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Re: WayForward Contest #3: Background artist (tiling)

Reply #120 on: March 18, 2006, 05:49:11 pm
fair play... apologies to all those concerned... and well done.

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Re: WayForward Contest #3: Background artist (tiling)

Reply #121 on: March 21, 2006, 05:43:17 am
just wondering adam, I noticed a while ago my entry had 41 tiles in it (one of the repeated tiles was missing two pixels) when i went to fix it a while ago, i also changed one tile a tiny bit, really nothing huge.

is it alright to enter this version with the tile fixed but another tile a bit better?
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Re: WayForward Contest #3: Background artist (tiling)

Reply #122 on: March 21, 2006, 06:02:08 am
Short answer: It's a busy week and we won't be judging til at least tomorrow, so whatever pics are here tomorrow morning will be the ones judged.

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Re: WayForward Contest #3: Background artist (tiling)

Reply #123 on: March 21, 2006, 06:38:29 am
ok great, i did a little more work on my entry:

and the proccess anim again:

as you can see there isnt much difference between the last two frames

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(these are the same images as the ones in my very first post in this topic now)
« Last Edit: March 21, 2006, 09:33:45 am by .TakaM »
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Re: WayForward Contest #3: Background artist (tiling)

Reply #124 on: March 21, 2006, 09:23:06 am
Please edit your original post for consideration. Any art posted after the cutoff post I made won't be counted.

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Re: WayForward Contest #3: Background artist (tiling)

Reply #125 on: March 24, 2006, 08:43:24 pm
Here are the results:

1st place ($150) - Vedsten
2nd place ($100) - Alex
3rd place ($50) - Vierbit

Thanks to all who entered. We really were blown away by the amount of talent showcased in this competition. The way we judged was each art lead at the company (around 8 or so people) chose their three favorite entries, based on pixelling quality, Double Dragon perspective and use of elements from the source photo. The first choise from each judge got 3 votes, the second choice 2 and the third choice 1 (so each judge was casting 6 votes, essentially). Below is a breakdown of which entries took the votes.

Note that I haven't audited the entries yet. I'm going to pull the three winning entries into our tool and check tile count today, so there's a slight chance any of them could be disqualified due to breaking restrictions on color palettes or tile counts (but I'm pretty sure all three of these came in under budget). If an entry is disqualified, the list below will be bumped up. Those who won (1st through 3rd), please send your name and mailing address (as well as which place you took) to adam@wayforward.com and we'll cut you a check next week.


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Re: WayForward Contest #3: Background artist (tiling)

Reply #126 on: March 25, 2006, 04:25:12 am
Not surprised at all. Nice work from everyone but especially the top three.

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Re: WayForward Contest #3: Background artist (tiling)

Reply #127 on: March 25, 2006, 05:03:39 am
Alex is one of the best pixellers out there, but i think his entry does not deserves 2th, it looks really rushed, and the way the streets goes diagonal makes the whole composition look like out of proportion, with all the respect, its the only one i feel doesnt deserves that... there was better ones.

no offense alex just my sincere though, i really think Alex is one of the best pixeler of this forum... but that was not his best piece, sincerely.

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Re: WayForward Contest #3: Background artist (tiling)

Reply #128 on: March 25, 2006, 05:32:20 am
*sigh*, I guess my entry was kinda off...
(As in really off)...
Oh well. :D

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Re: WayForward Contest #3: Background artist (tiling)

Reply #129 on: March 25, 2006, 06:07:41 am
Miguel, I don't think I rushed my entry. I started my entry fairly early and a couple times I even tried restarting from scratch to see if I could do any alternative ideas in my head, but I kept returning to my first piece and just rebuilding it and making it stronger.
With 40 tiles, there's only so much you can do and include in the space while maintaining the original essence of the photo and perspective. I purposfully kept certain aspects in my piece simple such as my road(which I feel really produces a dynamic and fluid movement throughout the scene). I agree that it isn't my best work and doesn't showcase dazzling pixel techniques, but I can accept it for what it is and be happy with what ive done knowing all the decisions I have made in the process.
btw, Congrats to the others, it was fun!
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