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Re: Galacticats!
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2016, 12:15:08 am »

Can I get an MP3 of that theme song?
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Re: Galacticats!
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2016, 01:59:48 am »

Yeah, sure: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bwo2kaodbiagvlv/Galacticats-ROUGH-TRACK.mp3?dl=0

It is only a draft though right now, and there will eventually be an improved version at some point.
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Re: Galacticats!
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2016, 03:06:10 pm »

I love the talking cat in the mother ship screen, very funny.  8)
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Re: Galacticats!
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2016, 02:24:26 am »

I love the talking cat in the mother ship screen, very funny.  8)

That's their father. He communicates with them from a secret location where the dogs can't find him. He's very important. Both to the cats, and the planet they left behind that was taken over by the Galactic Canine Empire.
« Last Edit: July 02, 2016, 03:33:36 am by CoriDavis »
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Re: Galacticats!
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2016, 12:31:41 pm »

Cool work! That's why I just love anim8or. Useful for any project :)
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Re: Galacticats!
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2016, 03:24:24 am »

It's DONE!!! I just finished it last night!




So as of now, I might have that second animator I wanted! She's going to try it out and see how it goes. It'll be volunteer for now until I can actually make some money with this.

So this whole project took 7 months total. 2 for the sketch animation, and 5 for the full animation. There was the issue that I wasn't constantly working on it though, and if I was, it probably would have gone a lot faster. Hopefully the first episode won't take 77 months to finish! That would not be good. With a second animator and me getting more diligence, hopefully it will be done sooner than I'm expecting.

That is slick! Love it!
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Re: Galacticats!
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2016, 08:01:01 pm »

Hey guys! So after a bit of a hiatus of not having any motivation, I have finished the script for Episode 1, and started the storyboard! I also have a new design in mind for the Dogs' ship:




It still needs a lot, but I really like this one.
« Last Edit: October 28, 2016, 03:28:29 am by CoriDavis »
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Re: Galacticats!
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2016, 10:25:39 pm »

...I have finished the script for Episode 1, and started the storyboard! I also have a new design in mind for the Dogs' ship...
good to see you're still pushing ahead - i'm really looking forward to seeing how this turns out!  :)
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Re: Galacticats!
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2017, 09:23:50 pm »

Thought I'd post some updates:

1. I've finalized the theme song animation by updating the music and improving some of the animations I wasn't entirely happy with. This is what will be used in official episodes:



2. Some time ago (and I forgot to post them here) I also uploaded two storyboard clips with recorded lines:

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Re: Galacticats!
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2017, 05:00:35 pm »

very nice!
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Re: Galacticats!
« Reply #25 on: August 11, 2017, 03:50:21 am »

Now that I'm finally back to work on Galacticats, I'm trying again to design the dog's ship.

There were a lot of changes I wanted to make, but unfortunately I somehow lost the original file. It was just gone. I did a search through all the files on my computer on both drives, and it was nowhere to be found. I guess it got left behind when I changed computers, and then got wiped with what was left on my laptop. I think that by rebuilding the ship model, the overall shape has improved a lot.



The idea is generally the same, but I added these opening ear flaps that reveal engines, which I really liked that my friend OrionShipworks from DeviantArt suggested:


I also changed the color. The more I looked at it, the more I wasn't fond of that rusty orange color. So the obvious answer was to take the cats' ship, and invert the colors. And it looks AWESOME. Now I have a new color scheme for the dogs' ship (minus the green). I mean yeah, it's got pink on it, but it still looks ANGRY, you know? I'll definitely be adding some embellishments to it, possibly making a Galactic Canine Empire logo. But I'll probably brighten the maroon color so it pops out a bit more from the background:



And finally, here's an animation of the "ears" opening. There are no outlines yet so it looks a bit weird, but you get the idea.
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Re: Galacticats!
« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2017, 03:02:52 am »

I just found yet another use for Anim8or in this project!

So there's a show on Youtube that I watch called "Scribble Kibble", where she analyzes animations and explains how they did them. This past week, she talked about an anime where they would draw the background art on top of 3D models to keep the perspective accurate and consistent, and I thought... by george that is GENIUS!!!



Perspective and geometric shapes are one of my weaknesses, which is why so far only the ships are 3D. This method takes ALL THE GUESSWORK out of it! I just make a super basic 3D model of everything that's going to be in the scene, put the camera where I want it, and draw all the parts on top of it! IT'S BRILLIANT!

Here's a few shots of the interior of the cats' ship:



By the way, work on Galacticats is about to move forward full force! With another Projects class this semester, I was worried I was going to go another several months without getting anything done. However, I had a genius idea! Why not kill two birds with one stone and animate a scene from Galacticats for my project?

AND IT WAS APPROVED!

So hopefully by the end of this semester (in December), I will have one fully animated and polished clip finished!
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Re: Galacticats!
« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2017, 07:12:47 am »

Great work on the interior, and thanks for sharing the clip about 3d/2d background.
I animate in flash and use backgrounds made with anim8or, so it was inspiring.
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Re: Galacticats!
« Reply #28 on: September 07, 2017, 09:57:13 am »

tbh, based on the title sequence, i'd kinda assumed you were already using this technique (or something similar) - the background geometry has been pretty consistent so far :D
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Re: Galacticats!
« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2017, 11:06:10 pm »

I had been using perspective grids before. It worked but it was VERY tedious and made background art a lot less fun.
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