Resources for Flash Animators and DevelopersThis group is largely a collective gallery, I'll admit. It's not as active as it could be.Resources for Flash Animators and Developers in Personal More Like This
So, I figure, why not use some of the features as a database for developers? I'm going to make a section for resources for animators on the front page for easy access. Here are some resources I've found useful:
Flashkit is a resource site containing freeware and shareware files, including various audio loops and sound effects, as well as references for Action Script. http://www.flashkit.com/
SoundEffectFactory is a Youtube channel dedicated to providing free, high quality sound effects. They've got a ton: https://www.youtube.com/user/SoundEffectsFactory
Kevin Macleod provides tons of music ROYALTY FREE as long as he's attributed. Overall an awesome resource. http://incompetech.com/
Stickpage has a compilation post of various weapon, action, and miscellaneous sound effects, all for free. http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?37139-One-Stop-Shop-Sound-FX-Resource-Center-downloadable
It's that time of Year AgainA new animation team is cropping up and they're looking to recruit! Here's the copy-pasta from :iconCabeenoRossley: (note him for more info!)It's that time of Year Again in Personal More Like This
":iconCabeenoRossley: Hay guys, I'm putting together a production group, the focus is to expand our talents and learn to work together to bring our ideas to life. We plan to start with pony animations and eventually move on to our own style. We'll start with short animations and eventually move on to bigger projects.
At the moment we have plenty of writers, VA's, video editors and musicians, but I'm the only animator (other than the effects animator) and there are very and I'm the only vector artist.
I operate Flash and Ilustrator CS5.5 I can help with vectors whenever they are needed.
for more info on the group you can look at it at the link: http://www.canterlot.net/threads/2938-Making-a-Production-Group
send me a note if you have any questions."
Animation Tools and Plugins (Flash)I've compiled a list of useful extensions and plugins for flash animators. You can also view this list on my tumblr, in case formatting got screwed up: http://zedrin-stormshock.tumblr.com/post/39765359684/flash-animation-toolbox-guideAnimation Tools and Plugins (Flash) in Personal More Like This
To install these plugins, download them, open up your Extension Manager, click ‘install’, and select the .zxp or .mxp file. There should be a description in each file of where to enable the plugin in Flash.
Toon Monkey (David Wolfe)
These are a collection of tools to suit your fancy. Most of them do single functions, so read their descriptions and decide what would be useful. I've listed some of the ones I recommend.
For assets and puppet rigging, I would recommend libAppend and Search and Replace, which allow you to rapidly name and rename symbols.FrameEDIT and FrameEXIT make editing nested symbols easier by taking
In Need of VA's For...If any of you are familiar with SUPERMARIOGALAXY13 on Youtube, I've begun working with him and fellow pony named Jax on a flash-animated series. We're in need of voice actors.In Need of VA's For... in Personal More Like This
The premise is, in the year following Discord's imprisonment, he is brought out of his stone casing to be offered a deal by Princess Celestia, in hopes of reforming him and training Twilight and her friends. Though stripped of most his power and confined to a simpler form, he still holds a variety of tricks up his sleeve to go back on his deal. Without the elements of Harmony, Twilight and her friends must each face Discord alone, without the help of one another.
Excerpted from my friend's post in another group:
"Should anypony come to you with wishes for performing said voicework, report to this location:
And should anypony wish to have a small sample of what they shall be voicing, should they be recruited, tell them to report here:
Welcome to Pony-Animators! -FAQ-Welcome! This group is intended for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic flash animations and cartoons, as well as comics.Welcome to Pony-Animators! -FAQ- in Personal More Like This
Please read this before submitting!
Featured: This is intended for full-length and polished animations.
Interactive: For buttons, games, creators, etc.
Animation: For short animations, such as walkcycles.
Storyboards: For planning stages of an animation. Do not need to be animated.
Comics: For comics. Do not need to be animated.
Films: For full-length animations.
Favorites:Anything pony related can go here. Does not need to be animation.
Do not submit anything you didn't create. Collaborations are permitted, however.
Do not submit anything that violates the ToS.
Pornography isn't allowed. No rule-34-ing the ponies.
[Bullet; Red]No explicit gore either. Sorry Cupcakes fans.
This is my first time running a
New Folder: GIF's!Hey, added a new folder for animations: the GIF folder. This is where any short GIF loops should go (essentially any animations that aren't .mov, .wmv, or .swf files).New Folder: GIF's! in Personal More Like This
So, if you make any gifs, send them there for now.
Examples: http://pony-animators.deviantart.com/gallery/33797695#/d4gbn4a http://dragonious.deviantart.com/art/READ-BOOKS-269603814
Should Comics be Included?Just trying to get a sense of direction of where this group should go. Should comics be included in this group?Should Comics be Included? in Personal More Like This
The reason I ask is comics are still cartoons in my opinion, they're just static rather than animated. But, given that, I want a second (or third, fourth, etc.) opinion on if they'd fit in the group well. So, what are your thoughts? To include or disclude?
Edit: Alright, the verdict is to stick strictly to animation. That concludes this session. :U
Animation QualityThe group's starting to expand some so I want to get a feel for what kind of animation quality is expected of this group, in regards to something I hadn't considered.Animation Quality in Personal More Like This
Strictly speaking, should "animation" refer specifically to flash animation (.swf, .mov, etc.) where animated ponies are what's featured, or should it also include things that are much lower tier, ie gifs with very little or easily done animation, or image slideshows (ie, a picture of a pony with a sparkle effect or something over it)? Post your thoughts, remember: you have a say on what you can submit and what will be seen in your inboxes!
Small Update to Quality StandardsThis group is still modestly sized, but it has been expanding well. Admittedly it is mostly a collective gallery of MLP-themed animations, gifs, and flash but not much else, and I'm not sure how to change that, nor if I have the time to.Small Update to Quality Standards in Personal More Like This
That said, it serves its purpose for being a good place to find animations and tools.
There are a few updates to the quality standards that need to be addressed, however:
Recolors/trotters/templated-based animations will no longer be in the criteria of this group. Quite frankly, they're too simplistic and too easy to mass-produce. Original designs/gifs, even if they're modifications of existing ones, will be fine still, but proceeding to use it as a template and sending essentially the same animation in 20 times will result in declines.
Gifs made in Photoshop/done frame by frame still need to be more detailed than simply 2-3 frames or a blink. I want to keep the standards modest, but the primary focus of submissions
Project Saturation in Need of Another AnimatorHey, ZombieZephyr from Project Saturation here. We're looking for another animator to help with the animation process.Project Saturation in Need of Another Animator in Personal More Like This
EDIT: The role's been filled, thanks to the applicants!
If you're skilled with animation, ESPECIALLY using puppet sets, send an application to :iconZombieZephyr: via note, or to SaturatedMLP@hotmail.com
You wouldn't be the only animator, don't worry, but we do need people who can work well in teams.
For more information, read below:
What is Project Saturation?
Project Saturation is an animation project headed by Mr. Galaxy (SuperMarioGalaxy13 on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/SUPERMARIOGALAXY13?feature=g-u-u), myself, and JaxStern256 (Youtube). In a nutshell it's a fan-made, My Little Pony animation that aims to be a full length movie, due hopefully by next year.
A movie? What is it about?
Project Saturation is mostly about Discord and Twilight: Discord, about to break free from his prison, is confronted by the alicorn sisters, where he is presented