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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 ;)

Legal Disclaimer: This artwork is and unofficial creation by Light-Tricks, derived without permission, upon the Warhammer 40,000 intellectual property owned by Games Workshop Ltd.

This piece is completely unofficial and in no way endorsed by Games Workshop Limited.

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TheSpikeAndKey Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well Done Sir Well Done Sir
RecklessCharge 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
Light-Tricks 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.
RecklessCharge Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thats alright I understand perfectly take your time no rush no hurry :)
notchthegreat Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would love to have this as a computer start up animation
Light-Tricks Jun 4, 2013   Interface Designer
That would be pretty nifty :)
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
Light-Tricks 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...
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). IŽll try to convert this into a mp4, and see if I can add it as a object in a live wallpaiper - IŽll 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!
Light-Tricks 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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