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January 18, 2002 6:48 AM   Subscribe

Luxo Redux. It was only a matter of time. (1.7 MB)
posted by warhol (12 comments total)

 
Let's see. Linking directly to large media files, without explaining what they are? Expect the fur to fly.

I think it's a movie based on PIXAR's old jumping desklamp, but with the new iMac instead. I couldn't tell. Quicktime had issues with it.

I bet it's cute.
posted by jpoulos at 7:02 AM on January 18, 2002


It is, jpoulos. Very cute. Now I know I need it.
Here's the original Pixar short(Needs Quicktime, as above).
posted by MiguelCardoso at 7:08 AM on January 18, 2002


Linking directly to large media files, without explaining what they are?

You'll notice that it mentions filesize at the end of the second sentence - that's not clear that it's some 'large' media file? Yeah, I left out that it was quicktime, my bad.

As for not explaining, if the word "Luxo" means anything to you, you're the right audience. If it doesn't, then you're probably not. The first sentence is alarmingly descriptive for the people who will appreciate the joke in the first place. What's interesting to me is that even without being able to see the quicktime file, you were able to make a pretty darn good guess about what the content was going to be. Well done.
posted by warhol at 7:18 AM on January 18, 2002


I hereby announce the creation of the "Let's buy Miguel a New iMac fund." Send all checks and cash to me and I'll set up a special non-profit savings account. All contributions will be tax deductible. (only in Portugal)
posted by ColdChef at 7:35 AM on January 18, 2002


Let's see. Linking directly to large media files, without explaining what they are? Expect the fur to fly.

I could tell exactly what it the link was going to be from the short description, and I thought it was cool! No fur flying here...
posted by spilon at 8:05 AM on January 18, 2002


That movie rocks. But I already knew I needed one.

Not to mention 3 of my PC-only friends. (One's already on order!) This thing'll be a hit.
posted by jragon at 8:24 AM on January 18, 2002


i assumed someone would do this, but i didn't expect it so fast and of such high quality. great link. also, thanks for the Pixar link, MiguelCardoso-- i'm so glad they've got all those short films online. i thought For the Birds was the funniest part of Monsters, Inc.
posted by gwint at 8:49 AM on January 18, 2002


Can you imagine the computing resources that must have gone into the original Luxo film back in 1986!? Now, a fan can produce something comparable with a desktop machine.

Fascinating . . .
posted by aladfar at 9:08 AM on January 18, 2002


Personally i thought it lacked the charm of the original and it obviously lacks originality.
posted by Frasermoo at 9:08 AM on January 18, 2002


Can you imagine the computing resources that must have gone into the original Luxo film back in 1986!?

For the life of me, I can't find the link, but some time last year, at MacWorld or a similar expo, Steve Jobs talked about this. He explained that each second of Luxo took something like 24 hours to render. He had the latest Mac multimedia machine on stage with him, rendering 3D almost in real time.

PS - Sorry if I got the thread off on the wrong foot earlier. Pre-coffee jpoulos is a real prick.
posted by jpoulos at 9:19 AM on January 18, 2002


I hereby announce the creation of a "Let's buy Miguel an iMac account"

ColdChef: OK, I agree. But only if Kottke gets his much-vaunted portable first. Priorities are priorities, after all.

Gwint: I must have seen For The Birds at least twenty times, under the guise of showing it to friends... On a personal level, being a foreigner, much older than the average and sort of exotic, it sort of reminds me of my initial(as if!) reception here at MetaFilter. Other newbies might feel the same.

My favourite, though, is still Geri's Game, for the real pathos. It just breaks me up.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 2:34 PM on January 18, 2002


there's another version of the same thing, lower-quality and in flash, here.
posted by zerolucid at 6:49 PM on January 18, 2002


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