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Suggest a Collaboration Project

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Category: Pixel Art
Forum Name: Collaborations/Challenges
Forum Discription: Submit pixel art project ideas/templates or contribute to an existing pixel art collaboration.
URL: http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=1
Printed Date: 17 August 2019 at 3:44pm


Topic: Suggest a Collaboration Project
Posted By: sedgemonkey
Subject: Suggest a Collaboration Project
Date Posted: 04 March 2005 at 8:41am

Post all your brilliant pixel art collaboration project ideas here.

When posting your ideas try and be as specific as possible while still being concise. It always helps make ideas clear for everyone when a template or example image is provided. Before an idea will be offered up for contributions the following questions have to be answered... 

  • Is the project isometric or non-isometric?
  • How many colors are allowed?  Is there a palette?
  • What are the maximum dimensions? Is it fixed width? Is it fixed height?
  • How do the pieces join together if they join together at all?

Once the project idea is formalized post in the forum for all to contribute to. If the project gets enough interest we'll post a special page on Pixel Joint that brings it all together. 

Have fun!




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Posted By: the_keller
Date Posted: 04 March 2005 at 10:17pm

How about a pixel brothel?  Guranteed ratings during sweeps.



Posted By: DragonSoar
Date Posted: 05 March 2005 at 6:48am

Using rectangular tiles the starter of the collaberation pixels a head, but doesn't post it. Then participants pixel some shoulders and bodybits etc, and PMs or email it to the starter of the collaberation, then he/she puts all the pieces together but doesn't post it. Participants can keep adding body bits until the starter of the collaberation stops them, pixels some feet, or asks someone else to do it, and then posts the complete monster and everyone can see the end result.



Posted By: Belle
Date Posted: 05 March 2005 at 9:17am
Pleeeeaaaaaasseeeee non-isometric stuff. I can't pixel isometric for the life of me.


Posted By: sedgemonkey
Date Posted: 05 March 2005 at 10:44am

That sounds cool DragonSoar.  We used to do something like that on a piece of paper where we would fold it into three parts and just draw where the legs would connect and where the neck would connect as lines. 

I think I have your idea down. Each monster could be split into the following formula...

  • 2 hands
  • 2 arms
  • 2 shoulders
  • 2 legs
  • 2 feet
  • 1 chest
  • 1 crotch
  • 1 head

When all the body parts are in a person could stitch them all together with some helper pixels.  Maybe we could build a big collection of body part squares so people can build their own monsters.  It would help if we had a simple outline of a person with no detail as a base. That way the pieces would fit together easier. Also a limitation of only four colors (any four colors) per body part would keep the palette from getting crazy. That would lead to a maximum of 52 colors per monster which is quite a big palette but not bad for a 13 piece monster. 

How does that sound?  I'm going to start on my outline so you can see what I mean.



Posted By: Dejital
Date Posted: 05 March 2005 at 2:02pm
There's an old Russian drawing game that's sort of like that. You draw the head, and the other person draws the body, but you don't know what the other body part is until both people are finished. This is just for laughs since someone may draw the head of a giraffe and their partner, the body of a chicken.


Posted By: iSTVAN
Date Posted: 05 March 2005 at 3:38pm

Bags the crotch!

But yeah, I think everyone has played that game. It's a lot of fun! I'm definately keen.

I also agree with Sedge about the outline base, it's a must! I also think perhaps that the palette should be preset. Or that the compliler should unify the final product somehow by replacing any similar colours. I just get this horrible idea that I'd end up looking REALLY disjointed. Which would be fine if it were just the form, but I think the palette should blend well.



Posted By: sedgemonkey
Date Posted: 05 March 2005 at 7:12pm

OK, iSTVAN brings up a point... One person is going to have to volunteer to be the stitcher -- the person that joins them all together and makes some executive decisions about how the pieces should join and how the colors work. 

We could make it simple and only have three blocks or we could really split the bastard up into pieces. There would obviously have to be some overlap either way and that is what the "stitcher" is for... to make it all blend nicely.  The shape of the body part doesn't have to follow the outline at all, but it should match the join parts (the parts in green) perfectly.

Which version do you think we should use?  Simple or complex?



Posted By: Dejital
Date Posted: 05 March 2005 at 7:38pm
Obviously simple, there's no good reason to use complex, since nobody would want to do the shoulders, etc. Plus, there won't be any low quality left shoulder, high quality right shoulder, etc.


