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Transformers: Transform and Roll Out! Contest Activity

on: November 30, 2005, 05:16:14 am
Edit by Pep: Hey everyone, I'm sanctioning this contest. We're currently in the activity downtime that goes along with the election of new officials, so this should be fun. Good luck to all who enter!

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Activity Name:
Transformer

Concept:
Gelider @ http://www.ourpixel.com

Objective:
Improve pixel interaction, show respect to childhood classic, display users strengths.

Slogan:
Transformers, transform and roll out!

Date:
Ends 01/01 2006

Description:
Every users can design his or her own "transformer" basing on his or her imagination or the original. One should illustrate the animation from human shape to whatever object shape.

Requirements:
piece being submitted should be a gif-animated grahic--to show the process of transformation. The details are:
1. Shape 1 should be human shape.
2. Shape 2 can be anything, such as vehicles, animals, constructions, ... and so on, even ET. 
3. The process of transformation. GIF animation format. 2 steps At least, comprises the transformation process between shape 1 and shape 2, cannot be too simplified, the transformation should be convincing.

Prize:
TBD

This pixel copyright clark0401(clark0401@hotmail.com)
« Last Edit: November 30, 2005, 02:14:51 pm by Peppermint Pig »

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Re: Transformers: Transform and Roll Out! Contest Activity

Reply #1 on: November 30, 2005, 09:40:52 pm
Our Pixel is a good place. I will probably take part in this activity.

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Re: Transformers: Transform and Roll Out! Contest Activity

Reply #2 on: December 01, 2005, 07:08:30 pm
aha...a new work for this activity from China, a Taxi-man.


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Anyone else would take part in? :D
« Last Edit: December 03, 2005, 10:03:30 pm by Gelider »

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Re: Transformers: Transform and Roll Out! Contest Activity

Reply #3 on: December 03, 2005, 10:01:40 pm
Another pixel work for the activity on the OurPixel Forum! Where are the pixel artists in Pixelation? :'(


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Re: Transformers: Transform and Roll Out! Contest Activity

Reply #4 on: December 05, 2005, 03:52:16 am
The people here are probably taking their time.
What's a TBD?

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Re: Transformers: Transform and Roll Out! Contest Activity

Reply #5 on: December 05, 2005, 04:46:35 am
The people here are probably taking their time.
What's a TBD?
nobody here take part in my activity, i'm so disappointed.
i'm a Chinese, also comes from asian, nice to meet u.
I think the "TBD" means "not sure". :P

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Re: Transformers: Transform and Roll Out! Contest Activity

Reply #6 on: December 05, 2005, 05:05:24 am
TBD probably stands for "To Be Declared".  Or "To Be Determined".  Or something along those lines.

I like the transformers that have been posted, especially the taxi one.  I may try my hand at one of these, but I'm not promising anything.  I look forward to seeing more!
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Reply #7 on: December 05, 2005, 05:47:52 am
I'll participate! Just give me a bit. God I'm such a newb... :-\

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Re: Transformers: Transform and Roll Out! Contest Activity

Reply #8 on: December 05, 2005, 08:12:56 pm
Ill participate aswell.  If I can pull myself away from Burnout Legends for an extended period of time.  Also Ro83rt don't call yourself a noob, dont even think of yourself as those losers who kill teamates in CTF, your better than them.  I mean your here arnt you?
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Re: Transformers: Transform and Roll Out! Contest Activity

Reply #9 on: December 06, 2005, 02:29:54 am
The people here are probably taking their time.
What's a TBD?
nobody here take part in my activity, i'm so disappointed.
i'm a Chinese, also comes from asian, nice to meet u.
I think the "TBD" means "not sure". :P

calm down ya crazy bastard, I doubt 80% of the people on this forum have the animating knowledge and technique to do a transformer that they would be willing to post on here and not be ashamed. Animating is the hardest thing to do with pixel art, have some patience.
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Re: Transformers: Transform and Roll Out! Contest Activity

Reply #10 on: December 07, 2005, 08:07:13 pm

REFRIDGERON, DISASSEMBLE!
http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/9593/pbf077addisassemble4ra.jpg
http://cheston.com/pbf/archive.html

For those of you having trouble with this activity here's a little tip. Try to design your robots using blocks in separate layers, like the taxi cab. All that guy had do with his when transforming it, is move his pieces around, which makes the whole process a lot more manageable if you aren't experienced in animation. Try doing somthing simple like a box for starters.

Also, I don't see a rule for it anywhere, so don't think that your submission has to be in ISO perspective. ISO is much harder for making animations because of the extra dimension it adds as well as the matter of keeping the perspective clean.
« Last Edit: December 07, 2005, 08:27:50 pm by crab2selout.png »

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Re: Transformers: Transform and Roll Out! Contest Activity

Reply #11 on: December 08, 2005, 12:03:30 am
For those of you having trouble with this activity here's a little tip. Try to design your robots using blocks in separate layers, like the taxi cab. All that guy had do with his when transforming it, is move his pieces around, which makes the whole process a lot more manageable if you aren't experienced in animation. Try doing somthing simple like a box for starters.

Also, I don't see a rule for it anywhere, so don't think that your submission has to be in ISO perspective. ISO is much harder for making animations because of the extra dimension it adds as well as the matter of keeping the perspective clean.
Nice work, interesting story, and great tip!! Thank u crab2selout.png. :D
« Last Edit: December 08, 2005, 01:18:28 am by Gelider »

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Re: Transformers: Transform and Roll Out! Contest Activity

Reply #12 on: December 08, 2005, 08:31:48 am
this sounds like a very cool contest if not challenge. I'll try something in the next week or so.
Loving Refridgeron! PBF rocks my world!

