[self-interest] Animation

Russell Allen mail at russell-allen.com
Mon Feb 3 22:23:12 UTC 2014

Hi Sean,

As I understand it, most of those were used in practice (and look pretty good!) for the original UI (dubbed retrospectively UI1) and didn't completely make it over into Morphic, the current GUI (UI2).

UI1 is still in the source tree and runs, but only on X11. Are you on Linux or Mac? I can do a quick howto list if you want to play with it.

Best, Russell

On 4 Feb 2014, at 3:32 am, sean at clipperadams.com wrote:

> Most of the Self's animation effects described in "Animation: From Cartoons to the User Interface" do not seem to be present in the latest version. e.g.
> Use of cartoon-style motion blur allows Self objects to move quickly and still maintain their comprehensibility. Self objects arrive and depart smoothly, without sudden materializations and disappearances, and they rise to the front of overlapping objects smoothly through the use of dissolve. Anticipating motion with a small contrary motion…
>  Were these ever used in practice? If so, why were they removed?
> Thanks,
> Sean

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