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Mech challenge

Title: Mech challenge
Pixel Artist: Indigo  (Level 2 Flatfoot :: 5045 points)
Posted: 4/19/2010 00:02
Statistics:  34 comments    56 faves    0 avatars

The entire animation was completed within 3 hours, so a lot of cheap decisions ended up being made.  Its a shame I missed the deadline, but oh well.  I hate this hunk of metal now :P

Top Pixel Art - April 2010 (#8)Top Pixel Art - April 2010 (#8)


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Myfault (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 4/13/2011 06:51

 perfect :O

Victor Rojo (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 12/28/2010 19:37

more than 8 XD

Scarodactyl (Level 8 Marshal) @ 5/15/2010 13:53

Grats on #8!  (called it!)

Leath (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 5/12/2010 17:30

it is so well done that I can almost hear the sound of the heavy footsteps. Looks really weighty. 5/5

Dino502Run (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 5/5/2010 13:31

This is so cool

RabidGolfCart (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 4/26/2010 01:18

Awesome piece, you should've gotten first place.

slaughterism (Level 5 Lieutenant) @ 4/22/2010 21:50

Yeah i would have voted for this one forsure.

ooshmaster (Level 5 Soldier) @ 4/22/2010 18:47

this is, amazing, bro.

-DE- (Level 11 General) @ 4/22/2010 01:42

It's a shame you've missed the deadline, you would've won for sure! Awesome animation...

big brother (Level 11 Admiral) @ 4/21/2010 10:21

The colors and rendering is marvelous, but the movement doesn't really convey the weight very well. Solid work for 3 hours, though.

Ipsen (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 4/21/2010 08:23

Nice hunk of metal :) 

x-death (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 4/21/2010 03:28

the animation is pretty good other then that pixel drop everyones already mentioned.  this peice ti be honest made me look at your other peices, and it made me realize ou have an eye for picking really nice palettes.

can't wait to see more peices from you!

Indigo (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/20/2010 23:42

Accidental double post

Indigo (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/20/2010 23:39

Thanks guys for the kind comments and critique.  I agree with the animation crit - I'm simply too bummed out to revisit it right now :(  Maybe later.

Scarodactyl (Level 8 Marshal) @ 4/20/2010 13:43

Oh well, maybe we'll be seeing it again in the top pix of the month.

Dusty (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 4/20/2010 13:28

I agree with the single pixel drop. Makes it look like it's a glitched animation. Otherwise, good stuff! Pity it didn't meet the deadline.

Conjested angel (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 4/20/2010 12:37

I declare it the winner of the challenge anyways

ohnoimnaked (Level 2 Peon) @ 4/20/2010 09:02

wish this was submitted. So good it hurts =P

antymattar (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 4/20/2010 01:34

we could have had a winner

Argyle (Level 6 Manager) @ 4/19/2010 15:30

I like it a lot, and I feel your pain!  I've submitted at -least- 3 pieces that missed the challenge by a few minutes.

I gotta agree with the one-pixel drop looking weird.  This is mostly because it's an obvious clean cut straight down the same vertical line so it causes it to look more like a wagging detached and dislocated segment of the mech bumping out of place from the force of the step as opposed to a slight rotation of the body to compensete its balance being forced askew from the impact.  Made a quick edit to show that it looks less awkward if you were to not pull it down at the exact same point.  It's not pixel perfect, just a demonstration.

other than this one problem, it is really well done.

Prinny (Level 1 Private) @ 4/19/2010 12:26

 That's amazing; too bad you couldn't enter it as a challenge entry :U

pixelhermes (Level 1 Intern) @ 4/19/2010 10:05

this is sweeet

cure (Level 11 Godfather) @ 4/19/2010 08:51

If that arm hangin' out the side moved when the feet struck that'd complete it.

not sure about the front of the mech dropping down a pixel

RoboBOT (Level 7 Captain) @ 4/19/2010 05:00

I love the colors! Very blue, yet still looks like metal. And the leg animation is ace. I agree that the bobbing front seems a bit choppy, probably because it seems to shear downward instead of the whole top thing rotating downward. Tricky effect to accomplish, though. Very nice piece, I'm sorry it didn't get into the challenge! It gets a lovely blue ribbon in my mind.

Satsume (Level 10 Capo) @ 4/19/2010 04:34

nice ani .o. 

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 4/19/2010 04:04

A good piece of work. It's shame this didn't get in for the challenge and I know how frustrating it is as the same thing happened to me on my last piece:/

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 4/19/2010 03:15

I looked for this when voting, but I couldn't find it.

I still love you.

Dr D (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 4/19/2010 01:40

Don't be down, whether or not it's in the challenge doesn't matter. Although, I would have voted for it.

It's awesome.

1ucas (Level 5 Soldier) @ 4/19/2010 00:34

Ah, system limitations. Bummer. :( 

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 4/19/2010 00:31

ironically, there's a piece that has nothing to do with the challenge that just slipped in

skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 4/19/2010 00:18

Yep, sorry, unfortunately it is what it is; these things happen. If this were to be added into the challenge now, it would end up being added into the current challenge (Good Day / Good Night). So yes, nothing can be done, I suppose you know for next time.

Indigo (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/19/2010 00:15

I was frantic and couldn't find the option to use as a challenge entry.  If you're saying this cannot be rectified because of my mistake.  Oh well.  That sucks.  I'm a bit stressed now - so I'll head to bed.

1ucas (Level 5 Soldier) @ 4/19/2010 00:14

Pity you didn't make it. This one is quite good. 

I say it should get in. Missing by two minutes and a minor mistake is kind of unfair.


skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 4/19/2010 00:06

Yargh indeed!

Wonderful, but I'm afraid you missed the deadline by about two minutes. I'll add it to the gallery now, but unfortunately it's too late to be added into the challenge.

Small critique, the animation in the front is a bit choppy.

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