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
Thank you, Zizka!
Wow, I had never seen this before. This is fantastic, fav' piece by you.
@Peyton and SpeedyCube - thanks guys!
u did it bby
congrats on top 10!
@Mandrill - Glad to hear from you, thanks!
Awesome scenery, man! Nicely done.
@Doppleganger - thank you!
Great stuff! Fav'd for future reference. Love the look you captured with such simplicity.
@helcril - I tried having them like this but the dither looked weird according to quite a few people so I left it simpler.
Amazing! If clouds would look more complex, that would be masterpiece!
@ | | | | - thanks, glad you like it :)
@elilaos173 - thank you!
missed until now.. awesome parallax.
I like the simplicity of color in the foliage.
Very nice, lovely
Dafuq man? when did you improve so much?
@Goodlyay & dm404 - thanks!
Very lovely. Glad to see it on PJ.
Impressive. The less is more approach to the details really works for this.
@Paddy - I knew tweening was a feature somewhere, but it never occured to me that you could shift the layers off of the canvas :/
@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.
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.
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.
It's fantastic... So smooth
Amazing detailing, and the colors are sweetly used.
I can see this in the pixel of the month list.