"A Boy, a Pig, and a Mac" Episode #3 is out!

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  1. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604

    LimeiBook86

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    I have finished another Episode, I hope you like this one, it has an easter egg. It took me a little while but it was worth it. Here is the link to my main webpage, one there there is a link to the Boy Pig Mac Homepage, and on there is the link. Enjoy :D

    http://homepage.mac.com/ibook238/
     
  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Ha, that was good, but you didn't exactly make it hard to find the link.

    Look forward to #4!

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  3. LimeiBook86 thread starter macrumors 604

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    I know, hee hee but I wasn't sure if people knew what it was, so this way if they found it by mistake they would understand what an easter egg was. :D
     
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    I should take up flash animation during my English class, much better than hearing how my teacher met his wife in high school, or how fast he's going to quit if it rains.... and that's not even mentioning Macbeth :(
     
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    Does your english teacher talk out of his nose?!?! Mine does.
    Quite annoying.

    This is by far the best one :D. GJ.
     
  6. Wes macrumors 68020

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    No he's not french. I was looking for the easer egg, holding down control and clicking all over the place, every few pixels, then the big blue outline popped up. :eek:
     
  7. LimeiBook86 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Well the egg does sorta pop up on you. hee hee. Well I am working on the webpage. I will make another "quick" comic then work on the page for a while. On January 1st the webpage hould be completed and Episode #5 will be done. I hope to see you in the next Boy Pig Mac thread. :D
     
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    What program are you using to do this? Flash mx? Dreamweaver?
     
  9. Megaquad macrumors 6502a

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    Great one! You should also make pig doing something cute so we all begin to like the pig


    However, you did something wrong.
    This one has 175 KB, and I didn't realized it had that much in Chimera until I opened it in IE so when I clicked on that button all I got is white screen.

    Solution?
    Preloader! Make everything in 2 scenes.
    First one, Preloader, with some vector graphics of pig boy and a mac, maybe some logo of them or transparent pic from some older comic with text LOADING somewhere.

    Second scene, comic.

    If you need some help for the flash side I'll be happy to do it.
     
  10. zarathustra macrumors 6502a

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    A for effort.
    Keep it up.
    Etc.

    Am I the only one though that does not find them funny, entertaining, or anythnig at all???

    For the future episodes you need something that's called a point, and it makes the story that much more interesting.
     
  11. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    Hey, he's trying to learn skills to hopefully keep him out of jail. :)
     
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    I did give A for effort! ;)
     
  13. LimeiBook86 thread starter macrumors 604

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    "You got it!" -Guy from Call for Help on Tech TV
     
  14. LimeiBook86 thread starter macrumors 604

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    OK Tell me how to make a preloader or send me a link to a tutorial :D
     
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    I didn't do it, nobody saw me do it, THEY CAN'T PROVE ANYTHING!!! :D lol :rolleyes:
     
  16. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    post that info here, I'd be interested in seeing that as well.

    D :D
     
  17. LimeiBook86 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Yes I would agree! :D


    Also I think English class is great for thinking of comics, I am always done with my work and have a lot of free time. So I guess now I have something to do. :D
     
  18. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    You know, you need to do a comic that plays on the old saying...

    "Even a blind pig finds a truffle."
     
  19. Wes macrumors 68020

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    It's always the scourge of the Earth 56k'ers who moan about preloaders. :p
     
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    Oh, and there's always the saying about making a silk purse out of a sows ear...

    (edit) Maybe, have a little Bill Gates-M$ guy trying to cut off the pigs ears with the saying you can't make a good operating system out of a sows ear.
     
  21. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Ha, what about buying pigs ears at Pets Mart for your dog to chew on?

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  22. Megaquad macrumors 6502a

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    allright allright! :mad: :D

    this is simplest preloader i can come up with:

    put all your frames into a movie clip and call it piggy

    delete all frames

    make first frame and make some graphics on it and make it say "preloader" (this is what's it gonna be showed while preloading movie)
    make this frame maximum 5-6 kB big

    now make second frame and put piggy on it

    put stop(); on second frame

    that should be it, and if you want more complex preloaders search on flashkit.com for tutorials

    it would be nice if preloader said how big is entire movie and how many percent is loaded
    that is too long to explain here
    you should try make it yourself or send me .fla file i'll fix it up for you
     
  23. LimeiBook86 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Ok I'll use that latr, I'm at school so I can't use Flash here, I'll do it when I get home :D
     
  24. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    very cool site - lots of great ideas and a good resource, thanks!

    D
     

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