Posted By: iSTVAN
Date Posted: 05 March 2005 at 7:51pm

What are you talking abou?! Shoulders would still be fun to do! And differences in quality will appear regardless! Remember, not everyone can do the head. However, I agree the simpler one would be better, because the complex version would need MUCH more restrictions, eg. lines seperating the feet so they dont overlap, etc. Thats not to say it wouldnt be fun though.

In the case of using the simlier version, I think it would do to make the outline smaller, half even. Nothing agaisnt Sedge's spiffing outline, its just seems like the person doing the midsection has A LOT more work. Perhaps you could have different size frames? Or build up to bigger people.

Ooh, and I'm happy to be the stitcher, if no one else had their hearts set on it!

What we need now is people to volunteer for a section, and compose groups, I guess...



Posted By: sedgemonkey
Date Posted: 05 March 2005 at 8:16pm

I agree with the size assessment... I started screwing around making a head and came to the same conclusion -- way too big.

Let's start with the simple one.  I'll start a thread for this particular collaboration once I finish the new template.  We can post more templates as time goes on, but it'd be nice to just get one going so people can see how it works.  I don't want to make it too formal. I want every pixeller to participate.

Edit: Thread found at...  http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=9&PN=1 - http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=9&PN =1



Posted By: greyscar
Date Posted: 08 March 2005 at 9:44am
yeah lol, i thought i was seeing double...

-ollie


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Posted By: stryder
Date Posted: 20 March 2005 at 4:54pm
 how about a collage i of lots of peoples best works


Posted By: Sibix
Date Posted: 22 March 2005 at 12:20pm
nice...

maybe make a new community tower after the stopage of my wongs.


Posted By: sedgemonkey
Date Posted: 24 March 2005 at 10:40am

I think a collage would be cool, but there has to be some unifying theme to keep it connected.



Posted By: Sibix
Date Posted: 24 March 2005 at 11:24am
why not make a face like those pictures that are made from thouasands of tiny pictures, usually movie people.


Posted By: iSTVAN
Date Posted: 24 March 2005 at 7:33pm
Sibix: Yeah! The collage could be a mosaic that forms the image of pixel joint's (yet to be announced- or even decided!) new mascot!....or it could spell 'Pixel Joint.'


Posted By: Sibix
Date Posted: 25 March 2005 at 7:08am
the mascot idea <33 sounds great istvan


Posted By: stryder
Date Posted: 25 March 2005 at 7:11am
so a mascot with made from a bunch of pictures? or just a mascot


Posted By: Sibix
Date Posted: 25 March 2005 at 7:15am

the 1st... as it would count as a community collaberation.. i tink?

 



Posted By: stryder
Date Posted: 25 March 2005 at 7:19am
what is the first the collage


Posted By: TakeOut
Date Posted: 03 April 2005 at 1:12pm
Here's a great idea. I can make a huge building calling it Pixel Joint :D and every one can each do one room for it showing a front inside view. Every one can put their own furniture in it and stuff.... Wouldn't be hard to do at all. I'll set up the workspace and all the details and post it later. When we're finished It'll hopefully be a tall building showcasing all the members rooms and work. I'll make some sort of key so you can tell who's room is who's. I'll set this all up soon. 


Posted By: sedgemonkey
Date Posted: 03 April 2005 at 1:17pm

Sounds like a cool and logical idea.

Make sure you provide specs and an example when posting your project.



Posted By: pixelblink
Date Posted: 03 April 2005 at 2:45pm

Originally posted by TakeOut

Here's a great idea. I can make a huge building calling it Pixel Joint :D and every one can each do one room for it showing a front inside view. Every one can put their own furniture in it and stuff.... Wouldn't be hard to do at all. I'll set up the workspace and all the details and post it later. When we're finished It'll hopefully be a tall building showcasing all the members rooms and work. I'll make some sort of key so you can tell who's room is who's. I'll set this all up soon. 

I was thinking it'd be cool to do an inside version of Mr. Wongs Soup apartments.

We are talking iso aren't we?



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Posted By: TakeOut
Date Posted: 03 April 2005 at 3:48pm
Originally posted by pixelblink

Originally posted by TakeOut

Here's a great idea. I can make a huge building calling it Pixel Joint :D and every one can each do one room for it showing a front inside view. Every one can put their own furniture in it and stuff.... Wouldn't be hard to do at all. I'll set up the workspace and all the details and post it later. When we're finished It'll hopefully be a tall building showcasing all the members rooms and work. I'll make some sort of key so you can tell who's room is who's. I'll set this all up soon. 

I was thinking it'd be cool to do an inside version of Mr. Wongs Soup apartments.

We are talking iso aren't we?


