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AquaShee

AquaShee
Belgium  


  3/10/2011

Hehe, I managed to finish the room without needing to change much about the screenshotted part, so I guess there wasn't that much harm done. Here is the finished background: Preview 4

I'll start coding the weather system this weekend, and I'll outline the details for the next phase of doodles. Sharpen your pencils everyone!


The Community Scribble: make (y)our own metaroom!
 
Norngirl

Norngirl
Sweden  

 visit Norngirl's website: Norngirl's Temporary Storage
  3/11/2011

as said in one of the pic in the comments - I think it's fantastic you manage to make all of our pics blend so nicely togheter *nods* Also - I realy like how you placed my crystal in a neat glittery looking cave (me wonders who made that one :3 ) well it's really cool looking - and the rest of the stuff is neat too ^^

haha I can see 5 of my other stuff in here too :3

will be interessting to see what will be the next challenge ^^

 
MaltoGuy

MaltoGuy
United States  


  3/11/2011

Looks great. I don't see anything I drew....
 
AquaShee

AquaShee
Belgium  


  3/11/2011

Don't worry MaltoGuy. As I said in the comments, not every tree made it in since there is limited space and I had to make sure there will be enough room for fruit to grow on the trees. Your scribbles also included a cloud and some raindrops, which will most certainly be used. The 'loose' objects like flowers, fruits, clouds, raindrops and even suns and moons have virtually no limit on them since I can just have them rotate through all the possible scribbles.

Can you imagine a room with a new sun every day? :D


The Community Scribble: make (y)our own metaroom!
 
mea
Chaotic Spriter

mea


 visit mea's website: Caos of the Creatures Realm
  3/11/2011

Wow... it looks great. Just a silly thought but, I wonder if there was enough sent in to do another room so that even more of the images that had been sent in can be used. :P
 
MaltoGuy

MaltoGuy
United States  


  3/11/2011

That sounds awesome. Can't wait for when it's finished. :)
 
AquaShee

AquaShee
Belgium  


  3/11/2011

Mea, the trees you sent me were enough to fill three rooms! I even turned one of them into a bonsai, it seemed fitting.

Not sure if I'll be making another room though, a metaroom made of doodles is one of those things that only works once.

Anyways, I added a new mission statement to the first post, so you all can start working on fruits, berries and blossoms for the trees and bushes! Depending on how well this goes, I'll put up instructions for butterflies next.

This weekend I'll be working on giving the room a proper day/night cycle and weather patterns. I already have the night sky finished.


The Community Scribble: make (y)our own metaroom!
 
Mousienorn

Mousienorn
Canada  


  3/11/2011

Aquashee, If you go to the norngarden website they have a metaroom map. It might not be up to date but it can help for finding a place like home for the scribble.

Edit: Or follow This link
and for dimensions go here

Edit:

Also is Photo Bucket an okay site to use?


and yet antoher Edit:

Ive sent in somthing!


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The Creatures Clinic
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AquaShee

AquaShee
Belgium  


  3/12/2011

Achievement Unlocked: "Forager"
Awarded for sending me the first bounty of tasty fruit, berries and seeds!
Unlocked by: Mousienorn


The Community Scribble: make (y)our own metaroom!
 
Mousienorn

Mousienorn
Canada  


  3/12/2011

Yay! Thank you...:$

Edit:

PicYes.com is an okay site I would think. Its also very easy to use.


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The Creatures Clinic
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AquaShee

AquaShee
Belgium  


  3/12/2011

Ooh, that site does seem nifty. I'll add it to the list.

The Community Scribble: make (y)our own metaroom!
 
Laura
Tea Queen

Laura
United Kingdom  
Administrator


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  3/12/2011

I'm sure I can find the time to draw you an assortment of seeds, berries, fruit and flowers. :)
 
Mousienorn

Mousienorn
Canada  


  3/12/2011

I'm working on making more!

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Harlequinade

Harlequinade



  3/14/2011

One question.

