Here's this week's Patreon animation. It was a bit of an eye opener for a few reasons.
1. I need to start animating with layers. I waste too much time doing high res PA if I use my normal methods. I need to find a better program, and it seems like all of them are lacking something -__-
2. Animating two characters takes too long. I should probably try to focus on single characters in various ways, like I did with Shantae and Midna (there were multiple characters, but the second
character required little animation)
3. I need to find a new PA program that will let me save as a GIF and choose a color for transparency. GM can't do either. Having transparency in Flash would help a lot, since I could add backgrounds over everything at once. Using image strips would be a nightmare.
4. Flash is still wonky as heck. If I import stuff as a Gif/movie, I can't see frames by going through the timeline. I can only see it in the Symbols, meaning I'd have to add sounds there, or count frames and do it blind, which would be annoying.
All that said, the above animation is a SWF, but there's no sound yet. I'll probably be adding those tomorrow, as well as learning more about controls and whatnot. So far all I did in action Script was change the fps.
Also, the winner of this week's Poll was Hilda, both in terms of the site's poll, and Patreon votes,
Looking to get the Tutorial from the stretch goal done by the 19th.
And last but not least, I plan on showing some Noaika screenshots soon, since I haven't shown anything in a while and everyone literally thinks I'm not even working on it anymore -__-
Anyhow, time to go find the raw files of the sounds I made fore Noaika, so they won't have such excessive reverb. I need to do this for Noaika and get off my ass and make it so reverb is realtime anyway...
Oh, and I'll upload a gif version too, once I figure out how to make Flash export one properly.
AH, I forgot!
I keep forgetting that character voting starts on the same day as the animation -___-
So feel free to start making suggestions.