Yup, and what's Mr.Wong's Soup apartments?
Is that what you were just planning on naming it? Well I like the idea of it being an apartment. I was just going to make it Pixel Joint Hotel or something like that.
Here's an example of one I started on another forum along time ago for some sorta' club:
For some reason we started from the top down..... Putting the head people on top and the rest going from the bottom down. ..
This is a bad example of this idea. Cause it doesn't really display the other rooms behind other ones. I know a way to get around this though.

Instead though we could all just build a house/apartment together and make all the room's seperate. Hell it could be a mansion. So and so can do the bathroom and so fourth.





Posted By: pixelblink
Date Posted: 03 April 2005 at 6:01pm

omg.. you've never seen Mr. Wongs Soup Apartments???? Of course, the project is now over with but you can still see the results at http://www.mrwong.de/myhouse/ - http://www.mrwong.de/myhouse/

Also, would it not be better visually to not have rooms stacked upon eachother like that? Why not make it like isocity or pixeldam except instead of a city block we could have house rooms connected by doors and hallways. I'll try and make a mockup of what I mean.



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Posted By: TakeOut
Date Posted: 03 April 2005 at 6:17pm
Originally posted by pixelblink

omg.. you've never seen Mr. Wongs Soup Apartments???? Of course, the project is now over with but you can still see the results at http://www.mrwong.de/myhouse/ - http://www.mrwong.de/myhouse/

Also, would it not be better visually to not have rooms stacked upon eachother like that? Why not make it like isocity or pixeldam except instead of a city block we could have house rooms connected by doors and hallways. I'll try and make a mockup of what I mean.


Not really like Mr.Wong. But that's a great idea. That'd be easier to put together also.  That's pretty cool. :)
I think we could do something like that....


Posted By: pixelblink
Date Posted: 03 April 2005 at 6:19pm
doing up a template as we speak

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Posted By: TakeOut
Date Posted: 03 April 2005 at 6:35pm
Originally posted by pixelblink

doing up a template as we speak

Who's going to build the base? You? It better be a damn good base.



Posted By: pixelblink
Date Posted: 03 April 2005 at 6:37pm

Finished ?? Anyone have something they wanna change on this template?

Also Sedge, would we be able to appropriate some space to post these up pixeldam style?



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Posted By: TakeOut
Date Posted: 03 April 2005 at 7:47pm
Originally posted by pixelblink

Finished ?? Anyone have something they wanna change on this template?

Also Sedge, would we be able to appropriate some space to post these up pixeldam style?


Nope. But I think we should be able to go a bit larger then that area provided...


Posted By: pixelblink
Date Posted: 03 April 2005 at 7:58pm
well we could have a few different sizes, depending on what type of room people want to do. This would be a bedroom or large bathoom. then you could double up to make a small kitchen or use 4 areas to make a big living room. Whichever. Lemme make templates for em all

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Posted By: Demon
Date Posted: 03 April 2005 at 11:09pm
so, whats going on in here?  whats this collab?

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"At least we killed some boredom..." - Death Note.


Posted By: pixelblink
Date Posted: 04 April 2005 at 9:45am

Originally posted by Demon

so, whats going on in here?  whats this collab?

Click the previous page to read the rest Demon



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Posted By: pixelblink
Date Posted: 04 April 2005 at 9:50am

different versions all put together



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Posted By: TakeOut
Date Posted: 05 April 2005 at 4:35pm
Originally posted by pixelblink

different versions all put together

ooo Look's nice. When are we going to put up the topic. Also I think we should arrange all the rooms to make a mansion and tell which rooms are for what... Then I think we'll be able to post up the topic. I could organize it for you if you'd like. :)


Posted By: sedgemonkey
Date Posted: 05 April 2005 at 10:20pm

I completely missed this.  Great job so far guys.  We just need a little direction and organization.  Sounds like Takeout is up for the task!

Pixelblink mentioned a pixeldam type collab way back that I missed.  Just let me konw what I need to do and I'd be happy to help.



Posted By: pixelblink
Date Posted: 05 April 2005 at 10:47pm
Originally posted by sedgemonkey

I completely missed this.  Great job so far guys.  We just need a little direction and organization.  Sounds like Takeout is up for the task!

Pixelblink mentioned a pixeldam type collab way back that I missed.  Just let me konw what I need to do and I'd be happy to help.

Well, I think a name for this project would be a good simple start. Maybe just "The Joint" would suffice.

Secondly, I'd like some more feedback as to styles, layouts, rules, etc. If we are going to do our own pixeldam, I'd like it to have some quality. As an admin I can oversee submissions if you want.

