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Anteatr's character known as Techno has historically reminded me of ice cream.
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BlirttProfessional Filmographer
THESE ARE REALLY COOL!
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wimpodHobbyist Artist
I never knew this was on DA! I've been going and plucking it off your website every time I wanted to show someone. Now I have an easy access version! I still look at this all the time and smile.
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I try to get as much mileage as possible out of animated objects since they get more notice than static pictures, and there are few websites that will show them properly.  I am glad you still like it!  It looks rather simplistic to me now.  Which is somewhat frustrating since simplicity eludes me these days.
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FirantHobbyist Digital Artist
Woah I never saw this one before, this is amazing! I've tried animation several times but I just can't seem to get the motion either fluid or realistic. =/
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Well thank you! Much like my static drawings, the animation is incredibly inorganic. I go between the frames continuously, erasing and adding to make them match better. I could not do this if I had to draw all the frames in order or in a timely manner! It also helps that no specific or realistic action is occurring; just a strange thing melting in what may very well be a strange way, which I had done on several occasions prior to this. Animating someone walking in a circle or falling down some stairs would likely prove more problematic.
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WAT.

I am mesmerized.
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You should tell your doctor about that.
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My doctor is busy getting drunk.
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Haha oh wow, ace animation there. The detail on the melted substance is really nice, must have taken a little while to get looking correct! Was this a product of free time, or do you dip into animation more often? Either way it's very cool indeed!
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Ace comment there! I have tried to animate other things, but I progress quite slowly once they get over a certain length. This was comparatively simple, being a single object (albeit a complicated object) that only does one thing and does not interact with other objects. Additionally, I was able to cheat by reusing each frame as a base for the next. Fortunately, since the one action is such a strange one, it seems more interesting than it should.
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Yeah, I have childishly dabbled in a couple of simple animations before but I really don't have the patience for it hahah. Too finicky with details! Seems that explosions/morphing is the staple of most hobby animations, but I suppose that is like you said - since they don't have to interact with much else that way. Unfortunately there are only so many explosions I can watch until I become a bit bored, though I always enjoy looking at walk cycles and the like! Also this one was refreshing as it didn't contain explosions, swords, guns, kung-fu and reused sprites from popular video games lol.

Well nothing wrong with that, I believe that is the sensible way to manage drawing a fluid motion! So no cheating worries there hahah. :thumbsup:
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I did the reused sprite thing too, years ago, and thankfully stopped before it got out of hand.
This is getting nerdly, but I tried to make monsters for some video game-themed project, and indeed animating their "deaths," in which they flopped over or exploded or melted (like this) were the easiest and most enjoyable parts. It was a shooting game, but I preferred to have things throw fireballs and such to using firearms. One had an umbrella.
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Hahah yeah sounds about right! I used to make tiny .gif animations for avatars and things, I suppose that is the gateway drug into animation these days (instead of the oldskool post-it notebook, pencil and a bored mind lol)

That's not nerdy at all, in fact I think that's quite interesting lol! Or maybe I'm just a nerd too hahah...but still, such a video game project reminds me of the stuff I used to conjure up when I was in my teens also, I think one of my ideas had a little green dragon character of mine using a giant lollipop as a baddie-disposal-tool hahah. But an umbrella really does sound much more avant garde, lol!
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I'll have to make video of it some time; it's only remotely playable because I wasn't good at making levels and never finished any of the ones I started.

My first web page was full of animated gifs, many of which I personally assembled and used as backgrounds. They were quite hideous. I lost a few, including another one featuring that red creature, but [link] some are there. Are any of yours still around?
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Oooh yeah if that is possible, I would really like to see such a thing hahah. I'm sure it would be interesting! And no worries, I have tried building levels before, I know how ridiculously difficult it can become.

Hahah oh wow, a veritable treasure trove of gifs lol! Fascinating, I never realized your animation exploits before! Reminds me strongly of Apogee & MSDOS games for some reason, or at least your creatures always made me think in this way - a compliment of course, and in no means a snub hahah. These little animations just further cement my nostalgia lol! :thumbsup:

Not that I know of - I used to make quite a few years ago but they were confined to my old PC which broke down several times and lost pretty much all the data on each occasion. No doubt some are floating around in the cobwebs of the internet but I honestly wouldn't know, or more likely care, where they are now hahah. They were rather lackluster, few-framed 'sprites' that don't even really have point in ever existing in the first place hahah.
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I always liked two dimensional games better, but there weren't any with the depth of editability when I got into Doom (it was Doom), unfortunately. I wish I'd been more interested in programming... I probably could have made my own game --of the sort I preferred-- with all the wasted effort I put into that, and I wouldn't have had to draw the dopes from so many angles. You want to speak of the pointless... I spent about four years on that whole thing. Yikes!

Thank you very much for letting me talk about this. If you look around my page you can eventually find several other people I've mentioned this to, and the conversation always stops promptly once I do. Although this one is almost three weeks old, so I suppose it ought to stop anyway.

I loved editing the stamps in Mario Paint. Also a thing called Kid Pix which it seems reasonable to assume you've never heard of. The middle school(s) I attended all had Macintosh machines with really cheapo games and cheapoer "educational" software on them, so I spent most of my time drawing junk at the pixel level, since that was the only way I could do it with a mouse, at the time. I was mesmerized once somebody showed me Claris Works, which had 256 whole colors! I made sure to always use as many as possible, regardless of how garish a result this produced...totally consistent with early Super VGA titles, even though I didn't know that yet. And it could zoom in on the actual document! No more stamps! Ha haaaaaaa...I'm so old.
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Raccoons don't do that in real life.
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However, robots do. All the time. They are incorrigible.
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I hate to imagine the fate of those who remind you of pudding.
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I try to eat them before they melt.
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Buck Choc!
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Watch your language! There are ladies present!
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Forgive me; I was being careless.
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DawkzStudent Digital Artist
Haha, oh; man. This is epic.
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