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Response to 60 Frame Collab 5: 2012-12-02 06:24:52 Reply

I must say everyone's icons are looking amazing!! It is great to see animators returning from the shadows and giving us some feed back on their progress and posting some process work. Keep it up


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Response to 60 Frame Collab 5: 2012-12-02 10:00:13 Reply

Okay Zeeb,

Here is a rough application flow. The scrolling items were giving me a lot of trouble, so I've turned them off for now. I'll be doing some research today and should have an updated example my Tuesday.

You can navigate through the Main, Play, and Credits screens without having to reset the app. There is no Extras screen yet. (I don't know what goes on there.) Play screen has mock next and previous functionality. However you're planning on adding the animations will determine how that stuff will function.

Everything is in a pretty rough state right now, and I tried to keep it light so we have room for additions. Let me know what else you want out of this thing and I'll add it to the Tuesday update.

I'm going to get back to my own animation now!

Talk to you soon.


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Response to 60 Frame Collab 5: 2012-12-02 12:03:33 Reply

At 12/2/12 10:00 AM, Halvgoeden wrote: Okay Zee,

Here is a rough application flow. The scrolling items were giving me a lot of trouble, so I've turned them off for now. I'll be doing some research today and should have an updated example my Tuesday.

The menu looks awesome, well done! Could you possibly pm me the fla sothat i can just see how you structured everything. So i can see how to organize the animations and place the icons and mainly for curiosity :]

You can navigate through the Main, Play, and Credits screens without having to reset the app. There is no Extras screen yet. (I don't know what goes on there.) Play screen has mock next and previous functionality. However you're planning on adding the animations will determine how that stuff will function.

The extra section will consist of animations that weren't good enough to be part of the main stream and also include process work that animators have posted in this forum. I have a few design ideas that i will pm you a little later.

Any recommendations on how to structure the submissions? I usually setup movie clip symbols on individual frames and make the next and previous buttons have scripting to just jump to the next frame or go back to the previous. But i am always interested in learning new and easier ways.


Everything is in a pretty rough state right now, and I tried to keep it light so we have room for additions. Let me know what else you want out of this thing and I'll add it to the Tuesday update.

Im very happy with it, i might want to bring in a splashes of colour at a later stage to emphasize a few things.

I'm going to get back to my own animation now!

keen to see what you come up with.

Talk to you soon.

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Response to 60 Frame Collab 5: 2012-12-02 23:14:53 Reply

At 12/2/12 10:00 AM, Halvgoeden wrote: The scrolling items were giving me a lot of trouble, so I've turned them off for now.

Think I can solve your problem there.
1.) Make each item a symbol (if they aren't already) with instance names p1, p2, p3 etc...
2.) Then place this code on the frame:

participents=10
scrollSpeed=0.2
iconSpacing=Stage.height/2

onEnterFrame=function(){
		for(i=1;i<=participents;i++){
			stuff(_root["p"+i],i)
		}
}
stuff=function(s,i){
	//positioning icons
	if(loadeed==undefined){
		s._x=Stage.width/2
		s._y=(i-2)*(iconSpacing)
		iniW=s._width
		iniH=s._height
		if(i==participents){
			loadeed=true
		}
	}
	//scrolling
	s._y+=(_root._ymouse-iconSpacing)*scrollSpeed
	//wrapping
	if(s._y>=participents*iconSpacing-iconSpacing){
		s._y-=participents*iconSpacing
	}
	if(s._y<=-iconSpacing){
		s._y+=participents*iconSpacing
	}
}

3.) Select values for the variables on the top 3 lines of the code:
(i) participents is the number of icons
(ii) scrollSpeed affects the speed that the icons scroll at
(iii) iconSpacing is the distance between icons which I've default set as half the window height although you may wish to change it

Also, you might want to make the icons button symbols rather than movieclips if you intend to have any mouseOver effects.
Feel free to PM me if you need anything else or if this doesn't work for some reason.

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Response to 60 Frame Collab 5: 2012-12-02 23:20:48 Reply

whoops made a small mistake in that code. Copy this instead:

participents=10
scrollSpeed=0.2
iconSpacing=Stage.height/2

onEnterFrame=function(){
		for(i=1;i<=participents;i++){
			stuff(_root["p"+i],i)
		}
}
stuff=function(s,i){
	//positioning icons
	if(loadeed==undefined){
		s._x=Stage.width/2
		s._y=(i-2)*(iconSpacing)
		iniW=s._width
		iniH=s._height
		if(i==participents){
			loadeed=true
		}
	}
	//scrolling
	s._y+=(_root._ymouse-(Stage.height/2))*scrollSpeed
	//wrapping
	if(s._y>=participents*iconSpacing-iconSpacing){
		s._y-=participents*iconSpacing
	}
	if(s._y<=-iconSpacing){
		s._y+=participents*iconSpacing
	}
}
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Response to 60 Frame Collab 5: 2012-12-03 03:56:17 Reply

Sorry for the delay, here's my WIP for the collab.

