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Jung
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: K-Pax
Insane since: Dec 2002

IP logged posted posted 03-03-2006 08:40 Edit Quote

Anything, everything, nothing, whatever...

All the talk and chat about this month's contest....

Let's get busy!

MiNiature
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: next to the tree
Insane since: May 2003

IP logged posted posted 03-07-2006 08:33 Edit Quote


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(Edited by MiNiature on 03-07-2006 08:34)

MiNiature
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: next to the tree
Insane since: May 2003

IP logged posted posted 03-07-2006 08:33 Edit Quote


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Suho1004
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 03-07-2006 13:19 Edit Quote

Two versions of my entry...

First attempt:



Thought it went a bit too quick and was too abrupt at the end, so...

Second attempt:



Delayed the animation a few more seconds and added a "kickback" by a peeved H. This makes the file almost twice as big, but it's still small. I like. This is probably the one I'm going to enter (after I check to see how they look here).

[Edit: Yeah, maybe it's a bit goofy, but I like it. Yay, I have an entry!]

(Edited by Suho1004 on 03-07-2006 13:21)

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 03-07-2006 14:36 Edit Quote

Brilliant, I love both Suho's and MiNiature's entries.
MiNiature, great idea, I think the filesize at the moment is too large @292.08 KB for a forum sig. There is no set rule for this however, I try, and sometimes fail, to keep my sigs below 40kb. The top limit I set myself is 50kb, I aim to be well below that.
I do like the idea of blurred vision though, and perhaps you could end the blur with the pint pot refilled to make it a smoother transition, and reduce the filesize. Great work.

Suho, that is a great idea, brilliantly realised. I laughed with pleasure as soon as I saw it. I don't really think it needs any tweaking at all. Of course if you wanted to tweak, and let's face it, who doesn't, I would perhaps try to get the "S" snuggling in too. Having said that I'm sure I would be equally happy with the way you have it now. Most excellent.

I can see I'm really going to have to work/play hard to come up with anything that comes close to either of the submissions so far.

MiNiature
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: next to the tree
Insane since: May 2003

IP logged posted posted 03-07-2006 17:20 Edit Quote

yeah, my matte color or something is off... The blur doesnt look right. And the filesize is unacceptably huge. :
Im gonna take it back into the shop here somtime.

Suho, thats adorible. . seriously though, it made me laugh. nice work. maybe you could add little raindrops? </suggestion>

MiNiature
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: next to the tree
Insane since: May 2003

IP logged posted posted 03-07-2006 22:05 Edit Quote


a little test

EDIT - its still not below 50 k though...

EDIT2 - ah HA! below 50... sweet.

(Edited by MiNiature on 03-07-2006 22:14)

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 03-08-2006 06:33 Edit Quote

Tao: Thanks for the props. Actually, I did debate having the S snuggle in as well. It would be neat to have the S do something, rather than just sit there. I've got a couple of ideas, so we'll see what happens.

MiNiature: Yours made me laugh as well (funny because it's true, as they say). And I definitely think the smaller version is an improvement.

Raindrops were another thing I debated having in there, but I doubt I'm going to go that route now, as I'd like to keep it simpler (raindrops would also mean a taller sig, and I like to keep my sigs as short as possible.)

Actually, it's kind of interesting how this sig developed. My first idea was to have the umbrella covering the entire "SUHO," but as I started experimenting with different fonts, I realized that it was going to be difficult to find a font that would fit everything under the umbrella and still look even. Then I got the idea of leaving the O out in the cold, so I chose a font with a relatively narrow S but wide H and O. The original idea was to have a little rainshower come down and soak the O while the other letters stayed dry, but then I thought, "Hmm... why would the O just sit out there in the rain?" And I started thinking about how people crowd under umbrellas in the rain and voila--animated letters. Like I said, though, at this point, I think I'll probably skip the raindrops. It would probably be cool to have the rain start and then have the O hop under the umbrella, only to be pushed back out and end up getting soaked anyway... but I could easily see the project just getting out of hand.

Of course, now you guys have got me thinking about tweaks.. dang it!

Maruman
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: under your bed
Insane since: Oct 2000

IP logged posted posted 03-08-2006 06:39 Edit Quote

Hehehe nice one MiNiature, small version looks heaps better,
for some reason the animation gets stuck on my 'puter so its eaither a beer or a blur, crazy

MiNiature
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: next to the tree
Insane since: May 2003

IP logged posted posted 03-08-2006 07:13 Edit Quote

Yeah, the big one was kinda huge. both in filesize and visually. Im pretty happy with the little one though.

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 03-08-2006 10:27 Edit Quote

OK... I couldn't resist a tweak. This one is all Tao. Cheers.



This only added about 3k to the file size (and 2k of that was simply increasing the number of colors to get more detail), and it's still under 25k, so we're cool.

I'm going to hold off on updating my entry in the main thread until I'm sure I'm done tweaking.

Must... resist... raindrops...

[Edit: Yeah, I like that. The sneaky S shuffle looks pretty funny. ]

(Edited by Suho1004 on 03-08-2006 10:30)

MiNiature
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: next to the tree
Insane since: May 2003

IP logged posted posted 03-09-2006 08:29 Edit Quote

My easter sig.

My goal = start to finish in less than 15 minutes. image under 15 k.



Rough doesnt even begin to describe it. I never relized how quick 15 minutes can catch up to ya.

(Edited by MiNiature on 03-09-2006 08:31)

redroy
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: 1393
Insane since: Dec 2003

IP logged posted posted 03-17-2006 03:13 Edit Quote

^ I needed a good laugh, thanks Mini.

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 03-18-2006 08:14 Edit Quote

And while we're at it... where are all the sigs for this month? Is it just going to be the handful we have now?

Oh, and just for the record, I did try a version of my umbrella sig with raindrops, but it looked ugly and so I stopped halfway through. Not only could I not get the raindrops to look non-dorky, but having the rain made the sig look very boxy (ie, the rain made the boundaries very evident). So I think I'm going to stick with the "dry" version and update my entry in the main thread...

MiNiature
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: next to the tree
Insane since: May 2003

IP logged posted posted 03-19-2006 20:09 Edit Quote

yeah.. where is everyone?

Maruman
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: under your bed
Insane since: Oct 2000

IP logged posted posted 03-20-2006 23:28 Edit Quote

No time this month, to much work/personal stuff going on, life is really hard sometimes.

this is the idea that i wanted to do.

was going to use the other meaning of the word "March" and have my name with little soliders walkiing marching across the top.

Feel free to nick my idea if anyone has time to do it.

MiNiature
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: next to the tree
Insane since: May 2003

IP logged posted posted 03-21-2006 03:57 Edit Quote

Maru! that was totally my first idea. Im just not savvy enough to pull it off.

Maruman
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: under your bed
Insane since: Oct 2000

IP logged posted posted 03-21-2006 08:44 Edit Quote

hehe nice one MiNiature, great minds think alike

MiNiature
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: next to the tree
Insane since: May 2003

IP logged posted posted 03-29-2006 08:45 Edit Quote

Is it just you and me this month Suho?

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 03-30-2006 02:52 Edit Quote

Huh... I guess so. Kind of disappointing. There was so much possibility this month....

Then again, we still have a day or so to go. *crosses fingers*

Jung
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: K-Pax
Insane since: Dec 2002

IP logged posted posted 03-31-2006 08:51 Edit Quote

31st here in the Philippines, but for the International Dateline will wait another day.

Was hoping to have more submissions thus the wide open category although I am pleased with the creativity so far.

Talk to you all tomorrow...

Peace,



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