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This was supposed to be an introduction to a portfolio website for my Interactive Media class; but I got a bit carried away!

The design had to feature my name (which is spelt out in the negative space between the mushrooms and the fireflies!) I did put this in intros, but I guess its not yet really, as there's no buttons or anything.

There's a lot room for improvement (the gap inbetween the S and the O, and the scraggy edges of the mushrooms - both of which bother me greatly!) But as this was my first ever Flash, I don't consider it TOO hideous!

It will take a few seconds to start... This is before I understood load bars!
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Age2003 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Oh that's clever thinking. I like it!
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Eisratte03 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Student General Artist
Aww the music and the beautiful lovely mushis :omg:
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Sophabelle Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
I'm so pleased everybody likes Nick Drakes work! He was a genius!
And thankyou - I love mushies!
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The-Bluetip Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Very neat stuff! Made me chuckle since they're mushrooms xD
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Sophabelle Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
Thankyou very much! Haha, mushrooms are brilliant!!
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cjmcguinness Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
I didn't get the name reference the first time I watched it, only after reading the description - very cool.
Also love the music - altogether very uplifting.
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Sophabelle Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
Wellsir, I am very glad you still enjoyed it even if the name part wasn't at all obvious!! (My bad! Hehe!) Thankyou so much for taking the time to comment, and for the favourite!
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RurouniStrife Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
Haha thats awesome. I mean, maybe not for a portfolio site entrance but as a piece of work it's totally amazing. Where do you go to school/major in? Looks similar to an Interactive Multimedia student work here at Purdue.
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Sophabelle Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
Haha, yeah - T'is a bit much for a site entrance... but I really enjoyed making it! And I'm so chuffed you think it came out good! - Thankyou ever so for commenting!
I'm in England, at the University of Gloucestershire. My course is called 'Animation and Interactive Media.' I was doing Fine Art originally, but it was a too restrictive in so many ways that I changed - this is much more fun!
What sort of things do you do in Interactive Multimedia?
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RurouniStrife Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
I'm not interactive Multimedia. I have classmates who are and a friend who might switch to that. That is mostly Flash based work. I think they do a cross between animations and Flash websites/menus. I'm a 3D animation student. I do modeling and animating. Most of our animation courses occur in your Jr. year which is crazy. I think they should start earlier so that we here at Purdue can keep up with other schools that move faster. But still, I have tons of fun doing what I do.
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BrittBailey Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, it's so adorable. I like the music and the feeling that's coming from it. And the fireflies, I wasn't expecting that. Great job. ^_^ :D
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Sophabelle Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
Awwwh! Thankyou so much! I'm really pleased you got a good vibe from it - I was trying to give off that sort of feeling!
Thanks also for favouriting - it's very kind of you! *Super-wide-grin!*
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BrittBailey Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^
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Eh, that's so cute! Two suggestions (just because they came to mind, I think the animation's fine as it is! =D ) one is that there could be another firefly to dot the "i", and maybe the fireflies could come in at the same time as the mushrooms so its not instantly obvious they're spelling stuff? Or maybe that would spoil it.

Either way, its really cute, especially the background image! Did you draw that in flash too? Its all so soft!
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Sophabelle Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
Yay for cuteness! Thankyou so very much!
Yeah, I did actually want to put a firefly dot on the 'i', but I the project deadline didn't allow for it! It's funny cause people either seem to see the 'Sophie' in there really easily or not at all! I guess it depends on wether you focus on negative space, like in those optical illisions - [link] !

I actually drew it all in Photoshop, and converted the mushrooms to PNG's. The background is still a Bitmap, if my memory serves me!

Thankyou for commenting, and the suggestions!
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:iconbobofmassdistraction:
Haha, no problem!
Ohh, I LOVE optical illusions! XD They're so clever :3

