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Jeff
07-14-2016, 05:12 PM
Details


Beginners, now's your chance to have your voice heard! Which is better: Melee Weapons or Guns? We want to determine a winner once and for all - so pick a side, come up with a weapon design, and defend your choice by animating how a battle would play out between your weapon design and your opponent! The title does not mean you have to choose a knife, you can create any kind of weapon as long as it's either a melee weapon or a gun, and you must have either a melee weapon or a gun win the battle. Don't just show how deadly your weapon could be, prove your choice is the better one by any means! Is it terrifying? Effective? Defensible? Your imagination is the limit! At the end of this competition, we will look at what side the top 10 submissions chose to prove what the better weapon type is. May the better team win!

We would like all entrants to make a thread in the Works In Progress (http://forums.stickpage.com/forumdisplay.php?30-Works-In-Progress) forum and keep it updated with your progress as you animate your submission. Doing this is not a requirement but we will be granting bonus points to those that keep their thread up to date, so make sure you make your thread to collect those points! Here are some past examples of the kind of thread we want you to make:

Evangelion - 1st Place (Pro) Film Tribute Competition (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?90424-FTC-EVANGELION-1-02-You-are-(not)-done-(-%26%23865%3B%B0-%26%23860%3B%26%23662%3B-%26%23865%3B%B0)) - exceld
Gurren-Lagann - 3rd Place (Pro) Film Tribute Competition (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?90466-Gurren-Hen-FTC) - Irian
The Hobbit 3 - 1st Place (Intermediate) Film Tribute Competition (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?90558-FTC-The-Hobbit-3) - Barthimo1
Super Mario - 2nd Place (Pro) Game Tribute Legion 2 (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?83708-Gtl-Super-mario-bros-trib) - Syrius
Metal Stick Rising - 3rd Place (Pro) Game Tribute Legion 2 (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?84394-Metal-Gear-Rising-Revengeance-GTL) - Xrebellion
Note: This competition is intended for beginners only. Not sure if you're a beginner? Neither are we. Chances are if you feel comfortable competing in one of our main competitions (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?99760-StickPage-Competition-Schedule-2016-2017), you're not a beginner. Otherwise, feel free to join in!

Entry Scoring


Submissions will be scored on the following criteria:

Submission
Weapon Design - We're looking for unique, well thought out weapon designs!
Animation - Demonstration of technical animation skill. Things such as timing, rhythm, arcs, squash, stretch, etc. will all be taken into account.
Art - How well you can draw. We'll look at things like design, detail, coloring, outlines, etc.
Length - We require a minimum of 60 seconds, but it doesn't have to be exactly 60 seconds. A longer animation is better as long as the quality doesn't suffer because of it.
Originality - We're looking for entrants to try new things! The more you set yourself apart the better.
Extra
Posted Chosen Side in Competition Thread
Created WIP Thread
Kept WIP Thread Updated
The animation itself accounts for the majority of total possible points, but final ranking is not determined solely by how good your animation is.

Timeline






15
JULY


Competition Begins
The competition officially commences, entries can be submitted any time after this.





1
OCT


Final Due Date
All entries must be submitted by this date!





8
OCT


Winners Announcement
Judges will spend the week reviewing and scoring entries. The final results will be posted this day.




How To Enter


To enter the competition all you need to do is reply to this thread stating what side you've chosen. After posting, make your progress thread in the Works in Progress section. When you have finished your animation, double check that you've met all the requirements listed below and send me a private message with your PayPal email address and a link to both the SWF and the FLA of your entry, or the video file if you've chosen to use another program. You may still submit an entry even if you don't make a WIP thread or post here, but you will be at an automatic disadvantage to those who do!

We will accept submissions and announce the winners according to the timeline above. We will be releasing the submitted animations on a weekly schedule after the competitions ends, so remember not to leak your entry anywhere until two days after it goes up on official StickPage channels! If you do not supply a PayPal email address you will not be able to receive your prize if you win.

Requirements


These must be followed in order for your submission to qualify. Failure to meet these requirements will automatically disqualify your entry.

Must involve stick figures in some way
Must be a complete self-contained animation - no two-parters
Must have sound effects & music
Credits & introductions should not be excessively long, we will not accept submissions that have more credits than animation
Must contain a minimum of 60 seconds of animation excluding any introductions or credits
Must contain official StickPage branding (download Flash package here (http://forums.stickpage.com/StickPage-Branding-Package.zip) or MP4 video package here (http://forums.stickpage.com/StickPage-Branding-Package-Video.zip)), applied in the following ways:
Introduction - A brief animated introduction to be placed at the very beginning of your animation, after any preloaders and before any other introductions
Main Menu Link - If your animation is a SWF and has a menu, a link to StickPage must be present somewhere in it
Watermark - A StickPage watermark must be present in the lower left-hand corner of the animation throughout playback, must be a link to StickPage if it's a SWF
Credits - StickPage must also appear during the credits, must be a link if it's a SWF
All released versions of the animation must contain the StickPage branding described above
Must not be released until a two days after it goes up on official StickPage channels
Must have a PayPal account to receive prize

Prizes


We have a total of $1,000 in prizes for this competition. Check out the break down below:


1st - $330
2nd - $200
3rd - $120
4th - $80
5th - $70
6th - $60
7th - $50
8th - $40
9th - $30
10th - $20

FAQ & Help


Not sure on something? Feel free to post questions in this thread! Common answers or good questions will be added below.

Participants


Here are our entrants and their progress so far!

Announced: 15 | Progress Threads: 10/15

Melee


Seagull
Progress Thread (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?99918-SPAC-Knife-to-a-Gun-Fight)
Scatterface
Progress Thread (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?99897-SPAC-Knife-to-a-Gun-Fight-Animation-Scatter)
TekSoda
Progress Thread (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?99969-SPAC-Knife-to-a-Gun-Fight-TekSoda&p=1455462#post1455462)


Mr Michael
Progress Thread (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?100091-SPAC-Knife-to-a-Gun-Fight-Mr-Michael)
mr.qu
Progress Thread (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?100055-SPAC-Knife-to-a-Gun-Fight-mr-qu)
Dragzor
Progress Thread (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?100077-SPAC-Beginner-s-SA-quot-Knife-to-a-Gun-Fight-quot)


TheBurningSword
Tecness2
Progress Thread (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?100109-SPAC-Knife-To-A-Gun-Fight-Tecness-Sword&p=1458170)
shadowtears


Clic anim's





Guns


TacezzaPivot
Darknesspawn
Progress Thread (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?99976-SPAC-quot-Knife-to-a-Gunfight-quot-Darkness&p=1455664#post1455664)
TheBestG
Progress Thread (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?99968-SPAC-quot-Knife-to-a-Gun-Fight-quot-TBG&p=1455456#post1455456)


[Constant]
Progress Thread (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?100095-SPAC-Knife-to-a-Gunfight-Constant&p=1457964#post1457964)
Bearry

Loops
07-14-2016, 05:59 PM
ok,this seems like something i would have chances on winning.

Externus
07-14-2016, 06:48 PM
i'm joining this too i need the money

also why is the beginner prompt so much fucking better than ours. wtf man

Seagull
07-14-2016, 06:55 PM
This feels a bit more like my comfort zone. Of course I still plan to finish my part for the Main competition, but with everyone else who joined that one, it's looking like I'll get last place again, like I did on classic crossover lol.

I'm choosing the Melee weapon side. Are we allowed to use multiple types of each weapon in the fight? Like for example, the gun guy could have a pistol then switch to a rifle, etc.

Loops
07-14-2016, 06:55 PM
i'm joining this too i need the money

also why is the beginner prompt so much fucking better than ours. wtf man

wut,you're not a beginner lol
I hope this doesn't start a controversy

Seagull
07-14-2016, 06:58 PM
wut,you're not a beginner lol
I hope this doesn't start a controversy

He might as well be. He's not gonna finish his part anyway.

Externus
07-14-2016, 07:02 PM
you know me well

Pox
07-14-2016, 07:16 PM
WIP thread for this too? I thought this was just gonna be like some 10 second animation thing.
i'm in tho.
also will the judging criteria be less strict because we're beginers?

EDIT:



Note: This competition is intended for beginners only. Not sure if you're a beginner? Neither are we. Chances are if you feel comfortable competing in one of our main competitions (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?99760-StickPage-Competition-Schedule-2016-2017), you're not a beginner. Otherwise, feel free to join in!

Does this mean you can't join both?

Also the aspect ratio thing isn't here. What's up with that?

empiresma
07-14-2016, 07:44 PM
GOOD LUCK TO ALL! I love watching animations .

ScatterFace
07-14-2016, 07:45 PM
I'll join this I guess. I'll have the Melee win in my Ranged vs Melee part. (So choosing Melee)

Seagull
07-14-2016, 07:49 PM
WIP thread for this too? I thought this was just gonna be like some 10 second animation thing.
i'm in tho.
also will the judging criteria be less strict because we're beginers?

EDIT:



Does this mean you can't join both?

Also the aspect ratio thing isn't here. What's up with that?

I would imagine everything will be judged the same, only a lower score wouldn't hurt much because this is a beginner's competition so all the scores will be low. And you can join both, but if you feel like you can get a high place or at least top 10, then you're either overestimating yourself or you're probably too good for this one. I imagine if a beginner competed in the main one, the highest he could get maybe is around 10th place if he's lucky. So if you're noob enough for this one, but still want that 10th place in the other one like me, you can likely join both.
P.S. Good luck! I look forward to competing against you again, since you beat me in classic crossover.

Also, jeff, quick question. I noticed how the weapon design will be part of the grading in this competition. Does this imply that we have to draw all the weapons ourselves? Or can we use someone else's weapons (ex. Sgtpiggy) as long as we give credit and ask permission?

TacezzaPivot
07-15-2016, 12:09 AM
I'll Join in and i will have the ranged win

Drone
07-15-2016, 03:58 AM
I'm joining ;)

exceld
07-15-2016, 04:35 AM
I'm joining ;)

what the hell drone
attention seeker smh

Seagull
07-15-2016, 11:12 AM
I'm joining ;)

This does raise a question, though. What if somebody too good does join in, and they make an entry, and it's not accepted due to it being too good? Is there still a possibility to it being sponsored anyway as an individual animation if it's good enough?

AwesTube
07-15-2016, 12:01 PM
Alright, I am in. I already have some ideas...

nyneicon
07-15-2016, 05:01 PM
Good question. You're right, it is entirely subjective and there isn't really an objective method we could use to determine who is and isn't a beginner. Even if there was, how would we employ that against something that's opt-in like these competitions? Anyone can technically claim to be a beginner. We don't want to be in the business of telling people what their own perceived rank is, I'm confident most people can compare their work to others and decide what's right for them. If it comes up at all, it will just come down to the judges being the arbiters that decide whether or not someone should win a competition. There would be a discussion, and we would actively communicate with the involved parties about the issue. Luckily, chances are if you entered as a beginner and we feel your winning animation reflects skills that are above a beginner, you would be given an opportunity to have your animation sponsored instead of taking first prize in order to make it fair to actual beginners. Of course all of this is hypothetical, and like a lot of things I have a feeling the details would be ironed out if it happens at all. There would be plenty of public discourse about it.

I had the same question.

darkhitman
07-17-2016, 05:26 AM
SO if I were a pivot animator, how would I compete

Pivot Boom
07-18-2016, 09:52 AM
Eh, i would join but i dont want the money lol

Jeff
07-18-2016, 11:08 AM
SO if I were a pivot animator, how would I compete

Your choice of software doesn't really matter as long as you can meet the requirements in the main post. If you're using Pivot you could import it into Flash to do sound effects and music, or you could use video editing software to get that done. As long as you're not submitting some strange file format that we can't open, it should be fine. Video or SWF is preferred.


This does raise a question, though. What if somebody too good does join in, and they make an entry, and it's not accepted due to it being too good? Is there still a possibility to it being sponsored anyway as an individual animation if it's good enough?

Nyneicon quoted my response to this, so I'm not going to do it again but does apply.


Also, jeff, quick question. I noticed how the weapon design will be part of the grading in this competition. Does this imply that we have to draw all the weapons ourselves? Or can we use someone else's weapons (ex. Sgtpiggy) as long as we give credit and ask permission?

You shouldn't use someone else's work for this competition. You CAN, but the point of the grading comes from your own work so you would immediately get 0 in that section. You could use someone else's design as your opponent's if you want, but you should be coming up with your own design. Also yes, please if you are using someone else's work in your animation give them credit.


Are we allowed to use multiple types of each weapon in the fight? Like for example, the gun guy could have a pistol then switch to a rifle, etc.

You can use as many as you'd like, as long as you have at least one melee and one gun.


WIP thread for this too? I thought this was just gonna be like some 10 second animation thing.

Yes, make sure you read the entire thread as all this information is up there.


will the judging criteria be less strict because we're beginers?

Yes, the rules and criteria in this competition are much more relaxed.


Does this mean you can't join both?

You can join both if you want, the point of that line is to establish that we don't have any sort of strict guidelines as to what constitutes a beginner, but obviously if you think you could win the main competition then it's likely you're confident enough in your skill that a beginners competition may be too easy for you.


Also the aspect ratio thing isn't here. What's up with that?

The aspect ratio restriction is really just to introduce the concept to established animators who otherwise don't consider it, since it's something that every serious animator will have to learn eventually. Even if everyone already knows what aspect ratio is, it's a good exercise in working under the kind of conditions you'd have working as an animator. For the beginners I don't think that is quite necessary at this point, because they're at a different stage and should be focusing more on animation and art.

Seagull
07-19-2016, 12:09 AM
Nyneicon quoted my response to this, so I'm not going to do it again but does apply.


Oh whoops I saw the quote but must've skimmed past the part about possibly being sponsored instead of first prize. Thanks.

And I know I'm just filled with questions here, but I've got a couple more. Can the two fighters have supernatural abilities? Nothing on the offensive side like elemental abilities or something that can directly attack without using the weapon of choice, but things like flight, super strength, and super speed?

And another question, which applies for both current competitions going on right now. Now this isn't meant to ridicule or criticize or otherwise be negative in any way, but I recall in past competitions there's been frequent problems of the winners not getting their prizes on time, since it was said many times that they would get the prize upon release of their animation, and that was almost never the case. When I got 3rd in classic crossover (beginners category), which ended in the fall if I remember correctly, I didn't receive the prize until like January of the next year, months after all the animations were already released, and even though mine wasn't good enough to be released, many who's animations did get released didn't get their prize on time either. Are we going to have similar problems with these competitions? I mean to me it's not very much of a big deal to me personally as long as I know about a future delay beforehand, so if my entry gets released, I don't expect my prize right then, then turn out disappointed because I didn't actually get it until 3 months later.

darkhitman
07-20-2016, 06:09 AM
Ok... what if I wanna animate, but I'm too young to receive a any prize money

Seagull
07-20-2016, 09:00 AM
Ok... what if I wanna animate, but I'm too young to receive a any prize money

I'm pretty sure you don't have to be 18 to receive money as a prize. and if it's a bank account you're worried about, you can easily make a paypal yourself and talk with your parents to send it to their bank account so they can withdraw the money and give it to you. Pretty much what I did in a previous competition. I was either 17 or 16 back then if I remember correctly.

TekSoda
07-20-2016, 06:10 PM
Ehh, I'll join as Melee, why not.

Darknesspawn
07-20-2016, 11:08 PM
Ill join on the gun side of this comp c:

Mr Michael
07-21-2016, 05:46 AM
I will choose melee ..melee vs melee.I will make WIP later because my line in bad conditon

Seagull
07-21-2016, 08:50 AM
I will choose melee ..melee vs melee.I will make WIP later because my line in bad conditon

Melee vs Melee isn't really an option in this competition. One of the requirements is to use Melee AND Gun weapons.

