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Another scene from my Libertas flash game. If you look carefully the water moves slowly and reflects the sky.

Lost track of time when making this but it took much longer than my last landscape.

Hope you all like it! Comment! Critique! Fav! Watch!
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mrmodification Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Hey man i just wanted to say that i really love this picture. it looks pretty badass haha excellent job and that's exactly what kind of animation id like to get into, may i ask what program you used?
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lordkalem Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
paint. he used ms paint. 

... what. did you expect some big name product. its paint. deal with it.
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QueenOfSpade Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!! :iconwowplz:
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Greeneye-s Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it!
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Numbah-14 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Nice. Really smooth. Love the lighting and the grass below the tree.
I'm also a small animator, you don't suppose you could give me that AS you used in this?
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Greeneye-s Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol sorry forgot the link!! XD here it is [link]
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Numbah-14 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanx.
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Greeneye-s Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, glad you like it!

I don't have the .fla file on this computer but I did manage to find a tutorial with similar action script. The water effect in my scene is what would be reflected if no rippling was occurring (or what ever you wish rippling) and the AS action applied. Mess with the values of:

perlinOffset[0].x +=1;
perlinOffset[1].y +=0.1;

Decreasing the values will produce small ripples, I believe. Hope that helps!
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Numbah-14 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanx! :D
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MissDudette Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Incredible smoothness.
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ealdcrow Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011   Digital Artist
great animation on the water - great to watch!
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Brettdagirl Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you make such pretty water animation?
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Greeneye-s Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I did this with some actionscript (programming language that flash uses).
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Brettdagirl Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, cool!
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OrangeyFresh Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Its so peaceful and relaxing. How can you draw so good in flash? I'm currently making a flash game, which now seems quite small compared to something like this. And is that a castle I see in the distance?
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Greeneye-s Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! and yes it is a castle.
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hobocookie Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Student General Artist
peaceful
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NeoYas Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wonderful :)
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Satsumo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I like the subtlety of the animation, it moves exactly as much as it needs. Perfect. However (doing the critique thing now), I think the sky is wrong. Given that the sun is still up in the sky, there isn't enough light. If it's supposed to be the moon, then its the wrong colour. There should be more clouds visible in the sky generally. Also the sun (or the moon) shines through clouds. The tree's red leaves suggest its winter, yet the warmth of the picture does not.

Maybe this seems picky. I live in the Lake District. it looks almost exactly like this. Almost everybody walks over the fells and you see sunsets over lakes all the time. You get used to the character of the sky at different times of year. That said, the lakes are mostly frozen now, we might be able to go skating soon. Yay!
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Greeneye-s Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks you very much for the detailed criticism!

Looking back at it with your words in mind I have to agree with your point. The sun (it is meant to be a sun :) ) is too high for the amount of light its casting. It is still in the position I did in the initial sketch and at that point in the design I didn't have the colour scheme decided. The left of the sky lacks clouds because I just couldn't get it right, it looked cluttered; but when I put the final touches on the game I'll address that.

It isn't autumn but that doesn't mean the leaves can't be red, there are many trees which are red. But also this is fantasy so I am allowed artistic licence ;)

Thanks again for the advice I'll implement it best I can!
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Satsumo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for listening. You're right that are trees that have red leaves all year round (Acer's I think). The problem was more that I was looking for clues about what time of year and day it was. Artistic License FTW!

I think the lacks of clouds wouldn't be so noticable if the sky was brighter. It sort of looks a bit like it's heavily overcast and that's hiding most of the clouds and diming the light. Still wouldn't dim it that much unless the sky was full of smoke or something like that.

