How do "Flash" artists feel about Newgrounds nowadays?

2015-02-09 22:53:04 by kerihobo

Only 10 years ago, when I was 15, I discovered Newgrounds and quickly became a top fan and audience to many of your amazing works. I was even more impressed that people were achieving 2.5D with a mere 2D interface. That still blows my mind! Newgrounds and her artists were and ARE super incredible! Awe inspiring in-fact. It was a Flash-dominated domain and people were owning it.

I wonder, many of you have put in a lot of work to achieve 3D effects in a 2D interface. Now, when I was growing up, 3D held a lot of magic for me, now having learned all about the world of 3D, it's not nearly as amazing as it used to be, I'm more fascinated by 2D.

My question is, how do many of you old-school/new-school 2D Flash artists feel about this wave of 3D artists who have mosied their way on to Newgrounds? Originally a Flash domain, are you impressed or just annoyed? I realize a lot of the 3D work on here is actually pretty terrible, I'm guilty of some of that myself. Is there this feeling of "ughhh gross... crappy 3D guys, get off our website!" or is it something you're more inclined to welcomingly embrace?


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2015-02-09 23:33:13

3D was impressive because flash wasn't built for it. Now that technology has made 3D easier and accessible to everyone, I'll judge it by the same standard as any other 2D material.

Makers who fully utilize, or exceed the limits of their tools are the ones to look out for.

kerihobo responds:

Amen to that :D