Madness Amelioration

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Jun 22, 2011 | 4:00 PM EDT

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EDIT: 10/14/11 I don't know why or how this got front page seeing how I uploaded this 4 months ago but, oh well, thanks for the front page guys :D.
This is my year and a half's worth of animation, audio and AS3 skills as they progress in complexity.
Amelioration definition: improvement, progress in development.
I also advise you to put the quality setting to med or low, some scenes are quite computer intensive.
From the humble beginnings along with noobish skills to more advanced skills in just about every aspect. All or most of the mistakes I've made have been left unchanged (painfully left unchanged) to give a further feeling of progression. For the most part the scenes are lined up in their order of completion, with the exception of the first scene, and the second scene has some extra eye candy to keep you from being bored.

Side notes: I never understood why madness movies never had play pause buttons, so I thought I'd give that to ya.
I did add some extra graphics so not all of the scenes are completely in order of completion.
I had tested this movie 25+ times, like exported the whole thing that many times due to errors, so the last finishing of this movie took forever.
Also there are skip scene buttons in most of the scenes, some of them I couldn't get to work.

16 separate scenes
32 fps
1366 library items (Big beginner mistake In My Opinion anyways)
10,635 frames (HOLY CRAP I wasn't expecting that)
3:30+ in length.
500 days in the making Dec 2009 ~ June 2011



Rated 1.5 / 5 stars


it wasnt the best madness cartoon in the world but it was a little good....... i guess


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

pretty dang good

so yes i sat through it like u asked and when it started to lag i turned the quality to low and it did nothing so i guess the parts with lag were tiny mess ups in the video but its not a very big deal idk wat happens at the end when the robot changes to its heat cannon but like i said still a rli good flash


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Had some doubts about this...

You turned out to have a pretty nifty tribute here, though. A lot of your mechanics were off at first but improved a great deal as the animation progressed. The fluidity of the sword fights was fantastic, especially for your first Madness movie. I didn't even get those down until my third. The effects, though not all were entirely new to Madness (particularly the cloaking device), were pulled off extremely well. I really enjoyed how realistically you got everything in the jeep to bounce along as the protagonist escaped the building. Next time, try to bang it out in 5-6 months. Putting a year and a half into a tribute is just NOT worth it, especially if you're not getting paid to do it.

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GDop26 responds:

Yeah I spent a lot of time not just for the tribute. But rather to learn how to use Flash, so there was a lot of innovation involved in the project, so that's why it took so long.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I have seen few madness vids made by someone other than the creator himself that truly amazed me. You are one of the few.
Epic Points: Wonderful animations and cool sound effects. Well made blood splatters, and the transformations of the weapon and the robot were a very good (and unique) touch. May I also point out that despite mostly just being more Madness bloodshed, there is a faint trace of storyline behind the whole thing. Liked, too, the "invisible" man animation.

Not So Epic Points: It seems that some of the scenes were missing their skippage button (not that I ever used it). The first couple rooms weren't that great, but it improved from there. May want to separate some scenes from their full backgrounds; scenes six and 16 were incredibly laggy; first time I've ever had to turn down the quality on a fanmade madness short. On the other hand, is that a bad thing?

Overall, I am still very impressed. Way cool! Keep it up, but should've saved this piece of work for madness day.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Pretty awesome.

It did lag like shit on a few scenes though, and the first room was very badly animated, but the rest was pretty damn good. The fbf effects were actually great and the transformations throughout were pretty cool. I loved the overhaul of the blood, gore, and violence alltogether, and the music made it bring back memories of the old days of Maximum Ninja and stuff, very well done.

The only thing I can really complain about besides the lag is that I loved the few sounds that weren't madness sounds in this flash, and when I saw that the "sounds:" thing at the end was blank, I actually got pissed. Is there any site or soundpack in particular where you got these sounds?


GDop26 responds:

I'm glad you were able to sit through the whole thing without dieing from the lag. Thanks for the review. But abouts the sounds: The sounds came from stonesbucket which is inconveniently no longer in service, well I can't reach it anymore anyways. I didn't put it in the credits because of the way I set up the credits in flash; putting it in would take too much time and memory and ultimately cause my flash to crash again. Flash crashed countless times during this project. The sounds were inside sound packs labeled FAactionPepper, but no longer exist since the site is now down. Some of the other sounds were edited from TV shows like Symbionic Titan.