Facebook, un genio de Pixar y Darwin preparan nuevos emoticones


 

Emoticones

Facebook se une con genios para crear nuevos emoticones. Foto: BuzzFeed

Facebook quiere replantear los emoticones para que sean capaces de transmitir emociones complejas, como la contemplación, la admiración, la afirmación, el amor maternal, la determinación, la devoción, la resignación y agradecimiento.

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¿Pero cómo, en una imagen digital pequeña, se puede mostrar algo tan sutil como la vergüenza en lugar de remordimiento, o vergüenza en vez de modestia? Hasta el momento un emoticón no puede hacer eso de manera precisa. Por este motivo Facebook se ha unido a Matt Jones, un ilustrador de Pixar que colaboró con el guión gráfico de la película ‘The Pirates! Band of Misfits’, para ayudar a hacer algo totalmente nuevo.

“Facebook es astuto, sabe que los emoticones tradicionales son bastante sosos”afirma Jones. “En Pixar pensamos estados emocionales todos los días con todos los dibujos que hacemos. Nuestro trabajo es estar informado sobre por los gestos y las expresiones de la gente en la vida real.”. Sin embargo, y aunque parezca diferente, Facebook y Pixar no trabajan de manera oficial. Matt Jones esta trabajando de manera independiente para la red social.

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HTML5 Tips: Design a Dynamic Homepage with Animated Galleries


A few days ago we came across a really outstanding Wix website for the Los Angeles based vaudeville circus/theater, Le Tigre Tent.  One thing that really impressed us about their website was their use of an animated grid gallery in the homepage, which made the whole site look more alive, more fun and more in-your-face.

Design a Dynamic Homepage with Animated Gallerie

Le Tigre Tent

This is a feature not many Wix users are aware of, yet it is so easy to do. We wanted to show you how you can add a similar animated gallery to your website with a few simple steps. You can add this gallery to every page on your site, but on the homepage it creates a really powerful effect of wowing site visitors when they just enter the site.

For illustration purposes, we’re using the “Close Up HTML” template, but this works with all Wix HTML5 templates, of course!

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LooGix, herramienta web gratuita para crear gif animados en pocos pasos


See on Scoop.itGabriel Catalano the name of the game

Si quieres crear tus propias imágenes animadas, en formato gif, para enviar por email o compartir con tus amigos de las redes sociales, puedes hacerlo de forma muy sencilla con LooGix. Se trata de una utilidad web de uso gratuito, no hay que descargar ni instalar nada, donde con apenas unos clics tendrás lista tu animación. Leer más “LooGix, herramienta web gratuita para crear gif animados en pocos pasos”

Disney Research desarrolla algoritmo para modelar caras en 3D | Vía http://chikanad.wordpress.com


BY JOZH 
http://chikanad.wordpress.com
Los personajes de animación 3D basados en la digitalización de seres humanos nunca se han caracterizado por una gran reconstrucción del pelo o del vello facial; un detalle que Disney Research ha estado perfeccionando en un nuevo sistema de captura.

Es más habitual que personajes de animación se construyan a partir de modelos basados en personales reales, mediante la captura de sus movimientos y también digitalizando sus caras y sus cuerpos.

El equipo de Disney Research, ubicado en Zúrich (Suiza), junto a la Universidad Cornell Leer más “Disney Research desarrolla algoritmo para modelar caras en 3D | Vía http://chikanad.wordpress.com”

Tim Burton – a filmography


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by Martin Woutisseth | http://vimeo.com/42266114

Animation made with mixing each Burton movies. Typography, colors, patterns and symbols are re-interprating. The old and the young Burton are both still working on their main passion : the stop motion, the fantastic and the gothic culture. Visuals are created from original posters, or from movies’s scenes. If I couldn’t find the right attitude, I drew it.

 

One of the most big challenge was to stayed sober in the animation without to seems poorly animated. One week before to upload officially, motivated friends saw it and gave me feed back on weak points to improve it the best I could. Three months was necessary to made it. Most of the time was spent to find the perfect visual for each movies. The thing was to make the fans of each movies enjoyed their favorite one.

 

 

 

This video was made for a contest organized by “La cinematheque francaise” and… Leer más “Tim Burton – a filmography”

Google Drive llegará con 5 gigas gratis y versión para instalar en el ordenador [Rumor]


 

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Si hace unos días en Gigaom comentaron que “un infiltrado” afirmó el lanzamiento de Google Drive en los primeros días de abril, ahora han mostrado en talkandroid.com  la imagen que aquí podéis ver (divulgada hace unos minutos en TNW), con información sobre el espacio gratuito ofrecido y la posibilidad de bajar una versión para instalar en el ordenador, en este caso para Windows.


