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CHALLENGE: Isometric Item

ceddo challenges you to pixel a single isometric household item of your choice, drawn using fantasy/steampunk/sci-fi theme. Can be a lamp, phone, anything (no specific scale). Can be anything as long as it could have a household use.

Rules:
Canvas Size - Any
Colors - Use what you need
Transparency - Allowed
Animation - Allowed

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 Isometric Item 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 tripnfall Replybullet Posted: 20 October 2008 at 9:05am
household use?

Could I make my synthesizer? Most synths are in peoples homes with their computers, like a piano would be be in rich peoples homes back when. Its use is making music at home if I'm ever good enough to gig with it only then will it leave.
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Quote Tentenn Replybullet Posted: 20 October 2008 at 9:46am
Seems like a nice challenge.
I think I'm going to make a fireplace if that's allowed
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 21 October 2008 at 8:24am
:3

Happy Fanta is happy

Still very WIP.

I decided to do a fanta bottle...because fantasy...Fanta...get it!?? I'm hilarious...anyway, I added a face, because I thought doing a bottle of fanta wasn't really "fantasy" enough. And y'know giving stuff faces instantly makes it fantasy.



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hmm maybe a bit too dithery/purpely now

Edit:



ditched the purple :(


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Quote JC Denton Replybullet Posted: 21 October 2008 at 10:42am
Little question because my english is not good, what's the meaning of steampunk ?
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Quote Blueberry_pie Replybullet Posted: 21 October 2008 at 10:46am
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Quote tripnfall Replybullet Posted: 21 October 2008 at 11:56am
The fanta bottle is cute but is is iso?
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Quote Blueberry_pie Replybullet Posted: 21 October 2008 at 12:35pm
Yeah, it's hard to tell with cylindrical objects. Maybe you could pixel it laying on its side to make it a bit more obvious.
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 21 October 2008 at 4:57pm
if you're interested, this is how I started out making the bottle.



So it does fit iso perspective, but I can also see how it can very easily be seen as non-iso. Also, I tried making the face and the logo on an angle so it would be a bit more clear, I don't know how else I can make it more obvious whilst keeping it upright. I don't really want to put it on its side, I think it would just look stupid that way :(
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Quote Souly Replybullet Posted: 21 October 2008 at 8:46pm
Just because it fits in an iso grid doesn't mean it's iso.
The cap (circle) is out of perspective.

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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 21 October 2008 at 9:46pm
Any better?


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Quote PixelKiwi Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2008 at 7:38am
I've always wanted to pixel a steampunk vending machine, would that be acceptable?  
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Quote Quake Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2008 at 9:49am


meant to be a steampunk Toothbrush, but the head is kinda.. buggered up.
C+C, on how to improve this would be good :D

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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2008 at 10:50am
PixelKiwi, I'd probably say no. I don't think anyone would consider a vending machine a household item...maybe a fridge?
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Quote JC Denton Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2008 at 11:34am
I'll do a seat by Lecorbusier, because even if is a modern design item, this seat is very used in Sci-fi movie or games, for example assassin's creed ..

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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2008 at 11:53am
@ska, the bottle is iso AND great.

@JCDenton, that is not isometric :'(   It must be 26.5 angle.
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Quote Fuzzyleaves Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2008 at 11:59am
and please remove your links while posting images 

When someone wants to click the picture to view it, when clicked it links to image shack...

For example [URL-http://imageshack.us][lMG]image[/IMG][/URL] Remove the URL part
<a href = "http://www.nitrome.com" > <img src = "http://www.nitrome.com/images/links/nitrome2_button.gif" width="88" height="31"/></a>
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Quote JC Denton Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2008 at 12:27pm
Originally posted by jalonso

@ska, the bottle is iso AND great.@JCDenton, that is not isometric :'( It must be 26.5 angle.


Crap ! So I'll do it again ...
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Quote Scarodactyl Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2008 at 2:55pm
@Ska:  The face and label on the bottle is out of perspective(they seem to just be side-on)  Other than that, it looks very nice.
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Quote Crosell Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2008 at 5:51pm
Uhm, so basicly I can join to ?
If so then I start right away.
Anything household can me entered right?
That can take awhile for me to think of something
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2008 at 6:08pm
Ok, I think I've fixed the face/label perspective issue...




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Quote pixelblink Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2008 at 8:26pm
this is a sad challenge/thread.

I think most everybody neglected to actually READ the challenge.

Firstly, it requires you to pixel a household item. Household item, meaning something you would use in a house. I would consider: a phone, a vacuum cleaner, a fridge, a dishwasher (any appliance really), etc

I really don't think these items can be considered a household item: a bottle of pop, a cat, a poster of cats, etc.

Think about functionality and how it could be transformed into another reality. Perhaps even an alien version of the object. How would a refrigerator function in a world without electricity and instead have to rely on the power of a steam engine? Use your imagination not a simple way through the challenge.