Are you planning anything "pop-up bookish" for this metaroom? For example- suns and moons being raised on pop sticks, lightning being shown as clearly separate strips of paper, weather items like snowflakes and rain being lowered on strings?

 
AquaShee

AquaShee
Belgium  


  3/14/2011

I thought of that, but I wanted to limit my work on the graphics themselves to a minimum. So at most I resize, cut and paste the images. Sometimes I tweak lighting and contrast or hue a bit to make them fit better, but that's it really.

The Community Scribble: make (y)our own metaroom!
 
Mousienorn

Mousienorn
Canada  


  3/14/2011

This Scribble Idea Is awsome.. I'm glad Aquashee created it! It's one of the sole resons I decided to join in the comunity!

;) Nornz Rule! "I'm always watching you. "
The Creatures Clinic
The Norn dating Agency! :)

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AquaShee

AquaShee
Belgium  


  3/14/2011

Really? Hearing that makes me very happy! Getting the community involved and expanding it was the very reason I decided to start this project. :D (Oh, and also because it lets me have fun coding a metaroom without having to bother drawing stuff, teehee)

Oh! Almost forgot! I had another idea that ties in with the community aspect, but focuses on CAOS rather than graphics! I'm going to design one or two of the toys that will appear in the room in such a way that you guys (yes, you too, over there in the corner) can supply a script to be added to the toys.
This idea is still in a very basic state, but I was thinking of a sort of rocket or airplane-like toy that, when pushed, takes off into the skies. The 'tricks' it performs could then be coded by you guys. You can make it do loops, a daring nosedive, chase a norn around, shoot things, whatever. I can code the toy in such a way that all you have to do is get the CAOS tool and use it to inject your script after injecting the toy. When it works, send the script to me and I'll review it and add it to the final toy.

It's still a basic idea, but combined with a tutorial and some help from me, anyone new or old to CAOS can have their script added to the room.

What do you guys think? Would it be worth it adding such a feature?


The Community Scribble: make (y)our own metaroom!
 
Horstj

Horstj
Germany  


  3/14/2011

Sounds good! A toy airplane that attacks (and kills (but only if they are not scared and run away)) the Grendels wich want to kill the Norns would be nice (well I'm sure the Grendels are thinking something diffrent). Or it could shoot down angry wasps, or throw down food supplies when the Norns are Hungry and there is no suitable food around.
 
AquaShee

AquaShee
Belgium  


  3/14/2011

Umm, how about just a toy airplane, hmm? The things it does when a norn pushes it will be coded by you guys, but it'll be limited to mostly just tricks with perhaps fake bullets and smoke trails.

The Community Scribble: make (y)our own metaroom!
 
Laura
Tea Queen

Laura
United Kingdom  
Administrator


 visit Laura's website: CC Chat
  3/15/2011

There. I've just sent you some colourful scribbly fruits and seeds. :P And I third the scripting idea. That would be really cool for those of us who don't code and would like to give it a shot. :)
 
eprillios
Geek Ettin

eprillios
Netherlands  

 visit eprillios's website: CreaturesCommunity.net
  3/15/2011

It's already becoming nice, AquaShee! Sadly I'm too late to send my first drawings in, but if I can I'll look into this mission. :) I think we're getting fun and new types of fruit nornkind have never thought of! :P

I don't know if it fits with your needs, but maybe it is an idea to post them on the CCaves Galleries. You don't have ads and limits, and it shouldn't go away anywhere. Using PNG the images will enormously shrink without quality loss. :)




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AquaShee

AquaShee
Belgium  


  3/16/2011

I'd really appreciate it if people would read the first topic thoroughly before sending in their drawings, asking questions or sending suggestions. I specifically stated that they should not be posted in the gallery or on forums or anywhere else where people other than me can see them.