To explain the comment about the sun shining through the clouds. It shines onto the clouds when it's overhead, you only see it shining through if you look straight up. At sunset/sunrise it's near the horizon, so it backlights the clouds. In this picture it seems to be shining onto the clouds (though its difficult to be sure).
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Satsumo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Also to super picky, water dosen't move that way from a distance. It make lots of very small waves, it shimmers and glitters. The water in this seems to have really smooth waves, like its made of gloop.
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AlfredoAVA Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Student General Artist
Beautiful work man :) How did you get the ripple filter? Was it imported as a separate video file?
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Greeneye-s Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! The ripple is done by simply drawing a still reflection on the water, then the effect is created by adding a small bit of actionscript coding to it.
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AlfredoAVA Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Student General Artist
Ah, alright. I normally do my reflections with masking still ripple reflections. I'm assuming you used ActionScript 3?
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Greeneye-s Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, actionscript 3.
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CaKeS1 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
Amazing lighting effect you have going there. I love the colors on the rocks, very nice :3 (Faved)
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yashima Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow that's amazing, I didn't notice the water at first until I read your comment. :love: It's beautiful, the landscape and the reflection. Must be hard to animate the water movements?
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Greeneye-s Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I tried to make the water as subtle as possible. The reflection shimmering effect is not very hard to do, its just a few lines of code, but in other landscapes I've made for this game I can't use this method as they contain running water, I've had to draw it frame by frame. That takes a long time!! :D

Thanks for the kind words!!
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gtva Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
yes, water looks slow moving from a far away distance
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CandyRobot Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Student Filmographer
Wow this is gorgeous!

My only suggestion would be to add some light movement to the clouds, leaves, and grass as well. Otherwise, I think it looks great. Are the reflections on the water shape tweens?
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Greeneye-s Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you like it!

The reflection uses actionscript; the coding language of flash. But the basic idea of how it works is similar to shape tween.

I'm definitely going to try and animate the grass, clouds and leaves, as a few people have suggested it!

Thanks again for the kind words!!
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CandyRobot Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Student Filmographer
Oh man, I can't stand AS. Just when I was finally starting to understand 2, they introduced 3 and I HATE it with a passion so I avoid it :(
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ravital Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I think you need more movement. I had to look twice before I got the sea. I would add movement to the tree leafs and to the sky. it would the excellent work you did on the sea stand out more.
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Mindbender2810 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Looks great! If I were you, I would make the clouds move ever so slightly.
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Greeneye-s Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It does feel like it needs some more motion somewhere; I'll see what I can do. Thanks for the advice, and thanks for the Comment!
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Mindbender2810 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Anytime!
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leemoore Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010   Filmographer
WOW! Thats beautiful right there. I been staring at it for a minute.
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xscarcrowx Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
I do like it! I would love to see some subtle grass, cloud and tree movement.
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Greeneye-s Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I would love to add more animated parts to the game scenes especially grass being blown by the wind but making the game would take so much longer. Maybe when I'm adding the final details I'll try and fit in some extras! At the moment I'm trying to finish the main block of Landscape art.
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xscarcrowx Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
I look forward to viewing your game.
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CentralCityTower Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
o h the water. thats a amazing subtle touch to a pretty much still picture. thats awesome
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Greeneye-s Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it!
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impactdfx Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
Awesome
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scaramoushe Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That is stunning! I might have sat staring at it for quite some time...

It's beautiful :+fav:
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Greeneye-s Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe! I'm pleased you like it so much! Thanks for commenting!!
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Militant-Jester Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010   General Artist
Dude. This is so cool. Excellent work on the animation and drawing; the water movement is very subtle and I didn't notice it at first, but I like it better that way.

Seriously, I can't think of any way to improve it.
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Greeneye-s Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you like it! I lost inspiration a few times when trying to finish the foreground and the composition of colours, but I'm pleased that I did manage to finish it!
Thanks for the kind word!!
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Militant-Jester Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010   General Artist
Well I'm glad you finished it. :D
You're welcome!
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m-sharlotte Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It looks amazing! though, I didn't notice that it was moving until I read your comment; probably it is just me.
Did you draw everything on Flash???
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