For as long as I can recall, it has been a goal of mine to be able to animate my own videos like the ones seen in Mata-Nui Online Game. Recently, I've begun planning a short film in the vein of those done by Templar that accompanied the BIONICLE.com news updates in 2002 and 2003. With the help of funds generated from my B/S/T topic and the fact that Adobe gives you a discount if you are a student, I have acquired Flash. With this vital tool in hand, I have been able to begin animating.
What I have to share today is a short test animation of Kapura. In it, I am familiarizing myself with Flash and Templar's animation style. Kapura goes through several different motions that are common to Matoran/Tohunga.
....I'll stop boring you with words now. The animation is below:
Issues I am already aware of:
- There is a strange and distracting clicking sound after some of the usual mechanical sound effects.
- The frame rate is too fast. I will have to do a bit of tinkering to figure this out. As you probably know, this is also a problem with any of Templar's animations on modern computers.
- Kapura's flame burp was too small and quick. It needs to be made more noticeable, and more closely timed to the sound effect.
The symbols used are all the original creations of Templar Studios, and the sound effects are theirs as well, provided by that project of BIONICLE media. All due credit goes to them.
Enjoy! Feedback is greatly appreciated.
Edited by Tazakk, Dec 29 2012 - 03:22 PM.