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Old 03-02-2005, 06:42 PM   #1
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Default Funniest Digital Media question ever

I know with all the Maya pros out there, there has to be one or two funny comments someone said to you...

One guy asked me to do a video logo for his team of some sort -- and asked me to animate two images which together would make a single image... and the animation be the video logo.

So I got one of the images... then he said "Hey, for the 2nd image, I'll make it really high res" I thought, "Cool, make the quality a bit better"... ...

Nope -- aparently what he meant by "high res" was take out the alpha channel so I cannot super impose the two images properly (I suck at keying-out backgrounds) and scaled the picture in like -- MS paint to 800x600 or something. I mean, it had to have been scaled at least a good 400% because it was lossy as heck.


Ended up getting it done though -- I went into Rhino, modelled a replica of what it SHOULD have been (through the Jaggies and JPEG compression), and then used that for the animation... he was happy but was kind-of baffled why his "high res" picture wasn't good enough.

--- I didn't have the heart to tell him. :b


Anyone else got any funny stories?
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Old 03-02-2005, 06:50 PM   #2
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"Hey, can you make a skiing game by February?"
"uh... of this year?"

It was mid-January when he asked. lol
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Old 03-02-2005, 07:34 PM   #3
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-make it fresher
-fresher?
-fresher...
-Fresher like what?
-Well, uh... Fresher...
-Fresher like more casual & bold designer style, maybe kinda some MTV style?
-No... fresher!
-Fresher like "use colder colors"?
-Fresher, fresher...
-like on a tampax ad?
-NO, just fresher...
-Fresher like on a drink ad where all looks cold and with condensation drops?!?!?
-FRESHER!, FRESHER!!

(like 30 minutes after he managed to comunicate he meant Aqua in a pure Mac style...)
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Old 03-02-2005, 07:35 PM   #4
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"make it look cool" ------ you what?!


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Old 03-02-2005, 10:46 PM   #5
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I had a friend come up to me and wanted me to teach him maya....


Overnight!

Lol, I told him, i could probably teach him how to do the basics and maybe a simple model.. but when he heard that he didn't understand. I showed him the program and whats behind it and finally the guy got the picture
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Alan hit the nail on the head.

"Make it look cool."

Grrrrr......
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I once did a Flash banner for a guy. It was really nice, had graphics, text effects, everything... He paid me good money for it. A few days later, he contacts me and informs me that the forum he wanted his banner on wouldn't accept flash .swf's. He asks me for an animated gif. I tell him a gif that encompasses all the animation the flash file does would amount to about 2 MG's, plus you wouldn't have the interactivity I incorperated into the flash file. He later settled for a simple still jpg image.

Another one:
Him: Hi, I need a game designed in Flash.
Me: Alright, what kind of game are you looking for?
Him: 2D first person shooter where users can submit their scores, 10 levels, original music for each, 5 different guns, and a fancy intro animation.
Me: Ok, how soon do you want it?
Him: This Wednesday. (two days from now) And I can't pay more than $50 for it.

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how about getting a word doc with two small paragraphs and being told to "go crazy" and design a website out of it.

One better!
A job listed in the local paper

WEB DESIGNER
We are currently seeking a web designer who has at least 3 years commercial experience. Must be proficient in Dreamweaver and Flash. PHP and ASP knowledge would be an advantage as there is some databasing.

You must also be able to use Photoshop, Quark, Indesign and Illustrator as there is some print work required.

A pleasant phone manner and experience in sales is expected and this position is customer oriented with sales targets.

We are seeking a team player who can work in a smaller environment. Accounting knowledge will also be an advantage.
Finally, this position may also include networking and I.T support for 4 pc's and 8 mac g4's.

Salary $33,000 NZD Neg based on experience.

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That is like $21,000 US dollars a year Ha ha! Damn!
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him: "We need three poster concepts for the upcoming conference."

me: "What do you want on them?"

him: "I don't know."

me: "Do you have a theme?"

him: "Not yet."

me: "What style should they be in?"

him: "I don't know."

me: "What visual elements should be included?"

him: "Oh you know, the usual."

15 versions latter, we ended up taking posters from the previous year and basically changing the dates. Grrrr, indeed.
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him: make it more visual

me: *looks at the image on the screen comfused*
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Originally posted by surfermcd
WEB DESIGNER [..] 3 years commercial experience. Must be proficient in Dreamweaver and Flash. PHP and ASP [...] Photoshop, Quark, Indesign and Illustrator [...] customer oriented [...]Sales [...] Accounting [...] networking and I.T support [...]
ANSWER: And if i get hired... what would YOU exactly be doing in the company?
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Ha ha! yeah I hear ya!
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Them(more than one): I want them more rounded.

Me: Its a circle...

Them: Yeah just round it out more.

Me: You want an oval

Them: No it must be a circle. Just round it out more.

Me: You want.. a bigger circle.

Them: No the size is right. Just make it smoother and rounder...

Me: You want it shaded? almost 3d looking?

Them: No flat like it is there. But rounder...

Me: Um.... im going to go now.. im not coming back.
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Just yesterday...

she: "isnt that blue too blue?"
me: "well it is blue"

she: " i want you to title this section "guaranteed satisfaction"
me: totally silent and thinking "i tought it was a serious site not a prOn one"

she: "Black gives negative feelings i dont want to see black".
me: "Riiiight, lets change the title color... Can we keep all the other text as is?"

damn i cant remember more but on the inside yesterday i was screaming

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Look at these responses:

Plain Text: It's too plain.
Shadowed Text: It's too dark.
Light Shadowed Text: Can't see any difference :S
Outlined Text: Nice, different font.
Outlined Nicer Text: Bigger.
Outlined Bigger but Nicer Text: Ok this is it, now write it in greek.

:/ That font didn't support greek :S

I ENDED UP making a same style text using vectors
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