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Universe Sandbox has been used to create several animations featured in the upcoming Discovery Channel program 'Cosmic Collisions: Galaxies'.




Here's a clip from the show:
http://www.vimeo.com/3032994

Watch for Universe Sandbox here:
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Cosmic Collisions: Galaxies
Airing on the Discovery Channel
Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 10pm Eastern/Pacific, 9pm Central

"Galaxies smash into each other, stars collide with the force of several nuclear bombs and black holes fuse in a deadly fireworks display.  Even our own galaxy marches toward a clash with its closest neighbor, Andromeda. Cosmic Collisions: Galaxies journeys through space as we examine the cosmic battles being waged between celestial bodies."

Writer/Director: Sean Dash
Writer/Producer: Jethro Nededog
Editors: Nick Termini, Nick Stich
Cinematography: Dylan O'Brien, Gigi Malavasi
Composer: Scott Cruz
SFX: Dave Erwin
Audio Engineering: Image Resources
Executive Producers: Luke Ellis and Matt Hickey

Here's a link to the TV schedule:
http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-schedules/series.html?paid=1.14594.25793.35829.3
« Last Edit: January 20, 2010, 10:53:38 AM by Dan Dixon »

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Re: Universe Sandbox animations to be shown on the Discovery Channel
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2009, 02:59:02 AM »
Wow it's a very cool news!  ;D

Do you know if the documentary can be seen in the countries that don't speak english?

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Re: Universe Sandbox animations to be shown on the Discovery Channel
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2009, 06:21:28 AM »
Whoa! This is a great promotion! Do you know what this means?

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Re: Universe Sandbox animations to be shown on the Discovery Channel
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2009, 02:12:29 PM »
This will hopefully boost US's public awareness. And possibly donations for Dan, which in turn means more updates!

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Re: Universe Sandbox animations to be shown on the Discovery Channel
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2009, 02:36:59 PM »
This will hopefully boost US's public awareness. And possibly donations for Dan, which in turn means more updates!

why it shuold be?

more donations mean just more money, not more work from Dan

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Re: Universe Sandbox animations to be shown on the Discovery Channel
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2009, 09:06:23 PM »
It would mean more incentive I guess, wouldn't you be more inclined to work with donations coming your way?

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Re: Universe Sandbox animations to be shown on the Discovery Channel
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2009, 03:59:29 AM »
well, maybe ;D

However the documentary must say what programme those animations are made with, and where you can find them. If the programme show just the galaxy collision simulation for a few seconds, i don't think they would tell you all the infos during the programme, but just at the end (where nobody read nothing). If Universe Sandbox is more used they could tell the infos instead.

(P.s. I will not see the show because there isn't the italian version yet)

[edit: only grammatical correction]
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Re: Universe Sandbox animations to be shown on the Discovery Channel
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2009, 02:45:17 PM »
They better give credit where credit is do (I can't think of the right 'do') and they'll hopefully say a little tidbit about the animation before they show it. But you never know. Anyways I can't wait until it comes out!
 
Just now remembered, Congrats to Dan for his program making it this far!

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Re: Universe Sandbox animations to be shown on the Discovery Channel
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2009, 02:54:25 PM »
FGFG is right.

The television program "Cosmic Collisions" will include around 6-8 shots created with Universe Sandbox. While Universe Sandbox is listed in the end credits, there won't be any on screen captions to specifically indicate my contribution.

So I highly doubt that the television program will have any notable effect on website traffic or sales.



HallowedError is also right in that more money would increase the frequency of updates.



I have not idea what their plans are regarding international distribution of the documentary. Either way I'll have to see if I can post or share clips from the television program that use Universe Sandbox.

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Re: Universe Sandbox animations to be shown on the Discovery Channel
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2009, 03:09:56 PM »
I have not idea what their plans are regarding international distribution of the documentary. Either way I'll have to see if I can post or share clips from the television program that use Universe Sandbox.

It would be fun, but it isn't foundamental in my opinion. In fact we have already the whole programme that Discovery Channel shows on his documentaries! 8) However nobody is stopping you Dan ;)

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Re: Universe Sandbox animations to be shown on the Discovery Channel
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2009, 11:49:32 AM »
that's cool   8)

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Re: Universe Sandbox animations to be shown on the Discovery Channel
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2009, 07:29:18 PM »
All I can say is "Told you so!"

LOL

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I'm very happy for you man!

Awesome!

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Re: Universe Sandbox animations to be shown on the Discovery Channel
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2009, 04:04:35 PM »
I would love to see the clip. =[

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Re: Universe Sandbox animations to be shown on the Discovery Channel
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2009, 03:05:11 AM »
So I highly doubt that the television program will have any notable effect on website traffic or sales.

On the upside, though, you may get (or ask for) something from Discovery Channel.

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Re: Universe Sandbox animations to be shown on the Discovery Channel
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2009, 03:37:07 AM »
Hey dudes,

You can see the full video of the documentary "Cosmic Collisions" here:

- http://www.ninjavideo.net/video/18392
Edit by Dan: Video no longer works.

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Re: Universe Sandbox animations to be shown on the Discovery Channel
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2009, 10:20:10 AM »
Hey dudes,

You can see the full video of the documentary "Cosmic Collisions" here:

- http://www.ninjavideo.net/video/18392


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Re: Universe Sandbox animations to be shown on the Discovery Channel
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2009, 02:10:16 PM »
ok i will

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Re: Universe Sandbox animations to be shown on the Discovery Channel
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2009, 04:30:19 AM »
Hey dudes,

You can see the full video of the documentary "Cosmic Collisions" here:

- http://www.ninjavideo.net/video/18392


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Re: Universe Sandbox animations to be shown on the Discovery Channel
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2009, 06:38:53 PM »
It seems that watching the video is safe (although the first time you visit the site a full page add will come up that you'll have to bypass).

You can watch the video without giving the ninjavideo.net site any money or downloading any software from it.

The Discovery Channel should post their videos on their own site or a site like hulu.com.



The clips that were created with Universe Sandbox are all galaxy collision animations that have been post-processed to add glow effects. There are a few clips in the first few minutes and a few longer clips toward the end of the video.

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Re: Universe Sandbox animations to be shown on the Discovery Channel
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2009, 12:32:00 PM »
I actually saw the simulations of the galaxies colliding in it.
I knew it was universe sandbox ;)