a few bugs to adjust in the interim, we are confident that we will have those fixed by the time it will be shown to the world (or at least whoever comes to the show on Sunday and Monday).

Unity Dancing

This was my first experiment with Unity and I must say that I actually really enjoyed it.  While obviously there is still a lot to learn, I was amazed how quickly I was able to grasp everything at a basic level.  This may not be the most graceful video ever made, but I am controlling the three movements with different key strokes.

Dancing in a meadow below: