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Massacre Collab redux 2010-01-03 18:31:40


For a variety of reasons, the exact idea of the original was not ideal. Many people had different ideas on what the alien should look like, so the collab has been modified to accommodate that.

Please read through the new rules, as some have changed.

Basic guidelines

Stage Size: 550x400
Background: White
Frame Rate : 24/fps
File: CS3 (if CS4 animation files can be saved in CS3, no worried. I'm compiling parts in
CS3, but can get someone with a newer version to compile them if there's problems.

- Place your entire animation in a single movieClip before submitting final.
- We will set a tentative deadline for submission in April/May sometime.
- All parts must begin and end with the 'default' alien.

Naming conventions.

-Please name all Library Symbols as: PT#_McName (where # is the part number you've chosen)
-Please name your .fla file PT#_UserName

Premise

There is an Alien doppelganger that has decided to use Earth as it's proving grounds. Through the parts, this alien will change shapes, terrorize, murder, butcher and massacre everything in its path.

Though their will be many guidelines on certain parts containing certain elements (to give the
overall story flow) each artist is allowed to add their own unique blend of art, style, weaponry, powers and of course, sinister humor to the part they've chosen.

The song we will be using can be found here: Waiting To Die and is written by a very close
and personal friend of mine and I would rather see some credit go to him, than some multi-millionaire recording artist. Artists helping artists.

The collab will be split into 14 parts. (Possibly more if longer parts aren't taken)

Parts can be found here.
Collab Parts Click to listen, or right Click > Save link/target as to save to your Computer.

Below is a list of the parts, whether they are occupied and their overall length. Please,
please please.. if you are new at animating, or don't think you'll have the
dedication/skill/time to complete a longer part, please take a smaller one. Everyone is
welcome to join, but don't bite off more than you can chew, and don't wait until the last
second to work on it.

This is no Epic Story or masterpiece Saga. This is an Alien who decides to come to Earth to wreak havok. That is all. It's 5 minutes of carnage. The guidelines are there to give flow to the destruction from a few people in a park, do the destruction of the entire planet.

Details of parts will be below this list.

Part1 (32 seconds) - Johnny
Part2 (13 seconds) - teknoZombi
Part3 (12 seconds) - Ignxhll
Part4 (15 seconds) -
Part5 (28 seconds) -
Part6 (16 seconds) -
Part7 (29 seconds) - Xeptic
Part8 (26 seconds) -
Part9 (34 seconds) -
Part10 (23 seconds) -
Part11 (18 seconds) -
Part12 (26 seconds) -
Part13 (29 seconds) -
Part14 (27 seconds) -

Part Details

As stated, all parts will require certain locations and some will require certain actions.

They are as follows:

Part 1
- Location: Park.
- Required Actions: Landing of ship, introduction of alien monster.

Part 2
- Location: Park
-Required Actions: None

Part 3
- Location: Park
-Required Actions: Enters Office Building of some type by the end of part.

Part 4
-Location: Office Building interior
-Required Actions: None

Part 5
-Location: Office Building Interior/Busy traffic intersection
-Required Action: At some point, busts out of building and into a busy, traffic-filled area.

Part 6
-Location: Traffic-filled, busy area
-Required Actions: None

Part 7
-Location: Traffic-filled, busy area
-Required Actions: The start of Military involvement. Them firing away haphazardly.

Part 8
-Location: Traffic-filled, busy area
-Required Actions: Continues to destroy military.

Part 9
-Location: Traffic-filled, busy area
-Required Actions: Finishes off the military.

Part 10
-Location: Partially destroyed city
-Required Actions: None

Part 11
-Location: Partially destroyed city
-Required Actions: By the end of part, the launching of many nuclear missles towards
alien.

Part 12
-Location: Partially destroyed city
-Required Actions: Avoids nukes somehow... or deflects them. They destroy the city.

Part 13
-Location: Anywhere
-Required Actions: Entire Earth begins being destroyed by nukes. Him avoiding/deflecting them.

Part 14
-Location: Space
-Required Actions: Earth finished. Him, completely safe.

Within those guidelines, the monster can change the Alien however you like, and have him do whatever you feel like it should be able to do. Fly, grow, shrink, shoot lasers out of it's ass, call down lightning, steal firearms, beat people to death with a tank... anything, so long as it doesn't disrupt anyone else's parts. If you're unsure, PM me or post the idea in this thread. People with later parts may accommodate you and get things back on track.

We're going for a mix of gore and humor, so think of the most twisted, sick things you can
think of (Barring raping children... which is always a nono) We're going for Gore however.
Not porn. =p

As soon as you guys get working storyboards up, post them here so that people after you
can possibly springboard their ideas off of what you've done.

Here's mine!

Here are some ideas for the "default alien shape."

