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33215
Clay sculpture a friend of mine made
12446
Lord, I hate reading...
48683
I just met you but I think I love you
19042
Police Were Told To Keep Roy Moore Away From High School Cheerleaders, Retired Officer Says
16078
A Magical Fart
19083
Cloudflare Might Be Exploring a Way To Slow Down FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's Home Internet Speeds
19699
elderly homophobes..
41372
Happy Thanksgiving from Barry
8964
Justice League poster
5210
Don't argue with your family about Trump, today. Argue about Andrew Jackson.
7879
Making friends!
8374
2meirl4meirl
17829
PsBattle: These three yawning sea lions
3660
Woman stop abusing men!!
14160
Happy Thanksgiving!
35177
Most honest verizon rep ever?
7368
It did get a little crazy last night
20035
Ravage
9970
"Are you ready, kids?"
42474
I can't believe I fell for it
24479
When you swap the wife for the dog
7284
Guide to stir-frying
8831
College basketball player gets injured, but still scores.
7253
Super recognizers, who have an uncanny ability to recognize faces, pay greater attention to the nose than other people
17085
Fixing the past
36817
[OC] Crop to Cup. I grew coffee and drank it, made some notes.
8410
??
4867
Me trying to explain why Comcast wants to roll back net neutrality
15488
Marilyn Monroe's Thanksgiving shoot - 1950
33930
Body feather VS wind feather
9521
Saudi Arabia arrests second richest man in kingdom
37454
Right for all to access the internet is ‘non-negotiable’, says Indian Minister for Law & Information Technology at global cyberspace meet
16235
To browse the website
4178
HMB while I shoot this gun.
5318
Never give up
7889
5 year old elephant calf Lily bobs for apples.
17042
[WP] When you die, you appear in a cinema with a number of other people who look like you. You find out that they are your previous reincarnations, and soon you all begin watching your next life on the big screen.
32324
Thermal waves keep rubbish out of canyon
12227
Serving attractive women
4157
I AM VENGEANCE !
1257 Orage38 Maybe I'm being really really dim but I still have absolutely no idea why spacecraft orbit like sine waves. All I'm seeing is that they go up and down just because they do. Edit: thanks for everyone's responses! Turns out I am just dim, haha.
249 Arrow156 Kerbal Space Program really helps one understand orbital mechanics and space travel in general.
42 MildlyExceptional Just curious, what does this mean to smart people?
29 kerowhack Some unsolicited feedback which you hopefully find constructive: The equator is missing. This would give a firm anchor point for the eye during the transition to a projection and show the sinusoidal nature of the orbital track even better once that transition is completed. It's not super clear when the animation starts if the line near the center is equatorial or not, which leads to a bit of confusion. I feel like it's important enough that I would highlight it by width or alpha vs. the other latitude lines to give the viewer something to focus on. The globe rotation in the beginning feels a little fast to me, and the unfurling to a flat map a little slow. The rotation really only has to be enough to show whether the rotation of the orbit is tied to the earth's axis, so the excess speed is a little jarring. I'd say that rotation could be 50% slower. As for the unfurling, I feel that we as animators often get too enamored with the neat thing we finally figured out how to do and linger on it a bit too long. The unfurling is very cool, but it could also be a third or half as long and still convey the same message, especially given a better anchor point as discussed above. That extra time from the transition can go into a longer hold at the end. It's important to give viewers 5 or 6 seconds to absorb or ponder over what they've just watched, and this is more like a second or two before the ending wipe. Speaking of the wipe, I'd ditch it. It's easier to do that with a mask and render as necessary for the project than to have it in the actual animation. If this were in a 16:9 ratio, there would be a little less white space at the end, which is especially important now that so much media is viewed on smaller screens. However, the current aspect ratio is probably more suitable for embedding in a presentation or web page, so this one could probably go either way. Once again, I would render the animation in a larger size and crop as necessary to fit format. You could also add a moving dot to the orbital track, but that may or may not clutter stuff up too much; I'd have to AB it to say for sure. Anyway, I hope those suggestions help. Take or leave them as you like.
13 omkgkwd We need reverse gif for this, then it might be more easy . . .
14 veitamin_B Not all orbits. Check out the ground track of a tundra orbit for example: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tundra_orbit
23 tverde9 Earth is flat confirmed
13 Neksa When you realize sin is just a function of a straight constant line on a round object
10 Jojomaloney OOHHHH!! Man, I never understood that until now! Thank you! Also, relevant username!