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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-11-02 12:30:43 Reply

I'm really buzzed from two cups of coffee this mornin'.

I don't understand animating on caffine guys - it's too fast, too rushed, they say the coffee helps and makes ya more creative but I can't be creative when the thought I'm thinking about is a few sentences ahead of me.

On the other hand its Hilarius because it makes animating so intense. Though I like drawing when my hand stays still and find a lot more control z-ing happens on coffee.

Anyway enough I have a midterm in poetry to take today and then poetry to write. Wish me luck my reg peeps!

Little Things in games

Lil things are important. Like having a lil' sound FX play each time the character hits the ground. I did it in demenius darkness but I'm fumbling figuring it out in my next game but got some ideas. Other things like in-game dialogue separate from cutscenes. The dude walks up to some traps and the character has his own comments. Really helps playing as the character or getting into the created world.

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I feel I have more experience as a character animator. lol As my favorite bits are focusing on makin the animated dude come to life with the right blinks and facial expression or arm movements. Can't wait til the more action filled Duder episodesto animate more violence. But ya I feel I'm a shit BG artist though I'm getting there. Perhaps the next peice of mine to the art portal will be a practice BG. I'll have to take a good look at some of Adam Phillips animations to learn how it makes it so beautiful - I bet just looking at it I can pick some things up.

Oh shi-
Midterm starts in 30 mins and I'm a 35 min walk away. Peace guys!


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-11-02 13:06:58 Reply

At 11/2/09 12:30 PM, TheCriminalDuder wrote: I'm really buzzed from two cups of coffee this mornin'.

I don't understand animating on caffine guys - it's too fast, too rushed, they say the coffee helps and makes ya more creative but I can't be creative when the thought I'm thinking about is a few sentences ahead of me.

On the other hand its Hilarius because it makes animating so intense. Though I like drawing when my hand stays still and find a lot more control z-ing happens on coffee.

Caffeine doesn't make you more creative, it makes you more focused.
So it helps to have a plan ahead of time.

At least, it's been GOD for me getting my work done. You don't code 6000 lines in a week on sweat and tears alone (that was one crazy week back in april that I don't think I'll ever be able to replicate).

Also I think I'm over my withdrawal. I'll wait another week or so before starting up again.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-11-02 13:26:50 Reply

Hey everybody, how was your Halloween?
I stayed home all day and threw rocks at tricker beaters.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-11-02 13:29:45 Reply

At 11/2/09 01:26 PM, Cryoma wrote: Hey everybody, how was your Halloween?
I stayed home all day and threw rocks at tricker beaters.

I was finishing up my Halloween flash the whole day, scrambling to get it done it time for the contest. I do hope it takes a prize, but there are a lot of really good entries this year. I'm just glad to have it finished, it's been haunting me this whole month!


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-11-02 14:38:12 Reply

I remember nothing.

Curse you Everclear Jello Shots!!!!


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-11-02 14:43:25 Reply

At 11/2/09 01:06 PM, Glaiel-Gamer wrote:
At 11/2/09 12:30 PM, TheCriminalDuder wrote: On the other hand its Hilarius because it makes animating so intense. Though I like drawing when my hand stays still and find a lot more control z-ing happens on coffee.
Caffeine doesn't make you more creative, it makes you more focused.
So it helps to have a plan ahead of time.

Which is great for me, since my creativity is inversely proportional to focus :p Gotta love those long, productive mornings. Too bad it never lasts.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-11-02 14:52:11 Reply

At 11/1/09 07:27 PM, Kirk-Cocaine wrote: Well numbers has stolen the show but I went as a pirate...

Pirates are so generic. Eat a bit of ZOMBIE PIRATE!!!

I've got to stop responding in reverse chronology
and also actually get proper photos taken when I put a costume together

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-11-02 14:57:16 Reply

At 11/2/09 01:06 PM, Glaiel-Gamer wrote:
Also I think I'm over my withdrawal. I'll wait another week or so before starting up again.

Truly the words of an addict :)

PS alt to test medals FTW!
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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-11-02 15:04:19 Reply

I have 3 mountain dews a day. Thank god for my slender asian woman build and my obsessive compulsive dental habits.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-11-02 15:13:47 Reply

At 11/2/09 02:57 PM, BoMGames wrote:
At 11/2/09 01:06 PM, Glaiel-Gamer wrote:
Also I think I'm over my withdrawal. I'll wait another week or so before starting up again.
Truly the words of an addict :)

PS alt to test medals FTW!

lol tihs is the reg form n00b

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-11-02 15:38:25 Reply

Perhaps I should start using Japanese words and particles to come off less menacing to kids.

I think you should kill yourself neko.
Shinuike cheeseburger.

Works.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-11-02 18:06:25 Reply

At 11/2/09 03:38 PM, GustTheASGuy wrote: Works.

Much.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-11-02 18:07:21 Reply

At 11/2/09 01:26 PM, Cryoma wrote: Hey everybody, how was your Halloween?
I stayed home all day and threw rocks at tricker beaters.

i partizzled with nogfishizzle in downtown bmore

thuglyfe. word.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-11-02 18:15:20 Reply

Anyone getting spammed daily by Evan's old AIM account? I get facebook or porn messages every single day from it.

If it's a joke, well played.


Hi there!

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-11-02 18:17:03 Reply

At 11/2/09 01:26 PM, Cryoma wrote: Hey everybody, how was your Halloween?

Non-existent. Had to travel 150 miles to a funeral the next day, so yeah.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-11-02 19:00:57 Reply

At 11/2/09 01:29 AM, Starogre wrote: how many times did you start doing the dance?

