El Pirahna Plant

El Pirahna Plant

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El Pirahna Plant

Title: El Pirahna Plant
Pixel Artist: The B.O.B.  (Level 11 Master Assassin :: 36230 points)
Posted: 4/21/2006 09:45
Frames: 16
Statistics:  78 comments    182 faves    0 avatars

This is an attack animation of the pirahna plant version that I drew earlier. I know that the bland background looks crappy, but I couldn't find anything that supported a transparent background for animations (would be very pleased if any one could guide me to one though. And iaza.com doesn't support transparent colors for anim. gifs so...yeah). All frames done in MSpaint, and I used image ready photoshop to animate them.( does image ready photoshop have some type of transparency option on it?)

 I mainly did it because everybody liked it the most out of all my redid mario baddies. Well, here she blows, with her lucious lil lips. If enough people like, I may just add an idle animation, and fireball animation to it also. But seriously, people, I'm only one boy...

Tell me wachtya' think: is it groovy, or have I once again screwed up another animation?

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Shark (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 4/22/2006 09:04
i slowed the frame rate down with imageready, and i must say, its just amazing. to see the way the plant changes through the frames, its just amazing attention to detail and movement. I am speechless , u should definitely make a game with your new style mario graphics, it would be stunning. i think this is my favourite of all yout animations, if not works. the movement is just perfect for this character. not only did you get the movement right on each frame, but u got all the shading and aa just perfect. I favourited this a few days ago, and i have only got round to commenting on it. @chanfan: WTF is wrong with you, this is a masterpice of pixel art AND animation.

MarioH2O (Level 4 Button Man) @ 4/22/2006 07:38
I use gif movie gear too.  How can I not fave this?

Filax_666 (Level 6 Hitman) @ 4/22/2006 05:14
I know everybody said it but... BRILLIANT!

Faktablad (Level 6 SWAT) @ 4/21/2006 20:33
Well, chanfan, what I'm impressed by is that it's frame by frame.  BOB didn't just copy the previous frame, change the character's head, and then repeat, he changed the whole body movement of this sucker in every frame.  That makes it more realistic and fluid.  Try animating something that's realistic and fluid, and then comment on how hard this was to animate.

Blue Lander (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/21/2006 20:16
This blows my mind. Dude.
Very groovy.

The B.O.B. (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 4/21/2006 19:26
Care to go a little more in depth of your crit, there chanfan? I'll tell you right now, that it's not in the least bit constructive to help me change it to your likings...

chanfan (Level 7 Underboss) @ 4/21/2006 18:19
I dont get it? What's so amazing about it.. looks wierd! All he does is to shake his head? Hard to animate? Hardly! what are everybodey so impressed by?

buloght (Level 6 Centaur) @ 4/21/2006 15:41
That's just about brilliant!

Gas 13 (Level 9 Boss) @ 4/21/2006 15:25
Btw, animation is just amazing. I'm thinking about creating some kind of this plant for an upcoming Aqualife 2 cellphone game. The only problem is the number of frames but I'll try to find the key frames here. Thanks for the inspiration.

Gas 13 (Level 9 Boss) @ 4/21/2006 15:21
http://gas13.ru/newskul/pirahna_plantopt_transparent.gif (Edited with Gif Movie Gear 4.0)

Adarias (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 4/21/2006 14:47
again i suggest GIF movie gear because it is cheap (only about $40) and if this is for fun you can find an number of reg keys just by googling (if its for real distribution of any sort they can sue your ass for hacking, but like i said $40 is cheap)

Angel (Level 5 Soldier) @ 4/21/2006 14:10
Please! get someone to do a game of this! It's fuckin' amazin'!

Badassbill (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 4/21/2006 13:59
*ahem* Be my wife.

The B.O.B. (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 4/21/2006 13:36

  Thanks for the crits every body. I'll try and see if I could tweek the timing and look of the actual "chomp" action you guys are talking about. And about the whole tranparency affair, only Adobe Imageready is available for me, but the other Adobe Photoshop CS program that came with it won't work (they were both ripped and put on my computer, yet only the A. P. CS program denies me access).

