The Great AusBonsai Design An Emoticon Competition

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Re: The Great AusBonsai Design An Emoticon Competition

Postby Noramay » November 20th, 2010, 8:24 am

OK just thought of another one, I'd like to use...
Imagine a picture of a tree being put into an envelope,
for those times when you want to tell some one...

the only thing wrong with this tree is that it isn't in my collection

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Re: The Great AusBonsai Design An Emoticon Competition

Postby Waltron » November 20th, 2010, 7:01 pm

kcpoole wrote:Hi Waltron
You knwo you should leave some foliage on if it is a Pine or juni :-)

this one must be for a deciduous tree Eh!

Ken


O.k., I added a lower branch (with foliage and taper)and tried to smooth it out a bit.

Trunk chop
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Re: The Great AusBonsai Design An Emoticon Competition

Postby Mitchell » November 21st, 2010, 1:00 pm

That's better mate!

Nice and smooth now!
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Re: The Great AusBonsai Design An Emoticon Competition

Postby Noramay » November 21st, 2010, 3:28 pm

hi guys have an idea for another, a tree shaped syringe and needle for all us bonsaiholics who need a daily dose of bonsai..

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Re: The Great AusBonsai Design An Emoticon Competition

Postby Mitchell » November 21st, 2010, 5:34 pm

Here's one I just made. Looks simple, but takes a while to make, especially getting the chunks to fly off.
I must say it is a challenge working at such small sizes. The biggest dilemma apart from re-sizing pics, like the chainsaw so you can see it is a chainsaw not a glob of pixels, is trying to convey the meaning of an image. Oh well, a chainsaw cutting should convey plenty. :twisted:

What do you think? :)

I have had several people contact me so far. Please feel free to pm me, I can tell you how to make them or make it for you if you can not.
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Re: The Great AusBonsai Design An Emoticon Competition

Postby kcpoole » November 21st, 2010, 6:06 pm

Waltron wrote:
kcpoole wrote:Hi Waltron
You knwo you should leave some foliage on if it is a Pine or juni :-)

this one must be for a deciduous tree Eh!

Ken


O.k., I added a lower branch (with foliage and taper)and tried to smooth it out a bit.

Trunk chop
animation-2.gif


Hey walt
the chopper has to smile after the chop to show he is happy with it :-)
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Re: The Great AusBonsai Design An Emoticon Competition

Postby Mitchell » November 21st, 2010, 6:22 pm

That "smile" takes about 15 minutes and around 5 more frames to add. :D <---- seems easy hey! For such small pictures, they are really tricky to make. If they were large pics, they would be easy. Funny that, you would "think" the smaller the easier. :?


Ken, you have to have some good ideas, your funny as!! Give 'em up! :D
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Re: The Great AusBonsai Design An Emoticon Competition

Postby Fish » November 22nd, 2010, 2:57 pm

Here is my idea for an emoticon, hopefully you like it..


The Ooops I cut too much style
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Re: The Great AusBonsai Design An Emoticon Competition

Postby Chris » November 25th, 2010, 6:49 pm

hey guys @ girls ive tried to use the emote maker posted here to use but it keeps bringing up errors is there another program i can use ? ?


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Re: The Great AusBonsai Design An Emoticon Competition

Postby Mitchell » November 25th, 2010, 7:32 pm

Regards, Mitchell.



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Re: The Great AusBonsai Design An Emoticon Competition

Postby Chris » November 25th, 2010, 7:49 pm

the problem with the Google emotes is they all attach other things you don't want, They ask for free this and that I've tried 3 from Google and none run properly the last one i looked at wants to scan my computer first :x . If someone can share there program that works can you pm me and i will use my e-mail so you can send it down the line. :D
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Re: 16-Bit bonsai

Postby Waltron » November 25th, 2010, 9:26 pm

Mitchell wrote:...76 frames, drawn in Microsoft paint, using Microsoft Gif animator to put it together.


Hi Mitchell,

I'd never even heard of Gif animator before reading the above so I'm still trying to figure it out.
Do you know how to speed up the frame rate? It seems that the duration option only increases the time between loops.

Thank's for pointing out that method of animation.
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Re: The Great AusBonsai Design An Emoticon Competition

Postby Mitchell » November 27th, 2010, 12:38 pm

I think that is it's flaw, and why I don't do many with it/at all.

The standard frame rate, is pretty fast though, normally too fast unless you are doing really complicated things. Most 2-15 frames should be fine...
PM me and we can discuss it. Perhaps you need to change your drawing style/animation to suit the frame rate? My avatar is done with microsoft gif animator and is running on the slowest speed... Which in my opinion is too fast for most animations. :)
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Re: The Great AusBonsai Design An Emoticon Competition

Postby Mitchell » November 27th, 2010, 3:22 pm

This is the method I use and think it maybe the easiest to explain. I wrote this out to respond to a PM, but thought it may help others... If you get lost, or I haven't explained it enough, please PM me. :)

Go into microsoft paint and create a new image but re-sizing the background to 30x30. This is easier to do once you have clicked the magnifying class to zoom in.

If you can get that far, we can then start creating the frames. This can be tedious so best to try when you've got nothing else to do.
If you search google for images, you can select exactly the size image your searching for... 30x30 that way you can save it then open it in paint to edit.
Steven did request original content, which means not using other peoples images. Perhaps use theirs as your inspiration, or modify them past the point of being the original image.


Say we wanted to create :lol: That would require only 2 frames..... I'll do a quick one to show you all.


Here are the two individual frames. The first I just drew a smilie,
1.gif

the second I simply cut'n'pasted the smile/eyes higher up the face.
2.GIF


If we were then to take those two frames which we save as a gif file and animate them in microsoft gif animator, we get this....
done12.gif




Link to Microsoft Gif Animator http://download.cnet.com/Microsoft-GIF-Animator/3000-18512_4-12053.html
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Re: The Great AusBonsai Design An Emoticon Competition

Postby Mitchell » November 27th, 2010, 4:59 pm

For when there are no other words but... AWESOME!! :)
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