Join 3,512 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)


Soda Constructor
January 9, 2006 11:42 AM   Subscribe

Sodaconstructor. "Looking at the fluid, lifelike way these creatures walk and roll and slink across the screen you might think that there must be some very complicated stuff going on behind the scenes. well fear not, it's actually very simple. it only looks complicated because lots of simple bits are working together." Be sure to stop at the sodazoo to see others' creations.
posted by AstroGuy (27 comments total)

 
Aw crap. Never mind. I swear the first search didn't work. Flagged.
posted by AstroGuy at 11:44 AM on January 9, 2006


Is it still a double after four years? Probably. Still cool, all the same. I remember playing with this contraption way back when and thinking it (at the time) truly was the best of the web.
posted by grabbingsand at 11:45 AM on January 9, 2006


Also sodarace. This is worth a re-visit.
posted by Plutor at 11:46 AM on January 9, 2006


I have no idea how these people get there cats wedged in their scanners, or why.
posted by loquacious at 11:49 AM on January 9, 2006


In the meanwhile, I would like to commend you on your name, AstroGuy.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:51 AM on January 9, 2006


Sweet. I wasn't here four years ago. It's new to me.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 11:58 AM on January 9, 2006


I wasn't, either, but I was using the interweb back then. This was a meme of the highest caliber.
posted by Plutor at 11:59 AM on January 9, 2006


That link was best of the web 4 years ago and is still amongst the best of the web now!

In fact... it's better now. I haven't been to sodaconstructor since it was first posted and it seems so much faster now (probably my new computer and super fast broadband)... cheers!
posted by twistedonion at 12:00 PM on January 9, 2006


so was this someone's thesis or something?
posted by delmoi at 12:05 PM on January 9, 2006


This has been in my bookmarks since the original post. I still can't make anything that actually walks.
posted by JeffK at 12:13 PM on January 9, 2006


Sweet. I wasn't here four years ago. It's new to me.
posted by Baby_Balrog


But were you on the planet? Everything's new for someone, somewhere.
posted by justgary at 12:14 PM on January 9, 2006


It's new to me, and now it's going to eat my entire day. And I will be secretly glad.
posted by Uccellina at 12:17 PM on January 9, 2006


meanwhile under meg griffin's bra
posted by Hands of Manos at 12:19 PM on January 9, 2006


Should there be a staute of limitations on double posts? I like it this time around, too.
posted by theora55 at 12:22 PM on January 9, 2006


This has been in my bookmarks since the original post. I still can't make anything that actually walks.

Just like me. I had some fun trying, though.
posted by LeLiLo at 1:17 PM on January 9, 2006


Also, the beautifully intricate creations of Warptera are worth at least a day of examination alone. There's a tutorial on the site for those who want to know some neat high-level tricks, like overtensioning your springs when you create them.
posted by odinsdream at 1:19 PM on January 9, 2006


There's also this real-life Sodaconstructor-like link like from 3+ years ago.
posted by LeLiLo at 1:25 PM on January 9, 2006


Ah, I remember this from years ago, but I gotta give you props for reminding me of it.
posted by Citizen Premier at 1:26 PM on January 9, 2006


I loved it years ago, and I actually thought about it yesterday and decided to find it again soon. Thanks for saving me from having to search, and for creeping me out by reading my thoughts.
posted by theperfectcrime at 2:10 PM on January 9, 2006


Who here likes pancakes? I like pancakes.
posted by zpousman at 3:06 PM on January 9, 2006


Should there be a staute of limitations on double posts?

There is:
You can avoid double posting by reading these [suggestions]. Generally:

* One year is the statute of limitations for an identical link.
* At least a couple of months for specific topics.
* Within one week, you're asking for it.
* On the same front page, travel out of the country. Quickly.

posted by dhartung at 3:28 PM on January 9, 2006


By the way, are there any tips for the mechanically ungifted? I read the little tutorial thing but my simple multi-legged creature still seems to be walking against itself.
posted by Citizen Premier at 5:32 PM on January 9, 2006


Thanks for posting this! I have been trying to find this link for the last five years. Seriously. This rocks!
posted by pwb503 at 6:06 PM on January 9, 2006


Who's meg griffin?
posted by growabrain at 6:14 PM on January 9, 2006


Aha! I used to have this bookmarked from back in the day when it was fresh and new... but over the course of crashes, reinstallations, new machines, etc. I managed to lose it... and completely forget what the site was!

Fun times again - thanks AstroGuy!
posted by Chunder at 2:01 AM on January 10, 2006


Who's meg griffin

Melanie Ryan's sister.
posted by Dag Maggot at 5:04 AM on January 10, 2006


Soda Constructor and Avril Lavigne (self-link)
posted by Tlogmer at 6:26 AM on January 10, 2006


« Older Things Came Up To My Brain...Museum? A little Fla...  |  This weekend, NASA... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments