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I was inspired by this interactive 360 view of a the breastplate Antoine Fauveau, a cavalryman in the 4th Company, 2nd Carabinieri Regiment was wearing on 18 June 1815 at Waterloo when he was hit with a cannonball. I really appreciated how it allowed it to be viewed from all angles, I felt it gave me a far better understanding of the full shape than still photos could. 

 

I thought something similar could be quite nice for showing off particular items on here. While the interactive view was great, allowing me to pause for however long I liked to view it from a specific angle, I don't know how to do that, and it doesn't really matter as I'm sure it wouldn't be able to be posted here. So I settled for the next best thing, a constantly rotating GIF. Obviously this isn't the smoothest of gifs, there is plenty of room for improvement, but I'd like to ask for y'alls opinions before I work on refining my technique. 

 

So, do you like it, does it make you sea-sick, should it rotate faster, should it rotate slower? I welcome all feedback, positive or negative. 

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Interesting idea! Personally I think it would be best if you slowed it down. Hard to take in on the details with it spinning that fast. Definitely awesome though, and a good way to show everything without clogging up a thread too much!

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Really good idea!! I would concur with being able to slow it down and / or pause it.  I like where this idea is headed and I believe would give the community a better feel for the overall look of an item particularly helmets.  How many times in discussion have we read "when you look at it overall or when taken in context to the rest of the ..."?

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Looks great,, but as mentioned by others  if it could be slowed down it would be much easier on the eyes.. especially for someone older like myself..

 

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On 6/24/2020 at 8:11 AM, No Quarter said:

Pretty cool, if you could figure out a way to pause it I think it's a great idea.

 

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The low tech solution would be to add some still photos from different angles along with the gif. 

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Speed is easy to change, but I dont thing pausing it would be possible in any practical way. Thanks for the input guys!

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As with doing it slower, I would also keep the camera stationary and rotate the helmet.  The "interactive" bit used to be done with Flash, but I am not sure that it is a viable software anymore.  Adobe's Fireworks may be able to do something similar.

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Adobe is lifting support for flash at the end of 2020 Im pretty sure. Could be cool to look into fireworks. It would definitely change the game on posting picture son the forum.

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-WW2 items belonging to service members from Northern Virginia

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-Cheap/Throwaway WW2 named uniforms

-Smaller WW2 Groupings

-7th Infantry Division Items

-WW2 Photos and Letters (all branches, theaters, services, etc)

 

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I was inspired by your post and did my own test. Hope you don't mind me posting here! Continue the conversation about using this technology to expand how we show items on this forum. I do agree with NO QUARTER, would be great to click on image to have it pause.

 

 

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I like the way the one with the net came out.

Animated GIF's are an ancient internet image format: as a webmaster in the 90's and the age of dial-up modems.  I used these frequently because we did not have the bandwidth to do motion video. GIF's added some visual interest (or looked very tacky, depending...)

 

I have never been aware of a way to pause them: but you could set them to stop after repeating itself for a specified number of cycles as shown with this gif banner with animated stars.

 

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