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Is there a way to flip the canvas on macromedia flash 8?

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C3WhiteRose

· July 17th, 2018, 8:50 am
No, in all Flash versions.
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Help guys, I'm kinda having doubts about my short animation film. I should finish it but everytime I see the animation, all I see are mistakes, mistakes and mistakes. Everytime i try to fix them it just seems to get worse. I always tell myself that I need to do this and finish it cause I've come this far and I had been doing this for a lot of months already. I shouldn't give up now right?

But then I jokingly told myself that ,"maybe, maybe I should just make a new one". Like I said, I only jokingly said it to myself, but, I felt good. I felt good telling myself those. I felt that, making a new one is a good desicion, up until now. All my will to continue, is gone.

I mean it goes like this. Everytime I animate, I get this thing called "satisfaction". If I get those after seeing my animation, I will have a will to continue and I would be able to call it a day, a good day at least. But having zero satisfaction on the animation will give me different reactions, either I will try to fix it or just quit and restart.

Througout the whole process of making the animation film, I had a series of having satisfaction and not. But when it came to making and finishing the linework, I saw a lot of mistakes, too many that i did not just get no satisfaction, but rather, a negative satisfaction, a disappointment, or hate or other mixed feelings. The linework, or just the whole animation, is just, not good.

But hey, I can fix it right? I said to myself. Why not just redo the linework where I'm disappointed at? But as I cleared the linework frames, I saw a lot of mistakes on the layer below it too, the guide layer, on which I thought was very good back then. So why not redo it too? the same thing happened a lot to the point that, I asked myself, why not redo it all?

That's the thought I've been avoiding to think, but I kinda felt good thinking that it's a good desicion. But I said "NO", as i undo all the frames that had been cleared. I grabbed the pen to continue animating but, my hands, or rather, I, just, doesn't want to continue it. Every frame I draw, i continue losing will and motivation. Then again, the thought of making a new one and restarting crossed my mind. This time, I'm confused, I'm having doubts. Mixed feelings came into me. "This is the animation I've been working on for a lot of months" and "this is the animation that is SUPPOSED to be the representation of my skill".

"The representation of my skill", I said to myself , then I watched the animation again and I remembered only how BAD it is. Again, the thought of restarting is growing bigger and bigger.

You might think," if you want to restart so bad, then do it". Yeah but,

I worked hard for "this".

So yeah, I don't know what to do, I don't even know if I'll get any feedbacks from this one lol.

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gohankazuto

· July 8th, 2018, 5:10 am
Hey, I really feel you brotha, especially about that satisfaction part. Having a decent animation at the end of the day also really boosts my confidence and will to pursue animation even harder. But we can not deny the fact that errors, mistakes, and roadblocks occasionally drop by. I guess it will be better for us to take those things as challenges, as opportunities for us to learn more from those areas we think we are not good enough which in turn will ultimately make us better in the process. So I hope you take it easy man and excel on that project of yours. After the process, I'm sure you'll be so proud of yourself and feel like the king of the world! Either you redo or refine your animation, I hope that you'll be able to finish it while having so much fun. Cheers!
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JasonTheBoring

· July 8th, 2018, 5:47 am
Not liking how your work looks deep into the project is a common thing to feel in the process. I think if you keep looking at past mistakes and trying to fix them to makd it look good, you’ll end up giving up and not finishing it. I suggest just keep going, youve done a lot already. Maybe it doesn’t fully showcase how good you are, but it would show that you were able to follow a project you want and finish it. You should reflect on your mistakes after you finish, not while you’re doing it IMO. Once you’re finished, you can relax knowing that you’re finally done with it and you could try to improve your animation so those mistake should won’t happen again.
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Ernest