Ahhh, its still really good thuogh! =D

No problem again! =D
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Jessoass Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice work, I really liked it! ;)
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Sophabelle Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
Thankyouverymuch! I'm glad!
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Jessoass Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome
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Kiotoko-Solo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
that was UBER adorable! it made me squee.. i like shrooms :3
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Sophabelle Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
Ahaha! I like shroomies too!
Thankyou for commenting - I'm really pleased you enjoyed it!
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sweetietweety111 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
Woah... That was pretty trippy for me... But it was really awesome work you did there. ^^ But, what does it spell out? That's what makes me wonder abit... >.>
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Sophabelle Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
Thankyou very much my dear! I'm chuffed you still think it's awesome; even though the name isn't very clear! It's SUPPOSED to spell out 'Sophie' - but I realise it's not actually achieved this too well! Haha!
Thanks for commenting!
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sweetietweety111 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
No problem, mate! :)
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Riverstar33 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
That looks really cool! And I love that song too :D
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Sophabelle Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
Awwwh, thankyou sweetie!
Yeah, Nick Drake was a fantastic musician. Poor old Nick.
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xformation Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
That was really quite cool! I read your description before watching it. If I had not, then I'm not sure I would have figured out that it spelled anything, but it is a great idea and still looks good!
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Sophabelle Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
Thankyou!! Yeah, it's probably a bit too subtle... and the gaps don't really help, but never mind. I'm so very pleased you liked it! Thanks for taking the time to comment!
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Bloo-Jelly Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
That's smart O:

You're so good with Flash x3!!
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Sophabelle Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
Why thankyouverymuch my dear!! My gratitude for the lovely comment and favourite!
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Bloo-Jelly Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:3
No problem
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carlyx-draconious Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
>w< really cool~
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Sophabelle Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
Thankyou!!
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jessicii Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
i love mushrooms... not to eat though. just... to look at. ;P
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Sophabelle Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
They are very appealing, aren't they!?
I find mushrooms really yummy some days, and other days I hate them. Just like Marmite!! Can you love and hate Marmite at the same time?! ...The adverts say you're either one or t'other!
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jessicii Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
bastards!!
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Sophabelle Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
Indeed!
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Lythero Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oh wow, why haven't I looked through your stuff before? This is truely awesome, especially when you can make out your name just at the end!

All I could say is two things, but even then, they're not suggestions to try and improve it. It's brilliant the way it is. But if you filled in that small gap with another mushroom between the "S" and the "h", and perhaps even made the letters glow a very faint yellow glow from the fireflies when they arrive (not too much, least you wouldn't be able to see them very well), then you'd be able to make sure that everyone, no matter how clueless they may be, will notice your name popping up

Like I said, you might be going for subtlety here, and it looks great the way it is. I think that's a very inspirational idea for the start of a flash production, for example :D
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Sophabelle Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
Oh gosh!! Thankyou Lee! I'm so totally chuffed you (burgeoning flash master) think this is good!

I did originally plan to have (something like this!) : the fireflies glowing brighter and shining out through the letter-holes, with bright white light filling the screen as like the end of the flash (possibly having a potential webpage fading in after that.) But I didn't have time!! Lamesauce! Maybe sometime I could remix it and see how it looks?
I shall, one day, fill that ass-crack of a hole between the mushrooms too!

Thanks ever so for commenting pal!
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Lythero Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Hobbyist Filmographer
:lmao: I see, well I'm sure you'll be able to add those changes when you, say, go to make a flash that you'd want that at the beginning of it :D
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Sophabelle Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
Heh heh! Indeed!
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schism-faust Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
I'm pretty amazed at how fluid it all is.
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Sophabelle Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
Thankyou! I'm pretty amazed you think it's fluid! ...Maybe I'm just concentrating on those jagged edges all the time now!
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schism-faust Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
The jagged edges aren't really prominent at all, unless one were purposely to go and look for shortcomings. In which case you can totally pull it off as pixel art.
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Sophabelle Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
*Sophie snort-chuckles into her tea!*
Does anyone actually go around looking for shortcomings!?
If they do I shall kick them with my feets! Hyah! Right in the ovaries!
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schism-faust Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
Hah, ovaries. lulz. :P
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Bleu-Dream Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007
This is very nice. I can't do flash to save my life, so it's nice see simple flash animations. My only critique would be that there is one mushroom in which the bottom looks a bit weird, almost as if it were a bad scissor cutting. Still Very Nice...
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Sophabelle Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
Yeah, its cause they're still bitmaps, and the edges are all scraggley! I can't do vectors!! *Mournful wail!*
Thankyou very much for commenting - I'm glad you like it despite the ikky edges! Hope you're happy and well. Love!
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PraetorianElite Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Coolies :D
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Sophabelle Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007
Thanks dude!
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