Like music, with balls
July 22, 2004 8:04 PM   Subscribe

Animusic Just saw a video from thes folks as a between shows filler on PBS. Remember Herbie Hancock's robotic music video from the mid-80s? This is classical music but even cooler--no hands used in playing--endorsed by Jon Anderson and Alan Parsons.
posted by billsaysthis (9 comments total)
I saw that last week--very cool : >
posted by amberglow at 8:24 PM on July 22, 2004

I saw one of these a while back, when I got my new computer - ATI used 'Pipe Dream' for one of their demos.

The neat thing about the demo, as opposed to the video, is that you can change the camera view and look around the machine while it's making the music.

Pretty amazing - now I want to see someone build one. Forgotten Technology guy could do it with huge stone blocks.
posted by wilberforce at 8:40 PM on July 22, 2004

Related post.
posted by Ynoxas at 8:48 PM on July 22, 2004's computer graphics. Not real bots playing with themselves. Cool, but...

(maybe it's AxeMe material, but wasn't there a mefi post awhileback with these really beautiful robot instruments?)
posted by freebird at 9:58 PM on July 22, 2004

(Oh it was these guys I think...neato!)
posted by freebird at 1:14 AM on July 23, 2004

am i missing something - it just seems to be a product site. is there a link that shows this in action that i should follow? as far as i can tell, music is turned on on my computer, but there's no sound and i don't see animation.
posted by andrew cooke at 6:00 AM on July 23, 2004

andrew cooke: Click on "watch video clips" in the lower right-hand corner. (or, alternatively, click here)
posted by jpoulos at 6:06 AM on July 23, 2004

The Animusic stuff is cool - but lemurbots, my gosh that's amazing. Thanks freebird!
posted by aladfar at 6:35 AM on July 23, 2004

ah! thanks! (duh!)
posted by andrew cooke at 7:23 AM on July 23, 2004

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