ludas animans Ep. 3

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Before you watch it, MAKE SURE THE QUALITY IS SET TO LOW. If it isn't put it on low, the blur effects will look really crappy if the movie is set on medium or high.

I began working on Ep. 3 right after Ep. 2 and it didn't take me that long to finish it seems. Scene 2 is probably the one that took me the longest to animate since I had so much going on that scene, like the life bars, the numbers, plus going and trying to find suitable special effects for that scene. I don't remember how many games I played through to find the special effects I wanted. The town environments took a bit to make since the town and the shop were both made using tiles from RPG Maker. I had finished the outside portion of the town during the making of Episode 2 (which was where it was originally supposed to be used), and the shop I made during the making of this one. The final scene took me a while to finish because I couldn't find any suitable backgrounds to what I had envisioned in my mind for this particular "dungeon" so I think I spent around five hours playing through a bunch of games trying to find what I was looking for. The main things I wanted in it were a computer console and a container of some type in a lab setting. The game closest to what I wanted was in Spider-Man for the Super Nintendo, though it kind of changed what I had originally planned for that place since the lab I envisioned looked nothing like the Spider-Man one.

Geez, I'm rambling. I guess that's what I do when I'm practically minutes away from falling asleep. I think I worked on the finishing touches for about 8 hours....whew, I'm beat.

WARNING: This episode contains no action!! So if you're the type that only likes action, then you'll most likely be disappointed. That's about all I have to say. Hope you like the movie.

Movie Stats:

Approximately 13 minutes 13 seconds
20 Frames a second
12607 total frames [UPDATE: 12810]
Frame Size 611 x 362
25 Sounds
Made with Swish 2.0


I kinda like it

Its sort of like Slayers, except I agree, make it a little more humorous. Though the fight with Whelk Jr. was quite halirious.

Great but many flaws

I liked the idea. But you got to remember this is a flash movie. Make it too long without a comic relief, people are not going to watch the whole thing. I found that it was a bit on the boring side. I do have to say I like the work with the sprites ;) but I didn't like the two toned dialogue boxes. Good though.


OMG, Stop playing FFVI... or III... Or anthology..

KNanakase responds:

Eh...why? I haven't played those games in ages to the tell the truth. I only played through them some because I needed the sound effects from them since I was trying to immitate a Final Fantasy type battle system. The RPGs I mostly play these days are the ones with fun gameplay like the Star Ocean series, Tales of series, and Grandia series.


Its just pain stakingly boring. Im sorry, but there is nothing within this flash cartoon that would make me even want to watch it.


hehe, this was awesome, this is a good plot etc.

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3.81 / 5.00

Apr 19, 2004
5:50 PM EDT
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