Pulsa para ampliar

Compitiendo directamente con Dropbox, Box y otros servicios semejantes, permitirá sincronizar archivos entre diferentes dispositivos, incluyendo móviles y tablets. Leer más “Google Drive llegará con 5 gigas gratis y versión para instalar en el ordenador [Rumor]”

Animated GIFs Map The Wonders Of Bird Migration

Animated GIFs are like the Internet’s version of silent films–the technology behind them is archaic, but they have a certain retro charm. In the right hands, they can even be elegant. These scientific GIF-maps of annual bird migration patterns fall into both categories: They’re like infographics as zoetropes. On one hand, they’re technically bulletproof scientific visualizations of “over 42 million records”; on the other, they’re fleetingly wistful glimpses of the passage of seasons and time.


 

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1669151/animated-gifs-map-the-wonders-of-bird-migration

INFOGRAPHIC OF THE DAY

THE INTERACTION DESIGN IS HARDLY INNOVATIVE, BUT THE EXPERIENCE IS KIND OF MAGICAL.

 

Animated GIFs are like the Internet’s version of silent films–the technology behind them is archaic, but they have a certain retro charm. In the right hands, they can even be elegant. These scientific GIF-maps of annual bird migration patterns fall into both categories: They’re like infographics as zoetropes. On one hand, they’re technically bulletproof scientific visualizations of “over 42 million records”; on the other, they’re fleetingly wistful glimpses of the passage of seasons and time.

The Upland Sandpiper

As Nathan Yau curtly notes on Flowing Data, “birds move”–so any infographic about their behavior should have a temporal component. These GIF maps visualize the birds’ seasonal comings-and-goings as a kind of flame that flickers in stuttery, pixelated motion over the landscape of the United States, burns brightly for a couple seconds, and then dissipates.

As a tool for “understanding patterns of bird occurrence at continental scales, [which] has long been one of eBird’s fundamental challenges,” the maps are certainly thorough. But to me they resonate emotionally, much like Scott Thrift’s seasonal clock, “The Present,” does. The eBird maps compress a whole year, a whole continent, and all the majesty of these birds’ thousand-mile journeys, into a few short seconds. It’s awesomely huge and fleetingly small at the same time. The looping GIF format is even poetically appropriate–the birds come and go in their cycles, of their own accord, no way to control it, just sit back and watch… Leer más “Animated GIFs Map The Wonders Of Bird Migration”

30 Fabulous Superman Wallpaper Collection

The cult who flew in the sky, smashed walls and rescued the dame, our all time favorite super hero, the Superman is obsessed my millions of his fanatics till date. Superman wallpapers remain in great demand, everyday marking record-breaking downloads on internet.

Amazing Superman graphics, 3D series and his anime wallpapers, all enjoy great popularity worldwide. Here’s a collection of 30 fabulous Superman wallpapers that include cool Superman pictures, exciting graphics and adorable Superman comic wallpapers for your love for the greatest superhero of the world.

If you liked our selection, perhaps these other posts will interest you too, Mac Desktop Wallpapers, Apple Desktop Wallpapers, Flower Wallpapers, 3D Desktop Wallpapers.


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The cult who flew in the sky, smashed walls and rescued the dame, our all time favorite super hero, the Superman is obsessed my millions of his fanatics till date. Superman wallpapers remain in great demand, everyday marking record-breaking downloads on internet.

Amazing Superman graphics, 3D series and his anime wallpapers, all enjoy great popularity worldwide. Here’s a collection of 30 fabulous Superman wallpapers that include cool Superman pictures, exciting graphics and adorable Superman comic wallpapers for your love for the greatest superhero of the world.

If you liked our selection, perhaps these other posts will interest you too, Mac Desktop Wallpapers, Apple Desktop Wallpapers, Flower Wallpapers, 3D Desktop Wallpapers.

Superman Returns

High resolution 3D Wallpaper from the Superan Returns series.

Superman Returns

Superman Returns

Superman In The Clouds

Clouded Superman logo backdrop for the desktop.

Superman In The Clouds

Superman In The Clouds

Superman Loves

Retro Superman love wallpaper set in comic style.

