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Pixel Artist: Blackbeltdude  (Level 7 Ichikyu :: 7347 points)
Posted: 4/2/2010 21:54
Statistics:  14 comments    21 faves    0 avatars

I figured I'd get around to updating my gallery. :P And with an animation, since I don't have too many!

This is/was an animation for a boss for a shooter I was/am working on. Really, it was one of those projects that was suspended, worked on, halted, worked on... I really don't know what I'll do with it right now. :P

The project this came from is finished (in the sense that it's dropped), but I own the assets, so I'll probably go back and finish everything and then shop them around to some developers to get it on the App Store (as it was intended to be).

I'll probably post some other things from that project on here at some point...


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Arrow-1 (Level 2 Peon) @ 7/10/2011 23:10

SO, I come to pixel joint, saying to myself it's high time I make a pixel, considering I haven't in the last year. Then I look at my buddy list and end up browsing YOUR gallery and well I just wonder what I was thinking. :B

Excellent work mister b b d.

Kramlack (Level 1 Depressed) @ 11/8/2010 19:12

My appologies for not getting back to you about the idle animation. I usually only check for replies in my mailbox. After reading through your post, it would probably look better with the jet effect, yeah.

As for how I'd fix it, again, this is without seeing it with the jet effect, so take it with a grain of salt, but adding more life to the arms and legs during the idle. Right now they look sort of static just bobbing up and down. For example, I'd suggest having the arms move back a bit into the background when they go down. The same could go for the legs.

Anyway, sorry if I didn't explain that too well, the bottom line for me is that it's just too bland and could use some oomph. My previous points still stand though, as it's an amazing peace otherwise.

Blackbeltdude (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 4/5/2010 14:46

Thanks a lot for all the comments guys! :D

Kramlack: So, how would you advise that I improve the idle animation?

He's actually suppose to have a three frame jet effect animation behind him, so it's possible it would look a bit better with that, but I really didn't feel like fiddling with an extra layer of graphics when I was putting the frames together (if my computer didn't lag like hell when I was doing it, I probably would have done it, but man...). Plus, I figured that I might have to consider putting those jet effects behind ALL his frames; in the game, they'd be animating seperatly anyhow from his sprite... but I digress. :P

Satsume: Yes, I was absolutly inspired by squirlsquid's awesome work! I thought about possibly submitting it into the weekly challenge under the guise that I was imitating him, but I didn't make it for the contest. :P

jamesmorrow07: Yeah, I was also inspired by G Gundam for the halo! I just thought it was a neat little effect to add to an otherwise boring missile animation.

fawful (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 4/5/2010 13:35

Thats a badass animation right there.

jamesmorrow07 (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 4/3/2010 15:09

Reminds me a bit of the God/Burning Gundam from G Gundam--especially with that halo and those wing pieces.

Satsume (Level 10 Capo) @ 4/3/2010 10:53

the style remember me slighty "squirrelsquid" 

Robinhood (Level 9 Boss) @ 4/3/2010 09:19

Exellant flashing beam :)

wenruto (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 4/3/2010 06:59

Love it But When You Kinda Zoom In It's Big and It's  Much More Better

Egor (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/3/2010 03:13

I love it :)

-DE- (Level 11 General) @ 4/3/2010 02:04

Awesome animation. AA for short.

Kramlack (Level 1 Depressed) @ 4/3/2010 00:01

Not digging the idle animation as it looks a bit rough, animation wise, compared to the rest of the moves. Perhaps you were just going for a robotic motion effect, but I feel there's more that could be done to improve it.

None the less, amazing colours and animation.

Khoryl (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 4/2/2010 23:04

I really love the light effect when it shot a beam :D

Buddy90 (Level 6 Manager) @ 4/2/2010 22:50

pretty fluid animation

slabnsla (Level 5 Sniper) @ 4/2/2010 22:07

 i think this needs some smoothing... nothing else

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