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Anim8or Challenges / Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« on: May 31, 2017, 10:00:56 pm »
i'm pretty sure this is the first time i've produced a piece of art and somebody's responded with "hmm... it's nice, but it needs more poo" - but hey, whatever floats your boat, heheh :D

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Anim8or Challenges / Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« on: May 30, 2017, 09:55:51 pm »
Nobody likes a good 3d text object more than I do.
i had kinda noticed that :D

Also I want to say thanks and congrats to Steve for getting this far with the cool little program!
i'll second that!

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! ;-)
something to bear in mind for v1.1, maybe :)

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Anim8or Challenges / Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« 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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Anim8or Challenges / Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« on: May 27, 2017, 08:37:08 pm »
I'm going to steal it.
well, you know what they say about great artists :D

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Anim8or Challenges / Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« on: May 27, 2017, 04:00:37 pm »
I think I will call my entry "Retro Chrome Tube Amp". I'm sure you can see now that I have no imagination whatsoever.
...and there was i thinking you'd call it something along the lines of 'Anim8or Amplified' or 'Amplify Your Vision'... eh well, i guess i can't be right all the time :P

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Anim8or Challenges / Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« on: May 26, 2017, 11:29:28 pm »
OK I have one more request of the splash screen entrants: Do you have a name for your entry? Most works of are are given title by their creators. I think these all qualify as art!
well, we've already got:
  • 'Renegade' by Ensoniq5
  • 'Be Lovely To Each Other' by FSS
  • 'Red Letter Day' by yours truly
so that leaves Kreator, Ron and Kunihiko currently untitled.  if Ron has a title in mind, then i've got a hunch what word it might revolve around, but i won't say what my hunch is yet because i don't want to influence his decision-making... :D

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This is one of the things that I wanted to do fro v1.0 but didn't get it finished.
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I'll be working on this this summer after visiting Italy for June.
something to look forward to in Anim8or v1.1!  8)

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hm... i'm pretty sure that's the first time i've seen a software development strategy explained using caves and meteorites :o

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Anim8or Challenges / Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« on: May 22, 2017, 05:08:17 pm »
wondering if it might not be appropriate for me to vote, given that i'm one of the contestants?  anyone agree or disagree?

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Anim8or Challenges / Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« on: May 17, 2017, 09:59:21 pm »
darn it, this here is messing with my aspect-ratio purist streak... but if the boss man wants 15:9, then 15:9 it is, i guess :P  i think RLD still works in this format, although i personally prefer the 16:9 version with that little extra bit of breathing room at the sides.  curious whether anyone else sees a difference, though?

this wasn't downscaled from the UHD version, btw - this was a re-render at 800x450 at an even higher samples-per-pixel count of 400, and then cropped in GIMP.

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General Anim8or Forum / Re: Dotan8 Magazine Issues
« on: May 17, 2017, 09:18:56 pm »
downloaded all 6 issues with no probs :)

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Anim8or Challenges / Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« on: May 16, 2017, 09:39:48 pm »
at least i think it was 3.5 - assuming that the status-bar message 'render=13024.73' refers to the number of seconds the job took.  i realise this might be shocking to some, but i must admit that i didn't actually sit at my desk watching the progress bar with a stopwatch in hand, heheh 8)

i'm running an i7-5820K at 3.3gHz and there wasn't any other significant CPU load during the render job, but i was still expecting it'd be more like 6 hours based on the resolution and the sample count.  that new fast-AA feature might have something to do with it, i guess?

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Anim8or Challenges / Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« on: May 16, 2017, 04:57:53 pm »
hm... the field's getting bigger, and still no two entries look anything like each other on any level - except for one detail: everyone except me has put the title text in the top-right corner, which i find an intriguing coincidence.  five other designs in the running, and none of you opted to put the word 'Anim8or' on the left?

@Kunihiko - speaking of the word 'Anim8or', btw, it's spelled without a 't' :)  overall i think your image strikes a good balance by having lots of textural detail but an uncluttered overall composition; the typography is a bit of a weak point though - you could give it a huge boost by picking a more stylish typeface (i think a narrow-letter sans-serif would go nicely with the character model, for example) and rebalancing the sizes of the three main elements: 'Anim8or' could do to be a bit bigger relative to the reg-trademark symbol and the version number.  i'd also recommend you ditch the hyphens; they look a bit cluttery, which clashes with how clean everything else looks.  very nice image on the whole, though :D

@ronaldefarmer that amplifier looks fascinating - where those actually a thing?  i'd never seen a machine like that before :o  also, i like the sneaky reference to steve's past career on the box 8)

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Anim8or Challenges / Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« on: May 12, 2017, 01:03:18 pm »
thecolclough: One of the best examples of glossy reflection I've seen made in Anim8or.
thank you :)

Do any of you have titles for your works?
i didn't until about five minutes ago, but i thought i'd try and come up with once since you'd suggested it - upon consideration i think 'Red Letter Day' would be apt on multiple levels, so i'll go with that

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Anim8or Challenges / Re: Challenge #34: Anim8or 1.0 splash screen
« on: May 10, 2017, 10:23:40 pm »
okay folks, i think this is it... 3-and-a-half hours of render time later!  pretty happy with how this has turned out :D

you can view the full UHD-resolution version at http://thecolclough.deviantart.com/art/Anim8or-v1-0-Splash-Screen-Contest-Submission-679887884


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