Just 4 Fun :-)

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by noeettica, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJSu12sWPFY
     
  2. Frank_Sebastian

    Frank_Sebastian Well-Known Member

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    Hi Dave,

    Did you get your fishing license yet? I think we discussed how good the fishing can be in the spring and it is almost time.

    Best regards,
    Frank_S
     

  3. anytide

    anytide Administrator Staff Member

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    ok do you think thats real or computer generated ???
    any takers?? -anytide
     
  4. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

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    I think It's CG Others said It's Mechanical  (but I doubt it)

    And Yes I have my Fishing license FW 4 Now ...

    Here is thier Story ...


    An Engineering Marvel

    This incredible machine was built as a collaborative effort between the Robert M. Trammell Music Conservatory and the Sharon Wick School of Engineering at the University of Iowa.

    Amazingly, 97% of the machine's components came from John Deere Industries and Irrigation Equipment of Bancroft Iowa. Yes, farm equipment…

    It took the team a combined 13,029 hours of set-up, alignment, calibration, and tuning before filming this video.

    It is now on display in the Matthew Gerhard Alumni Hall at the University and is already slated to be donated to the Smithsonian.

    Just goes to show what you can do with 13,029 hours and some farm equipment…
     
  5. Frank_Sebastian

    Frank_Sebastian Well-Known Member

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    I had to check.

    http://www.snopes.com/photos/arts/musicmachine.asp

    It was fun anyway,
    Frank_S
     
  6. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

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    That's kinda what I thought ...
     
  7. Tom_C

    Tom_C Well-Known Member

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    Yep

    The video is amazing, no question, but the "fantastic machine" depicted therein wasn't built out of farm equipment parts at the University of Iowa. It's an example, rather, of the incredible 3D computer animation created by Wayne Lytle and his team at Animusic in Austin, Texas. No such machine exists in the real world.

    Nor, for the record, is there a "Robert M. Trammell Music Conservatory," a "Sharon Wick School of Engineering," nor a "Matthew Gerhard Alumni Hall" at the University of Iowa. The caption accompanying the video in emails circulating since November 2006 is entirely fictitious, authored by an anonymous prankster.