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The Octahedron

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May 24, 2008 | 9:14 AM EDT

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I know this animation seems kind of simple, but the large file size is because it's long (sorry for the wait). I've left the extras and other features until the end of the movie. I hope it's better than the first movie I made. If you like this, I've got a sequel lined up, as soon as I can figure out how to get that tesseract to stop crashing Flash.

NOTE: The original file was 10.3 MB, which is only a little over 10MB, so to make it fit under the file size limit, I've reduced the audio quality from 24kbps to 16kbps. If you like this flash, then I may raise it back to 24kbps, if the staff would allow me to bypass the 10MB limit.

EDIT: Feature already. Thanks guys, it was much better than I expected.

EDIT: Scene selection added to the beginning, and most of the sound effects are now quieter.

If people are finding the movie too slow, it may be because your computer specs suck, or it simply runs better on flash player. Just download the .SWF and open it with flash player on your computer, and it should run faster.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Just wow.

This is your second flash?!?! How long did this take you, a year? You have some pretty impressive flash skills. This is a charming tale (although you must hate physics XD) in a style that seems experimental, yet cheerful and familiar. Keep up the great work!
(It did get a bit tedious sometimes tho- didn't really harm quality of the piece too much.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

very very long

I watched it all the way through and I honestly felt like I was watching harvest moon characters, because of all the cutesy animations. I liked it, the only thing was it was way long... but thats OK. Also, was wondering if he can make anything else besides the shapes and a bubble jet propulsion motor and pull pencils from out of no where....
And I think I'd be mad rich if I could invent a peice of paper that could reflect the sun's light :)
later, keep up the good work.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

It was interesting, but could be improved

I liked how you made the characters black and white and how the backgrounds were well designed. But I feel as though it went on and on and on....and frankly I got very bored by the end of it. I feel as though it could have gone at a faster pace, with a wider variety of sound effects. I still do not understand the point of this flash movie, but for all it's worth, you got the message down (whatever it was). You did a nice job of using creative methods to avoid dialogue, but I found myself not watching it for minutes at a time because I still managed to put a whole scene together by only watching 10 seconds of it and letting the next few minutes of it drag by. Noneoftheless, I am still going to give you a good review because even though the storyline was slow, it was still unique and interesting. I have never seen anything like it. 5/5


Rated 5 / 5 stars

it never ended!

despite that it was an excellent idea very whimsical ^^ and the style of animation was great


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great Character Developement

I throughly enjoyed how you expressed the main character's good nature with a series of events in which help helped people. The greatest part of the story was when the family of birds returned the favor by helping him when he was in trouble. The way you handled the lack of voice acting was a perfect idea (little expressive pop-ups).

The main character reminded me of Link from the Zelda video game series. The cap and tunic resembling outfit probably caused such a likeness.

I gave a 9/10 because of the "giant chasing the octahedron" scene got quite boring and repetitive. Although, everything else was terrrific.

Keep on keepin on!