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December 8, 2008 12:46 AM   Subscribe

Animata is an open source real-time animation software, designed to create animations, interactive background projections for concerts, theatre and dance performances.
posted by Blazecock Pileon (14 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite

 
Looks like I have my afternoon planned.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 2:02 AM on December 8, 2008


Cross-platform? I may be learning a new skill soon.
posted by lekvar at 2:17 AM on December 8, 2008


Newtoynewtoynewtoynewtoynewtoy!

I have plans for this. Fun plans.
posted by louche mustachio at 2:43 AM on December 8, 2008


I don't like open source projects that aren't available for Linux.

* grumbles as I reboot to Windows... *
posted by Jimbob at 3:13 AM on December 8, 2008


You can compile it from source. Doesn't seem to work so well in Wine, though.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 3:47 AM on December 8, 2008


I'm seeing nothing on a MacBook Pro. Anyone else?
posted by ancientgower at 6:11 AM on December 8, 2008


Works on my MacBook Pro. It would require reading to understand how to hook things up and make them work. I clicked gravity and my skeleton just dropped out of sight. I can't get HELP to work though and highlighting what is in use with a bright yellow box over white text isn't helpful.
posted by podwarrior at 8:25 AM on December 8, 2008


You can compile it from source.

I thought you had to code specifically for platforms- can you just compile code for any platform?
posted by Pope Guilty at 9:14 AM on December 8, 2008


It looks like it uses FLTK and OpenGL, so it should be fairly easy to compile on other platforms.
posted by demiurge at 9:37 AM on December 8, 2008


According to the developer docs it works under Linux. I've found that most cross-platform open-source projects don't provide binaries for Linux, leaving that task to the various distributions. The only build requirement they list is fltk, but given that the build command is 'scons', I'd guess that list is not quite complete.
posted by Kalthare at 2:35 PM on December 8, 2008


Seriously, what is up with open source software that is only available for windows? It's open source... but not that open source. I want to play with this but the only windows I have keep the rain out.
posted by fuq at 4:37 PM on December 8, 2008


This is great! I know what I'm doing when I get home.
posted by brundlefly at 4:46 PM on December 8, 2008


Get this: It's available in a Windows binary, but it uses some form of Cygwin to access your hard drive. And it's full blown too - you have to dig around in cygdrive and all that great stuff.
posted by niles at 8:35 AM on December 9, 2008


fuq, it's available as binaries for both Windows and Mac OS X, and works fine in Linux if you compile it. What's the trouble?
posted by Kalthare at 11:16 AM on December 9, 2008


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