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Zed
04-05-2010, 12:02 PM
A simple, yet deceptively difficult challenge.

Here's the bugger you have to animate:

http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx353/Zed31415/Circlewalker.jpg

I had decided to use him this morning because I was in the mood to animate but not to do anything serious. What a fool I was. He's amazingly difficult to move properly.

Task:

Animate that thing. It can do whatever you want it to but it must be able to get from one end of the screen to the other somehow. Some sort of walk alone is perfectly acceptable. You must not breach the laws of physics. If it loses its balance you've failed.

The Thing:

It's a circle with two identical legs attached exactly opposite each other. The top part of each leg must be less than the diameter of the circle. The bottom part of each leg is more than twice the length of the top part. The knees may bend in any direction.

Specs:

Any program (flashers and easytooners, watch your resizing - I don't want you cheating with bendy or stretchy limbs).
Any size screen.
Any frame rate.

This is about movement. None of those things really matter.

What you will be judged on:

I'm judging. This is not a democracy. I will decide who has done best on:
- Smoothness
- Creativity
- Accuracy (meaning foot placement and resizing)
- Absence of other things. I would prefer your animation not to be over-complicated with other objects coming in. Guns will get you marked down. Anything from Droidz will get you marked down further. Camera movement is ok.

I will also disqualify you if it should have fallen over but doesn't. If he falls over and gets back up again then fine. Basically don't fuck with gravity.

Due Date:

It shouldn't really take you long to do. I'm giving two weeks because some people might not see the competition until Saturday. 19/04/10

Prize:

A shiny penny, like I said.


Have fun with this. I know I did.

Example (not by Kieran - mine):

http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx353/Zed31415/Circlewalker-1.gif

Completed Entries:

Ghostly
http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/954/zedscompititionballentr.gif

AsSeenOnTv
http://www.truploader.com/uploads/481867df.gif
and
http://www.truploader.com/uploads/709343df2.gif

Devour
http://i40.tinypic.com/14j273o.gif

Cinnamonbun
http://filebox.me/files/56t7p6r5q_asdert.gif

Teriyakid
http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/5913/zedsbuggar.gif

xdanieltanx
http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/6386/circlebuggeaniamtion2.gif
and
http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/133/bugging.gif

Scarecrow
http://i39.tinypic.com/1112n2g.jpg

Vendetta
http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/2654/thething.gif
and
http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/4646/thething2.gif

Tovarich Ivanov
http://filebox.me/view/tpk9s9qy5#fileinfo

Yummerz
04-05-2010, 12:08 PM
May I See this Penny?

Zed
04-05-2010, 12:12 PM
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41551000/jpg/_41551706_penny203.jpg

Yummerz
04-05-2010, 12:13 PM
Wow!
You got yourself a Deal!

Yummerz
04-05-2010, 12:32 PM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv167/dfr179/leggythingy.gif
There you go.

Zed
04-05-2010, 12:35 PM
Is flying not breaking the laws of physics?

Yummerz
04-05-2010, 12:37 PM
No.
Planes can fly.

Zed
04-05-2010, 12:40 PM
Yeah, but they tend to be specially shaped for it. Balls can't.

Yummerz
04-05-2010, 12:43 PM
Bu-Bu-Bu.
Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease

Zed
04-05-2010, 12:50 PM
The point was to see if you could make it move naturally. I put that rule in specifically so that you couldn't do stuff like that. Sorry.

Saline
04-05-2010, 01:05 PM
I'm in<3

bubbles
04-05-2010, 01:36 PM
http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/954/zedscompititionballentr.gif
Now wheres my penny?

Zed
04-05-2010, 01:57 PM
Nice. You're gonna have to wait for everyone else to fail first though.

@Saline: awesome

Kieran.
04-05-2010, 03:49 PM
In.

DONE

http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx353/Zed31415/Circlewalker-1.gif

Zed
04-05-2010, 03:54 PM
Bad Kieran. That was my entry :<

Kieran.
04-05-2010, 03:55 PM
But, but....

Surely you wouldn't want to win the penny off yourself?

And it can't be fair for the judge to enter either?

AsSeenOnTV
04-05-2010, 04:45 PM
You gave me something to do for 15 minutes. Thanks
http://www.truploader.com/uploads/481867df.gif
It evolved from a bug to a pair of legs in three easy steps.

EDIT:
Better idea.
http://www.truploader.com/uploads/709343df2.gif

Zed
04-05-2010, 04:51 PM
Beautiful. Nice work.

Yummerz
04-05-2010, 04:54 PM
But doesn't the top part or the leg have to be less than the diameter of the circle.

Zed
04-05-2010, 04:59 PM
That is what the specs said, yes, but I can't see that it would have made a difference to this animation. Bending the rules is ok so long as it doesn't give any notable advantage.

