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Tutorials on video are a great thing, from how to tie
tie to how to build your building model. Screencams
faithfully reproduce the actions involved in using
together with voice in off.
However there is a void in the learning process between
seeing the video and later trying
the actions on the real
This Four Dimensions Minus One try to fill that void.
with the original video you are forced to move the mouse
pointer on your computer to follow the mouse pointer on
Put the pointer on the correct locations and the video
smoothly. Miss the location intended by the tutorial and
the video will halt, awaiting for your movement.
It's like drawing by numbers, but each mark is a mouse
location in a precise time.
You are exposed to the procedure of the task, so you can
go for the real software with more confidence.
Plenty of variations can apply for other types of videos,
even for movies...
||You mean a dry-run walkthrough type of tutorial, where the operator has to click and curse just like live ? well baked, I'm afraid; it's probably common enough that there's a name for it.
||Well, a dry-run is an approximation, but I expect to save the
cursing from the pupils, because they are not using any
failure-prone software like the real one. They're in a not
only protected but also predestined environment.
||Yeah these are pretty common for online training of
various software packages I've used at work.