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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => Starbase Café => Topic started by: Amiga_Nut on July 25, 2007, 12:05:37 pm



Title: UQM- “Building a Religion” The Brain Fart Video
Post by: Amiga_Nut on July 25, 2007, 12:05:37 pm
    Umm Yeah. Well I was up way to late one night; and decided I liked this Cake song. So… I tried to put together a video with it. Embarrassingly, to someone who knows nothing about UQM, this video won't make much sense. Actually, I'm sure it won't make much sense anyway. The timing is horrible and is mostly me messing around in lightwave. Even more embarrassingly, I misspelled Sourceforge at the end. I had posted it once for about five minutes before Meep-Eep kindly removed the thread for me. Let it be known that this is in no way a good example of the best I can create when drunk and sleepy. I trashed all applicable files on my computer after. But I decided to relent and show this crap to you guys anyway. I’m going to catch shrapnel for this I’m sure, but I think it’s worth at least one laugh. Don’t expect much though!   

The Ur-Quan Masters- “Building a Religion”
http://www.zshare.net/video/2817454849b609 (http://www.zshare.net/video/2817454849b609)



Title: Re: UQM- “Building a Religion” The Brain Fart Video
Post by: Novus on July 25, 2007, 01:31:01 pm
Heh. I was just about to PM you to ask why you removed the thread. The whole video looks like something from a "Making of" documentary. Besides, I'm interested in seeing what sort of progress you've been making.

I've been looking into adding support for your videos to UQM; it seems the way to go is to link to FFmpeg (http://ffmpeg.mplayerhq.hu/). FFmpeg plays lots of common video formats (everything you've produced that I've seen so far, including the Windows Media stuff in this video!) and is common on Linux systems and an important component in many open-source video players; it appears to be stable, maintained and portable. Copyright is not a problem; FFmpeg is LGPL. If we need to dodge patent problems (or save space) when distributing binaries, we can disable unnecessary codecs when compiling. FFmpeg's I/O system maps almost directly onto UQM's UIO (no surprise; both are based on standard C I/O). We can output either to UQM's graphics system (320x240, 640x480 in scaled modes) or use video overlays (any resolution we like, although exceeding the users' display resolution is kind of pointless; 640x480 is probably a good compromise). The latter gets a bit tricky if we want to pause the video at some point and add text or something.

In any case, if this "Building a Religion" video is your status report, I should have UQM ready for your videos before you've finished making them.


Title: Re: UQM- “Building a Religion” The Brain Fart Video
Post by: meep-eep on July 25, 2007, 01:33:31 pm
You might want to talk to McMartin; he's working on video play in UQM as well...

BTW, any news on the netplay lobby?


Title: Re: UQM- “Building a Religion” The Brain Fart Video
Post by: Novus on July 25, 2007, 01:41:51 pm
You might want to talk to McMartin; he's working on video play in UQM as well...
Good point; better not waste time implementing the same thing twice.

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BTW, any news on the netplay lobby?
That's pretty much been on hold since we last discussed it; I don't think you ever answered my question about what language you'd intended to implement the server in. I didn't want to start implementing anything before hearing your ideas.


Title: Re: UQM- “Building a Religion” The Brain Fart Video
Post by: Zeep-Eeep on July 25, 2007, 07:15:17 pm
The video has some excellent graphics. And the Cake song is a godo one. Yes,
it doesn't appear to have a plot or anything, but a nice show-n-tell of art.


Title: Re: UQM- “Building a Religion” The Brain Fart Video
Post by: Resh Aleph on July 25, 2007, 09:42:37 pm
I really enjoyed this video. The song is not exactly my style, but it works very well here... as if all the SC2 ships are dancing to the music. :D

By the way, what is that "interior" shown in the video? I don't recognize it. :-\


Title: Re: UQM- “Building a Religion” The Brain Fart Video
Post by: Elerium on July 26, 2007, 12:55:37 am
I think it's ZEX's Shofixti menagerie.


Title: Re: UQM- “Building a Religion” The Brain Fart Video
Post by: Cedric6014 on July 26, 2007, 09:25:16 am
Awesome Amiga! You are one talented SOAB


Title: Re: UQM- “Building a Religion” The Brain Fart Video
Post by: Amiga_Nut on July 26, 2007, 02:05:37 pm
Thanks. You are all too kind. Next one will be better.  ;)


Title: Re: UQM- “Building a Religion” The Brain Fart Video
Post by: Zeep-Eeep on July 26, 2007, 06:29:30 pm
The interior shot also had me puzzled. I suppose the ZE theory makes sense.