Wake up Mana

Wake up Mana

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Wake up Mana

Title: Wake up Mana
Pixel Artist: pop nebula dreamer  (Level 2 Flatfoot :: 3447 points)
Posted: 8/19/2016 12:23
Statistics:  22 comments    42 faves    0 avatars

Another piece to the music video. After looking over the lyrics I wanted to have a little opening animation before we dive into the giant animated sprites. Not sure if Boxy was hiding in the closet the whole time, or if that was Mana's wake up system. XD

More music vid goodness in episode 5 watch if you wanna! : )


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king_bobston (Level 10 Capo) @ 8/24/2016 12:44

I'm looking forward to it!

(and to the mini animation project as well :D)


orangemagik (Level 6 Time Traveller) @ 8/24/2016 03:16

Now, I can't wait for a rainbow march of corgis...

pop nebula dreamer (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/23/2016 12:42

That's the power of pixels. : )

pop nebula dreamer (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/23/2016 12:41

Thanks you! ^_^ More of animations like this are on the way. : )

pop nebula dreamer (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/23/2016 12:38

I know right? : ) people in hyrule have the same problem when link needs some ruppees for a shield.

Oh, no one's ever asked me that before. I do have quite an array of tips and tricks that might be helpful when tackleing big projects. For something like this I might have to create a youtube video to explain the process properly. PS and flash were super confusing when I first started, but now I'm able to combine multiple animations using the restictions between these two programs.

I think that's a great idea! : D I'll see what I can do after the mini animation project I'm working on is finished.

pop nebula dreamer (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/23/2016 12:14

I'm glad you noticed! : ) Palette fades have become one of my unwritten rules since I have to super carefull not to go over the color limit for gifs.

Astrokitty (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/23/2016 11:20

Wow, the animation looks so smooth!

Nevercreature (Level 9 Whale Shark) @ 8/23/2016 00:11

I love it! Nice palette, scene and animation. 

king_bobston (Level 10 Capo) @ 8/22/2016 13:57

tfw you suddenly wake up just to see pop nebula dreamer pop out your cabinet and smash your valuable pot you keep your cristal in, to pieces

Great pixels and animations, I keep being amazed at all the work you put into it!

Would be great if you could share some of your workflow, everything exceeding walkcycles in PS is giving me a headache because of how PS handles frames, so I would especially love to know if you do one big animation or combine several small and if the later how you combine them.

I hope I'm not asking too much since you're probably really busy with doing these animations

Ceagon (Level 1 Gangster) @ 8/22/2016 12:33

the proper palette fade is awesome. nice work on the whole piece.

pop nebula dreamer (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/22/2016 12:18

Oh, your so right. I didn't see that untill now. O_O

I shall, next animation I have planned should have no mistakes in it. : )

Sergiotron (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 8/21/2016 19:30

Really inspiring work! The only thing I don't love are Mana's hands when they are over the bed sheets. The perspective looks a bit off, imo.

Please keep sharing your work!

pop nebula dreamer (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/21/2016 12:47

Thanks, that was one of the most difficult parts to this one to get right. : )

pop nebula dreamer (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/21/2016 12:45

Oh yeah, I do put them all in flash's timeline after I have created all of the scenes. It's a bit time consuming, but it's all worth it.

That's a wonderfull idea! : D I think you should go ahead and make the animation. There are tons of people who would love to see your creation. I actually have plans as well to make animations from popular video games, but these episodes take a bit longer then I'd like. ^_^'

Anytime buddy. : )

|||| (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 8/20/2016 18:01

I like her eyes in this sprite.

HarveyDentMustDie (Level 4 Deputy) @ 8/20/2016 16:37

My first idea was Photoshop but then I thought, there must be tousands of frames there which is very hard to controll. So I presume you arrange them in timeline instead of frames.

I always wanted to make Silent Hill short animation, I even got chip tune themes custom made but at that time my skills couldn't follow my ideas so it's on hold for very long time, I will probably start from scratch if I decide to make it.

Thanks for reply, and best luck with future animations. :)

pop nebula dreamer (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/20/2016 12:26

Thanks buddy! : ) 

pop nebula dreamer (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/20/2016 12:24

I love corgis! : D originally I had planned a rainbow march of corgis, but that was just too silly. XD

pop nebula dreamer (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/20/2016 12:23

Oh my gosh, I'm so glad you liked it! : D I'm not sure why either. There's actually a lot more animations I plan to make, but I keep thinking only a few people are going to see them.

I tried aftereffects when I first started the series, but my computer was too slow to use it. Almost all of the animations are combined in photoshop, but lately I've been trying to make the animations more complex so sometimes I have to use flash to pack in everything in a scene. : )

HarveyDentMustDie (Level 4 Deputy) @ 8/20/2016 09:00

I saw all episodes and I must say, this is top notch pixel art work, animations are soo smooth and appealing while backgrounds are full of details. I especially like Vallow character and his animations. It's strange that it doesn't have bigger audience. All in all great job. :D

I also have a question, in which software you combine your backgrounds and animations to make everything smooth but still make it look like there's a grid beneath. Aftereffects?

orangemagik (Level 6 Time Traveller) @ 8/19/2016 23:55


ZaoMonichi (Level 1 Intern) @ 8/19/2016 20:01

The anti-aliasing is freaking amazing on this. Very smooth!

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