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The Dot Collaboration Remake Aug. 27th, 2012 @ 09:47 PM Reply

The Dot Collaboration
Help from [TRIAL] DJ and H u n t e r from Maplemation. A multi-site collaboration.

Overview
Open canvas and a small black dot in the middle of it. You come in from anywhere and interact with a dot. You can fight it, grab it and hold it in your hand, make it summon stuff, or protect it from enemies. This is the time to express your creativity and your emotions in a freestyle way!

Instructions
Enter from anywhere, interact with the dot, and exit anywhere else. But, you MUST put the dot back into place if you moved it. V-Cam will not be allowed. Once you've finished your part, compress your whole part into a graphic symbol, upload to a file site such as Fileize or TRuploader and PM me both the .fla and .swf. Keep you sounds outside of the graphics. Sounds will not be played in graphics. Also, have fun!

Speculations
Canvas : 550x300 [ Will be on the template. ]
BG : You may color in throughout the animation, but no immediate BG. [ By this, I mean no BG at the start of the animation. You can have your animation paint throughout, but no immediate. ]
FPS : 24
V-Cam : No.
Time Limit : No time limit or minimum!
Amount of parts : As much as you want!
Music : Will choose once I get the parts.
Programs : Flash 8, Fireworks, TISFAT, 3D, AE, Sony Vegas, and Pivot. Look at TEMPLATE section for export details.
Symbol Naming : [ You don't need to add the *. ] *Name*_*Object**#* [ E.G. : Yun_Head1 , Yun_Sword1, etc.

People
Coming all over from Youtube, Stickpage, Maplemation, TheSpritas, Maple-Radio, and many more!

Template!
Flash
Fileize : Flash Dot Collaboration Template

Pivot, SV, AE, 3D, and TISFAT
Fileize : PNG Dot Template

Finished? PM me the parts in this format

Flash 8 people!
Name : ___
Fla : ___
Swf : ___

Pivot and TISFAT people!
Name : ___
Gif, Flv, or Swf : ___

Sony Vegas, AE, and 3D people!
Name : ___
File that is Flash 8 compatible : [ EG : FlV ] : ___

CS People!
Name : ___
Flv or Swf : ___

Do's and Don'ts

Do's
You may do anything in the canvas.
You can do a joint.
You can make your part as long as you want!
You may do pivot, TISFAT, or Fireworks!
You may bring in anything from the beginning and end. Not the dot, though.
You may use Sony Vegas, AE, or etc. BUT, you must export it into a Flash 8 compatible file like .FLV or .SWF.
You may move the dot however you want, as long as it goes back into place as the first frame.
You may change the dot's form. But, change it back like the first frame.

Don'ts
You may not bring the dot with you.
You may not do an immediate BG.
You may not use a V-Cam.
You may not show any sexual themes such as explicit noises, sex, or rape.

No Due Date as of now.

Remember, guys. HAVE FUN!


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Response to The Dot Collaboration Remake Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 06:52 AM Reply

stick figure collab...


original I am.

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Response to The Dot Collaboration Remake Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 08:18 AM Reply

At 8/28/12 06:52 AM, mandog wrote: stick figure collab...

Not really. Because this is a unified collaboration, I'm allowing anyone to make any kind of animation from full body, stick figure, or sprites. Even 3D is allowed. ^^


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Response to The Dot Collaboration Remake Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 10:12 AM Reply

At 8/28/12 08:18 AM, Yunguy1 wrote:
At 8/28/12 06:52 AM, mandog wrote: stick figure collab...
Not really. Because this is a unified collaboration, I'm allowing anyone to make any kind of animation from full body, stick figure, or sprites. Even 3D is allowed. ^^

It withholds all types of animation as Yun said, I think it is a great idea to show everyone even animators can meet a common ground to create something amazing.

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Response to The Dot Collaboration Remake Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 11:21 AM Reply

Is this a valid example ?

http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/702b0ce33b44318a8c9db2eb 3309eddc


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Response to The Dot Collaboration Remake Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 11:38 AM Reply

At 8/28/12 11:21 AM, theunderminor wrote: Is this a valid example ?

http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/702b0ce33b44318a8c9db2eb 3309eddc

Yes, that is a basic idea of what you could do, however your creativity is the only thing limiting your caliber.

