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Response to - N A T A - Intermediate Round! 2012-06-11 15:17:56

At 6/11/12 03:03 PM, Luwano wrote: How did you decide who is paired against each other? Random? Based on the points of the previous round? Or a combination of both?

It was based on open round scoring. The top 32 were ordered from best to worst and split into two groups, the top 16 scores and the low 16 scores. The first of each group was paired, then the second of each group was paired, and so on. ie. #1 vs. #17, #2 vs. #18, #3 vs. #19, etc. etc. It worked out pretty well, I'd say.
Also, I made sure to rotate these placements around the actual brackets. 1 vs. 17 was placed on the upper left, while 2 vs. 18 was placed in the lower right to be as far as possible from the other high scorers. The next two matches are placed in the lower left and upper right, and then it returns to the upper left with matchup of 5 vs. 21, but still remaining as far as possible from 1 vs. 17 in that corner.


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Response to - N A T A - Intermediate Round! 2012-06-11 15:40:53

I hope that if people get dropped out of the contest after this point, they won't get all test-y.


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Response to - N A T A - Intermediate Round! 2012-06-11 16:01:50

At 6/11/12 03:40 PM, Catoblepas wrote: I hope that if people get dropped out of the contest after this point, they won't get all test-y.

I sure won't. I'm a bit surprised I've gotten even as far as this, actually. :)


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Response to - N A T A - Intermediate Round! 2012-06-11 17:41:41

Why do I have a distinct feeling there will be either something about dogs or about communist comrades?
... xD

Oh well.

Anyone needs a voice actor for this NATA round =D? Just holler ;)


"Contra Mundum, Semper Et In Aeternum." My voice acting demo - PM me if you need me:)

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Response to - N A T A - Intermediate Round! 2012-06-11 19:52:39

Speaking of voice actors, SenatorJohnDean and KaggyFilms were awesome to work with. it sounds like they're itching to take on more projects, too, if you guys are in need. Seriously, I can't emphasize their talent enough.


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Response to - N A T A - Intermediate Round! 2012-06-11 20:01:01

At 6/11/12 03:40 PM, Catoblepas wrote: I hope that if people get dropped out of the contest after this point, they won't get all test-y.

mh?

Anyway, liking the theme much more this time around. Didn't really know how to handle the previous one.


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Response to - N A T A - Intermediate Round! 2012-06-11 20:19:43

Thanks for the detailed explanations Hikarian and (person in charge of) NATA. That looks like a pretty interesting and convenient setup.

At 6/11/12 03:40 PM, Catoblepas wrote: I hope that if people get dropped out of the contest after this point, they won't get all test-y.

I see what you did there!


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Response to - N A T A - Intermediate Round! 2012-06-11 22:15:43

Ive recently come under some... forced inspiration... Theres a small chance I may fight alongside you troops this round, as I was thinking of a way to deal with this... forced inspiration... and I think animating my emotions may do the trick, luckily the theme works with what I had in mind anyway... We'll see, good luck everyone!

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Response to - N A T A - Intermediate Round! 2012-06-12 01:07:50

At 6/11/12 10:15 PM, DaveBruno wrote: Ive recently come under some... forced inspiration... Theres a small chance I may fight alongside you troops this round, as I was thinking of a way to deal with this... forced inspiration... and I think animating my emotions may do the trick, luckily the theme works with what I had in mind anyway... We'll see, good luck everyone!

Forced inspiration doesn't neccisarily sound like a good thing in my ears... But I sure would love to see some new animations from you!


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Response to - N A T A - Intermediate Round! 2012-06-12 01:35:02

At 6/12/12 01:07 AM, Hikarian wrote: Forced inspiration doesn't neccisarily sound like a good thing in my ears... But I sure would love to see some new animations from you!

Haha thats because it isnt! Hence the ominous italics lol

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Response to - N A T A - Intermediate Round! 2012-06-12 02:21:11

At 6/12/12 01:35 AM, DaveBruno wrote:
At 6/12/12 01:07 AM, Hikarian wrote: Forced inspiration doesn't neccisarily sound like a good thing in my ears... But I sure would love to see some new animations from you!
Haha thats because it isnt! Hence the ominous italics lol

Italics are evil, force is bad... but inspiration is good :D


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Response to - N A T A - Intermediate Round! 2012-06-12 03:57:29

At 6/12/12 02:21 AM, Hikarian wrote:
At 6/12/12 01:35 AM, DaveBruno wrote:
At 6/12/12 01:07 AM, Hikarian wrote: Forced inspiration doesn't neccisarily sound like a good thing in my ears... But I sure would love to see some new animations from you!
Haha thats because it isnt! Hence the ominous italics lol
Italics are evil, force is bad... but inspiration is good :D

i'd kill for some inspiration now. I can't think of anything to do now I'm out of this and exams are over

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Response to - N A T A - Intermediate Round! 2012-06-12 04:42:04

I'm trying to reread my copy of 'Story' by Robert Mckee but all the pages are stuck together with semen.

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Response to - N A T A - Intermediate Round! 2012-06-12 05:17:55

At 6/12/12 04:42 AM, BPremo wrote: I'm trying to reread my copy of 'Story' by Robert Mckee but all the pages are stuck together with semen.

Kind of looking around at different ways to set up a good story. Is this one of those books that helps with that? Can it be translated into making a short?

