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      Animated Tutorials

      Education team...let's get to work.

      So I think it would be extremely helpful (and entertaining) to have a few of our tutorials animated. Like...flash walk through animations that would allow someone to get a feel for what it might be like to experience some aspect of LDing. Some people, like me...are visual learners and would greatly benefit from this.

      I was trying to think what would be the most beneficial to present in an animated format. This is where I can use your guys' help. Maybe we can pick one that we want to do and start from there.

      Some ideas, from what most people have questions about:

      An animation of the stages of WILD
      Animations exploring issues with dream control:
      like increasing clarity, stabilizing the dream, flying, etc.

      Any others you guys can think of that people have a hard time understanding or executing. Personally, I'm leaning towards starting with the WILD animation since we seem to have the most questions about that.

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      That's the spirit!

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      Originally posted by Aquanina
      That's the spirit!
      Hahaha. ^^^^^

      Great idea, Nina. I know absolutely shit about animating on the comp. Never even made a flash movie, but if I can think of anything that might help out, conceptually (word?) I'll post it.
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      Allright. A great Topic. It's been a while but off course it came from you Aquanina. Bright mind.

      It sounds alot like the SaltCube DVD-movies.
      It could be much more helpfull than all those long sheets of text.

      A spoken voice, sometimes assisted with written words for certain acronyms and phenomena-names and with some imagery to explain certain hard to explain just in words-topics.

      I would like to see a couple of these animated Tutorials of:
      - Enhancing DreamRecall
      - WILD and modified/enhanced WILDs
      - MILD and modified/enhanced MILDs
      - Inducing SP and complete "weightlessness"
      - Loose Techniques for staying aware and focussed for longer periods of time.


      If only I had proper hard and software I would like to animate a few things myself that I wish to explain, But I will have to wait untill I bought my new PC.
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      Those are some good topics, Ska - I'm going to be working on a piece for the 61-point relaxation technique. Of the topics here I found that one to be the one which needs the most visual aid. If you have ideas on how you'd like to explain the ones you listed visually, let me know - I'd love to help.

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      Animated 61 point technique - comments, suggestions, etc?

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      Nice job on the animation. Helps me remember it much better! Although visualizing it in the form of a female body may be a bit distracting for me lol...
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      Quote Originally Posted by Tornado Joe's profile View Post
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      I can tell! Awesome job.

      I like how the points are broken down into sections and how you suggest to visualize the points balls as of energy and then being transfered from point to point. I think it's important that personal experiences/suggestions from experienced lucid dreamers find there way into learning tools like these. It gives the user something more to think about and try.

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      Hey, i've had some ok experience with Flash and animating, maybe i can make an animated tutorial about how to do a MILD, it may not reach Tornado Joes standard but i can always try, i'll try and fix something up for the end of the day.


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      Nice job, Joe. Simple and to the point. Well, 61 points actually.

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      I am really good at flash animation... but not so good at lucid dreaming... Maybe I'll trying just putting someone else's tutorial into my animation...


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      hey people


      I would be willing t odo something about WILD tutorial

      but I don't have Flash on my comp right now



      I'm gonna find a way to get it and then I'll come up with ideas


      I find the WILD easy to explain with symbolistic animations

      anyways gerat idea, just haven't thought abotu the possibility 'cause I've been busy and working on my (written) WILD tut as well


      be sure I'll come up with something
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      If anyone acually makes a movie I think they should upload it to newgrounds. I think you could get a lot of people interested in lucid dreaming and even more on the site that way. If there is a better purpose for an education team I don't know what it is

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      What's newgrounds? I got a tut just sittin' here waiting for the light of day.

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      Newgrounds -- the seemingly most popular online Flash entertainment community. Toons, games, etc.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Tornado Joe View Post
      What's newgrounds? I got a tut just sittin' here waiting for the light of day.
      Yeah what Merlock said Hurry and upload it It doesn't take to long to create an acount and start uploading stuff. It wouldn't be so much for hosting the file for users on this website but recruting the general public to come and join us. I would agree with jmp for making it availible here.

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      Ah cool - thanks guys. I've heard of other animation sites like atomfilms, jibjab, campchaos, and joecartoon. I thought about joining one, but geez, there's so many out there.

      You all saying this one is the latest and greatest (or most respected) of them?

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      Well, out of the ones you mentioned, I only know of JibJab and as far as I'm aware, that isn't a community.

      But, aye, Newgrounds seems to be the most popular entertainment-oriented Flash development community online.

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      Happy to help man. I'd definately say that newgrounds is one of the best sites around for flash. I'm a member on their site and they're huge and busy community.

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      Newgrounds is a haven for flash artists and is by far the biggest and the one that is associated with the most high quality freelance flash stuff.

      O the outside it's gained a reputation for porn and violence because it's also a haven for 13 year old idiots.

      Heres the real flash brain of the site. Just if you're ever need a good number of flash-savvy people to inquire to.

      Also, just make sure to give sufficient background in the artists comments. That site is merciless and dreaming/relaxation is not a primary topic. Orient it for a person who knows nothing of the subject =O

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      Sorry for being a little sceptic. Maybe we should just start to add some images into our tutorials. Our tutorials are superb about text. But if we added some pictures into them, they would be even more meaningfull and better structured. People often tend not to pay attention to long posts, but when text is divided with pictures, it is much different. What about this?

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      Quote Originally Posted by adraw View Post
      Sorry for being a little sceptic. Maybe we should just start to add some images into our tutorials. Our tutorials are superb about text. But if we added some pictures into them, they would be even more meaningfull and better structured. People often tend not to pay attention to long posts, but when text is divided with pictures, it is much different. What about this?
      And pictures pertaining to DBZ are mandatory =P

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      Anyone willing to make an animated WILD-Tutorial? I can make some drawings for the animations so if anyone's attempting to make a WILD tutorial please let me know if you need Images and what images you want and I can draw and scan it for you.
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      I am slowly becoming quite an experienced 3d modeler, the only problem with 3d modeling would be that depending on the quality of the animation, the size would be immense.

      I know I am bumping this, but it seems weird to let this die for no reason at all.
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