AsSeenOnTV
04-05-2010, 05:34 PM
Well, the circle and first segment of the leg are the same size. The second segment is twice it.

Panda.
04-05-2010, 05:39 PM
Looks like a challenge, so i'm not even gonna try to attempt it :D Still trying to get my animations flowing lol.

AsSeenOnTV
04-05-2010, 05:44 PM
Panda? From TPF?
Sumfink just joined too. What happened over there?

Devour
04-05-2010, 06:44 PM
I am gonna try this stuff.

Peppar
04-05-2010, 06:58 PM
Im in, working on it.

Devour
04-05-2010, 07:24 PM
My poor attempt:
http://i40.tinypic.com/14j273o.gif

Peppar
04-05-2010, 07:52 PM
Myn :/ stupid dots. http://filebox.me/files/56t7p6r5q_asdert.gif

AsSeenOnTV
04-05-2010, 08:25 PM
It looks like I got this one all wrapped up.

Teriyakid
04-05-2010, 08:25 PM
I'm gonna do this :p...

Peppar
04-05-2010, 08:27 PM
It looks like I got this one all wrapped up. Yeah, we all know.

Teriyakid
04-05-2010, 10:02 PM
http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/5913/zedsbuggar.gif

*Starts laughing*
It was hella hard to animate this little ****er.
That's why my is walking like Bambi..........

Scar
04-06-2010, 01:04 AM
how do I take that stick figure to Pivot?....sry for newbie question

Scar
04-06-2010, 03:43 AM
owh,i dint read the instructions,sorry, and here it is!(i was bored thats why he got banged~) (is this called loses balances?i made him fall!)

http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/6386/circlebuggeaniamtion2.gif

MI WANNINGS ZE SHINING PENNI!!!

Zed
04-06-2010, 03:51 AM
This is all going astonishingly well.


Myn :/ stupid dots. http://filebox.me/files/56t7p6r5q_asdert.gif

Especially this. I think this is one of the best animations I've seen you do.

Scar
04-06-2010, 04:08 AM
can I post 2?im bored....

http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/133/bugging.gif

Zed
04-06-2010, 04:38 AM
Yes I will add the second one too.

Peppar
04-06-2010, 09:35 AM
This is all going astonishingly well.



Especially this. I think this is one of the best animations I've seen you do. Thank you. :D



I want the shiny penny!!

AsSeenOnTV
04-06-2010, 12:33 PM
I made a second one, too. You don't seem to have noticed.
http://www.truploader.com/uploads/709343df2.gif

Zed
04-06-2010, 12:36 PM
You're right; I hadn't. Added.

Vendetta
04-06-2010, 08:03 PM
I shall do this. But I better get that penny if I win. >:C

yoshijumper
04-06-2010, 08:06 PM
so...whatz the prize again...im in....ill post wen im done...

Peppar
04-06-2010, 09:02 PM
I shall do this. But I better get that penny if I win. >:C You will have to pry it from mai hands first!!

Zero
04-06-2010, 10:22 PM
None of you will win!! Mwahahaha!! >=D

Floydyboy
04-06-2010, 11:20 PM
I'm so in.

Scar
04-09-2010, 09:00 PM
is this thread dead?

Vendetta
04-09-2010, 09:47 PM
It looks like I got this one all wrapped up.

fuck off
http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/2654/thething.gif (http://img228.imageshack.us/i/thething.gif/)

Scarecrow
04-09-2010, 10:16 PM
http://i39.tinypic.com/1112n2g.jpg

the reason this is difficult to animate is that normally the legs would move forwards and backwards, except we are viewing it from a front on perspective and are being made to move it sideways

Zed
04-10-2010, 02:00 AM
Nice work, guys.


is this thread dead?

Nope. Even if no one posts for a week, I'll still revive it at the due date for judging.

Scarecrow
04-10-2010, 02:27 AM
i'll probably add to mine, mine's pretty short

Vendetta
04-10-2010, 02:38 AM
second entry: http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/4646/thething2.gif (http://img641.imageshack.us/i/thething2.gif/)

bubbles
04-10-2010, 04:40 AM
Oh dear, I've been outclassed.

Zed
04-10-2010, 08:13 AM
I think I'll probably narrow it down to about four and then have a vote, since I'm struggling to decide between things like the creativity of ASOT's first and the technical precision of Vendetta's first.

Tovarich Ivanov
04-10-2010, 12:19 PM
http://filebox.me/view/tpk9s9qy5

Scar
04-12-2010, 08:09 AM
http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/8982/iwanpennii.gif

Vendetta
04-12-2010, 11:47 AM
http://filebox.me/view/tpk9s9qy5
Zed, you should definitely add this to the poll if you make one. I'm almost positive that a number of people would vote for it.