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Re-submitting it, because while DA managed to fix its film bug and process some of the afflicted films, mine was not among those. They said the only way to fix it is to re-upload it =_=

Update! Re-submitting this because I recently discovered that
After Effect's standard framerate for importing TGA files is 30fps. No wonder the timing felt weird to me!
Anyway, I fixed that, and now present to you the actual final result of 15 weeks of work

Finished my horse short! :happycry:

That only took 15 long weeks X_x

It now has a title. It is the ancient Greek word for "horse" and the modern Greek word for "horse": Ἵππος άλογο
Horse evolution, get it?

Eohippus --> Merychippus --> Equus ferus przewalskii (Przewalski's Horse)

Eohippus Run cycle clean by nekonotaishouMerychippus Gallop cycle clean by nekonotaishouPrzewalski's Horse Gallop Cycle Clean by nekonotaishou

100% animated & composited using Toon Boom Harmony. The backgrounds were done in photoshop.

Many thanks to my sis for her help with the backgrounds!

Youtube link

art © 2014 nekonotaishou do not copy, trace, reference, alter, redistribute, or repost in part or in whole without permission.
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Shotechi Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah this is so great *_* I remember seeing the single runcycles, why didn't I see the final thing, too? shame on me! :D

I love how smooth the single animations are, working with 24fps is something I never tried, but I adore it when someone does it that well (:
The backgrounds work nicely with the horses, too! Very smooth and fitting.
Something I really adore though, I don't know why - is the bit when the Merychippus catches up speed and is faster than the "camera" in the end - it gives the whole thing something extra dynamic. (:
love it! everything fits well together.  :heart:
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thank you so, so much! :love:
Shadestream148 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Sydnohorse Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, I never expected someone to animate the evolution of horses! What a pleasant surprise!!!
DragonCat2000 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
One of the most amazing running cycles
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thank you! :)

If you want to get technical, it's actually three run cycles ^^;
salk32 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Oh, this is supposed to be about evolution? I thought it was, like, a horse running through its lifetime. Colt > Stallion > ...old horse.
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student Filmographer
Ah, no no, it's about evolution. Horses don't have extra toes at any stage of their lives, and to my knowledge they don't change color that drastically.
salk32 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
I didn't notice the toes, and I wasn't sure about the color (artistic license and all that).
Myhorseismylife Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah! thats so awsome *-* I love it!
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