TheBestG
07-22-2016, 10:02 PM
By weapons can I add stuff like snipers and long swords?

mr.qu
07-24-2016, 04:53 AM
can lightsaber count as melee?
I will join in melee side btw
Thread: http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?100055-SPAC-Knife-to-a-Gun-Fight-mr-qu

Seagull
07-24-2016, 10:53 AM
Oh yeah here's my progress thread http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?99918-SPAC-Knife-to-a-Gun-Fight

TheBestG
07-24-2016, 07:45 PM
I pick Guns side!

Wip thread: http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?99968-SPAC-quot-Knife-to-a-Gun-Fight-quot-TBG&p=1455456#post1455456

TekSoda
07-24-2016, 08:59 PM
Progress Thread~
http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?99969-SPAC-Knife-to-a-Gun-Fight-TekSoda&p=1455462#post1455462

Corebunny
07-25-2016, 11:19 PM
Must contain official StickPage branding (download Flash package here or MP4 video package here), applied in the following ways

Are we allowed make our own styled intro related to animation that will include the brand Stickpage.com ???

Like Resh did here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjrRvSFtMdI

Seagull
07-26-2016, 12:57 AM
Are we allowed make our own styled intro related to animation that will include the brand Stickpage.com ???

Like Resh did here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjrRvSFtMdI

Probably. It's been done many times in previous competitions. I don't see why that would change in this one.

More importantly, where's Jeff? He hasn't done anything with this thread in a while. I'm not sure if that's just this thread or if it's for the other one too.

Jeff
07-26-2016, 11:34 AM
Hey everyone, I'm still here! Trying to check in as often as I can to keep things up to date. I've updated the main post with the current roster of those who have properly followed the "how to enter" section. I'm noticing a lot of people dropping in to say "I'm in!" but not mentioning their side, which is fine but I want to make sure everyone is fully reading the main post so that you don't finish your entry, then realize you missed something or did something wrong. You can still make a part without stating your side or making a WIP thread, but remember that doing so nets you bonus points during judgement. I haven't put up anyone that didn't properly follow the guidelines, simply because I cannot guess what side you're doing. You'll only get the points if your name is on the first page.


Ok... what if I wanna animate, but I'm too young to receive a any prize money

Keep in mind the minimum age to be a member of StickPage is 13. If for some reason you cannot receive any prize money but you still want you enter, you may, but we cannot make special exceptions for our payment process. You will need to register your own PayPal, or have a parent/guardian register and accept payment on your behalf.


I will choose melee ..melee vs melee.I will make WIP later because my line in bad conditon

Just to be clear it does have to be melee vs gun no matter what side you choose.


By weapons can I add stuff like snipers and long swords?

Yeah! If it falls under the category of either melee or gun you can use it. Standing out with more unique weapons is a good idea!


can lightsaber count as melee?

It does!


Are we allowed make our own styled intro related to animation that will include the brand Stickpage.com ???

Like Resh did here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjrRvSFtMdI

Oh, yes! I should probably revise that line to be clear you can make your own. Making your own would actually help you stand out. Thanks for bringing this up!

Darknesspawn
07-26-2016, 01:45 PM
Here is my progress thread
http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?99976-SPAC-quot-Knife-to-a-Gunfight-quot-Darkness&p=1455664#post1455664

Seagull
07-27-2016, 01:06 AM
Yo Jeeeeeeeffefefff quick question. Is the melee character allowed to use his melee weapons for ranged attacks? For example, throwing an axe or knife? Really important.

Edit: Also vice versa, is the Gun person allowed to hit the other guy with the gun if he needs to? And can his guns have melee-related additions to them, like a bayonet or something?

HintHunter
07-27-2016, 10:54 AM
there are some poeple here joining who are clearly not begginers, so how this will be fair for others? since there is a suposed to be a skill cap, there are many who are above it, isnt that bit...unfair for others?

Jeff
07-27-2016, 11:43 AM
Yo Jeeeeeeeffefefff quick question. Is the melee character allowed to use his melee weapons for ranged attacks? For example, throwing an axe or knife? Really important.

Edit: Also vice versa, is the Gun person allowed to hit the other guy with the gun if he needs to? And can his guns have melee-related additions to them, like a bayonet or something?

