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Short, messy roaring Smilodon animation I made today as I procrastinated working on my final projects :B


I do believe the roar came from SoundDogs.com

Toom Boom Harmony 10.0 Stage

About 2-3.5 hours or so.


Typical DA film messed up the audio sync. Watch on youtube instead www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZty4B…


Edit: how on earth did this get so popular??? It's not even my best animation WTF. It's one second of smoothness and 2 seconds of choppy key poses. It's not even fully drawn in all the frames... WHY???
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lookingglass99 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
woah.
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ChessWolf Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i believe the roar is from an animal in zoo tycoon. Im not sure of the animal but its VERY familar c:
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Filmographer
I got it off of a sound effects website, and it was labeled as a "Jaguar roar".
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ChessWolf Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ah. i see. still reminds me a lot from it. maybe they used an actual jaguar roar in the game. who knows c:
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Filmographer
There were jaguars in the game, so maybe that's where?
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ChessWolf Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
well they use it for lions and the rest of the big cats in the game c: im not saying they stole it or you did, just reminds me of it cx
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Nakumah Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Well, duh, it got popular. No one really animates pantherines all that well, not even their roars. Imagine a similodon, or the saber tooth tiger (now considered lion since dna matches more lions than tigers). Very few people animate any feline very well, even fewer understand their minute movements as they react and adapt to changes in their environment while consecutively preparing for their next action.


When you animate this, whether its a feline saber or not (there were many saber species in prehistoric times) it's movements are natural. Not glitch, or full of fake twitches that you'd normally never see in the wild. Down to the bow of the head after the roar is completed, most roaring predators do that, as a natural action to catch breath.


So, in short. The animation is sketchy and unfinished, but excellent in in natural movements, speed and flow. I congratulate you :).


PS: Not a good animator, but I'm a very strict critic... If I say I like something I mean it. And when it come to animals, my criticism can go on turbo mode.

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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much for your detailed feedback! I really appreciate it :)

It is a felid sabertooth, not a Nimravid, Barbourofelid, or Thylacosmilus. I'm not sure how I would realistically animate most of those three, since there's less of a direct tie to modern examples that I could reference behavior from :I

I can get really picky about animals, too, so please don't take what I'm about to say personally. Sabertoothed cats were actually members of the Machairodontinae family, not pantherine cats at all. Smilodon itself is not considered a tiger or a lion, since it was not closely related to either of them. See these phylogenetic trees mapping the evolutionary relationship between branches of Felidae link link link
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Nakumah Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8mnEz… sorry... was writing from a college computer. You click onething and it can sometimes do another... Here's the vid if you want to see my amature work XD.
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Nakumah Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Join it if your interested. :)
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Nakumah Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Not at all. :nod: I enjoy learning new things. In fact one of my college resarch projects were on the Felidae. Of course, due to short of time and the course only being a bachelors degree course. I was only allowed to scratch the surface. If I had found links like these, it would have been so much more helpful. *emails them to herself to read up later*

The presentation information was oral, i do that to make sure pay attention *bua ha ha ha*, so those those who didn't would probably miss-out on something important that would most likely be on our zoology class' final exam... sure enough... there was, from everyone's powerpoints.

I don't know if you have facebook, which is where I uploaded the ppt; so I'll link you the silent vid from youtube instead. With out the oral information, its quite boring. Especially if it's spanish...

But the days and hours of research it took me to make it made the learning experience worth while. The video's ending includes all the links and bibliographic references I used to make it. Fair warning... since we were pressed for time, it is an amature's presentation. Nothing like the book i'm trying to write and develope for fun. When such book is completed, I'll likely include a copy here are deviantart. I'm currently overdo for one of my internal anatomy studies of the domestic cat specifically as an uploaded document for dA comunity to learn from and enjoy. That, also will be uploaded in spanish first then in english. But the "Universal Felidae" project one will be uploaded in english first then spanish when its completed and fully reviewed to satisfaction. If theirs no problem with that one... Then I'll persue a officially published version of it with as little to no errors as possible. And yes... I know I have a long way ahead of me. :)

It was originally for my youngest cousin to enjoy. She loves cats and is constantly asking me about them. She's about a decade younger than me. Her older sister likes dogs, so later I will have to do a similar painstaking and time consuming reaserch on them too. :)

The books are just for fun, but they'll be great for learning for anyone who reads them.

I have fun talking about this. Mind if I follow you? (watch I mean.)

Also, I'm part of this group called :iconanimal-anatomy:

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Scyoni Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like you could push this. Move the head further forward to add some force to the action - have the animal lean into the sound. And don't forget some settling afterwards. :) 

Pretty good though. 
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CaptFox Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Nicely done!
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demonlord261 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
literally just uploaded my character ref sheet (smilodon) then I see this on the front page lol 

Nice animation!
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
Funny coincidence XD

Thanks! :)
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RaquelSchwarz Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Looks amazing. *--*
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you! :D
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Panimated Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
oo, I like this! The little looking around-movement before the actual roar makes it look more alive. I also like how the mouth widens, I'm having trouble making that look natural in my drawings xD
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much, Pan! :D

I've found that animals open their mouths a little at the beginning of a roar (the part that sounds more growl-y), and really "pop" open widest when the sound 'peaks' at the loudest point, if that helps any :)
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Panimated Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
oohh, I haven't thought about it but that's a nice observation! Thanks!
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Anellyz Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Nice. Nice. Nice. You do like creatures roaring, ey? :>
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
Gracias! Yes. Yes I do. There's just... something about it... something about the display of badassery (dem teeth!) combined with the powerful, booming sound that just proclaims "mess with me and I will f*** you up so bad, come at me if you dare" sort of thing. It's so primal, I love it
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqDKqx…

I'll come clean: I love cats for their ferocity ^^; and I have a hoarding problem when it comes to photos of snarling animals ;_; I just really really love the attitude and energy in snarl photos
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comixqueen Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Watched that vid you linked to. Holy shit, that is one terrifying noise!! 0_0

Particularly gorgeous animal, though.
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
IKR??? I just scared myself all over again by re-watching it.
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Anellyz Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Yeah, animals displaying their power make for some fascinating spectacles. 

Primal? You can say that again, in a zoo once there was this male lion, and he started roaring, not an aggressive roar, more like a "i'm hungry and bored" roar, but damn, despite the 10 inch glass and waist high metal bar that separated the lion from the visitors, the people watching had subconsciously placed themselves in a semi-circle, giving the lion a neat wide bearth. Prey instinct i guess. O_o

Big cat snarls are awesome, i'm always amazed to see how much their features change, as they flatten their ears and curl up their lips the whole shape of their head changes! :nod:
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
Auugh, forgive my late answer :dead:

That's awesome! I don't blame those visitors at all. I'd do the exact same thing.

IKR! Transforming kitty faces.
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Anellyz Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Haha, no problem, i guess you are swamped with finals and stuff? (i should be studying until my elbows are raw and flayed but damn i procrastinate like a pro -_-)
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
Finals, ugh :iconimetexcaliburplz: they're almost over, but they're still killer :dead:
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Manar-Darkwing Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Nice. And go figure. I'm on a current overall Saber-Toothed Cat kick. XD
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks!

I am, too, it seems. Been drawing them everywhere.
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Manar-Darkwing Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
No problem.


I need to try it with mine. I have a few from a story my freind ~DiamondKingServal and I are working on.
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LimitlessEndeavours Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG I love this roaring saber kitty!! :lovely: 
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you! :D
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