The current background texture is just a placeholder, there are some inbetweens still to be done for the head, legs and tutu, mayhaps some animated fire and lights here and there and then the shadow of the character.

BTW, I have two questions:
1.- We have to make also an icon / signature for the menu / animation selection, right?
2.- I guess the collab admins will decide the appropiate music for the final result, so I can't / shouldn't add any sounds, or could I propose you a possible audio for my part that is not to loud and noisy?
That of course, if I actually finish first all the visual stuff ahd have the free time to find a nice silly laugh for the man :p

Greetings to everyone! Or something more or less similar like that

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Response to 60 Frame Collab 5: 2012-12-03 04:02:38 Reply

BTW again:

There's a background bitmap texture that I don't know why but it doesn't appear when I play the swf on the mozilla but it does on chrome and also on %%"·$"· explorer. Mayhaps it is just my current mozilla installed flash player plugin, but I wanted you to know in case you couldn't watch it either.

The final swf will have a vector based background. I think ... >_O

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Response to 60 Frame Collab 5: 2012-12-03 08:20:18 Reply

Progress Report 2

Got to redo some bits... considering it's just 60 frames will probably redo the whole thing. Got to add a crazy colour bg like hot pink maybe and need to work on that smoke. Make his hand not so tweened looking and just correct some of the overall animation.

Will have a finished version ready next week and an icon and probably a second piece about summer time and hugging the sun???


Youtube | Tumblr | Website | Email | Hi I'm Eddie Oberbichler, I'm from Melbourne, Australia and I'm docobe on youtube... that's all.

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Response to 60 Frame Collab 5: 2012-12-03 17:23:05 Reply

@Johobo: Thank you very much i will play around with this code!!

@Atzu: Greetings, your character looks hilarious but the movements a little choppy which should be resolved when you do the time consuming inbetweens. I would love to see all those added extas especially the vector background, if you find the time. Yes i require an oval (ish) face icon for the credits section which will be a link to your Ng User page. Hopefully create more exposure for the animators involved :]

With regards to the sound there will be one soundtrack playing over the whole collection of animations (Sort of a music video)
But im still open to suggestions on awesome soundtracks to use for the 2-3 minute animation (approx 40-60 parts) and a relatively long looping track for the menu.

@MetalBooster: Im not finalizing my decision on the music until i have majority of the animations combined, around the end of January. Mainly to get a feel of how the tempo, synchronization fits etc. Especially with the beat, having to accommodate a new animation every three seconds. I might be asking a lot from a soundtrack but the music is very important.

@edddie-John: I love it when people give their own crits on them selves :] But it is looking cool, have you ever smoked? Could i maybe recommend when the character inhales the smoke the cherry glows extremely bright. Then he savors it for a few frames and exhales it very slowly. Maybe blows a few rings :] Just my opinion as an x smoker, and would love to see a second part.


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Response to 60 Frame Collab 5: 2012-12-04 09:42:03 Reply

I smoke, was not happy with that either, the rings were not for me though, so I hope you like this final version.

Also here is my icon and I will probably draft up my second bit tomorrow to see if you like it. I have sent the fla's to you Zeebs.

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Response to 60 Frame Collab 5: 2012-12-04 18:40:53 Reply

Raagh!!

Here's my animation pre-vis.

It's Altair as a kid stabbing some obnoxious squirrels with wrist-pencils. I think I'm going to change the storytelling a little bit so the squirrels have an introduction, but then it's just a matter of filling in those frames with real art!

Conveying something in three seconds aint easy.


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Response to 60 Frame Collab 5: 2012-12-04 22:03:56 Reply

I'm joining to this collab, here is my wip

http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/6aa410e4a6f70ab608866030 36f9575d

And if I finish this one soon maybe I do another one


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Response to 60 Frame Collab 5: 2012-12-05 00:02:04 Reply

At 12/4/12 10:03 PM, WaterHorse wrote: I'm joining to this collab, here is my wip

http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/6aa410e4a6f70ab608866030 36f9575d

And if I finish this one soon maybe I do another one

looking awesome man, Can't wait to see the final product!


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Response to 60 Frame Collab 5: 2012-12-05 03:04:01 Reply

@thescrumbles: yes you may, funny piece of animation :]

@Halvgoeden: Hey the process work looks good, i don't think it is necessary to introduce the squirrels. I would rather see you pay more attention to the details when the squirrels get stabbed, maybe their eyes pop out and hit the screen. or fountains of blood keep gushing out of the wounds. And lastly change the kids expression after he stabs the poor little squirrels.
@WaterHorse: Welcome and thanks for joining yet another 60 frame collab, i am liking your rough work. Could i possibly recommend you split the animation over two submissions.


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Response to 60 Frame Collab 5: 2012-12-05 03:50:19 Reply

If I can get around to it, I did a quick storyboard for what I would animate if I did another segment for this collab. I'm still keeping busy with my solo project still. This was kinda a break from Incognito just to draw something else lol. Anyways Here it is!

