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:icondracophobos:
DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
@00:42wow love the gradual change~~~
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:iconnational-horse:
National-Horse Featured By Owner Edited Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:55Run little buddy, run!
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:icontraheripteryx:
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:11Eustenopteron looks so damn funny in this vid! :XD:
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:icontraheripteryx:
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:57Yeah, there they are! :D
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:icontraheripteryx:
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:48Yeah! Basal Saurischian! :D Guess, feathers will come?
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:iconminxy123:
Minxy123 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student General Artist
@00:05AWWWWWW!
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:iconelenaaaaaaaa:
elenaaaaaaaa Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
@00:35aww the spider :( haha
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:iconinvaderzimfreakgirl1:
InvaderZimFreakGirl1 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@01:00t-rex: da fuq just happend?!
love it XD
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:iconasianstateofmind:
asianstateofmind Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
@00:12Love it! :)
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:iconthetriforcebearer:
thetriforcebearer Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
@00:32@00:24 Nice very subtle sounds
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:iconglowworm56:
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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:iconfrillyfins:
frillyfins Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student General Artist
@00:52Gotta love the big eyes XD
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:icondiscocake:
DiscoCake Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
@00:46Those crunches :iconmegustaplz:
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:iconmist66:
Mist66 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@00:37Yep Lol
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:iconcannon9009:
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 )
:iconyotofu:
Yotofu Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  New member Hobbyist
This is brilliant!:love:
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:icondracophobos:
DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
@00:42wow love the gradual change~~~
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:iconlovegirlcassie:
Lovegirlcassie Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
its cute
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:iconnational-horse:
National-Horse Featured By Owner Edited Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:55Run little buddy, run!
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:icongummasaurus:
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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:icontraheripteryx:
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:11Eustenopteron looks so damn funny in this vid! :XD:
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:icontraheripteryx:
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:57Yeah, there they are! :D
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:icontraheripteryx:
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:48Yeah! Basal Saurischian! :D Guess, feathers will come?
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:icon4rt-pupil:
4rt-Pupil Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thats awesome and entertaining to watch. Thumbs UP :)
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:iconrainbowpandapenguin:
RainbowPandaPenguin Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesomeness of the awesome! *thumbs up*

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:iconchimera-fox:
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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Serpent1221 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The end was.....CREEPY!!
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:iconlittlea1316:
LittleA1316 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is A-MAZ-ING!!
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:iconthelastofthemall:
thelastofthemall Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
this is epic!
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:icondreamer-of-magic:
Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013   General Artist
Wow! :D Super cool!
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:iconminxy123:
Minxy123 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student General Artist
@00:05AWWWWWW!
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:iconturtlechap:
Turtlechap Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconbarbrathesquid:
barbrathesquid Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
this is great!
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:iconkifiyomo31:
kifiyomo31 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Photographer
@00:43*oh lizard* start running
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:iconjemimae:
jemimae Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is pretty cool. One day I MIGHT have the patience and skill to make an animated short :D
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:iconkifiyomo31:
kifiyomo31 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Photographer
i have patience for art but not for animations
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:iconkartracer57:
kartracer57 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Clever.
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:iconelenaaaaaaaa:
elenaaaaaaaa Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
aww i could see the tiny lizard was running for its life ;( it was so cute
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:iconelenaaaaaaaa:
elenaaaaaaaa Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
@00:35aww the spider :( haha
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:iconreallyredstrawberry:
Reallyredstrawberry Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i like it! :giggle:
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:iconcolortrees:
ColorTrees Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Nice
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:iconlovenature100:
Lovenature100 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student General Artist
and that is the dinosaur evolution in a nutshell. Well done c:
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:iconmamagizzy:
MamaGizzy Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's so cute!! *♡*
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:iconjacij:
jacij Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013   General Artist
Too cool :D Love it!
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:iconttm77:
TTM77 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
love it. A little fun to add is emotion, like when it's food ran away it could get mad and ran faster after the food. :giggle:

Beautifully done buddy. :)
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:iconaloodonguy67:
Aloodonguy67 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Artist
This was awesome!!!!!
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:iconstarryskyknight:
StarrySkyKnight Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how smoothly animated this was. :D
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:iconkemonoapocalypse:
KemonoApocalypse Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
@00:44I just realized. The second lizard is to show how much he's gotten bigger. That's a nice touch!
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:iconkemonoapocalypse:
KemonoApocalypse Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hahaha i love when he realizes there's a bigger dino behind him, and he's kind of like. " OH SHI-- D8"

Really good transitions too. Great job. ^^
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:iconobsidianenderman:
ObsidianEnderman Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:55AH! i love his face lol
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:iconsofmer:
sofmer Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student General Artist
this is great!
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:iconkaleoscope:
Kaleoscope Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hahaha LOGIC.
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:iconkoreangal12:
koreangal12 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
evolution :D
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:iconkiarasart:
KIARAsART Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
I like the animation! But the problem with these transitions is that it tells the viewer that evolution takes place in one organism that can change its features. But in fact evolution takes place by natural selection. Single individuals can not do anything, or change anything about their chances to survive e.g. by "wanting" it. If they survive the conditions they can breed and so on.
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:iconalamedyang:
alamedyang Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
There's no good way to entertainingly depict natural selection without making huge concessions in terms of time scale, but you are absolutely correct that making a single organism undergo all these changes is misleading. This was more an exercise in animation technique than anything approaching education, but my story goal was to show that environmental stressors can promote reasonable, gradual changes in organisms over time, and to show that seemingly extreme statements such as "birds came from fish!" are really referring to a more complex, gradual process.

You've got me thinking of ways to do this with generations, though, rather than an individual... a tricky problem, indeed...
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Linda-Austra Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It must have a continuation. Just must! :D What happened next? :D (although we all know that answer)
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:iconinvaderzimfreakgirl1:
InvaderZimFreakGirl1 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@01:00t-rex: da fuq just happend?!
love it XD
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:iconforthouse:
FortHouse Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cute
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:icontgiba:
TGIBA Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work!! :D Very cute. :meow:
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:iconaliceinwonderland20:
AliceInWonderland20 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
@00:57The feathers are so cute!!!!
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:iconrindupelangi:
rindupelangi Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
haha.. like it very much!!!
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:iconshiina23:
shiina23 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
I love it! It's so cute.
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:iconcapnsarah:
CapnSarah Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it!!
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