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Date : December 15, 2008

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ANSI Animations Part Deux

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Published on: December 15, 2008

I posted in January a detailed post about what ANSI animation is, hence the “part deux” for the title of this post. If you want to know what ANSI animations are and how they are created, check out my previous post. I discovered some additional ANSI animations thanks to PabloView. ACiDView for Windows obviously did not show them properly or I just never looked at those ANSI’s right, which could also be the case. Anyhow, I was using PabloView to browse some old art packs and realized that the AAA art packs from 1991 consisted mostly of ANSI animations. The majority of the animations were pretty short, they also look a bit “rough”, but you have to keep in mind that this stuff is pre-ACiD and pre-iCE material, so give the artists a break. They were kind of pioneers back then and had no clue where this whole thing would lead to one day. At the same time I decided to make a video that highlights some of the ANSI animations from my last post, but also a bunch of really great (and long) still ANSI pictures with hundreds of lines in length. So I ended up creating two videos. Here is the first one … Background music is by Jeroen Tel from the C64. It starts off with a bunch of ASCII and ANSI logos by myself. It shows the ASCII version of a logo first and then peels it away to show the ANSI version of the exact[…]

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