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CHALLENGE: An Animated Avatar

This week you are to create an animated avatar. The subject matter can be anything you want.

Canvas Size - Exactly 64 x 64.
Colours - Unrestricted.
Transparency - No.
Animation - Required. At least 16 frames; each frame must be unique. The animation should loop seamlessly.


CHALLENGE RULES

  • Participants have until this upcoming Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) to submit their entry (strict). Don't forget to check the 'Submit to weekly challenge' checkbox.
  • Only new pixels allowed.
  • Open to all members.
  • Posting WIPs in this thread or in new threads in the WIP section is highly encouraged, but ONLY SUBMIT YOUR FINAL ART.

CHALLENGE JUDGING

  • Every Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) the previous week's entries are judged.
  • Every week a new voting poll will be posted for previous week's entries.
  • Winner announced the following week.

CHALLENGE PRIZES/GOODIES

  • Top three finishers will receive an award displayed in your PJ gallery profile for all to see and envy.
  • Top finisher gets to call the following week's challenge...sweet.
  • 'Participation' ribbons will be given for all who enter.
  • No matter what happens you get challenged :)

CHALLENGE VOTING

Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!

CHALLENGE AWARDS

The An Animated Avatar pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:



Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge!

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Quote ellie-is Replybullet Posted: 20 July 2009 at 6:16am
Oh, cool. I needed a new avatar, and now I can do it at the same time that I join the challenge.
The 16 unique frames part might be a little hard though... Oh well, I ll think of something. :P
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Quote susuwataris Replybullet Posted: 20 July 2009 at 7:14am
GREAT! A fun challenge!

EDIT:
An early WIP of mine:



Edited by susuwataris - 20 July 2009 at 9:57am
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Quote generatedanomaly Replybullet Posted: 21 July 2009 at 2:16am
Gnah. So much choice.. I need to put my creative thinking cap on :)

EDIT:
Here's my WIP:



Yeah.. random XD
Wish we were allowed transparency, though :(


Edited by generatedanomaly - 21 July 2009 at 6:32am
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Quote MFlanaga Replybullet Posted: 21 July 2009 at 9:04am
Ok this is a super duper awesome challenge. No transparency is a major bummer indeed though.

I have a question, an alpha blend would constitute as transparency and is therefore not allowed, correct???
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 21 July 2009 at 9:15am
@MFlanga: No semi-transparency/alpha blends - not even for normal gallery pieces.

@generatedanomaly: looking awesome so far. No trans means you should think about how you're going to use the whole canvas. Make him crawl over some grass or some brinks...or someone's face...etc...

@susuwataris: looking good, just make sure you play around with the timing of each frame. Some of it comes of as being in slow motion.

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Quote Lahra Replybullet Posted: 23 July 2009 at 6:24am
That is my part for the challenge.
I really like it :)

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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 23 July 2009 at 7:02am
Lahra, Nice. But, what will you do for the other 8 frames?  Needs 16 at least.
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Quote Reo Replybullet Posted: 23 July 2009 at 8:22am
Originally posted by dpixel

Lahra, Nice. But, what will you do for the other 8 frames?  Needs 16 at least.

Not to mention the fact that they need to be Unique.
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Quote ellie-is Replybullet Posted: 23 July 2009 at 9:04am
Wow, so many entries so far. :P
I couldnt think of anything to do though.

But usually the challenge thread would already have two pages by now. And this one has less than 10 posts.
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Quote Clément.S Replybullet Posted: 23 July 2009 at 9:12am
WIP :



16 frames soon ...
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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 23 July 2009 at 10:19am
Wow, so many entries so far. :P
I couldnt think of anything to do though.
 
Come on!  You can think of something. 
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Quote generatedanomaly Replybullet Posted: 24 July 2009 at 12:14am
:| Looks like everyone's going to be a winner for this comp! 

Edited by generatedanomaly - 24 July 2009 at 12:14am
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Quote Slemboll Replybullet Posted: 24 July 2009 at 3:27am
Originally posted by generatedanomaly

Gnah. So much choice.. I need to put my creative thinking cap on :)

EDIT:
Here's my WIP:



Yeah.. random XD
Wish we were allowed transparency, though :(
it would look cool if u added a detailed brick wall and it climbs up the wall and maybe catch something with its tounge
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Quote JosephSeraph Replybullet Posted: 24 July 2009 at 12:06pm
Can we have more than 16 frames, but repeating? Like 32 frames, but acctually ony 16, repeating and coming back.... ?
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Quote ellie-is Replybullet Posted: 24 July 2009 at 12:36pm
Yeah. Its at least 16 unique frames, but there is no maximum amount. You could have 100 unique frames if you wanted to.
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Quote Kudohazama Replybullet Posted: 24 July 2009 at 1:21pm
Oh... I guess that makes it easier then.
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Quote susuwataris Replybullet Posted: 24 July 2009 at 8:15pm

This is mine, it has 48 frames, every frame is fully AAed and it has 5 colors.
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 24 July 2009 at 8:30pm
;D Looking cool. The melting part could use some extra frames. Right now it's looking a bit jumpy.
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Quote Lahra Replybullet Posted: 25 July 2009 at 6:30am
This is my entry for the challenge,
I hope you like it.