Superman Loves

Superman Loves

Batman on Superman

Cool comic graphical wallpaper from Superman and Batman series.

Batman on Superman

Batman on Superman

S is for Superman

Flaunting the Superman ‘S’. It’s not a brand, but the cult!

S is for Superman

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Changes to the Apple.com Design

Apple.com has undergone some adjustments to its design in the past week or so, changes that, if you weren’t paying close enough attention, you may not have even noticed.

Although many reports are referring to this as a “redesign”, I think it’s difficult to classify it as such. There certainly are some significant changes, but the changes are not exactly a complete overhaul as was the case for CNN.com in late 2009.

Nonetheless, the changes are significant to web designers, so I’ll briefly look at them here. If there’s anything about the changes that I’ve neglected to mention, feel free to comment.


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Apple.com has undergone some adjustments to its design in the past week or so, changes that, if you weren’t paying close enough attention, you may not have even noticed.

Although many reports are referring to this as a “redesign”, I think it’s difficult to classify it as such. There certainly are some significant changes, but the changes are not exactly a complete overhaul as was the case for CNN.com in late 2009.

Nonetheless, the changes are significant to web designers, so I’ll briefly look at them here. If there’s anything about the changes that I’ve neglected to mention, feel free to comment. Leer más “Changes to the Apple.com Design”

55 Spectacular Examples Of Macro Photography | by Loveish Kalsi


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Disturbance

Macro Photography

Hercules

Macro Photography

You are talking to me?

Macro Photography

Finding Nemo

Macro Photography

All I Want Is You

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Showcase of Cartoon Style Web Designs

Do you remember yourself as a kid watching cartoons all the time — even when parents didn’t allow you to? Most of us have watched cartoons and even now, as we get older, cartoons don’t lose popularity. Basically, cartoons are animated illustrations that are mainly designed for kids but which some adults also enjoy watching. Cartoons can be drawn by hand or they can be drawn on digital devices, too.

Web design is a creative art and that’s why cartoon elements can also be used for web design. Actually, a whole website can look like a cartoon. It’s an excellent method to help make your website look more friendly and cheerful. We have pulled together here a few websites which will hopefully be a source of inspiration for your own future cartoon style website!


By Peteris Kelle | http://www.noupe.com

Do you remember yourself as a kid watching cartoons all the time — even when parents didn’t allow you to? Most of us have watched cartoons and even now, as we get older, cartoons don’t lose popularity. Basically, cartoons are animated illustrations that are mainly designed for kids but which some adults also enjoy watching. Cartoons can be drawn by hand or they can be drawn on digital devices, too.

Web design is a creative art and that’s why cartoon elements can also be used for web design. Actually, a whole website can look like a cartoon. It’s an excellent method to help make your website look more friendly and cheerful. We have pulled together here a few websites which will hopefully be a source of inspiration for your own future cartoon style website! Leer más “Showcase of Cartoon Style Web Designs”

ESRB pens erotic ode to Final Fantasy XIV

A talented scribe employed by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) guild has penned an erotic ode that pays homage to up-skirt shots, female buttocks, rum and prostitution.

“[In Final Fantasy XIV], some female characters are depicted from low camera angles, with lingering camera views of their buttocks (i.e., up-skirt shots),” the anonymous poet explained in an official ESRB ratings summary.

ESRB pens erotic ode to Final Fantasy XIV”Dialogue contains suggestive references; for example, ‘the netmaster’s probably up in his office polishing the mast just thinking about her,’ ‘stick yer manhood in the forge,’ and ‘you cheating little whore!’

“[In addition], several characters are referred to as drunk or drunken, while others sometimes talk about wine, rum, and grog. The word ‘shit’ can be heard in the dialogue.”

Unsurprisingly, Kotaku’s Mike Fahey responded to the above-mentioned description by saying that he “wanted in” the Final Fantasy XIV beta “so bad” he could almost “taste” it.

“The ESRB listing for the game reads like a menu of things one might find hilarious if they’d for instance, been up all night working on a rather large infographic.


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A talented scribe employed by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) guild has penned an erotic ode that pays homage to up-skirt shots, female buttocks, rum and prostitution.

“[In Final Fantasy XIV], some female characters are depicted from low camera angles, with lingering camera views of their buttocks (i.e., up-skirt shots),” the anonymous poet explained in an official ESRB ratings summary.

