Dutch electronics technician and computer programmer who supposedly developed a revolutionary technique for compressing data which could compress a full movie into just 8kb. However, in weird a twist of fate, Sloot died of a heart attack a day before a deal was to be signed with investors. The Sloot Digital Coding System could never see the light of day because an all important compiler which was stored on a floppy disk had disappeared mysteriously.
The popular Dancing Baby animation which went viral in the 1990s employed no motion capture. Everything was created and rendered on the computer. The video was created using Autodesk 3ds Max (formerly 3D Studio Max). It was made by the team that had developed Character Studio, a tool for the 3D computer graphics program. The popularity of the Dancing Baby soared after John Woodell, a web developer, created an animated gif from the original movie and put it up on his employers web site. From there, the highly compressed animated gif file spread quickly around the world and started appearing on other web sites, commercials, music videos and even TV programs. Image Source: By , Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17625870 [more...]