This is to keep the room a surprise, and to make sure that people send in their work uninfluenced by what other people have drawn so far. It wouldn't be fair if someone with an art degree posts their submission in the gallery and discourages other people with less talent who would otherwise have submitted perfectly good scribbles.

EDIT: A new preview has been released! It shows the room in-game at night, with the moon and stars out in the sky.


The Community Scribble: make (y)our own metaroom!
 
Laura
Tea Queen

Laura
United Kingdom  
Administrator


 visit Laura's website: CC Chat
  3/17/2011

I love the effect of the night sky; I think it really completes the background. :)
 
Mousienorn

Mousienorn
Canada  


  3/17/2011

Wow... It will be the best Metaroom in history!

"I love the effect of the night sky; I think it really completes the background." ~ Laura

I totaly agree!

EDIT:

It looks like everyone knew what the other person was going to draw like and drew theirs to fit in!


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The Norn dating Agency! :)

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Pann
Small Birb

Pann
United States  

 visit Pann's website: Heck Yeah, Creatures!
  3/23/2011

Yay! It's time for fruits and seeds and such? How exciting!

Small bird who lives here sometimes, and wanders other times.

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cxisbest

cxisbest
United States  


  4/6/2011

I hope no-one forgets about this. We need more advertising..:\

 
Pann
Small Birb

Pann
United States  

 visit Pann's website: Heck Yeah, Creatures!
  5/2/2011

Yeah. I gotta get started soon!

Small bird who lives here sometimes, and wanders other times.

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Freylaverse

Freylaverse
United States  
Moderator



  5/20/2011

Oh come on! I just got my scanner working again, and I rushed to get my 14 pages of doodles, when it busted again! :'( And of course, things get better and better! I went off to go and find the printer manual and when I had returned, the cat had eaten half of my doodles! There's a big bite mark in my favorite berry! :(

Science is a beautiful gift to humanity; We should not distort it.
 
Mousienorn

Mousienorn
Canada  


  5/22/2011

:'( aww no fair. If that cat likes eating paper berries you should just coulor a brick of cat food for it to eat instead of supper! Sometimes I just don't understand cats!

;) Nornz Rule! "I'm always watching you. "
The Creatures Clinic
The Norn dating Agency! :)

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Freylaverse

Freylaverse
United States  
Moderator



  5/22/2011

Ha! Good idea! And after all that, I still didn't fix the scanner!

Science is a beautiful gift to humanity; We should not distort it.
 
AquaShee

AquaShee
Belgium  


  7/20/2011

I'm still plodding away at the metaroom guys, so no worries about me having died and stuff. (Although being a zombie programmer would be rather awesome)

Real life has kept me busy for a while, and at the moment the weather system is being a tough nut to crack. We don't want our Norns to think they're trapped in a permanent Belgian summer.

Keep sending in your doodles though!
On a side-note: More suns, moons and stars are always welcome. Perhaps a few planets and satetlites could be fun as well, showing up instead of the moon or as a star.


The Community Scribble: make (y)our own metaroom!
 
mea
Chaotic Spriter

mea


 visit mea's website: Caos of the Creatures Realm
  7/23/2011

how many more fruit, flowers, seeds, planets & stuff like that do you need or want? :P Just asking so that I don't flood you too badly if I send more stuff in...
 
AquaShee

AquaShee
Belgium  


  7/23/2011

In theory, there's no limit to the amount of objects I can add! They'll all be cycled while you play the room so every day/season/year will be full of new doodles.
Keep sending them in and I'll pick out the best ones. :) I'll do my best to add as many as possible from as many people as possible so we get a nice mix. :)

I promised Laura a release for the CCSF at the latest, maybe sooner depending on how much I get done.


The Community Scribble: make (y)our own metaroom!
 
Laura
Tea Queen

Laura
United Kingdom  
Administrator


 visit Laura's website: CC Chat
  7/27/2011

^ I like this post! :D
 
AquaShee

AquaShee
Belgium  


  7/27/2011

Then you'll also like the new screenshot I posted! :D

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