Thirdly, a seperate space with a link from the main site would be great ... something like http://www.pixeljoint.com/thejoint - www.pixeljoint.com/thejoint  with its own link button made up for it. Dunno, how much you want to put into this for programming, etc. Sedge, but we could track down BGR for the dam to ask advice if needed. He's a friendly dude from past encounters.

More than anything though, I don't want to undertake this project solely on my own shoulders. I can't always guarantee I'll always be around to keep it going... real life and such you know.



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Posted By: pixelblink
Date Posted: 05 April 2005 at 11:03pm

Thinking about it now, we could have various types of apartment pages:

- Bachelor rooms
- One bedrooms
- Two bedrooms
- Rec areas (Community swimming pool, billiards, darts, etc. Community apartment bar??)

what else? Looking for ideas here folks, this is a collaborative effort.. not a pixelblink effort.. lol



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Posted By: pixelblink
Date Posted: 05 April 2005 at 11:08pm

[/QUOTE] ooo Look's nice. When are we going to put up the topic. Also I think we should arrange all the rooms to make a mansion and tell which rooms are for what... Then I think we'll be able to post up the topic. I could organize it for you if you'd like. :)
[/QUOTE]

Perosonally, I'd to fine tune this baby a bit more before we carry on. I'd like to have this as a pixeljoint project posted on the main site more than in the forums.

What do you think?



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Posted By: TakeOut
Date Posted: 05 April 2005 at 11:15pm
Originally posted by pixelblink

ooo Look's nice. When are we going to put up the topic. Also I think we should arrange all the rooms to make a mansion and tell which rooms are for what... Then I think we'll be able to post up the topic. I could organize it for you if you'd like. :)
[/QUOTE]

Perosonally, I'd to fine tune this baby a bit more before we carry on. I'd like to have this as a pixeljoint project posted on the main site more than in the forums.

What do you think?

[/QUOTE]
sounds good either way.


Posted By: sedgemonkey
Date Posted: 06 April 2005 at 1:05pm

Watch your quotes suckaz.

You guys are doing a great job so far and I think this would be a nice major project to have up on its own once it is refined. I can program the site ( http://www.pixeljoint.com/thejoint/ - http://www.pixeljoint.com/thejoint/ )  so they overlap using simple z-layer crap similar to other ISO projects. Before I go to such lengths we need to:

  1. Get the template(s) established
  2. Create at least two or three example rooms  
  3. Establish submission guidelines (I suggest keeping it fairly simple and flexible)
  4. Create at least one 88x31 banner for the project

I'll leave these tasks up to you guys.  Once you have those things let me know and I'd be happy to contribute the programming for thejoint.



Posted By: Sibix
Date Posted: 06 April 2005 at 2:47pm
Originally posted by sedgemonkey

I completely missed this.  Great job so far guys.  We just need a little direction and organization.  Sounds like Takeout is up for the task!

Pixelblink mentioned a pixeldam type collab way back that I missed.  Just let me konw what I need to do and I'd be happy to help.

 

you missed my mr wongs tower/pixeldam idea to :( :p

can we have black and white templates when its released cos i cant stand the colours you used..  maybe add some wood tiles for the corridor 2



Posted By: pixelblink
Date Posted: 06 April 2005 at 3:09pm

Originally posted by Sibix

can we have black and white templates when its released cos i cant stand the colours you used..  maybe add some wood tiles for the corridor 2

Post up some wood tiled versions and let's see what to do with em. I'm doing a newer template for this and it'd be great to have some textured halls. Throw up any new posts to this topic at the new thread http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=98 - http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=98



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Posted By: Brian the Great
Date Posted: 23 April 2005 at 12:04am
New idea/suggestion for a collab: evolution. I've been awake for only a minute or something, so I scribbled a little example.

No idea what that is.
Just a suggestion on how to do it. Person #1 could also do the third.
Anyway, how about it? Am I a moring genius or a sleepy fool?


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Posted By: sedgemonkey
Date Posted: 23 April 2005 at 12:07am
I like it... Post a new thread with this example and get it kicked off with a "step 1" and I'll gladly do a "step 2".


Posted By: Brian the Great
Date Posted: 23 April 2005 at 12:09am
Whoa! I need caffeine! And a step one. I'll fet on it right now.

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Posted By: Zoomrix
Date Posted: 04 May 2005 at 4:25pm

Hmm... Well here's my idea. I've had this one for a long time.

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I call it The 4-Letter Collab

  • Non-isometric.
  • There is no pallete. Will explain in the rules.
  • The maximum dimensions are on the canvas that you can view bellow. 
  • People will take the picture and draw their piece, post it for the next person.

    Canvas

    Rules: (Mwuahahahhaa!)

