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Aug 6, 2010 | 9:17 PM EDT
  • Daily 2nd Place August 8, 2010

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This is my 2nd flash animation. It was a great learning process... (I actually didn't know it is possible to paint colors with Alpha % until half way of making this animation.) The animation is a bit short, but full of actions (Says myself). Hope you guys like it~ :)

The protagonist is actually a character I have in mind for a while. I don't have a name for him yet. This animation is sort of an introduction of him. He is set to have a "whatever" type of personality with the ability to throw pistols and remotely aim and fire them by snapping his fingers (like clapper switches). His appearance is actually inspired by the design of Qitian Dasheng from the classic Chinese novel, Journey to the West. (Goku in Dragon Ball is also based on the same character)

I enjoyed working on the animation part, it was the sound effect part giving me headache... It's not as easy as it "sounds"... I guess I still got a lot to learn on audio editing...

By the way, the movie sometimes gets a bit laggy... I guess its caused by all them filters and tweening... If anyone has any good way to optimize the performance, please share them with me~ Thanks!

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EDIT 8/8/2010: Woohoo! Daily 2nd Place Award! Not bad for a 2nd animation, eh? I think a good piece of music can make the animation, thanks to SHADOWFOX2 for this great track. Thank you all for voting!

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EDIT 8/10/2010: Front page~! :D I know lots of people are saying the character looks like Spike from Cowboy Bebop (or Lupin the 3rd.. Interestingly, nobody mentioned Mugen), I do agree the characters share some similarities such as their attitude and both of them are smokers, but if you look closely, their difference are more than just colors of their clothes.

Spike wears his suit with loose tie and rolled up the sleeves, and the snap shooter wears the suit right and has mustache with scars. Spikes hair is green and covered his forehead, the snap shooter is dark red with the hair pulled back.

This is kind of like Batman and Night Owl from Watchmen... People would always say the Night Owl looks like Batman, but Alan Moore would say: Excuse you, he was based on Blue Beetle!

Well, I guess the character is now facing identity crisis...... Am I being forced to make him wear boxers and shorts in the next animation?

Reviews


Loner4LifeLoner4Life

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Hmm.

Just wondering, are you that guy on yahoo answers who was asking how to use Alpha transparency, like four days ago? In your author's comments you mention that you are just now learning to color with alpha, so I'm wondering if you're the person I helped out.

It probably wasn't you, but it just seems like an odd coincidence. Anyway, I did enjoy your animation. Great job.

~ Jay


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Quasimodoxxx responds:

Just a coincidence, it wasn't me~ :)

Glad you enjoyed it, thanks!


niterider93niterider93

Rated 5 / 5 stars

i like it

the music really tied into the animation. and the concept of snapping your fingers to set off the gun, its very creative. the animation was nice and smooth and full of action. it was great. i would make your next movie longer though. it would be nice to see this guy again as well. hope fully with a name next time


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sniper-kid66sniper-kid66

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Interesting

this video was pretty badass and i felt like it was very cowboy beebop style so good job i look foward to more videos from you


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zBlackMalezBlackMale

Rated 5 / 5 stars

its good

its good , althought... put the characters some decent clothes if their thugs or hustlers man


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Quasimodoxxx responds:

I didn't think anyone would notice... You are right, I was being lazy on villains designs...


JoshuamanJoshuaman

Rated 5 / 5 stars

short yet cool

some strategy on the pistol part,mine was a bit different though...