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July 24, 2005
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I dont think many people try this approach to abstract, that is, animating it, but I've been working on this style for awhile and this is my best one yet IMO, my last was 15 seconds, this is over a minute, it contains over 200 layers of tweens and masks, the most I've ever used before. Im sorry for the filesize, people on 56k may want to go get a poptart while it loads, but I didnt want to degrade the sound quality at all.

Song intitled "enthropy" By Aligning Minds (

and yes I do have permission to use this song so dont remove me admins!
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SPEARdesign Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
Daaaam man that's slick! I can sympathise with all that masking and tweening... OUCH at 200 layers! But it looks sweet :)

It would be a bitch to do in Flash but have you considered using After Effects to add some more sound based motion? You can import a song as keyframes which in turn can be used to modify scale / opacity / rotation and pretty much any effect you want to apply to an object. Would work so well with that beat to maybe have a couple of elements linked in to the bass drum / snare if you know what I mean. Just adds to the tasty motion :nod:
Translucent-Image Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I wish you would do a tutorial on the basic concepts its a very cool design!

I can only guess as to what you used
I took a couple courses on flash an I even showed the teachers your piece :( they just told me stuff like it was large amounts of masking an then went on to tell me how to make smiley faces commit suicide :P :omg:

But its awesome I just wish you would do more :)
toThePixel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hey man, thanks for the kind comment! Yes there was a alot of masks and tweens involved in this. I imported the music and kinda just built animation off of it. Let me know if you've got any Flash questions and I'll be sure to help.
lmrose1 Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
yep this is something i would lov to see more of, great work! is this flash?
toThePixel Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, and yeah this is Flash. I dunno if I'll ever do something like it again, while animation is the foundation of my Flash understanding, I don't really get a chance to screw around and make cool stuff anymore. I get to animate alot at work but it's always someone elses purpose, not my own.
ruinlord Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
This is amazing!!! Can I know how long you took to do this flash??
Helsvon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
i know its old, but i just found this, and i must say, i loved it...

thanks for keeping this on dA :D
jtorcaz Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
I love Vector/Abstract :)
Especially when it's animated.
CapturingNature Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2006  Professional Photographer
Wow!!! thats amazing! i love it especially hwo its in sync with the music! wow nice work man really nice work
Mr-Magic Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2006  Student Digital Artist
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