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    Posted: 11 July 2011 at 12:01am

CHALLENGE: Isomals

Pixel three isometric animals (must be 3 separate species). Your three animals must be placed on the same canvas and all separated by transparency.

Canvas size - Max 150 x 150.
Colors - Max 26 (including transparency).
Transparency - Required.
Animation - Optional.


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 Isomals 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 Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 11 July 2011 at 4:04am
Been working on the elephant! :)
Never made a proper iso piece before, so it may look kinda weird.
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Quote Ixayou Replybullet Posted: 11 July 2011 at 5:18am
I've never really made an iso sprite before, so does this count as iso?
 
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 11 July 2011 at 5:30am
Ah! I was also making an iso-boar. And an iso-walrus :)
Tusk force unite! :)
Mine is kinda blocky, like that elephant, tho :P
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 11 July 2011 at 5:58am
Mrmo, just keep i mind you need all three on the canvas.
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 11 July 2011 at 8:46am
Yup, got that covered :)
The elephant is the biggest of the three anyways :)
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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 11 July 2011 at 12:25pm
An opinions?  Will they need a black outline or something to look right on different background colors?
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Quote Dambis Replybullet Posted: 11 July 2011 at 2:12pm
They can be abstract, but so far anyone could recognize what it is?
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Quote ekobor Replybullet Posted: 11 July 2011 at 4:36pm
dpixel: I like them, yeah, they are a bit hard to see (dark background) but in this scenario, that's my problem. I don't think they should have an outline.
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Quote skeddles Replybullet Posted: 11 July 2011 at 10:37pm
wow, I thought this challenge would be full of lame box animals, but all look awesome so far


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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 12 July 2011 at 12:42am
What? Awesome? But, I've made an actual lame box elephant! :P
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 12 July 2011 at 12:58am
There is a big difference between a box elephant and a LAME box elephant, I guess you made a box one :)
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 12 July 2011 at 3:03am
I could always cut off one of its legs! I guess that would actually make it lame :P

Anyways, I've almost completed a friend of his:


I plan on 'cheating', that is, making some sort of background around these guys to AA into, but still keeping them separated by transparency ;P
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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 12 July 2011 at 4:30am
Originally posted by Mrmo Tarius


I plan on 'cheating', that is, making some sort of background around these guys to AA into, but still keeping them separated by transparency ;P


Is this ok?  I'd like to do this too.
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 12 July 2011 at 4:46am
Nothing in the rules says otherwise :P
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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 12 July 2011 at 5:31am
Originally posted by Mrmo Tarius

Nothing in the rules says otherwise :P


True.  I guess I was under the impression it was just supposed to be sprites. 

EDIT:

Trying to keep all the animals in scale to each other.  Made the giraffe larger so the smaller ones will be easier to recognize.  Still a lot of clean up to do.



Edited by dpixel - 12 July 2011 at 8:13am
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Quote Chibiwing Replybullet Posted: 12 July 2011 at 11:25am
God, are these things even isometric? -_-'  I haven't got a clue what I'm doing...
 
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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 12 July 2011 at 11:35am
Originally posted by Chibiwing

God, are these things even isometric? -_-'  I haven't got a clue what I'm doing...
 


No.  They aren't.

Try drawing them in a iso grid.  Like this update:


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Quote Harrisonk Replybullet Posted: 12 July 2011 at 5:27pm
thats awesome
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Quote Chibiwing Replybullet Posted: 12 July 2011 at 11:31pm
Thanks for showing me those, dPixel.  I think I'll just skip this week's challenge since I don't like it much, I don't know how to do it well, and I'll be at an anime convention for the weekend.
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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 13 July 2011 at 10:15am
I'm sensing a lack of interest in this challenge compared to some of the others.  Oh well.  I've narrowed it down to Giraffe, Cape Buffalo, and Zebra.

Another WIP:

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Quote shampoop Replybullet Posted: 13 July 2011 at 1:37pm
Nice job dpixel.  The rotation of the giraffes neck is hard to read.  It creates an optical illusion where, at first glance, I am not sure what direction the giraffe is standing.
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Quote onek Replybullet Posted: 13 July 2011 at 1:44pm
ya :) its a really cool optical illusion :D
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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 13 July 2011 at 2:39pm
Ha ha.  Yeah,  I'm aware of the optical illusion.  I have to research some more references.  Could just be the way the spots line up.  Or maybe the neck would have some sort of bend.  Not sure yet. 
Thanks for the comments. 
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Quote Ixayou Replybullet Posted: 13 July 2011 at 4:11pm
Okay im a little unsure because its my first time doing iso. Is this tiger isometric art? Nobody answered me about my boar either
 
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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 13 July 2011 at 4:44pm
Ixayou,  Looks iso to me.  Although the tail looks slightly out of perspective or it could be just the way it's swinging it.  If the tail was at rest, it would be a little more out of view.  Nice job though.  And your boar looks great. 


EDIT:
How can I get this to look good on different themes?   I hate the way it looks on dark ones.



Edited by dpixel - 14 July 2011 at 9:28am
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 14 July 2011 at 2:03pm
I 'cheated', in the sense that the animals are fully enclosed within their respective backgrounds :)
Submitted my piece some time ago, off to sleep now ;P

Also, nice animals, dpixel! I'm not too sure about that sandy yellow ground, as it really messes things up on dark backgrounds O_o
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 14 July 2011 at 7:28pm
I see Mrmo Tarius' entry is already submitted. I did not add it earlier because it seems to have some BG use as does dpixels'. Now I'm confuserated :/

Will this week's challenger define and post the 'transparency' rule for all to be clear on? Does is mean some transparency or total transparency around the animals?
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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 14 July 2011 at 7:54pm
Originally posted by jalonso

I see Mrmo Tarius' entry is already submitted. I did not add it earlier because it seems to have some BG use as does dpixels'. Now I'm confuserated :/

Will this week's challenger define and post the 'transparency' rule for all to be clear on? Does is mean some transparency or total transparency around the animals?


I hope it's ok.  I can't get mine to look good otherwise. 
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 14 July 2011 at 7:56pm
Originally posted by dpixel

I hope it's ok.  I can't get mine to look good otherwise. 


That's what I thought the challenge was supposed to be :/ Lets see what this week's challenger opines.


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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 14 July 2011 at 8:06pm
Mrmo Tarius made a good point about 'Nothing in the rules say otherwise'.  And usually it would say sprite(s), but fair enough.  I hope it's ok, since it's all the entries so far.  Including the smaller one in the queue.
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 14 July 2011 at 9:28pm
The spirit of the challenge was pretty obvious in my mind - pixel 3 isometric animal sprites, on a transparent canvas. Same goes for the animation, I think the idea was probably to have some subtleish idle animation or something. I'm definitely not saying that people shouldn't think outside the box, but finding loopholes isn't always a good thing.

dpixel's is more okay imo, though still kinda iffy. A sensible dark shadow would be better anyway imo :L
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 15 July 2011 at 2:15am
"Separated by transparency" does not mean to "have absolutely no background". No loopholes here, no implied meanings, just using logic :P

I don't really think the rules should be revised like 5 days after the challenge was posted, tho :/
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 15 July 2011 at 6:35am
I must agree that its too late now to revise the fine print of transparency. I can see how others saw their way around it but then again it did read clear to me and was just asking so I know when I'm Modding the queue. Guess I will just look for some transparency unless I'm told otherwise. Good luck all :)
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Quote Rebolation? Replybullet Posted: 17 July 2011 at 5:53am
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