Yeah, that's fine! As long as it's primarily one or the other. You can come up with some interesting dynamics that way, just be reasonable about it.


there are some poeple here joining who are clearly not begginers, so how this will be fair for others? since there is a suposed to be a skill cap, there are many who are above it, isnt that bit...unfair for others?

We simply will not count them as beginners if they make a part. We will also offer any good submissions from non-beginners a sponsorship for their animation since we wont be accepting them in this. Here is what I've said previously about it:


chances are if you entered as a beginner and we feel your winning animation reflects skills that are above a beginner, you would be given an opportunity to have your animation sponsored instead of taking first prize in order to make it fair to actual beginners. Of course all of this is hypothetical, and like a lot of things I have a feeling the details would be ironed out if it happens at all. There would be plenty of public discourse about it.

There are a few people who've said that they'll enter that I already know aren't beginners and won't have their submission be considered for the top 10. I also know they're good enough that if they did finish a part I would most likely offer a sponsorship for it. This way there's still a chance to make money, but they don't need to follow the rules of this competition or participate in any way because we're focusing on beginners only for this. Right now we have less than 10 confirmed entrants who will pretty much all be getting money if they finish, and there's still 2 spots left to guarantee top 10. I think if you're a beginner looking to make some money and practice for your own skills, this is pretty great opportunity even if you don't come in first.

[Constant]
08-03-2016, 01:03 PM
Back from the dead. Ya'll watch out, Constant's on the side with the guns.

Creepin_Bro
08-04-2016, 03:40 PM
can the gun side have a "gun-fu" fighting style, where their gun is still their main/only weapon, but they use a lot of close quarters combat, firing at point blank?

Dragzor
08-10-2016, 05:16 AM
Is there a post count requirement? Cos' I want to join but I'm kinda inactive on forums and such :P

Jeff
08-10-2016, 11:04 AM
can the gun side have a "gun-fu" fighting style, where their gun is still their main/only weapon, but they use a lot of close quarters combat, firing at point blank?

Yeah, that's fine!


Is there a post count requirement? Cos' I want to join but I'm kinda inactive on forums and such :P

No post count or activity requirements, you don't have to be a regular member to participate. This competition is open to anyone!

Dragzor
08-10-2016, 10:48 PM
Oh, in that case, I'd like to join the melee side :D
Here's the link for the progress thread :http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?100077-SPAC-Beginner-s-SA-quot-Knife-to-a-Gun-Fight-quot&p=1457696#post1457696

FIRETRAP
08-11-2016, 05:28 AM
I want to enter but I have know idea how to animate. :( Guess ill just STICK to watching others animations.

Seagull
08-11-2016, 05:49 AM
I want to enter but I have know idea how to animate. :( Guess ill just STICK to watching others animations.

#PUNS. You should try watching some tutorials on YouTube. You could learn how to animate as well and join in on the fun. Maybe not this competition, but if you start learning now you could maybe compete in the next beginner's competition.

FIRETRAP
08-11-2016, 12:33 PM
Mhm...not a bad idea.Tnx!

Tecness2
08-11-2016, 08:26 PM
Does the sound requirement mean sound effects, or does it just need to have audio (in which case a song would do)? Either way, I'll be giving it a try if you don't mind.

darkhitman
08-11-2016, 09:19 PM
I really wanna animate but I dont wanna do it for the money bro

Creepin_Bro
08-11-2016, 09:43 PM
You could just make the anim and put it in the animation section instead of entering it here

Seagull
08-11-2016, 10:02 PM
Does the sound requirement mean sound effects, or does it just need to have audio (in which case a song would do)? Either way, I'll be giving it a try if you don't mind.