  Because of this, I draw every frame on MSpaint, and copy and paste them onto each frame of image ready. I than optimze the file and save it as optimized. However, I choose the transparency option, but it won't let me choose the color to make transparent....ok, nevermind, I am going off topic here.

   Once again, just here to say thinks for the helpful crits. I'll be fixin' this sucker up in while, so be expectin' some edits, and more added animations to it. Thanks again...

DeathByChris (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 4/21/2006 13:11
the chomping seems delayed and awkward, his mouth should be closed the second its head is completely turned to the left(our left) the mouth should be closing while its whipping its head around. the animation is good but  the timing on the chomp could use some tweaking(looks like Faktablad is describing the same thing im trying to) its the principal of overlapping animation for a more natural feel. Yes, imageready does support transparencies when you export optimized gif it should prompt you with settings basically tell it what color to use as your transperency

HMC (Level 7 General Manager) @ 4/21/2006 12:57
This is brilliant. Amazing work.

Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 4/21/2006 12:43
Supaer cooel. My only critisism is that the chomp isnt quite large enough on first glance, to me anyway. That could be to do with the anatomy of the actual plant concept. Yet well done man, it's very stylish. ^_^

Gnarf (Level 1 Depressed) @ 4/21/2006 12:23
I almost shit my pants at the beauty of this!  Incredible work and the animation's frame rate seems to go very well with the style.  Doesn't need to be smoother or choppier, it's just right.  5/5 and Fav!

REO THE FOX (Level 8 Shodan) @ 4/21/2006 12:16
Man this should be in a real mario game

sedgemonkey (Level 11 Coelacanth) @ 4/21/2006 12:01

Unbelievable work Bob.

I do all my pixel work in Photoshop/Image Ready and it is pretty easy to export with transparency.  Select Save for Web in Photoshop and then select Transparency.  The settings will transfer over to ImageReady automagically.

Fred (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 4/21/2006 12:00
There is simply phenomenal! You have selected excellently Palete. Animation is very liquid! That as that, this work deserves each that geg fav! It obtains me in it ode, as well as 5 points. It hold so BOB 

Faktablad (Level 6 SWAT) @ 4/21/2006 11:40

 Brilliant.  I love your traditional approach to animation, rather than the "just animate one part" that we find too often in pixel art today.  I agree that the lips are too dark when the creature is pulling back; Preferably you'd want the same colors throughout.

In critiquing the animation, I feel that the snapping jaw action would work much better if the jaws were closed at the extent of the creature's reach.  Right now, at the extent of the creature's reach, the jaws don't open until the full extension.  In reality, the jaws should open some time before the full extension, during the actual striking motion, and then the jaws snap shut right when the creature has stretched her neck as far as it will go.  To illustrate this, try snatching up an object quickly with your hand.  Do this before reading the next paragraph, noticing what your hand does.

You'll notice that your hand begins to open while traveling to the object.  When your hand reaches the object, then it snaps shut.  Remember, your creature is trying to pluck poor defenseless Mario from where he is standing.  She is not trying to smack him in the face with one of her jaws.  In fact, you might want to try widening the size of the frame, because with this limited frame size it appears as though her jaws are just bouncing and squishing off the sides of the frame.

Adarias (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 4/21/2006 11:37
beeery nice.

forf gif's i suggest GIF movie gear, google it

stanloshka (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/21/2006 11:05
wonderfull animation only I dont like pallete

7sons (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/21/2006 11:00
brilliant animation, VERY good palette

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 4/21/2006 10:36
great, great, great!
(In IR click the optimized tab then check the transparency button on the settings window)

Doppleganger (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 4/21/2006 10:33

That is super sweet!

The only complaint I have is the lips getting a bit too pink and dark when it moves it's head back to strike. Overall it is exceptional though.

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