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This is one of my favorite scenes in our proof of concept test animation. The compositing of After Effects, 2d Animation and other digital effects blended just right with the shadows and colors to produce an ideal render style for The ARMSmasters Project and I couldn't be happier.

Please visit [link] if you would like to no more. We are attempting to raise money to finish our pilot film and need all the backing we can get.

EDIT: The entire teaser is now up at; [link]
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Kensoudojo Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow that was epic!
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kiske-otoko Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
nice ^^
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iamSketchH Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Oh my goodness! The 2D animation quality is beautiful!!! I mean absolutely well done! Thanks so much for sharing. This made my day.
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mikewinn Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Awesome! Thank you for that. That made -my- day! :) Very encouraging of you to say that.
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BrianLadouceur Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
This is great work. I love the distortion of the muscles as he lifts his arms overhead and that you allowed those pieces to exaggerate.
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mikewinn Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Thanks! We are trying to straddle the line with more limited 'anime' style animation and more full on distortion and squash and stretch when appropriate. For our 'heavy-weight' characters, showing the movement of the body mass is important to help distinguish them. :) Thanks a lot! :)
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ogrebear Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Big Guy has got those Hulk Smash moves down...
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mikewinn Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Haha, yeah, although Tyr is more our Thor + Iron Man analog (Steel from DC Comics is a good comparision as well. :))
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VNvietzric3 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Truly love to support 2d animation.
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mikewinn Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Thank you :)
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VNvietzric3 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
awesome armstrong team .:)
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Mr-Joseph-No-One Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
I feel a lot less manly now.
But srsly, a wonderfull job, even more knowing how much effort you put in this.
I'll be looking up for the complete version. Cheers
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mikewinn Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Hahah, well you know, being able to use myself as a reference I had to literally tone it down less I overwhelm viewers with my outrageous physique, lol.

But more seriously - thank you :) It is quite abit of work but it's worth it and great fun. I'll be keeping folk posted. I only ask that if folk like it they spread the kickstarter link around. We need all the help we can get. :)
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Mr-Joseph-No-One Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Ask no more, my good man. I'll share it in every social network known to man! Seriously!
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mikewinn Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
That is awesome. Thank you sir! :D
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EmotionCreator Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
This is VERY rare sight to see - massive muscles in animated motion with so many details here and there.... oohh, my head spins already from trying to follow each detail at the same time, each being connected with other muscles and giving a massive swing with the large hamme @.=.@;;;; (Makes me also wonder if there will ever come a day when I'll be capable on doing such quality animations such as this, frame-by-frame style~)

Supreme job, good sir - supreme job~ :iconmanlytearsplz:
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mikewinn Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Thank you! That was one of the things I wanted to do with a few of the ARMS characters and that was to maintain a slightly more detailed approach to handling their more athletic physiques and aim for a slightly higher level of exaggerated reality then super simplifying the larger 'heavy' characters. It's a challenge but I think it works and ends up with fun movements :)
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Saetje Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Submitted this to a few more groups here on DA to help spread the word about you and your teams awesome work, outside of your own DeviantArt! As always, amazing job!
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mikewinn Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Thanks! I'm unfortunately still in the dark on all the outlets on Deviant Art so I tend to try and rely on the fortune of it being seen by folk checking out recent submissions - so I appreciate all the added exposure. It's helping, believe me! :)
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originalnameless Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, great job Sir! :icongreatjobplz:
Can't wait for the project achieve fruition! :dummy:
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mikewinn Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Thank you! Neither can we. I'm hoping to raise more awareness here by posting these process animations so expect more soon!
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originalnameless Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I'll be on a lookout then Sir! :iconiseewhatyoudidthere:

Best of luck! ;)
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Serisegala Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is amazing! What software did you used for drawing Tyr/ the 2d animation? I'm guessing you import it all into after effects.
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mikewinn Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Hand drawn with hand drawn clean up and then imported into photoshop and after effects for coloring. :) We may do some full digital shots when getting the final pilot under way but these were basically traditional methods with digital enhancements for the coloring.
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Serisegala Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ah, i see. so basically you draw by hand with the traditional flip book technique (presumably) and later scan and traced in photoshop. Then import into After effects in alphabetized order and insert background images and music.

Or is it some other technique? I'm doing my final arts project, and i have to an animated opening sequence to a game i'm trying to promote. I used to use flash, but the import video file is all pixelated and not smooth.
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mikewinn Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
The traditional hand drawn method ala Disney, TV animation, etc. :)

Basically hand drawn roughs or rough-animation - followed by a process known as tie-down and clean up where clean drawings are made on a new sheet of paper and we also animate the shadows as well. The clean lines are then scanned into photoshop and colored using paint-bucket fill methods and then imported into After Effects in alphabetized order for final compositing of the animation, background, and additional digital effects.

Now there are variations on this method. Some people like to work all digital, for example, in programs like Flash and Photoshop but many do not. Studio Mir, which did the animation for Legend of Korra, animated by paper. So it's really about whatever method you are comfortable with as an artist.

Your final video comes out pixelated? Have you tried exporting the individual frames from your Flash animation as separate images and then bringing those into Photoshop or After Effects for a final render? Otherwise you might want to just play with your render settings in Flash. I've seen high res Flash projects so it's certainly possible. i'll see what I can find out for you.
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Serisegala Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, very insightful.

My video came out pixelated probably because i didn't drew them directly in Flash. I imported them in and just placed them in flash as imagees.

I haven't tried exporting it as separated images yet because at the time, i didn't have after effects yet.
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mikewinn Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Right if you've already got the images drawn you might as well import them into after effects or photoshop and do a render from there. Especially being able to adjust the timing in After Effects. I think you got it :D

You've a very interesting and unique drawing style and sense of color. I'd be interested in seeing how your project turns out if you're willing to share. I wonder how Tyr or Kongou would look drawn by you actually. :D I'm sure your final look will be epic.
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Serisegala Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, why thank you. :3 I will most likely post all of my work for my final here.

I made this one last year, using flash.
[link]
I got after effect earlier this year.

And i would love to draw Tyr, kongou and everybody else. :3 Gives me a great chance to practice drawing humans.
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mikewinn Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Fantastic! This is extremely professional, well done and fun to look at and watch. I've no doubt your current effort will be superb and can't wait to see it. I'm sure you're already falling in love with the amount of things After Effects can accomplish and it will help polish your pieces up that much more. Good work!

And absolutely - it'd be a treat to get something done. When I'm in a better position to get commissioned work done and when you are available to do so I'll be in touch!
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kenai-wolf Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Waw ! those awesome muscles working ! :wow: :star::sun::orange::lemon:
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mikewinn Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Haha, thanks. :)
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Keilink Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW ! truly an amazing work ! O o

The way the body moves is fine really, there is just the axis of the hammer when he smash down which is to much to the right imo :p

Didn't expect to see one of them move, I though that ARMSmasters was a comics project.

Nice job !
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mikewinn Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Thanks for the comment and noting that. :)

And ARMSmasters is a 2d action-animation effort. :) We've always been developing it from that angle. I'm glad you had a chance to see this. Thank you! :)
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