Monday, December 17, 2012

Spot-On Movement and Position Controller


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Galilla Sinatra sent this announcement ...

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***Press Release - December 16, 2012***

We are pleased to announce the release of Spot On Choreography System 1.0

A Revolution in Movement

Designed by dancers for dancers. Now you can smoothly move around on stage, allowing far greater variation to your choreographed routines and performances using Spot On in conjunction with your favorite dance Hud or animations.  For single or multiple avatars, routes can be made in a matter of minutes, complete with customized timing between positions, pauses, and smooth transitions in turns.  Groups such as dance troupes can go in different directions, even up or down ramps and stairs, smoothly and all with a touch of a button or a simple chat command. 

Initially the concept was for choreographed dance routines but the possibilities of application are endless.  Machinina, plays, fashion shows, weddings, role playing, or any event where it's important to be on the right spot at the right time, without the jerky movements of so many movement design devices. 

To learn more and test drive a demo yourself, please visit in Second Life.

To view a video of how simple the system is to use:
http://www.spotonsl.com


Spot On Choreography System was designed by three friends, Martin Yeats, Code Monkey Extraordinaire, Rug Halberd, Slave Driver, and Galilla Sinatra, Token Blonde. We hope you enjoy the system!

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This is a new product that I have had an opportunity to test. It takes about 15 minutes to learn the set up system. After that I found it very easy to use. The system lets you design movements and position to give you easy control around a stage or club.



When used in conjunction with a dance HUD like the Barre or Huddles, you can set up sequences that not only determine the dance and timing but also position and movement. You simply put commands in your HUD sequences that announce in chat to activate the Spot-On. With the expected capability for managing multiple dancers doing different sequences in the upcoming Barre V4, this will give dancers and show producers a much easier way to manage a show. I suggest you get one and give it a try.

The Spot-On combined with a HUD does not give quite as much control as the DanceMaster Pro, but for most shows I think the Spot-On/HUD combination will be the management method of choice because of its ease of use, the fact that it's copyable and the use of a familiar HUD for dance control.

xxx
Nottoo

1 comment:

  1. Thank you very much Notttoo for announcing our device. We'd just like to clarify a couple of points.

    Spot On is not like existing devices because we specifically designed it for performers, that is people who perform on stage, screen or theater, be it dance troupes, modeling, machinima or plays, to name just a few. It is an easy to use device to choreographic smooth movement for one or more people, even at different times and directions, even up/down ramps or steps.

    It does not animate you as that is left to you, your animation HUD and your creativity. Or, as in the case of some models, you can animate just by opening an animation from your inventory.

    It is not designed to be a club dancing machine, a couples dancing machine (although you certainly can create a couples dance using two of the Designers, we've done it) or something that you can use on the fly at places where you have no permissions to rez.

    Simply put, there are many people who need this device without all the extras, without taking hours to learn, and without a large price tag.

    In fact, the best part is that you actually can do some of those things with Spot On. A club owner or hostess can certainly design a configuration for group dancers. You can design a couples choreographed dance as well. Very simply in fact.

    Of course we are open to suggestions for perhaps a future version, but for right now we are simply happy to provide a product that is Spot On for many performers in Second Life.

    Spot On Team

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