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Family Fry
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(02-12-2013, 05:06 AM)
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Remember if you are just lifting the direct ULR IMG from the site, it updates every 2-5 mins, which means people linking to image will always get a new image even when you post it on forums.

Best right click saving and hosting on another site, then post the pictures.

I have refreshed 6 images over last 30mins and they all have different file sizes and are different images, re-hosted from site.

Output.

1 - 358536 bytes


2 - 366936 bytes


3 - 357238 bytes


4 - 363250 bytes


5 - 350185 bytes


6 - 360706 bytes


Geomask, matching.

1 - 20336 bytes


2 - 22367 bytes


3 - 19660 bytes


4 - 21665 bytes


5 - 17801 bytes


6 - 22198 bytes
outunderthestars
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(02-12-2013, 05:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by MrGreencastle

Destiny taking place in an alternate universe where mankind once ruled thinking Earth was the centre of the universe? Or how about, the Traveller doesn't actually travel. Everything moves around it.

I don't know, now I'm starting to get crazy.

I hope that they put as much thought into the lore of their new game as they have this ARG. This has me rather hyped for a new world to explore...
Ozzy Onya A2Z
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(02-12-2013, 05:07 AM)
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You can UV map a texture to a 3D object using Maya, Photoshop, 3DStudio and a range of other software like Blender UV for example. I don't believe there is enough images, clarity or data as yet.

Step 1. Coordinate us creating the traffic/regions to get the full right image and a clear left image. We need to do this each day. I believe we need to work out the pairing/distances here. Sheer numbers alone aren't going to be enough, we need to pair images with visitors over more than one viewer to solve.

Step 2. Combine is then stitching or layering those left hand images together (x, y). This will create one large texture or if we have to use many images per day perhaps an animated texture?

Step 3. Clarify is then using the right hand images against the clear left hand images to create a 3D map (u, v). Again if multiple images per day this could be the "pairs" we are looking for and would perhaps creating enough animated mapping or extrusion for the object?

Once those are done we'll have a full texture and a full object (or two paired animations/keys) to map that texture/object. IMO this will not be solvable until all 7 days are completely clear. This is one potential answer but it seems too obvious and does not reference the radio interferometery aspects very well at all. Once we have the full set of images/maps I could run it through blender or 3ds max to get an output. The question is what object are we going to map to? Do the left hand images stitch/arrange to form a sphere texture or a square texture. If I think there are 7 days and only 1 left/right image per day then I don't really see square being a viable object for UV mapping. I could do a sphere just fine but realistically you're just going to see the same as the left hand images stitched together as one large texture.

I'm thinking overall this will be a layered texture and will be used not just for UV mapping the texture to say a sphere but also using another filtration process to create a displacement texture map as well (being the right hand image). It just doesn't fit that well in my mind yet.

Here's a quick blender UV tutorial for you to get your head around where I think this may be heading.

But I'm feeling this is too simple and does not take in enough of the hints Bungie are throwing at us.
Ryu Hayabusa
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(02-12-2013, 05:18 AM)
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Jest Chillin
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(02-12-2013, 05:18 AM)
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Using my highly skillful Paint techniques.. I took my 10pm geomask and attempted to illustrate how the image is created. Forgive the shoddy .gif


Order of images goes:
Original Geomask
Left side only
Left side flipped vertically and horizontally
Left side and Flipped vert and horiz separated
Recombined Geomask.
MrGreencastle
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(02-12-2013, 05:25 AM)
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Jest Chillin
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(02-12-2013, 05:27 AM)
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Where did that image come from?

Edit: Crap! http://alphalupi.bungie.net/98862748014.jpg

Last edited by Jest Chillin; 02-12-2013 at 05:30 AM.
BigEvilTurtle
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(02-12-2013, 05:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by MrGreencastle

/988?2748014???

I wonder if the cluster of dots above the numbers mean anything.

EDIT: Well, holy shit. This is a little insane.
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jediyoshi
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(02-12-2013, 05:28 AM)
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This hype is making me all hot and bothered
Jest Chillin
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(02-12-2013, 05:30 AM)
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I just guessed the missing numbers and got it. Sick! Seriously though.. where did that image with the url come from?
MrGreencastle
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(02-12-2013, 05:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jest Chillin

I just guessed the missing numbers and got it. Sick! Seriously though.. where did that image with the url come from?

http://www.reddit.com/r/Games/commen..._is_up/c8do75q

Reddit has always been good at these things.

