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Offline saehn

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Re: Possible activity discussion.
« Reply #100 on: July 31, 2009, 02:14:53 pm »
Pixel compo ending soon if anyone is interested:

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A friend of mine (e5frog, a.k.a. Fredric Blåholtz) is a big fan of the Fairchild Channel F. You may have read about him and his homebrew Pac-Man game. He is working on some more homebrews like International Karate.

Now, Fredric on a different forum has issued a small gfx compo. He is looking to put together a slide show of some nice images, and possibly the artist making the best image would get a custom Channel F cartridge with the slide show. I don't know if this is anything that interests you, perhaps from a purely challenge point of view.

Some specs about the Channel F graphics: The image size is 102 x 58 pixels. Possibly one can squeeze in a bit more on screen, but this is the image format Fredric is working with. Each pixel is a bit taller than it is wide. He says in 16:9 mode the pixels are quite square. It's pretty close to the Commodore 64 pixel ratio.

On each (raster) row, you can select one of four palettes:

1. Light grey, red, green, blue
2. Light green, red, green, blue
3. Light blue, red, green, blue
4. Black, white

That means you can't use black and white on the same row as any colour. The three light colours are pretty close to each other:

http://w5.nuinternet.com/s660100106/files/channelf/test-picture.png

Fredric wants submissions until August 12. If you would like to participate, please let me know and I can either forward your creations or point you to where you can submit them yourself. Of course you could also email Fredric with your pics at frog@home.se.

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Re: Possible activity discussion.
« Reply #101 on: September 18, 2009, 07:06:29 pm »
Here's an idea for an activity. A while back helm posted on his blog a lengthy spiel
about EGA graphics of games long past (see link here).
What I found intriguing about the post is that he took a non-too-appealing image
and revised it within the constraints of the original palette to create a great piece of art.

Throughout his discussion of the piece he expounded on his interpretation of the original piece
and how it shaped his version. Great though the art was I found myself in disagreement with
the interpretation. I looked at the original and I couldn't quite find the discontent evident in
his version. The thought occurred to me that no two people would supply the same interpretation
and wouldn't be cool to see these interpretations in the form of a pixelation activity?

So here's the activity : Select a piece of pixel art and have participants in the activity revamp
the piece maintaining the original palette, supplying the rationale for your interpretation of the
original piece.

We could kick this off with versions of the "Codename: iceman" snapshot from Helm's blog post.
We could call it, REVAMP ACTIVITY: "VISIONS OF MANDY"...

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Re: Possible activity discussion.
« Reply #102 on: September 18, 2009, 07:17:50 pm »
cool idea, but then id want an image that really enables you to be creative, because otherwise the entries will all be the same. Don't forget that also the entries will highly influence each other.

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Re: Possible activity discussion.
« Reply #103 on: September 19, 2009, 03:07:15 am »
I actually really like your idea. It would surely be interesting to see two different takes on the same piece!

It would also be creative to make it so two entrants get the same image and compare their interpretations of the same original. I think it'd be quite fun to do, but if it would work, I'm not sure. Still, good idea. :)

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Re: Possible activity discussion.
« Reply #104 on: September 19, 2009, 09:09:01 am »
We could have a big quiz: Per image there are 5 participants, they all 5 make an image based on that ugly original one, the 5 are posted together and we have to guess who made which ;)

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Re: Possible activity discussion.
« Reply #105 on: September 23, 2009, 02:56:44 pm »
I'd like to know if there will ever be another I Spy challenge. :crazy:

In other news, I'm back after a long time of forgetting about this site. To those of you that may remember me, I'm sorry I was so immature. :-[ I swear, I'm not a child anymore.  :(

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Re: Possible activity discussion.
« Reply #106 on: October 07, 2009, 05:37:41 am »
I was staring at a sketch of a robot I drew last night that looks like it could have been an exclamation point... ! (watching to much venture brother's lately I guess) and I suddenly pictured him rolling out on his little wheel at the end of a sentence and stopping, sucking in his arms and actually becoming an exclamation point...

Ok... so here is my idea for a pixel challenge... everyone could animate their names! And I mean like each letter comes out individually or all at once, not just moving text. Like someone could make each letter a robot that comes into the picture and stops to form a name, animals that are shaped like letters... etc.

Now that I actually read it it sounds crazy lol.... seemed much more doable in my head :P

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Re: Possible activity discussion.
« Reply #107 on: October 17, 2009, 01:28:23 am »
you know the classic repeating background you see in low budget cartoons n stuff... well, what about a collab where we all take part in adding to the background making on giant seemless one! it would be a nice change of pace from the iso and hex form were all used to and would be simple enough to pull off... we could call it: "Where the sidewalk ends" in honor of shel silverstein!

<Xion> I can't see it why can't I see it

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Re: Possible activity discussion.
« Reply #108 on: October 21, 2009, 12:32:44 am »
How about something similar to this?
little circles or X's on white background, and users can paint anything using it, without moving it or erasing it. 
http://www.toxel.com/inspiration/2009/05/06/school-of-art-and-design-creativity-test/

;D

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Re: Possible activity discussion.
« Reply #109 on: October 29, 2009, 12:05:27 am »
How about something similar to this?
little circles or X's on white background, and users can paint anything using it, without moving it or erasing it.  
http://www.toxel.com/inspiration/2009/05/06/school-of-art-and-design-creativity-test/

;D

Hmmm, interesting idea. I'd forgotten about that concept. I remember activities like that in school.


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