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Sooner or later I'll move this to my scraps.

Another practice animation. This was a spur-of-the-moment thing, I hadn't animated much in Flash and needed the practice.
I've also always wanted to animate a fight scene :p
As you may have guessed, it's Felicia (White Shadow) fighting a knife wielding adversary. Sooner or later I'll have a full picture of her.

The good: I like the movements of the characters. It's clearly a high-paced battle, and I don't seem to have made any obvious continuity errors. I also managed to keep the anatomy relatively consistent. The camera work was good to experiment with too. I love how the end came out ^__^
The bad: Personally, I think some of the timing is off in places. Something I need to work on, but at least it's not as bad as some of my other animations. I also realied a little too heavily on 1's in this one (animation term). Also, the eye/mouth shots before the end just plain suck.
Other than that, I'm happy with this one and may even do a fully rendered version when I can.

Edit: Added some secondary animation such as the hair and dress. Gave it a preloader as it was getting a bit large. I also got rid of those weird green lines at the end, and shortened the pause in Felicia's side kick.

Media: All drawn in Macromedia Flash MX 2004

(now why couldn't/didn't I animate like this on my course?)
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:icondesertdustsariah:
DesertdustSariah Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
totally awesome!!!!How much time did it take to make it?
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:iconathrial:
Athrial Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Professional Artist
My only comment is that the landing when it zooms out is a little stiff. Ease her in to it a bit. Oh, also the whole piece seems a bit claustrophobic. I'd love to see a scene where both bodies are in full view, likely at the beginning (a stand-off maybe?) Otherwise, wow, just wow!!!
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funkyalien Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Oh this one's really old now, so I'd probably a whole lot better with it all.
Still great to hear some advice with it though. You're right about it needing some full body shots to open it up a bit more. Given enough time I may consider doing another one with these two to see how much I've learned since then :)
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:iconathrial:
Athrial Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional Artist
I'd love to see it if you do.
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:iconpysk:
Pysk Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Student Writer
That's awesome! ^^
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BlackSunshine13 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
the one who threw the blades remindes me of yoruichi from bleach :D
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Nyla-Cat Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Waw! Do you really do all of this on flash? ...I have a program called Macromedia Flash MX, is that the one?
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funkyalien Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Yeah, that's the one, those now Flash is owned by Adobe. Flash MX is one of the older versions, but still does the jobs just as well when it comes to animating :)
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Nyla-Cat Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou so much for answering T^T Woah!! Gosh you must be talented...to do all of that on Flash! :faint: You know how to convert a flash file into one that can go on DA?
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:iconfunkyalien:
funkyalien Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Professional Filmographer
In the main menu, go to Flie>Publish. There, you can save out an SWF file, which is what you upload to dA and other websites when you publish out a flash animation :)
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Nyla-Cat Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! .A. my computer is too anchient!! It can't save as a SWF file *dies* I'll try putting flash on my laptop and seeing if it can handle it =P
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FriesianWolfLuvaa Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
you could prob make a show
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guitaristburke Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i think it would be epic if you did the detail work for this, and i would be very interested in the result :)
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Loves-My-Fire Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist
awesome!! <3
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Bio571 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
I have only one word to say: BEAUTIFUL!!!!
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funkyalien Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Hehe, I could do much better with it now. I may have to try another one with these two.
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TommyTheRabbit Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is just plain amazing :clap:!!
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oneintheinfinite Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
OYG!!!
A real cat fight is a lot more interesting then a "cat" fight.
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DasTierLockjaw Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats awesome! I love it!! Keep up the fantastic job! I cant wait to see if finished!
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Nirodragon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
Very good, :+fav:!

I kinda wonder why people can do this level of animation in fight scenes, yet most cartoons and such only have the flashing-colors-with-a-still-of-a-character-screaming, followed by a flash of light and the bad guy falling to the floor.
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funkyalien Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Quite a few reasons really. As far as I'm aware, it's mostly from anime and is often used in western animation too. It's generally because it's much quicker to do and far cheaper. People need to take the time to coreograph entire sequences like this, and martial arts coreography isn't all that easy to do. It's also very expensive to animate whole sequences like this due to the extra frames that need drawing and the time it'd take to do it, and the studios need to save money.

Sometimes they could do more I'll admit, it bothers me too. Still, it doesn't come cheap, believe me.

