NOTA MEDIA materials - screens, videos, ideas

NOTA MEDIA materials - screens, videos, ideas

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NOTA MEDIA materials - screens, videos, ideas

Post by PepeAmpere » 12 Apr 2012, 20:46

Here will be list of all MEDIA/PR projects spreading the word of NOTA around the world :mrgreen:

This is notAjoke!

- all finished strips you can see on

Screenshots and videos

All valuable materials are used on NOTA home page[/url] or in of the same page. Good screens will be used on manual pages.

HOW TO CREATE SCREENSHOTS (VIDEOS)

- you can use printSc button, F12 or special key, if using fraps
- you can easily prepare scenarios for screenshots by using cheats - write in console:
  • /cheat - to enable cheats
    /nocost - to build units and buildings free (res,time)
    /godmode - to be able to give units and control all players
    /team <number> - to change number of the team you command
    /give <howmany> <unitname> (<team>) - to give specified amount of units of specified type to specidied team. Last varaible is optional - example - "/give 1 bug5" give 1 Dustbug to currently contrloed team on cursor place
- remember, you cannot use cheats when using autohost
- change camera view by CTRL + F1/F2/F3/F4
- removing GUI and other annoying stuff - F5
- if making video, off sounds with F6 if you want
- put off healtbars in widget setup - F11 or use F9 for it (EliteSoldier info)
- save your images to png (not jpg) and send to pepe or upload here

BEFORE START!

I know not all people have experince with photo making. Read some tutorial first if you have no basic experience with camera from real life ;) for example:

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compositio ... al_arts%29

WHICH SCREENS ARE NEEDED

- screenshots that shows variety of units
  • - some detailed screen of nice modeled unit
    - some screen including some superweapon
    - screen covering line of units of one factory
    - spacebugs in different situations
    • - queen is comming
      - one roost in the land
      - many bugs running on the base
      - bugs attacked by napalm strike (example1)
- screenshots that shows different levels of fight
  • - scout fight
    - tech1 bots VS tech1 bots (classic - hammers/thuds, peewees...)
    - tech1 bots VS tech1 bots (not classic - zippers flanking,...)
    - tech1 bots VS tech1 vehs (tanks crushing line)
    - tech1 bots VS tech1 vehs (tanks flanking)
    - tech1 bots VS tech1 vehs (tanks killed by rockets bots)
    - tech1 bots + tech1 vehs (combination of bots and veh arty)
    - tech1 bots VS tech2 bot (maverick making hell in tech1 fight)
    - tech1 bots VS tech1 air (hellfire bombing notscattered bots)
    - tech1 defs VS tech1 air (toad killing some basic defence)
    - tech1 vehs VS tech1 air (vashp hunting tanks on flat map)
    - tech1 bots airdrop (airbus dropping units behind the lines)
    - tech2 bots airdrop (sumo airdrop in enemy base)
    - tech2 vehs VS tech1 bots (fat tanks crushing frontline)
    - tech1,2 air raiding (bombers killing key structures)
    - seafight (destroyers chasing subs)
    - seafight (subs killing BC)
    - seafight (air using airship)
    - seafight (2 BCs bombarding beaches)
    - seafight (hydroplanes)
    - seafigth (tropedo bombers attacking middle class ship)
    - minefield blowing
    - nuke explosion
- screenshots that shows varianty of environment
  • - different types of maps
    - ARMthemed (green)
    - COREthemed (speedmetal), Factory
    - Paradise, Deep forests
    - DSD
    - Winter (example1)
    - Desert + Spacebugs homeworld
    - Crystal, Azure
    - any other
- screenshots that shows GUI features
  • - adding points on map
    - drawing/making line command
    - special map views (comparation)
- other screens
  • - game statistics
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Re: NOTA PR materials - screens, videos, ideas

Post by MasterZH » 25 Apr 2012, 12:32

As i already sad (and did nothing :oops: yet dam..) i have some video editing skills with sony vegas studio i uploaded 26 mostly gaming vids and there are more than 450+ nota replays so... :)
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Re: NOTA PR materials - screens, videos, ideas

Post by PepeAmpere » 25 Apr 2012, 18:02

MasterZH wrote:As i already sad (and did nothing :oops: yet dam..) i have some video editing skills with sony vegas studio i uploaded 26 mostly gaming vids and there are more than 450+ nota replays so... :)
I specified only screenshots list (i can say systematicaly a bit) but videos are welcomed, too. Im busy now to make the same meterial for it, so I put only few notes for videomaking:

1) We need real short good intro (pendrokars one is too long and lazy for public shows).

2) Most appriciated will be now some match replay (like penrokars one on Tempest map - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... BsKcFzHuPA - heap of good ideas and moments catched there, but made in one_watch_and_render mode, so this model can be polished). I can provide players statistics with rank icons that Im using for my dotz wars videos.

