Update: I forgot that there was less time between rounds this year, so I'm extending the deadline until Sunday the 5th.
Hey guys, so in between rounds of the Newgrounds Annual Tournament of Animation, we organize these massive collaborations called the Sarcastic Collabs. Here's one from last year for reference. And with the first round of NATA drawing to a close, it's time for the first one of this year!
The theme is Inanimate Objects.
There are a few rules:
- Anyone can join, even if you're not part of NATA!
- The Flash project is 720x405, 24fps (although if you make yours at any 16:9 ratio, we can scale it)
- You don't have to use Flash either. As long as it's the right size and frame rate, you can just send me a video file. Don't worry about conversion, I'll handle that (but in case you really want to, I convert to 720x406 flv. It doesn't seem to like having an odd number of pixels in the height.)
- If you send me a .swf, do not use MovieClips or filters as they won't import. Graphics are fine.
- If you send me a .fla, then MovieClips work.
- In general, try to avoid filters like blurs and glows. On the menu page with all of the animations, those in particular are expensive and slow things down. If you really need them though, we can export a video and use that without any issue.
- We don't use sound (the collab has background music and also all of the entries are shown together on the menu.)
- Aim for a short animation or loop less than 15 seconds (this is more of a guideline than a rule)
And that's it! PM me your entries via Dumping Grounds link or something and I'll add you to the collab! Tentative deadline is the evening of Sunday the 27th.
Also, let me know if you want to make the preloader art for the collab!