Prowlies: BWDS ep 2

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The habitats and behaviour of various Brackenwood creatures is documented in this series from the forgotten Viccan archives.


This episode is made with Unreal Engine (backgrounds) and Toon Boom Harmony (2D animation) and was a test to see if I could bring the two together for a complete project. As the test was successful, I've started building more Brackenwood environments in UE4 for more Brackenwood movies, including the continuation of the Dashkin story.

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UPDATE: I used this movie to apply for an Epic MegaGrant, as I'm using Unreal Engine for the backgrounds. My application was accepted, which means I now have a bunch of cash to spend on the next movie, currently in progress with (as of March 2020) over 2 minutes of animation complete.

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I started this series to fill in the gaps between major projects. It seems like I've been silent for a decade but the reality is that two Brackenwood games took 8 years to fail. I'm (kinda) still alive and have been working on Brackenwood (pretty much) constantly since 2009's Last of the Dashkin.


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I just love the smoothness of your animations. Nothing gets caught on itself and it all just looks so alive. Please keep doing what you're doing, it's an amazing world you have created and I really hope to see where it goes in the future.

Might be the first time I have seen his, wont be my last

Wow, such awesome instrument!
Good co-working of 2d and 3d

Very beautiful! I have to say that your old movies were among the great inspirations which made me want to become an animator. Last of the Dashkin blew my mind back in 2009 when I was 14 years old, I was really impressed on how one single guy could do something so well produced. By this time I got my first drawing tablet and downloaded Macromedia Flash 8... Had so much fun with it!
Your work was so important to me that makes me really happy to see that you're still working with the Brackenwood Universe, characters and all other stuff. It's a really rich universe to explore! And the quality keeps improving even with this new aproach using UE4. I loved the background especially the water effects. You did a great work mixing 2D and 3D, sometimes I couldn't tell which was 3D stuff and which was 2D drawing, but they did worked very well together!

I sum I can only say thank you for your inspiring work and dedication to animation, and congratulations!

i liked it a lot but way too short to develop a connection with the material. this would need to be at Least 5 minutes long to give it a documentary feel and a pet-relationship while watching. the animation, direction, cinematography, and especially characterization was very well done, but again the main drawback is that it feels to just cut off well before the ending. I'd say it feels like an 8 minute video, with some planet earth/blue planet fly-over shots would be really cool with this. Also a sad scene where it is hunted and killed and then mourned by the others. you could create a really relaxing atmosphere with this if you were to extend the duration.

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Apr 1, 2019
10:49 PM EDT
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