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Re: Transformers: Transform and Roll Out! Contest Activity

Reply #13 on: December 09, 2005, 12:36:26 am
Phew.. entry Number 2. If I do this again, I'm going with somthing MUCH simpler with less frames.

Here's Boximus Prime: Protecting Refridgerator boxes from the threat of hobo invasion.

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Reply #14 on: December 09, 2005, 12:56:36 am
Crab, I must say: Boximus Prime is awesome.  The only nitpick I have is that the pause on the corner when rolling for the first time seems a bit too long to me.  Other than that, I love it.  If I were a hobo, I would be scared of that robot :-P
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Re: Transformers: Transform and Roll Out! Contest Activity

Reply #15 on: December 09, 2005, 01:03:26 am
Phew.. entry Number 2. If I do this again, I'm going with somthing MUCH simpler with less frames.

Here's Boximus Prime: Protecting Refridgerator boxes from the threat of hobo invasion.
wonderful pixel art and GREEEEEAT idea!! crab2selout.png!!
For my poooooor English, i could say so little words. sorry.=(
I reposted ur works on my forum, and a ppl replied like this:
That refrigerator is so funny
I hope somebody else will take part in the activity and I can use
more right click.hoho

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Re: Transformers: Transform and Roll Out! Contest Activity

Reply #16 on: December 10, 2005, 02:06:01 pm
Wow! These are impressive. I would join in but i dont really have the time... :( If i get a few hours spare i will surely do one! Anyone seen that car advert? A car turns into a dancing robot! LOL! That would be really hard but funny to see. I really like  crab2selout.png's box transformer! Well done guys there great (tony the tiger :S)

Thanks,

Dan
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Re: Transformers: Transform and Roll Out! Contest Activity

Reply #17 on: December 10, 2005, 09:13:03 pm
Phew.. entry Number 2. If I do this again, I'm going with somthing MUCH simpler with less frames.

Here's Boximus Prime: Protecting Refridgerator boxes from the threat of hobo invasion.


That...is amazing.

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Re: Transformers: Transform and Roll Out! Contest Activity

Reply #18 on: December 11, 2005, 04:28:55 am
Thanks for comments, guys. I'll update the first pause on the roll in a day or two.

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Re: Transformers: Transform and Roll Out! Contest Activity

Reply #19 on: December 13, 2005, 12:17:52 pm
I've always had trouble doing animations.
Not because I'm that bad with them,
but I have a slight problem;
I don't have a program that can loop animation,
nor can it make animations transparent,
nor do I have money.

Suggestions?
If I have such a program,
I'll probably join!

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Re: Transformers: Transform and Roll Out! Contest Activity

Reply #20 on: December 13, 2005, 01:54:50 pm
There's a thread with all sorts of tools in the general forum, it's stickied...

I advice GraphicsGale...

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Re: Transformers: Transform and Roll Out! Contest Activity

Reply #21 on: December 14, 2005, 01:04:38 am
i realy suck at animations but il give this a go just for the fun of it.

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Re: Transformers: Transform and Roll Out! Contest Activity

Reply #22 on: December 14, 2005, 01:36:27 am
There's a thread with all sorts of tools in the general forum, it's stickied...

I advice GraphicsGale...
I second, but if you use FreeEdition, be prepared try and find alternative ways to assemble the animation.
The people here are probably taking their time.
What's a TBD?
nobody here take part in my activity, i'm so disappointed.
i'm a Chinese, also comes from asian, nice to meet u.
I think the "TBD" means "not sure". :P

calm down ya crazy bastard, I doubt 80% of the people on this forum have the animating knowledge and technique to do a transformer that they would be willing to post on here and not be ashamed. Animating is the hardest thing to do with pixel art, have some patience.
I have to agree. By the way, are there any pixelling animating tutorials? Or studies? Anything on pixel animation at all? I have been unsuccessful looking for them, and so far, any knowledge on animation I have is through common sense or experimentation.

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Re: Transformers: Transform and Roll Out! Contest Activity

Reply #23 on: December 14, 2005, 07:06:00 pm
The tutorial by tsugumo has a nice intro into animation... It's in the tool thread

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Reply #24 on: December 15, 2005, 09:31:05 pm
Camus also posted in the Tools & tutorials posted an animation program that he used to use, which he indicated was a decent animation program.

I don't know of any pixel animation tutorials, but googling for the principles of animation should yield some helpful sites.

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Re: Transformers: Transform and Roll Out! Contest Activity

Reply #25 on: December 16, 2005, 03:50:18 am
And if you really want to learn animation in depth, I have an e-book copy of "Richard William's The Animator's Survival Guide."

He worked for Disney and did a lot of their early animation. If you're interested, feel free to PM me.

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Re: Transformers: Transform and Roll Out! Contest Activity

Reply #26 on: December 17, 2005, 01:07:47 am
It's the Animator's Survival Kit, not guide, and I recall Williams worked for Warner Bros, not Disney (He did "Who framed roger rabbit" I believe)

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Re: Transformers: Transform and Roll Out! Contest Activity

Reply #27 on: January 11, 2006, 09:51:40 am


Nice entries. It's too bad there were not more participants. I was overwhelmed and didn't have much time for this.


Is the contest over? Is there a winner?