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Title: Cado Astrum
Pixel Artist: Adarias  (Level 11 Bonsai :: 35377 points)
Posted: 5/4/2008 06:44
Statistics:  21 comments    56 faves    0 avatars

Cannon shot nicknamed because of the twinkling effect that comes after the main blast.  Here just the center tile of the blast, but the 4 adjacent squares will also get small animations.


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franfox (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/19/2014 09:04

Nice shoot!

KrypToniTe (Level 5 Soldier) @ 4/25/2011 12:29

Now that I look at it, it reminds me from the Charge-shot used with the revolver in Bulletstorm (the game). This is eally good, even though it`s simple.

shapeshifter (Level 1 Gangster) @ 6/4/2010 17:42

great feeling

-DE- (Level 11 General) @ 4/3/2010 02:07

Great animation!

jamesmorrow07 (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 8/19/2009 14:40

Awesome effect!

JosephSeraph (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 6/20/2009 15:40

I can´t do animations at all and that seems so nice. *_*. FAV+ again,.

Webus (Level 3 Stalker) @ 5/29/2008 20:05
Looks real, love it, +fav

JerryPie (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 5/28/2008 05:02
This achieves the goal of seeming like a weak blast. You did a good job, and the sparkling looking effect really does give that gingerly feel to the explosion.

Adarias (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 5/13/2008 17:58
yes - for better or for worse, by hand is the only way to do things.

I'm having trouble deciding how to do the basic cannon shots because they really are not more powerful than any other attack such as a sword strike etc, so to power them up more than a comparable attack seems wrong....idk.  this one was done based around the idea of fireworks more than a bomb for this reason.  do people feel that it fails as being a weak attack? or just that it fails in being superpowerful (which it should not be)?

nooodl (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/11/2008 22:44
Cool... It looks really fluid, and it looks like you drew each frame by hand. Did you?

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 5/9/2008 02:32
more like a firework that went the other way around. but i understand that these sparks are just an exe candy for the explosion.

could you provide a mockup how does the complete explosion should look(with all the adjacent squares) in order to see it in context?

alkaline (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 5/4/2008 20:17
I feel like it doesn't have any weight to it too. the movement is slower than a real shot, and it looks like it just pops above the ground, releasing confetti or something like that

Terley (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 5/4/2008 15:39
The animation's got a great fluid feel to it Nathan, im not surprised atall it's very well executed. But it isn't exactly a violent bang at all, more than anything just somethings bursting but have to say got a nice charm to it.

Adarias (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 5/4/2008 13:59
fixed height in main version, though preserving original in preview just in case i start hearing the opposite.

opacus - perhaps for a more impressive attack, this is meant as the regular shot (which, granted, requires a turn to load and a turn to fire, rather than the regular sword attack) - but yeah, most of what i was doing was cutting down it down rather than building it up

Huggkruka (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/4/2008 11:39
Very nice, smooth animation.

Bouzolf (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/4/2008 10:32
Vertigo's right about new twinkles appearing higher than the first ones.

Vertigo-Zero (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 5/4/2008 10:01

Im sorry to say, but dont listen to Opacus THIS TIME :P My only critic is that the twinkles get shot away, so its normal they spread that far, but after the first twinkles disappear, new one appear even higher :S especially show top left... Get what I mean? My english is not that good...

Opacus (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 5/4/2008 09:18
It's pretty cool. But I think a bit of a flash might do this animation good? Maybe the simple black circle white circle thing. Or maybe make it far brighter at the point of impact.
It just feels like it's missing punch. Maybe you intended it that way. But seeing as it's a 'blast' I think a bigger feel of impact would make this animation even sweeter then it already is.

BlackDragon (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/4/2008 08:47


This is brilliant. LOVE the twinkles!

B_j0k3r0 (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 5/4/2008 08:04
woah Brilliant :)

Vertigo-Zero (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 5/4/2008 07:54
Wow thats hot! I love it <3

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