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posted Aug 14, 2011, 9:06 PM by Ted Bibby   [ updated Aug 17, 2011, 9:44 AM ]
So I've been in Nashville TN, for a few days working in the 2nd basement of Vanderbilt's Earth and Environmental Sciences Department. Today I popped the breaker/ fuse for the disc grinder I was using and because it was Sunday and because I had no access to the fuse box, I was essentially dead in the water as far as rock crushing goes. So I did like any good graduate student does and decided to work the rest of the day and night on learning flash animation; something I've been wanting to do for a while, particularly with the idea of creating my own custom animations/ teaching aides for geology and geological processes to show students and distribute to anyone else who thought they were good enough to pass on. So, Adobe Flash CS5 is (as with most upper level software) amazingly powerful and a sort of endless rabbit hole to what you can do with it. I really have no idea about how it all works, except for a vague understanding of making animations, so into the rabbit hole I jumped today, and out the other end came a beginners animation of a golf ball going in a hole. I'm very happy with the results considering this is my first day ever sitting down with the program, and i have high hopes of it providing a decent distraction in the future for hopefully something productive down the line. Tomorrow I'll find the fuse flipped on for the disc mill and spend the rest of the day grinding away in a 8' X 8' room making lots of dust and noise. I hope you enjoy the animation as much as I do!

A side note: it was just easier to upload it to youtube rather than imbed it in the webpage.

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