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2D Artwork: Animated Flash work.

Discussion in 'Transformers Fan Art' started by SPLIT LIP, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP AKA Beve Stuscemi

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    I've been working on more TFA stuff, mostly more stylized peices. Here are just a couple. These were made with Macromedia Flash and exported.

    Quick note: there are two versions of each. A .GIF and a .jpg. The .GIFs are clearer, but the colours are weird. The .jpgs have the colour, but are not as crisp around certain lines. I dunno why this happens, because the pictures are fine IN Flash, only when I try and export them do they go wrong.
     

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    BMGFX Awesome Spooner Veteran

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    Try exporting to PNG? Also, if you want, go to the export preferences and you can up the JPG quality.

    I like the look of them a lot. Good style :) 
     
  3. Autobot-Girl

    Autobot-Girl is possibly insane

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    Awesome! Like the style! :thumb 
     
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    Kickback Proud father Administrator Super Mod News Staff

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    That Megatron is awesome, dudeor.
     
  5. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP AKA Beve Stuscemi

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    Thanks, he was more fun to draw.
     
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    Made two quick sigs out of Megs...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  7. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP AKA Beve Stuscemi

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    Sweet, man!
     
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    Josh Comic Color-guy

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    they look awesome!
     
  9. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    good work on these
     
  10. Venksta

    Venksta Render Project Creations TFW2005 Supporter

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    Those look awesome dude! :D 
     
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    saberconvoy Well-Known Member

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    looks cool
    nice job
     
  12. kjeevahh

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    there's a reason for your exporting woes. jpg and gif are both compressed formats, the reason why they are so much smaller than an uncompressed format such as .bmp is that they discard information from the source images when they are exported. this is necessary to avoid your images ending up as several MB each.

    the compression works in different ways. you can easily find out the technical details on google, but all you need to know is that gifs are only any good for doing large flat areas of colour with no shading at all and are restricted to a maximum of 256 shades, and that jpgs are only any good for doing highly detailed photos or gradients.

    png is better all-round, but has much larger filesize.

    perhaps you could try double-checking that your gif is set to 256 colours, or that your jpg is set to high enough quality?

    also using flash for drawing in is a bit of a waste, it's not what it is designed for and it isn't very good at it. unless you are doing animation or interactivity then you should use proper dedicated vector drawing software, such as adobe illustrator. most people draw in illustrator first and then import into flash for adding animation and interactivity.
     

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