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thecolclough

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The [Unofficial] New Anim8or Welcome Screen
« on: September 12, 2008, 04:23:55 pm »

earlier today, after noticing how messy the welcome screen is on the Anim8or 0.97c preview, i started wondering, "what would the welcome screen look like if i was responsible for the anim8or GUI?".

when i tried to answer the question, the first thing i thought of was, "that robin should be in there somewhere...", followed quickly by "robin is red... yeah, red would be cool."

anyway, i started doodling in anim8or and GIMP.

and an hour or two later, here's what i came up with... what d'you think?

i've also attached a preview of what the piccy would look like in situ within the program, and you'll notice the text at the bottom of the window has been removed, as most of it has been incorporated into the image.  makes it all look a bit tidier, i think.

- colclough
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Re: The [Unofficial] New Anim8or Welcome Screen
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2008, 11:11:58 pm »

I love it!
Maybe in the background you can have various shapes that have attributes to show off the new art renderer
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Re: The [Unofficial] New Anim8or Welcome Screen
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2008, 11:14:17 pm »

That would be a great comp
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Re: The [Unofficial] New Anim8or Welcome Screen
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2008, 11:27:27 pm »

Yep - some shapes in the background with attributes.

Still good either way!

Nice stuff!
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Re: The [Unofficial] New Anim8or Welcome Screen
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2008, 09:17:18 am »

I'll vote for that first one. Very nicely done.
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Re: The [Unofficial] New Anim8or Welcome Screen
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2008, 02:27:17 am »

I wouldn't, no offense thecolclough, but it's a very simple image, showing Robin (I believe that's its name), and fog in the background.
An image with more complex objects (or at least a more complex Robin) would be better.
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Re: The [Unofficial] New Anim8or Welcome Screen
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2008, 03:22:57 am »

Raxx made a pretty sweet robin interpretation here http://cg-nation.com/repository/
this would be a good robin. Yes you can download it  ;)
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Re: The [Unofficial] New Anim8or Welcome Screen
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2008, 10:54:52 am »

Tanxim wroteth:

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wouldn't, no offense thecolclough, but it's a very simple image, showing Robin (I believe that's its name), and fog in the background.
An image with more complex objects (or at least a more complex Robin) would be better.

I can see whare you are coming at but I think the beauty is in the crisp simplicity.
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Re: The [Unofficial] New Anim8or Welcome Screen
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2008, 09:48:55 pm »


I like it!  It's simple but shows off Anim8or's advanced capabilities too.  (At least from my level!)

    ChristopherT

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Re: The [Unofficial] New Anim8or Welcome Screen
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2008, 11:44:39 pm »

Anim8or is the best 3-D making... uh, thing... that I could find!
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Re: The [Unofficial] New Anim8or Welcome Screen
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2008, 01:21:12 pm »

i agree it's quite simple, but i was aiming for something... maybe not simple as such, but perhaps a bit cleaner than the current one.  however, i do like rndrfox's idea of having some objects in the background (i think a row of spheres would do) with various materials that show off ART properties.  only prob with that idea is, i can't remember if steve's fixed fog in ART yet (can't find it mentioned in the bug fix lists for 0.97b and 0.97c... maybe i'm not looking hard enough!), and i want to keep the fog.

i'll try and get round to doing an upgrade with the ART objects sometime ;)

anyways, thanks for the feedback everyone!

- colclough
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Re: The [Unofficial] New Anim8or Welcome Screen
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2008, 06:51:37 am »

Someday, you never know when, I'll get around to making a new spash screen.  The current one is a bit old, I know.
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Re: The [Unofficial] New Anim8or Welcome Screen
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2008, 10:32:37 am »

Hey Steve, why not have a competition or something?
The best splash screen is used in the latest version of Anim8or.
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Re: The [Unofficial] New Anim8or Welcome Screen
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2008, 12:39:46 pm »

Someday, you never know when, I'll get around to making a new spash screen.  The current one is a bit old, I know.

Heh heh!  Maybe that auspicious moment should be reserved for the much anticipated release of (cue angelic trumpets) "VERSION 1.0"!

thecolclough:  I quite like your design, nice and simple, and with the robin and the checkerboard floor unmistakably Anim8or.  The empty(ish) space to the robin's left (right of screen) could be used to display features from the latest version.  Well done!
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Re: The [Unofficial] New Anim8or Welcome Screen
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2008, 12:55:10 pm »

In all honesty I like it, its simple, good and its cool!
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