He must resemble this at beginning and end of your sketch (unless you're the first or last part) only

He doesn't have to look 'exactly' like any of these (they were done quickly and for examples) so long as the idea is the same.

Basic, bland skinny light-grey alien with large black eyes.. so he appears to change back to his default shape between each person's part.

At the beginning of your part, quickly change him from his default form into the alien of your choice, and quickly get him back to his default form by the end. He can appear however you'd like during the rest.

Post what part/parts you'd like and any questions/comments you have.
Thanks guys! This'll be fun!

Massacre Collab redux


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Response to Massacre Collab redux 2010-01-03 18:35:10


I'm horrible at links. Here's the full song.
Waiting to Die.


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Response to Massacre Collab redux 2010-01-03 21:11:46


working on my part atm


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Response to Massacre Collab redux 2010-01-03 23:51:41


This collab sounds cool. Mind if I take part 4?


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Response to Massacre Collab redux 2010-01-04 00:04:22


At 1/3/10 11:51 PM, Kart-Man wrote: This collab sounds cool. Mind if I take part 4?

Thanks for joining!

Part1 (32 seconds) - Johnny
Part2 (13 seconds) - teknoZombi
Part3 (12 seconds) - Ignxhll
Part4 (15 seconds) - Kart-Man
Part5 (28 seconds) -
Part6 (16 seconds) -
Part7 (29 seconds) - Xeptic
Part8 (26 seconds) -
Part9 (34 seconds) -
Part10 (23 seconds) -
Part11 (18 seconds) -
Part12 (26 seconds) -
Part13 (29 seconds) -
Part14 (27 seconds) -


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Response to Massacre Collab redux 2010-01-04 00:35:19


I'd love to join in but I use Toon Boom Studio. I can save it as a .swf if that works?

Please let me know if this is okay, I'd really like to be a part of this.

Response to Massacre Collab redux 2010-01-04 01:48:50


At 1/4/10 12:35 AM, FlyinPiggy wrote: I'd love to join in but I use Toon Boom Studio. I can save it as a .swf if that works?

Please let me know if this is okay, I'd really like to be a part of this.

whats toon boom studio?


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Response to Massacre Collab redux 2010-01-04 02:22:07


id like to do a part. Im taking a fancy twards part 8 if nobody objects. ill start working on a story board tomorow.


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Response to Massacre Collab redux 2010-01-04 11:58:35


sounds amazing can i have part 6 :3

Response to Massacre Collab redux 2010-01-04 12:23:29


At 1/4/10 12:35 AM, FlyinPiggy wrote: I'd love to join in but I use Toon Boom Studio. I can save it as a .swf if that works?

Please let me know if this is okay, I'd really like to be a part of this.

I'm not too familiar with how that would work. If you'd like, upload a .swf that you've done to www.newgrounds.com/dump and I'll download it and try to import it. (Preferably something with audio) even if it's a test file with squiggly lines. Just so I know it will work correctly.

If its a fairly seamless transition, you're in!

Welcome, NateofWar and toonclaw! Thanks for jumping on board!

Part1 (32 seconds) - Johnny
Part2 (13 seconds) - teknoZombi
Part3 (12 seconds) - Ignxhll
Part4 (15 seconds) -
Part5 (28 seconds) -
Part6 (16 seconds) - toonclaw
Part7 (29 seconds) - Xeptic
Part8 (26 seconds) - NateofWar
Part9 (34 seconds) -
Part10 (23 seconds) -
Part11 (18 seconds) -
Part12 (26 seconds) -
Part13 (29 seconds) -
Part14 (27 seconds) -


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Response to Massacre Collab redux 2010-01-04 13:05:52


should we keep the audio in our part when we finish/send it to you? im not done just yet but i would like to know


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Response to Massacre Collab redux 2010-01-04 16:26:45


At 1/4/10 01:05 PM, teknoZombi wrote: should we keep the audio in our part when we finish/send it to you? im not done just yet but i would like to know

Nah, you don't need too. If you do forget to take it out, I can quickly remove it.


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Response to Massacre Collab redux 2010-01-04 17:47:54


At 1/4/10 04:26 PM, Johnny wrote:
At 1/4/10 01:05 PM, teknoZombi wrote: should we keep the audio in our part when we finish/send it to you? im not done just yet but i would like to know
Nah, you don't need too. If you do forget to take it out, I can quickly remove it.

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Response to Massacre Collab redux 2010-01-04 19:19:50


At 1/4/10 01:48 AM, teknoZombi wrote:
At 1/4/10 12:35 AM, FlyinPiggy wrote: I'd love to join in but I use Toon Boom Studio. I can save it as a .swf if that works?

Please let me know if this is okay, I'd really like to be a part of this.
whats toon boom studio?