Anyone else have some recommendations for some relevant readistuff? Concept, delivery, storyboard, setup... you know, about all those kinds of things? :)


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Response to - N A T A - Intermediate Round! 2012-06-12 09:36:04

At 6/11/12 10:15 PM, DaveBruno wrote: Ive recently come under some... forced inspiration... Theres a small chance I may fight alongside you troops this round, as I was thinking of a way to deal with this... forced inspiration... and I think animating my emotions may do the trick, luckily the theme works with what I had in mind anyway... We'll see, good luck everyone!

Forced inspiration sounds like a bummer. Though, I'll be glad to see you make something new! Hope everything works out okay with whatever's got you caught.


I'm a Mormon. :D

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Response to - N A T A - Intermediate Round! 2012-06-12 17:05:44

I have my idea. This time I'll be taking some inspiration from BPremo ;)

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Response to - N A T A - Intermediate Round! 2012-06-12 17:22:13

At 6/12/12 05:05 PM, ExtremeFudgeMaster wrote: I have my idea. This time I'll be taking some inspiration from BPremo ;)
At 6/12/12 04:42 AM, BPremo wrote: I'm trying to reread my copy of 'Story' by Robert Mckee but all the pages are stuck together with semen.

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Response to - N A T A - Intermediate Round! 2012-06-12 18:00:54

At 6/12/12 05:22 PM, McBinkles wrote:
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Don't spoil my idea!!!1

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Response to - N A T A - Intermediate Round! 2012-06-12 18:35:11

At 6/12/12 05:05 PM, ExtremeFudgeMaster wrote: I have my idea. This time I'll be taking some inspiration from BPremo ;)

Oh you, you're making me blush.

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Response to - N A T A - Intermediate Round! 2012-06-12 18:37:27

At 6/11/12 02:58 PM, ZJ wrote:
At 6/11/12 03:18 AM, BPremo wrote: Guess what, mine has a dog in it.
GO BILL GO.

YOU'RE THE MAN

I love you too ZJ.

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Response to - N A T A - Intermediate Round! 2012-06-12 18:41:33

guys halp
how do i put the color mixer back in its default place over the library?
it's really getting on my nerves with it being in the scene all the time

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Response to - N A T A - Intermediate Round! 2012-06-12 18:59:21

So i showed my parents the script i wrote and apparently i pretty much wrote Due Date ( i've never seen it however ), My dad came up with a much better concept. Good thing i hadn't started yet.


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Response to - N A T A - Intermediate Round! 2012-06-12 19:37:10

I've managed to create my shortest storyboard yet. I'm hoping to keep this one in between 1:00 - 1:30 so that it doesn't take forever to do this time.

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Response to - N A T A - Intermediate Round! 2012-06-12 19:43:38

At 6/12/12 06:41 PM, McBinkles wrote: guys halp
how do i put the color mixer back in its default place over the library?
it's really getting on my nerves with it being in the scene all the time

Whenever that happens to me, just dragging the box back to where it was fixes it. I'm using CS3 though so it might be different.


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Response to - N A T A - Intermediate Round! 2012-06-12 20:28:28

At 6/12/12 07:43 PM, BobyB64 wrote:
At 6/12/12 06:41 PM, McBinkles wrote: guys halp
how do i put the color mixer back in its default place over the library?
it's really getting on my nerves with it being in the scene all the time
Whenever that happens to me, just dragging the box back to where it was fixes it. I'm using CS3 though so it might be different.

doesn't do anything for me, and "merging" the colors and library make it so i cant have both open at once, which isn't very convenient. i'm using ye olde flash pro 8.


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Response to - N A T A - Intermediate Round! 2012-06-12 20:43:10

At 6/12/12 06:41 PM, McBinkles wrote: guys halp
how do i put the color mixer back in its default place over the library?

going to Window - Workspace Layout - Default should reset it.


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Response to - N A T A - Intermediate Round! 2012-06-12 20:48:06

At 6/12/12 08:28 PM, McBinkles wrote:
doesn't do anything for me, and "merging" the colors and library make it so i cant have both open at once, which isn't very convenient. i'm using ye olde flash pro 8.

I have Flash Pro 8.

Is this a recent issue? Have you closed out of Flash and restarted it and such?

You could try the following:

Go to Window --> Workspace Layout --> Default

OR

On the same black bar where it says "Color Mixer", there is an icon on the opposite end where you can choose to group the color mixer with another option. Or you could choose to close out of it and open it again in the Window menu, and it may appear on its own again.

I hope one of these helps.


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Response to - N A T A - Intermediate Round! 2012-06-12 20:49:41

At 6/12/12 08:43 PM, Pahgawk wrote:
At 6/12/12 06:41 PM, McBinkles wrote: guys halp
how do i put the color mixer back in its default place over the library?
going to Window - Workspace Layout - Default should reset it.

I guess Pahgawk beat me to it!


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Response to - N A T A - Intermediate Round! 2012-06-12 21:05:51

you are both geniuses, thank you


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Response to - N A T A - Intermediate Round! 2012-06-12 21:48:22

Hmm, it's looking like I might have to compile my entry for this round as a video file rather than an swf. I'll have to see if it's more effort to edit everything outside of Flash or to bring everything back into Flash to edit it.


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