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~Bluish Metal~

If you want to know how to made this, then read ahead. Below I commented on each part of it: music composing, character animation, and AS3 programming. If not, then thanks for coming by! ^__^

I have spent the last 4 days making this music in the key of "C" at 85 bpm, with a classic 4 instruments setup (solo + rhythm guitars, drums, bass). It was supposed to be Blues, but I then turned on the metal pedals and it became this "blueish-metal" kinda thing. It's a complicated solo, going slow and fast, and slow, and then ultra-fast. I think in the end there is still some Blues left in it. :)

I created this animation mainly because I had this new music to post - but then I realized the animation is a CPU-killer and might not play on slower computers. So I took the opportunity to try out making this my very 1st *hardware* accelerated Flash animation, but it will only work if you have a video card that supports GPU acceleration. Mine is a nVidia 8800GT and it plays using nearly zero CPU even in full screen. I then took it to a slower computer with an old video card and CPU usage went up to 80%, but still playable. Let me know if it drags in your computer. GPU acceleration is still a new thing to most of us. ^__^

The animation was made in DAZ Studio using the AniMate plugin, and then exported to mocap file, imported into Poser, applied to V4 and edited/rendered there, I rendered with *very* low quality (no AA) so I didn't have to wait the whole day for it to finish. :)

When the music was composed and equalized, and when the animation was finally finished, I put it all together with ActionScript3 programming in Flash CS4. I modified my personal music player a bit for some different looks. That's when I noticed the animation was not looping well and I had to do it all over again. You might notice her feet slide a bit at the beginning and end of the animation, but that can't be helped because she doesn't start and end at the same place. ^^

Figure is V4, music my me. Hope you like it and thanks for coming by!
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ken1171 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! At least I've learned not to overdo the guitar after this. ;p
QUEST-CHRONICLER Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Kudos and congrats: great work ya did with this animated piece! Nice touch with the music too!
ken1171 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! One thing I've learned from this was to avoid overdoing the guitar. ;p
VOLTAROX Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Very well done animation along with a good tune from a very talented artist.
Thanks ken.
You have an exellent style.
ken1171 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! \("o")/
alfanoalfano Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Mmm nice !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ken1171 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!! :w00t: I like to try different stuff. :)
KnutJohanakaWolfman Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
I love all of your art! It's amazing!
ken1171 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This was supposed to be a music-only post, but later I decided to add the animation. ;)
Neville6000 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
A world of wow.
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