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Adeptus Mechanicus Cogitator Interface Animation

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I highly recommend playing this superb piece of music in the background, I've been using this as a guide whilst working on the extended animation - [link]

First 40k triage, now this.... I'm currently working on a Warhammer 40k animation project, entirely for my own enjoyment.

This piece started out as an attempt to do an exposition of some of my fluff in a 1980 Hitch-hiker's Guide style animation.

I did that, and may share that later, but this is what started out as the "front end" of it - inspired by the monochrome screens of my yoof :P, but is now going to be recycled in an animated short story revolving around the Adeptus Mechanicus I've wanted to do for some time.

Much of this was done frame by fame and the skull and cog was hand drawn :)

There will be a lot of Delia Derbyshire inspired music in the soundtrack ;)

Legal Disclaimer: This artwork is and unofficial creation by Light-Tricks, derived without permission, upon the Warhammer 40,000 intellectual property owned by Games Workshop Ltd.

This piece is completely unofficial and in no way endorsed by Games Workshop Limited.

Adeptus Astartes, Blood Angels, Bloodquest, Cadian, Catachan, the Chaos devices, Cityfight, the Chaos logo, Citadel, Citadel Device, Codex, Daemonhunters, Dark Angels, Dark Eldar, 'Eavy Metal, Eldar, Eldar symbol devices, Eye of Terror, Fire Warrior, Forge World, Games Workshop, Games Workshop logo, Genestealer, Golden Demon, Gorkamorka, Great Unclean One, Inquisitor, the Inquisitor logo, the Inquisitor device, Inquisitor:Conspiracies, Keeper of Secrets, Khorne, Kroot, Lord of Change, Necron, Nurgle, Ork, Ork skull devices, Sisters of Battle, Slaanesh, Space Hulk, Space Marine, Space Marine chapters, Space Marine chapter logos, Tau, the Tau caste designations, Tyranid, Tyrannid, Tzeentch, Ultramarines, Warhammer, Warhammer 40k Device, White Dwarf, the White Dwarf logo, and all associated marks, names, races, race insignia, characters, vehicles, locations, units, illustrations and images from the Warhammer 40,000 universe are either ®, TM and/or © Copyright Games Workshop Ltd 2000-2012, variably registered in the UK and other countries around the world. Used without permission. No challenge to their status intended. All Rights Reserved to their respective owners.
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Magmaforge's avatar
Excellent work! 
Taiya001's avatar
The EMPEROR approves. :thumbsup:
BassoeG's avatar
BassoeGHobbyist Traditional Artist
Good music, but this is potentially more relevant.
redwolfradolf's avatar
I don't know if I knew about that song at the time when I made that comment.  Now, though, I've got an even better option:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6icd_…
Chief-Judge's avatar
Chief-JudgeProfessional General Artist
Yeah.  It's pretty awesome I think.  I want this to pop up on my I-Pad.  Im so going to try make that happen.  Keep up the great work.
Light-Tricks's avatar
Light-Tricks Interface Designer
Thank you very much, very kind! Let me know if you get anywhere with the iPad. I've lost the original files so can't make that any easier unfortunately. Going to have to redo it one day...
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warbossgingernutrukkHobbyist Digital Artist
Pls do itz :o
Light-Tricks's avatar
Light-Tricks Interface Designer
Haha, maybe one day 
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warbossgingernutrukkHobbyist Digital Artist
Pls i beg you!!!
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TheSpikeAndKeyHobbyist General Artist
Well Done Sir Well Done Sir
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RecklessChargeHobbyist Writer
Hey man, could I possibly bug you into making this a gif for me? I've got a very tech savvy friend who might be able to make this into a functioning Rainmeter background. Gotta say, I faved this awhile back and I keep coming back to look, I friggin love it
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Light-Tricks Interface Designer
That shouldn't be too much of a problem. I'm happy to do it but I'm super busy so as long as you don't mind waiting a little I'll do it as soon as I can.
67454786584's avatar
Anything ever come of this request? I took a pop at making it into a GIF myself, figured I could forward you a copy in case anyone else asked for one, but unfortunately importing the flash file into FlashPro borks it completely(everything's displaced, background goes pure white, bottom-right text doesn't appear) and you used a font I don't have myself. It's such a great animation to have for Dark Heresy/IN28 games, but our group's resident "techpriest" is an Apple fanboy so swf files are no go :/
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It's been 3 years so you probably figured out a way already, but on the very off chance that you didn't and my insight is still useful, you could download this youtube video here www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tj6UO… and convert it to gif, that's what I did.
Light-Tricks's avatar
Light-Tricks Interface Designer
I'm afraid not, I've just not had the chance to look into it unfortunately. I also lost all of the original files back in November so I'd have to start from scratch
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RecklessChargeHobbyist Writer
Thats alright I understand perfectly take your time no rush no hurry :)
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notchthegreatHobbyist Digital Artist
I would love to have this as a computer start up animation
Light-Tricks's avatar
Light-Tricks Interface Designer
That would be pretty nifty :)
Raazorfiend's avatar
i keep coming back to this in my little dream project (make a tablet into a funktioning Dataslate!) - I wonder if on could make this into a live wallpaiper??
Also I like the style, so mesing with some icons to replace the normal ones...

Kinda uphill project as its very nerdy and theres not a lot of support going around xD
Light-Tricks's avatar
Light-Tricks Interface Designer
I'm sure there'd be a way of doing it somehow, a friend of mine was looking at something similar in python I believe. Let me know if I can help with anything, if you want still images or different formats etc. I'm hoping to work on this some more when I get the chance...
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well for instance android cant play swf files, but can play avi, mp4 and mov. The other live wall paipers are mostly done in RenderScript (RS). I´ll try to convert this into a mp4, and see if I can add it as a object in a live wallpaiper - I´ll be in touch when I have more :P

Once I got a live wallpaiper for tablets, its time for icons - something more wh40k - maybe differnt fonts... all in the name of the Emperor ^^

lol no, but theres a lot of work to do and reading to be done to make this :P
One thing if for sure though- it will be totally free!
Light-Tricks's avatar
Light-Tricks Interface Designer
Would you want something less intrusive for a wallpaper, as this on repeat in the background could get a bit much lol. Perhaps a steady fade/glow on the skull would look good, along with other "network connections" in the corner still or similar, some small movement that's not too distracting, but is still visible.

I can export as avi and mov no problem.
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