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Cardboard City

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Jul 12, 2008 | 2:03 PM EDT

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Um, guys? Its a collab, there's wasn't SUPPOSED to be even a vague plot, so if you're just going to review and say 'OMG it was liek borring and so i haeted it whar was the story? lolololol 0!' we've heard it before!

Hey thanks for the front page tom! Here, have a key to the city! And daily second, thats pretty cool!

Animators who I haven't co-authored will be co-authored as soon as they add me! :)

This is Cardboard City

When nick and I (moro) were trying to come up with a theme for a collab we could lead together, we were kinda stuck. We both wanted something that could be made cohesive, something that all the parts by all the animators could have in common, without looking too similar. We puzzled together for a little while, and then I started thinking, what about a city?

And that was that. Both of us LOVE textured animation, and we decided cardboard would be one of the more interesting substances to play with. With that, the collab was started, and little by little, it picked up speed, with gradually more and more people seeing the thread and trying stuff out, which was pretty cool. One of the main things we were going for was for the animators involved to stretch themselves, and we think that happened.

Haha, well, I guess I should post the lineup we've got for you fine folk tonight :)

Handsome Jake
Dr Clay
and Goat-Man

these were spectacular the whole way through, when I made them do push ups they didn't whine, there was no trouble at mealtimes, we just all had a really good time.

Vincoid won the house of cards contest though. he's quite good at that ;)

The collab ended up being huge, a lot larger than I had expected even though compared to other multi author stuff here on NG, there weren't a huge number of animators. In total it's... well, might as well do ALL THE SPECS AT ONCE OMG LOLOLOLOLOL


7674 frames in total, including menu, preloader game, dr.clay's piece, EVERYTHING!
319.7 seconds long, which makes it like, over 4 minutes long
24 frames per second

so ya, myself I was really shocked this morning when I added everything in and found it was almost 8000 frames long. I've never had that before. thats a lot of frames. but we still can't say its OVER 9000 because ITS OVER 7000 just doesn't have that same ring to it, haha. :)

Hmm. what else. UMM.

well ya, as I said, all these guys were really fun to work with, and I think it shows. Myself, I'm quite pleased with the standard thats set, and hopefully its good enough for you high end critics out there too! :)

COOLIO NIATO was nice enough to make us an absolutely amazing preloader game, which was really cool of him to do. Its an awesome game. I'm addicted. My record so far is like, 25000 but Im sure a bunch of you can beat that, so if you do, PM me with a screenshot and I'll try to do better than whatever you got. hahaha.

but seriously, a round of cardboard applause (the loudest kind there is, of course!) to coolio for that.


so, without further ado, we present Cardboard City. Enjoy the show!

-Moro, Nick, Jake, Ziwon, Vincoid, Goatman, Marcy, Kyle, Dr Clay, Coolio, and Biskits :)

oh and if you've read all this, congrats! there's also an easter egg on the menu ;)

that is all.



Rated 5 / 5 stars


It was boring and overated I honestly think you should put more work in your flashes, you guys should stop spamming the portal!!! Stop posting Goastes too! I am tired of you and therefore 10/10!!!!! ;)

MorrowDays responds:

I haet revUers liek u becuz u alwys voet zro cos it dunt maek sens!!!!



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

great animation but....

is it just me bein blind, or is there no plot?
if im wrong just tell me

mjh out

MorrowDays responds:

nope, there was no plot. you're right. it was focused on the animation, haha.

glad you liked it.



Rated 5 / 5 stars


When i read the thread post, i thought
this collab would turn to shit.

I have been proved wrong.
Good job to everyone, it was pretty frikin' rad.
kg. :]

MorrowDays responds:

yup. you were WRONG. WRONG!!!

starting a collab like this was kind of a gamble, people could have not understood the premise, or just not have been interested, but luckily we got a pretty good crowd and all of us were able to have a lot of fun with it.

glad you liked it :)



Rated 3 / 5 stars

Not bad, but...

The idea is really basic and nothing's really going on. The animations weren't smooth at all, in fact, some of them (not all, just some) were bad. The were pretty boring, there could've been some more creativity in textures or different colors (colored cardboard paper?). What I'm trying to get at is: it's boring. Don't get me wrong, you all have talent, but you definitely could've added some more work to it.

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MorrowDays responds:

If I lived in a city made of cardboard, I'd walk around with a radio pumping jazz like, ALL THE TIME. just imagine how awesome that would be.

myself I thought the animations were quite smooth, but hey, different tastes, different standards, its all good. :)


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


All do this is a good idea for a collab, I think it kinda gets boring after a little while, the music makes me wanna go to sleep... And nothing really happens! Just an animation of a cardboard city!
Better luck next time...

MorrowDays responds:

well, yeah... if you were to go out and look at your city, while you played jazz, it probably wouldn't be all that exciting either...

this wasn't really supposed to be exciting, or plot driven, its kind of a mood piece, relaxing, peaceful, but that sort of stuff isn't for everyone, so I guess thats about it.

thanks for the review!