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Creating the Software Art In Tron Legacy 124

hownottowrite writes "A software artist has posted an overview of the coding behind the tools used to create Tron Legacy's special effects. 'In Tron, the hacker was not supposed to be snooping around on a network; he was supposed to kill a process. So we went with posix kill and also had him pipe ps into grep. I also ended up using emacs eshell to make the terminal more l33t. The team was delighted to see my emacs performance — splitting the editor into nested panes and running different modes. I was tickled that I got emacs into a block buster movie.' Ok, it's mostly a lot of awesome images, but there's a nifty reveal about an homage to Bit."
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Creating the Software Art In Tron Legacy

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  • by davester666 ( 731373 ) on Monday April 04, 2011 @11:00PM (#35716588) Journal

    Who cares. The Net showed off Jasik's Debugger!

  • by tlhIngan ( 30335 ) <slashdot&worf,net> on Tuesday April 05, 2011 @12:17AM (#35716922)

    Well, now everyone will copy and paste the output from the DVD, but I saw it in the theatre.

    And I saw Flynn key in "uname -a" and I tried to parse the listing for interesthing things.

    Alas, all I caught as the OS was named "SolarOS" and the arch was "sun4m". A tribute to ye olde SunOS, I guess (SunOS/sparc).

    Though, I'd love that nice popup history window...

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 05, 2011 @05:09AM (#35717926)

    Since noone seems to actually do it, here you go:

    $ whoami
    $ uname -a
    SolarOS 4.0.1 Generic_50203-02 sun4m i386
    $ login -n root
    Login incorrect
    login: backdoor
    No home directory specified in password file!
    Logging in with home=/
    # bin/history
    488 cd /opt/LLL/controller/laser/
    489 vi LLSDLaserControl.c
    490 make
    491 make install
    492 ./sanity_check
    493 ./configure -o test.cfg
    494 vi test.cfg
    495 vi ~/last_will_and_testament.txt
    496 cat /proc/meminfo
    497 ps -a -x -u
    498 kill -9 2207
    499 kill 2208
    500 ps -a -x -u
    501 touch /opt/LLL/run/ok
    502 LLSDLaserControl -ok 1

    And of course he straight goes to running it, instead of cat'ing the testament, or actually checking what it does ..
    # bin/LLSDLaserControl -ok 1

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