3) Choose of match is on you, but I prefere:
- tournament games
OR
- 1v1 of good players
OR
- epic games (long game, 3v3+)
OR
- some game where some nice aspect of our game is used and rest of match is not porcy crap.
Nice aspects are listed in screenshots propostions = everything, why is NOTA good (variety of units, special tactics,...), every game startscreen can be inspiration, too.

4) .... maybe some document about life of Spacebugs wouldnt be bad :mrgreen:
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Re: NOTA PR materials - screens, videos, ideas

Post by MasterZH » 26 Apr 2012, 21:54

1) We need real short good intro...
Ok for intro i would prefer these references:
Sure sort like 1:50 max? Most action, showing key features of nota which differs from other mods. Fire range of units, micro use, navy, scale of units, non boosting factory production, real feel from battle, coop moments,(suggest more...) some T3 and T4 gameender attacks(units/buildings) in really short shots on end...

..also show many maps if possible at least desert snow grass...
[nota special edited maps?]
..too short to show widgets (amazing really amazing very helpful things which no other rts games have and it has real impact on game)[at least nota related?]

action gui off
coop tactic on

(feature developing/members activity in sort like 10sec shot like forum, ship redesign, bugs,.... ) showing its not dead like it really but really is xD
2) Most appriciated will be now some match replay (like penrokars one on Tempest map - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... BsKcFzHuPA - heap of good ideas and moments catched there, but made in one_watch_and_render mode, so this model can be polished). I can provide players statistics with rank icons that Im using for my dotz wars videos.
dunno what is or mean one_watch_and_render mode...
those ranks would be nice is there nay place i get search them? (rank icons ok as for official nota lobby/community too ?)
3) Choose of match is on you, but I prefere:
- tournament games
OR
- 1v1 of good players
OR
- epic games (long game, 3v3+)
OR
- some game where some nice aspect of our game is used and rest of match is not porcy crap.
Nice aspects are listed in screenshots propostions = everything, why is NOTA good (variety of units, special tactics,...), every game startscreen can be inspiration, too.
I think it would be mix of many many games (for intro) with most suiting parts...
4) .... maybe some document about life of Spacebugs wouldnt be bad :mrgreen:
Dunno what to say to this part...skip for now




...........................................
pre alpha beta intro scenario :arrow:
1. start showing 1vs1 small micro T1
2.peace building base showing units AIR/WATER/LAND defense structures
3.epic moments
4.massive battles
5.......short silent/calming part(unknown contest right know) 5sec as preparation for something big
6.something big ( :lol: unexpected xD ) like battleship appearing T4 units
7.final gameenders
8.community part
9+
any nota moto ......
stop playing arcade RTS join real experience battle with NOTA

....
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Re: NOTA PR materials - screens, videos, ideas

Post by PepeAmpere » 27 Apr 2012, 12:43

My intention was to make two or more videos - one good intro + 1_or_more match replays (speciefied by note no. 3). Using materials from different matches for intro video is expected.

So now the intro then:

Scenario:

- this depends on fantasy of creator - we can make ordinary video that somehow copy normal timeline of game (small units, basic eco, first battles, teching, adanced and sea fight, airfight, superweapons...) or use some other way (based on story of one unit for example). Both ways are correct, not ordinary way need some experience, scenario doesnt need to be so robust for first way.

Appereance:

1) yes - different types of maps.. (i suggest Paradise_Lost - nice colors of tropical sea, Frozen Fortress - frozen land + it reminds Hoth style defences, DeltaSiegeDryRevX (with water or without), Tau_Dry or Tumult (nice sand color and desert) They can be shown easily by walking one or few hammers and only the place where they walk is changing behind them. The number of maps shouldnt be big, 4-5 is optimum and returning on them with other scenes later is good way how to make video coherent.

2) NOTA is specific with its navy and airfight system + Spacebugs. Other things can be still called similar to BA for example. Try to take more attention to the GAME specific things.

3) Yes, some epic fight is needed, supertechs are needed, too, but try to make video that captures more ordinary game (T1 units fight, airdrops, mobile guns, raidings!).
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Re: NOTA PR materials - screens, videos, ideas

Post by PepeAmpere » 01 Oct 2012, 03:57

Some video from unknown author created few days ago it seems.

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  • [+] - battle, action, FPS screens
    [+] - music
    [+] - it shows AA crusier in its specific role
    [0] - sometimes long cut
    [-] - army = only air (it looks NOTA is only about planes), and it takes a lot of video time to make it :-)
Nice!
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Re: NOTA PR materials - screens, videos, ideas

Post by MasterZH » 01 Oct 2012, 12:03

I need to finish 1 last video before i get in to NOTA trailer/trubite/dots-bestgames-cuts/etc. I cant wait. :(
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Post by PepeAmpere » 28 Nov 2012, 21:09

Dear draven205 made for us commented NOTA match video. So here you see how people from southern hemisphere see the game.

