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skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 12/12/2018 06:35


Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 12/10/2018 08:27

funfact: I've seen that animation all over the place. Last time was when it was being used in a Nintendo music stream over youtube.

Theoden (Level 6 SWAT) @ 12/9/2018 05:03

@Gecimen Happy birthday! :)

Irenaart (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 12/9/2018 00:17

@Gecimen; Happy birthday, buddy!

Theoden (Level 6 SWAT) @ 12/7/2018 03:33


Thanks for the heads-up, neat little app.

Gecimen (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 12/7/2018 01:44

Hello people :)

shampoop (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 12/6/2018 21:55

hello longtime <3

DeProgrammer (Level 7 Underboss) @ 12/6/2018 19:34

Oh, look, it's Metaru. I'm still using the avatar he made for me after all these years. :P

Schoq (Level 4 Button Man) @ 12/6/2018 13:36

A new improved version of LabChirp was just released. Useful for the game dev people here who like making sound effects in addition to pixels :D


Theoden (Level 6 SWAT) @ 12/6/2018 03:41

In case anyone has levelling up problems with their accounts, logging out and logging in seems to solve the issue.

That's a quick hack for the problem for now, sorry for any possible confusion. 

I will keep you guys updated on the issue, cheers!

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 12/5/2018 09:30

I recall it being the reason why i went to join the previous years. I barely ever come to PJ these days pther than for the job sub forum.
but only because I'm often busy with other stuff.

Plus there is little to no reason to post stuff on PJ's gallery other than some degree of nostalgia.

Veli (Level 4 Ensign) @ 12/5/2018 07:58

Opacus (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 12/5/2018 06:02

Atnas said they weren't able to send out forum wide messages this year to alert people of Secret Santa, so that probably explains the decrease in participants.

Gecimen (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 12/5/2018 00:50

Don't think there are many. There was a very long time when Pixelation forums were far more popular but most users also have a gallery here.

Eggy (Level 4 Deputy) @ 12/4/2018 09:03

Seconded! Plus, at least in my opinion, it gives a nice chance to practice art and get a piece tailored to one's own interests in return. That and the mystery of who's making art for me keeps me excited <3

DieMango (Level 7 Underboss) @ 12/4/2018 05:16

But Secret Santa is about giving present unconditionally, eishiya :D

And people always can make a gift just like that when someones awsome °3°


Theoden (Level 6 SWAT) @ 12/4/2018 04:11

I rarely visit Pixelation. I think the forum gallery concept makes the site less enjoyable to browse for pixel works. But this might be ideal for others who do not like a managed gallery.
Are there any "Pixelation-only" users that never post on PJ or other sites?

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 12/3/2018 21:58

Pixelation is on its last legs.

eishiya (Level 6 SWAT) @ 12/3/2018 09:38

I keep not entering the Pixelation SS because there are too many people, so maybe in a couple more years, it'll get to a nice size |D For me personally, it's not fun creating art for someone I don't give a crap about, and it's not fun getting art that's likely had no love put into it either, and when most of the participants are people who don't participate in the community at other times, the chance of such match-ups is very high ):

skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 12/3/2018 05:54

Hm, you're right, 36 this year, down from 66 in 2017 and 65 in 2016...

Gecimen (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 12/3/2018 04:22

Fewer participations this year, hope it turns out great.

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 12/1/2018 07:07

OOpps, it seems I missed the secret santa again.

Opacus (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 11/28/2018 07:09

Yes join in for some fun on Secret Santa! First time I'll be participating in 6 years I think. Can't wait to push some pixels again. Would love to see some more of you there. 

Irenaart (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 11/28/2018 00:25

@andylittle; Happy birthday, buddy!

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 11/27/2018 10:47

secret secret santa, it seems :)

Jinn (Level 11 Godfather) @ 11/27/2018 09:28

@Irenaart Thank you! <3

DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) @ 11/27/2018 08:09

@Jeremy: While the bg could be (partly) redux, it is also quite consistent with the style used in the other components. Then again, the whole thing is very different from the artists two other pictures. But with all the shit and npa that gets into PJ these days; to the degree that this image has problems...it's trivial.

Irenaart (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 11/27/2018 00:07

@Jinn; Happy birthday, man!

Irenaart (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 11/27/2018 00:05

@jeremy; Happy belated birthday!

jeremy (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 11/27/2018

http://pixeljoint.com/pixelart/124127.htm background on this looks like a straight colour reduction, to me

neota (Level 8 Shodan) @ 11/23/2018 19:08

3/5 of those 'custom wrapping example' images are broken, AFAICS.

Different subject:

There's this concept I've been kicking around that I've never seen explicitly discussed: rate-of-value-change (as a distinct thing from discussing eg 'difference in value indicates difference in depth'. Mathematically, the first derivative of value). "Tension" seems like the most correctly evocative word to me, for a number of reasons:

* rate of value change can be directly mapped to curvature through space ( a straight line through space has relatively constant value, as shown in planes, discs, and lines along the primary axis of a cylinder)

* value change draws the eye (compositional tension) and this can be mapped in reverse from a lineart (areas of greatest angular contrast are the best ones to darken when weighting)

* Actually shading curved sections, the level of mechanical tension in the hand required seems to map exactly to the rate of curvature in 3d space.

That's the idea. I've read a fair bit on art but don't remember any mention of this. Is there something out there that does examine this subject?

Eggy (Level 4 Deputy) @ 11/23/2018 01:13

Awesome! I just joined 

Mandrill (Level 8 Partner) @ 11/20/2018 13:42

A helluva lot of great pixels!

Welcome back.

CritiqueMyWork (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 11/20/2018 10:14

Been away for half a year,  did I miss something?

Theoden (Level 6 SWAT) @ 11/18/2018 09:40


Yes, Sedge has been making some tweaks on the site to reduce spam flood.

Mr_Laurent (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 11/18/2018 05:16

The "minimum requirements for leveling up" have been updated this week, or did i miss something ? I was far from level 3 in points last week but this mornig without doing anything, Tadah ! i'm level 3 ! 

but i haven't seen any informations about it

Irenaart (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 11/17/2018 00:16

@Yes-I-Do; Happy birthday, man!

Theoden (Level 6 SWAT) @ 11/14/2018 23:17

Thanks a lot greenraven! 

greenraven (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 11/14/2018 15:39

Happy belated birthday! 

Theoden (Level 6 SWAT) @ 11/13/2018 22:56

Thanks a lot guys, you are the best!  

ArcadeHero (Level 6 SWAT) @ 11/13/2018 15:34

Belated Happy Birthday, dude 

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 11/13/2018 11:29

Happy birthday!! :D

Mandrill (Level 8 Partner) @ 11/13/2018 10:43

Happy Birthday, buddy!

Theoden (Level 6 SWAT) @ 11/13/2018 03:39

Thank you very much Irena! :)

Irenaart (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 11/13/2018 03:19

@Theoden; Happy birthday, buddy!

Theoden (Level 6 SWAT) @ 11/12/2018 06:55

Hi Frost!

Frost (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 11/12/2018 01:36


Mandrill (Level 8 Partner) @ 11/10/2018 17:57

Alles erdenklich Gute Elchmann! :)

eishiya (Level 6 SWAT) @ 11/10/2018 15:08

There are a couple of unsuitable (accidental?) entries to this week's challenge, and only one real entry so far D: Hopefully there'll be more entries within the coming day but I'm worried these other entries might prevent the challenge from staying open even though it should. Looks like the mods took care of the extra entries. Thanks!

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