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Vote for your favorite splash screen

ENSONIQ5
- 4 (8.3%)
kreator
- 6 (12.5%)
fromsoysauce
- 10 (20.8%)
thecolclough
- 17 (35.4%)
ronaldefarmer
- 5 (10.4%)
Kunihiko
- 6 (12.5%)

Total Members Voted: 26

Voting closed: May 28, 2017, 11:42:28 pm


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Author Topic: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen  (Read 12490 times)

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Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« Reply #135 on: May 28, 2017, 02:15:10 am »

Other observations: In the aptly-named Red Letter Day, the Anim8or logo is the focus of the composition, which seems appropriate for such an auspicious event as the release of the long-awaited version 1.0. Also, excellent use of light and space.

Nobody likes a good 3d text object more than I do.
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Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« Reply #136 on: May 28, 2017, 02:34:32 am »

... for such an auspicious event as the release of the long-awaited version 1.0...

This adds an interesting perspective to this 'comp'.  It's not about whose image is 'best', it's about which image works best as a splash screen for Anim8or.  Which image best exemplifies what Anim8or is, and what it can do?  If there's one thing the entries show it's how diverse a group of artists we are, and how wide the range of uses we all have for Anim8or is, and I'm not sure any single entry could possibly cover everything.  I have my favourite and I enjoyed taking part, and I'm very glad the decision isn't mine to make ;)
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Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« Reply #137 on: May 28, 2017, 03:05:12 am »

I'm not sure any single entry could possibly cover everything. 

You are correct, each of us seemed to hone a specific point, and sharpen it as far as we could, to try to cover everything would be to dull the metaphorical point ;)
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Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« Reply #138 on: May 28, 2017, 03:08:53 am »

Agreed, I think this event was just awesome for everyone to take part in, and also a really good eye opener for everyone to see just how many different directions this wonderful program can be taken. I really do believe you can make whatever model you want with it :)
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Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« Reply #139 on: May 28, 2017, 03:49:13 am »

Be Lovely to Each Other...What a nice sentiment! Fromsoysauce, your style is truly unique. I like the way you reinvented these two familiar Anim8or characters to tie in to the general Anim8or theme. Also, it looks like you modeled your Anim8or logo by hand, rather than simply extruding a text object. I think only you and Kunihiko did that. Nice touch.
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Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« Reply #140 on: May 28, 2017, 06:14:58 am »

... for such an auspicious event as the release of the long-awaited version 1.0...

This adds an interesting perspective to this 'comp'.  It's not about whose image is 'best', it's about which image works best as a splash screen for Anim8or.
Nobody specified any criteria for judging. I just thought it would be fun to mention what I like about the contenders. Maybe it is just about which is the most compelling image.

So here is what sets Renegade apart: This one has a lot of energy and motion. Things are exploding and the hero (or villian) is dodging  enemy fire to make his escape. A lot of  cool things are happening at once-and you tell the whole story in a single 750x450 image. I won't be surprised at all if Rengade is our winner.

I really thought there would be one or two mediocre entries,  but that isn't the case.
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Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« Reply #141 on: May 28, 2017, 08:21:03 am »

Nobody specified any criteria for judging.

This is absolutely true, I had no intention of saying how folks should vote and apologies if that's the way my post came across.  I haven't had time to comment in detail on all entries but I hope to do so at some stage as I am truly inspired by all of them.  The 'suitability' of each entry as a splash screen was one factor in how I voted but wasn't the only factor, I think 'Renegade' is not particularly suitable for the reasons I said in my first post.  It also doesn't highlight Anim8or's abilities as well as some other entries do, "Amplify your Vision" included.
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Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« Reply #142 on: May 28, 2017, 12:24:39 pm »

ENSONIQ5 brings up a fair point. I find it admirable that he decided to determine what to consider as factors for picking his votes consistently across all entrees. Though I dispute suitability for Renegade. Since for my perspective, Anim8or is a means toward telling stories, so I knew from day one of judging that it'd have my vote.

@ronaldefarmer Thanks. What can I say besides, I love designing characters. I feel like "taking a spin" on existing characters is a fun way to try to express what the characters mean personally to me! Yea there were a number of steps that went into making the text for my bit.
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Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« Reply #143 on: May 28, 2017, 01:37:27 pm »

I had no intention of saying how folks should vote and apologies if that's the way my post came across.
I didn't take it that way at all. Actually, my post didn't come across the way I intended. I just meant that I wasn't trying to say that it isn't okay to pick one just because it is a nice picture. I don't disagree with you on any point, except that I think Renegade is a strong contender for first place.
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Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« Reply #144 on: May 29, 2017, 08:01:59 am »

No problem ronaldefarmer, totally understood.

I'm very happy with the winner of the poll, 'Red Letter Day' would have been my choice if it was up to me.  Congrats thecolclough, it's an excellent piece of work and a deserving winner :)
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Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« Reply #145 on: May 29, 2017, 01:09:03 pm »

Congratulations Thecolclough! Well done!
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Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« Reply #146 on: May 29, 2017, 04:29:55 pm »

Congratulations thecolclough and to everyone that entered the contest. I would be happy with any of the entries. So, while I've uploaded the official v1.0 release here with thecolclough's winning "Red Letter Day" as the new splash screen, I've also included a .dll that with all the entries. Place this file in the same directory as anim8or.exe and it will use a different one each time it's run. Or, to always see your favorite you can use the command line:

anim8or.exe -splash #

where # is a number from 1 to 7. (I added the original Anim8or splash as number 7 even though it wasn't in the contest. Hope nobody minds!)
« Last Edit: May 29, 2017, 04:32:20 pm by Steve »
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Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« Reply #147 on: May 29, 2017, 04:53:57 pm »

oh wow... well, that's got my week off to a good start!  thank you everybody :D
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Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« Reply #148 on: May 29, 2017, 11:39:18 pm »

17 out of 26? That's Really impressive thecolclough congrats!

Also I want to say thanks and congrats to Steve for getting this far with the cool little program!
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Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« Reply #149 on: May 30, 2017, 03:47:00 am »

I only joined this forum very recently, so I didn't vote in this poll, however I agree with the decision to go with thecolclough's entry as I think it best achieves the requirements for a Splash Screen.

The only possible change I can think of that would make it better is if a little Robin got in through one of those windows and was seen flying through the scene (or perhaps sitting on the number eight) and leaving a small "deposit" for good luck! ;-)
« Last Edit: May 30, 2017, 03:49:08 am by chuft-captain »
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