On that note, I think that Quake's toothbrush shows promise while skamocore's bottle of pop lacks purpose in this challenge (though visually appealing - you should submit outside of the challenge anyways).

On the subject of isometrics: I honestly don't think it's that mcuh more difficult than any other form of pixel art. It is only more calculated than anything. Peruse the tutorials listed on the main site and the links available as well and it should be a clear as water what one should attempt to do.

Good luck to all!


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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2008 at 10:44pm
I would argue that Fanta could be seen as a household item. I have checked and I can't find a definition of exactly what a "household item" *is*. But I have done some googling and there are many sites that refer to cans and bottles of soft drink (pop...or whatever...) as household items. For example this, which claims that bottles or cans could be used for arm exercises, under the title of "Use household items for exercise equipment".

The way I see it is that household items could be any inanimate objects that people would generally have in their house (yes, this is a *very* vague definition, but 'household items' is a very vague term). People would generally keep drinks in their fridge, an item you listed as a household item.
I would agree with excluding cats from bring household items, as I don't think animals could be considered 'items'. However, I think I would accept a poster of a cat as a household item.
A vending machine, as I said earlier, wouldn't really be considered a household item, as I think it would be too much of a stretch of the imagination to think that people would keep vending machines in their houses. Also, they are clearly not designed to be stored in people's houses.

With the 'fantasy/steampunk/sci-fi' criteria, I believe a sentient bottle of Fanta would technically count as fantasy. I do agree that I haven't taken the bounds of this criteria to the fullest extent, but awh well...I was originally thinking of just having a faceless fanta bottle...since Fanta is short for fantas(ie/y). In a similar way to Adarias's food warrior being based off a character from the movie "The Warriors".

Once again, it would be nice if the author of the challenge would clarify what is acceptable and what isn't. :(

tl;dr: I think I'm perfectly within the rules here, and believe me, there have been far less fitting stuff submitted to weekly challenges...
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Quote pixelblink Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2008 at 11:58pm
Originally posted by skamocore

I believe a sentient bottle of Fanta would technically count as fantasy.


My bad then, I hadn't realized this was your intention with the bottle.
Might I then suggest that you animate it (simply even, with a frame or two) transforming it from a simple bottle to an ominous imp rising from the top. Something interesting like that rather than a simple smiley face. Be creative! I know it's in you :)
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 23 October 2008 at 1:25am
I started playing around with some animation last night...but animation hates me :( so we'll see what happens...

edit: ok played around with animation a bit more:



I have no clue what it's doing...some kind of weird kiss thing o_O which has unintentionally ended up a bit like Bisque's Octopi Kisses...
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Quote zlajonja Replybullet Posted: 23 October 2008 at 2:36am


this is WIP so far... it should be a steampunk hedge trimmer ^^

thanks to jalonso for his little tutor for iso's ;) <3
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Quote pixelaro Replybullet Posted: 23 October 2008 at 3:24am
That looks pretty pimp so far zlajonna. I think the wheels still doesn't look completely isometric though.
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Quote zlajonja Replybullet Posted: 23 October 2008 at 3:34am
okies, I'm gonna work on that. :) thanx :)
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Quote fawful Replybullet Posted: 23 October 2008 at 8:37am
I really enjoy drawing in isometric for some reason.
Steampunk amp+guitar,will prolly work on it some more before submiting it.
 
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Quote dragonzrule Replybullet Posted: 23 October 2008 at 3:37pm
Its a little small, but I like it.  My first attempt at iso.  Its a sci-fi killer futon.  I'll let you be creative and you can guess whats under it. 
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Quote skooba-dude Replybullet Posted: 24 October 2008 at 12:38am
 
this is mine so far, its like a melting machine that you empty little packets of crytals into and you type in the code for the food you want and it cools and you can remove it. it looks a bit plain and boring, maybe needs texture? suggestions please.
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Quote Barabajagal Replybullet Posted: 24 October 2008 at 9:28am
Toaster with an angry Haunted Toast Man lurking within....
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Quote Barabajagal Replybullet Posted: 24 October 2008 at 10:37am
When I go to submit my pic for the challenge...it says i need a 100x100 small version....does that mean just a thumbnail or does the small version need to be exactly the same (animated and everything) as the big version?
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Quote Tentenn Replybullet Posted: 24 October 2008 at 10:40am
It;s not very iso..
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Quote fawful Replybullet Posted: 24 October 2008 at 11:15am
@Barabjagal
 
It doesnt have to be the exactly the same image shrunk,just focus on one part of the sprite and type "preview" somewhere.
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 24 October 2008 at 12:40pm
Originally posted by Barabajagal

Toaster with an angry Haunted Toast Man lurking within....


