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


VERY nice :)

This is very crisp and clean. High quality work indeed, especially for a sprite movie. Story is solid, and the sound is great! You should totally make a game out of this!

KNanakase responds:

A game? Like a flash game? The battles scenes would have been interactive but I know nothing about action scripting. Unless you meant like a full fledged game. Like in Game Maker or something? Hmm...that would be interesting to see.

i like it

i like it

KNanakase responds:



that was an awsome sprite movie!

u kno what, that was great!

its been a while since ive seen a real great story line in a sprite movie, this one is out of this world (and in the rpg one heh) the RPG element is really shown well, strange thing they are aware of it tho, if i was in an RPG id just run up and attack melee style. well n e ways, great movie, best of luck on the next part!

KNanakase responds:

Actually, the reason they can't run up to enemy and beat the crap out of them is because they are restricted to the RPG game mechanics, since ludas animans isn't integrated until the end of this episode. So when they enter a battle, they are pretty much only allowed to do what a typical RPG battle system would let them do. Like if you're playing a turn based RPG, and you try to move a character by pressing left on the control pad, they wouldn't move since the battle system wasn't designed to be like that. Unless you choose to pick from moving to the rear row. I intended to explain this a bit more in episode 2, but I thought that would be adding a lot more dialogue than it needed so I skipped that part (it was supposed to happen in the second battle).


what game are the sprites and background from?

KNanakase responds:

It says in the credits, but if you want to get more technical...

Lou - Three Wonders
Chris - Battletoads & Double Dragon
Serika - Queen of Heart '99
Whelk Jr. - Final Fantasy VI
Leafer - Final Fantasy VI
Shop Owners - Legend of Mana
People at the Bar - Rockman EXE
Ikumi - Queen of Heart 2001(Party's Breaker)
Girl in Container - Xenogears

Forest - Warriors of Fate
Plains - Knights of the Round
Battle BGs - RPG Maker 2k
Town & Town Shop - RPG Maker 2k (though the tiles I used to make these BG are from Suikoden)
Bar - Final Fight
Dark Lab - Alien vs Predator
Light Lab - Spider-Man

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3.81 / 5.00

Apr 19, 2004
5:50 PM EDT
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