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I highly recommend playing this superb piece of music in the background, I've been using this as a guide whilst working on the extended animation - [link]

First 40k triage, now this.... I'm currently working on a Warhammer 40k animation project, entirely for my own enjoyment.

This piece started out as an attempt to do an exposition of some of my fluff in a 1980 Hitch-hiker's Guide style animation.

I did that, and may share that later, but this is what started out as the "front end" of it - inspired by the monochrome screens of my yoof :P, but is now going to be recycled in an animated short story revolving around the Adeptus Mechanicus I've wanted to do for some time.

Much of this was done frame by fame and the skull and cog was hand drawn :)

There will be a lot of Delia Derbyshire inspired music in the soundtrack ;)

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Chief-Judge Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yeah.  It's pretty awesome I think.  I want this to pop up on my I-Pad.  Im so going to try make that happen.  Keep up the great work.
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Light-Tricks Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014   Interface Designer
Thank you very much, very kind! Let me know if you get anywhere with the iPad. I've lost the original files so can't make that any easier unfortunately. Going to have to redo it one day...
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TheSpikeAndKey Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well Done Sir Well Done Sir
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RecklessCharge Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hey man, could I possibly bug you into making this a gif for me? I've got a very tech savvy friend who might be able to make this into a functioning Rainmeter background. Gotta say, I faved this awhile back and I keep coming back to look, I friggin love it
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Light-Tricks Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013   Interface Designer
That shouldn't be too much of a problem. I'm happy to do it but I'm super busy so as long as you don't mind waiting a little I'll do it as soon as I can.
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67454786584 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Anything ever come of this request? I took a pop at making it into a GIF myself, figured I could forward you a copy in case anyone else asked for one, but unfortunately importing the flash file into FlashPro borks it completely(everything's displaced, background goes pure white, bottom-right text doesn't appear) and you used a font I don't have myself. It's such a great animation to have for Dark Heresy/IN28 games, but our group's resident "techpriest" is an Apple fanboy so swf files are no go :/
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Light-Tricks Featured By Owner May 10, 2014   Interface Designer
I'm afraid not, I've just not had the chance to look into it unfortunately. I also lost all of the original files back in November so I'd have to start from scratch
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RecklessCharge Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thats alright I understand perfectly take your time no rush no hurry :)
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notchthegreat Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would love to have this as a computer start up animation
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Light-Tricks Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013   Interface Designer
That would be pretty nifty :)
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Raazorfiend Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
i keep coming back to this in my little dream project (make a tablet into a funktioning Dataslate!) - I wonder if on could make this into a live wallpaiper??
Also I like the style, so mesing with some icons to replace the normal ones...

Kinda uphill project as its very nerdy and theres not a lot of support going around xD
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Light-Tricks Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   Interface Designer
I'm sure there'd be a way of doing it somehow, a friend of mine was looking at something similar in python I believe. Let me know if I can help with anything, if you want still images or different formats etc. I'm hoping to work on this some more when I get the chance...
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Raazorfiend Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
well for instance android cant play swf files, but can play avi, mp4 and mov. The other live wall paipers are mostly done in RenderScript (RS). Ill try to convert this into a mp4, and see if I can add it as a object in a live wallpaiper - Ill be in touch when I have more :P

Once I got a live wallpaiper for tablets, its time for icons - something more wh40k - maybe differnt fonts... all in the name of the Emperor ^^

lol no, but theres a lot of work to do and reading to be done to make this :P
One thing if for sure though- it will be totally free!
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Light-Tricks Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013   Interface Designer
Would you want something less intrusive for a wallpaper, as this on repeat in the background could get a bit much lol. Perhaps a steady fade/glow on the skull would look good, along with other "network connections" in the corner still or similar, some small movement that's not too distracting, but is still visible.

I can export as avi and mov no problem.
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LordSia Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
+++Uplink Established+++
+++AVE OMNISSIAH+++
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BoomerangPython Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, this would make for the screensaver of my dreams!

If only it was possible!
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Raazorfiend Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
I took the liberty of downloading this and using my laptop and HDMI cable to put it on my 52" tv- when one of my Dark Heresy players (the Tech priest) accessed the ship main cogitator to inload the damage suffered from a torpedo hit - took everyone by surprise and left the player stupefied, until he exclaimed: " Omnisiah be praised! The literny worked!!" -just awesome stuff man, keep it up. :D
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Light-Tricks Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012   Interface Designer
Oh wow, that's awesome, that's why I make stuff like this lol
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Raazorfiend Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
super cool, how did you make it
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Light-Tricks Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012   Interface Designer
Thanks, it only took a good couple of hours, but still have plenty to do yet :)
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Martyven Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist
is there anyway of downloading this in .GIF format? it would make a phenomenal background for my gaming rig!
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Light-Tricks Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012   Interface Designer
Sure, I'll try and put something together asap, may lose a bit of the quality but will do what I can
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Martyven Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh good lord thank you!! XD
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Innocent-Ace Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
As always, excellent work.
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Light-Tricks Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012   Interface Designer
You're too kind :)
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pkgem Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Love this
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Light-Tricks Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012   Interface Designer
Thank you, very kind of you, still plenty more to be done on it yet :)
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Jacab Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
envy. pure. envy.


Hm, will it work on my E-Reader? A datapad w/ that...
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Light-Tricks Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012   Interface Designer
Very kind of you :) It looks good on my smartphone :P
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Jacab Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
eReader won't accept it -.-"
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Light-Tricks Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012   Interface Designer
How about this - [link]
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Jacab Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nope, it's just a simple trekStore book I'm meanwhile modding to an imperial datapad ^^

Just images, ich doubt even .gif. would run properly. what a shame
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cene801 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome, I 'm part of a 40K (Deathwatch) themed fan-site and really wish I had the skills to do something like this for the website :/

Great work really well done.
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Light-Tricks Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012   Interface Designer
Thanks very much, I might start taking commissions soon (and very reasonable ones too) :)
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Light-Tricks Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012   Interface Designer
Thanks for the comments, they really mean a lot :) In answer to your question Girot, it's all done in Flash - I cheated as the eagle is from the Imperial font available online but the skull and cog are hand drawn
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Andy-Butnariu Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awesome
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Raazorfiend Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
awesome
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Girot Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG THIS IS THE SHIT!! what software did you use?!
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Falassion Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
wow very nicely done, smooth and professional looking!
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precinctomega Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Very cool!
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Light-Tricks Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012   Interface Designer
When it's extended there will be a soundtrack somewhat reminiscent of my old beloved Spectrum ZX81 :)
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Light-Tricks Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012   Interface Designer
Thanks very much for you comments everyone, very much appreciated :D
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Prince-Escalus Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing o/

Excellent work !


...


The Machine Spirit is with you !
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ElysianTrooper Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice work for interesting little details in that hobby, very well done...
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Kwihll Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Writer
This is so ridiculously awesome! The Emperor would be proud.
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changingcactus Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
the mechanicus is a crazy bunch.
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Gobba42 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Writer
Accumulate all knowledge for the glory of the Omnimessiah!
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