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Keep-On-Cantering Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:07Woah, This is awesome!
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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 =_=
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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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angry-horse-for-life Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is too awesome!
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StarTailArtyKitty Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Professional Artist
amazing work!i love this animation so much!
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:iconnekonotaishou:
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much!
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StarTailArtyKitty Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional Artist
np!
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beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Professional Artist
That turned out awesome! Beautiful animations!
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:iconnekonotaishou:
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much! :D
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AliceandAmy Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're like my hero right now. I'm just getting into animations and I want to do just what you've done
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Wow, thank you very much!
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EquineLullaby Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thi is amazing! the whole thing is so dynamic and beautiful. and thetransitions are beautifully done!
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much!
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EquineLullaby Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course!
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SmileyRusy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!
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:iconnekonotaishou:
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much!
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:iconkeep-on-cantering:
Keep-On-Cantering Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:07Woah, This is awesome!
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tweakfox Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That was awesome!
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:iconnekonotaishou:
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much! :)
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Super-kibbles Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the animation is so smooth and beautiful, awesome :)
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UltimateScarFan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Student Writer
I love it, so beautiful.
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moalisa Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wow really cool, i  wish i was a good artist you are Great
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:iconnekonotaishou:
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Professional Filmographer
It just takes time and lots of practice.
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Nanzywolf Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow i've been seing you working on this for a while now and it looks soo awesome o w o
by the way ιππος is still used in modern greek and it sounds like you're saying horse horse
which i dont know of it gives the idea of the evolution you're showing in this great animation
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much!

Well dang, that's what I get for trying to be cool with a language I don't speak XuX What is the difference in usage between either word? Is there an archaic word for "horse" in Greek? I would love to know!
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Nanzywolf Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no worries ; 3 ;
well ippos is more commonly used to for vehicle engines which i aheppen to not know its naming in english but still mean the same as alogo 
it's like the name kunos (κυνος,κυων-κυνός)and σκυλος-skulos which stands for dog
it's the same thing tho the first one dates back from ancient greece ; v ;
not used as much as skulos but yeah :'D 
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Caterang8 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
That is amazing! 
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ShamusWorld Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really cool, I like it!
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bellequine Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, this is amazing!!
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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BUGHS-22 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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Holly mother nature of beauty!!!!! This is the most beautiful animation I have seen this year!!
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Filmographer
:icontearplz: Thank you so much!
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TOKISHTOYS Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
is it like the evaluation of the horse?
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Evolution, not evaluation.
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TOKISHTOYS Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah sorry about that O3O
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Falcolf Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I love the transitions :D really nice work on this! :D
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you :)
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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:
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so, so much! :love:
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Shadestream148 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student General Artist
cool
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Sydnohorse Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh wow, I never expected someone to animate the evolution of horses! What a pleasant surprise!!!
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DragonCat2000 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of the most amazing running cycles
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! :)

If you want to get technical, it's actually three run cycles ^^;
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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.
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional 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.
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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).
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Myhorseismylife Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah! thats so awsome *-* I love it!
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :)
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Myhorseismylife Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
youre welcome ^^
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LisaTheWhiteWolf Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely job - both of you!
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OneSoldier Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow that's awesome... o3o *speechless*
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JoshSmithArt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
I have to say my heart warms when i see quality animation. love it :) so much
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much! :D
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