This is not isometric :(
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Quote fenstalker Replybullet Posted: 24 October 2008 at 1:01pm
I just posted my final image. Your thoughts?
 
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Quote Barabajagal Replybullet Posted: 24 October 2008 at 1:08pm
Yes...I see now... yer not the first to mention this to me....I guess I confused this forum with an art/graphic forum that was for fun and creativity sakes...instead of anal retentive mathematical equations and silly little ratios.  Please except my apologies.  I don't know how I'll live with this embarrassing scourge on my reputation....but thanks be to You sir and/or madam...thanks be to YOU for noticing it....again, and making it known to us all....how very terrible I am.   Your service to Isometry will not soon be forgotten.  I'll retreat now to my lair and begin planning my next evil deed on society's unsuspecting forums.....FOILED AGAIN...DAMN YOU ALL!!!!!
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Quote withalligators Replybullet Posted: 24 October 2008 at 1:09pm
Pretty cool.  Is it a tow behind generator for your carriage?  Maybe brown down some those blacks on the main boiler thing?  Also, what's the scale here?  Is the outlet supposed to be the same size as a modern outlet?  If so, does it really need 4 wheels, and not a handle on top?
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Quote Igor K. Replybullet Posted: 24 October 2008 at 1:20pm
Originally posted by fenstalker

I just posted my final image. Your thoughts?
 
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gg for you, its perfect! but if you but an moviment animation, should be 11/10!



look mine! its horrible.


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Quote fawful Replybullet Posted: 24 October 2008 at 1:26pm
It's not that bad,although looking at fenstalkers im at a dissadvantage being small.
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Quote fenstalker Replybullet Posted: 24 October 2008 at 1:31pm
I like it.
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 24 October 2008 at 4:22pm
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Yes...I see now... yer not the first to mention this to me....I guess I confused this forum with an art/graphic forum that was for fun and creativity sakes...instead of anal retentive mathematical equations and silly little ratios.  Please except my apologies.  I don't know how I'll live with this embarrassing scourge on my reputation....but thanks be to You sir and/or madam...thanks be to YOU for noticing it....again, and making it known to us all....how very terrible I am.   Your service to Isometry will not soon be forgotten.  I'll retreat now to my lair and begin planning my next evil deed on society's unsuspecting forums.....FOILED AGAIN...DAMN YOU ALL!!!!!


wtf!
This site IS for fun and creativity but this week's challenge, like every week have specific rules applied to the challenge. There is no need to apologize. Just read the rules before joining in, no? Say you did make an error in reading the rules and someone or even many point it out its nothing to insult/diss you or anything, just pointers.
At no point was it said or even remotely suggested that you were terrible. I will however go out on a limb and say your attitude IS terrible.

I apologize and understand if you are emo, goth or both.
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Quote SinsPoppet Replybullet Posted: 24 October 2008 at 4:39pm

I am new to both pixel art and Isometrics.  This is just the WIP of my entry.  Before I continue on with steampunking and detailing it I wanted to make sure I got the gist of iso.

Did I do it correct?
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Quote Igor K. Replybullet Posted: 24 October 2008 at 4:53pm
its cool the 19th century is light post (?)! i am new at the both too! :)

but i think is only objets of the house, isn't it? correct is i am wrong.

by the way, its going better?



what should i do? (i will try to do the animation after)
i think i will do a Head Phone! :)


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Quote SinsPoppet Replybullet Posted: 24 October 2008 at 4:59pm
@Igor K

It is the basics for a grandfather clock.  Maybe I should have said that since it is very basic right now. ^ ^


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Quote Barabajagal Replybullet Posted: 24 October 2008 at 5:19pm
Oh Mr. Jalonso, you Do go on....
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Quote withalligators Replybullet Posted: 24 October 2008 at 5:22pm
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I apologize and understand if you are emo, goth or both.
 
Ha, don't make excuses for them!  Next thing you know they'll be pulling the 'emo card' every time they screw up. 
 
Anyways, my real reason for posting is I'm having a hell of a time doing circles from the side.  Not top down cylinders but side on.  Any one point me to a good tutorial or post something for me?  I'm trying yo make em 12p high or so...
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Quote Barabajagal Replybullet Posted: 24 October 2008 at 5:39pm
I do take exception to the Emo and Goth statement....I'm Bitchy, and OverDramatic and I have an unnecessarily profound grasp of dark sarcasm...but Emo/Goth?  I'd say you've missed the mark.  You're not ISO sir!   In fact NONE OF YOU ARE ISO!!!! 
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 24 October 2008 at 6:16pm
@ SinsPoppet, yes! that is iso, go finish :)
@withalligators, make head on 2D 12P circle;
once done move every 2 pixels across up/down as you need;
clean up :)
@ Barabajagalemogoth, quit while you are ahead :)
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