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  Ep. 2 WIP: Sucking Time vs Sucking LettersMarch 30, 2009 3:07 PM | url
 
Had a minor inspiration over the weekend and whipped up a slightly more dynamic title sequence:
 

 
Since A* doesn't have a pre-loader and instead starts playing instantly while it is downloading, part of the title sequence's job is to suck up time while your computer pulls down enough of the episode's remaining animation that it won't have to pause mid-episode in order to keep up with downloading the data. This modified title sequence is over twice the bandwidth of the old one, and just a tad longer, so it isn't as effective as a download buffer, but at least it's a little more interesting to watch. (I think?)
 
One thing I don't want is to have animation in A* do the typical cartoon "bouncy" thing. I had to resist the urge to make the asterisk bounce outwards a bit after it sucks in the black cover to reveal the logo. :o
 
 
 
 
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