Fake Animation: Shao Kahn vs. Raiden (Finished)
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Fake Animation: Shao Kahn vs. Raiden (Finished)
12/25/2013 05:37 AM EST
What makes this animation different from my other work in the past, is the fact that I used the MK Warehouse. However, I did rip a few things on my own stuff but I doubt it shows. But another unique thing is actual editing on the sprites rather than copy and pasting shit on frames.

I must say this animation was long overdue. A big ass thank you to BlackSaibot as always for the help with the sprites/BG. And to be honest, I was inspired A LOT by the contest that VenoMark was hosting this year and the work that SaiZero was producing.

Since Fatalities on Bosses is rare to see execute properly, I decided to go for it using both SaiZero's fake and VenoMark's fake as guidance.





It's not secret that my BG's always have some degree of Doom inspiration. The Kahn face was inspired by the Baron of Hell wall texture.



Anyways...



Oh...btw...Merry Christmas ya'll wink.

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RE: Fake Animation: Shao Kahn vs. Raiden (Finished)
12/25/2013 07:06 AM EST
Absolutely love it! I'm just as impressed by the background as I am the custom decapped Shao Kahn sprites.

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RE: Fake Animation: Shao Kahn vs. Raiden (Finished)
12/25/2013 10:16 AM EST
oh my fucking goodness, that is beautiful!!!

excellent work illusion. im glad one of my fakes gave u insipration.

i love ur animations and doom-like BGs. u and fedegita always come up with great BGs.

merry christmas
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RE: Fake Animation: Shao Kahn vs. Raiden (Finished)
12/27/2013 09:55 AM EST
Out-fucking-standing.

This turned out better than I thought it would. Great work illusion. I love all the little details you are able to put into your animations and you're not even short-cutting with adobe flash. *Standing ovation*

People who have the balls to do fatalities on boss characters are respected by me. I've only done one myself, and that was back when I was first starting out. I think it's time I step-up my game.

I wish you had showed me that original doom image.

I only have two complaints:
- All the blood splatters don't land on the floor.
- The brain/head chunks don't land on the floor either.

I just like to see a bloody mess with fatalities. But that's just my nitpicking.

Thanks for a fantastic X-mas present.

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RE: Fake Animation: Shao Kahn vs. Raiden (Finished)
12/28/2013 02:36 PM EST
This is awesome. I really enjoy the execution of the whole fake. My only gripes are that the round's not completed when the coup-de-grace is implemented, as it's a little reminiscent of Killer Instinct for some odd reason, but considering how often that pompous ass likes to mouth off during the round, I think a hammer to the skull's a good way to get him to shut his trap. smile
I also like the throw back to the point system that was used in MK1, but I don't recall it being used by the CPU fighters, and since there's no mention for the score on the screen prior to it popping up at the fatality, it seems kind of random. Still, I like the nostalgia factor it brings.
As bs has mentioned, kind of weird that the pieces of skull just disappear, but some versions of the older games had the body parts/blood disappear, so meh.
I love the background, I wish there were more Outworld backgrounds that actually had Kahn's face plastered everywhere, it would make more sense for an eternal villain to have that kind of propaganda about.
Overall, I like this a lot. Good show, man! grin
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RE: Fake Animation: Shao Kahn vs. Raiden (Finished)
12/29/2013 02:56 AM EST
That background looks legit as fuck. As for the animation. I do like how Kahn's body like, bounces off his knees before he falls on his stomach.

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RE: Fake Animation: Shao Kahn vs. Raiden (Finished)
01/23/2014 09:40 PM EST
Thank you all smile. I don't fuck with Flash. I'm still using ImageReady 7.0. It doesn't get anymore old school than that. Anyways, there's several things that I had originally planned but it didn't work out...

In order to accommodate the new Raiden mallet sprite BlackSaibot made for me, I had to shift everything slightly to the middle. That's when I realize the MK3 Fatality text would end up covering Raiden's face. So I went with the old school MK1 Fatality Text instead.

Yes, the face chunks disappear. That's because several of those props hit the floor while the other ones are still in the air. I would've had to made separate frames for everything to flow just for some simple face chunks. Way too time consuming.

Who knows when I would do an animation again. If anyone got a crazy/original idea, let me know.

Thanks again.

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RE: Fake Animation: Shao Kahn vs. Raiden (Finished)
01/24/2014 03:44 AM EST
Great stuff Illusion! You've paid a lot of attention to detail here, which makes all the difference in an animation. Background is superb.

The only one tiny gripe I have is how far down Kahn's health goes when Raiden kicks him. It would be funnier (and more realistic) if his kick does only a little damage, and as soon as he gets wacked with the hammer the rest of his life drains out.

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RE: Fake Animation: Shao Kahn vs. Raiden (Finished)
06/25/2014 11:51 PM EST
Very nice animation! I especially like the background such as the big Shao Kahn face in the back!
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