Saturday, April 10, 2010

Loadbar Animations



To keep players entertained while waiting for kfpw to load, we created a series of loadbar animations with the 'furious five' characters. We had a unique challenge of making these animations fairly long, but keeping the file size very, very small. So, we roughed these out to get the performance right with the brush tool. Then made 5 or 6 shapes to describe the monkey's main body parts (head, tail, chest, leg/arm, foot) and then re-used, overlapped and skewed the same body parts over and over again until the whole body was filled in. Since Flash allows you to instance the same symbol (movie clip or graphic)as many times as you want without adding to the file size, we were able to keep the files small, allowing them to load quickly.

Here is monkey

8 comments:

junky4words said...

Completely loved this idea, was very much fun to watch i have to admit, but kinda sad at the end when the monkey disappeared, wanted to watch more of him jump around....

svn said...

ingenious solution :-D ~svn seven

Don said...

How did you make this?

C said...

Hi there! I'm new into blogging and just found your blog. Whew! You are an animator? That's just sooo great! I'd really want to be like you. Your works are awesome! ;)

Kalynn said...

That is too amazing! My girlfriend is a graphic designer and she's been working with flash recently for her site! www.husers.com

Annah Banana said...

What an ass kicker :)

http://whenredmeansgo.blogspot.com

jackrabbit said...

Did you make those? Because those are really awsome!

Amy Kingman said...

Love these! Nice work! :D