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Posted by rtil - June 10th, 2021
I made a quick movie to celebrate Piconjo Day and his glorious p3n0r. Click it and vote 5 or you're a filthy toadie.
Posted by rtil - April 27th, 2021
On Saturday I participated in the Art Office Hours event where I talked about animating in CSP for an hour and a half, showing my process, example files and making an animation on stream while answering Q&A. If this is something that interests you, below is a timestamped VOD. As someone who animated in Flash/Animate for a very long time and recently migrated to CSP, I talk about some strengths, weaknesses and differences as well. Enjoy!
Have any more animation questions for me? Feel free to ask below.
Posted by rtil - November 30th, 2020
Every year I normally sell art at anime conventions all around the country. That didn't happen this year for obvious reasons. So this week i'm offering free shipping on all orders above $15 as well as other x-for-x discounts. You can take advantage of them until Friday. Thanks for any support!
Posted by rtil - October 24th, 2020
One of my favorite things about putting together Flash movies was the interactive menus. Sure, preloading was a chore, but the reward - in my opinion - was being greeted with a fun and unique menu. Usually they were on collabs with lots of parts, special credits or even minigames, bonus featurettes or easter eggs to amuse yourself with.
A lot of the old flash cartoons I have uploaded here obviously have had their menus and other things cut when they were converted to video, including the features that came with them. Something that made them special that had to go with the inevitable death of flash player for the web.
I've noticed that a lot of that interactivity in general is removed from video players, like the death of annotations and community subtitles on Youtube. One i'll always remember in particular was CAD: The Annotated Series, in which anyone on Youtube could contribute annotations overlayed on top of the CAD animated series, which was the only way to really tolerate watching such trash. Fortunately, it was preserved here before Youtube killed off annotations for good.
Anyway, maybe someday they will come back as menus continue to live on even in the slow death of physical media where they were ever present on DVD's and Blurays, as you sometimes still get cool menus on streaming VODs. They have a charm to them that I will definitely miss. Maybe they will live on in some fashion through Ruffle? I haven't seen it in action yet, but here's hoping.
Posted by rtil - June 20th, 2020
I was interviewed recently by @The-Great-One. Although my last post was an interview of sorts wherein i interviewed myself, these are questions someone else asked me. So, if you'd like to read it, you can check it out here. If you were hoping for a different kind of exposure, i'm still mulling starting an OnlyFans to post pics of my bare ankles and shoulders. TRY NOT TO CUM IN 15 SECONDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by rtil - April 23rd, 2020
so i didn't post here for almost 9 years (jan 2011-dec 2019). what was i doing during that time? i'll try to remember as much as i can. for any of you who were curious or didn't follow me elsewhere, this might be interesting. here is my epic journey from internet edgelord to degenerate weeaboomer.
There's lots of other unreleased, unfinished or otherwise abandoned stuff I've either started myself or been a part of that aren't worth mentioning - and probably lots of stuff i've simply forgotten about, too. The important thing is that so much has changed in the last 9 years, and mostly for the better. Unfortunately, this year has taken a toll on my health due to an illness, surgery, and now with the quarantine and everything surrounding that - but i'm still able to draw and animate and that's what I need most.
If you're still reading this then I hope you found this short recap interesting and maybe discovered something you didn't know about. If not, then here's a drawing I made that no one has ever seen before, because I made it just now.
Posted by rtil - March 11th, 2020
I was honored to be a part of this massive collaboration of over 200 artists to re-animate the Sonic the Hedgehog movie from 1996! The video above were my 4 scenes. I was originally going to do a few more, but I wound up in the hospital and had to give up my other shots. But i'm fine now, and the people who replaced me did a great job! Watch the whole thing here!