Posts : 271 Reputation : 23 Join date : 2020-07-07
very cool - is it your first time doing a video animation?
It has great potential but there a a few teeny weeny pet peeves I have with the overall quality and format of the animation. I will try give my best notes to help you with your next one :-)
First with the environment in the background
2. The background sprites on the edges during the first scene are very jagged. It is very visible the pixelated edges in them. Also the moon, the castle, and the trees look like they have been squashed or resized in a strange way.
2. Fonts and text
The blue large text and the red large text font is not very nice looking and a little bit oversized. Also, because of the color, it is hard to read also it is moving sometimes at the same time as the characters when it should be still.
I would suggest using text boxes around them, and a nicer tidy font to make it look verey professional.
Posts : 809 Reputation : 41 Join date : 2018-01-16
You should watch this flash animation video from 11 years ago. Within the fighting game and mugen community it is still considered widely as one of the greatest, if not greatest, fighting game flash animations of all time.
Even though the fight is amazing, The design of the text boxes, the colored effects, and the general presentation are what really make this animation stand out. Presentation is important in anything we do visually.
This is something you could use as a guide and inspiration for a quality standard to work towards to perfect your skills and improve on your flash animations
Thanks guys. To be honest, I started dabbling in sprite animation since this summer but i'm still just a beginner. Its still just a hobby to me due to school stuff but I do want to improve. I will take all of this into consideration for the next project. Thanks guys.