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General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread
« on: August 21, 2009, 11:35:12 am »
Ambigrams are fun  :hehe:

General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread
« on: August 18, 2009, 10:36:17 pm »
Time for a new (old) avatar :)

General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread
« on: August 01, 2009, 03:01:15 pm »
Los Angeles, Calif.-The Star has learned exclusively that the voice cast of Futurama has just signed a new contract with Fox after weeks of intense salary negotiations.

As late as last week, the network was threatening to replace the original voices of Matt Groening's cult-hit cartoon, to the point of actually announcing a casting call for voice actors to replace them.

The compromise agreement, with the studio paying more and the actors accepting less, comes after the announcement of a 26-episode pick-up here by Comedy Central. Futurama also airs internationally in syndication, has produced four bestselling straight-to-DVD movies (later cut into episodes) and an upcoming feature film.
Severely reduced pay for all! :)

General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread
« on: July 25, 2009, 12:41:26 pm »
Guess that 8bit sprite at IGN
You guys should enjoy that, I identified almost all of them.

General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread
« on: July 19, 2009, 10:59:03 am »
Futurama news:

This is most likely a publicity stunt (comicon is in a week and the full cast will be there revealing futurama info) but they are "looking for new voice actors", for every character.
Apparently the cast were asking for around $75,000 per episode (Simpsons VA's get $400,000 per episode), due to their budget being so cut they can't afford it.

Honestly, I'm not worrying, this feels llike a publicity stunt and a little jab at their obsessive fans.
If any new voice actors are hired, my money is on them only being used in a cold open and after the intro it's revealed that their voices were caused by some farnsworth technology.

Comicon has been and gone, turns out it's for real :(

Pixel Art / Re: Water/Sand Tiles
« on: July 14, 2009, 03:50:58 am »

First, you're using a lot of colours for each depth of water, you should be able to get by just fine with 3.
I'd suggest making the shallow water 50% Deep Water and 50% Wet Sand
Don't make the details just squiggly lines, have a look at this:

The surface reflections of light are much larger than an arbitrary 1 pixel line.

Now, is this for a lake or a beach? Because if it's a beach the only way you can deal with the transition between land and water is going to involve waves, at least for the shore.
There are some nice photos of a beach here
Or if you're going for a lake, maybe this will help:

General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread
« on: July 08, 2009, 11:59:08 am »
TV does feel very primitive, the commercials are the main reason I very very rarely watch it at all, as far as I'm concerned it's only used to displaying my games and movies.

Why the hell do they do this, he was clearly just folding his arms for the photo, why the fuck do they have to photoshop arms in!?

Pixel Art / Re: Bang/boing
« on: July 03, 2009, 02:29:59 pm »
Angling sprites for platformers has it's benefits.

Changing direction from left to right is a much lesser shift than a pure side view sprite, is much smoother and usually doesn't require turning frames.
Much easier to avoid the repeating silhouette effect that plagues a lot of side view sprites.
The view can accommodate more character.

I'm really liking your sprites, only thing I think you need to be careful with is your rooptile's "run anim".
It can be pretty tricky when dealing with a run anim that is essentially a series of small jumps, I assume he'll still control as if running, just with the appearance of hopping?
I'd suggest making his legs a little out of sync and alternating (left- right, then right- left) so he shifts his weight to his side accordingly (edit- skipping basically :P), or maybe go for a raptor like run cycle.

General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread
« on: July 03, 2009, 02:19:25 pm »
Youtube pixelart section in 5, 4, 3...

General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread
« on: June 26, 2009, 12:04:25 pm »
Well, there goes Michael Jackson.
I wasn't old enough to see him rise to fame, but I know I only bought his music as a kid.
Always felt sorry for the kids who didn't get to see him before all his problems and controversy when he was the coolest mother fucker alive, at least now he'll be remembered in a much more respectful way.

I think he'll join the ranks of elvis and tupac with death conspiracies and the like btw.

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