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  1. #1
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    Oh no I just figured out another way to waste a bunch of time with OpenRocket

    Once I thought of it I had to try it. Don't judge me.


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    Very cool!

    NAR 91107, Level 2

    I really, really hate bugs.

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    I say well done! That is pretty cool.
    John
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    Ok Neil... You know that you can't just post THAT COOL and not be asked for a "How-To" tutorial... So, where's the tutorial?
    Dreaming of making the rockets I dreamed of as a kid (and then some).


    NAR L1 Cert flight: Sheridan, Oregon, USA. Sept. 19, 2015. Flew Deep Space OFFl on an I357T-14A Blue Thunder

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    You are a sick man.

    John S. ---- NAR #96911 ---- TRA #15253 ---- MDRA #067 ---- BARC #028
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    L2, 6/21/14: Giant Leap Vertical Assault, CTI J240RL
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    Quote Originally Posted by K'Tesh View Post
    Ok Neil... You know that you can't just post THAT COOL and not be asked for a "How-To" tutorial... So, where's the tutorial?
    No ideas?
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    You're using the screen capture of your video card (like people use to post themselves playing video games) and the Advance slider of the OR picture-maker.

    John S. ---- NAR #96911 ---- TRA #15253 ---- MDRA #067 ---- BARC #028
    L1, 3/15/14: Aerotech Sumo, CTI H133BS
    L2, 6/21/14: Giant Leap Vertical Assault, CTI J240RL
    L3, 3/12/16: MAC Performance Radial Flyer, CTI M1101WH
    Altitude: 13,028', L3 flight; Speed: Mach ???, L3 flight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bat-mite View Post
    You're using the screen capture of your video card (like people use to post themselves playing video games) and the Advance slider of the OR picture-maker.
    You got it.
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    Quickie tutorial:

    1) Go into OR Photo Studio.
    2) Adjust all parameters (camera angle, lighting angle, rocket orientation, etc.) to your liking. Hold the down arrow on the "advance" parameter to move the rocket backward to starting position. Then old down the "up" arrow to make the rocket trace an appealing path.
    3) Move the rocket back to "starting position".

    Following instructions are Mac-specific; you'll have to find equivalent tools and methods for PC:

    4) Open Quicktime player, don't select a file, just say "done" without opening a file.
    5) Select File->New Screen Recording, and just follow the instructions. I dragged out a rectangle that seemed to be a good region for the rocket to fly though; the whole screen or even the Photo Studio window would have been too big.
    6) Start recording. Hold down the "Up" button on "Advance" to move the rocket forward, and hold it down past the point where the rocket has finished its run. Then Stop recording.
    7) Trim the video to get rid of the bits at the beginning and end.
    8) Save the video.

    That yielded a quicktime movie. I then played with converting to a GIF, but it ended up being a larger file and didn't look as good, *and* it wouldn't upload intact to TRF. So I then used Handbrake to convert it to an MP4 and uploaded it to Youtube.

    It's possible I just could have uploaded the MOV file directly to Youtube, not sure.

    And that's about it! Silly fun.
    Recently completed: Starship Avalon / in progress: Accur8 Trajector and Ragnarok Orbital Interceptor / planning: Alcubierre and Plasma Dart 2
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    Very Kool!


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