Approximately zero, although I partook in it several times when it became the themed taunt in TF2 over the weekend :3


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-11-02 20:11:16 Reply

At 11/2/09 07:00 PM, NegativeONE wrote:
At 11/2/09 01:29 AM, Starogre wrote: how many times did you start doing the dance?
Approximately zero, although I partook in it several times when it became the themed taunt in TF2 over the weekend :3

haha that sounds fun. i haven't played tf2 in a long long time. games nowadays cannot hold my attention span...did they do anything else halloweenwise in that game? like costumes etc?


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-11-02 20:21:56 Reply

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dd-2dZMDA Gw&fmt=22

I haven't payed much attention to that game but wow, it looks pretty awesome. I toyed around a little with the concept of zero-G shooters in flash but it didn't really work out, I hope futuremark can got it right.

Remember, the enemy gate is always down

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-11-02 21:09:05 Reply

Trusted friends and cohorts! I need opinions. I'm almost done "Prismatica II" (check out the first for a side by side, and a great laugh) and it's drawing upon the time of finishing touches before I seek sponsorship and publish it. There are some things missing such as an official game over screen, various sound effects and splash screens, but the game is playable.

I need to know various things like;

Is it fun? Addicting at least?
Does it run well? It can be pretty intensive, and it's a major concern of mine.
Instructions clear enough?

Any opinions on improvements? If it's horrible, let me know why at least. Please be specific if you can.

Constructive criticism GO!

Prismatica II demo

Thankies!

Thankies? Really? How gay...

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-11-02 21:13:06 Reply

At 11/2/09 09:09 PM, Johnny wrote: Is it fun? Addicting at least?

No idea :( I'll read the instructions now.
Also when stuff blows up, you should shake the screen to add to the effect cause it doesn't feel empowering to blow stuff up :(

Does it run well? It can be pretty intensive, and it's a major concern of mine.

It runs smoothly !

Instructions clear enough?

Rofl, just like most players, I had no idea of the existance of instructions, I just clicked the link and start playing.
BRB reading instructions, hopefully someone will reply to you so I don't double post.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-11-02 21:23:01 Reply

At 11/2/09 09:13 PM, zrb wrote: hopefully someone will reply to you so I don't double post.

Slow people are slow, gawsh my IM is faster than this dur hur.

@Johny:

It was pretty fun but the fact that the ball is small makes it really hard in some places, I say it should start big and gradually shrink while exploding, like losing a layer of itself.

Also how come sometimes the explosions freeze and alot don't ? Is purposely doing that ?


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-11-02 22:14:20 Reply

At 11/2/09 09:09 PM, Johnny wrote: Does it run well? It can be pretty intensive, and it's a major concern of mine.

It seems to be running good enough for me, although the game is well hard using my laptop's track pad. Fun though.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-11-02 22:23:02 Reply

Where's the "Left Click" button!?!? Oh, there it is!

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-11-02 23:04:08 Reply

I hate viruses.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-11-02 23:27:55 Reply

At 11/2/09 06:07 PM, Starogre wrote: i partizzled with nogfishizzle in downtown bmore

Sine yo pitty on the runny tine.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-11-03 00:44:29 Reply

At 11/2/09 11:27 PM, MichaelHurst wrote:
At 11/2/09 06:07 PM, Starogre wrote: i partizzled with nogfishizzle in downtown bmore
Sine yo pitty on the runny tine.

COsine YO pitty on THE runny tine!


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-11-03 05:55:12 Reply

At 11/3/09 12:44 AM, Starogre wrote:
At 11/2/09 11:27 PM, MichaelHurst wrote:
At 11/2/09 06:07 PM, Starogre wrote: i partizzled with nogfishizzle in downtown bmore
Sine yo pitty on the runny tine.
COsine YO pitty on THE runny tine!

This conversation is going off on a tangent.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-11-03 08:09:14 Reply

At 11/2/09 09:23 PM, zrb wrote: It was pretty fun but the fact that the ball is small makes it really hard in some places, I say it should start big and gradually shrink while exploding, like losing a layer of itself.

I got into the pitfall of getting really good at my own game, it seems. What level were you able to get too? I don't want to make it too easy, but having it be that difficult is no fun either.

Also how come sometimes the explosions freeze and alot don't ? Is purposely doing that ?

That's one of the biggest mysteries in the game. The explosions are all handled by a class I created PixelExplosion that actually creates it's own bitmapData object, handles the explosion algorithm (next pixel in the path becomes a color, current one becomes transparent) and then removes itself when it's done, bitmapData object and all.

The explosions 'freezing' is not an intended event, and to accommodate for it I tried various ways to remove the objects from the screen so that if one froze, it wouldn't linger there. I was hoping the problem would be small enough that it would hardly be noticed.

Also when stuff blows up, you should shake the screen to add to the effect cause it doesn't feel empowering to blow stuff up :(

I really like that suggestion and will toy around with it a bit once I get some sound effects put in place.

@ Kirk. Lulz touchpad! (There will be a disclaimer)


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-11-03 21:09:36 Reply

Haven't been in here in forever.....Schools a bitch. Anyway, i got a new sig, and my life ends Novemeber 10th, when MW2 comes out. I'm so excited.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-11-03 21:51:31 Reply

At 11/3/09 09:09 PM, Blackfang wrote: Haven't been in here in forever.....Schools a bitch. Anyway, i got a new sig, and my life ends Novemeber 10th, when MW2 comes out. I'm so excited.

You should change your name to rainbow fang, because your sig sir, is not a black fang at all :O