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Offline Kirl

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[PHENOMENA] Lucy's diamonds
« on: November 12, 2011 »
Hello all,

Here's my compo entry, started only 2 days ago so there's lots of bugs and wrinkles left in.
All things considered I'm happy with the result, but be gentle...

The clouds are generated by semi-randomly rotating and scaling a single puff of smoke. For the flashes I pick a random puff from a random cloud, make a slightly larger copy of it in the same location, change the color to a nice purple and finally set it's blendmode to addititve. Then it's faded out and removed. The lightning bolts are just a bit of semi-random scribbling.

I had to attach the swf to this post as a download because I haven't got my site passwords around... Which is probably good pratice anyway, but I would've prefered to provide 1-click acces as well for us lazy web surfers. ;)

Controlls
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Ctrl = toggle auto/manual steering (with mouse)
Up/Down arrow = change speed (only on manual steering)
Space = toggle wheather
Enter = Teh Awesome! ;)


[EDIT] I did some tweaking after the comp deadline, see the new version here!
« Last Edit: November 21, 2011 by Kirl »
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Re: [PHENOMENA] Lucy's diamonds
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2011 »
Yeeaaaah ... cool interactive entry, mate. Music fits perferctly and I simply love flying through the clouds.
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Re: [PHENOMENA] Lucy's diamonds
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2011 »
Fluffy.  :clap: Nice effects! I just can't stand Enya, but that's of course just a matter of taste. Really cool for quickie!  ;)
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Re: [PHENOMENA] Lucy's diamonds
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2011 »
Really nice Kirl, I love it! I love the Enya music too, it probably sounds a bit too colorful for Padman though ;)



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Re: [PHENOMENA] Lucy's diamonds
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2011 »
Nice one....Love the Clouds  :clap:
« Last Edit: November 13, 2011 by Hotshot »

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Re: [PHENOMENA] Lucy's diamonds
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2011 »
Little fluffy clouds.  very effective!
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Re: [PHENOMENA] Lucy's diamonds
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2011 »
Thanks all! :)

Wish I could've spend a bit more time on it. I pretty much gave up all hope to enter this compo because I lacked Mojo all month, I actually thought I missed the deadline twice (my memory is terrible, it doesn't do date and times). But when I finally started a desperate last attempt to enter something, it kind of worked and now I got tons of improvements which I can't implement on time.


Really nice Kirl, I love it! I love the Enya music too, it probably sounds a bit too colorful for Padman though ;)
lol, enya wasn't available in black and white.  :D

Seriously though, I didn't have any fitting tunes on my HD and was happy I thought of enya in time. I think it goes really well with it, but it is a bit of a risky choice.
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Re: [PHENOMENA] Lucy's diamonds
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2011 »
pretty nice demo, the clouds are looking really great and the music fits perfectly.
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Re: [PHENOMENA] Lucy's diamonds
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2011 »
One of my favourites, I really love this Kirl, well done!
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Re: [PHENOMENA] Lucy's diamonds
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2011 »
Awesome! Has Enya music too. Very well done.
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Re: [PHENOMENA] Lucy's diamonds
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2011 »
Nice effect and music fits perfectly I think  ;)
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Re: [PHENOMENA] Lucy's diamonds
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2011 »
Thanks all, I'm really happy I got something done. :)

This entry is quite badly hacked in parts, I'm not very familiar with coding 3d and I still haven't figured out how to properly wrap in 3d (detecting the view boundary instead of any virtual box boundary). It wasn't running as fast as I'd like, so I cheated a bit and set the quality to low. You can change this in the flash player if your pc can handle it, but the difference isn't staggering.

After deciding I liked padmans lightning better I think I'm going to tweak the lightning bolts a bit. If I got something I'll post the results after the challenge.
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Re: [PHENOMENA] Lucy's diamonds
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2011 »
I like the 3D effect on the clouds.

The motion of the camera made me feel sea-sick, and Enya wasn't helping ;)

The lightning was the best I've seen so far in this competition, plenty of detail.
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Re: [PHENOMENA] Lucy's diamonds
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2011 »
Thanks ck0! :)

I have uploaded an updated version in which fixed most remaining little annoyances, including:
- z/depth wrapping, clouds wrap backwards as well now and don't dissappear when you're through them.
- Clouds fade out on aproach, so you don't pop through.
- Tweaked the lightning bolts and flashes a bit.
- Fixed the text size, a bug caused it to be a different scale on every flythrough

All pretty simple fixes I probably could've finished before the deadline, but at that point I was pretty tired of hunching over my screen. ;)

I also updated my first post with a bit of theory on how the effect was done. It's really simple and a lucky first attempt!
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Re: [PHENOMENA] Lucy's diamonds
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2011 »
That looks really nice.

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Re: [PHENOMENA] Lucy's diamonds
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2011 »
Looks great Kirl. I still really love it! The lightning is especially lovely :)
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Re: [PHENOMENA] Lucy's diamonds
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2011 »
Yep, great work. The lightning looks way better now! But you still forgot to remove one annoyance: Enya  ;)
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Re: [PHENOMENA] Lucy's diamonds
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2011 »
Ah yes, it looks even better than before :)
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Re: [PHENOMENA] Lucy's diamonds
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2011 »
Thanks all! :)

But you still forgot to remove one annoyance: Enya  ;)
lol, your opinion is wrong sir!  ;D
« Last Edit: November 24, 2011 by Kirl »
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Re: [PHENOMENA] Lucy's diamonds
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2012 »
That's Awesome - very impressive!!
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