Good start, but not quite NG material
This is a lot better than your average first-time stick movie. But theres a few things you need to work on.
1. FPS: 10 is just too low. For sticks I recommend you start with 18. And once you get better and have more patience move on to 20+ (30 is if you want to be REALLY pro)
2. Stick Style. You have the stick anatomy working well. However try moving away from the line tool a bit. Theres nothing WRONG with the line tool, but once you get to higher FPS brush-sticks just look so much more fluid.
Apart from that there isn't really anything to complain about. Good start and keep em coming!
Please finish it!
This movie is great, I have no comkplaints at all except that you should probably finish stuff before submitting to newgrounds.
I love the way you mixed martial-arts style sticks in with weapons and some special effects (such as screen shaking and stuff) and it blended in so well!
Keep up the good work!
Jcamelo: Re-inventer of the word "Stick"
First of all: Let me say this. You are a god in the way of Stick Animating. I have never seen a stick movie better than this (Although some of your other works come close).
Graphics: Absolutely outstanding. The special effects used looked extremely smooth and the Black/White theme was executed perfectly. I particularly loved the midair beatdown.
Style: No problems here. The whole mixture of stick fighting and DBZ-style blasts has been done to death, but this movie is so good it hardly classifies for the genre.
Sound: Great choice of Music. It fits in perfectly. None of the other sounds were anything special but they fitted in nicely.
Violence: Stick Violence is nearly always a 10 in my book :P
I've been trying to animate sticks for 3 months now with quite a bit of progress but after seeing this I realise I have a lot of work to do before I submit to newgrounds. This is a great movie.
One more thing, could you give me some hints on how to animate sticks well? Like what % to be zoomed in when drawing and how to make the actions smoother?
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