Dead cow and maggots animation

Dead cow and maggots animation

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Dead cow and maggots animation

Title: Dead cow and maggots animation
Pixel Artist: ManningKrull  (Level 9 Executioner :: 16164 points)
Posted: 9/16/2006 09:08
Frames: 26
Palette: 13 colors
Statistics:  38 comments    65 faves    0 avatars

Wow, this is the grossest thing I've ever worked on. Just another animation experiment, and it'll probably make its way into the horror platform game I'm working on, too. The cow is 8 colors, and the maggots are another 8 colors, for 13 total (they share a few colors). The animation is a 26-frame loop. The flies were fun; I drew an infinity-loop shape and used it as a path for the flies, then deleted it.


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Phexion (Level 5 Detective) @ 11/7/2013 03:26

 The best part of this piece is the animation of the maggots and the slight turn of the dead cow's head as they pop out. Yes it is on the morbid side but I think its a good piece and great for a 13 colour pallette.

Gabylouro (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 8/5/2011 16:39

 Very nice

hingeymin (Level 4 Button Man) @ 5/6/2010 05:03

awesome, great animation

Psycho (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/26/2010 15:03

I love this one.

Alamoir (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/16/2009 21:12

nice.. need more.. this one is great..

ssbbfan (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/30/2009 04:00


ManningKrull (Level 9 Executioner) @ 12/8/2008 06:24
Ha, I'm glad everybody is as amused by this thing as I am.

JerryPie (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 4/24/2008 07:39
Hehe Great! I love it.

Smokefreeze (Level 1 Thug) @ 5/31/2007 13:19
I llike this, make more dead things with worms coming out of them!

rabidbaboy (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 1/28/2007 16:50

Should've been dead horse, lol.

Anyway, good job, I like how it still twitches every so often.

Grimmy (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/3/2006 06:18
Aww, cute little gigantic maggots.

Tocsik (Level 1 Thug) @ 11/29/2006 08:19
morbidly appealing. good job

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 11/9/2006 11:56
Gross O_o
And very creative :)

=^D Guy (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 10/12/2006 21:14
Ha! Like you don't notice, thats just sickening, ick, I can't even see the quality of it.

exocet (Level 6 Major) @ 9/21/2006 05:10
Good job, really nicely animated!

milkyjon (Level 4 Murderer) @ 9/19/2006 09:49
Ha ha. so these are the next monsters for your game huh! They get better and better. Id hate to be on the reciveing end of one of these..... riggleing up my wall in the middle of the night....arcoss my ceiling....flop...ARRGGGHH...(shudder). I love the way they jus seem to flop out. The cows expression is awsome too. fav.

Ensellitis (Level 11 Sensei) @ 9/18/2006 04:31
thats just too cool.  lol

ManningKrull (Level 9 Executioner) @ 9/17/2006 15:32
Wow, thanks for the comments, everybody! I definitely do not animate for a living, crab2selout.png , but I sure wish I did. Some people have posted some really good suggestions, so I think I'm going to put a little more work into this guy before he goes into the game. I really appreciate all the feedback!

MajinPiccolo (Level 1 White Belt) @ 9/17/2006 15:00
whoa, very well done.

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 9/17/2006 13:41

hehe.. if that's not kewl than i don't know

happip (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 9/17/2006 07:59
lol its disgusting but addictive o. o it loops and it loops and it...

crab2selout.png (Level 4 Deputy) @ 9/17/2006 07:56
For the shrink I was thinking of a single frame at most

crab2selout.png (Level 4 Deputy) @ 9/17/2006 07:55
I'd like to see what it would look like if the corpse would shrink then expand when the maggot comes out. I think this would give the animaton more of a pop.

I'm continually impressed by your animations. Your work pace is quite good. Do you animate for a living?

Jace (Level 1 Gangster) @ 9/17/2006 07:23
I don't like the little "bump" when the maggots come out..
it makes the top of the cow stretch out when its rib should bend slightly

Filax_666 (Level 6 Hitman) @ 9/17/2006 03:19
OMFG that's so gross...I wonder why I can't stop looking at it...

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/16/2006 22:12
Back for another look

InfernoMan.EXE (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 9/16/2006 19:53
Gross, and nice! I just love your work!
Yoru talents are what im aiming for..

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 9/16/2006 12:18
So grotesque, but so very awesome.  Another well animated piece to add to my favorites.

Skull (Level 11 CEO) @ 9/16/2006 12:11
Ooh, it's gross but superbly done.

Stitchy (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 9/16/2006 11:35
Disgusting, but amazingly animated. o_O I think the huge maggots make it even more creepy, even though we see the small flies above the cow. Well, time to get something to eat, lawl. :B

TheChaindog (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 9/16/2006 10:50
This pic is pretty disgusting, but since that's probably what you were going for, I shouldn't be complaining. Love the little touches like the flies and the cow's expression.

Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 9/16/2006 10:26
Fantastic, one of my favourites from you so far. I actually really like the cartoony oversized maggots, and definetely the expression on the cows face. Ace.

ulbandi (Level 1 Quiet One) @ 9/16/2006 10:24
Haha, great job. I love the cartoony style and the animation.

ManningKrull (Level 9 Executioner) @ 9/16/2006 10:10

Haha, good point, Faktablad! I thought of that while I was animating it but figured A) no one would notice, or B) those flies could be of a different species than the giant maggots. Good catch though. I'd hate to see the giant flies that those maggots would grow into. Maybe that's my next project...

And thanks for all your comments, everybody! You guys are too kind.

Faktablad (Level 6 SWAT) @ 9/16/2006 09:57
Excellent concept and execution.  Something bugs me about the size ratio of larva to adult, though.

pingu (Level 1 Seaman) @ 9/16/2006 09:39
Officially my favorite pixel artist. I love the tiny, almost cartoony stuff you deliver all the time.


Dark Rogue (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 9/16/2006 09:38
Giant Maggots =S The Loop is SO smooth, good job, 6/6 + fav.

Lawrence (Level 10 Operative) @ 9/16/2006 09:23
How most delightful. The hanging tongue is a nice touch, as is the little bump when the maggots come out.

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