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CBC3 Entry, Alpha Strike

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My entry for the Come Back Collab 3!
Took me over 90~100+ hours of work within two weeks of time.
Animated in Macromedia Flash 8.0
there's a watermark on the DA version, I hope it doesn't effect your viewing experience.
I would also like to note there's an Easter-egg in both the official and DA version.

Lots of experimental as well as the hard studied and well known techniques and effects were put into this animation.
Smoke/fog in the last scene was done by photoshop and imported into flash as bitmaps.
Special thanks to a few fellow animators and artists for help and support through the creation of this animation.
As well as help from professional filmographers, effect animators for tips and to students of Gobelins for their amazing advice.

Thank you Pluto for collaborating this awesome collaboration,
I can't wait for it to come out!

Sounds by:
Microsoft 3D Pinball
Pepper
Layers

Sources of inspiration:
Gurren Lagann (anime series)
Wakfu (game and anime)
:iconneon-drane:

Special Thanks:
:icondojang:

24fps
496 Frames( 20.6 seconds of Animation )
roughly 240+ layers
and 80+ library items

Animation © by Nathan Hajduk(RawGreen) - All Rights Reserved
IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
700x300px 1.03 MB
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© 2012 - 2020 AnimatorRawGreen
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Yunguy1Hobbyist General Artist
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

Dude fucking seriously. Why 18+? Never mind that.

I've seen this before you posted it here. So, I guess I can write critique.

1. The beginning where he prepares to fire is just a bit slow and should be sped up. I do like how you used the tweens to your advantage. Keep that up!
2. The overall should be sped up a bit.

I'm not too sure if you editted this a bit more than the previous one you showed, but that's all I could give judging from what I remember. So overall : Nice effects, good use of tweening, give it more speed, and yeah. c:
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AnimatorRawGreenProfessional Digital Artist
Alright, I see. I should look at increasing the visual impact, using speed as you mentioned. Definitely could use some more kick.
Perhaps some camera techniques as well as general set.
Thanks for your help.
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So much in less than 500 frames! Whaaaa
Awesome!
About the Easter Egg; is it that he loses his hand?
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AnimatorRawGreenProfessional Digital Artist
I have my name appear in the flash when the planet gets destroyed. That's all.
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Oh, I'd seen that in the loading screen itself.
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AnimatorRawGreenProfessional Digital Artist
No, that's a watermark in general. I put that there because I didn't want anyone to like reupload it elsewhere and not source it.
Actually that's why both of those are in there.

I'm still just as paranoid, probably.
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It's always better to be cautious~
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Qeustion, How is this a "Inspiration" from Gurren Lagann?
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AnimatorRawGreenProfessional Digital Artist
you... definitely don't know what the word inspiration means...
Go Google it, Right now, I insist.
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KatherineYukimuraStudent Digital Artist
That was......so awesome Clap 
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Lost-PariahStudent Filmographer
Damn man, i remember when you wer making this, god i was so exited xD
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AnimatorRawGreenProfessional Digital Artist
I remember how difficult it was. Waking up at 9am every day and animating until 4pm just to go to work and come home and animate from 9:30pm to 2am, rinse and repeat. This was actually a really good schedule for me to work, tiring but I was able to get work done just by waking up early in the morning.
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Lost-PariahStudent Filmographer
haha damn man, dedication at its best :) wish i had that much in me haha, im no good at sticking to long term projects, but im getting slowly better ^^
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AnimatorRawGreenProfessional Digital Artist
It helps to get up early before working on a project. If I wake up past afternoon I usually don't work on anything.

For me the best time to do anything productive is 10am to 2pm and 9pm to 1am.
Something about the very start and end of a day I'm able to focus much more than other times of the day.
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SICK!
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AnimatorRawGreenProfessional Digital Artist
thanks :3
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GuitariiHobbyist Filmographer
Where'd ya get thouse sfx? Can I have those? It's awesum and your animation is awesum to XD
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AnimatorRawGreenProfessional Digital Artist
You should be able to find some of Pepper's sound effects, though I know he often takes them down and relocates them. Try Googling "Pepper's Sound Packs"

The microsoft sounds I used come standard on any Windows Xp Computer.

Unfortunately I can't get you any of Layers sounds, my license doesn't allow me to distribute them, and to my knowledge he hasn't uploaded them since Megaupload went down.

On the bright side, I found this site here a while back that had some good sound effects.
[link]

Good luck~
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SPJdoggHobbyist Filmographer
Lol I just noticed this. When the black stick's gun was charging up, the sound you used was from this old windows xp pinball game xD
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AnimatorRawGreenProfessional Digital Artist
I actually use those sounds allot. I think I have a stickfigure-megaman animation around where I used the same sounds.
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Michael-GraceHobbyist General Artist
I thought the voice acting was hilarious - the screams and whoops were the best part lol
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AnimatorRawGreenProfessional Digital Artist
xD

"whoochaaaawww"
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Tsang-MurpStudent Filmographer
ish luffable :3
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HoboBroccoliHobbyist General Artist
so friggin awesome
looks like it came out of a movie!!!
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