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Design Easter Eggs for the Game! WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

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I know there's a lot on in terms of Events at the moment - however, Easter is early this year, and I know you wouldn't want to be rushed in your annual Easter Bunny revelry!

It's Time To Design Easter Eggs Again

This is another chance to design Easter Eggs to become furniture items in the game. We need you to design us the best Easter Eggs you can, and we'll be picking out the best designs to put into the game.

You have nearly 4 weeks to work on these designs, so get cracking! (Cracking! Eggs! D'y'see what I did there? It was a yolk! A runny yolk! HAHAHAHAHA.)


Post your entries in the Entry thread here.

-- Include your design in your entry post as an image, using the image tags.
-- Images must be 256 x 256 pixels
-- Images must be .png format
-- Include pirate name and ocean in your post
-- You can enter up to 8 designs each. These must all be in a single post - edit your post to change or add designs.

To post an image:
-- Save your image at the correct size as a .png image on your computer
-- Upload it to a website - either your own webspace, or use one of the main free sites such as www.putfile.com, www.imageshack.com, www.photobucket.com, etc, and get the url for the image on that site.
-- Ensure that your image is not in a private area that requires log-in to view. Get a mate to check they can see it with your url.
-- In your entry post, enclose the url in image tags as shown here.
-- PREVIEW BEFORE POSTING - if the image isn't showing on preview, check your url and tags.
-- Remember to add your pirate name and ocean before posting.

Tips and tricks and links and things:

I've included these not just as a reminder of the entries from last year and the year before, but also because the threads contain a lot of useful information, and probably answer most of the questions that are likely to come up this year!

-- Your design MUST be able to 'wrap' - the two sides of the design should join up seamlessly with no discontinuity where the two sides meet. Test this by laying two copies of your design side by side.
-- Remember the shape-changing effect of putting your design round an egg. A design that looks sensible in a square template could look strange on the final egg model.
-- The scene also really burns out the details, so make the whole thing slightly darker than you would think. Slightly!
-- Keep it simple. The design has to work on a relatively small object, make sure your design shines through.

-- If you want to see your design rendered on to an egg shape before posting it as an official entry, try this thread set up by ShortyJack.


--Link to Silveransom's new egg reference template thread
--Link to the 2007 event thread.
--Link to the 2007 entry thread.
--This YPPedia page shows the winning Easter eggs from 2006 and 2007.
-- Link to the 2006 event thread.
-- Link to the 2006 entry thread.
-- Link to Guppymomma's Rendered Eggs thread from 2006
--Silveransom's egg rendering tutorial or the simpler 2008 updated versionhere
--2007 rendered eggs YPPedia page.
--2007 rendering test thread which will give you lots of ideas for what works well and what not so well!

-- If you want to, you can download the egg model from this link, if you wish to test your design and you have a 3D modelling program. Note that you do not *need* to do this to enter - just if you want to try it out yourself.
-- If you're keen to test it, there are easy downloads of 30 days free trial versions of some 3D modelling software (e.g. 3D studio max).
-- You may need a renderer plug-in apparently. ;)
-- Ponytailguy produced a quick tutorial of testing the designs in 3DS-MAX here
-- Quick instructions on how to get the correct viewpoint for the eggs are here.

I'm not going to pretend to be an expert with these bits of software, so if there are updated instructions I should link to, I'm happy to edit these in!


The deadline for Easter Egg designs is the end of Tuesday 19th February - 11:59 game time.

If yours is one of the winning designs chosen, your prize is to get your design created as a bit of in-game furniture, and you'll be given an egg in your design. If you win, your design may be rotated for the final egg. You would be asked for a preference on whether your egg is available in the Palace Shoppe, or whether you would like it to be a rarer egg given out as event prizes.

