Saturday, January 26, 2013

Jack-In Animation

After much learning of After Effects, this is the latest and best Jack-In animation I've produced. Along with some extra modifications in Photoshop before converting to GIF, here is the final result.

I think it looks nice and demonstrates usage of very important features like 3D camera, effect filters, and basic loop expressions. Knowing all this puts me ahead of the class and perhaps I can even make something on my own in off-time just because I can and I want to make the most of the trial.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Rockman X-Over Sprites

We finally got sprites from the game! By "we", I mean me, DjangoDX, GM, and Midnite. Remind me if I'm missing anyone. Especially, huge thanks to DjangoDX for actually having the game and getting stuff. Download all 90MB of sprites right now!

You can also view a few of the new arts in the TREZ Gallery (link on the right). Some of the battle sprites are very nice while others are silly-bad. We're still missing stages and possibly a few things here and there, but this is the meat of the game. Character sprites are in resource\textures\atlas and card images are in resource\images\capsule. Here are some of the more interesting graphics to come out of this.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

SF x MM v2 Ported to Mac

Well this was interesting and quick. Reddit user Belthesar has now made Street Fighter x MegaMan (v2) playable in Mac OSX. I know most of my readers aren't Mac users but impressive nonetheless. This way at least mostly everyone gets a chance to play it. You can find out more at the following link.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Learning After Effects

It is mandatory that I complete a Motion Graphics course at school. Sure, I was not too thrilled about it at first but the learning curve was surprisingly easy. I'm using Adobe After Effects CS6. Since the class goes up to March, expect a few more animated things here and there.

After a lengthy class, I took it upon myself to try and make my own animated jack-in animation, similar to the various portals/vortexes/light tunnels I had done before. I think I worked on it to the point where I could call it complete.

Certainly a good start and I already know what could be improved. After all, this has been a very fun learning experience.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Rockman EXE's Obscure Cameo

A couple of years back, Protodude reported that Rockman EXE made a cameo of sorts in this obscure Japanese manga game called Zettai Zetsumei Dangerous Jiisan DS - Dangerous Sensation. Today I decided to look into it and see if I could figure out where Rockman shows up.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

MegaMan 7 Playthrough

MegaMan 7 is my favorite classic series game and was the first game I put the most time in back when I discovered it about 10 years ago. The game is also fairly simple. You can watch my entire playthrough of the game from the beginning to the end from the videos below.

First is the first 4 bosses. Second is the next 4 bosses, third are the Wily stages, and the last video is the last Wily stage. Of course, this is also the first time I've beaten the game. It's truly quite an accomplishment and I feel great about it. All these years, I had only played it loosely and incomplete. This should be a run that shows everything the game has to offer. A solid game!