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Re: Lakituthequick's occasional art
« Reply #40 on: September 22, 2018, 10:17:32 AM »
I used models, not made, but thank you!

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Re: Lakituthequick's occasional art
« Reply #41 on: September 23, 2018, 09:12:47 AM »
And we're back with a 'regular' It's aMAZEing update!

This month we have the Poochy-Pup! This is the image I maze-ified.



Check out the maze I made the critter into right here!

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Re: Lakituthequick's occasional art
« Reply #42 on: October 26, 2018, 04:24:43 PM »
BOO!

Hah, I scared you with this terrifyingly late post about the most recent It's aMAZEing! It is Dry Bones' emblem of course!



Check out the maze I made it into right here!

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Re: Lakituthequick's occasional art
« Reply #43 on: November 22, 2018, 12:08:54 PM »
It's Thursday my gentlepeople. That means that it is five days ago that The 'Shroom released this month. You know what that means!

This month's maze is the icon of the best fighter of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Piranha Plant! Here is the base figure:



Check out the maze I made it into right here!

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Re: Lakituthequick's occasional art
« Reply #44 on: December 24, 2018, 12:23:10 PM »
Merry Smashmas! Or something.

This month's maze is based upon Master Hand! Here is the base figure:



Check out the maze I made him into right here!



Also in this issue is The Holiday 'Shroomfinity Scavenger organised by yours truly and featuring art by The Pyro Guy.

I'll be honest, I wasn't able to complete all elements in the album as I wanted to because I didn't have (or took) the time to do so. Originally you'd be able to view fighters and spirits individually, as well as re-view the hints. Also some fancy transitions between pages and splashes. Alas.
But I did experiment with a Javascript framework to make it, so I did learn a couple things in the process. Maybe I'll revisit the album in the near future, but now that the paper is out, the pressure is gone and I'll likely just celebrate Christmas and leave it as it is now.
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Re: Lakituthequick's occasional art
« Reply #45 on: December 24, 2018, 05:45:44 PM »
Ah, that probably explains why sometimes I'd get old hints instead of the one I was supposed to get, and sometimes in place of character unlock screens too (though I still unlock the character)

It didn't hinder me too much though, usually I kept refreshing and it gave me the hint I needed. I completed it yesterday, I really do enjoy these scavenger hunts :D


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« Reply #46 on: December 24, 2018, 06:31:10 PM »
Ah, that probably explains why sometimes I'd get old hints instead of the one I was supposed to get, and sometimes in place of character unlock screens too (though I still unlock the character)
Ah, I think I know why that happens. Will try to get that fixed.

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Re: Lakituthequick's occasional art
« Reply #47 on: January 19, 2019, 05:27:23 PM »
Happy new month! And year!

My birthday is this month! Been happening about 22 times now, and all were in January for some reason. Either way, that means that it is soon time for cake, thus a maze on a cake!



Check out the maze I made this sweet into right here!



Also be sure to check out out the results of The Holiday 'Shroomfinity Scavenger while you're at it!
This also features a big table with all the locations of the fighters and spirits in last month's edition. Fun fact: this table is actually not coded like a table, but in a more advanced way that makes sure it actually looks good on screens of all sizes, and wraps the columns around to do that.

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Re: Lakituthequick's occasional art
« Reply #48 on: February 17, 2019, 12:33:34 PM »
New month, new maze, new art! This time we have the Smiley Flower from the Yoshi's Island series.



Check out the maze I this into right here!

This time I used a different method for creating the maze as I described in May 2018 with the Parabeetle, to see if that is another efficient or quality way to make them.
After making the base figure, I drew a grid of lines on top of it to be the near finals walls:



These walls were then painfully intersected and split to be individually editable. Haven't found an easy way to do that yet.

Then I plotted out the real and main distraction paths on top of that:



After that I just removed all walls that were in the way and plotted out the remaining pathways.

I feel that this resulted in a more natural maze with more effective dead ends, as it's easier to plot the dead end this way, although for a first time it took a bit more time to complete. Maybe that'll improve in the future. Time will tell!

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Re: Lakituthequick's occasional art
« Reply #49 on: March 17, 2019, 09:41:40 AM »
A new month with a new edition of The 'Shroom. This month features a purple Pikmin, to celebrate Reggie Fils-Aimé's famous quote alluding one.



Check out the maze I this fellow into at this page!

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Re: Lakituthequick's occasional art
« Reply #50 on: April 20, 2019, 02:45:02 PM »
Welcome to page 2 of this thread!

This month's It's aMAZEing features a Snow Bunny! The idea came up when it was literally snowing outside last week, despite it being about 22°C outside no more than three days earlier. It is also 26°C out today, so it was a weird day.
Anyway, bunny!



Check out the maze I this fellow into right here!



This month also marks the start of a new season of Anniversary Announcements! Check it out here!
No new things this year, and while Committee Interviews is not in this edition, it will appear in a few months! This is to let the newcomers adjust a bit before I bombard them with questions they can't yet answer. This is also why I interviewed veterans earlier than newer people last year.

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Re: Lakituthequick's occasional art
« Reply #51 on: April 20, 2019, 03:29:57 PM »
Welcome to page 2 of this thread!
Finally, someone else who uses 50 posts per page.

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« Reply #52 on: May 20, 2019, 09:49:26 AM »
Yet another new month with a maze! This month we have a ? block, with the base figure below.



Check out the maze right here!

Time for more behind the scenes stuff for this one! First of all, this drawing is lined out to a grid of 16×16 pixels, offset 8 pixels, with a few lines also on this 8 pixel grid. The maze itself is also mostly set to the larger grid, diagonal lines offset here and there too. This makes it very easy to make an even and pixel perfect maze.

Then there is the technique of setting out the paths. I used a new technique I first used last month, and only works if the entire area is already divided into little boxes. How nice, this thing is set on a grid, thus it has little boxes!

What I did is set out the right path through the boxes with red, and springing off those with a different colour all the side paths until no box is untouched.



The next thing that happens is just putting walls on all grid lines without a path. This technique also allows for easy setting out of dead ends, since it's easy to draw those a long distance before terminating them.

For reference, this is the grid and lines thing from last month's Snow Bunny:

Didn't do the same thing with the ears, as that was too small of an area to make it worth, also considering the weird shape.

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Re: Lakituthequick's occasional art
« Reply #53 on: June 16, 2019, 02:46:38 PM »
You probably noticed how It's aMAZEing didn't appear in Fun Stuff this month. This is because life hit pretty hard along the way. I'll spare you the details.

Fortunately though, I was able to squeeze in Anniversary Announcements near release, go read that here!