But hey, it's still good to practice it every now and then :)
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Nirodragon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007
You have a very good point there...

Anime is expensive enough to buy as it is, and that would be a lot of work for a ten second scene...

Thanks for clearing that up for me! xD
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funkyalien Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007  Professional Filmographer
No prob, I'm glad to be informative in some way :)
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SonicHomeboy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. :)
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Twighlight23 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
This is just about one of the niftiest things ive seen in a good while! thank you so much for shareing!
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funkyalien Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007  Professional Filmographer
No problem! Thanks for viewing :D
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hyperfreakin Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007
soo when are you going to finish it?
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:iconfunkyalien:
funkyalien Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007  Professional Filmographer
I'm not likely to. It's now well over two years old and I've got better since then. I may as well just animate a new one, but I haven't got the time for it right now.
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hyperfreakin Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007
oh, man that ain't cool i should of join DA a long time ago
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:iconfunkyalien:
funkyalien Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007  Professional Filmographer
It wouldn't really have made a difference. You'd have just seen it then instead of now, but it would still end up like this.
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:iconhyperfreakin:
hyperfreakin Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
oh,, alright
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brocken-jr Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Bloody rocks!!! i want to make an animation but just don't have anything to make a long one...

fantastic!
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:iconfunkyalien:
funkyalien Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007  Professional Filmographer
A flip pad and a pencil is a start :)
Or Easytoon, which you can download for free. Just Google it :)
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stompalot Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007  Hobbyist
thats really cool mate:)
pls tell me, did u keyframe in this animation, or did you have to draw in each frame?
im a CG animator but i am really interested in traditional animation too, the only problem with it is the time it takes. but, flash would be loads quicker than drawing it on paper! anways, please tell me
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funkyalien Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Hm, that actually strikes me as an odd question. The basic principles of animation use both keyframes and drawing each frame, so I think what you're really asking is if I used 'tweens' in Flash, to which the answer is no :)
I drew out the keyframes of the important actions, mostly a motion at it's extreme. Then I drew in each frame between them with the right timing to actually animate it. The only thing I used 'tweens' for was the website address moving at the end.
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stompalot Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Hobbyist
ok thanks, that answers my question. probably phrased it badly, "key frames" are when you only make a few frames and the computer fills in the ones between. flash probably cant do that, im just used 3D things. also how many frames did it take?
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funkyalien Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Flash can do it, just only with something that's been set as a symbol to be moved around. It's not as simple as 3D in that respect, but it can be done. That would be the 'tweening' I mentioned, set the symbol to a few keyframes and it fill it in.
But anyway, I'm not really too sure how many frames this was. As it's about 15 seconds I'm gonna guess at around 180 drawn frames (12 drawings a second).
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stompalot Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Hobbyist
thanks :) thats heaps helpful
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stompalot Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007  Hobbyist
wow thats cool:)
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wash1989 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
holy crap thats amazing. how come u can do that and i cant :( all the attacks and dodges and poses and expressions were super dynamic like they teach for comic book art. i couldnt get 1 frame right let alone a whole animation. thats fantastic i love it! oh im excited now want to make my own lol u are my inspiration.
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Hinso72 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007
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I really, really, really wish I could do that
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It's freakin awesome
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ProMenthefus Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007  Student Filmographer
ahh pro!
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AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006  Professional Filmographer
wicked animation man, the beginning bit was really good, the timing, the key poses hit. cool.
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:iconkoeryn:
Koeryn Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006
Not side kick, roundhouse (to the side!) xD

Very nice animation, wish I could use flash xD
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:iconfunkyalien:
funkyalien Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Ah, right you are :) Can't believe I got that wrong...
Glad ya like it :)
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:iconkoeryn:
Koeryn Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006
It was awesome! I even checked out your site, more awesomeness!
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Doodley Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2006
That's awesome! I hope someday I can make cool fight scenes.
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Zairyo Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yikes you're a great animator.
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:iconfunkyalien:
funkyalien Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2006  Professional Filmographer
lol nah, I'm still yet to finish anything :)
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:iconzairyo:
Zairyo Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe, but one of the most important things is how fluid the animation looks and that gravity exists and you have both things nailed. As an extra your choices for camera angles are also great which makes you the complete package, animator and director.
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