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Aug 16, 2007 | 2:38 PM EDT
  • Daily 3rd Place August 17, 2007

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Also! before you watch it, its probably wise to turn your volume down as the excessive grunt noises can give off the wrong impression to people who aren't watching the visuals...better yet! just mute it!!!
EDIT: Since alot of you don't know the myth and so don't really understand it, here is a brief explanation;
The Myth Of Sisyphs is about a man condemned by the gods to push a boulder up a mountain for eternity, never able to reach the top. There's much more to it than that but that should be all you need to know ;)
EDIT: Look at my news post for the character design basis of sisyphus, it's the image i based the character design on!
I was partly Inspired by the work of Adam Phillips, i learnt alot of animation techniques from his work and this has resulted in a few similarities of style, i'm a huge fan of his and im not trying to rip him off, nextime you'll see something different from me anyway :D
*EDIT* frontpage and brackenwood collection thank you!!!!
Many of you have been saying that it's just a brackenwood ripoff and aren't giving it a fair chance but it should be completely different, though my style may be similar the character is actually based on an old original drawing of sisyphus from the myth so sorry for any resemblence!!! :)
WOOHOO Daily 3rd! Watch the credits 'cause the animation ain't over till its over!
(Just want to mention that i am reading every each one of your reviews! keep em coming! It makes it all worth it !!:D)
SO, here it is!!! my first BIG animation! and when i say big i mean you hopefully won't be complaining that the animations too short or the fact that i had to cut like a whole scene out because the file size exceeded the limit..dammit.... This animation is totally FBF which i always do 'cause i hate untraditional animation like tweens, ect;
My usual rant/analysis/review thing will now be on my userpage so go check it out after you've watched it! Big thanks to the Kartunehustla for help with the audio syncing! This took me about 3 months for the animation in total, but the first month was spent on the first 3 cuts WITH A MOUSE, but then i got a tablet and it all sped up. a month was spent on audio and then about a week was spent trying to fix loads of problems in with the audio. Here's a few quick facts!
RUNTIME: WAS, exactly 6mins 0.6secs, but with the cuts it's now about 5mins 30secs approx;
FRAMES: WERE, 7212, but with cuts probably 7100 approx;
FRAME RATE: 20.0 FPS

Sorry but i couldn't make a quality adjustment option, i'm absolutely useless with actionscript... so it might lag on a few scenes depending wether you have a bit of a crappy PC or not... Hope you like it!!

Reviews


kertcralwerkertcralwer

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Really enjoyable

I actually enjoyed that. The art was nice, and although it resembled Brackenwood, it was obvious you didn't mean it as a ripoff, but that you were just inspired. I used to know that story, but I forgot what he did to actually get punished, and I'll probably look it up on the internet later. Congrats on getting top third is August last year and for making it into the Brackenwood Collection!


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CatFat responds:

thanks for the review!


WOWCOOLDUDEWOWCOOLDUDE

Rated 3 / 5 stars

is this even brakenwood?

not good nothing intresting eh


CatFat responds:

nah, its not brackenwood


VictorNissVictorNiss

Rated 4 / 5 stars

i really liked it.

i liked the animation and the portrayal. keep it up. i enjoyed the since of peace in the environment you set too. But i Hate that story. Sisyphus the surf to that king of Corinth... i just... maybe its because i had to read it in Latin. 0.0

So. Nos vero Sisyphe heri te et longo spatio ad Stratonici ostentationem expectavimus, ut nobiscum virum sapientem res multas, et pulchras, verboque, et opere ostentantem audires: et postquam arbitrati sumus te amplius non esse venturum, ipsi virum audivimus.

yea. im a show-off =D probably mispelled some of that horribly. w\e


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CatFat responds:

well it's better than i could do, thanks mate ^.^


nofarmnofarm

Rated 5 / 5 stars

amazing!

i always thought sisyphus myth was nonsense but when i see this clip it shows me that he was misurable and was not just what he was ment to do for ever. you have really hit the nail on the head with this one.
I see great potential in you my friend, if you make another myth i would defently (bad spelling i know) watch it.
hopfully you will become as good as animater as the creater of brackenwood.
if its ok i would like to add you to my friends list. good job!


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CatFat responds:

Thank you, of course!
It's always nice to have a new friend :D


DrNutcaseDrNutcase

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Really good!

This was very good, maybe not Adam Philips good, but a decent beginning towards that. I liked the visuals but I thought the sound was a tiny bit monotonous. Still, it's really great and deserves a high score. One word of advice though, to make character bonding easier, on has to be able to see the eyes!

Good job!


CatFat responds:

Good advice, thanks mate!!