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the afro ninja
03-24-2008, 02:43 AM
Team Fortress 2 Collaboration
http://www.blakerobertjohnson.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/tf2.jpg

***READ BEFORE YOU JOIN!***
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What is Team Fortress?

As many of you know (and SHOULD know), Team Fortress is a team-based multiplayer game by Valve Software. The game uses a strict class system (9 different classes) and is available for PC, Xbox 360, and the PS3. If you're going to join you should already know what it is but if you are really interested go to the WIKI (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Team_fortress_2). This game is really popular and frequently discussed in the forums so I decided what better to do than a Collab? I'm really excited about the end product!!!

Your Part

You're choosing up to three of the classes to animate in either a battle or humorous situation. Although fullbody would look good it is not necessary, you can do sticks as long as it is explicitly obviously what class the stick is.

Bad Example:: A red stick (Pyro)
Good Example:: A red stick with a gas mask (Pyro obviously!)

If you need help differentiating classes without doing anything super fancy, you can PM me or more conveniently ask others on the forum/thread.


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Specifications & Conditions

It is strictly prohibited to use classes in your animation that you did not sign up for. You can have up to 3 classes, 1-3, no more than 3.

Your framerate must be 20 fps

The dimensions but be at 550x400, the default.

Put your username in the upper-right hand corner of your animation or I will sign it for you.

You are allowed to make more than one animation, in fact you will be praised in the credits. (Their quality IS a factor!) But you can't do the same combination of classes.
Example:: If you make one with a Pyro, Medic, and Demoman. you need to change at least two classes. a Pyro, a Heavy, and a Sniper.

Flash and Pivot are acceptable but no EZToon and pivots must be in exceeding quality.

Be sure to name all of your symbols under SPPname_objectname Ex::
the afro ninja_sentry gun

The due date is May 10th, you aren't complete by then the remainder of your project may still be accepted.

I don't want ANY actionscript.

I have the right to deny any animation for any reason.

Sounds and Music

If you plan on adding sounds I have to approve them, even if that means me changing the sounds.

As any Collab there will be cake err.... i mean music. I haven't decided if I want to use the official theme or not. Post music you would like to hear! The decision still remains mine.

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Classes:

Scout (0)
Soldier (0)
Pyro (0)

Demoman (0)
Heavy (0)
Engineer (0)

Medic (0)
Sniper (0)
Spy (0)

Entrants:

Index

-=Entry
$ One Animation currently being used.
$ One Animation currently not being used or in extras.
# One Entry Being Edited.
$$$ More than 3 Submitted Animations
? Questionable Entry
X Drop Out

Participants

-Anonymous 1 Spy, Demoman, Engineer 2 Spy, Scout, Sniper

Entries to be used in the Main Animation:
Entries put into the Extras Section:
Total Entries in The Collab:

Total Committed Entrants:
Total Unsure Entrants:
Total $$$ Entrants:
Total Entrants:



A Huge thanks to Kitsune and RatherCheesy for setting the Collab standards and unconciously helping me out!!!

Edit:: If the Classes aren't evenly distributed, depending on how soon you join, you might be asked either to quit the Collab or Choose different class!

Edit #2:: I prefer at least[B] a quality [B]8 second animation but you do what you can!!! More credit to more work put into any and all of your animations.

the afro ninja
03-24-2008, 06:05 AM
Oh and feel free to throw some ideas for a menu!

Myself
03-24-2008, 06:21 AM
OLD PICTURE IS OLD AND WRONG

CHANGE IT now

Rather Cheesy
03-24-2008, 02:48 PM
RESIZE THAT THAR HUG IMGE!

It stretches the screen and makes it hard to read everything else.

You need set a frame rate, not 19-22 cause they will all eventually be in one frame rate.

Also don't set a animation length, 90% of animators will make a decent sized entry, any where from 4-12 seconds on average. You want a quantity of decent quality animations. As opposed to 2-3 really good ones and long ones. The audience gets bored by one style throughout.

NEVER REFUSE ANY ENTRY If you deny an entry because it "wasn't signed in the upper right hand corner" thats just stupid. Just sign it for them and make it look really stupid and gay so they learn their lesson =P

Refusing entries is a bad idea, you can't hold out for the perfect entries, no one here is a pro so don't expect pro animations. Watch the stairs collab, thats about the level of animation quality you'll be getting if this is succesful.

