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Last one in this series before moving on...
This was actually made first, so it's more hesitant – I was getting the hang of this technique.

Wannabe "animators" who don't read or can't understand the process explained below are invited to go learn frame-by-frame animation before "advising" me to make it "30 or 40 fps". Tweenbeciles.

[For those who missed the previous 2 [link] [link] : One of my duties on the animation team was to create short experimental animations to be used as stings on Zen TV, a regional TV channel. This one was part of a series. It was made frame-by-frame on Photoshop, the extra lines added later in the software we were using (Tic Tac Toon). The process was similar to really cutting the paper: no correction or backtracking was possible.]
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SaruCharmed Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, a "yellow" guy....? <xD....
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
All in good fun lol
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Ankh-of-chiaroscuro Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
It's a yellow submarine! Oh my goodness! *dances*
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yes it is! :giggle:
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purp0l Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
How adorable! Love it.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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Farazfp Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
Oh my god and she does it again?!?!

Fear this lady... fear her... for she is formidable with her mouse and tablet. Photoshop quivers before her might and pixels bow down in deference and humility at her skill.

Why is it that I fall in hopeless love with almost anything you make?

Thanks again for sharing, Cedarseed!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Professional General Artist
Aw :) Thanks for the compliments!
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blueseas Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007
These are so fun. I love the bee and the floating guy.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007  Professional General Artist
:giggle:
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tranquil-vendetta Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
I'm glad that you did put it up! It's my favorite one in the series (although all of them a great!). :airborne:
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
Aw, thanks! :)
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giadrosich Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Delightful. I like how you interact some of the shapes in the series, such as the bee and the flowers. And the giraffe is a great finish for the sequence!

:D
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Kopanitsak Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007  Student Filmographer
:giggle:
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rikausse Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007
Wow ! :faint:
De plus en plus génial. :)
A chaque, on se demande quelle forme tu vas nous sortir. =D

We all live in a yellow submarine... :lmao:
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
:giggle:
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Felfreak Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007
i actually understand the process you used but not what you mean with 30 or 40 fps...
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007  Professional General Artist
fps mean frames per second, and the traditional animation standard is 24. As I explained here, we usually work at 18 fps to saveourselves a lot of work, which still means we have to draw 18 frames for 1 second of animation. However, if you're working in flash and the only animaiton you do is tweening, you can set the fps as high as you want because flash will fill in the frames anyway. So this way you can get something super smooth, but here we're talking an object moving across the screen or cahanging colour or morphing from one shape into the other – the few things a tween can do. When you have a frame by frame animation such as this one, you can't just change the fps. It'll just make the whole thing go faster – or to keep the same speed you have to make each frame last longer, so nothing changes at all. It's certainly not going to be smoother because the software is not going to create the missing frames itself, and no animator is going to waste his time drawing 40 frames per second. The idiot who suggested I set my tempo at 30-40 fps either ignored twhat I aid about this being frame-by-frame, or didn't know enough about animation to realise the absurdity of what he was saying.
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Felfreak Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007
yep, I knew about the 24 frames stuff, which was why I couldn't understand why he was talking about 30-40 fps. Thanks for clearing it up. ^^

I don't know if what im going to say is bullshit too, but wouldn't something at 30-40 fps in normal animation look like those old, old movies where people move twice as fast as they normally do?
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007  Professional General Artist
Yes, absolutely!
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Aquira Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007  Student Digital Artist
I love this one too X3
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
Cool!
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vaia Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: The little bee was cute :aww:
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks :aww:
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EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I like that you added a yellow submarine, since Yellow Submarine is my favorite movie!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
There you go then! I posted this just for you! ;) :highfive:
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EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww, thanks! :glomp:
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LunaJane Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
"we all live in the yellow submarine..."
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
:giggle:
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DragonessD Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool! The furthest I've managed in animation is flip-book stick figures, so ...
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
Flip-books are fun :D
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yoboseiyo Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
i like yellow.
did you ever have teachers in grade school who made you draw what sunshine made you think of?
i drew silly stuff like this.

also, i really like yellow submarines. and the beatles. these animations are so adorable. ;p-b
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
:giggle: So glad someone spotted that sub ;)
No, I didn't have teachers that made me do that... thank God!
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yoboseiyo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007
i couldn't help it.
as soon as i saw it i was like "zomgs, the beatles!"

then i started singing, and it was bad.

as for my teachers, i went to an "alternative" elementary school. (i.e. where all the crazy teachers went :giggle: )
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
Oohh... interesting :o
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yoboseiyo Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007
yeah, it was fun.

and then i got to middle school, and discovered that i learned everything that the other kids learned, but about a year before them......


it was BAD.
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tib Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
NO BANANA?

I like it! Just like I enjoyed the other two. It's fun trying to guess which shapes will come out of the color.

Plus a huge score on putting in the giraffe :3
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
:lmao:
Glad you enjoyed that!
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Minstrel-Ayreon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
Very cool...I especially liked seeing the bee head over to the flowers! :D
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
Haha yeah!
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spookowl Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
nicely done!
you know..I have no clue what tweening is myself lol the only animations I ever done were frame by frame drawn with a mouse on image ready. I understand how difficult frame by frame is and how it looks.
either way wonderful work again. love the lil ducky at the beginning and the giraffe at the end ^_^
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
Tweening is when you only create keyframes and the computer fills in the movement in between them, or sometimes, in flash's case, it can morph one drawing into another. As you can imagine, it has limited applications and when abused, gives the animation that unmistakeable amateur quality. Motion tweening is close enough to a traditional animation device (moving an object along a path without redrawing it every time) but the frames rate has to follow the parts of the animation that are done frame by frame, otherwise there is inconsistency within the movie and that's not good.
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spookowl Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
tweening almost seems like something a lazy animator would use...kinda sounds more cumbersome to me but then again I like doing things the hard way. thanks for explaining that to me. I've heard the term several times but never actually knew what it was
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
It's like a photoshop filter – when used smartly the viewer won't even know it was used, but amateurs overuse it.
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spookowl Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007
ah...It does tend to show when someone was being lazy with thier art lol
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SilverSaintAbram Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
So is this a commerical bumper for Zen TV? And would I be correct in assuming it's a children's programming block this is for?

It was cool how you handled the transitions, imo.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
No, it's just a space filler. Zen TV packaged itself as avant-gardist in terms of TV design and graphics in the region, so we made lots of such things in different visual styles. It was quite fun!
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luckystar01 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
yaay very cute :aww: nice series
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
Cheers ;)
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zoidbergslo Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
Hey this series looks great. Very simple.
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