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Littlebigdude805
11-25-2009, 01:06 AM
Well I ran this idea through a social group yesterday and got some good feedback along with suggestions and questions answered but i need get more from the community.
http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=830&pictureid=9022

In this contest single people, teams, and social groups will work on and submit there very own float to be in my Rose Parade level where they will be ooo'd and awwww'd by the LBPC community. The level will be exactly like the Rose Parade but far more grand! The floats will go by and do there thing while me and a co-host do commentary. The floats will be judged by the community and afew judges. The parade will take sponsors and donations from social groups and have there name mentioned "This Rose Parade is brought to you in part by *GROUP/COMPANY NAME*" and also have there logos and names on various surfaces. The Level will be captured in a video for your viewing pleasure :). Just afew things I'll need first.

FLOATS! now taking submissions, they can be w/e you want, it can represent a social group, a level series perhaps? anything. just leave comment saying you want to be in the parade and we will save a spot for your float :) All entries are due December 29

First: 750 exp also receives extra prize
Second: 500exp
Third: 250exp

We're also taking sponsors now, you'll get your social groups logo or face in places and get a mention like i explained above :) exp donations will go towards further boosting the exp reward.

Littlebigdude805
11-25-2009, 04:36 PM
Reserved for future use :)

"Now Hiring" Bulletin Board:
- Judges, Im now accepting people to judge the event.
- We need a camera man with some good video making and capturing skills to sit in with us and capture the magic.
- Need a witty lovable co-host to do commentary with me, must have keyboard.
Guidelines Bulletin:
- All floats must be made on the premade blank car, search my name
-Can only use front two thick layers and the thin layers in front and in-between them.
-NOT REQUIRED but it is customary for floats to have "events" once in camera view or just have moving parts at least.
- IF you have an event that's triggered by a mag key once in view please tell me and we will discuss arrangements.
-SHOULD NOT HAVE TO BE COVERED IN FLOWERS LIKE THE REAL ROSE PARADE! Its just called Rose Parade because it was inspired by it and will be held same day, so please make the coolest float you can, floats in no way have to resemble the ones in the real parade unless your really bent on it.
- Im not accepting any floats now because its not yet close enough to the deadline
- You may enter multiple floats but only one can place 1st,2nd or 3rd

Burnvictim42
11-25-2009, 04:50 PM
Well it sounds fun and interesting at least, but idk how much participation you'll be able to get. Good luck though!

Littlebigdude805
11-25-2009, 04:51 PM
yea Im wondering why :grr:

Burnvictim42
11-25-2009, 04:59 PM
Why?

Because people have other projects, and group related activities, on top of real life to deal with :p Not everyones got all the free time they'd like D:

Outlaw-Jack
11-25-2009, 04:59 PM
Well, you've got me interested. Just imagine that: a float decorated with scrapmetal and fire, with the hoverboards and flyers pertruding off of a high rock column. And, resting atop it, sackboy cutouts of me & my team standing on top of the logo IStwisted designed! That'd be AWESOME!!

Well come on now! I know others would LOVE to contribute! Like, I can see Joey & Morgana "Duurp"-ifying to the extreme, and Rock re-creating "Mount Peanut" atop his :p! Don't be shy, you guys! This could be really spectacular if the community can pitch in.

Signed,
Outlaw-Jack
Founder/President of Outlaw Flyers, Inc.

Littlebigdude805
11-25-2009, 05:12 PM
Why?

Because people have other projects, and group related activities, on top of real life to deal with :p Not everyones got all the free time they'd like D:


what!?! people make whole levels for contests why not just make a float? excuses :(

IStwisted
11-25-2009, 11:09 PM
I think you should start with a level. Create the base of the parade float and make it a prize. Explain the concept on LBP and see if people respond. Little big planet is a whole lot bigger than LBPC.

I take it your family loves the rose parade. I think they should be the judges.

Personally I don't think I've ever watched the rose parade but I would definitely
make a little big float for the Little Big Rose Parade.

Littlebigdude805
11-25-2009, 11:14 PM
that was the plan... but i dont think anyones interested

IStwisted
11-25-2009, 11:27 PM
You're interested. That's the most important part. If you want it to happen, it will. I'm in. And Jack it seems.

How many floats do you think the thermo would let us have? 10 maybe, depending on how extreme they get.