Also praising one animator over another is a bad idea. One guy could say "hey I get more credit for more animations!" then he makes 15 really crappy entries and gets more credit then the guy who made 1 good entry. It can also hurt feelings and create enemies which is the last thing you want. As a collab creator you want to be respectful and nice.

Accept any help you can get from anyone if someone else has already done something like, lets say made a menu, just say "Thanks, but *USERNAME* already took care of that for me, thanks for the offer though!"

Mixing Pivot and flash entires isn't smart, cause pivot makes really bad quality animations [no offense to pivot animators, but its true] and Flash makes higher quality animations. They quality difference is to great to make them mix well. EZtoon is better to mix with because it can be mistaken for a style, but still not a smart move.

As for sounds its usually best to say no sounds because the vast majority of animators don't animate with sounds but when the ones who do use them it makes it look weird. But if yourself plan on adding sounds to all the entries, it doesn't matter.

and last but not least in your entrants list, don't make it to complicated, try to keep everything to one symbol $$$ and >_< aren't good symbols just use something like % or @ or even ! one symbol is better.


Hope this helps you some. I like the idea and it seems thought out and planned. If this fails I might make one myself one day.

and I believe myself is talking about your sig and avatar not your promotional image.

the afro ninja
03-24-2008, 03:58 PM
Alright I changed it all up and im working on the tht countdown, thx a bunch man!

the afro ninja
03-26-2008, 12:08 AM
omg ^__bump__^ ...

2-D
03-26-2008, 03:17 AM
What is Team Fortress?

As many of you know (and SHOULD know), Team Fortress is a team-based multiplayer game by Valve Software. The game uses a strict class system (9 different classes) and is available for PC, Xbox 360, and the PS3. If you're going to join you should already know what it is but if you are really interested go to the WIKI (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Team_fortress_2). This game is really popular and frequently discussed in the forums so I decided what better to do than a Collab? I'm really excited about the end product!!!


WHY WOULD YOU JOIN THIS COLLAB IF YOU JUST ****ING LEARNED WHAT TEAM FORTRESS IS FROM THIS ****ING PARAGRAPH and never PLAYED THE ****ING GAME

UGHAGASDGF

Anonymous
03-27-2008, 07:51 PM
I'll enter, hehe, first entry. Oh well, I'll work on it and post it when I'm done, even though I'm a complete N00B at Flash...

the afro ninja
03-28-2008, 02:02 AM
class(es) ? .

Anonymous
03-28-2008, 06:53 PM
Oh, right. I'm doing two. For the first, it'll be Spy, Demoman, and Engineer. For the second, it'll be Spy, Scout, and Sniper.

2-D
03-28-2008, 07:19 PM
why the hell no easy toons, but pivot is okay?
gay

the afro ninja
03-29-2008, 03:10 AM
cp is gay 2-D .

Rather Cheesy
03-29-2008, 10:32 AM
afro, face it, your collabs dead. I think it might be because you're noob [or you're perceived as a noob] No ones submitted entries and the only people who've joined are noobs who I've never even heard of... I declare this collab dead.

the afro ninja
03-29-2008, 10:29 PM
****, ...

2-D
03-29-2008, 10:44 PM
every noob comes here and starts a collab

2-D
03-29-2008, 10:45 PM
cp is gay 2-D .

only if its of boys.

the afro ninja
03-30-2008, 12:54 AM
lol, from either social standpoint its still pretty....bald

2-D
03-30-2008, 01:38 AM
not if you're in a society of pedophiles

Anonymous
03-30-2008, 12:27 PM
Errr...yeah, never mind. I don't want to deal with this sh*t, so I guess I'll just walk away from 2-D's Epic Failure.

Rather Cheesy
03-30-2008, 12:38 PM
Errr...yeah, never mind. I don't want to deal with this sh*t, so I guess I'll just walk away from 2-D's Epic Failure.
Oxymoron ?

torjus
03-30-2008, 03:09 PM
Can i be in this. i have played it so i now attacks'n stuff and because it were none skill rue then i belive i can be in:Happy:

i will animate with pyro, demoman and engineer

Anonymous
03-30-2008, 06:07 PM
Oxymoron ?

I guess you could say that, however "Epic" is used for emphasizing "Failure".