Go forth and lay eggs!
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Re: Design Easter Eggs for the Game! Deadline February 19th 2008

FUN!!!!
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Re: Design Easter Eggs for the Game! Deadline February 19th 2008

Maybe this year could have Ocean Master Eggs to go with the Ocean Master Dolls? Pictures of wee cute Apollo =D
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Re: Design Easter Eggs for the Game! Deadline February 19th 2008

For the love of my collection, I must win with a green egg! My hall is too filled with blue and pink. I say the most used color of winning eggs be green this year. Green or purple.
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Re: Design Easter Eggs for the Game! Deadline February 19th 2008

 
Maybe this year could have Ocean Master Eggs to go with the Ocean Master Dolls? Pictures of wee cute Apollo =D

Rhodin made Ringer Eggs which can be found here.

As a side note I forgot to add: I will be doing some free renders for those with correct templates found here.
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Re: Design Easter Eggs for the Game! Deadline February 19th 2008

 

As a side note I forgot to add: I will be doing some free renders for those with correct templates found here.

Yay! Thank you! :D
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Re: Design Easter Eggs for the Game! Deadline February 19th 2008

:O RHEGG TIME!

Thank Cleaver it's 8 designs this year. I can do a whole BK set with room to spare. Then again, I was also thinking of redoing Liz's hair and maybe entering a few OMs as is, and there's that Rat Egg I made for Zomgrats, oh and Ghys never got picked, ever, although she does wear green...

Could we bump the limit to like, 100? I think I might be able to get under that.
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Re: Design Easter Eggs for the Game! Deadline February 19th 2008

I've been waiting for this! Missed this last year.

Apollo, when you get excited about events, you sure become one silly goose egg!
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Re: Design Easter Eggs for the Game! Deadline February 19th 2008

 
You have nearly 4 weeks to work on these designs, so get cracking! (Cracking! Eggs! D'y'see what I did there? It was a yolk! A runny yolk! HAHAHAHAHA.)


uh, yea, totally got the joke...
But I was wondering, why .png files? isn't the .jpg ones acceptable?
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Re: Design Easter Eggs for the Game! Deadline February 19th 2008

Wow this year sure flew by fast.
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Re: Design Easter Eggs for the Game! Deadline February 19th 2008

are you allowed to get somthing in game i.e barrel and base it around ( print screen ) ?
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Re: Design Easter Eggs for the Game! Deadline February 19th 2008

Hey, this is fun! I missed the previous year's event but I won't pass this up this time.

I find it fun to tweak the image's perspective since the egg's shape warps it up. It's a great exercise and I finally dusted my 3DS Max back up again. If anyone needs their eggs rendered, just say so and I'll help out as well.

I posted my first two, and the other six are on the planning stages. But I guess I already gave away the theme for most of my eggs. Please comment and give this first time egg head some pointers.
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Re: Design Easter Eggs for the Game! Deadline February 19th 2008

Ahhhhh!

How do I think spring when the temperatures have been hovering around zero degrees farenheit and the upstairs furnace is out again?

Since I've already heard a few people wondering...can we resubmit or improve our own previous entries or do they need to be completely new? (Hey using the same answer works for me - it wears down the judges :P)
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Re: Design Easter Eggs for the Game! Deadline February 19th 2008

Awww... if only I had artistic talent...

EDIT:

Just checked Nordenx' eggs! Amazing! Lubz'es
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Re: Design Easter Eggs for the Game! Deadline February 19th 2008

 
Awww... if only I had artistic talent...

Plenty of people enter with little or no artistic ability. Just because you are not a professional artist should not discourage you from trying and entering.
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Re: Design Easter Eggs for the Game! Deadline February 19th 2008

 
are you allowed to get somthing in game i.e barrel and base it around ( print screen ) ?
You should use original artwork.

 
Since I've already heard a few people wondering...can we resubmit or improve our own previous entries or do they need to be completely new?
You can update and resubmit previous entries if you wish - as long as they're your OWN previous entries. ;)
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Re: Design Easter Eggs for the Game! Deadline February 19th 2008

This year, there has to be a lime egg *dreams*
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Re: Design Easter Eggs for the Game! Deadline February 19th 2008

Very cute, Nordenx :)

This'll be my first time trying it too--should be an interesting challenge
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Re: Design Easter Eggs for the Game! Deadline February 19th 2008

 
Awww... if only I had artistic talent...



