|Posted : Monday, 24 August 2009, 14:23|
|'tis a teensy Afr0 Pompom!|
The black ball might've looked better on a none-black background, though!
|Posted : Monday, 24 August 2009, 15:03|
|It's a nice start but I think it needs a lot of polish. Namely:|
1) Change the font.
2) The balls movement is a bit static. Have it move in a curve or something, rather then straight across screen and then down.
|Posted : Tuesday, 25 August 2009, 00:27|
|I like the idea, but I think it could do with a few tweaks...|
To make it look more like an afro, you could have it not just as a sphere, but slightly squashed, and spin it another way to emphasise this. I didn't realise it was an afro until you told me so. I also think it could do with a sound-effect of some kind. Just like a 'swoosh' noise as the afro comes in or something. Although I guess that's something you already plan to add later.
As for the font, I don't feel it's that bad, although a different font may work better.
|Posted : Tuesday, 25 August 2009, 01:32|
|The Celeron's monitor is set to a higher brightness/contrast than my other PC, and watching it here there's a much better contrast between the Afr0 and the Black background.|
Looks a lot better.
Still think you oughta have a different coloured background, though.
|Posted : Tuesday, 25 August 2009, 02:03|
|JL235: Nope, not changing the font! In the beginning I considered modelling the letters after a pre-existing font, but as I progressed I decided I really liked the 'personalized' look of the font I had going. The letters look fairly consistent, but still looks like they've been drawn by hand. Which is cool. It emphasizes the slightly humorous feel of the intro.|
As for the movement, I agree. I might change it.
shroom_monk: Slight squash? Hmm... I might try that. I'm definately thinking of adding a sound-effect, though I'm not sure what kind yet.
Jay: I think I might try with an inverted color scheme as well, to see how that looks. But it depends, because it takes 1 1/2 hour to render the thing!
|Posted : Tuesday, 25 August 2009, 04:31|
|I don't get it.|
|Posted : Tuesday, 25 August 2009, 05:11|
|Posted : Tuesday, 25 August 2009, 06:07|
|Hmm... interesting movement! |
|Posted : Tuesday, 25 August 2009, 06:41|
|Oooh... I like that idea Jay. Really emphasises the afro!|
|Posted : Tuesday, 25 August 2009, 10:38|
|.....So is the hair supposed to be sort of like an afro? It looks more like bad specular mapping on a pool ball. It would be more interesting if the O suddenly grew a full 'fro with a little bounce to it, but the black background kills the effect completely, since all i see is some fuzzy white thing moving in|
|Posted : Wednesday, 26 August 2009, 13:44|
|I posted a new version besides the old one. Which one looks better? |
Sorry about the quality, the video was accidentally rendered out at 75% compression. But due to the small filesize I've decided to keep it that way for now.
I haven't had time to do anything about the animation just yet, but it'll get there.
|Posted : Thursday, 27 August 2009, 15:26|
|Updated the video again, this time with new animation inspired by Jay's suggestion.|
What do you think?
|Posted : Monday, 31 August 2009, 16:54|
|I'm subbed, so I see these when they get up. All I can say is, nice work so far! |
|Posted : Monday, 31 August 2009, 22:01|