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(Hack N Mod)   Remember that musical 3D animation demo with the pipes and balls? Intel decides to go ahead and make it for real. Yes there's video   (hacknmod.com) divider line 32
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2012-06-16 08:15:06 AM  
While the concept is neat and it appears to be pretty well done, it does not take that much processing power to run this type of thing.
Of course, they might be advertising it as a 'systems integration' demo rather than a 'look at how fast our chips are'.
 
2012-06-16 08:45:49 AM  
WANT!
 
2012-06-16 09:19:07 AM  
Have both of the Animusic DVD's and and impressed, been waiting for someone to tackle this. Nice job.
 
2012-06-16 11:42:47 AM  
Still waiting on the real-life Resonant Chamber model.
 
2012-06-16 11:46:18 AM  
Ok, now post a version that isn't dubbed over with a soundtrack; with actual machine and room tone, and not an obvious Intel ad.
 
2012-06-16 11:52:33 AM  
That's really cool, but I can't help but be slightly disappointed that they used electronic triggers instead of acoustic instruments.
 
2012-06-16 12:04:06 PM  
needs more intel branding...
 
2012-06-16 12:06:59 PM  

sagegrey: Still waiting on the real-life Resonant Chamber model.


Neat video, but why does it have two harps that are never played?
 
2012-06-16 12:18:59 PM  
Amazing. Very impressive. Kudos, Intel. I was sure it could be done in theory, but had no idea how difficult it might be to pull off.
 
2012-06-16 01:06:02 PM  

Slives: While the concept is neat and it appears to be pretty well done, it does not take that much processing power to run this type of thing.
Of course, they might be advertising it as a 'systems integration' demo rather than a 'look at how fast our chips are'.


I think their main selling point is we went from blank space on the floor to that in 90 days. Basically trying to see how quickly they could do something for your production line in rapid fashion. After all everyday the line is offline and the nerds from Intel are messing with it is a day you don't produce anything.
 
2012-06-16 01:10:42 PM  
I would be much more impressed if those balls were hitting actual noise-producing musical-instrument-like things rather than white frosted LED festooned plastic crude approximations. In the original animation, they took care to make the bars of the metallophone-device different lengths to indicate different tones...and that conveyor belt of xylophone bars also had varied sizes, and different rhythms. The Intel device could be just a music sequencer playing a predetermined track advanced by hitting random keys repeatedly.
 
2012-06-16 01:25:15 PM  
List of significant Intel achievements in order of importance:
2) introduction of commercial microprocessors
1) this thing
I remember watching the crap out of the original CG animation back in the day
 
2012-06-16 01:55:01 PM  
its faked

none of that hardware actually played notes, its simply synchronized ball and midi.

The original showed appropriately sized instruments and components.
 
2012-06-16 02:08:28 PM  

LockeOak: sagegrey: Still waiting on the real-life Resonant Chamber model.

Neat video, but why does it have two harps that are never played?


www.brokenbinding.com
 
2012-06-16 02:18:39 PM  
Technically, Intel didn't build this. They hired these guys to build it.

Sisu Devices, Austin TX
 
2012-06-16 02:34:11 PM  

ABQGOD: Ok, now post a version that isn't dubbed over with a soundtrack; with actual machine and room tone, and not an obvious Intel ad.


The last video here is more what you're looking for.
 
2012-06-16 03:07:47 PM  
I saw this in person at a trade show a few months ago. It was kind of cool, but, as other people have already mentioned here, it's mostly just for show -- the actual music is coming through speakers which are loud enough to drown out most of the clicks and clacks that the balls make hitting the plastic things.
 
2012-06-16 04:21:00 PM  

LockeOak: sagegrey: Still waiting on the real-life Resonant Chamber model.

Neat video, but why does it have two harps that are never played?


Those arent harps, they're resonance strings.
 
2012-06-16 04:36:46 PM  

Dansker: LockeOak: sagegrey: Still waiting on the real-life Resonant Chamber model.

Neat video, but why does it have two harps that are never played?

Those arent harps, they're resonance strings.


I learned something today.
 
2012-06-16 07:22:15 PM  
While it is cool..it doesn't match the orginal..would it be really hard to have actually instruments and balls timed..where is all that power intel is always saying their chips have?
 
2012-06-16 08:12:16 PM  

Type_Hard: Technically, Intel didn't build this. They hired these guys to build it.

Sisu Devices, Austin TX


Well, that's even better. It shows how easily their chip architecture can be used by their customers.
 
2012-06-16 09:27:56 PM  

Greenbeanx: While it is cool..it doesn't match the orginal..would it be really hard to have actually instruments and balls timed..where is all that power intel is always saying their chips have?


Yes, it would be really hard. And that's got almost nothing to do with the "power" (whatever you mean by that) of any chips.
 
2012-06-16 09:42:56 PM  

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Greenbeanx: While it is cool..it doesn't match the orginal..would it be really hard to have actually instruments and balls timed..where is all that power intel is always saying their chips have?

Yes, it would be really hard. And that's got almost nothing to do with the "power" (whatever you mean by that) of any chips.


Here's the thing playing in real life.. The smattering of the mechanical servos almost drowns out the music. So yeah it needs to be digital and amped up to work at all..
 
2012-06-16 09:46:01 PM  

BokChoy: needs more intel branding...


a pity Google didn't do this instead, they would have had a logo on it somewhere and that's it instead of Intel plastering the screen with how many kittens it saved yesterday
 
2012-06-17 12:34:33 AM  

BakaDono: I would be much more impressed if those balls were hitting actual noise-producing musical-instrument-like things rather than white frosted LED festooned plastic crude approximations. In the original animation, they took care to make the bars of the metallophone-device different lengths to indicate different tones...and that conveyor belt of xylophone bars also had varied sizes, and different rhythms. The Intel device could be just a music sequencer playing a predetermined track advanced by hitting random keys repeatedly.


bp1.blogger.com
 
2012-06-17 01:54:23 AM  
Does anybody know where the videos from Eye Drops can be found?
 
2012-06-17 05:52:01 AM  
How much are they paying for the DIY version again?
 
2012-06-17 06:24:25 PM  

Zmog: Yes, it would be really hard. And that's got almost nothing to do with the "power" (whatever you mean by that) of any chips.

Here's the thing playing in real life.. The smattering of the mechanical servos almost drowns out the music. So yeah it needs to be digital and amped up to work at all..



One could say it lose something with LED lights....what a shame
 
2012-06-17 08:09:22 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Does anybody know where the videos from Eye Drops can be found?


As someone else noted in another recent thread, that's been a real problem since Pickard got arrested in 2000.
 
2012-06-18 01:36:45 AM  
Thank you, subby. Been looking for that animation for years.
 
2012-06-18 11:15:19 AM  
Cool video, indeed. CSB time:

Bob Noyce hired my mom (who was a few years younger than he) to clean his dorm room at Grinnell College. She had a teenage crush on him.
 
2012-06-18 09:59:34 PM  

poot_rootbeer: BakaDono: I would be much more impressed if those balls were hitting actual noise-producing musical-instrument-like things rather than white frosted LED festooned plastic crude approximations. In the original animation, they took care to make the bars of the metallophone-device different lengths to indicate different tones...and that conveyor belt of xylophone bars also had varied sizes, and different rhythms. The Intel device could be just a music sequencer playing a predetermined track advanced by hitting random keys repeatedly.

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Give that guy an extreme case of male-pattern baldness and yah...
 
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