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Posted on 08/07/22 07:24:06 AM
Steve Caplin
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Challenge 915: Chocolate Parliament
The UK political scene is in turmoil this week, with Boris Johnson resigning as leader of the Conservative Party but refusing to quit as Prime Minister - although the situation may well have changed by the time you read this.

With Parliament in meltdown, this seems a good opportunity to wheel out this chocolate Big Ben I photographed in the window of a chocolate shop back in April.

Can you apply some heat to this confection?

High res is here.



Posted on 08/07/22 2:52:46 PM
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In the spirit of the brief, even if not to the letter.

Somehow feel I haven't quite pulled this off ....... but it's still fun.



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Posted on 08/07/22 3:46:33 PM
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Good start David.

Am in Scotland at the moment but I do want to have a bash at this one. Won’t be finished until late Thursday though

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Posted on 10/07/22 6:15:21 PM
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If I was unsure about the last, I am not about this one. This is about as bad as my photoshopping ever gets, but getting it wrong took quite a lot of time so I'm posting anyway.

Much of this unlikely to mean much to non Brits, including perhaps the famous tin.



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Posted on 10/07/22 8:37:41 PM
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David, deva vu: self deprecation again! I love it! It's great! I wish I had done it!

Posted on 10/07/22 9:09:47 PM
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michael sinclair wrote:
David, deva vu: self deprecation again! I love it! It's great! I wish I had done it!


Thank you Michael.

I thought you might say I was self deprecating again.

But, truly, Chocolate Contenders is a fun idea but lousy Photoshop. It seemed like a great idea at the time and I am perfectly capable of doing it justice but, once I started on the individual wrappers, I realised it would take far, far more work than I was prepared to put in.

So I stopped .....

Not deprecation ..... laziness.

Pick your evil ............

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Posted on 11/07/22 07:14:42 AM
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http://vimeo.com/728718598

The Quality Street tin is beautifully done, David. I don't recognise the faces however the Ferrero Rocher chocolate belongs to the Nutella family

This challenge was much harder than I initially thought. I'm not thrilled with it but here it is.

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Posted on 11/07/22 07:15:14 AM
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Posted on 11/07/22 09:41:52 AM
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Great fun Anna. The melting is not an easy thing to animate I am sure. I found melting Boris just as a still frame hard enough.

BTW I know the Rocher was wrong but, truth to tell, none of the sweets shown come from the Quality Street Family - they are all pixel squid!

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Posted on 11/07/22 09:45:58 AM
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After just one day since Nestlé's Contenders hit the shelves there are already two more flavours!

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Posted on 11/07/22 09:52:28 AM
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Full marks for your melting effects Anna.

Posted on 11/07/22 4:04:38 PM
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Nice attempt Anna

With the combination of the very hot weather we having here in the south UK, and not liking this challenge, I submit a "below-par" entry

The general idea was to create an illusion of Parliament melting like chocolate cake!




Posted on 11/07/22 5:31:56 PM
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It looks more squidged than melted. But in all fairness Michael this must be very hard to animate at all, let alone in the incredibly economic frame counts you attempt. I think you have got it as good as you ever could without a far, far greater frame count.

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Posted on 12/07/22 01:38:59 AM
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Posted on 12/07/22 12:02:07 PM
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Posted on 12/07/22 1:26:07 PM
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Re: Challenge 915: Chocolate Parliament
Some fun political ones David and Frank and I take my hat off to anyone who animates melting chocolate.
My offerening for this week is entitled "Not waving but drowning or Up the creek without a paddle"




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Posted on 12/07/22 7:20:59 PM
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Thanks Josephine and I love the "Up ____ Creek Without a Paddle". Never thought of that immersing him in a sea of errr "chocolate".

Posted on 12/07/22 9:15:25 PM
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Yes! What Frank said!

Of course, as a dedicated and detached visual artist, I do hope we are not letting any personal feelings or bias intrude upon our portrayals of a prime minister who, as he reminded his nation upon his exit, was elected with a massive public mandate which he feels duty bound to respect to the very last moment.


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Posted on 12/07/22 9:22:24 PM
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Nice job every body. I'm going to be absent from the challenges until either I learn Unreal or it proves too much for me. Good hope to all and stay healthy.


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Posted on 13/07/22 00:13:24 AM
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