Must involve stick figures in some way
Must be a complete self-contained animation - no two-parters
Must have sound effects & music
Credits & introductions should not be excessively long, we will not accept submissions that have more credits than animation
Must contain a minimum of 60 seconds of animation excluding any introductions or credits
Must contain official StickPage branding (download Flash package here (http://forums.stickpage.com/StickPage-Branding-Package.zip) or MP4 video package here (http://forums.stickpage.com/StickPage-Branding-Package-Video.zip)), applied in the following ways:
Introduction - A brief animated introduction to be placed at the very beginning of your animation, after any preloaders and before any other introductions
Main Menu Link - If your animation is a SWF and has a menu, a link to StickPage must be present somewhere in it
Watermark - A StickPage watermark must be present in the lower left-hand corner of the animation throughout playback, must be a link to StickPage if it's a SWF
Credits - StickPage must also appear during the credits, must be a link if it's a SWF
All released versions of the animation must contain the StickPage branding described above
Must not be released until a two days after it goes up on official StickPage channels
Must have a PayPal account to receive prize

Yes, it requires both SFX and music ^

mr.qu
08-12-2016, 05:09 AM
Progress thread:
http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?100055-SPAC-Knife-to-a-Gun-Fight-mr-qu

[Constant]
08-13-2016, 06:51 PM
PROGRESS THREAD (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?100095-SPAC-Knife-to-a-Gunfight-Constant&p=1457964#post1457964)

Mr Michael
08-14-2016, 04:35 AM
I already make WIP

http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?100091-SPAC-Knife-to-a-Gun-Fight-Mr-Michael

TheBurningSword
08-15-2016, 01:13 PM
YOOO, I wanna join :DD Melee for me!

Tecness2
08-16-2016, 03:55 PM
Made a progress thread (http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?100109-SPAC-Knife-To-A-Gun-Fight-Tecness-Sword&p=1458170#post1458170)
Sword.

Bearry
08-18-2016, 04:42 AM
Sign me up please. Bearry- Ranged weapon

shadowtears
08-21-2016, 08:43 PM
Shadowtears - melee weapon

Clic anim's
08-22-2016, 04:48 PM
Yes !!!
I'm gonna participate because I need a Melee weapon for killing bad guy in my vid I choose melee weapon for the competition :p how do we make a progress threads :confused:

Jeff
08-23-2016, 11:33 AM
Main thread has been updated with the latest info! Progress threads are looking good so far!


how do we make a progress threads :confused:

Make a new post in the WIP section (http://forums.stickpage.com/forumdisplay.php?30-Works-In-Progress) about your submission, and just keep it updated as you progress on your animation. Share with us what you're up to! There are plenty of examples in that section, check them out to get a better idea of what others are doing.

Oblivion Anims
08-27-2016, 06:00 PM
i think i can do this i just don't know how to post it...

Seagull
08-27-2016, 07:32 PM
i think i can do this i just don't know how to post it...

The main post has instructions on how to join in. Just make a post here picking a side, Melee, or Guns. Then make your animation and turn it in before the due date. If you think you can do it, then go for it man. Good luck :)

S.A.
08-31-2016, 08:26 AM
I'm in, choosing Ranged weapons' side.
I've a question Jeff, what exactly does Introduction consist of?

EDIT as on 9/14 - Never mind, withdrawing.

Seagull
08-31-2016, 03:26 PM
I'm in, choosing Ranged weapons' side.
I've a question Jeff, what exactly does Introduction consist of?

If this is regarding the minimum length rule, he means like the Stickpage intro, and maybe your own intro you put in all your animations if you have one, and probably the whole beginning of your animation until something actually happens, whether that something be fighting or dialogue or whatever. It's so that someone can't have a full 30 seconds of nothing happening during the start, then animate 30 seconds of fighting, then call that a finished animation.

danick
08-31-2016, 09:33 PM
I'm joining this with clan range, just os you know. I might do a thread if i get the time through school and trying to finish the animation in under a month.

S.A.
09-01-2016, 06:55 AM
If this is regarding the minimum length rule, he means like the Stickpage intro, and maybe your own intro you put in all your animations if you have one, and probably the whole beginning of your animation until something actually happens, whether that something be fighting or dialogue or whatever. It's so that someone can't have a full 30 seconds of nothing happening during the start, then animate 30 seconds of fighting, then call that a finished animation.

