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bfv  ·  435 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Something is Wrong on the Internet

Those videos look more like "I wanted to be an animator along with way too many other people, the best gig I could get is animating blog spam, at least I can have some fun with it" to me.

kleinbl00  ·  435 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It stinks of "giant warehouse in Vietnam somewhere full of pirated Adobe licenses and cheap computer science students" to me.

tacocat  ·  435 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Maybe I didn't understand how they were produced.

bfv  ·  435 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well, it's possible they were entirely automated, I've seen some papers taking a script and generating an animation from it. I don't think anything like that is available off the shelf though and it would be way more trouble/money to write a program to do it than to hire a few Full Sail animation graduates to make half-hour animations that fit some word salad as fast as they can.

kleinbl00  ·  435 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Xtranormal basically animated scripts algorithmically. I'll bet you could write an algorithm that would take certain inputs and create certain animations.

I'll bet it would be a lot easier to staff a sweatshop full of entry-level computer operators who don't speak a word of english.