Pong Chain - Link-Up!

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[Update #2] Rules & Parameters


Here are the Official Rules of The Pong Chain
#1 Post-processing adjustments to color, contrast, editing of minor errant pixels, frames, signatures and the use of backgrounds is perfectly acceptable.

#2 The starting formula are the only formula to use.  No adds or deletes.  You may toggle off or on, Julia.  Please don't switch to DECombinate mode.

#3 Post your work within 72 hours of it being your turn.  If you know in advance you will be unable to take your turn, contact LightBulbMoon. With enough advance notice, arrangements will be made to accommodate the situation.  If no confirmed arrangement is made, after 72 hours, the next link in the chain will take their turn.
Remember, this is really about having fun so don't stress out it there is a minor hiccup in the schedule.

#4 When you post your work, mention the next artist listed in the schedule in your description.  The schedule is at the bottom of this journal.  It is also ideal if you send the next artist a note - that always gets a person's attention!

#5 Don't forget to post the parameters in the description!

Here's the link to the Gallery Folder

The Parameters


I chose a work by CmdrChaos - Before the Invasion by CmdrChaos -

Mandelbulb3Dv18{
g.....s/...S3...61....I...Ufh9KDTnx/.jz4M6OwHr2EErmndnezJzvOcLyMwZfszq1SxctB8P.k
................................DO1mMs.Xx.2.......gQ./.........E.......U1/2...wD
...Uz6/....00....Mk0/.....Uf3...B0....E4.....6rRRy0ztCkD/..........G/dkpXm1.....
./EnAnQD12../2..............................E.2...........U0.....y1...sD...../..
.wHnAngDKK.6Z1Sf0wfmLrt.BIBgy6UyfpVu5ZiDj1iNmyaNWvPqSSkSF/JzyKeASgOB.Xjj.0kSIyfR
VvnTGfSJd7ayyG3bcjWh.kjDU.....ou8.............sD.6....sD..G.....................
.............oAnAt1...sD....zw1.........................................X....UA.
.....Ksulz1.....k.kz.IX9c..U..6.8/...g1...EB.........c6...UD....0/...w1....UJlb1
...U.yoPxJHEGdZ9moH7cMSrJ1U.0c..mN5S5..U........6.6..........0........k28.kYjd2.
.A72QifFDz1.H0/bvOonz0...........6U0.YnFP/..fjrwdvgqzs/Fbf24LNyD..........E.0c..
zzzz.............0...................2U.8.kzzzD............8....................
/6U0.wzzz1...................................c6Uc/UBkMXB3fUWhl2.Z/aJZJQ3gK8X.g2I
E/pwT6sQL/kIFVoID0nW846.ZJKOdtXCvV4E.k/6M.0VERsUu/.NZdaO/xJX7S6.nAHAnEjO5uLO.UQk
rWQcs3dUU/UeaWee...y3q/bee0k.1AkIJ3yATomwy5y3q/b................................
E....AU2V2E/....2....A....EEh3aSdtqNU6oPs/.IjR5.......................k/9.......
..........kAnAnAnA1..BnAnAnAnQyjaNaNaNaNuz1.....................................
................................................................................
.....................6.....3....A....AJOZ75Q6Z4PWJaQo/kPr/......................
.....MU/4MU/4................U.E........kz1........wz.........zD................
..........................................................2........wz...........
................................/....E/...E/....TBJOiZ3.mpKRg34.H/..............
..........U./2E./.......................kznAnAnAnAntz.........zD........kz1.....
................................................................................
.........cmdrchaos...............}

Thank you Steve D - CmdrChaos for making them available!

[Update #1] All links have been taken!


Later today, September 16 - this evening (GMT-5), I'll send out the starting parameters to the first artist in the Chain - audre

Rules for the Chain will also be determined and posted here :)


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Original Post~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

New, Multi-Deviant Pong Format


We've been discussing a variation on the classic Pong format here at Pongorama headquarters lately and have decided it's time to try it out!



In a traditional, classic pong, two artists send the fractal's parameters first to one and then, back to the other. Back & forth. This repeats.
In this new format, we have a list of 10 artists where the parameters are  passed on to the next 'link' in the 'chain' of artists.  Only forward, down the chain, not back.

In this first inaugural pong-chain, we're inviting 7 Mandelbulb3D fractal artists to sign up in the comments below.

Join us for a little fun - And help us work out the kinks in this new process!

How It Works


1 Once we have a total of 10 Deviants sighed-up, we'll list their ID's here.

2 The Chain Admin, Yours Truly, LightBulbMoon, will post the starting parameters to the first link in the chain.

3 Once posted (the date is noted in the journal) the next artist in the chain has 72 hours to create and post their tweak.

4 Once the tweak is posted in the gallery, the next artist on the chain is notified. **Notification via the "@" command on dA. If you aren't sure, it's easy, just put the @ in front of the deviant id in your image description and that deviant will get a notice that they have been mentioned in a post. THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT. If you have any questions about how to do this, just ask one of us and we'll be happy to help you with it.