How many layers thick should the base be. 2 if you want visiting sack people to be able to run up and down the front layer like a side walk.

Go to my level CC08 The Twister to see the bases I made for my carnival contraptions.

Littlebigdude805
11-26-2009, 12:09 AM
i was thinking 2 layers, i would actually make an animated crowd and just use the layer glitch trick to put them in, but would still need the back thick layer for the room where commentary is done, ill have to watch some previous rose parades to see what kind of scenery needs to be made. Im sure more than 10 can fit but first we need people to say they'll do it. Think we can move this over to contest thread, apparently we're doing this :grr:

Littlebigdude805
11-26-2009, 12:59 AM
Alright the level containing blank premade floats and guidelines is now up.
Mod please move this to Contest forum now :)

IStwisted
11-26-2009, 01:21 AM
http://www.roseparadeinfo.com/ParadeCrowd2.png (http://www.roseparadeinfo.com/ParadeCrowd2.png)

Frinklebumper
11-26-2009, 04:43 AM
I will be entering this. :p

IStwisted
11-26-2009, 03:38 PM
I was trying to make a sackboy doll ahem... action figure for the winner but it's my first one and it looks more like gumby than a sackboy. So for the winner I will paint a custom LBP picture just for you.

Ummm... does making the prize disqualify me as a contestant?

I'll still make a float either way.

http://www.fiestaparadefloats.com/images/2007/Duarte.jpg

Littlebigdude805
11-26-2009, 04:55 PM
nope don't see why it would.
We will also have an exp prize but first a mod or something has to get on and move this thread and then discuss how much exp will be offered.

RockSauron
11-27-2009, 01:10 PM
I would like to inform you that I am considering entering this with a... well, you'd see I guess if we even decide to, and if we need to tell you the theme beforehand... Hm.

Anyway, yes... this may be of vital use to us :kz:

IStwisted
11-27-2009, 01:27 PM
I would like to inform you that I am considering entering this with a... well, you'd see I guess if we even decide to, and if we need to tell you the theme beforehand... Hm.

Anyway, yes... this may be of vital use to us :kz:

I can't wait to see what you make.

@littlebigdude: I had to change the materials for the base. The cardboard kept breaking. changed the base to basic metal and the wheels to rubber.

Littlebigdude805
11-27-2009, 03:23 PM
that's alright, as long as the wheels stay the same size and you don't tweak the bolts it only helps, it originally was ALL cardboard but you could see the problem with that :kz:

and know you don't need to tell us anything about your float before hand, just that it will be there. :)

Littlebigdude805
11-27-2009, 04:16 PM
levels coming together nicely :) Twisted once online create comes out we should team up on this :p

IStwisted
11-27-2009, 05:32 PM
I think it might be a good idea to make a copyable level template and have each participant insert there float at a predefined start point and republish. Then a separate video can be captured of each level and spliced together afterwards to make the parade video.

I was just working on a float and using LOTS of flower decorations and it was eating up the thermo. With each float published separately it would free up thermo for people to get extreme.

Littlebigdude805
11-27-2009, 05:38 PM
how much thermo did it take up?
im not good with videos so splicing would have to be done by the camera person if we get one.

IStwisted
11-27-2009, 06:31 PM
the one I'm working on, once complete, could easily take up a quarter. I guess it remains to be seen how much you will need to complete the parade. Maybe a better solution is for you to make sure you have a saved template in case you have to make a "part 2".

we need a marching band.
http://www.lakotawestbands.org/photos/RoseParadeSpinazzola.jpg

Littlebigdude805
11-27-2009, 07:17 PM
just finished the back ground and i must say this is looking good :p
marching band eh? ill make afew
im thinking it will be easier to just make many parts and have commercial breaks XD!!! its all coming together :p

Littlebigdude805
11-27-2009, 10:40 PM
alright made some changes to the guidelines (Which you can now view in the first comment) due to the nature of the scenery in the level the thin layer behind the two front thick layers is now off limits :( Still need more floats and sponsors!

