[kepler-dev] Tutorials and Demos

Ilkay Altintas altintas at sdsc.edu
Fri Apr 6 13:35:59 PDT 2007

Hi Glen,

These clips are very nice. I'm looking forward to what you will  
generate for Kepler.

Which Flash tool are you using?


On Apr 6, 2007, at 12:14 AM, Glen Jarvis wrote:

> Deana,
>     Here are four small clips from a video that I had done on a
> project very similar to Kepler. The original format was stored in high
> definition and exported to create a DVD. We also created streaming
> Quicktime Web videos. I have roughly translated them to Media Player
> and Flash in case you don't have Media player installed.
>     I've done some background work and found a good Flash editing tool
> that will let me do the same type of editing I did for these, but in a
> very compact and efficient flash format. The flash file included below
> is rough at best because of the very "bloated" files I used as
> originals. I can create much more streamlined Flash videos given
> additional time.
> 1 of 4: Front Matter:
> QuickTime: http://glenjarvis.com/FrontMatter.mov (preferred)
> MediaPlayer: http://glenjarvis.com/FrontMatter.wmv
>    This is the basic "front matter" from the video. Quite a bit is
> lost in the web format including voice quality and the richness of the
> "cube" effects. Obviously a different, but similar approach could be
> done for Flash.
> 2 of 4: Genbank Blocks:
> QuickTime: http://glenjarvis.com/GenbankBlocks.mov (preferred)
> MediaPlayer: http://glenjarvis.com/GenbankBlocks.wmv
>     This video was a hypothetical software package that would do what
> Kepler does. Several workflow environments were analyzed in this
> video, and this analysis is what would happen if Lego Mindstorm(R)
> programming (for children) could be adapted.
> 3 of 4: Child's Play
> QuickTime: http://glenjarvis.com/Childsplay.mov (preferred)
> MediaPlayer: http://glenjarvis.com/Childsplay.wmv
>     The Lego Mindstorm(R) programming that was done was downloaded and
> run on this robot. And, we see the robot take to his programming and
> "sting his host." It's a fun clip.
> 4 of 4: Apple Automator
> QuickTime: http://www.glenjarvis.com/AppleAutomator.mov (preferred)
> MediaPlayer: http://www.glenjarvis.com/AppleAutomator.wmv
>     Apple does interfaces very well. It's a shame that they are often
> so limited to just the Apple platform. As another "alternative"
> considered to the workflows we were trying to produce, we considered
> the Apple platform for a quick fix (until a more advanced platform
> could be created). This was before we realized that Kepler was out
> there and is perfect for what we want to do.
> Bonus:  Flash Translation with Quizzes
> Kepler Flash: http://www.glenjarvis.com/KeplerFlash
>     I spent some time trying to migrate these four videos to Flash.
> However, it seems that the "migration" idea is flawed. There are huge
> performance bottlenecks that would not be fixed until the videos were
> completely "re-storyboarded" from scratch using a Flash tool.
>     Please forgive this version - it's rough at best. There are now
> dead links, and other problems (including streaming performance). I am
> sure I could have done a much better job on this - but I want to just
> demonstrate the idea. With this platform, we can be much more
> interactive, ask quizzes, have them graded, etc. We could even have
> photos of examples that would continue when the user clicked on the
> appropriate button to either run the example, etc. A lot could be done
> with this. Again, I apologize it's this rough. You'll probably have to
> pause the video quite a bit until it loads and then play to continue
> through the samples.
>     As rough as these examples are, I think you'll agree it's a good
> springboard of where to go and a bit further than where we are now.
> Warmest Regards,
> Glen Jarvis
> -- 
> 913-486-8775
> glen at glenjarvis.com
> http://www.glenjarvis.com
> "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -M. Gandhi
> This is great!  Yes, we did a little bit with movies, but it was a  
> rather
> half-hearted attempt because Kepler was not very far along and we  
> knew it was
> going to change dramatically.  Send me your examples -- I'd be  
> happy to work
> with you getting some more of these.
> Not pressing - I'm in a meeting this week and probably won't start  
> working on
> this until late next week.  So perhaps I'll have a set of workflows  
> ready to
> send you when you have the time in a few weeks.
> Deana
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