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  • [++] - good choose of match (many tactics, good game points)
    [++] - nice voice, no silly bullshits
    [+] - clever choosing events of interest of this match
    [+] - revealing game basics (manual potencial)
    [+] - Godde and Danil Killer!
    [-] - not using the LOS or radar view sometimes to demonstrate some facts (just talking about)
    [--] - not used icon view for big map distance (spectator have not strategic view of match, dont know the territory holding - map is small for such purpose)
    [--] - adverstisment at the beginning of the video
Good job!
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Post by PepeAmpere » 29 Nov 2012, 16:02

Thank you Draven205 for another commented match.

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Good job, now with unit icons and Danil Killna!
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Re: NOTA PR materials - screens, videos, ideas

Post by gajop » 29 Nov 2012, 17:50

Not sure about your intentions with these (if any), but if you want to promote NOTA, maybe you should create shorter videos? 1v1/2v2 games tend to be below 10 minutes most often.
Either that or have games go 2x/3x speed.

I'd really like to see what NOTA is about but I've no time to sit through a 40min video.
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Post by PepeAmpere » 29 Nov 2012, 18:52

gajop wrote:Not sure about your intentions with these (if any), but if you want to promote NOTA, maybe you should create shorter videos? 1v1/2v2 games tend to be below 10 minutes most often.
Either that or have games go 2x/3x speed.

I'd really like to see what NOTA is about but I've no time to sit through a 40min video.
My bad, i placed it in bad thread. this is not about promoting much :) its just video, different genre than classic Trailer, DotsWars replay, Manual/Showcase, its commented match.

Now I changed a bit a name of thread from NOTA PR -> NOTA MEDIA
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Re: NOTA MEDIA materials - screens, videos, ideas

Post by PepeAmpere » 13 Jan 2013, 20:26

Match replay, where my ass is badly kicked.

Author: PoW/MasterZH

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  • [++] - music, camera, thematic music for action
    [++] - slowing speed of game when detail action
    [+] - choose of action moments
    [+] - jokes, emotions!
    [-] - PepeAmpere showing bad gameplay
GJ!
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Re: NOTA MEDIA materials - screens, videos, ideas

Post by MasterZH » 29 Jan 2013, 15:56

Thanks pepe more videos coming soon...
Can you provide more info about those screenshots for moddb?
(if you want them specially for website or inside gallery)
(also are we going to post it as game or mod?)
Good example of layout, HR background etc etcMISERY
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Post by PepeAmpere » 29 Jan 2013, 19:23

MasterZH wrote:Thanks pepe more videos coming soon...
Can you provide more info about those screenshots for moddb?
(if you want them specially for website or inside gallery)
(also are we going to post it as game or mod?)
Good example of layout, HR background etc etcMISERY
  • "more info..." - just look at the list of scenes in first post, choose some of them, use them as a script, and do screens showing "it"
  • "website or inside gallery?" - gallery
  • "game or mod?" - its hard question, not solved for me... :) but modDB and indieGame pages works the same, so before we make such decision, doesnt matter for which page you prepare it
  • "example" - i dont like it much, its overcomplicated for me, to many images, content/information is lost in that huge graphic mess
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Post by PepeAmpere » 14 Feb 2013, 15:13

NOTA relax:

Author: PoW/MasterZH

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  • [++] - music of second part of video (not the matrix one, not the choral... :/), nice camera, thematic music for non-action part
    [++] - good timing of sound effects
    [+] - explosions
    [+] - nuke launch, flying tank
    [+/-] - fuzziness => madness, but i understand the authors intension (make video full of feelings)... maybe i suggest not so many fast changes (fuzzy => sharp => fuzzy).. it was like a trip
    [0] - not using map border widget from nota 1.72a (im not sure, if its good or bad)
    [-] - again Supreme Battlefield map
More [-] then before, but still good one.
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Post by nightcold » 15 Feb 2013, 04:01

i liked that video

the fuzz was a bit overkill thu, it would have been better if it was used alot less and used alot of subtlety
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Post by dansan » 15 Feb 2013, 10:12

+1 liked it
+1 less blur
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pows media update

Post by MasterZH » 24 Feb 2013, 16:48

Spectators having fun about extremely noob player. (sure he cant see our comments ;) )
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Why chat in console when you can drop comments right in place? :mrgreen:
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You cant deny my art skills...
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This gif is about player OWL which couldn't change his TD-addict building defences like completely brainless guy. Almost every player tried to help him/teach him that NOTA is not about defences but he didnt listen. He played so bad ignoring all advices and upset so many players i decided he deserve to have this meme-gif. After 4 months long suffering something changed and he jumped from the worst player in NOTA history to almost pro class. OWL is still sometimes a bit weird but for his incredible progress he is now NOTaLEGEND.
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Goddes air micro

Post by MasterZH » 25 May 2013, 20:44

Well you ask me why we hate to play with godde?
This is why...
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Post by MasterZH » 28 May 2013, 14:29

Pizzaa vs Morphdog :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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PoW-Vashpspsp like pro
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