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ChristineMW Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
@00:09your good
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Phycosmiley Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
@00:08Wow amazing job on Dirk and the animation. Its so smooth. :clap:
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righteouswolf Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:01ok, thanks!
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ChaosKomori Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Professional Filmographer
@00:05Well, there are ways to make a single bg image, so that you only have to worry about the character's animation. However, it requires you have a proper animation program. Any decent animation program will have layers, so that you can put the background on one layer, animate on a layer above it. Try the free program Pencil. I haven't actually used it, but it's very similar to Flash.
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This is one of the animation assignments I had for my Animation Production class, taught by none other than Gary Goldman. (of Don Bluth Studios, squeeeee!) 'Tis Dirk the Daring, from the Dragon's Lair video game. We were given six drawings of the original animation, and we had to animate using them. We also given exactly 96 frames to complete the sword draw and swing.

Honestly, I can't put into words how much I learned from these assignments and those classes as a whole. The simplicity of the animation assignment can't properly convey it. :3
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CelmationPrince Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome, I Wonder What He's Swinging His Sword at? One of the Tentacles in the 'Tentacles Room' or Popping the 'Mordroc the Magician' Monster Up?
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ChristineMW Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
@00:09your good
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K-M-123 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow, Gary Goldman taught you this? That's amazing. I'd love a chance to meet any of the Bluth team, let alone be taught by one of them.
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victor639514 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome!
You really captured the bluth-esque animation we all love.

I think Dragon's Lair and Space Ace are the most vibrantly animated and colourful projects Don Bluth & Gary Goldman have ever pulled off.
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Phycosmiley Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
Wow amazing job :clap:
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Phycosmiley Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
@00:08Wow amazing job on Dirk and the animation. Its so smooth. :clap:
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righteouswolf Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:01how long did this take you? How many slides are there?
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ChaosKomori Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
@00:01There are 96 frames in this total, though we were provided with some of them, I don't remember how many. And I think this took me two weeks, if I remember right.
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righteouswolf Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:01ok, thanks!
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j3px Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I've always been a Don Bluth animation fan. Yours is cutting edge (pun not intended)!
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