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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
@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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The-Victor-Catbox Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Student 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
@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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vocaltaffy 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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vocaltaffy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Filmographer
@00:08I've always liked Don Bluth animation. Yours is cutting edge (no pun intended)!
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fwipinator Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
@00:08I love that game ^^
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FoxTheTom Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
@00:08Oh wow Gary Goldman. Lucky you!
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MeecesMikMouse Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Student Filmographer
@00:08So, are you a "Blutheran" too? (I love Bluth.)
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ChaosKomori Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
@00:08Yup, I do enjoy lots of Bluth's movies. I love his animation a lot more than his storytelling sometimes, though. X3
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MeecesMikMouse Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Student Filmographer
Oh, definitely. I feel the same way.

THe Secret of NIMH I thought was a great movie. The story wasn't great, but the visuals were cool.
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Alvah-and-Friends Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Student Artist
@00:09wait...YOU WERE TAUGHT BY GARY GOLDMAN!?
That's like having a network conversation with Don himself!
I'm jealous now XD
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ChaosKomori Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
@00:09Lol, thanks. XD It was pretty neat getting to learn from him. :3
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Dojang Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
@00:08man, i wish i could sit a decent animation class here. tassie's just too small, i guess.

awesome awesome work here, man.
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Mark5217 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
@00:08I dropped some tears... it was soo prety so cool... I can't tell. You're cool! :D
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Catseyedan2000 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
@00:05I wonder if you maybe able to help me i want to make an animation for my hsc. But itll take for ever having to constantly draw the background is there any tips or advice you maybe able to help me with.
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ChaosKomori Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
@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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AshStrange Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
@00:09Wow, you are really good at this
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AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Professional Filmographer
@00:08OMG! I would love to have done this as an assignment! We never did anything that cool in our classes...and i think thats why the US animation graduates are so much better than the UK. Its not fair. :(
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ChaosKomori Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
Aw, that's not true! I had two profs from the UK who loved to show off their previous students works and say how far up the industry ladder they were! XD
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24movements Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Student Filmographer
@00:08are you a profetional animator? if so what is the work like? (besides animating) but what do you have to animate or how much do you have to do at a time? or stuff like that :3

im very interested in learning
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ChaosKomori Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
@00:08XD Nope, I'm not a professional animator yet. I just graduated college with a degree in animation, and I'm currently jobhunting. ;)
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24movements Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Student Filmographer
@00:08well can you tell me the program you used to animate it? :3
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ChaosKomori Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
@00:08Well, I actually drew this all on animation paper. I captured it using FlipBook and a camera capture-station that my school had.
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24movements Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Student Filmographer
@00:08were did you go to school? i was thinking about going to otis.

i have a god father that works for worner brothers, so im aiming to work there for now.
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ChaosKomori Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
@00:08I went to the Savannah College of Art and Design.
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24movements Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Student Filmographer
@00:08neat!... were is that? o-o
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ChaosKomori Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
@00:08Savannah, Georgia. :3
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Matayu Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
@00:03There's a little jump during the swing that takes away only slightly. It's still amazing and nothing i could do would come close.
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ChaosKomori Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
@00:03Yeah, you're right about the jump. *nods* I badly wanted to do something a little different for the sword swing, but was kinda' limited by the first and last required frame. XD
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Matayu Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
It's still great though, a very good job :D
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holzi33babi33 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
@00:08kl - im trying to make an animaion of my own!!
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ChaosKomori Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
@00:08^__^ Cool, good luck!
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omega-wolf217 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
@00:08THAT'S AWESOME! I love it. It's so fluent!
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Emp454 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
@00:08Unbelieveable, THE Gary Goldman taught you? That is an experiance never to be traded, I hope he's doing alright. This animation is super slick by the way! Good luck in the future.
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ChaosKomori Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
@00:08Yeah, it was quite the experience! He's really a good-natured guy, and knows his stuff like nobody's business. I think he and Bluth are working on their next project, though he couldn't tell the class what it was. ^___^
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PawFeather Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
@00:09Awesome Job! Looks like it was taken directly from Dragon's Lair.
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VioletVampireVixen Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
@00:08That was sweet! I imagined the sound effects too x3
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Zaree-Nilerabanwen Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
No kidding about the pencil tests... and I'm surprised they have limits on the movie files (or at least don't have more categories for you to fit shorter clips in) Even commercial work is less than 10 seconds if you break the different sections that get worked on... so you couldn't even put up clips from work that you've completed to finished product.
Personally, I was bummed that they limit the flash files to flash.. I liked being able to convert my movies and fit them into their respective categories... 3D, pencil test, etc...

Maybe they'll change it back if we bother them enough ^_-
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nightmary Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
@00:08very pretty.

there's one part that seems odd to me though.. It seems strange for him to take that little step backwards with his left foot when he's swinging the sword back over his shoulder.. he's not standing over his right foot, so most of his weight should be on that left one right? but he's moving it. It just looks like it would really put him off balance, and makes him look a little bit like an incompetent swordsman.

Mind you I know nothing about the character, and almost as much about swordplay.
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ChaosKomori Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
@00:08Yup, I completely agree with you. I actually had wanted to switch his legs so his left leg was forward. However, we were provided with the first frame and the last frame, and we were required to make his leg move like that, because that's the way the director wanted. To be honest, it was a bit of a learning experience for me, doing something that was right for the director and not something that was actually right animation-wise. :<
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nightmary Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
@00:08hmmmm interesting
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Zaree-Nilerabanwen Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
@00:08There's a lot of odd things going on with that scene... he holds the sword strangely, one of the frames we had flipped the hands on the sword... To be honest, I did a lot of tweaking to the frames we were given. >.>
Luckily, our director didn't seem to mind the changes. Fwew!

It was a pretty cool learning experience. I agree with that 100%.
I have to admit I think I'll miss Gary hanging around the building on weekends like one of the crazy animation students. lol
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ChaosKomori Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
@00:08Yeah, sometimes he didn't mind the changes, and other times he'd catch you doing them and nail you for them. Like, I had changed his feet movements from what they were in the poses at first. He didn't catch it in the poses, and he didn't notice in the keys, or even the first pass of breakdowns. But then I showed him the second pass of breakdowns and suddenly he wanted me to go back to the original poses. Gahh, I was so close to sneaking it by him! XDD
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Zaree-Nilerabanwen Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
@00:08lol. I don't know, I always managed to get him to okay changes... or at least the more noticeable ones. Maybe I just have good ninja skills ^_-
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