--

I guess we can call that a win! And the first official look at the logo! (I think)

So who's an English major and wants to tackle that text?
Last edited by MrGreencastle; 02-12-2013 at 05:35 AM.
BeEatNU
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(02-12-2013, 05:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by FStop7

I love bees

BEADS?!
Ozzy Onya A2Z
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(02-12-2013, 05:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by MrGreencastle

http://www.reddit.com/r/Games/commen..._is_up/c8do75q

Reddit has always been good at these things.

--

I guess we can call that a win! And the first official look at the logo! (I think)

So who's an English major and wants to tackle that text?

Very well done to them, wish I had shop skills like that. It's a real art.
Jest Chillin
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(02-12-2013, 05:38 AM)
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Yeah Reddit did all the heavy lifting. Still that's pretty crazy. I'm going to have to go through their thread to find out how they came to that first picture with the numbers.
MrGreencastle
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(02-12-2013, 05:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by sunburned_goose

Nice work Reddit.

http://alphalupi.bungie.net/98862748014.jpg

GAF or /v/ were first. Though the whole work was mostly done by reddit. The image popped up here first though, I think. Not that it matters. Lol, tomorrow will be fun.
Computron
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(02-12-2013, 05:40 AM)
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The best voices -- voices that truly matter -- never
allow themselves be heard. This lesson is worth
learning again and again.

Forever.

Your voice moves as whispers, murmurs and urges
inside larger winds. Only the trusted few can absorb
what is necessary. Wise and sly and perfect, your
instructions drop, leaving nothing but the hard sweet
rime of enlightenment.

The path is set. Your voice is unleashed. Except now
it is gone...

And maybe it never was.



::
::




DESTINY
Family Fry
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(02-12-2013, 05:40 AM)
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Amazing shop skills for that dude on the picture, fascinating to read.
Hopefully that means if they do a similar thing each day, with pictures supplied over time. If we all hit it with a pretty massive synchronised attack on the picture will be good enough to grab a URL.
Although methinks Bungie will make it harder.
everyday math
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(02-12-2013, 05:42 AM)
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Amazing. God damn I'v missed Bungie.

Destiny a voice, just a whisper in the wind. Guiding those on a long twisting road.
Last edited by everyday math; 02-12-2013 at 05:46 AM.
RoKKeR
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(02-12-2013, 05:42 AM)
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Damn, very impressive for them to figure all of that out and have it lead to something positive.

The official Destiny logo looks mighty good.
sunburned_goose
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(02-12-2013, 05:47 AM)

Originally Posted by MrGreencastle

GAF or /v/ were first. Though the whole work was mostly done by reddit. The image popped up here first though, I think. Not that it matters. Lol, tomorrow will be fun.

I don't know what /v/ is.
everyday math
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(02-12-2013, 05:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by sunburned_goose

I don't know what /v/ is.

>___>
4chan?
outunderthestars
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(02-12-2013, 05:53 AM)
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nevermind. reddit to the rescue!
apana
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(02-12-2013, 05:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Computron

The best voices -- voices that truly matter -- never
allow themselves be heard. This lesson is worth
learning again and again.

Forever.

Your voice moves as whispers, murmurs and urges
inside larger winds. Only the trusted few can absorb
what is necessary. Wise and sly and perfect, your
instructions drop, leaving nothing but the hard sweet
rime of enlightenment.

The path is set. Your voice is unleashed. Except now
it is gone...

And maybe it never was.



::
::




apana

Holy shit guyz, I think I am the chosen one.
ncsuDuncan
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(02-12-2013, 06:00 AM)
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Day 1 has been solved, but Day 2 will bring new challenges.

Day 2 Mob: 11:00am PST (7:00pm GMT, 2:00pm EST)

Details: http://misriahsolutions.com/arg/
everyday math
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(02-12-2013, 06:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by ncsuDuncan

Day 1 has been solved, but Day 2 will bring new challenges.

Day 2 Mob: 11:00am PST (7:00pm GMT, 2:00pm EST)

Details: http://misriahsolutions.com/arg/

It won't let get on your site. Say there's a system error.
ThatsMytrunks
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(02-12-2013, 06:11 AM)
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I'm gonna let it keep downloading the images, but here's a compilation from 8:58 to 12:58.


Fascinating.
everyday math
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(02-12-2013, 06:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by ThatsMytrunks

I'm gonna let it keep downloading the images, but here's a compilation from 8:58 to 12:58.


Fascinating.

