A Pico Thing

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Those of you who see this and are like, da hell thats not how pico went. Well, imagine this story as the true happenings, beneath the cover up of Casandra being an alien thing, what really happened. Or not, u can just not believe it. THE CHOICE IS YOURS.

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This would be my Pico Day submission entitled, A Pico Thing. It's a little bit more than 5 minutes long and 5,000 frames(a lot of it is frame by frame). I gotta thank newgrounds for helping me get to where I am today. If this site didn’t exist, I would be somewhere very far away doing something very different.( maybe a pirate in the Caribbean).

It all started around March 15th, the week before my spring break. I read one of Tom's front page posts and it mentioned Pico Day, and I just kind of read it over, not thinking I would actually make a cartoon. That night I thought about it. I was still unsure whether to make one or not. So I went and played the Pico game the next day, and it struck me, Pico vs The Scientist Nerd, so I began to storyboard that idea. I figured it would be done, so I put a little more spin on the idea...

So I finished the storyboard, and during my spring break started to animate it. I put in lots of references to other stuff. One of the more obvious ones is Alien Hominid.

So as I worked on the cartoon relentlessly, college would occasionally take up all my time( or hanging out with people, I do that too) and I went for some time without touching the cartoon. So it only about a month of work, but it still took a shitload of work, and I am definitely proud of the final product.

Yeah, anybody gonna read this far down? Sorry about the music, I didn’t really have much time to make a full out soundtrack to the movie on my own, and just didn’t look through the audio portal. Sorry the size and lack of an entertaining loading page.


Good work.

When you open this submission you think to yourself that it's just another random Pico submission, and when you think about it, that's really what it is, but that's not a bad thing. The graphics were very smooth and fluent as well as detailed throughout and the storyline was really quite something to behold. A nice submission for sure.

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Nice flash man

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Wow, this vid is fun, and too the first monster.
was it a teacher?

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holy crap

dude this was awesome!, the 3d! how did u do it? the way you did your movements combined with the 3d was brilliant - i was just thinking if the art was like 10x more detailed (well im talking profesional standard) then this animation wouldve kicked so much ass! and i got a feeling you will lead too it, 1 day you will do an animation like this but spend 10x longer just to make the art really life like - and that animation will get 5/5 overall ng score :P

anywayz, yea reply this message an tell me how u drew out your 3d :P if u just did a frame by frame (i think u did for stuff like the bad guys glasses) or just hardcore tweening (for the bakground - walls an stuff?) congrats! this is somin to be proud of

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haha. The first part in making stuff appear 3d is to visualize the sequence happening in a real space, so your state of mind is that it is in a real space. Thats atleast a good state of mind to be in since flash is a 2d program, so basically, I am fooling you into thinking something that is 3d, is actually 3d.

For the moments I think you are wow'd by where I do camera shifts and stuff, the first one is a frame by frame of me manipulated the background, as well as redrawing pico each time...so yeah, that was frame by frame. Thats why it has a little shakey feeling to it. That took a long time to do, so i then just started using well placed tweens, which look 3d if you move them right. A better example of that kinda thing is in my latest animation Nuts where I move trees around in a such a way that it looks like a 3d space.

This cartoon has a lot of stuff in it that I still use in my current animations(for instance I kept using bitmap backgrounds in this). This cartoon was a huge step in my own growth since I did so much stuff I hadn't done, or even attempted. Sadly its not that visually apparent compared to others.

So yeah, If you wanna see better 3d in animations i've done, go watch Nuts, or Jedi vs Ninja(though that one doesn't have as much).

Oh yeah, and the bad guy whenever he turned was actually a tween, each part of his face was a symbol and i just manipulated it correctly so it looked like he was turning, flash sure is wonderful sometimes.


Fantastic, animation very nice :), Art was good to

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3.95 / 5.00

Apr 30, 2007
1:01 AM EDT