It's the The impatient Butler

Edited by Lahra - 25 July 2009 at 6:31am
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Quote Manjaman Replybullet Posted: 25 July 2009 at 2:00pm
What I have so far. Exhausting work to make each frame -.-"

As you see it, the animation is not as smooth as it should be. There is an important difference between what I obtain when I animate my frames on imageready, and the final result what you're watching here (although I choosed the minimum duration in image ready).
DOES SOMEONE KNOW HOW TO REDUCE THE FRAME DURATION IN THIS CASE ?! It would be very nice to share your knowledge ^.^ (maybe I should use another software ?)
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Quote Manupix Replybullet Posted: 25 July 2009 at 7:54pm
Manjaman, that's impressive!!!
Gosh, I thought I would win! :(
I've just spent weeks days on ImageReady, I hate that stuff. It is just as tricky and unfriendly as Photoshop is friendly and untricky.
I thought I had found its nastiest traps, but no, several more sprang under my poor pixels just tonight. Grrr.

OK, I looked at your anim. Loading it in IR, the frames are timed at 0. I don't know exactly what it means by that, because it sure is not instant; I don't think it is the right way to make it fast.

I made 3 edits, at 0,01 (lowest possible after 0), 0,03 and 0,05s.

Viewed in ACDSee (which is a bugtrap with anims anyway), 0,01 is really fast! (when 0 in fact is not); 0,03 is fast but smooth (sometimes), maybe what you need; 0,05 is about what you did.

In Firefox3 though (esp mine which is ultra-slow), it has problems with 0,01, but 0,03 is perfectly smooth (I guess this has to do with their lousy useless pixel-killing interpolation, discussed elsewhere). Let's see if this confirms after uploading these.

0,01:     0,03:     0,05:  

Well, on the prieview it's really FF3-choppy... I'll give it a look in IE - I very much hate Mozilla for having to write this.
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Quote Manupix Replybullet Posted: 25 July 2009 at 8:01pm
Well I'm getting depressed now... In IE6, they all look exactly alike, including yours, and they're all synchronized even though they are not the same duration!
And, when copied from the page and viewed again in ACDSee, they act just as they did before I uploaded them.
I just don't know how browsers work. :0
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Quote Manjaman Replybullet Posted: 26 July 2009 at 1:56am
Fantastic, I think I'd be able to make something cool with the 0,03. Thank you veeeeeery much, you're my saviour !
(EDIT : the 0,05 duration seems to be quite good for the effect I'm researching. Once again, thanks Manupix !)


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Quote Manupix Replybullet Posted: 26 July 2009 at 2:59am
Just opening my computer, I see the results as I guess they are, before FF had the time to go crazy.
Not too surprisingly, 0,01" is too fast for it, and it slows down so much calculating it that the result ends slower than 0,03 or 0,05, and choppy.

I've even seen some too fast anims seem to go backwards.

In fact, 0,01" would be even too fast for any screen, come to think of it!


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Quote Manjaman Replybullet Posted: 26 July 2009 at 3:22am
The final result will appear approximately like that :



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Quote XD  Replybullet Posted: 26 July 2009 at 6:49am
Originally posted by Manjaman

The final result will appear approximately like that :





You should have another head inside the mouth, so it's like an infinite loop.
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Quote Manjaman Replybullet Posted: 26 July 2009 at 8:10am
Don't worry it was planned since the beginning (I have proofs ^.^)...

EDIT : Ok, I think it's finished -.-"
Tell me if you see some mistakes.





Edited by Manjaman - 26 July 2009 at 1:17pm
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Quote susuwataris Replybullet Posted: 26 July 2009 at 1:23pm
I think it is amazing Manjaman.
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Quote ellie-is Replybullet Posted: 26 July 2009 at 2:19pm
Looking great. This challenge is yours.

Btw, I think it cant be played the way it is on image ready because there is a max speed on most browsers, or something.
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Quote Manjaman Replybullet Posted: 26 July 2009 at 2:32pm
Thanks mates !
Lucas: Yes, Manupix said it before, but my problem is completely resolved.
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