Not to be deterred I decided to start putting together a scene with the available props in the hope that something would come to mind as I worked. The result was Blink which you can watch in the player below.
Blink by etourist
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This animation is probably a classic example of an idea that just evolved as I worked to find inspiration.
As mentioned I started to piece together a background using the available Isometrix props. Nicolas had designed an orange picture frame for the theme which I decided to use on the wall of my background set. Trouble was I needed something to go inside it.
Trying to feature as much of the Isometrix theme as possible I decided to use some head props inside the two photo frames I'd placed each side of the flat screen TV. The head with the green hair was fine and motionless but I couldn't find a yellow haired head that wasn't animated.
I chose a yellow haired head with the least amount of animation and put it in the frame. Looking at it, that's when the idea for Blink hit me. The old classic - spying through the eyeballs of a picture on the wall.
From there it was just a case of having the guy sitting on the chair say the right things. The blinking photo is never explained. You only get the guy's assumptions - which come across as some what paranoid.
I only intended this animation to be short so having him sneak out the room seemed like a good ending point. Then I thought it might be even funnier if someone else came into the room, unaware of what the viewer has just seen.
The character that runs in is Happy Bunny. Chosen simply because I went into the GoAnimate Studio via the Happy Bunny theme. It gave a reason for the copyright, Jim Benton water mark that appears on the background.
Obviously Happy Bunny notices the picture blinking and I end it there hoping you'll get that the cycle will start again with Happy Bunnies own delusions about what the blinking picture means.
The whole thing is just a bit of fun and probably a one off. The Isometrix characters are really cool but it really needs the right idea to make them work well. Who knows? Maybe I'll think of something for them in the New Year.