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Old 08-10-2013, 12:46 PM
 
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Talk about awesome...

For those of you who have never heard of sprites:

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Sprites are large-scale electrical discharges that occur high above thunderstorm clouds, or cumulonimbus, giving rise to a quite varied range of visual shapes flickering in the night sky. They are triggered by the discharges of positive lightning between an underlying thundercloud and the ground.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprite_(lightning)

Now for the video:


Sprite 10,000 fps - YouTube
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:17 PM
 
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Got me! This is what I expected:

Sprite (computer graphics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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In computer graphics, a sprite (also known by other names; see Synonyms below) is a two-dimensional image or animation that is integrated into a larger scene. Initially including just graphical objects handled separately from the memory bitmap of a video display, this now includes various manners of graphical overlays.

Originally, sprites were a method of integrating unrelated bitmaps so that they appeared to be part of the normal bitmap on a screen, such as creating an animated character that can be moved on a screen without altering the data defining the overall screen. Such sprites can be created by either electronic circuitry or software. In circuitry, a hardware sprite is a hardware construct that employs custom DMA channels to integrate visual elements with the main screen in that it super-imposes two discrete video sources. Software can simulate this through specialized rendering methods.
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:09 AM
 
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I remembered a comment you made to me a couple of years ago so just before I clicked on Submit New Thread I decided to add a small description on Sprites...
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