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Duelling by Inkthinker Duelling by Inkthinker
It's not, I s'pose, what one should call finished, but at any rate I believe I am finished with it. Been doing a lot more work lately, keeping me kinda busy, and to tell you honest I'm kinda tired of fight scenes for now, at least at home. I'm getting to do more of this sort of thing in the course of every-day work, though, which is a good thing.

So I took all the bits remaining and stitched 'em together and added some dinglies and whanots that are available in the latest build of Easytoon that I've located, version 1.9.5

Some guys out there hacked the older version and cleaned it up a little, added proper text and a few more goodies (like a text tool) and set it loose. It's still just a glorified flipbook animation program, but now it's a glorified flipbook program with bolder icons. It's still free, and you can still find it with a little effort in Google.

So g'wan and search around for it. Even the 1.9.1 build (which is a little easier to find) is nicer than the version I've been using for the past couple years.

Soooo... yeah. Less fightin' action for me. Still plenty of stuff to animate, though.
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zakashi684 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist
Dude I love your fighting animations so much. they're so fluid and action-filled and the style is so cool
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Nocturnal-Link Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW.
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VDanger Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Easytoon??!?!?!?
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes? There's plenty more impressive examples than this out there. It's basically a glorified flipbook-maker, which is useful in that it forces you to rely on the most basic animation skills. Very few tricks you can do with Easytoon, it's pretty much just frame-by-frame all the way.
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grubbs11 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Dude I wanna be your apprentice. Teach me the ways
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Watch a lot, practice a lot. Rinse and repeat on a daily basis for the rest of your career.

Pretty simple, really.
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falconinja Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
what program?
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's Easytoon. Sometimes called EZToon.

It's in the text at the end, in the Comments, and on the thumbnail. Last I checked, it's shareware so it doesn't take much effort to find.
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falconinja Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ooh, I have that, and vcall it EZToon too ^U^
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Braise Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist
I'm taking an animation class and I'll have to give you an retrospective pat on the back because I still love this, 5 years later.
I'm studying the crap out of it, so just dropping by to thank you for allowing us to download it.
You're awesome, you know that?
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!

I'm of the mind that it's a bit fast, it could use some additional easing around the actions to help the pace, but overall it's still a fun piece. I'm glad to hear it's helping your studies!
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nana369 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
AMAZING
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urulok Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Super fast combat!!! good job :D
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MoonlightRenegade Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
Nice job!
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PsickoSK Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
incredible art, and without using mask xD
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crossal Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
howd u do it?
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Fragmented-Mask Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
Love the full length title. Isn't it odd how areas in books and movies are quite often well-lit when they need to be? =P
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
My favorite is anyplace that's underground, like your classic trope dungeon. It gets even wackier if there's torches and such along the walls... like, who lights those? Who replaces them? Why isn't there more smoke and scorching?

It;s easy enough to avert with luminescent fungi or other pseudo-magical handwaves, but when there's nothing to indicate the light source it makes my eyes roll so hard that they turn inside out and frighten small children.

:D
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Fragmented-Mask Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
Not to mention if there were torches spaced throughout an abandoned cave, wouldn't it be so full of smoke and such that anybody who entered would die nearly within minutes?

And I guess you could go for the "They're magical torches that don't smoke or extinguish and stop asking questions or bad things will happen to you" response.

-notices on/off switch on bottom of random cave torch- Ohhh..... derp.
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timetoperish Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009   Filmographer
great movements, effects and easing
perfect
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the-darkest-white Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
It makes me feel . . . small . . . *sniffles* I wana animate like that!!!

Do you use a tablet?
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, I went full digital about three years ago. But I've been animating for about 9 years, and before I went to tablets it was just pencils and paper and lightboxes. That methodology still influences my work, and probably always will.
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zaku1986 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic work! Fav!
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GALOBster Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
the hat always falls back on his head...
I loves it epicness
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emtrevni Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
love the detail with the hat coming down there :cheers:
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emtrevni Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
:beer:
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mannEd Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
love it! faved!
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Eldahast Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
Another divine piece. Love the air flipping hat.
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Kinky-Typo Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
Very fluid. :)
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roronora Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
If this is on 25fps, does that mean you set it at "1" on EasyToon?

Sorry, EasyToon confuses me when it comes to frame rates.
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
"8".

gif animations run in increments of 100. 25 fps would come out to a setting of "4", but I usually set things to "8" so that I've got my frames running in twos, except for the occasional frame I keep at ones (4) or stretch to three (12).
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roronora Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
Oh I see, so when it's set at "8" it runs at 12 fps?
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
12.5, but yeah... the equivalent of 25fps in twos. 24fps is film, 30fps is NTSC, and 25fps is PAL, so it's the closest you're likely to get when dealing with something which defers to increments of 100 by design.
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roronora Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
Thanks for the info.

Oh and if you have the time (since you're a proffessional animator), could you critique my "Fatality" animation plz? People say it looks good, but it's still not quite "there" yet if you know what I mean...
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dlLshadow Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Professional Photographer
wow.. very cool
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ricardoredway Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
very cool.makes me want to learn how to use animating programs instead of roughing it with corel 11
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violetbeefstick Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
that. . .was. . . amazing!! *envyenvyenvy*
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xmybrokenfacade Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008   Writer
THAT WAS COOL! *envy*
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Cypher7523 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
Just incredible! I love these style of animations! Action and flow was great!
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Nylaba Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
Wow.The movement is awesome. The camera angles are very cool too.
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Sebbythefreak Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional Filmographer
oooh new easytoon? awesome, I'll check it out.

Also, inspiring work, again. Keep it up
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fun4now Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
tottaly fave!
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Braise Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Hobbyist
Flippin' amazing. Just don't understand how the guy (the one without a hat) got impaled by his own spear. The animation is awesome, the angles are terrific and very well done. Awesome man, good job.
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
If you mean the last fellow, he got shafted through the brainpan by the duelist's rapier. It's meant to be as fast as it can be and still be legible, but I sometimes think I tipped over the side on that end.
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Braise Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Hobbyist
Well, your art really is dynamic. You really put lots of detail into your animation, and thanks to my OCD, I can't help but watch the same clip over and over, trying to pick up as much as possible. I've been lavishing this for the past half our. Thanks!
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Braise Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Hobbyist
Whoa, where was I when I watched that. Sorry for my confusion, he does (and clearly) get impaled by his foes sword.
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Kwekachu Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
loved how the scene rotates :)
it's too fast for me though. i mean i appreciated it more when i see the other guys getting hacked in the slow-mo downloading stage. rather than ... eh? they're dead??? how? - finished download state.

i didn't make sense there did i? but fav worthy nonetheless :)
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
No, I know what you mean... on some browsers, as the frames load, the effect is sort of like watching it at half-speed. It can be a fun way to check out the individual drawings before the persistence of motion illusion kicks in.

Striking with blinding speed was part of the initial germ, but I know what you mean... it's no good if the action is too hard to follow. I'll keep at it until I reach a good medium, though.

:D
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Kwekachu Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007
that's real modest of you. :)

ok~ keep the pens rolling then :XD:
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LeBronJames Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
awesome
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