..Don’t let your car leak fluids..!Â (not pee!)
A two color t-shirt design commission done for the local Environmental Council..Â still in progress. Adding a few cars pointing and laughing at this poor fella.
(Xara Extreme and Flash MX / Sketchbook Pro) Big thanks to Todd Dolche for the heads up on the very cool Xara!
When Mr David Walker did the movie reviews for our local weekly paper, I could always count on his opinion.Â If D.W. thought the movie was terrible, you could guarantee he was 100% right.
The other namby pamby “critics” would churn out endless ass kissing-ly soft reviews that would be sure to guide all of the weak willed suburban masses to the likes of “Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium”, while Mr Walker would swiftly pan the worst of them in a single SENTENCE.
Yep.. I’ve gotten back into my time machine and cranked the dial back to 1994, when the greatest thing for animation was..
The Amiga computer! (Donning my nerd glasses / pocket protector etc..)
All the old short films I did for Sesame Street were done on the Amiga, in DeluxePaint 5 / Brilliance. At the time, it was the only machine out there that could handle playing back hundreds of frames of animation at 720×540 resolution in real time. What a fantastic machine. I’ve got an Amiga 1200 that I’m re-building currently, and I still plan to go back and try to retrieve some of the old animations I did on a dusty old Amiga hard drive when I get the gosh darn thing back together. ( Thank you AMIGAKIT! )
This little .gif animation was done in “Brilliance” ( A DeluxePaint clone with a bunch of extra features ) and imported into TVPaint, (which still reads the Amiga .iff file format) Ahh.. select a brush, or animated brush, create 30 frames, and hold down the “Alt” key..
The program records the artwork moving across the screen in real time, stamping down an image on every frame in succession, resulting in these little looped animations. I’ve got a little technique I invented for visualizing looped sequences of motion using the Amiga. It’s something I haven’t been able to duplicate on any other machine.
I’ll put up a little video example of that in my next post..
In the meantime, if you’ve got the time on your hands, and access to the right discs / software, you can fully emulate a classic Amiga computer on your pc, as I did when I created the above animation, using UAE, or “Usable Amiga Emulator“. -At this stage, I was really surprised to see that the UAE program is far more than “usable”, it will fully emulate the fastest classic Amiga you could get! The 68060 mhz accelerated Amiga..!
Super W00T!! It’s almost.. just almost.. like using a real Amiga.