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Response to Cardboard City, a Collab Mar. 19th, 2008 @ 11:43 AM Reply

I'm goign to start on my part now. Wish me luck!


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Response to Cardboard City, a Collab Mar. 19th, 2008 @ 12:47 PM Reply

At 3/19/08 11:43 AM, Gatling wrote: I'm goign to start on my part now. Wish me luck!

*wishes luck*

So, is anyone making a menu?

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Response to Cardboard City, a Collab Mar. 19th, 2008 @ 12:55 PM Reply

At 3/8/08 04:22 AM, TommYVF wrote: Maybe I'll join, but can you set up a deadline, please? Summer?
Oh, and what about music or background sound, are you adding music, shall we add music to our parts, shall there be music at all?

>T

u better dude u better

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Response to Cardboard City, a Collab Mar. 19th, 2008 @ 03:25 PM Reply

At 3/19/08 01:32 AM, ShinsukeIto wrote: http://www.ngup.net/view?file=Corrugated %20Cola.swf

Me or morrow, can put that over all the stuff in the existing parts =D


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Response to Cardboard City, a Collab Mar. 20th, 2008 @ 03:50 AM Reply

At 3/19/08 03:25 PM, Nicholas-Deary wrote:
At 3/19/08 01:32 AM, ShinsukeIto wrote: http://www.ngup.net/view?file=Corrugated %20Cola.swf
Me or morrow, can put that over all the stuff in the existing parts =D

Uh, well... i was about to do like a whole part on corrugated cola...

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Response to Cardboard City, a Collab Mar. 20th, 2008 @ 06:30 AM Reply

I need more cardboard textures! I don't think these buildings look cardboardy enough!!


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Response to Cardboard City, a Collab Mar. 20th, 2008 @ 07:08 AM Reply

At 3/20/08 06:30 AM, Gatling wrote: I need more cardboard textures! I don't think these buildings look cardboardy enough!!

Why don't you remove the lines first? I think that'll help enough.


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Response to Cardboard City, a Collab Mar. 20th, 2008 @ 11:44 AM Reply

At 3/20/08 07:08 AM, Vincoid wrote:
At 3/20/08 06:30 AM, Gatling wrote: I need more cardboard textures! I don't think these buildings look cardboardy enough!!
Why don't you remove the lines first? I think that'll help enough.

Yeah, most of the parts have little to no lines at all. if u go to the page before I posted a link that has loads of cardboard textures.

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Response to Cardboard City, a Collab Mar. 20th, 2008 @ 04:12 PM Reply

Uh, well... i was about to do like a whole part on corrugated cola...

D:

oh, okay, go for it! we wont use it if you dont want us too, sorry for the misconception :)

gatling, to make it look more cardboardy, make all the straight lines less straight. because when you're cutting cardboard, its never straight. evar. or do what vincoid said, hes pretty smart.


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Response to Cardboard City, a Collab Mar. 20th, 2008 @ 04:21 PM Reply

At 3/20/08 04:12 PM, MorrowDays wrote: gatling, to make it look more cardboardy, make all the straight lines less straight. because when you're cutting cardboard, its never straight. evar. or do what vincoid said, hes pretty smart.

Thanks, but what I usually notice is that when you have outlines on an object, especially when done with the line tool, they tend to look totally different when you remove the lines.
So it doesn't really matter wether the lines are straight or not (for instance the screenshot from my movie below), it's the color of the lines that have a major influence. Just like a character with black outlines is totally different from one with lines slightly darker than it's fill colors.

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Response to Cardboard City, a Collab Mar. 20th, 2008 @ 04:37 PM Reply

yeah, yeah. Have you ever seen the show 6teen, on teletoon? nothing is outlined, ever, its all fill. And it looks really good too.


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Response to Cardboard City, a Collab Mar. 20th, 2008 @ 04:46 PM Reply

Okay, before you look at the pic, let me explain.

Another thing you could do to amplify you cardboard creation is to a drop shadows to certain objects, amplifying the 3d effect you would actually get with cardboard.

If anyone doesn't know how to achieve this effect, just post here. Though I'm sure most of you already can figure it out.

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Response to Cardboard City, a Collab Mar. 20th, 2008 @ 04:53 PM Reply

At 3/20/08 04:37 PM, MorrowDays wrote: yeah, yeah. Have you ever seen the show 6teen, on teletoon? nothing is outlined, ever, its all fill. And it looks really good too.

Yeah, I have, it's a great style. AlmightyHans has been using it too lately.

That's a great tip btw Jake, I didn't think of that yet.

One of the things I've done because of a lack of textures (or being too lazy to find more) is to put a dark grey box with 20-50% alpha over the texture. You can see it used on the lower piece and side of the alarm clock in my previous post.


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Response to Cardboard City, a Collab Mar. 21st, 2008 @ 02:20 AM Reply

Sorry, I'm not going to be in this collab because i'm a bit busy... Sorry!

I can give you this though,

Here's the link to the Corrugated Cola

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Response to Cardboard City, a Collab Mar. 21st, 2008 @ 02:23 AM Reply

Sorry for double-posting but the corrugated cola link did not work...

Here's a different link.