STORYBOARD


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Response to 60 Frame Collab 5: 2012-12-05 05:26:43 Reply

At 12/5/12 03:50 AM, ReklessCreati0n wrote: If I can get around to it, I did a quick storyboard for what I would animate if I did another segment for this collab. I'm still keeping busy with my solo project still. This was kinda a break from Incognito just to draw something else lol. Anyways Here it is!

STORYBOARD

Sick piece, great structure and concept and i just love how you laid it out, especially when you bring it all together at the end.
Im really keen to see your solo project, pm a link to it once it is finished :]


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Response to 60 Frame Collab 5: 2012-12-06 12:44:01 Reply

At 12/5/12 05:26 AM, zeebrafication wrote:
At 12/5/12 03:50 AM, ReklessCreati0n wrote: If I can get around to it, I did a quick storyboard for what I would animate if I did another segment for this collab. I'm still keeping busy with my solo project still. This was kinda a break from Incognito just to draw something else lol. Anyways Here it is!

STORYBOARD
Sick piece, great structure and concept and i just love how you laid it out, especially when you bring it all together at the end.
Im really keen to see your solo project, pm a link to it once it is finished :]

For sure bud, I should be finishing up my solo part within a week or so, Then i'll see if I can finalize my part one of these days and send it on over.

How's all the other parts coming along?


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Response to 60 Frame Collab 5: 2012-12-06 18:29:40 Reply

New version of my animation should be done within the next few days

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Response to 60 Frame Collab 5: 2012-12-06 21:21:24 Reply

I would like to join :D
My entry (WIP) : http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/500c236f044b6ef41936a41b f5c5aa52

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Response to 60 Frame Collab 5: 2012-12-06 23:40:24 Reply

At 12/6/12 09:21 PM, TS-Romulus wrote: I would like to join :D
My entry (WIP) : http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/500c236f044b6ef41936a41b f5c5aa52

I like it, I'd say maybe start off a bit closer though, then zoom out when everything flys out of the fridge, but its awesome otherwiese!


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Response to 60 Frame Collab 5: 2012-12-07 18:08:04 Reply

http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/c9caa4b981f80b1af8fc787c 757e121a

Final entry. Lost the original flash due to an unfortunate pc crash, but I managed to save an incomplete version which I redid, which is why the animation is slightly different.

http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/96e8228f58aa5bfc517b20af 964dff54

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Response to 60 Frame Collab 5: 2012-12-08 12:12:31 Reply

I was in the last one, so i'll try to whip up a few good ones after my project is finished.


tfw no face

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Response to 60 Frame Collab 5: 2012-12-08 19:23:33 Reply

Here's my "Hairy Dancing Sailor"

with tutu

with out tutu

I don't know how many of the missing extras as the fire, smokes, shadows, mayhaps some detail for the background, and getting right the wiggling inbetweens I'll be able to pull before the deadline, so I'll do the eliptic icon in the next days first.

I also want to add blur to the background, but I'm using TB so I'll have to wait till I import the animation to flash to measure the right blur.

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Response to 60 Frame Collab 5: 2012-12-08 19:44:27 Reply

At 12/8/12 07:23 PM, Atzu wrote: Here's my "Hairy Dancing Sailor"

with tutu

with out tutu

I don't know how many of the missing extras as the fire, smokes, shadows, mayhaps some detail for the background, and getting right the wiggling inbetweens I'll be able to pull before the deadline, so I'll do the eliptic icon in the next days first.

I also want to add blur to the background, but I'm using TB so I'll have to wait till I import the animation to flash to measure the right blur.

Your sailor is hilarious. The background effects aren't important, rather spend more time smoothing out his movements.
I don't know if it would be necessary to use a blur in the background. But honestly it looks awesome. And change what you deem necessary. I like the animation with the tutu :]

UPDATE\
Your icon can be animated like for example a face that has eyes blinking or mouth that talks in a loop etc


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Response to 60 Frame Collab 5: 2012-12-08 20:07:36 Reply

@JoelonToast:Super Stoked your were able make a plan to retrieve and finish your funny submission.

@DukeSteve Your submission needs a lot more animating and time spent on design colour schemes etc.
Hope to see some improvents before D Day.

@No-Brainer: Great news, another veteran :]

@TS-Romulus: So simple, i like it. Boom killer whale snack in your face.
Part accepted, yeah all u need is a face icon (animation optional) that will be a link to your NG user page.


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Response to 60 Frame Collab 5: 2012-12-09 11:47:09 Reply

Hey, it's been a while, eh?
I've cleaned up my animation a bit, still got some (like redo it completely) work on the background and if I find the courage to do some shading I will do some shading. The hardest part is done, so I'll probably finish it next weekend or so.

Linky preview
(oh and the play button is temp. because sometimes loading/looping causes lag)

Yep, I managed to get myself into a collab while having a fulltime job. Why do I do such things :)? (because animating is fun, yay)
Oh and my icon will also follow somewhere later this week, maybe tonight.


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Response to 60 Frame Collab 5: 2012-12-09 13:32:59 Reply

Aaand here is my face icon.
http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/e5e05768e0ddb63f2d55c2e5 3fa90549

Yep, that what I look like at the moment.

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