Winter Road

Winter Road

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Winter Road

Title: Winter Road
Pixel Artist: DatMuffinMan  (Level 4 Mercenary :: 6994 points)
Posted: 4/9/2015 19:50
Palette: 8 colors
Statistics:  31 comments    101 faves    0 avatars

A parallax background for my portfolio. The idea and some of the design choices were inspired by Johan Aronson, mainly in the foreground rocks. 160 frames total.

Still version - clicky 

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DatMuffinMan (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 7/12/2015 17:29

Thank you, Zizka! 

Zizka (Level 10 Deep Blue) @ 7/10/2015 06:28

Wow, I had never seen this before. This is fantastic, fav' piece by you. 

DatMuffinMan (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 5/22/2015 16:57


PotatoLogic (Level 1 Depressed) @ 5/22/2015 10:50

Congratulations mate! 

DatMuffinMan (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 5/21/2015 12:06

@Peyton and SpeedyCube - thanks guys!

Peyton (Level 6 Hitman) @ 5/21/2015 11:51

u did it bby

Top 10 

SpeedyCube (Level 1 Depressed) @ 5/21/2015 08:50

congrats on top 10!

rklesmit (Level 5 Captain) @ 4/15/2015 13:57

DatMuffinMan (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 4/14/2015 12:35

@Mandrill - Glad to hear from you, thanks! 

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/14/2015 10:48

Awesome scenery, man! Nicely done.

DatMuffinMan (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 4/13/2015 13:33

@Doppleganger - thank you! 

Doppleganger (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 4/13/2015 11:41

Great stuff! Fav'd for future reference. Love the look you captured with such simplicity.

DatMuffinMan (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 4/12/2015 16:26

@helcril - I tried having them like this but the dither looked weird according to quite a few people so I left it simpler. 

helcril (Level 7 Colonel) @ 4/12/2015 05:40

Amazing!  If clouds would look more complex, that would be masterpiece! 

DatMuffinMan (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 4/11/2015 12:33

@ | | | | - thanks, glad you like it :) 

@elilaos173 - thank you! 

@PotatoLogic - 

|||| (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 4/11/2015 11:15

missed until now.. awesome parallax.

I like the simplicity of color in the foliage.

elilaos173 (Level 4 Murderer) @ 4/11/2015 06:51

Very nice, lovely

PotatoLogic (Level 1 Depressed) @ 4/10/2015 19:31

Dafuq man? when did you improve so much? 

DatMuffinMan (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 4/10/2015 13:43

@Goodlyay & dm404 - thanks!

Goodlyay (Level 6 Centaur) @ 4/10/2015 11:38

Very lovely. Glad to see it on PJ.

dm404 (Level 5 Detective) @ 4/10/2015 11:36

Impressive.  The less is more approach to the details really works for this.

DatMuffinMan (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 4/10/2015 08:46

@Paddy - I knew tweening was a feature somewhere, but it never occured to me that you could shift the layers off of the canvas :/ 

DatMuffinMan (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 4/10/2015 08:45

@Jackster - I used Photoshop's "timeline" feature for animating it. The idea is you draw each element in a separate layer, then create 2 frames where you shift each layer by a number of screens (i.e. this is 320px wide, so the mountain shfited 320px, the trees shifted 640, the rocks 960, etc). You do this by duplicating + merging each layer until the off-canvas region is long enough (view > show > layer edges, to see where the off-canvas region is). Then tween the first frame to the last frame, select how many total frames you want, delete the last frame, export as gif. 

Jackster (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 4/10/2015 08:12

This is fantastic! Everything from the color work to the parallax animation is outstanding. Great work.

I have a question though. What program did you use to make that parallax animation, or at least how you did it? I was thinking of doing something like this a while back but I wasn't sure how to pull it off.

Paddy (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 4/10/2015 07:52

I imagine the pain you'd have had doing this if you hadn't have discovered tweening haha.

Lovely piece all round, it's definetely representive of your style, knew it was a piece by you straight away. Keep up the good work, Eli.

Limes (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 4/10/2015 07:22

It's fantastic... So smooth 

DatMuffinMan (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 4/10/2015 05:30

thanks everyone!

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 4/10/2015 05:25

Beautiful work.

Dokitsu (Level 9 PS1) @ 4/10/2015 04:54

Amazing detailing, and the colors are sweetly used.

Theoden (Level 8 Marshal) @ 4/10/2015 04:00

I can see this in the pixel of the month list.

Great work.

Naji (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 4/10/2015 01:23


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