Littlebigdude805
11-28-2009, 04:02 PM
*more changes* I may have forgotten to mention that it doesn't have to be covered in flowers lol. I actually advise not to, thermo is a player in this game :grr:

Sackman2
11-28-2009, 06:11 PM
Im joining, i got mine based off this...

http://www.binkypatrol.org/images/binky/articles/327/rmdh_float05.jpg

Took me 10 minutes to make it and add some personal touches :D

i really think mine will win :p

Littlebigdude805
11-28-2009, 06:53 PM
lol well i think you can do better than that, looks kinda dinky

still need more floats and sponsors people! Don't be shy, enter now and you'll have the rest of the month to make one, come on this is a great opportunity to make the most creative floats ever and win prizes for it too!.

falcon434
11-29-2009, 01:59 AM
well heck, i can give this a shot i suppose. where do i send my finished float?

Littlebigdude805
11-29-2009, 02:46 AM
either publish it or send it to me

IStwisted
11-29-2009, 04:01 AM
-NOT REQUIRED but it is customary for floats to have "events" once in camera view or just have moving parts at least.


should you include a mag key of a predetermined color so creators have a way to trigger events?

Project_MK
11-29-2009, 04:18 AM
I'm entering. My float has nothing to do with flowers, instead I focused more on promoting a company/group as you said.
Also, how are we going to get our floats to you?\

EDIT: I published a level titled "Rose Parade float - Redragon Eatery" with the prize bubble for the float at the end of the level. Is this an okay way to share our floats?

Joey
11-29-2009, 05:45 PM
ooo this sounds like fun mhhm... i would like to join! :D

Littlebigdude805
11-29-2009, 05:55 PM
yes if you have a specific event to happen once it has the spotlight then tell me which mag switch triggers it and (i can tweak mag switches on community objects right?) ill make arrangements. Also as said before, in no way does your float have to resemble the fruity flower covered floats that usually appear in the rose parade lol.

falcon434
11-29-2009, 07:37 PM
i published, but accidentally called it rose bowl parade: monster float

2 way switch moves, button makes the event, and there's a jetpack to get on it under the leaves.

IStwisted
11-29-2009, 08:41 PM
FYI

I just played Project_MK and Falcon434's. Looking good guys.

Create mode wouldn't allow me to change the monster float and I couldn't use Red dragon eatery due to God of war mini pack content.

Isn't there a way to make your prizes editable?

Littlebigdude805
11-29-2009, 08:44 PM
float has to operate on its own...

falcon434
11-29-2009, 08:44 PM
i'm not entirely sure, but i could lock it and make it copyable, then just pass you a key.

Project_MK
11-29-2009, 09:02 PM
FYI

I just played Project_MK and Falcon434's. Looking good guys.

Create mode wouldn't allow me to change the monster float and I couldn't use Red dragon eatery due to God of war mini pack content.

Isn't there a way to make your prizes editable?

We could make the levels copyable.
EDIT: Republished my level; all GOW content removed; level is now copyable.

falcon434
11-29-2009, 09:04 PM
alright littlebigdude, i edited and republished. it's automatic.

Littlebigdude805
11-29-2009, 11:39 PM
its built on the premade blank i provided right? (this questions for everyone)

IStwisted
11-30-2009, 12:14 AM
Project_MK, your CC06 entry was amazing. To bad it wasn't done in time. You would have won with that one.

Project_MK
11-30-2009, 12:15 AM
its built on the premade blank i provided right? (this questions for everyone)

Of course.

Also, thank you, IStwisted.

Littlebigdude805
11-30-2009, 10:57 PM
alright just making sure, cause that's very important lol. keep 'em coming people

Littlebigdude805
12-01-2009, 10:34 PM
nice sleigh and reindeer set up twisted, that gunna be part of float?

IStwisted
12-01-2009, 10:50 PM
nice sleigh and reindeer set up twisted, that gunna be part of float?

I still haven't decided. I have several float ideas that i'm working on. but it is one of them. I made a ramp with it where it jumps and takes a snapshot of you flying through the air in the sleigh. It's very fun crashing that sleigh. I'll edit this post with pics soon.

p.s. I also made a huge peach floaty rig and fired a crap load of glass at it to make it fly (Outlaw style)

here's the pic:

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/littlebiggallery/images/4464/medium/1_sleigh.jpg

Littlebigdude805
12-01-2009, 10:59 PM
lol! cool, yea i could imagine having a lot of fun crashing that.

Project_MK
12-02-2009, 03:01 AM
Can we submit multiple entries?