    • You can only do one section at a time. (wait for another person to do a section and only then can you make another)
    • Must do the sections in order (1, 2, 3, 4 do I need to go on?)
    • You may do ANY style of the part of the letter but make sure it makes sence and isn't too complex so that the next person can't figure out your shape...

    To clear things up I made a quick sketchy example.

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    One question: Can I post this collab or does someone have to approve of it on here before it can be posted?

    Thank you.

    George



  • Posted By: Guests
    Date Posted: 05 June 2005 at 4:55am
    Originally posted by sedgemonkey

    OK, iSTVAN brings up a point... One person is going to have to volunteer to be the stitcher -- the person that joins them all together and makes some executive decisions about how the pieces should join and how the colors work. 

    We could make it simple and only have three blocks or we could really split the bastard up into pieces. There would obviously have to be some overlap either way and that is what the "stitcher" is for... to make it all blend nicely.  The shape of the body part doesn't have to follow the outline at all, but it should match the join parts (the parts in green) perfectly.

    Which version do you think we should use?  Simple or complex?

    complex,i'm tryin my own one on complex right now,i'll post it when it's done!!!

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    Posted By: Garage Inc.
    Date Posted: 06 June 2005 at 10:03am
    Originally posted by pixelblink

    Thinking about it now, we could have various types of apartment pages:

    - Bachelor rooms
    - One bedrooms
    - Two bedrooms
    - Rec areas (Community swimming pool, billiards, darts, etc. Community apartment bar??)

    what else? Looking for ideas here folks, this is a collaborative effort.. not a pixelblink effort.. lol

    If there is a bar, I call it, and anyone else who does it, well, i'm gonna hurt you.



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    Posted By: tommy j4sun
    Date Posted: 17 June 2005 at 11:40pm

    How about an action figure line? Everyone can make a custom action figure that deals with a category for each series?

    edit: heres what i'm talking 'bout.



    Posted By: sedgemonkey
    Date Posted: 20 June 2005 at 11:41am
    I like your action figure project a lot.  Why don't you post a new thread with the two templates as separate files?


    Posted By: tommy j4sun
    Date Posted: 20 June 2005 at 6:52pm
    mmkay.

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    Posted By: Commodore
    Date Posted: 25 June 2005 at 10:31am
    A treehouse.  It would be like Mr.Wongs Soup Department. It can be isometric or not. 


    Posted By: tommy j4sun
    Date Posted: 26 June 2005 at 12:24am
    i don't know. sounds kinda tricky to set up. i say go for it.

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    Posted By: Dejital
    Date Posted: 26 June 2005 at 10:27pm
    What about a Mini Iso Continent/World? I know there have been plenty of iso cities, but wouldn't an iso world be pretty cool too? I don't mean huge iso work that people do, but small little submissions that are very easy to come up with. For example, a house can be a single pixel. This would be both newbie friendly and a very nice project at the end.


    Posted By: sedgemonkey
    Date Posted: 26 June 2005 at 11:38pm
    Sounds interesting... can you elaborate a little more Dejital perhaps with a simple sketch for an example? 


    Posted By: pixelblink
    Date Posted: 27 June 2005 at 6:37pm
    Dejital: a single pixel? Are you kidding me? Personally, I don't making something "easy" is the way to promote better art... especially with this site. I will ALWAYS choose quality over quantity... and that's something that alot of kids that join up here just don't quite get. No offence meant towards your idea but, I just don't get it. Besides, there's already a small iso town thing going on in the collabs department.

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    Posted By: Dejital
    Date Posted: 27 June 2005 at 7:15pm
    Sigh, I was sleepy at midnight, and now I just don't have the same inspiration. 
    I think what I was thinking was something like Civilization, how towns manage to take up one iso square. I thought that if we put a bunch of those squares together, a large continent could be made. Of course, I'm thinking clear, and I don't think it's a very good idea anymore.


    Posted By: Xero
    Date Posted: 01 July 2005 at 1:49am
    We've got an action figure shop, maybe we could have some other shop collabs as well? For exmaple a candy store, a butcher, and maybe a gun shop? :D


    Posted By: tommy j4sun
    Date Posted: 01 July 2005 at 3:48am
    GUN SHOP! I HAD THAT IDEA! DAMN YOU

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    Posted By: Xero
    Date Posted: 01 July 2005 at 4:22am
    Do it then man, set it up!


    Posted By: tommy j4sun
    Date Posted: 01 July 2005 at 7:42pm
    ay ay, capan. but can some one help me set it up? i need help on how people can make their own guns. i don't want to use a template because that takes away too much freedom.