It's a more Up-Scale animation software. It's used for alot of shows. "Family Guy" being one of the more note able. Check out the site if you're interested. www.toonboom.com

Response to Massacre Collab redux 2010-01-04 19:22:07


At 1/4/10 12:23 PM, Johnny wrote: I'm not too familiar with how that would work. If you'd like, upload a .swf that you've done to www.newgrounds.com/dump and I'll download it and try to import it. Just so I know it will work correctly.

Alright I'll give it a try. Could you reserve Part 10 for me until then?

Response to Massacre Collab redux 2010-01-04 20:14:40


umm whats the best way to put your animation into a movieclip?


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Response to Massacre Collab redux 2010-01-04 20:25:24


nvm figured it out..


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Response to Massacre Collab redux 2010-01-04 20:25:54


At 1/4/10 08:14 PM, teknoZombi wrote: umm whats the best way to put your animation into a movieclip?

Highlight every frame and every later (basically, you're entire timeline), right click and do "Copy Frames"

Do Insert > New Symbol > MovieClip

Click in the first frame and do "Paste Frames"

If you're having trouble, you can send the actual .FLA to me and I can do it for you once you're finished.


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Response to Massacre Collab redux 2010-01-04 20:34:23


here's my part. comments on anything i should fix would be great.
ill pm u the file, Jonny.


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Response to Massacre Collab redux 2010-01-04 20:40:47


At 1/4/10 08:34 PM, teknoZombi wrote: here's my part. comments on anything i should fix would be great.
ill pm u the file, Jonny.

Looking good dude. You have a ton of time to refine it though, if there are things you'd like to add detail too, or clean up. We're probably aiming for April for a release.


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Response to Massacre Collab redux 2010-01-04 20:42:25


At 1/4/10 08:34 PM, teknoZombi wrote: here's my part. comments on anything i should fix would be great.
ill pm u the file, Jonny.

you could definently improve on the animation


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Response to Massacre Collab redux 2010-01-05 19:14:05


Progress:

Here's the first 9.6seconds of mine so far, plus storyboards at the end. It's not much yet, but figured I'd give a status update to potential collaborators. Join up! We have a bunch of parts open. Tell your friends. Let's fill these seats.

PT1_Update


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Response to Massacre Collab redux 2010-01-05 21:49:20


welcome

glad to be in it Johnny

starting to do my story board right now. and ive found out ill have about 3 hours of animating time a day on weekdays and several on sundays so if need be i wont mind taking another part


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Response to Massacre Collab redux 2010-01-05 21:55:07


Jeez sorry for the double post but this came to mind right as i clicked post but
1st what actionscript should it be if it matters ( i assumed as2 cuz alota ppl use Flash 8)
2nd i use cs4 so if you want me to compile for you i can


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Response to Massacre Collab redux 2010-01-05 22:40:10


At 1/5/10 09:55 PM, Nateofwar wrote: 1st what actionscript should it be if it matters ( i assumed as2 cuz alota ppl use Flash 8)

Shouldn't matter. Set it up for AS2.0. When I program the menu, I may end up doing it in AS3.0 but that shouldn't affect anything on the animation side.

2nd i use cs4 so if you want me to compile for you i can

I would prefer to compile, mostly to make sure everything is in sync and make last minute tweaks, so hopefully it's not a problem. I think you can save down one version without issue.

if need be i wont mind taking another part

Will definitely take you up on that offer if we have any trouble filling the gaps. I may take another as well.


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Response to Massacre Collab redux 2010-01-05 23:55:50


K guys Here is my story board. keep in mind that this is mostly for my use so i wrote ALOT and you may have to watch it a few times to understand everything.

Coment and Criticism plz

Thank you


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Response to Massacre Collab redux 2010-01-06 12:44:22


At 1/5/10 11:55 PM, Nateofwar wrote: Coment and Criticism plz

That looks pretty awesome, curious to see how the end-result will turn out.

This is my storyboard, I think. It might be a bit ambitious so I might change a few things around here and there. I'll most likely tween a lot of my part, fbf'ing takes to much time with my workingspeed. Talking about time, when's the deadline?


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Response to Massacre Collab redux 2010-01-06 14:20:23


At 1/6/10 12:44 PM, Xeptic wrote: Talking about time, when's the deadline?

april/may


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Response to Massacre Collab redux 2010-01-06 14:21:23


guys make sure using vcams is fine because the actionscript might not be the right version and it might mess up when it is in a movieclip


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Response to Massacre Collab redux 2010-01-06 14:30:11


At 1/6/10 02:20 PM, teknoZombi wrote:
At 1/6/10 12:44 PM, Xeptic wrote: Talking about time, when's the deadline?
april/may

Ah, I didn't read the description properly I see. April/May is fine though, gives me plenty of time to come up with something. Now we need a couple more people to join.


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