· July 8th, 2018, 7:55 am
I don't really know. Both of what you said made sense but, "only reflect on the animation when it's done"?, that's not really the best thing to do, right?. You both pointed out that we all make mistakes, but, if we know those, why not just fix it or just avoid those? I wanna make the best for my current self. Maybe that's why I look at my mistakes while working on the animation. This animation was just too late too fix , everything is already a mess. I wouldn't want to continue a BAD animation. I still don't know why I animate though, maybe it's for satisfaction, or for being proud of myself. What's the point of continuing something you don't really want to, and something you can just stop doing cause it's something where you can't get any satisfaction? It's like eating junk food, why do you eat those? It's unhealthy. Yup It's for the taste, or the satisfaction, for yourself. Maybe, continuing this is like eating an unhealthy junk food, but it taste like crap. There's no point really. (unless you're forced though, but that can't happen really lol). You're getting tired animating (eating unhealthy) and you're not getting any satisfaction (that food's bad). I want the best for me right now. No matter how hard I work on redoing it, I would want the best food without any bad tasting parts or mistakes. And If I know that there is, then I'll throw it out. If I already know that everything taste bad,then I'll get a new one. And how about the future, where maybe my animations have already improved? Well, if I just depend on getting a better food in the future and if I just let myself eat the bad tasting parts right now, then maybe, I won't even make it to the future or maybe I would get used to depending in the future that I won't really care about now. That's maybe why, I would want to be someone where my future won't be disappointed of. I don't really know lol, it's just a stupid analogy I made up. I will take my time thinking about this
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Berry

· July 8th, 2018, 9:49 am
The decision ultimately lies on you. Is your desire of finishing it more than your desire of perfecting it? Choose between the two.
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tried medibang, its unfinished though. not just the hair but there's still no shading. CnC is not that needed but will always be appreciated.

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progress..

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BeepBot

· June 17th, 2018, 8:01 am
looking good
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Exanneon

· June 17th, 2018, 10:22 am
the gate is still going up
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I also kinda need CnC on this one, except for its linework, i can fix that later on.

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Captain_Kacti

· June 16th, 2018, 11:21 am
jesus christ man thats really good, but thats about everything i could say cause im not good at giving cnc..
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CnC needed.

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tobanga

· June 15th, 2018, 9:32 am
he seems to become gradually larger as he comes closer, but people change size very slowly when they're that far away
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Septagon

· June 15th, 2018, 10:17 am
If this is final then you definiteley need some inbetweens. If it's not then yeah only what tobanga said. You did the subtle rotation on the arms really well tho.
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Ernest

· June 16th, 2018, 2:16 am
@tobanga I intentionally did it that way, he gets closer and bigger cause of the perspective (I think), But yeah, I might have made it too much though. But if what you meant was the guys proportions are changing as it gets bigger, Well that's hard to be fixed. @Septagon , I also intentionally tried making it a slow paced, not too smooth walk, but yeah I'll still try adding inbetweens.
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Septagon

· June 16th, 2018, 5:30 am
It's really just the last frame that is way bigger than it should be, try to make it a bit more streamlined. You kept the proportions pretty consistent. Slow paced walk is fine but not an excuse if it looks choppy as hell.
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Sakooga Animu Scene.

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tobanga

· June 12th, 2018, 11:07 am
try to space the frames more decisively and have the motion in mind beforehand, and not eyeball all of them them 6-12 frames apart from each other
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fight scene for the anim

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Exanneon

· June 11th, 2018, 12:52 pm
oooh you got better
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Ernest

· June 11th, 2018, 1:01 pm
Cause the gate is going up, so why shouldn't I? Anyways, thanks.
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Exanneon

· June 11th, 2018, 1:16 pm
the gate is still going up
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SuperToxyn

· June 12th, 2018, 11:00 am
Ayy, good stuff man
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Been a while since I last drew so I pretty much sucks now lol

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Ikarhan

· May 9th, 2018, 7:43 am
She's a little thicker than her ingame version, but in unusual places. Her arms, belly and cheeks seem a bit blown up.
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Ernest

· May 9th, 2018, 12:34 pm
Thanks for finding the mistakes, I'll do better on the next one.
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Ikarhan

· May 9th, 2018, 1:24 pm
Don't fall in the trap of the "forced perspective arm going forward for dramatic effect", I used to do it and it just never comes out correctly. Ever. Unless you're some kind of drawing guru, don't even think about it.
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Ernest

· May 10th, 2018, 8:26 am
Thanks for the tip, I tried to fix it by making the ends of the hands and arms smaller, not sure if it worked though.
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just half a minute left to finish.

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Exanneon

· May 5th, 2018, 6:50 am
GATE GOING UP
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