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gwrede

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Polished version of the Cheetah gif.
« on: March 02, 2021, 07:25:14 pm »
Hi, everybody!

I first encountered Free Pascal in 1998 or 1999, when browsing everything Pascal on the net. I've used Turbo Pascal since 2.0, on CP/M, in Orwell's Year, 1984. (In 2000, I switched to D (aka Dlang).)

The first time I saw the Cheetah logo I thought "How cool is that!" -- But ever since that day I've had a hard time accepting how it moves unnaturally. I wished I had the know-how and tools to do something about it. And ever since, when checking the site, It's been a pet peeve of mine.

During the years I have converted quite a few people to Free Pascal. (D is not for every use case.)

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Now, the other day it occurred to me that I now have the tools and skills to do the job.

The thing you notice when watching a real Cheetah run and hunt is that it keeps its head still and level!

I fixed that, and tried to otherwise not change the logo.

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Legalese: I give the Copyright to my changes to the logo to the Free Pascal Community.

Also: I fully understand there are a ton of reasons to /not/ update the logo. But just in case, find my file attached to this post.

Thank you!

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Re: Polished version of the Cheetah gif.
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2021, 08:01:10 pm »
I 'd vote for __some__ head movement, because when I see
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaV1_M2j200
the head moves a little.

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Re: Polished version of the Cheetah gif.
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2021, 08:14:32 pm »
I agree. The head is too stable. It's not natural. However your animation is fine.
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Re: Polished version of the Cheetah gif.
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2021, 08:18:06 pm »
Totally agree with AlexTP and Blaazen. Fine animation, but completely fixed head is unnatural.

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Re: Polished version of the Cheetah gif.
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2021, 04:34:33 am »
I totally disagree with the comments so far :) It revised GIF looks more realistic to me. Yes, I watched the video.
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Re: Polished version of the Cheetah gif.
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2021, 11:56:08 am »
I 'd vote for __some__ head movement, because when I see
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaV1_M2j200
the head moves a little.
If only then slightly backward and forward movement of head should be added.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icFMTB0Pi0g
(at 2:51 it's all about free pascal)

It's really satisfying to look at this new cheetah movements.

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Re: Polished version of the Cheetah gif.
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2021, 08:39:35 pm »
I totally disagree with the comments so far :) It revised GIF looks more realistic to me. Yes, I watched the video.


Ditto.  :D
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Re: Polished version of the Cheetah gif.
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2021, 05:47:37 pm »
Stabilization is never ideal. And in the videos provided it is not ideal too. So, some slight movements msut be.

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Re: Polished version of the Cheetah gif.
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2021, 06:10:02 pm »

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Re: Polished version of the Cheetah gif.
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2021, 08:33:32 pm »
Could you provide an animated scalable vector graphic (SVG)? Then it can easily be scaled for mobile, normal screens or huge displays while it still looks fine on all ;)

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Re: Polished version of the Cheetah gif.
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2021, 11:10:34 pm »
I’ve “improved” the logo.  :D :P

[…]
The first time I saw the Cheetah logo I thought "How cool is that!" -- But ever since that day I've had a hard time accepting how it moves unnaturally. […] And ever since, when checking the site, It's been a pet peeve of mine.[…]
I actually hate it, but I hate all kinds of fast and restless GIF animations. I have the logo blocked because of that.
Yours Sincerely
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Re: Polished version of the Cheetah gif.
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2021, 12:52:51 pm »
too speed

gwrede

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Re: Polished version of the Cheetah gif.
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2021, 05:26:29 pm »
Hi!

Here you have the version with a bobbing head. Is this better?

« Last Edit: March 08, 2021, 05:35:37 pm by gwrede »

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Re: Polished version of the Cheetah gif.
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2021, 05:29:03 pm »
YES!
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Re: Polished version of the Cheetah gif.
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2021, 05:35:37 pm »

Youtube video:

Running cheetah with slow motion and moving skeleton:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icFMTB0Pi0g

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