Ludum Dare 31 — December 5th-8th, 2014 — Theme: Entire Game on One Screen

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4D Life Drawing

by reecpj - Jam Entry

NOT REALLY A GAME... instead, it's life drawing on a dancing figure - time slows down while you draw. I wanted to get across the urgency I've felt in some life drawing classes when asked to "draw this moving figure in 30 seconds"!

Controls: click and drag to draw, space commits all the current strokes on the dancer to the page, enter removes ALL strokes. Click the watch to "cheat" and stop/ start time for the dancer. Click the eraser to temporarily hide the dancer and the current strokes on the dancer.

I made this in a few hours today. I thought about making it an actual game, with scores based on how well you are drawing the figure, and a limited supply of strokes, but to be honest, I think it's hard enough already! Also was tempted to put a musical note on each body part that played as you dragged across the body but thought it probably wouldn't sound great.

I chose to stop the stroke if it the distance to the last frame's position is bigger than a certain amount (presumed to be when you draw on a body part overlapping another one). I could have tried to split the stroke up but failed to program that first time and gave up. Before, it looked like you were wrapping the dancer in elastic duct tape, stretching between all her limbs!

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Comments

mahu says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:31am

Don't know if this was suppused to be fun and i had a difficult to draw on the model; What's the matter of the eraser? It erase both the model and the draw; i don't get it; The interface and the animation are good

AMS says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:15am

This is awesome, dude! Innovation 5/5, well done!

Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:10am

Cool idea. The animation is great. Though the drawing did not work so well. Most times I only managed a short line even if I still pressed the mouse.

udo says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:45am

Nice idea. I actually wished I could draw outside the figure a bit.

paperweight says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:13pm

Awesome idea, loved it.

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:27pm

Hi there. Great idea, fun to play with. Would like to see other things to draw on... animals maybe, birds flying ? Really good drawing/movement toy. Good job!

sprawl says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 2:28pm

That's so interesting ! I cant get anything close to your sceenshots, haha. Really enjoyed it.

By the way, did you make the model and animation ?

DonovanWu says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 12:31am

This is very innovative! Though I didn't accomplish anything remotely close to your screenshot, I really enjoyed it! Also, I happen to watch a lot of MMD videos recently so I really like the theme you choose. The animation is very fluent, too.

Dec 17, 2014 @ 1:43am

This is such a cool concept! Innovation all the way :D

Lynx says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 8:41pm

Interesting concept all around. Kinda weird I was only able to draw on the figure itself...kinda takes away the artistic creativity there, but hey, it captures the art class like restrictions very well.

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