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Title: Dropship
Pixel Artist: Squirrelsquid  (Level 4 Rubbish :: 9349 points)
Posted: 7/20/2007 17:09
Frames: 42
Statistics:  32 comments    59 faves    0 avatars

Well decided to do some sort of dropship for the players side, and this is the result.

I'd love to have some background movement, but I'd say that would be too big for PJ.

I updated the framerate... I figured out how to get a decent framespeed. Though it's a tad too fast now... it's like it is in a timewarp or something... producing ships like there's no tomorrow - I kinda like it


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Phexion (Level 5 Detective) @ 11/16/2013 13:43

 That is some seriously cool animation and great use of colours 

Voldimars (Level 6 SWAT) @ 9/1/2012 01:12

 cool anumation

adscomics (Level 4 Murderer) @ 8/20/2010 10:09


Squirrelsquid (Level 4 Rubbish) @ 8/19/2010 20:20

photoshop, and time ^^;

adscomics (Level 4 Murderer) @ 8/19/2010 18:30

 how on earth do you MAKE this stuff?

C-IV (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/13/2010 00:06

Excellent work and very smooth animation. Noted that you upped the framerate. It's a little high for me, but I think that's mostly the exhaust giving me epilespy. lol Very great details and work on this.

Quake (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 3/15/2009 07:10

brilliant detail, looks amazing :]

TMH (Level 2 Dealer) @ 1/10/2009 20:13
ahhh it hurts mah eyes

TMH (Level 2 Dealer) @ 1/10/2009 20:12
ahhh it hurts mah eyes

Squirrelsquid (Level 4 Rubbish) @ 1/23/2008 02:44
thanks for the feedback 7even I realy appreciate it :D

anyway as you can see I worked on the framespeed a bit *stupid me had framespeed 0* - no wonder it didn't work

7even (Level 9 T-rex) @ 1/21/2008 05:04

Glad to know I didn`t miss this one XD Really, really nice, specially the ship details. I like the color scheme you put on many of your works o/

Just think that it could be a little faster, but pixelwise, it's flawless.

ChaosEmerl (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/6/2007 20:26
Something weird I noticed is that on the bottom two thrusters, you can still see the corners or even more thrusters underneath them, like the top one, since you just did that one and copied and pasted them.  I think the bottom two should actually follow the outlines like the top one.

!CE-9 (Level 1 Thug) @ 8/22/2007 13:38
instant jawdrop (& fav). I don't like how the jet prop is flashing, but that might be my taste.

big up!

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 7/27/2007 02:51
omg tyrian-ey goodness! brilliant!
The exaust is, in its own style, also brilliant :)

WaterCloset (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/26/2007 17:57

It's like tyrian but better... I think the bobble with the miniship is a little hokey. A ship in null gravity wouldn't twitch like that, unless there was something odd going on inside. Most likely it would drift forwards for those frames- or backwards...

Btw I think that no background animation is a good thing. Parallax would be massive when you're that far out in space.

Drako (Level 5 Soldier) @ 7/26/2007 15:03
Wow, great animation. Amazing.

Camera (Level 1 Gangster) @ 7/26/2007 08:01

NICEEE the flames hurt my eyes though :(

Kung-Gi-OH! (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/25/2007 15:19
the way the door closes, it has such weight ^^ and the flames are awesome~

silent sniper (Level 1 Depressed) @ 7/25/2007 14:14
frickin awesome. and it would frickin awesome-er if it had background animation, but that's been denied.

mikl3 (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 7/25/2007 06:01
amazing. I want to see more

rajkosk8 (Level 5 Detective) @ 7/25/2007 05:01
make background scroll!!!! everything else is extra

crusader333 (Level 3 Stalker) @ 7/25/2007 03:15
I must say the engines are almost seizure inducing

omegacapeman (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/25/2007 02:19
needs red on the ship

[Hydra] (Level 1 Gangster) @ 7/25/2007 01:52
The thrusters are kindof too distracting, but it's still very awesome!

neota (Level 8 Shodan) @ 7/23/2007 08:23
grave: in my experience that's only something you'd want for a static animation; when the background is scrolling underneath, that typically produces the vibrating effect (except when rendered with OpenGL-- OpenGL can sometimes be weirdly smooth in such a way that getting a better framerate actually can look smoother but worse.)

Squirrelsquid: I really like the colors you have used in this series of sprites. Inspired by Tyrian? :) If so, you're better at picking organic colors than the graphician for Tyrian - which leads to my crit for this picture: either the colors or rendering of the pink parts (center of ship and wing edge-parts) look too organic. I mean it looks (particularly the central part) like it will squish down if I press on it.. If it's a color problem, it might help to take highlight color from the engine exhaust and shadow color from the eyelike gem.

sathless (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/21/2007 14:39
The ship is awesome.
Nice color, nice shade.

grave (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 7/21/2007 03:24
I think the big ship should vibrate alittle. Looks abit weird with it not moving a single pixel and all. The small ship should probably shake alittle less than it does at takeoff. I still love this, 8/8

momovampire (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/20/2007 20:49
Actually, I think the thrusters are meant to flicker much faster than gif's are allowed, and the whole thing is meant for a fast scrolling background....

then we have some hardcore 68K space carnage....

Clxki (Level 1 Thug) @ 7/20/2007 20:18
Yeah, the thrusters are kinda spazzin, but the ship looks amazing

Zhou9 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/20/2007 20:13
Hmm, the thrusters are a bit seizurish. Otherwise, I love it.

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 7/20/2007 18:23
fantastic mockup.

Sabata (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 7/20/2007 18:23
I want it give it to me!
Now there... very nice, it have good details.

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