I am a freelance designer/illustrator/cartoonist/animator. But my Flash actionscript coding skills are weak at best. So here I am, seeking a provider on here for the first time.
I have an excellent long-term client who needs a very simple avatar creator application (desired output is .swf)
I am nearly finished with the creation of the artwork - but need the aid of a programmer to facilitate the "back end". I am not positive, but I believe OOP (object oriented programming) skills will be necessary, as well as possibly xml and/or php.
Some examples of what were looking for can be found at:
The above examples offer more options than will be necessary in our avatar creator. Ours is mostly black and white stick figures. (with some colored clothing options)
Ideally, the stage (800x600) will consist of a "dummy" or mannequin that will be replaced by the object that is selected from the menu of options. For instance, the user selects the drop down menu for hair - a box containing 6-10 different hairstyles opens - as the user clicks them - they appear on the dummy at center stage. This process repeats for all the options in the tree.
The option tree would contain these adjustable elements:
MALE/FEMALE (2 options)
COMPLEXION (4 options each per sex)
HAIRSTLYE (8 options per sex)
EYES (6 options)
NOSE (6 options)
MOUTH (6 options)
SHIRT (6 options each per sex)
PANTS (4 options each per sex)
ACCESSORIES (12 options)
PROPS (12 options)
SCENERY (10 options)
I will provide all the artwork for each option in the tree as well as the interface menus, etc. I plan to deliver these assets in vector format as a Flash file - I can rename the objects in such a way that works with your code.
Your responsibility will be to facilitate the interface functions to work as an avatar building game that recalls the artwork pieces from the library and places them on the stage.
There should be a "email to a friend" and "print out" function at the game's finish.
The deadline for the project is mid October - but I will definitely need a few days to review and fine tune with the client. So I would prefer to have the project files in my hands in ten days. I am hoping there is an experienced programmer out there that has created one of these avatar builders before and can simply adapt existing code to fit this schematic. Shouldn't take more than 8-12 hours max.
Feel free to ask questions - I look forward to reviewing your bids!