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10/25/2010, 9:11 pm
Hi, New here. I was creating my first small, so very small, animation and I came across this choppy looking uppercut.

http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/1deab062bd58ea66f80962b02702940e

The beginning of the entire thing looks smooth to me but, then again, I don't know that much about spriting. When he gets to the jump, It looks smooth then going down, I tried to make him go into a crouch position on the way down but... I think anyway with the tiniest bit of experience could see that it wasn't that good. Can someone help me make my crouch effect a little better?

I also wanted to know, because I had one in there, where and when should I use eases?


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10/25/2010, 9:13 pm
....all i see is a jpg
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10/25/2010, 9:18 pm
damn this sure is lagging, it hasn't moved at all...
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10/25/2010, 9:24 pm
@darkdragon581 wrote:....all i see is a jpg

Sorry about that, I fixed it. I linked to the swf.
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10/25/2010, 9:29 pm
thats an uppercut??? he just floats in the air Mad

anyways when he falls its too slow. unless hes light as a feather he shouldn't be falling that slow.
as for the ease.
make him ease in when he jumps so that it gets slower as he's rising showing that there is gravity. but don't put too much ease cuz then it will be slower than u want it.oh and ease out as hes falling so that it speeds up as h'es going down.

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10/25/2010, 9:39 pm
Thank you for the easing help.

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10/25/2010, 9:41 pm
no prob

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10/25/2010, 9:57 pm
Okay, I edited it, now does it look better, worst, or about the same?

http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/1deab062bd58ea66f80962b02702940e

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10/25/2010, 10:32 pm
well the punch is there now and its faster than before.
it is better but u might wanna make him fall a little faster.

how many fps(frames per second) is the vid?

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10/25/2010, 11:59 pm
Make him uppercut a little faster, send me the fla and I'll show you an example :)
Or rather...whats he called? Link me to the sprites.

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10/26/2010, 7:26 am
@5h0ck

Okay, I animated at 30 because everybody told me that was best.

@NintendoStar01

http://spriters-resource.com/gameboy_advance/tow3/sheet/14331
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10/26/2010, 10:28 am
hmm it should be faster then if your using 30. I don't know what to say about that.


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10/26/2010, 10:46 am
Hmmm... Edited, How about now? Does it still look to slow?

http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/1deab062bd58ea66f80962b02702940e
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10/26/2010, 11:00 am
it seems the same to me........then again I'm so used to high speed movements that there normal to me.....try asking the others when they get done with school and see what they say.


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10/26/2010, 11:10 am
Okay, and thanks again for your help.

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10/26/2010, 12:34 pm
You want something like this:

http://www.truploader.com/view/180328

I made it in about half an hour.

I'll give you a few tips.

I'm sure you know how to trace your bitmaps, so I won't explain that.

When scaling sprites always go to Modify>Transform>Scale and rotate - I scaled mine to 350 (all the sprites)

Also add a motion guide for uppercuts, they seem more realistic, you can look up simple tutorials on the net for motion guides.

Motion blurring also helps, make sure the sprites are inside a movie clip, I did every sprite separate inside a movie clip, this is the only way to add filters.

Easing always help, for the uppercut I used 100 % easing and for him falling down I used -100 % easing.

Alignment of your sprites is very crucial, when you drag the sprites from your library to your scene, make sure you position them right. The onion skin tool just below the time line can help you alot, I suggest you mess around with that to see what option is suitable for you.

I've also added sounds because I'm a show off.

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10/26/2010, 1:23 pm
lol I made a example too. Damn you NS you are fast lol

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10/26/2010, 1:29 pm
Lmao, since you added a background, Vcam and his stance looks more smoother than mine obviously it takes more time.

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10/26/2010, 1:37 pm
Yeah I took some time with that. Let's see if the dude can make something similar to our stuff.
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10/26/2010, 1:40 pm
Let's see if he takes a look at this thread first...

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10/26/2010, 1:46 pm
NintendoStar01 wrote:Let's see if he takes a look at this thread first...

That explanation helped, my elderly friend.

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10/26/2010, 2:24 pm
Thank you. I appreciate the advice NintendoStar! I am pretty sure I know how to make motion guides and I know how to use onion skin but, those blurs kind of threw me off, How did you create those? Did you use the motion editor?

Did you use the same MC for the whole animation? I expect that is a stupid question but, I had some problems with transitioning my sprites.

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Projects:
Spoiler:

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Special Match-Ups 1: Father Vs. Son 1, Vegeta Vs. Trunks 5%
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10/26/2010, 3:10 pm
waitwat What version of Flash are you using?

Also, no he didn't use the same MC in the entire animation.

And NS did explain how he did make these blurs. Let me tell ya : Every sprite of the sheet that you showed to us is a MC (the sprites that NS selected), so, with that, he was able to put filters on the MCs. Go to the filters tab and click on the + sign. Then select blur and uncheck the link between the "Blur X" and "Blur Y".


Then apply the adequate blur.
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10/26/2010, 3:14 pm
Adobe Flash CS4

Thanks, I was just checking.

Okay, I was under the impression that he used the Motion Editor for those blur effects. Thank you for the other method.

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Special Match-Ups 1: Father Vs. Son 1, Vegeta Vs. Trunks 5%
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10/26/2010, 3:18 pm
Adobe Flash CS4? I don't think anybody uses that lol.

We either use Flash 8 or CS3.

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