August '10 - Tracing a photo

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August '10 - Tracing a photo

Postby pixelgeek » Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:37 pm

Good Grief! It's already the 5th of August, and this month's challenge hasn't been posted yet. As many people are on vacation this month, let's make it a simple one.
Take an image, trace it in Synfig to make a cartoon version of it. Extra points if we can recognise what it is, double points if it moves :)

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Re: August '10 - Tracing a photo

Postby berteh » Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:56 am

A crane walking along the ancient Nil river has been traced 4000 years ago... and today again!

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Glyphs - traced bird brought to life

Music and sounds by the http://freesound.org community: nicStage, acclivity, aguasonic, spiderjerusalem, aarongnp.
Original picture by PocketAces - http://sxc.hu/photo/658728

Any comment is welcome.
Source file attached for inspiration. Free to reuse under CC-by-sa-nc.
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Re: August '10 - Tracing a photo

Postby muhkayoh » Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:56 am

Very nice!

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Re: August '10 - Tracing a photo

Postby Rafael » Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:36 pm

Very nice and funny. Congratulations.

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Re: August '10 - Tracing a photo

Postby mad0 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:55 pm

Hello
Because you said "recognize", I tried a portrait.
For it' is not difficult to recognize, I chose a very famous :wink:
He moves little, just smile.
It is not really good, but it's the best I can.
http://www.vimeo.com/14399009
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Re: August '10 - Tracing a photo

Postby Genete » Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:31 am

:lol:
I even knew who was without watching the movie! It was specially easy just reading the file name... :shock:
Good work mad0!!
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Re: August '10 - Tracing a photo

Postby mad0 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:00 am

Thank you Genete :)
I'm stupid, I forgot you could see the name of the file! :oops:
I can't change it now, too late...
:lol: :lol:

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Re: August '10 - Tracing a photo

Postby Animtim » Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:27 pm

Here's my entry for this month :

zeBigOne32.gif
who is this ? ^^


Nice work Berteh, I like your Glyphs, very well done.
Nice entry mad0 too.
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Re: August '10 - Tracing a photo

Postby pixelgeek » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:52 pm

Excellent entries this month!
Animtim - He looked soooo familiar but I had to cheat in the end. It would be on the tip of my tongue and then the Gif would cycle and I'd lose it. It would have been a lot easier if you'd included the piano in the picture ;) http://TinyURL.com/343emss

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Re: August '10 - Tracing a photo

Postby Genete » Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:26 am

pixelgeek wrote:Excellent entries this month!
Animtim - He looked soooo familiar but I had to cheat in the end. It would be on the tip of my tongue and then the Gif would cycle and I'd lose it. It would have been a lot easier if you'd included the piano in the picture ;) http://TinyURL.com/343emss

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Link doesn't work. Can you provide another one?
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Re: August '10 - Tracing a photo

Postby jcome » Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:20 am

time flies...

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Re: August '10 - Tracing a photo

Postby berteh » Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:13 pm

nice one mad0. don't worry about the filename being visible... the guy's face (all due respect) is well recognizable ;) further improvements could involved messing with the "outline width" tool if you want to spend some more time there, but that's pure cosmetic!

Animtim: your piano player looks machiavelous... don't know why but reminds me of Ursula. Thanks for the smile though, and congrats on the tracing.

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Re: August '10 - Tracing a photo

Postby Rafael » Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:03 pm

@mad0 & Animtim: congratulations, very good works.


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