Alien Animations

Alien Animations

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Alien Animations

Title: Alien Animations
Pixel Artist: vierbit  (Level 2 Recycling :: 16089 points)
Posted: 10/1/2016 12:19
Palette: 94 colors
Statistics:  39 comments    280 faves    0 avatars

A collection of various enemies I did for Super Mutant Alien Assault.
Since they are all needed to fit into one gif file the timing for some animations isn't perfect.

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Constantini (Level 3 Mi-Go (The Whisperer in Darkness)) @ 8/10/2022 06:57

That bottom left spinny boi is killer(but then again so are all of them)
Love these.

DukeDarer (Level 3 Clone) @ 12/5/2021 14:08

Vierbit, you are a really amazing pixel artist.

Radiolarius (Level 5 Mothman) @ 12/2/2020 03:16

Beautiful animation and colors!

DrSlouch (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 4/29/2020 10:49

Very fluid and smooth, and lots of character to them. You get a real sense for what these little guys do.

El-Metallico (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 2/26/2020 04:05


imonk (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 10/27/2018 19:42

I saw some gameplay. It looks addicting.

Mr_Laurent (Level 4 Woolly Mammoth) @ 10/6/2018 14:52

Animations are fabulous, great sprites !

Papermoon (Level 4 Button Man) @ 3/9/2017 03:42

your sprites sure are orgasmic~ ( yes, that good! ) 

Xnite (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/15/2017 14:05

Great to see these posted. I'm the developer of this game and I can still stare at these with pleasure. Was an absolute delight having Vierbit as the artist on SMAA. Honestly, recieving assets from him was like opening presents on Christmas day.

vierbit (Level 2 Recycling) @ 10/7/2016 15:36

Yeah, that took a while to put it all together. Most animations have either 6 or 8 frames so the whole thing has 48 frames to make them loop perfectly. Also most of these have at least an idle and a run/fly animation.
I can alternate between these two to avoid any stutter.
The only case where this method doesn't work is for the first two sprites in the second row. They only have a 10 frame fly animation, but it's not that noticeable.

Hey thanks for enjoying it.

JerryPie (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 10/6/2016 18:00

First I want to say these look amazing! ... but the thing that's really impressing me is how you have so many different animations looping without any stuttering.  Do you have a tool to manage that, or did you have to make special edits to make sure it all cycled perfectly?
Once again, great work.

SturmgewehrKreuz (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 10/6/2016 15:54


Carnivac (Level 8 Behemoth) @ 10/6/2016 01:35

Beautifully done.  I bought this game on PS4 recently and it's great to see quality pixel art on my TV again. :)

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 10/5/2016 15:12

wow very crisp :) love it

blueLED (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/4/2016 20:46

Very, very nice.  They all look vivid, saturated, sharp and animation is fluid.  Well done.

RAV (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/4/2016 11:18

When 2d looks more 3d than 3d, and pixels look more HD than HD.

vierbit (Level 2 Recycling) @ 10/4/2016 10:44

The usual answer, practice ;).
@Volrak Rutra
The whole project took about 2.5 years. But that also includes a lot of other stuff that isn't shown here. I also didn't include every animation for each alien.
But yeah, it certainly took a while to complete.

Volrak_Rutra (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 10/3/2016 21:38

daymn this is some fine work right here! did this take long?

Skydsgaard (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/3/2016 14:02


Caladium (Level 2 Corporal) @ 10/3/2016 12:41

fun monster designs, fluid animation

Weston (Level 5 Detective) @ 10/3/2016 11:46

Absolutely fantastic! Love the colors and the smoothness!

Vulcan (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/3/2016 06:32

me too, wonderful creatures, nice drawing, nice colors. of course wonderful animations!

NoeleGrosie (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 10/2/2016 21:50


JuPa98 (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 10/2/2016 18:18


Shackhal (Level 5 Detective) @ 10/2/2016 11:14

Very fluid and well modeled. It gives a great 3D perspective.

An awesome piece worthy to be on the top for sure.

ArtArcade (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/2/2016 07:51

Animation looks nice. I love it.

mordfikosz (Level 4 Deputy) @ 10/2/2016 07:20


Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 10/2/2016 02:35

Terrific stuff.

IvoryFalcon (Level 5 Soldier) @ 10/2/2016 01:58

Perfection, I could stare at these allday :O

WreX (Level 3 Stalker) @ 10/2/2016 01:19

wow amazing

Asada (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 10/2/2016 00:47

Amazing works! Where did You learn to do animations so fluid?

rhlstudios (Level 6 Hitman) @ 10/1/2016 21:20

This is some top tier animation right here

redmilion (Level 8 Mongolian Death Worm) @ 10/1/2016 20:29

si porfin colgastes las animaciones de super mutant , un buen juego y buenos graficos 

pyrometal (Level 9 Kraken) @ 10/1/2016 18:54

These are amazing!

hostile (Level 5 Sniper) @ 10/1/2016 18:00

im drooling

SnowOwl (Level 6 SWAT) @ 10/1/2016 16:53

Wow, this is fantastic!

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 10/1/2016 16:18

Alter Schwede!

specialmin64 (Level 3 Litter) @ 10/1/2016 14:53

the subpixeling on some of these (right word?)... so good wtf

specialmin64 (Level 3 Litter) @ 10/1/2016 14:28

if they make another  metal slug game i hope they hire you

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