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Series opening (It's Gonna Be Epic)

on 11/2/2013, 8:08 pm
Starting to work on my Draglade series opening I'm going to make the opening look like a actual anime, I will add much more soon. http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/3d5f197a748615ef964892434b10196e


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Re: Series opening (It's Gonna Be Epic)

on 11/2/2013, 9:44 pm
it looks really jpeged





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Re: Series opening (It's Gonna Be Epic)

on 11/3/2013, 12:35 am
5h0ck wrote:it looks really jpeged
How can i fix it if it looks jpeged?
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Re: Series opening (It's Gonna Be Epic)

on 11/3/2013, 12:47 pm
I see that soul eater opening, anyway it looks good so far but Im not entirely sure about the jpeg thingy.





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Re: Series opening (It's Gonna Be Epic)

on 11/3/2013, 1:43 pm
go to publish settings and set the jpeg to 100

then go to your sprites in the library right click and go to properties, then make sure its set to lossless. do this for every sprite and it should look better(unless they were jpeg files when you downloaded them, in that case you'll need to download a png of them)





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Re: Series opening (It's Gonna Be Epic)

on 11/3/2013, 1:53 pm
if you set the sprites to lossless then you won't need to set the jpeg quality in publish settings to 100
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on 11/3/2013, 2:46 pm
i usually need both





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Re: Series opening (It's Gonna Be Epic)

on 11/3/2013, 2:53 pm
Your sound quality is a bit low, when you export your animation, make sure to change your sound settings to MP3 and your bit rate to at least 48 for both stream and event. It keeps your sound nice and clear and not super muffled like you have here.

to fix your sprites, just go into your library, right click the image files and find the properties button. Find where it says jpeg and switch it to lossless png.







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on 11/3/2013, 11:34 pm
Thanks everyone for giving me the tips on how to fix my sound and sprite quality. I've been having problem with that for the longest.





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Re: Series opening (It's Gonna Be Epic)

on 11/3/2013, 11:57 pm
Don't worry about it. I look forward to seeing more.







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Re: Series opening (It's Gonna Be Epic)

on 11/4/2013, 3:56 am
I like the direction you're going with it, they've already helped with the jpeg issue so I have nothing to say besides can't wait to see more.





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Re: Series opening (It's Gonna Be Epic)

on 11/4/2013, 6:55 pm
Ok I see the difference when a sprite looks jpeged, they look way better thanks to all of your help and i will be uploading a update in a few hours.
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on 11/12/2013, 3:13 pm
http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/5913e7ac606ac78e71789f81a610bd6b

Ok here is a update on the opening, I should've had more than this but I get easily distracted when everyone keeps calling me to get on xbox 360 <_<. I tried to fix majority of the problems that everyone helped me to correct. Critique to your hearts content.
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Re: Series opening (It's Gonna Be Epic)

on 11/12/2013, 4:16 pm
Man you're traced sprites still look all jagged in certain areas

You should probably fix that or just breakthem apart





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on 11/12/2013, 4:26 pm
they're not jagged, just...curved at some points. if you're tracing those, what are the settings you're using?
also, that background in silver's screenshot is still jpeg'd
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Re: Series opening (It's Gonna Be Epic)

on 11/12/2013, 4:39 pm
TheDarknessKage wrote:http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/5913e7ac606ac78e71789f81a610bd6b

Ok here is a update on the opening, I should've had more than this but I get easily distracted when everyone keeps calling me to get on xbox 360 <_<.  I tried to fix majority of the problems that everyone helped me to correct. Critique to your hearts content.
Yea Battlefield 4 distracts me, but keep the camera panning so it doesn't feel like still shots. Its an opening so you want it to keep flowing without spending too much time on a particular part. I feel like an opening has a weird way of introducing the current characters is your anime. You're focusing on your heroes and they will get the most screen time but the major villains need to FEEL like they are major villains (Of that particular arc). Like if you aren't revealing someone yet in the story just add a silhouette and have a "dark" kind of background that just spells villain. Check out some other action anime openings and you'll see, I don't want to feel like I'm spewing out nonsense here haha. You're doing Draglade so check out YuuMon's anime style opening http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX_EMTUpGdI

Of course I'm not telling you to copy it but its a great source of inspiration imo and he fleshes out his villains nicely.





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on 11/12/2013, 5:05 pm
Leo wrote:they're not jagged, just...curved at some points. if you're tracing those, what are the settings you're using?
also, that background in silver's screenshot is still jpeg'd
I dont know how to put just the actual screenshot on here but these are my settings for the tracing http://prntscr.com/23rf6x
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on 11/12/2013, 5:45 pm
weird, its the exact same settings i use. not sure what you're doing wrong then. i guess i'd just break apart or even just use the raw images, although you need to save the images before you bring them in flash.
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Re: Series opening (It's Gonna Be Epic)

on 11/12/2013, 6:13 pm
Try changing the threshold to 0.

edit: Also, you should really be using either Flash CS3 or Flash 8. Anything above is either entirely too buggy and/or completely unnecessary for handling sprite animation and requires too many resources.

edit2: Actually, I just realized you weren't breaking apart but tracing the bitmap. Still you can try changing the threshold to 0 and if that doesn't work try breaking apart instead.
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Re: Series opening (It's Gonna Be Epic)

on 11/12/2013, 6:54 pm
Yea mentioned to him last night that anything above cs3 would be shooting yourself in the foot.





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