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Jun 8, 2009 | 2:22 PM EDT
  • Daily 2nd Place June 8, 2009

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EDIT:: Enjoy the preload, minor fixes, and replay.... as soon as the updated version is approved.

Oh WOW! O_O I got Daily 2nd Place. Thank you so much, all of you! Believe me when I say this, I cherish all your feedback and it has really inspired me to get off my butt to spiffy Rain with its original ending. I'm sure you all will love it far more than this one. However, this Rain will always hold a special place in my heart just as all of you do. I feel really honored. x3

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For those of you who don't quite understand the story... here it is. ^_^

Storyline::
Cain is a young man who has fallen into the daily drudges of going back and forth to work everyday. He leads a mediocre life in a town on the surface. On a rainy day, he exits his home to travel up into the sky city of Eriin via a Gor-gata, a domesticated Gor (dragon-like creature) that was bred to morph into a train. The turbulence unconsciously causes him to look about the cabin where he finds a beautiful young lady looking at him. Being shy, he looks away, only look up to see the girl sitting down next to him. Before the Gor-gata arrives at the station, the girl motions for his hand and places multiple seeds within it. When the train stops, she smiles at him and leaves to exit the train. Cain looks down at his hands, confused as to why she gave him the seeds. When he looks back up to question her, all he sees is a floating orb that disappears beyond the train. Contemplating this strange occurrence, he looks down to the seeds and notices one has already sprouted within his hands.

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Ahh, Rain...the beginning of my animation career. Woo!
I might some day actually continue this animation with the original storyline.

Created 2006.
I HAVE gotten permission to use True Light. I have the email from the actual singer! Bwhaha...

Awards Won:
Best in Show in Skills USA 2D Animation District 4 Contest 2006
Best in Show and 1st Place in Skills USA 2D Animation Texas Championships 2006
2nd Place in the Island Film Festival Animation Category (includes both 2D and 3D) 2006

Reviews


hydoablasterhydoablaster

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Nice.

It was nice. I'd like to see more of it.



zlxq3000zlxq3000

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Pretty good...

I really loved the intro with the drops being animated in-tune with the music. The backgrounds were really well-done, and the character was designed pretty well. However, like plasticmanticor said, the girl did look sort of weird when you first drew her; she only has one eye and her head is a weird blob, as is the main character's head in the next shot of him, but then it goes back to 3/4 and looks fine. Also, the walking was sort of awkward-looking; the fact that he'd stop after every step was very unnatural. You could easily work on that a little bit. The dragon train thing flying up into the sky looked strange, too (the one where it's off in the distance, I mean); try using more than two frames of animation to make it more fluid. The light hitting him when the train is pulling into the station was really well-done.

There really is a lot of potential here. Just keep at it and I'm sure that you'll do great.


Clarevoyant responds:

Ahh! I see what y'all are talking about now. At those moments you are seeing their faces from the side. I didn't want to go completely anime when working with this.. but maybe I should have.


The-Great-OneThe-Great-One

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Oooh I Love A Rainy Night

Your artwork and animation are quite superb I must say. The details on the characters are wonderful. The sound itself and having it sync with the raindrops is just masterful. The only thing I don't get is the story itself, I'm not sure what was going on or even what the point was. It was a very beautiful flash, but the story seems to have holes in it.

|| Good Points ||
*Superb Artwork
*Superb Animation
*Masterful Sound
*Okay Story



plasticmanticorplasticmanticor

Rated 4 / 5 stars

really nice

artwork was great, except the one point on the train, that person with the red hair looked like bs at first glance. that was 1 of 2 visual parts i didnt like
music was good
animation was good, but a few parts were unrealistic (mainly the walking at the beginning. intro was pretty good, wouldnt mind a preloader


Clarevoyant responds:

Thanks for your review!
How did the girl look bs?
At the time, I was under a time restraint so I had to finish as quickly as possible. I agree with you on the walk cycle, it annoys the crap out of me as well.
I was actually never taught how to do a preloader before so I'll look into it when I rework this piece.


TenaciousGTenaciousG

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Really liked it.

I found it to be very moving.
Reminds me of Spirited Away, what with the 'magical' train ride and the black figures and all. And of Zelda for some strange reason :P
(Probably because the girl has the same colour hair and dress as that one girl from Zelda: Ocarina of Time lol.)
Anyway, sounding like a geek.
Nice drawings and good use of colour!
Only thing I think could have been done a little better, was that when the child looks at the seeds he was given, the music just cuts off (well, fades too quickly).
Still, I loved it, man. Great job!
10/10 and 5/5


Clarevoyant responds:

The unfortunate part of the ending is if I continued the music, you would hear it escalate as it fades off. I'll see what I can do to fix that. OR I'll finish the animation with the original ending I planned. Thanks for your review! <3