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    Posted By: Xero
    Date Posted: 02 July 2005 at 12:11am
    Hmm... you got msn?


    Posted By: Sensei
    Date Posted: 07 July 2005 at 10:23am
    This may be obscene but it would be cool too i think. Lets make a sex shop. I mean everyone makes up a new sex toy/machine that isnt invented yet.


    Posted By: Commodore
    Date Posted: 07 July 2005 at 10:36am
    An iso fantasy village with all the wizards houses and the beautiful nature.


    Posted By: pixelblink
    Date Posted: 07 July 2005 at 11:09am

    Originally posted by Sensei

    This may be obscene but it would be cool too i think. Lets make a sex shop. I mean everyone makes up a new sex toy/machine that isnt invented yet.

    Dude, there's too many kids on this site for that. Use your head



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    Posted By: Commodore
    Date Posted: 07 July 2005 at 11:15am
    I like that idea because it's funny. There's no naked people or anything in that. Besides he (he is my twin brother btw) is 14, his a kid himself


    Posted By: Sensei
    Date Posted: 07 July 2005 at 11:22am
    An isometric wester town.


    Posted By: ryan-gfx
    Date Posted: 07 July 2005 at 10:30pm
    Well it's kind of wierd, but a tree.

    we'd pre-make a leaf pattern and everyone would make something to go inside the leafs, like, say, a bird or a little house, or an animal of some sort. Then we'd collect all the tiles and put them together creating a huge tree full of stuff. We could also get a tiles to make a trunk that stack ontop of eachother.

    Maybe? lol.. just an idea.


    Posted By: pixelblink
    Date Posted: 08 July 2005 at 12:11am
    iso mosaic... pure and simple. 100x100 squares. Each person builds off the next. Isometric city evolves. 'nuff said

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    Posted By: ryan-gfx
    Date Posted: 08 July 2005 at 1:34am
    O_o

    I dont see how an isometric city could evolve from a green leaf template that's not even isometric, but... whatever :)


    Posted By: Sibix
    Date Posted: 09 July 2005 at 4:29am

    i think a medieval / Final fnatasy Tactics style city would be good. and it would stretch over loads of pages. ims ure loads of visitors would come if we got it to be massive. then loads of people will wont pixeljoint to make posters ect



    Posted By: Sensei
    Date Posted: 09 July 2005 at 10:48am
    I think that iso western town would do the same thing...


    Posted By: Ensellitis
    Date Posted: 10 July 2005 at 12:44am
    Originally posted by pixelblink

    iso mosaic... pure and simple. 100x100 squares. Each person builds off the next. Isometric city evolves. 'nuff said


    I completely agree.  That would be a great idea


    Posted By: pixelblink
    Date Posted: 10 July 2005 at 12:56am

    Originally posted by ryan-gfx

    O_o

    I dont see how an isometric city could evolve from a green leaf template that's not even isometric, but... whatever :)

    I wasn't even replying to your leaf thingy, but... whatever :)



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    Posted By: Ensellitis
    Date Posted: 10 July 2005 at 5:05pm
    How about some monthly contest?  Say like Pixelblink is the first judge, he picks a topic and all entries must have something to do with that topic, then at the end of the month he choses a winner.  Then the winner picks the next topic and is the judge, and it continues from there...  No real prizes, but a perfect chance for everyone to brush up on some of them skills  =)

    I was going to do this once, and I came up with a list of rules for it...  Making it fair and fun.


    Posted By: pixelblink
    Date Posted: 10 July 2005 at 5:12pm

    Originally posted by Ensellitis

    How about some monthly contest?  Say like Pixelblink is the first judge, he picks a topic and all entries must have something to do with that topic, then at the end of the month he choses a winner.  Then the winner picks the next topic and is the judge, and it continues from there...  No real prizes, but a perfect chance for everyone to brush up on some of them skills  =)

    I was going to do this once, and I came up with a list of rules for it...  Making it fair and fun.

    A contest idea is already in the works.... geez guys - get out of my head!!

    Stay tuned - us admins work slowly but surely



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    Posted By: sedgemonkey
    Date Posted: 11 July 2005 at 1:06pm
    Originally posted by pixelblink

    Stay tuned - us admins work slowly but surely

    Ain't that the truth.

    I wish I could just dedicate a full month to working out all the stuff I want to get done on this site, but alas I have not yet been granted the ability to manipulate time.



    Posted By: pixelblink
    Date Posted: 11 July 2005 at 1:09pm
    My problem is I always have a billion ideas goin on at once plus a tonne of projects that I'm still in the middle of trying to get done. There comes a point when you just have to say no to any more new ideas so you can get the older ones completed.

