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  • Stephen

    Shouldn’t the spacing of the bars be 1/32″ clear and 5/32″ black, so you have 6 segments total, 1 clear and 5 black that way the pattern repeats every 3/16″, so as you move the screen you see each frame 1 by 1 with the rest hidden:

    (0=clear and #=black)

    Frame 123456
    0#####
    #0####
    ##0###
    ###0##
    ####0#
    #####0

    Stephen.

    • Paul Overton

      Yes, Stephen is right. If you do it six times the width, you need a seventh frame of animation. If you do six frames, it should be 5 times the width. How I screwed that up is a mystery. My apologies

      -Paul

  • kongorilla

    Checking the stats, scores of people downloaded the Blender file I linked to in the comments of the original post. Did anyone make anything cool with it? Any questions?

  • http://www.facebook.com/victor.compean Victor Compean

    it is posible to put a picture of the drawing so i just have to print it??

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sergio-Maldonado/100002354124702 Sergio Maldonado

    AWSOME!!! THANKS BUDY!! YOU SAVE MY LIFE!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sergio-Maldonado/100002354124702 Sergio Maldonado

    AWSOME!!! THANKS BUDY!!! YOU SAVE MY LIFE!!

  • Daniel Holt

    im doing this on Illustrator, ive made my frames using the program, i have made a grid.. i just dont know how to removing the blank spaces from my frames :/ .. need help Like Baddly.. doing a book of these for my Final major project at college :s

  • hernan

    Thank you Paul for sharing this with us. Generosity is a great gift. Let me ask you if you know if there is any source of information about the history of this easy but wonderful technique. Thank you again.

  • MIke

    This is a great video! thanks for posting Paul!!!!!