ESRB pens erotic ode to Final Fantasy XIV“Dialogue contains suggestive references; for example, ‘the netmaster’s probably up in his office polishing the mast just thinking about her,’ ‘stick yer manhood in the forge,’ and ‘you cheating little whore!’

“[In addition], several characters are referred to as drunk or drunken, while others sometimes talk about wine, rum, and grog. The word ‘shit’ can be heard in the dialogue.”

Unsurprisingly, Kotaku’s Mike Fahey responded to the above-mentioned description by saying that he “wanted in” the Final Fantasy XIV beta “so bad” he could almost “taste” it.

“The ESRB listing for the game reads like a menu of things one might find hilarious if they’d for instance, been up all night working on a rather large infographic. Leer más “ESRB pens erotic ode to Final Fantasy XIV”

Tips for Effective Storyboarding

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, how much could I get for a strip of eight?

Whether you’re working on an interactive project, commercial TV spot, animation, or indie film – storyboards are an effective way to quickly tell a story, show an animation sequence, or describe a user experience. Storyboards are particularly effective at visually communicating action, timing of dialogue and voice-over, and camera movement in a scene. Early on in the production process, they are necessary to tell the story and communicate the concept. Later on, they serve as a guide to produce the final work – and they often include technical notes and markup. Detailed storyboards make sure everyone is on the same page and can often prevent major pitfalls that affect production and cost.

In this article you will learn how to create storyboards and present them. At the bottom of the post you’ll find free storyboard templates available for download.


Animated fire
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Author Joshua P.
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, how much could I get for a strip of eight?

Whether you’re working on an interactive project, commercial TV spot, animation, or indie filmstoryboards are an effective way to quickly tell a story, show an animation sequence, or describe a user experience. Storyboards are particularly effective at visually communicating action, timing of dialogue and voice-over, and camera movement in a scene. Early on in the production process, they are necessary to tell the story and communicate the concept. Later on, they serve as a guide to produce the final work – and they often include technical notes and markup. Detailed storyboards make sure everyone is on the same page and can often prevent major pitfalls that affect production and cost.

In this article you will learn how to create storyboards and present them. At the bottom of the post you’ll find free storyboard templates available for download. Leer más “Tips for Effective Storyboarding”

Walt Disney : “I’ve heard there’s going to be a recession. I’ve decided not to participate”.

Walter Elias “Walt” Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur, entertainer, international icon and philanthropist.

* He is particularly noted for being a film producer and a popular showman, as well as an innovator in animation and theme park design.
* He and his staff created a number of the world’s most famous fictional characters including Mickey Mouse, a character for which Disney himself was the original voice.
* He has won 26 Academy Awards out of 59 nominations, including a record four in one year, giving him more awards and nominations than any other individual.
* He also won seven Emmy Awards.
* He is the namesake for Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort theme parks in the United States, as well as the international resorts in Japan, France, and China.

And before he became successful, he failed. A lot…


The Walt Disney Story.

(Sit back and enjoy – this is a good one, because if you’re an entrepreneur or are looking at setting up your own business, then this article could be all the inspiration you need)

Walter Elias “Walt” Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur, entertainer, international icon and philanthropist.

  • He is particularly noted for being a film producer and a popular showman, as well as an innovator in animation and theme park design.
  • He and his staff created a number of the world’s most famous fictional characters including Mickey Mouse, a character for which Disney himself was the original voice.
  • He has won 26 Academy Awards out of 59 nominations, including a record four in one year, giving him more awards and nominations than any other individual.
  • He also won seven Emmy Awards.
  • He is the namesake for Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort theme parks in the United States, as well as the international resorts in Japan, France, and China.

And before he became successful, he failed. A lot… Leer más “Walt Disney : “I’ve heard there’s going to be a recession. I’ve decided not to participate”.”

40 Minimalistic and Cute Movie Posters

Pedro Vidotto has taken some classic and iconic movies and transformed their promotional posters into minimalistic works of art. Movies like Fight Club, Where the Wild Things Are, Titanic and Toy Story all get the minimalist treatment and Pedro Vidotto does an amazing job with them.

Let us enjoy some of his works below. For more, visit Pedro Vidotto’s blog here.


Pedro Vidotto has taken some classic and iconic movies and transformed their promotional posters into minimalistic works of art. Movies like Fight Club, Where the Wild Things Are, Titanic and Toy Story all get the minimalist treatment and Pedro Vidotto does an amazing job with them.

Let us enjoy some of his works below. For more, visit Pedro Vidotto’s blog here.

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