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Old 03-07-2006, 11:10 PM
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"First animation" video?

I just ran across this story from 2004, which says:
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An animated piece on an earthen goblet that belongs to 5000 years ago was found in Burnt City in Sistan-Baluchistan province, southeastern Iran.
Unfortunately, the link to an animation the researchers made is broken, and the site it points to, http://www.chn.ir/, doesn't have the file, boz.avi. Google returned only 9 hits for the file, none of which seem to help.

Can anybody steer me to a source for the animation?
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Old 03-07-2006, 11:28 PM
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Not exactly HDTV, but I think for the number of images in the animation, an animated .gif should at least give you an idea of what it's about.
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Old 03-08-2006, 12:20 AM
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It reminds me of an early cartoon that could have been done in the early 1900s, or someone's first Flash animation. You could call it Gary the Goat Eats a Plant. I have this image in my head of a bunch of ancient Iranian cartoons engraved on urns.
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Old 03-08-2006, 01:01 AM
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It would be nice if the modern folks who "animated" it used the full "frames" from the vase instead of fudging it a bit by isolating the animal and reusing the plants and rules from one panel for each frame. So what if the leaves wiggle?
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Old 03-08-2006, 10:02 AM
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Thanks, Larry! I agree the full .avi would be better, but the .gif is pretty good anyway. I'll search some more today - it was late and I was tired, so I just left it in your capable hands.
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Old 03-08-2006, 11:39 AM
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Thanks, Larry! I agree the full .avi would be better, but the .gif is pretty good anyway.
Agree with what? That's not what he said at all.
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