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National-Horse Featured By Owner Edited Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:55Run little buddy, run!
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Dinofuzz Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:11Eustenopteron looks so damn funny in this vid! :XD:
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Dinofuzz Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:57Yeah, there they are! :D
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Dinofuzz Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:48Yeah! Basal Saurischian! :D Guess, feathers will come?
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Minxy123 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student General Artist
@00:05AWWWWWW!
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kifiyomo31 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
@00:43*oh lizard* start running
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elenaaaaaaaa Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
@00:35aww the spider :( haha
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InvaderZimFreakGirl1 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@01:00t-rex: da fuq just happend?!
love it XD
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asianstateofmind Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
@00:12Love it! :)
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thetriforcebearer Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@00:32@00:24 Nice very subtle sounds
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glowworm56 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
@00:02Yeah, I've done things like that a few times--not realizing that the time had been marked.
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frillyfins Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student General Artist
@00:52Gotta love the big eyes XD
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DiscoCake Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
@00:46Those crunches :iconmegustaplz:
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Mist66 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@00:37Yep Lol
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cannon9009 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
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Frenchie99 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:39love it
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The Context


This was done for my 2D Animation class midterm last year. This was strictly speaking an After Effects assignment, and though most of it is just individual frames imported from PhotoShop, I did need a lot of After Effects skills to sew it together.

The Behind-the-Scenes


Frames were "hand drawn" in Photoshop CS5.5 using a Wacom Intuos3 tablet and brought into After Effects CS5.5, except for the carnosaur which was a puppet with pieces drawn in Photoshop and rigged in After Effects. Sounds are from freesound.org.

The original storyboards started at primordial soup and ended at a pair of cockatiels, but after I realized this was a MIDTERM project and not a TERM project I had to cut out acts 1 and 3. O.o Animation takes... a while....

I didn't really do much paleontology research for this but I used to be into dinosaurs like ten years ago and this is based on what I remember.

EDIT: original storyboards available here: [link]

The Ranting


There are mistakes all over the place and I didn't have time to properly synch the sound or add touches like eye blinks during the walk cycles, but I do like the way it looks overall. I also would've liked the running up the tree bit to be a new cycle, but there wasn't time to do it.

The Rejoicing


I was so glad when this was done! And there are bits of it I really, really like, like the running dino animation (after our hero gets startled by the carnosaur).

EDIT: Holy cow a DD?!
Wow, thank you so much ^kingmancheng! I'm delighted by everyone's enjoyment of this little short. :3
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Fish to Dino Animation Practice by ~alamedyang is a fun little piece, smoothly animated and brings evolution to life! ( Featured by kingmancheng )
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Lovegirlcassie Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
its cute
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National-Horse Featured By Owner Edited Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:55Run little buddy, run!
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Gummasaurus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is neat! Somebody just tried to "save" me today... T_T
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bittersweet-ink Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
awesome!
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Dinofuzz Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:11Eustenopteron looks so damn funny in this vid! :XD:
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:icondinofuzz:
Dinofuzz Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:57Yeah, there they are! :D
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:icondinofuzz:
Dinofuzz Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:48Yeah! Basal Saurischian! :D Guess, feathers will come?
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4rt-Pupil Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Thats awesome and entertaining to watch. Thumbs UP :)
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RainbowPandaPenguin Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesomeness of the awesome! *thumbs up*

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Chimera-Fox Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, this was really cute! Being a 2D animation Major myself, I know exactly what you mean by time... But the payoff in the end is totally worth!
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