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Response to The Dot Collaboration Remake Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 12:04 PM Reply

At 8/28/12 11:21 AM, theunderminor wrote: Is this a valid example ?

http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/702b0ce33b44318a8c9db2eb 3309eddc

Very valid example of one thing you can do with the dot and canvas. ^^


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Response to The Dot Collaboration Remake Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 12:26 PM Reply

I'll join.

Is it allowed to make parts that feature the flash crew you are in?(co-authoring the crew account as well as me?)

Thanks Chdonga for the signature. <3

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Response to The Dot Collaboration Remake Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 03:05 PM Reply

At 8/28/12 12:26 PM, CrazyRock wrote: I'll join.

Is it allowed to make parts that feature the flash crew you are in?(co-authoring the crew account as well as me?)

Anything goes, just start and end with that same dot and there is no vcamming.

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Response to The Dot Collaboration Remake Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 03:16 PM Reply

I'll probably join, considering u can use any type of animation. Not many collabs do that. ;D

But what's v-camming and how do i compress it all into a graphic symbol?


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Response to The Dot Collaboration Remake Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 03:16 PM Reply

When i end my piece do i ave to get rid of my background? Or leav it then the next scene starts blank...? Won't that look weird? And does my part have to start blank back ground then i add it in the next frame? Still not clear on that part o the backgrounds.


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Response to The Dot Collaboration Remake Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 03:20 PM Reply

I just checked the template and i don't understand why there are so many layers.


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Response to The Dot Collaboration Remake Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 03:22 PM Reply

Also what about violence, nudity, adult themes?


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Response to The Dot Collaboration Remake Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 04:32 PM Reply

Well vcamming is a different story if you do not know what it is, but start with a white background with the dot and end with it, its as simple as that.

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Response to The Dot Collaboration Remake Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 06:01 PM Reply

Q : I'll probably join, considering u can use any type of animation. Not many collabs do that. ;D
But what's v-camming and how do i compress it all into a graphic symbol?

A : V-Cam is basically a AS2 scripted camera that acts like those in many animations. [ Close ups, camera pans, etc. ] And to compress your part into a graphic symbol, copy your whole animation except for your sounds, got to Insert > New Symbol. Name it like this : yourname_part#. Make sure to also set the symbol into graphic. Once inside the graphic, paste your whole animation onto the first frame. Once done, leave the symbol and position your symbol onto the same place as your original animation. Then, send me your part in this format in a PM.

For Flash people :
Name :
Fla :
Swf :

For Pivot, TISFAT, and etc. :
Name :
FLV, GIF, or anything that can play sound in Flash 8 :

Q : When i end my piece do I have to get rid of my background? Or leave it then the next scene starts blank...? Won't that look weird? And does my part have to start blank back ground then i add it in the next frame? Still not clear on that part o the backgrounds.

A : When I mean immediate background, I mean don't just make a BG appear all at once out of nowhere. I want you to transition it like from Alpha 0 to Alpha 100. At the end, yes you have to get rid of your background for the next person. Also transition the end for just suddenly disappearing BG will look very weird.

Q : I just checked the template and i don't understand why there are so many layers.

A : Remember, this is a unified collaboration. There are many animators that use a lot of layers for a short or long part.

Q : Also what about violence, nudity, adult themes?

A : This is a perfect example of being a more careful person. PLEASE, READ THROUGH THE THREAD CAREFULLY BEFORE EVEN POSTING OR ASKING THESE QUESTIONS. [ No, this is a unified collaboration and is aimed to be rated G or PG. ]


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Response to The Dot Collaboration Remake Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 07:45 PM Reply

Wait so how would backgrounds work? You said that they can't be immediate so if I wanted -for example- a background with a tree in it or something, would the tree have to pop up?


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Response to The Dot Collaboration Remake Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 08:16 PM Reply

At 8/28/12 07:45 PM, Jurgen wrote: Wait so how would backgrounds work? You said that they can't be immediate so if I wanted -for example- a background with a tree in it or something, would the tree have to pop up?

You can make it transition by just tweening it into size or just slide in from the sides. :3


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Response to The Dot Collaboration Remake Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 09:39 PM Reply

At 8/28/12 08:16 PM, Yunguy1 wrote:
At 8/28/12 07:45 PM, Jurgen wrote: Wait so how would backgrounds work? You said that they can't be immediate so if I wanted -for example- a background with a tree in it or something, would the tree have to pop up?
You can make it transition by just tweening it into size or just slide in from the sides. :3

Yeah I know, I'm just saying it might look a little bit weird with some backgrounds.