5 Each member of the chain gets their turn in this way

6 The last person on the chain notifies the first person and the process starts over.

** IN CASE OF TIME OUT: In the case of someone in the chain not making their 72 hour deadline, nottaworry! The NEXT person in the chain will pick up the parameters and move on. This way, when real life gets hectic and you may not have time to do your post (hey, it happens) the process moves on automatically with no fuss and no bad juju.

Chain Gallery


We'll create a folder for Chain Pong Entries.  Over time we hope to have several running.  We'll also get Apo and other software chains going.

Feedback & Communication


As with all new processes, there might be unanticipated issues.  We absolutely want to get constructive feedback & comments from everyone.  

Your ideas and input are welcomed.

Ten Links - We're Closed - For Now



:icontopas2012:   :iconjtashley45:   :iconrecycledrelatives:   :iconannakirsten:   :iconjjkiefer:   :iconmiincdesign:   :iconciokkolata:   :iconlightbulbmoon:   :iconaudre:   :iconbatjorge:

Invites Are All Taken

-  We have the full compliment of links in this first chain. Don't worry, if everything works out we'll start others.
If you are interested, please comment below.  Everyone is welcome to watch & see what happens!



Here's the link to the Gallery Folder

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Chain Schedule~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

[Edited 10/12/2014]  We are foregoing the maintenance of who's turn it currently is here - The mention generated by the posting of the most recent entry is sufficient.

audre
miincdesign
LightBulbMoon
recycledrelatives
batjorge
jjkiefer
jtashley45
ciokkolata
AnnaKirsten
Topas2012

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vanam's avatar

i would like to join this pong chain

Arducode's avatar
Hi! Is there a place left free, by chance?
Jakeukalane's avatar
in Chain pong 00 if you want. sorry for the late response.
Arducode's avatar
Sorry for viewing this late, I had exams this month.
How can I join, if there is still place?
Jakeukalane's avatar
you'll need to wait until next round. 

Lets see if the rest are ok with this :)

batjorge  ciokkolata vampirekingdom GrannyOgg 

I also have exams this month so I wish you the best of lucks
ciokkolata's avatar
Good luck, Alberto! :) :) :)

It's ok to anyone wanting to join the chain.
Arducode's avatar
Ok, thanks! Good luck to you too :D (Big Grin) 
vampirekingdom's avatar
It's ok for me...good luck
marbrure's avatar
Is there a place left in this pong at the moment ? If yes, I'd be pleased to join the game :)
Or in another MDB pong or pong chain ?
Jakeukalane's avatar
Seems like one member is down. I would like to be here :)
Sabine62's avatar
I'll send a note to the group:)
Jakeukalane's avatar
Sabine62's avatar
:) :hug: welcome, my friend!
harmonysdad's avatar
hey, if something opens up, I''d like a crack at this chain... it can only improve my skill set, that's for sure!
Sabine62's avatar
Hi Miike :) So great that you want to join one of the pong-chains!

We've got a few for you to choose from:
pongorama.deviantart.com/galle…
pongorama.deviantart.com/galle…
pongorama.deviantart.com/galle…

Have a look at them all and let me know (by note if possible) which one you'd like to join!
Almog53's avatar
LightBulbMoon I want to join in one of the open spots
Thank You.....:)
Almog53's avatar
Let me know if you get an open spot. Thanks :iconbananadanceplz:
recycledrelatives's avatar
A Turning Point -- Chain 00 Pong #34 by recycledrelatives
Chain 00 Pong #34 is done!
It's now your turn, batjorge.   
recycledrelatives's avatar
Be Yourself -- Chain 00 Pong #24 by recycledrelatives
Chain 00 Pong #24 is done!  
It's now your turn batjorge.  Have fun! 
Topas2012's avatar
miincdesign's avatar
Chain Pong 00 -12 - Chrome Madness by miincdesign   Hey LightBulbMoon !!  You are up next!
AnnaKirsten's avatar
:? LightBulbMoon   Are we allowed to switch the existing formulas around in this pong?  (I don't even know if it would work, but thought I'd ask :))
LightBulbMoon's avatar
Hi Anna,
When I started the Chain, I didn't think that it would go on more that one or maybe two cycles.
If it is a short-term Pong - these two iterations only, then let's hold the formula.

If, we decide - and I haven't figured out how to decide - a whole other topic - to continue on, then we'll switch in a new formula at some point - Maybe at the start of the 3rd iteration?

Since you've asked first - which formula would you like to alter?  And to what?

In a few days, I'll ask the Chain Gang members if they'd like to continue.  There are a number of options.

I see I haven't answered your question directly so :)  For this second iteration, please keep the formula as they are.

Thanks for asking a needed question!

Dave
AnnaKirsten's avatar
Hi Dave, if we're going to have a new param set for the next one after this, then let's keep it as it is.  As I say, I haven't tried switching the formulas around so have no idea if it would make any difference, or which ones to suggest switching even.  I'm rearing to go for more, and I'm sure the other 9 people are too.  It's been very interesting to see the results and how differently people are able to present the same params!
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