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Response to Cardboard City, a Collab Mar. 21st, 2008 @ 09:18 PM Reply

bumpity, bumpity....hows everyone's parts coming along?


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Response to Cardboard City, a Collab Mar. 22nd, 2008 @ 07:01 AM Reply

I'm putting it on hold for a while for a very good reason: I just got Richard Williams' book "The Animator's Survival Kit". I'm going to practice that first so this collab piece will be even better ;)


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Response to Cardboard City, a Collab Mar. 22nd, 2008 @ 08:59 AM Reply

At 3/22/08 07:01 AM, Vincoid wrote: I'm putting it on hold for a while for a very good reason: I just got Richard Williams' book "The Animator's Survival Kit". I'm going to practice that first so this collab piece will be even better ;)

oh yes, good idea, if you dont read that, you wouldnt survive!


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Response to Cardboard City, a Collab Mar. 22nd, 2008 @ 10:12 AM Reply

If this is going to be due AFTER the beginning of april I'll prob be able to make a small preloader game for it.

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Response to Cardboard City, a Collab Mar. 22nd, 2008 @ 10:29 AM Reply

I'm droipping out. I don't feel that my idea is good enough for this collab nor do I have enough skill. I'm soory but I will be here in this thread for the regular egostroking and support.


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Response to Cardboard City, a Collab Mar. 22nd, 2008 @ 01:23 PM Reply

At 3/22/08 10:29 AM, Gatling wrote: I'm droipping out. I don't feel that my idea is good enough for this collab nor do I have enough skill. I'm soory but I will be here in this thread for the regular egostroking and support.

:(

blahblahblah coolio-niato wrote:
If this is going to be due AFTER the beginning of april I'll prob be able to make a small preloader game for it.

:D

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Response to Cardboard City, a Collab Mar. 22nd, 2008 @ 05:36 PM Reply

At 3/22/08 10:12 AM, Coolio-Niato wrote: If this is going to be due AFTER the beginning of april I'll prob be able to make a small preloader game for it.

that would be amazing! yeah, take your time, we weren't planning on an early april deadline anyway.

gatling! :( are you sure? well you're welcome back any time if you change your mind.


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Response to Cardboard City, a Collab Mar. 22nd, 2008 @ 06:36 PM Reply

At 3/22/08 10:12 AM, Coolio-Niato wrote: If this is going to be due AFTER the beginning of april I'll prob be able to make a small preloader game for it.

Sounds great to me!


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Response to Cardboard City, a Collab Mar. 23rd, 2008 @ 03:29 AM Reply

Preloader game = amazing fucking idea = front page

fingers crossed

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Response to Cardboard City, a Collab Mar. 23rd, 2008 @ 06:36 AM Reply

At 3/23/08 03:29 AM, HandsomeJake wrote: Preloader game = amazing fucking idea = front page

fingers crossed

Don't worry about it, most collabs get front page. I can't see why Tom wouldn't put this on up since it's so original.


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Response to Cardboard City, a Collab Mar. 23rd, 2008 @ 09:44 AM Reply

At 3/23/08 06:36 AM, Vincoid wrote: Don't worry about it, most collabs get front page. I can't see why Tom wouldn't put this on up since it's so original.

Yes, this will have an awesome chance of getting frontpaged =D


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Response to Cardboard City, a Collab Mar. 23rd, 2008 @ 11:27 AM Reply

That'd be awesome! actually, i think i might make another part.. you think i should?

Also how many finished parts we got then?

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Response to Cardboard City, a Collab Mar. 23rd, 2008 @ 04:06 PM Reply

lets not be hasty..
If we all work hard to create some solid animation so that nick/me can put it all in order (which we'll work hard on too ;) ) then even if it doesnt get frontpaged, we'll have an amazing, impressive collab that we'll all love to pieces and be happy with.

what Im trying to say is that when you move from heartfelt effort to "lets get front paged!" at this point in a project, it'll just not going turn out as well. so just have fun with your parts and try to make them as good as they can be. I hope that makes sense and doesnt make anyone sad, I love frontpage as much as you all do, but I really do want this to turn out well. :)


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Response to Cardboard City, a Collab Mar. 23rd, 2008 @ 04:31 PM Reply

At 3/23/08 04:06 PM, MorrowDays wrote: lets not be hasty..
If we all work hard to create some solid animation so that nick/me can put it all in order (which we'll work hard on too ;) ) then even if it doesnt get frontpaged, we'll have an amazing, impressive collab that we'll all love to pieces and be happy with.

what Im trying to say is that when you move from heartfelt effort to "lets get front paged!" at this point in a project, it'll just not going turn out as well. so just have fun with your parts and try to make them as good as they can be. I hope that makes sense and doesnt make anyone sad, I love frontpage as much as you all do, but I really do want this to turn out well. :)

Oh man, I totally agree on this (which you probably already knew from the Face Collab). The reason why I join this is because it makes me have to accommodate to a certain topic, as well as it allows me to learn more and more about animation. Frontpage, favorites, awards and good scores are all of secondary importance to me. It's all about growth in skill and having fun in the process of it.


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Response to Cardboard City, a Collab Mar. 23rd, 2008 @ 04:35 PM Reply

Here's a wee .gif of the start of my second part.

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