Freaking amazing. Keep up the good work.
Cameron122
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(02-12-2013, 06:14 AM)
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This is pretty fuckin' cool!
Heysoos
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(02-12-2013, 06:16 AM)
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Bungie <3
everyday math
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(02-12-2013, 06:19 AM)
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Kind of looks like an ultrasound.
DocSeuss
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(02-12-2013, 06:19 AM)
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There's a hint of GregK in that writing, but I don't think he Bungies anymore.

oh god i miss gregk
SomeOneInaHat
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(02-12-2013, 06:20 AM)
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Its far to late, but I can't stop viewing this thread.

Dammit Bungie
ncsuDuncan
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(02-12-2013, 06:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by everyday math

It won't let get on your site. Say there's a system error.

Reddit effect, it seems. Working on it.
ThatsMytrunks
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(02-12-2013, 06:21 AM)
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And here's output.


I'm gonna leave it running and grabbing, hopefully we'll have something very cool to look at in the end.
Crunch2600
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(02-12-2013, 06:21 AM)
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Guys, Destiny is being unveiled at the Sony 'PS4' event.
Computron
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(02-12-2013, 06:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by ThatsMytrunks

I'm gonna let it keep downloading the images, but here's a compilation from 8:58 to 12:58.


Fascinating.


Click here to scrub this .GIF with your mouse. (Resize your browser if it's cropped)
Last edited by Computron; 02-12-2013 at 06:28 AM.
deviljho
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(02-12-2013, 06:25 AM)
http://youtu.be/KiqkclCJsZs

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RoombaDance
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(02-12-2013, 06:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by BigEvilTurtle

/988?2748014???

I wonder if the cluster of dots above the numbers mean anything.

EDIT: Well, holy shit. This is a little insane.

Unless they're a leftover from the signal filtering it really looks like there's a little text above the number. I would have liked to get a few stronger images so we could make it out. Unfortunately it looks like everyone is turning off their node. It's a shame because the rest of the US rotated into the map and we could have gotten a clearer image.
Last edited by RoombaDance; 02-12-2013 at 06:31 AM.
UnrealCh13f
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(02-12-2013, 06:30 AM)

Originally Posted by everyday math

It won't let get on your site. Say there's a system error.

While Duncan's site (as well as all of wordpress.com, it seems) is down. I have details of his "Day 2 Mob" at ABO.

http://args.bungie.org/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=1744
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(02-12-2013, 06:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by ThatsMytrunks

And here's output.


I'm gonna leave it running and grabbing, hopefully we'll have something very cool to look at in the end.

Looks like it's the same as the discovered image. I wonder if we all sleuthed this too fast.
Jest Chillin
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(02-12-2013, 06:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by RoombaDance

Unless they're a leftover from the signal filtering it really looks like there's a little text above the number. I would have liked to get a few stronger images so we could make it out. Unfortunately it looks like everyone is turning off their node.

Per the same guy on Reddit who cleaned up the image to get the url, (username Techercizer) it appears to be something like Braille.

That makes it pretty damn hard to decipher without having a perfectly clear image though given that it's a bunch of noise dots on top of and around Braille dots.
Jtwo
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(02-12-2013, 06:35 AM)
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Heh, these are just wallpapers.
Exciting as hell though. Exciting. As. Hell.
heckfu
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(02-12-2013, 06:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ozzy Onya A2Z

But I'm feeling this is too simple and does not take in enough of the hints Bungie are throwing at us.

you're back!!!
Tagg9
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(02-12-2013, 06:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Crunch2600

Guys, Destiny is being unveiled at the Sony 'PS4' event.

Leaked docs said it would be a Microsoft exclusive for the first year. This might have changed by now, though.
Gemüsepizza
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(02-12-2013, 06:47 AM)
This would be quite a surprise for some people, I think. But those two events seem to be very close - just coincidence?
James Sawyer Ford
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(02-12-2013, 06:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tagg9

Leaked docs said it would be a Microsoft exclusive for the first year. This might have changed by now, though.

Leaked docs don't say anything like that. It's a pretty vague contract.

Any exclusivity agreement w/ Microsoft would be much more defined. And nothing of the sort is in there.
MrGreencastle
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(02-12-2013, 06:53 AM)
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This is bananas:

Sai-kun
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(02-12-2013, 06:55 AM)
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Here for this.

Parking in this thread until forever.

DocSeuss
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(02-12-2013, 06:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by MrGreencastle

This is bananas:

Surely everyone realized what this was as soon as they looked into Durandal or Cortana's pasts? If Destiny doesn't have Joyeuse, I will be surprised.

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