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    Posted By: Dejital
    Date Posted: 12 July 2005 at 7:00pm
    I was taking a shower when I got this weird idea.

    Bomberman is a very nice game, in fact one of my favorites. The only problem is playing it against a CPU, it's just not as fun as playing it against a real person. Now, I don't know how many Bomberman Flash clones there are out there, but I sure would like to play one! I'd be really interested if someone could program an online version of Bomberman multiplayer somewhere.

    Okay okay, the pixelling part is a little "different". The reason I posted this idea as a collaboration is simple; you can upload a tileset into the game and then easily start up a server that uses this tileset! People can come in to your server and play your map/tileset with no hastle! I'm sure a level design would be nice too. Bomberman games can easily work with just 3 different tiles (outside edge, floor, walls). Also, it would be cool if you could pixel your own character! Yes, yes, I'm nuts.

    I know this is complicated, but I'm a dreamer (and I'm not the only one [John Lennon, anyone?]).


    Posted By: 1ucas
    Date Posted: 12 July 2005 at 7:08pm
    What about an iso pixel theme park where people draw their own rides?

    But, I don't think we could follow the usual model of collabs like this, you know, with "blocks". It'd have to be a little tricker.

    I was thinking of something like this, you have a big grass field divided into small squares. When someone decides to draw a ride, he'd ask for some space, like "5x7". The project director would then place the ride wherever he finds better, and draw the walking paths (like in Theme Park)

    And we don't need to stick just to rides, we could have other things like places that sell foods, drinks and stuff. Just think of Theme Park but with complete freedom.

    Yeah... It's tricky and probably too hard and 'expensive' in effort, but I think it's a nice idea.

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    Posted By: Saboteur
    Date Posted: 12 July 2005 at 9:49pm

    Everyone say "Cheese!"

    Come on, that line alone has to give away my idea. We'd just have to make a rustic template for the people, then get people to pixel themselves into a PJ photo. It doesn't have to look like you, noone would know.

    Make your own facial expressions, give people the bunny ears thing... mysteriously have your hand not visible and be standing uncomfortably close to sedgemonkey... things like that.

    Good idea? bad idea? what's the general consensus?



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    Posted By: sedgemonkey
    Date Posted: 13 July 2005 at 9:40am

    Dejital:  I love Bomberman, but wouldn't know where to begin to program a multiplayer game like that.

    1ucas:   The theme park thing would get me off my ass to iso something for sure. I've always loved the idea of designing rides/attractions. I go to amusement parks all the time and I always think of how I could do it better.

    Saboteur: Pixel portraits would definitely be something I'd be into. It'd be cool to see how everyone sees themselves.  The template could be a polaroid frame.



    Posted By: Dejital
    Date Posted: 13 July 2005 at 11:29am
    Hey, Sedge, saw an old PM from you that I didn't notice.  Minipops! And yes, you can use mine as an example.

     


    Posted By: Saboteur
    Date Posted: 13 July 2005 at 2:38pm

    Sedge, I was thinking more along the lines of a family portrait style, rather than an individual composition. We've got more than enough collabs that don't amount to a finished collaborative effort, so I figured a non-iso (iso city mosaic) and non-people-restricted(sensei and commodore's) collab was in order.

    Prolly tomorrow I'll think harder about background and people size, rules and all that fun.

    And in my brain it would add up to a cartoonist look, not realist.



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    Posted By: Demon
    Date Posted: 13 July 2005 at 4:22pm
    If we got an original Flash clone made for Dejital's idea, then a multiplayer version shouldnt be that hard.  Just use good ol ASP pages to process Flash's .sendAndLoad function.

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    Posted By: ctrl-alt-delete
    Date Posted: 13 July 2005 at 5:48pm
    What about a Mr. Potato Head?  There could be a standard potato that people could draw the different parts for (shoes, eyes, mouths...) to customize as their own.  However, that seems to fall more along the lines of a doll/base senario, which is what I'm guessing this site is trying to move away from.  Still, it would be fun to see all the different parts people come up with.


    Posted By: Monstara
    Date Posted: 14 July 2005 at 12:49am
    I posted this idea as a separate thread, but I will repeat it, heh:

    Surrealist painters used to do this for fun, it's called "Exquisite Corpse".
    They fold a sheet of paper in, say, three equal parts, and each of them drew roughly a third of a body. then passed the sheet to the next guy, folded in such a way that he wouldn't be able to see what the previous one drew.
    The results are quite good, and it really is fun, I've tried it on paper.

