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Symmetry Competition 2014
« on: February 23, 2014 »
:trans:Symmetry Competition 2014:trans:


:trans:Get your kaleidoscope ready!:trans:

Out of the blue, here is our Symmetry Comp 2014!


There's tons of this stuff out there to be inspired by.




So, time to get inspired and start making your entry, and have fun!

Note: If you are too old to code (;D), put a video camera into a kaleidoscope, be creative!




:trans:Here are the rules!:trans:

  • Your Demo must contain significant symmetrical sections.
  • You can use any platform that is compatible with windows XP+Win7.
  • You may write something for web browsers as long as it works in IE9, Chrome or FF (on current stable version).
  • Wild (Video / Animated) entries are allowed.
  • The following emulators are welcome: Vice, Winuae, Saint, PS2 Yabasic
  • Please give credit if you use ripped sound/gfx, or even better credit the original artist.
  • Please write something new for the challenge, no previously released stuff.
  • Do not use ripped routines. (dlls, libs, fmod, sdl, frameworks etc are fine but say what you used please!).
  • One entry per person maximum.
  • Entries to be posted in this forum please with the title [Symmetry_2014] entry name
  • Entries may be posted between NOW and Midnight of [23rd April 2014]
  • The winner [S?] will be decided by a poll of forum users
  • If 1st place is tied there will be a vote-off to decide the winner.
  • Late entries will not be counted for voting.
  • Please PM any correspondance regarding rules to me, don't discuss them here such posts will be removed and not answered.
  • Please include a screenshot of your entry in your post.
  • Please only post finished work, if you update your entry the final one will be voted on.
  • After the submission deadline You may NOT post ANY further attachments to final or other versions of your entry ANYWHERE on this forum until voting has closed.
  • You may post a video of the entry along with the binaries (useful if you use shaders etc).
  • The prizes will be in form of good "Karma" ;)



Here are the prizes!

  • 1st Place  - 20 Karma
  • 2nd Place - 15 Karma
  • 3rd Place  - 10 Karma
  • All entries get 1 Karma

 Good Luck!
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Re: Symmetry Competition 2014
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2014 »
ohhh!

two months might give enough time. let me just wrap up what i'm working on and see when inspiration strikes with an idea.

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Re: Symmetry Competition 2014
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2014 »
Nice theme. I am wondering if I could think of something original or it will be typical 2d or 3d caleidoscopes. But still cool. And much time.
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Re: Symmetry Competition 2014
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2014 »
bugger me i totally missed this earlier.

did you get the idea for this while building the map builder for our project ck?? anywho looks like i will be making something in webgl. i actually have a pretty cool idea for this..
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Re: Symmetry Competition 2014
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2014 »
I'd been discussing the theme with the rest of the admins and this one had the most support. There were other ideas in the hat and they may be used for future competitions.

The long time frame is there to allow more people to enter - some of us are very busy so it can be hard to produce anything with a chance of winning with a 4 week deadline.

With summer coming soon there will be many natural things with symmetry - butterflies, flowers, the next iPhone (I've lost count of how many of those there are), so there's tons of inspiration out there.
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Re: Symmetry Competition 2014
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2014 »
Have a few ideas..  This time i'm going for something simple, even if its not much, I think I can get an entry in this time. I shot too high last time, got stuck for time, and within the code and lost faith.

So tonight.. I just grabbed these off the my bookshelf and am flicking through them looking for inspiration, tucking bits of paper in, and have my feet up with a record on the player in the background  ;)


Inspiration by CanopyOverseer, on Flickr

« Last Edit: February 25, 2014 by Canopy »

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Re: Symmetry Competition 2014
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2014 »
Sounds like good times Canopy!  :cheers:

Excellent theme as well, looking forward to this!

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Re: Symmetry Competition 2014
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2014 »
Ok this time I'm definitely in. I got an awesome idea while discussing this topic with Optimus. I'll try hard to find some time to actually do it.
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Re: Symmetry Competition 2014
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2014 »
So tonight.. I just grabbed these off the my bookshelf and am flicking through them looking for inspiration, tucking bits of paper in, and have my feet up with a record on the player in the background  ;)
That James Gleick book is a great overview of the mathematicians involved in CT.
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Re: Symmetry Competition 2014
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2014 »
It is indeed.. after that I found and read this book, a less heavy, but still engaging companion to the glieck book



(actually just realised it should have been down in my 'man cave' with the glieck book)

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Re: Symmetry Competition 2014
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2014 »
I've made a start on my entry - it's a bit trippy, and it will only get crazier!
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Re: Symmetry Competition 2014
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2014 »
:)

As long as nothing gets in the way I'm going to make an actual start on code tonight :)

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Re: Symmetry Competition 2014
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2014 »
project created,
small amount of progress made (stuff was drawn)

ended up holding one of these up directly onto the screen, the first time i can ever remember doing it.
and the first time my 'helix' set has ever been used since i picked it up




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Re: Symmetry Competition 2014
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2014 »
I'll sponsor 1st place with a little prize of 15 (paypal only).

Good luck :)
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Re: Symmetry Competition 2014
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2014 »
Cheers Shockwave :)

I've just discovered the clip() method in JavaScript - I think I have a real chance of getting in the top 3.
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Re: Symmetry Competition 2014
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2014 »
just managed another hour or so.. got another smalll piece of progress done

getting less time than i thought, but i think i'm also off on hols the week or so before the deadline

a few of my best chances for coding days, sundays have been stolen by the mrs's mother moving hours

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Re: Symmetry Competition 2014
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2014 »
Only a couple of weeks left - I hope your entries are coming along nicely. I've got some odd effects.
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Re: Symmetry Competition 2014
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2014 »
i've been super busy and off on hols to wales with the mrs all next week :(

gutted.. i might make it with something last min, but with or without the challenge i will have to finish the little project i started  :whack:


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Re: Symmetry Competition 2014
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2014 »
Nice contest!

Looking forward to seeing some nice entries.
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