I’m deeply inspired by the efforts of Dunstan Orchard and friends in the development of a dynamic banner on his webpage. A friend of mine, Sean, pointed this site out to me. You just simply have to read the description, but here’s an excerpt:
- The sheep alternate their positions every other day, and also respond to their environment, sheltering when necessary, and huddling together at night to sleep.
- The textures on the tiled roof, and on the dutch barn are taken from the photographs and superimposed onto the cartoons.
- The fog and darkness are built up using ten semi-transparent layers, depth-positioned for realism.
- The stars are positioned in various signs of the Zodiac, I can’t recall which ones, but Leo (mine) is in there somewhere.
Heck yeah… that thing rocks! I’d love to do something similar, but I don’t have a good view outside my house to use.