    So what we could do is draw a 50X50 square, which would be a third of the final picture. One artist takes the bottom, one the middle, and the other the upper part of the body. The final result will be a 50X150 pixelart (duh!).

    If anyone got ideas of how to make this more fun -- go ahead.


    Posted By: So-lou
    Date Posted: 14 July 2005 at 4:37am

    That photo collab is a cool idea. We could make a school photo thing as well, and the template could be a spot on a bench and everyone draws themself sitting and smiling or waving or drinking etc. and at the end we put it all together set out in rows - Pixeljoint 2005.

     



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    Posted By: Ensellitis
    Date Posted: 14 July 2005 at 4:52am
    That is an awsome idea!!!

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    Posted By: Demon
    Date Posted: 14 July 2005 at 5:00am
    hehe I love that idea So-lou

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    Posted By: Monstara
    Date Posted: 14 July 2005 at 5:11am
    Agree.



    Posted By: sedgemonkey
    Date Posted: 14 July 2005 at 8:43am

    Originally posted by Monstara

    I posted this idea as a separate thread, but I will repeat it, heh:

    Surrealist painters used to do this for fun, it's called "Exquisite Corpse".
    They fold a sheet of paper in, say, three equal parts, and each of them drew roughly a third of a body. then passed the sheet to the next guy, folded in such a way that he wouldn't be able to see what the previous one drew.
    The results are quite good, and it really is fun, I've tried it on paper.

    So what we could do is draw a 50X50 square, which would be a third of the final picture. One artist takes the bottom, one the middle, and the other the upper part of the body. The final result will be a 50X150 pixelart (duh!).

    If anyone got ideas of how to make this more fun -- go ahead.

    I used to play this a lot with my girlfriend and I think we did it in the same way. It's a great time... the only thing we'd have to work out is the "connecting lines" between the three pieces.  



    Posted By: sedgemonkey
    Date Posted: 14 July 2005 at 8:44am
    Originally posted by So-lou

    That photo collab is a cool idea. We could make a school photo thing as well, and the template could be a spot on a bench and everyone draws themself sitting and smiling or waving or drinking etc. and at the end we put it all together set out in rows - Pixeljoint 2005.

    That is such a fun idea.  I would totally be game for that. 

     



    Posted By: Monstara
    Date Posted: 14 July 2005 at 9:22am
    sedge - I know exactly what you mean.

    Though it's not played that way originally, I'd suggest putting two pixels at each horizontal edge of each piece, so your piece will *have* to end at exactly those two pixels.

    The other option is when you are done with your part, you post only the bottom/top line of your piece (depending on what body part you are doing) and the next guy takes it on from there.

    Edit (response to the next post):
    Great! I'd love to see the results of this collab. What format do you suggest?
    I could make an example if I get some time off from work heh.


    Posted By: sedgemonkey
    Date Posted: 14 July 2005 at 9:30am
    I think having the person post their connectors is fair... it'd be nice to demonstrate an example piece so people get how it works.


    Posted By: Saboteur
    Date Posted: 14 July 2005 at 3:17pm

    Heh, my idea almost got jacked by so-lou. Kinda.

    I think you're thinking yearbook style, which would also be sweet.

    That's the in-progress background for my version of the idea. The benches might just get chucked, because I feel like it. The main issue I'm having is that this has to be arranged in a way to fit the 30+ people (potentially) that want to put themselves in the shot. Any ideas would be gratefully accepted.

    As it stands, I plan to have crates or something for the further back rows to stand on, and maybe arrange it so we could have a row of people sitting on the roof.

    One feature I'd love to add is a mini-bio and a place to show the artist's whole self, because the people in the back rows will be partially hidden. That would be when you put the mouse over the person, otherwise you'd not know who did which one. That is yet to be decided, however, and I gotta add that somewhere to the background.

    I think people are going to be within 96 by 64 (you gotta allow for fat people) dimensions. 

    Any ideas/complaints? Is so-lou's variation better? I think hers allows for less creativity and interaction, but is much clearer in terms of who did which person.

    Then again, my goal was for one big finished peice, not many little peices.



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    Posted By: Amythist
    Date Posted: 14 July 2005 at 4:09pm

    While I rather like your idea, So-Lou's would be one giant collab as well.. it could be done so that it looks like you're looking at a book with each artists names along the side.. like an actual yearbook. Just thought I'd point that out ^.~

    I love the idea of leaving enough room for 'larger' artists... and I love the template of yours so far...



    Posted By: Ensellitis
    Date Posted: 14 July 2005 at 8:22pm
    They did something like this a few times over at Ozone Asylum... 
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