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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
om3r Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006  Student Digital Artist
Great music, great design, def +fav...
bboisupafly Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006
whoa..................I love animation. Now this is the stuff i want to learn. Any suggestions.....................I really want to learn how but don't know where to start on vector animation...............I give you props!!!
toThePixel Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
The first thing is to get macromedia flash, then take some tutorials, and in no time, you'll be alright.
zhoumlh Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006
ive never seen a flash more amazing than this one before .. it's damn inspiring!!! everything fits into the song so well ... i was so into it .. darn, you're fabulous. must +fav!
NoiDeax77 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006
Dude, this is awesome! It would be a pretty cool splash page for an artgroup. Keep going, you have a lot of skill
phoenixmaster Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
Its simply amazing! :omg:
you must have spent HOURS tweening and everything....
MiG-Quadra Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2005   Interface Designer
sic! =D
phoshpor Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
will you have my babies?
visualeyes Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2005
looks like its time for me to learn flash :p
hyperlixir Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2005
pretty nice, a few qualms I have though...

it's a little too still and boring. in the beginning is fine, when the music hasn't picked up yet. the whole thing turning diagonal was an absolutely perfect touch, but after there it should become livelier. if i were you, i'd add a tempo bar or something to sync with the beat of the music. it just feels strange when the rest of the 2d stays stagnant while the music is playing.

well, good effort. nice style.
tkballer Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
that is frickin amazing..great work man..
chyZ Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2005
Pure awesome, I'm speechless.
supersaiyanz10 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
awesome tech :D
rastill Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005   Digital Artist
Amazing work!
Aapis Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2005
That is the strangest thing I have ever seen...:+fav:!!!!!
masser Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome Flash work , m8
ZaneAsylum Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005
I laughed at your apology for the file size:)I have seen animations on here almost ten times the size WITHOUT a preloader?!!You on the other hand used one and for that I thank you. I admire the time and effort you put into this abstract and look forward to your future works.
shivanova Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005
wicked, wicked stuff. I've always liked audio/visual integrations, so this was a treat. The motion and timing was nice, would perhaps liked to have seen it "in reverse" to give a more defined "end", so it all reduced back to nothing. Anyway I really liked what you did here, would make a nice splash screen (for which start>middle>end isn't neccesary) :XD:
toThePixel Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I do eventually wanna make a whole site kinda like this, not just a splash, and to tell ya the truth, the end is shortcutted cause i became so pressed for time, I just wanted to get this out there 4/5 of the way done instead of spending another month on it.
shivanova Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2005
I can definately understand time being a constraint. Ambitious wanting to do a whole site like that but it's a great idea.
shivanova Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005, not quite the emoticon I was goimg for, meant to be a big cheeky grin :D dunno what's going on with the one above the thing looks constipated :D
Ghost-001- Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2005   Interface Designer
heh sweet dude
OwNz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2005
awsome work man looks great
marvnation Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
thats sick mate, i love frame by frame, how long did that take ya?
Psilovibe Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
This is really awesome man. I am amazed at how much you have advanced with graphics and animation over the last year. Keep it up :thumbsup: A great song you chose as well man.
Bigdaddyrob Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent work! :worship:
Dragena Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2005   Digital Artist
That's awesome...
Must fav.
eurasian Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2005
Too good man, too good. You amaze me again. +fav
Cdson1 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2005
Awsome! Great job, it also gave me some ideas for my next flash. defenetly fav. this for keeps.
PrimaryVIVID Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2005
That was really good; nice and refined.
EnragedNinja Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2005
Excellent work!
phromatica Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2005   Digital Artist
panik Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2005
that there, awesome...Great for inspiration as well!
Fazen Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2005   Digital Artist
Very very very sweet mate.
rantic Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2005
good shit dude, you gotta make anexias a splash animation :P
nizon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2005
great work! well done eraxer!
mrecko999 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2005
good job man
OsirisMoon3 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2005   Interface Designer
thats ... incredible, dude this is seriously awesome i love this keep up the good work and nice choice of music i love how the beat goes with the animation =)
L33tM0b1l3 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's some pretty tight shit, I love the music too. ;) :+fav: from me.
idolcast Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2005
eh its alright i geuss nothing great though. but ur wrong a hella lot of people does motion. almost every freelancer does
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