Check out the previous winners (under Easter Furniture.) About half of them are simple patterns or made with preset shapes. The first Rhegg was also made with preset shapes, just saying. >.> Yes, there are a lot of complex compositions out there, but, as you can see, ordinary eggs designed by mere art mortals do have a chance.
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Re: Design Easter Eggs for the Game! Deadline February 19th 2008

Mmh... You're right I guess:)

I'll put something together, for the hedge of it, as soon as I get a computer with (It's true, this one doesn't have it!!) paint.
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Re: Design Easter Eggs for the Game! Deadline February 19th 2008

 
Hey, this is fun! I missed the previous year's event but I won't pass this up this time.

I find it fun to tweak the image's perspective since the egg's shape warps it up. It's a great exercise and I finally dusted my 3DS Max back up again. If anyone needs their eggs rendered, just say so and I'll help out as well.

I posted my first two, and the other six are on the planning stages. But I guess I already gave away the theme for most of my eggs. Please comment and give this first time egg head some pointers.


XD I am love with your eggs, and thank so much for submitting the asian theme ones! I <3 kittypet!
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Re: Design Easter Eggs for the Game! Deadline February 19th 2008

Thanks for the encouraging compliment everyone! ^_^

Apollo wrote: 
If you win, your design may be rotated for the final egg.
Since a couple of my designs rely heavily on optical illusion to get the special snow globe effect, this might pose a problem. The "guitar pick" shape below/behind the ballerina and the ship turns into an oblong only at the default view of the 48.6deg cam render setting of the provided 3D egg model. Tilting or turning it in any other way will ruin the effect. I also optimized the view of the other two eggs to face that default cam, I didn't care about matching the seams behind the egg - so it's not exactly made for 360° viewing. :P

Any suggestions or compromise? Like if ye like the design and pick it to win, I could always re-edit it post event to match the tilt/rotate that you like it to be. ;)
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Re: Design Easter Eggs for the Game! Deadline February 19th 2008

 
If you win, your design may be rotated for the final egg.

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Re: Design Easter Eggs for the Game! Deadline February 19th 2008

 
 
If you win, your design may be rotated for the final egg.
I saw, I read, it didn't register until ye bolded. Gotcha! Thankies Apollies! ^_^
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Re: Design Easter Eggs for the Game! Deadline February 19th 2008

Yay! Basic MS Paint skills have a chance!
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Re: Design Easter Eggs for the Game! Deadline February 19th 2008

Eight entries apiece this year? Apollo, I'm a busy man, how is this fair?

/e mutters a bit about designing 8 eggses... but decides he loves the challenge...

Oh, and my walkthrough from last year is a bit dated. A much simpler version is linked to below, in SJ's thread (along with my streamlined file based on the Ringer egg file). It assumes a familiarity with Windows programs, and the ability to learn a tiny bit of Max... as well as having the program in the first place. It should be pretty fast to pick up and start testing, though.

http://forums.puzzlepirates.com/community/mvnforum/viewthread?p=1379066#1379066

Edit: Oh, and Nordenx? Me likey.
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Re: Design Easter Eggs for the Game! Deadline February 19th 2008

Could I get a test render please?


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Re: Design Easter Eggs for the Game! Deadline February 19th 2008

 
Could I get a test render please?


Check in the test rendering thread. I already rendered this design, but I believe the person who posted it (can't remember as they deleted the post) wasn't you.
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Re: Design Easter Eggs for the Game! Deadline February 19th 2008

 
 
Could I get a test render please?

Check in the test rendering thread...
Just in case people are not aware of it yet:

SJ, Silveransom and I are helping people who wants test renders for their entries here:
http://forums.puzzlepirates.com/community/mvnforum/viewthread?thread=87980

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Re: Design Easter Eggs for the Game! Deadline February 19th 2008

I wonder if I should brave the wind and put Sexylopod on one..
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