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Deep Space Doris

Post by splinters » 22 Jun 2009, 14:20

Just starting a thread to encourage me to put WIP's in and actually get a move on with this one. Planning on releasing it in episodes...sort of a web experiment.

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Post by v3rd3 » 22 Jun 2009, 23:25

I can't wait!!

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Post by splinters » 03 Jul 2009, 19:18

Ok guys, need a bit of help with this one.

Doris is going episodic; like a comic book with a bit added regularly. What I want to do, rather than just have a picture and text on the screen is to reveal parts of the book slowly. Maybe timed, maybe by clicking.

So, for example, you get a picture of Doris reading the paper fading in then the box with text appears. As Doris spots a job, a close up of the ad appears in the screen. Another part of the story then appears. Suddenly (on the story) a bird crashes into the window. Wallop! (we get an image pop up along with sound).

Get the idea? Basically, I am gonna have a little fun now I am not constrained by print plus this will allow me to reveal the story while I am writing it rather than having to wait a year or so to complete it.

I am guessing this would be best done in flash, but I have no idea where to start. I am great at 'tweaking' existing code but have no idea where to begin.

Anyone suggest a starting point or way of doing this?

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Re: Deep Space Doris

Post by theuns » 03 Jul 2009, 19:47

this is also something that i'd like to learn and also don't know where to start, so i'll be watching for the suggestions posted here...
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Re: Deep Space Doris

Post by splinters » 20 Feb 2010, 21:10

No ideas on the above then?

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Re: Deep Space Doris

Post by splinters » 20 Feb 2010, 21:12

I decided that Doris needed something a little more 'british' as a logo. I also love the kitsch 50's style of design seen in games such as Fallout 3.
What do you think of this?
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Re: Deep Space Doris

Post by splinters » 20 Feb 2010, 22:08

And a few updated ones for the 'future' Doris.
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Re: Deep Space Doris

Post by splinters » 20 Feb 2010, 22:22

Actually the chrome version works well as part of Doris' spacesuit.
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Re: Deep Space Doris

Post by Finis » 20 Feb 2010, 22:49

Good logos.

I don't know flash but this sure sounds like a job for it.

So it is not exactly animated but each page or part (reading paper, box with text, spots a job) is a still picture that would appear using special effects like fades, sound, motion, user interaction, etc.? You want to use the web medium's abilities. That sounds like a good idea to me!

You would have to know the basic story line at first so that all the episodes fit together into a good story. Otherwise you might find yourself in the writer's equivalent of "painting yourself into a corner".

Will it be open ended with limitless new episodes possible?
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Re: Deep Space Doris

Post by splinters » 20 Feb 2010, 23:09

Yup that's right. Flash sounds like the way or i would be happy with some sort of script that faded in each part at the click of a button....sort of like a powerpoint presentation really.
I decided Doris would not wear blue...maybe a nice purple!!
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