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Re: Pterosaur take-off movie on the NG site
Mike (and other DML denizens),
I don't think you need to worry about any of the niggles picked out by others:
I reckon you and Julia have knocked up an excellent presentation of a very
good, convincing idea. I had to explain quadrupedal launching to some animators
not so long ago and had to produce my own little cartoons to show them how it
was done: in future, I'll just show them your video. Raul's painting is nice,
too: sure, it's got a few issues, but nowhere near as many as some pterosaur
images. And, being a Raul Martin painting, it's technically excellent (as in,
with excellent artistic technique, not as in 'excellent only by technicality').
So, anyway: well done and all. Must dash: I've got to go and put some resin on
a big model of a pterosaur. I can't mix up much more than a litre of resin at
once without it exploding, and the pterosaur model is so big that it has to be
tilted forward in a room with a 4 m high ceiling to make it fit... this is
going to be a l-o-n-g day.
Oh, and in hushed whispers to Mike only: you should have a copy of our MS back
soon. I have another few changes to make, then it's back to you for approval.
Dr. Mark Witton
Palaeobiology Research Group
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Portsmouth
Tel: (44)2392 842418