Somewhere in lurking through #CMC11 I stumbled across Gordon Lockhart’s CCK11 blog posting, Man! This MOOC is Something Else! It’s the kind of delightfully tongue-in-cheek dialog I enjoy. When I asked him via a comment, if he’d considered animating it with Xtranormal, he was kind enough to encourage me to go ahead with it. Sure, just copy and paste the lines, I thought. What was I thinking?
Xtranormal does a pretty fair job of animating characters to speak any dialog you can type. But it also has a half-dozen controls you can creatively drag and drop into the text to tailor it more finely. After looking at Gordon’s previous Xtranormal creation, I realized I had a hard act to follow. Xtranormal on automatic wasn’t going to do him justice. So here’s the animated version of Gordon’s blog post, completed at 2:00 AM Monday morning at the point where my creativity and my perfectionism finally reached equilibrium.
Thank you Gordon. It was fun.