Sig of the week 5: Divergent(I
won both! I shared the win for the static)
(Forget stereotypes. Men can be happy at women's feet) "Good boy~"
"Bark!" The conformist sheep escape from the box, to join the
two divergent black sheep, and it brings them unique colors. The gif version
is too heavy and doesn't execute deeper animations or programs. The flash
version has a way better quality for a much smaller size. I repeated the
animation before the clip ended by making a copy that is interrupted. Then,
instead to replay from the start, I programmed it to go play the frame 23
and continue to the next needed frame. It looks fluid.
I dedicate the best animation that I’ve ever
made to my friends, especially ZombieQueen; she could use some warm hugs
I managed to use both renders in the static sig in a cute way. I
couldn't find an image of the wolf with his heart beating out of his chest,
so I used the heart from the movie The Mask. ~ For the animation, I optimized
the image's size with photoshop. I cut Olaf into pieces and repaired the
round hidden shapes so I could move them in different positions. I drew
everything about the 4 seasons manually, to optimize the size as light as
I could. I only used a model for the tree's branches.
It was easier to draw than I thought, there's an option to round the result
of the pen, so my hand could be shaky and the result was corrected. It was
hard to animate because the mandatory gif can't execute deep animation inside
objects. So I had to copy & paste countless frames and find a way to
do 2 animations at once: waving arms and moving.
I started by moving Olaf, then added extra frames in the middle of the animation
to move his body parts. I exported the movie using "256 colors";
it's lighter (894mb) and looks better than "standard colors" (it
was bigger than 2mb!) I also checked "dither solid colors" to
avoid glitches, the file got slightly bigger but that option was worth it.
The flash swf version is only 59mb and looks better.
Background: sunset star (removed electric lines, stretched it for the sig
version). Burning edge and mud images are about his challenge “Mud
run, obstacle course” at tough mudder.
He trains a team. Cars: Autobot bumble bee with the “kickass”
logo, “tough mudder” logo and a happy face because that’s
so him. F1 red Ferrari, he makes torrents about F1. Lego pirate ship (for
obvious reasons *wink*) turned into a monster truck, to add a little crazy.
Moon: his princess~
The ugly brown border is because the status area is brown, so it will seem
invisible. It's 59 kb for a jpg, and 474 for a png with progressive transparency
(gifs make a mess). It's too heavy, as a web designer, I'd rather hack it
with a color trick than make the loading lag.