Littlebigdude805
12-02-2009, 03:31 AM
yes but only one can place

Littlebigdude805
12-02-2009, 10:18 PM
alright the whole setup is basically done but there's still a possibility of scrapping the background and making a new one, have plenty of time.

Take your time on your floats, make them good, plenty of time left.

BabyDoll1970
12-02-2009, 10:28 PM
So when does this competition end? I'd be interested, but really, really busy at the moment (not even making any levels) - will have more time after Christmas. It's a great idea though, even though I have no idea what the Rose Parade is...

Littlebigdude805
12-02-2009, 10:42 PM
Ends Dec 29 is what i think i posted. Look up some videos on it, its extremely long so yea just look at a few floats for the general idea. They don't have to be all flower and stuff,I am really looking for floats that represent groups and level series and other LBP related stuff. This is also good for some people to get ad space and mentions.

Its just called Rose Parade because i got inspiration from the rose parade and its held the same day that mine will be ran.

Littlebigdude805
12-03-2009, 11:10 PM
Made some significant changes to the bulletin boards and answered some questions as well. Also opened a new job on the "Now Hiring" board.

So do please go read it, its the first comment, and get up to date.

Littlebigdude805
12-06-2009, 05:08 PM
Feel free to post pictures unless you want it to be a surprise, but it would be nice to see what im dealing with so far. Still have till Dec 29 to work on them so take it easy and make em good :)

Still need judges and a co-host and floats :)

Project_MK
12-06-2009, 06:13 PM
Feel free to post pictures unless you want it to be a surprise, but it would be nice to see what im dealing with so far. Still have till Dec 29 to work on them so take it easy and make em good :)

Still need judges and a co-host and floats :)

I'd love to be a judge or co-host. However, I've already entered a float, so I think it may be a little unfair to be a judge. I'm also lacking a keyboard, but I can get one in a snap.

Littlebigdude805
12-06-2009, 07:20 PM
well you got a month to decide, judges can enter but not place, but i will pay exp out of pocket to judges for making the sacrifice. As for the keyboard i don't have one yet either lol, planning on getting it before the deadline though.

King_Tubb
12-06-2009, 09:26 PM
The big "Winter Create Contest" ends on the 19th so ill be able to enter this contest.


If this gets enough people it could be an excellent contest!

Littlebigdude805
12-08-2009, 12:27 AM
lol well i hope that more people will give it a chance, right now i don't have nearly enough people competing for the prize.

mr Radical 5601
12-11-2009, 07:05 AM
just sent you my float. it's a Survivor: LBP themed float. it's nothing too amazing, but I feel anyone who has played any of the challenges will appreciate it.

heh... I'm RADICAL!

Littlebigdude805
12-11-2009, 09:59 PM
lol! thanks now please spread the word :)

IStwisted
12-24-2009, 06:50 AM
I published a level with my float in it as a prize. I also made the sleigh and reindeer that I showed you into a big float. Let me know if you want to use it in the parade.:)

IStwisted
12-28-2009, 03:48 PM
Just donated 324 exp to littlebigdude805 for the contest.

Littlebigdude805
12-29-2009, 07:45 PM
may end up sending it back, not enough people care to enter.

IStwisted
12-29-2009, 10:38 PM
How many confirmed entries so far?

Even if there's not enough for a contest we can still have a parade.

Is the video a go? should I touch base with chimpanzee?

Littlebigdude805
12-29-2009, 10:53 PM
think its you, survivor, sauron said he would but...no float from him, got one or two others, would be a short video, maybe next year. Im not into the whole bestiality thing so i can't give you advise whether or not to do that. Good luck getting to 2nd base with your chimpanzee though o_O. (kidding of course)

IStwisted
12-29-2009, 11:09 PM
my motto has always been "a parade can NEVER be to short" :)

so 5 confirmed and 3 maybes? with 6 hours left till deadline.

Littlebigdude805
12-29-2009, 11:34 PM
yea but unless a few good souls pitch in and quickly throw together some floats im kinda doubtful, Ive got one or two cameras i could use if we cant get that camera man of yours.

IStwisted
12-30-2009, 02:40 AM
well, it doesn't necessarily have to be at the same time as the real rose parade. maybe if people have a little more time. can we extend the deadline and maybe pm those that have shown interest?