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Response to The Dot Collaboration Remake Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 09:53 PM Reply

Well for huge ones, yes. But, you can figure out a way to make it look clean. ^^


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Response to The Dot Collaboration Remake Aug. 29th, 2012 @ 12:52 AM Reply

Well i have begun work on a piece. Haha and i was hoping for at least nudity, though nothing sexual. The bird pulls out what he believes to be a worm, instead a nude guy pops out then runs off screen embarrassed. Not really perverted just nudity? that ok, heres what i have so far

http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/8059e245c72b948e7331749f b1664f30

If you feel this is to risky for the collab then ill understand and step out of the collab. Maybe if another idea comes to me that i really like ill do it. Anyways let me know and no hard feelings.


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Response to The Dot Collaboration Remake Aug. 29th, 2012 @ 11:14 AM Reply

At 8/29/12 12:52 AM, sleeeeep wrote: Well i have begun work on a piece. Haha and i was hoping for at least nudity, though nothing sexual. The bird pulls out what he believes to be a worm, instead a nude guy pops out then runs off screen embarrassed. Not really perverted just nudity? that ok, heres what i have so far

http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/8059e245c72b948e7331749f b1664f30

If you feel this is to risky for the collab then ill understand and step out of the collab. Maybe if another idea comes to me that i really like ill do it. Anyways let me know and no hard feelings.

Actually, I like the idea of pulling out a man. I think you can make it comedic by have the man cover himself and just run away like a pussy. ^^


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Response to The Dot Collaboration Remake Aug. 29th, 2012 @ 11:29 AM Reply

I got a really great idea for a part. Progress: 3.9 seconds.


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Response to The Dot Collaboration Remake Aug. 29th, 2012 @ 02:33 PM Reply

At 8/29/12 11:14 AM, Yunguy1 wrote: Actually, I like the idea of pulling out a man. I think you can make it comedic by have the man cover himself and just run away like a pussy. ^^

Awesome. Obviously the thing the bird grabs is his winky. BUT he is going to swoop in then grab it, it will give him some resistance then eventually he will pull him out but drop him then fly off. The man will be covering himself panicking then run off screen. No gratuitous nudity.


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Response to The Dot Collaboration Remake Aug. 29th, 2012 @ 02:35 PM Reply

Sorry for the double post.... but heres where im at so far.

http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/8115e65fb6ef4d9a97bc3884 28a17e0b


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Response to The Dot Collaboration Remake Aug. 29th, 2012 @ 05:23 PM Reply

At 8/29/12 02:35 PM, sleeeeep wrote: Sorry for the double post.... but heres where im at so far.

http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/8115e65fb6ef4d9a97bc3884 28a17e0b

Hopefully it's not too much, but can you make that thing popping out the man's finger? That way, people won't be confused or disgusted. ^^


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Response to The Dot Collaboration Remake Aug. 29th, 2012 @ 06:58 PM Reply

Question: Are allowed to use other people's voices in our entry?


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Response to The Dot Collaboration Remake Aug. 29th, 2012 @ 08:22 PM Reply

At 8/29/12 06:58 PM, Kraton9000 wrote: Question: Are allowed to use other people's voices in our entry?

Basically anything that isn't too adult rated. ^^


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Response to The Dot Collaboration Remake Aug. 30th, 2012 @ 11:41 AM Reply

Here's what i got so far, =D

http://www.fileize.com/view/72c74a45-c71/


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Response to The Dot Collaboration Remake Aug. 30th, 2012 @ 11:44 AM Reply

Dot voice by soLoKii (Matthew Nelson)

(Sorry 4 double posting)


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Response to The Dot Collaboration Remake Aug. 30th, 2012 @ 10:22 PM Reply

At 8/30/12 11:44 AM, Kraton9000 wrote: Dot voice by soLoKii (Matthew Nelson)

(Sorry 4 double posting)

Very nice! Though I think you should increase the speed of Link falling and going because it seems too slow. Try to remove about 5 - 8 frames of the tweens and it would be a whole lot better! ^^


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