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right click on film and activate Loop

finally got the normal mapping to work properly - for those who are not familiar with computer graphics normal mapping is a technique that changes the surface orientation making it possible to add detail to an object without increasing polygon count - the reflections on the snake scales are just a result of normal mapping (the surface is actually flat)
I guess I'm weird cause instead of using OpenGL or DirectX I use my own graphics code written in Delphi
snakelike dragon also generated with programming
enjoy

hell just realized for some time now that the reflections were wrong - if you pay attention the reflection moves in the wrong direction and this is because of A STUPID SIGN - it was F@#%ING MINUS
that's what happens when you write your own code (actually considering that there were a few errors for rotating the view in 3ds max 4 or 5 and also some simple errors in photoshop it makes you think that maybe the people there didn't really pay attention in math classes on vectorial spaces :D)
probably will update this...
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Dragon VII by *NegativeFeedback "The moment I laid eyes on Dragon VII, I was captivated. The sure, sensuous movement, the shifting reflections of the scales all bring to mind the image of the serpent, a potent symbol and one that evokes feelings of fear and uncertainty in mankind. Though the scales reflecting light move in the wrong direction, the animation is so powerful it swallows up the error and makes itself whole regardless. Truly, this is a well done animation." ( Suggested by ScaredyCat and Featured by NikiVandermosten )
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ninin8 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
you are amazing artist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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LegitHerobrine Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Where's it's head and tail? It's making my computer lag.... Awesome though!
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hypnothalamus Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
it's one continuous loop, no head, nor tail, just like this one:

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LegitHerobrine Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhh... I see now
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Lookafar Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Even in the thumbnail I noticed the gloriously detailed reflections and wanted to comment. (Did not even occur to me that they were moving the wrong way. Hah!)

So had to drop in and complement your for those reflections alone. (Curious how we use a window pattern so often as a reflection. Why is that?)

Cheers! - L.
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hypnothalamus Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
most of these animations were tests while programming, and the window reflection was just a simple image I used as "reflection". didn't bother to change it :D
anyway I'm in the process of rewriting the code for this, and there will be some nice changes to it
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Lookafar Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. Looking forward to it. You're doing great stuff - even at an experimental level. Nature is an enormous work of art, and we just want to express that same perfection.

I like to photograph the pans in the sink, soaking after a roast. They are often so beautiful! 
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Pako-X Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
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Amazing!!!!!!
@.@
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TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
OMG it's so smooth! It's hypnotising ._.
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yasermohavi Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hypnotizing
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DLSherwoodMinistries Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
all of your work is very fluid and without any glitching, beautiful reflections on ever scale just amazing.
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:iconsnowscales:
SnowScales Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hell flipping YES.
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CreaturesUnity Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Too awesome for words... I CAN'T BELIEVE SOMEONE IS CAPABLE OF THIS STUFF!!!!!!!
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photocrafter Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
I did not notice a thing, and enjoyed seeing this awesome piece. BRAVO!!!
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Firebreath4 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I like how shiny those scales are.
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maghigol Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist
love it!! :)
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Variya588 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Interface Designer
wooow, this looks so realistic, GREAT ^^
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Uriv Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
I've come across this animation several times over the years of surfing DA, and this time I don't know if this one is new or updated but for some reason it looks sooooo much better than any other time I've seen it on the search, don't know why.
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StellarPaint Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow i been tripping out on this for like 30 minutes o.O
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MOJUTMNT Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Wow!
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oilusionista-stock Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
WOW!
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:iconferrignofan:
ferrignofan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i wanna see its head!
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
*STANDING OVATION* BRAVO!!! Thank You
~~~~~~~~~~~
Oder and Chaos are the left and right hands of God.
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AlephN0ll Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I am really impressed!!!
I am computer sciensce student and I appreciate every bit of it :P
Gongrats!!!!:D :D
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jazmine--s22 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SOO COOOOOLLL
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RoseTheUnicorn Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is awesome!
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:iconendfriday:
EndFriday Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fuck!!! I love it!!!!!
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DragonMyths Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMFUCKINGGOD!!! THATS EPICLY DONE =D
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aurora-crow Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this is awesome!
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hostages666 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
cool
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hostages666 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
cool
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Griphoenix Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:O
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orangeluigi Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Golden dragon scales FTW!!
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Jojemo Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fascinating stuff!
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Azorokuizumaho Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student General Artist
In all of your dragon films, it was mind boggling enigma, it makes me wonder. Where is its head and tail?
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:iconhypnothalamus:
hypnothalamus Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
closed loop - no head no tail
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Azorokuizumaho Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student General Artist
yet. that would make a great animation.
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pepelpew Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Very Nice !!!
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Hu66 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice :)
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Artist
Payback is A BITCH..Download me....
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Scarbo27 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Woa...awesome
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RalenthNaelore Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Now you have me tempted to pick up the coding class at my community college... Unfortuneately it doesn't contribute to anything towards a teacher education transfer (my major) that I'm aware of!
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hypnothalamus Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
it takes some investment to get to a level where you can do really interesting stuff with coding... baby steps you know
but it might be worth a shot, at least you try it and see how well you respond to it
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Solys Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011   Artist
amazing!
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bigcyco1 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great thanks for sharing it!
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andremirandarosa Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
UAU!!!!!1
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GingerCat-P Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how can someone make tht?!?! that is uber epic cool!
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vsnguyen Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
wow!! How can!!!! Great!!!
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sav8197 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
holy shit dude thats awesome
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katomanX Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
so good :thumbsup:
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