That's what I thought initially but felt I'd reconfirm with Jeff. Let's see what he has to say.

jaguilar
09-07-2016, 08:19 AM
hey i want in on this. (guns)
thread: http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?100218-SPAC-Knife-to-a-Gun-Fight-Jaguilar&p=1459994#post1459994

Bearry
09-10-2016, 10:49 AM
question: does the ranged weapon have to resemble a gun thus it using some kind of bullet, or is it alright to make anything as long as it is ranged?

Seagull
09-10-2016, 11:08 AM
question: does the ranged weapon have to resemble a gun thus it using some kind of bullet, or is it alright to make anything as long as it is ranged?

Well it's Ranged vs Melee and the named of the competition is Knife to a gunfight, so I don't think you can give the ranged guy a spear or long melee weapon of sorts. He can probably use bows and arrows though, and pretty much any kind of weapon that launches a projectile at the enemy.

jaguilar
09-11-2016, 07:43 PM
@jeff i dont mean to step on your toes or anything... but before i invest the next month to this project, am i officially on the roster?

Seagull
09-12-2016, 12:26 AM
@jeff i dont mean to step on your toes or anything... but before i invest the next month to this project, am i officially on the roster?

You don't need to be on the roster to complete an entry and get a prize. as long as your entry is in before the due date, you're in the competition.

RalvinTY
09-19-2016, 06:38 AM
Okay I'll Join. I'll start RIGHT NOW, right now after this thread is posted. right now ^_^. I will choose the Melee Side. this will be EPIC!!!!

Jeff
09-19-2016, 11:26 AM
Hey everyone, there's just 12 days left in this competition but it's never too late to enter! There's still very good chances to win something.


question: does the ranged weapon have to resemble a gun thus it using some kind of bullet, or is it alright to make anything as long as it is ranged?

It doesn't have to resemble a gun, you can be as creative with it as you want!


@jeff i dont mean to step on your toes or anything... but before i invest the next month to this project, am i officially on the roster?

Yes, apologies for the delay in updating the main page. As long as you submit anything you qualify, even if you're not on the list on the main page. That list is just to keep track of people that have said they're joining. I will update it shortly.

JinAnims
09-20-2016, 12:36 PM
Joining melee side

Bearry
09-23-2016, 08:01 AM
http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?100303-SPAC-Bearry-s-Entry&p=1461552#post1461552 my thread

Jeff
09-28-2016, 05:09 PM
Hey everyone! I have received a few requests to extend the deadline so I've pushed it to next Friday (October 7th). This gives you a week longer to work on your entries. Good luck finishing!

Seagull
09-29-2016, 08:55 PM
Hey everyone! I have received a few requests to extend the deadline so I've pushed it to next Friday (October 7th). This gives you a week longer to work on your entries. Good luck finishing!

Oh cool. I wasn't expecting an extension so I basically gave up on this, but now that the due date's extended, I'll give it one last shot to try finishing it in time.

IanTalusig
10-02-2016, 12:01 AM
not gonna join

IanTalusig
10-02-2016, 12:34 AM
ill not join no time left

jaguilar
10-04-2016, 09:13 PM
has anyone finished? im just curious

Bearry
10-05-2016, 09:35 AM
btw, what time zone are were using here

Jeff
10-05-2016, 11:05 AM
Our timezone here is Mountain Time (GMT-7)!

TheBestG
10-05-2016, 09:25 PM
Question:
Does the animation in a SWF have to have a preloader?

Mr Michael
10-07-2016, 05:24 AM
5 hours left do yah

Jeff
10-07-2016, 11:11 AM
Question:
Does the animation in a SWF have to have a preloader?

Preferably. If you don't have one on it when you submit we can get it sorted at a later date. Flash is versatile so we can just work around it.

Jeff
10-08-2016, 02:45 PM
This competition has now come to a close! Thanks to everyone who got an entry in, I encourage everyone else who didn't to try finishing anyway and posting to our animation forum for feedback! We will be scoring these entries this week, with the winners being announced by Friday. Good luck every!

Jeff
10-18-2016, 05:14 PM
There's been a slight delay on the winners announcement due to some unexpected delays from the judges. I am aiming to get the list up ASAP as soon as the final scores come in!