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May 3, 2011 | 10:24 PM EDT

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Random little animation that started with me just screwing around and animating a line on Friday...turned into a neat little loop!

I also used one of the songs I found, it's called "Carnival Asylum" and it's (c) the owner of it on Newgrounds.

It only loops twice..I still have idea how to keep an animation looping while keeping the song going without having a layered effect.



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Great work; the animation looks very nice, and the scenarios depicted are creative and unpredictable. This is quite impressive considering that it started out as something you were just "screwing around" with.

It wouldn't be a bad idea to try your hand at making another animation with better planning and additional attention given to background imagery, line neatness, coloring, and other details. With enough practice, I'm willing to bet you could make something really refined and elegant.

Regarding your question about the looping issue, the easiest way to make both the visuals and music loop forever is to do the following:

Put all the animation into a single MovieClip, and place that MovieClip on the frame to which the movie jumps after the play button is clicked. Put the audio on the same frame, and ensure that the "Start" and "Loop" options are selected (both options can be found in the Properties window when you click a frame on which the audio appears). Mind you, the MovieClip and audio only need to span one frame; if you followed all the aforementioned instructions correctly, everything should work fine.

Just so you're aware: In this movie, the audio is set to "Stream," which means it's synchronized to the visuals (i.e., it doesn't play independently of the animation). In this case, you can't loop either without increasing the file size significantly for every additional loop (and possibly having to deal with the "layered effect" you mentioned).

Good luck with your future projects!

Catmaniac8x responds:

So...put everything in a movie clip to loop...alrighty!

Thanks for the comment ^^ I'll definitely try something a little more advanced next time ^^


Rated 3 / 5 stars

Pretty interesting!

In all honesty, this is kind of cool. If you took it a step further, such as turning it into a story of some sort or at least keep a certain theme of images, this would have sparked. The music is neat. All it needs is a play button perhaps and stop the looping.