loop-the-loop
July 19, 2014 3:57 PM   Subscribe

 
loop-the-loop
posted by the man of twists and turns

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posted by Greg_Ace at 4:00 PM on July 19, 2014 [6 favorites]


Time for the folding chair.

More at r/perfectloops
posted by the man of twists and turns at 4:06 PM on July 19, 2014 [2 favorites]


Wheeee!
posted by Pudhoho at 4:08 PM on July 19, 2014 [3 favorites]




Helllllooooo, dolly.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:08 PM on July 19, 2014 [4 favorites]


Mac only. :(
posted by Zack_Replica at 6:03 PM on July 19, 2014


Related AskMe: "a little finicky and crashes a lot"
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 6:11 PM on July 19, 2014


A great moment in animation.
And the GREATEST moment in a Japanese monster movie.


speechless ...

i go internet away from

now
bye
posted by jammy at 6:14 PM on July 19, 2014


This would be really great if it worked...it keeps finding things which are clearly not loops.
posted by Sand at 6:33 PM on July 19, 2014


I don't care anymore if the Loop Finder works, I'm just enjoying digging into my collection...

And the award for the ALL TIME BEST CARTOON LOOP GIF goes to...
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:08 PM on July 19, 2014 [3 favorites]


and I almost forgot... The NSFW Version
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:09 PM on July 19, 2014


But also, when you have a 1950s cartoon gag that relates to a 21st century computer game, THEN you're thinking with portals.
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:25 PM on July 19, 2014


And the award for the ALL TIME BEST CARTOON LOOP GIF goes to…

To you. Yeah, you. You. BOO YEAH!

THEN you're thinking with portals.

Actually, the award for the ALL TIME BEST CARTOON LOOP GIF goes to….
posted by eriko at 9:52 PM on July 19, 2014


Got it to install ok but all it's finding is the new Airbnb logo...
posted by 7segment at 10:02 PM on July 19, 2014


Ok, stuff like that nesting dolls gif that oneswellfoop posted break my brain and make me feel dumb. Can someone explain to me how it works like I'm 5? How could that have been derived from a natural loop?
posted by threeants at 10:21 PM on July 19, 2014


It took me a bit to suss out, too. But if you look closely, at the point when he sets each doll down, it suddenly gets bigger - i.e. back to the size of the largest doll. So it seems to be an especially subtle splice, abetted by the performer and some fancy video trickery. Does that help?
posted by Greg_Ace at 10:41 PM on July 19, 2014


Hmm, I can now see the manipulation you're pointing out, but I still don't really get how that allows the clip to look like a loop.
posted by threeants at 10:49 PM on July 19, 2014


I never intended to represent the nesting dolls as a 'natural' loop any more than the cartoon gifs I posted... definitely some splicing, maybe even some photoshopping of a few frames to make the smaller dolls appear bigger until the splice substitutes the larger dolls.

I just loves me all kinds of loop gifs, like the nature based (and usually very subtle) ones on Head Like An Orange, the frequently-overlapping action ones of Redditor Orbo, and especially the semi-abstract but very geometric ones... we've gone Previously with David Ope, Matthew DiVito and the anonymous mathematician/programmer here, but the latest New Hotness in the format is David "Bees & Bombs" Whyte.
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:11 PM on July 19, 2014 [5 favorites]


it keeps finding things which are clearly not loops.

The default accuracy is 80%, so if only a small part of the frame is changing it won't detect that.
I'm finding that with the default settings only about 10% of the loops are any good, but thats still quicker than trying to find them manually.
posted by Lanark at 4:43 AM on July 20, 2014


I think this the nesting doll source. Definitely some video trickery.
posted by BungaDunga at 9:44 AM on July 20, 2014 [2 favorites]


Isn't the nesting doll a bit of forced perspective? He starts with a large doll close to him, moves it over and forward to take out the smaller doll, then slides that over to where the first one was, but it's now closer to the camera. Loop that.
posted by maryr at 11:04 AM on July 20, 2014 [3 favorites]


After slowing the original video down and watching it a few times, I think you're right; but even now I can't tell if it's all one loop or two separate forced-perspective acts (one for each side) spliced together and then looped.
posted by Greg_Ace at 12:38 PM on July 20, 2014


<self_link> o_wat.gif </self_link>

(Loop Findr was great for finding the loop's period, but for the rest, uh, I kind of got carried away.)
posted by scruss at 5:25 PM on July 21, 2014


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