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MJPierce Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@00:20Loved it!
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Thanks! I loves me some ninjas! :XD:
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
@00:41Thanks! ^_^
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Two words: ninja ghosts!

This is just a simple little animation, playing around with a couple of my favorite animation subjects: fights and acrobatics! Enjoy!
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LIGER-GUYVER-0 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
DUDE THAT WAS AWESOME!
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Thanks!  I had a lot of fun with it! ^___^
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hotpopcorn Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
coool :droool:
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Ha, ha!  Thank you! ^___^
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hotpopcorn Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
btw can you teach me your way of animation? it  looks so smooth 
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Thank you!  What did you want to know?  It might be a little tricky teaching someone over email, but I'll help in any way I can! ^____^

Like any art, I think observation is a good place to start!  I learned to animate by playing lots of 2D fighting games growing up, and watching lots of Disney cartoons.  The more you watch, the more you pick up on the physics behind movement, particularly in funny cartoons, since the movement is exaggerated and easy to see. :D
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KyleTracyn Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is seriously one of the most fantastic animations ever.... I freaking love ninjas... Wow!!!
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Wow, thank you! I'm really glad you liked it! ^___^ I love animating acrobatics and fighting, so this animation was really fun. :la:
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KyleTracyn Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I really hope to get into animation. I think that's what I'm going to go to school for.
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Awesome! It's a ton of fun, even if it is a lot of work. Although with new software, it's probably easier now than it's ever been! :D
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KyleTracyn Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
If you don't mind me asking, In your experience have you found it helpful having gone to college for your line of work?
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Overall, I'd say yes.  I had actually gone to college as an illustration major, but then switched to multimedia design and animation.  Realistically, tons and tons of practice in any area of art would advance you along pretty well, but for multimedia it was really helpful to learn all those programs I'd never touched before, especially Photoshop!  As far as specific techniques or styles, I didn't learn a whole lot that I hadn't already messed around with, but college did give me lots of new avenues to push what I already knew.  It was sort of like a playground to experiment with new software and integrate my art with new media.  Most of the real advances I've made with my art (such as improving physique, getting a better sense of weight and mass in animation, digital coloring, etc.) came from my own study and practice, not specifically from my classes.  Hope that helps! ^___^ 
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KyleTracyn Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. Ya that totally helps. Haha! Thanks so much for answering my questions and giving such in depth responses. Most people don't do that. Haha!

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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Ha, ha!  No problem.  If you need anything else, let me know! ^___^
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MJPierce Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! Very inspiring.
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Wow, thank you! I had a blast making it. ^___^
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MJPierce Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@00:20Loved it!
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Darjavine Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is so epicly fluid :D Great job!!!
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Thanks! It was a lot of fun to work on. ^___^
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Darjavine Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What program did you use to do this?
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Woop! Sorry for the delay--I drew the frames by hand, then scanned them in and used Photoshop to darken the lines and add the sepia tone. Then I compiled the frames in Macromedia Director and exported them as Quicktime clips to Premiere, where I added sound and did a final export. It's a really outdated technique, but it's worked so far. ;p
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Darjavine Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahaha, outdated? Yeah, it must be working, or else we would't have such an awesome piece of animation :D I once did an 18-second animation using a Sharpie pen, copier paper, and Windows Movie Maker, so I can definitely appreciate the amount of time you must've put into this.
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Whoa, I'm really behind with my comments! :O

Thank you!  Yeah, I'm sure there's all manner of new software that would make my technique much more streamlined, but I suppose as long as it looks good in the end, it doesn't really matter. ^___^ What was the Sharpie animation you did?  Sounds cool!
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Darjavine Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! The animation was of a stick figure making some kind of movements, and while it's doing that, it gets hit in the back of the head by a mysterious, fiery rock.  The rock explodes, making the stick figure stagger.  When the blast moves away, a full-fledged human guy is crouching down and then stands up.  I wish I could upload it, but it's on Windows Movie Maker and I don't know how to convert it to QuickTime or even a gif :shrug: so yeah. 
But if you have any idea on how to convert it, I'd be eternally grateful :D
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Wow, that sounds cool!  I'd like to see it--I wish I knew more about movie file formats and conversion.  All I know how to do is import a movie file to Premiere, then export it in a different format.  Do they have a menu in Movie Maker that lets you export in different file formats?  Although a Windows program might not support Quicktime, since that's Mac. :hmm: I suppose there might be free software online that lets you convert movie formats, but I wouldn't know where to start.  Sorry I'm no help! :XD:
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Total1000 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
AMAZING O.O MOREMOREMOREMOREMOREMOREMOREMOREMOREMOREMOREMOREEEEE!
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Ha, ha! Thank you! ^__^ I hope to do more eventually, when I have time. I thought about a ninja ghost vs. a ninja robot--that would be quite a fight! :D
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moptop4000 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
to all of my holy gods; THIS IS F@#$ING AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I WANT MORE NINJA GHOSTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love you and you are a person who sees beyond the cool into the SUPER COOL :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:hug::O:O:O:O:O:O:O:O:O:O:O:O:O:O:O:O:O
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Ha, ha--wow! That's gotta be the most enthusiastic comment I've ever gotten! :XD:

Thanks so much! I'm really glad you like it! I had a lot of fun with it. I'd like to do more, if I ever have enough free time again... :D For a while I was thinking of doing a ninja ghost vs. a ninja robot--who would win? Probably the ghost.
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moptop4000 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
oh hell yah!! ;D love to see THAT:D:D:D:D:D:D. I'll be keeping watch and wait for the next instalment. have fun :):):):):):):):):):)
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Awesome! Thanks again, man! ^__^
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Fiyin-Shadare Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
@00:24KEWL!
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Thanks! I loves me some ninjas! :XD:
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Sprybug Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Professional Filmographer
@00:24This is pretty nifty stuff. Stylized animation like this is not easy to do!
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
@00:24Thanks! I learned to animate from playing/watching video games as a kid, so exaggerated, cartoony stuff is what I do best. :D
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Sprybug Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Professional Filmographer
@00:24That's even more impressive then if you didn't have any formal training!
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Thank you! Well, I did play a LOT of video games! :XD:
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JDoodleFevar Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:24SweeeT Movements!! It's soo cool to watch.
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
@00:24Thank you! I had a lot of fun with it! ^_^
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JDoodleFevar Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:24You're welcome ^,^
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
^_^
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apelsinchoklad Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011   Digital Artist
@00:41Awesome! :dummy:
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
@00:41Thanks! ^_^
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groundhog22 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Professional Filmographer
@00:24This animation is made of win.
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
That was the chief ingredient, yes. :XD: Thank you! :D
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DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
@00:24this is fantastic, very nice detail and flow keep it up =)
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
@00:24Thank you! I had a lot of fun with it! :D
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Jemineye226 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@00:24wow...... i sure wish i could animate like that!!
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
@00:24Thank you! Just keep practicing--animation's a lot of work, but it's so worth it! ^_^
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reydelfenix Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Student
Fights and ninjas are some of my favorite things. This has both and in bad ass, well animated package.
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