Monsters and Ch4 available

2009-06-03 11:22:58 by chluaid

I had planned on releasing this chapter and making this post months ago, but work got in the way so apologies to everyone who's been waiting on it. I've been trying to fit in the writing, illustrating, screenshotting and all that heavy book shit amongst three or four freelance jobs with vicious deadlines!

Anyway HERE's the BCA page with the lovely new shopping cart and shiny ch4 thumbnail :D

The freelance stuff I'm working on has been the new D&D cartoon from Wizards of the Coast. I did it with ToonBoom Animate Pro which is pretty awesome. Pity it can't export a good .swf otherwise I'd be uploading more stuff to NG. btw, ToonBoom does export to .swf but all the really cool effects are left out, so ToonBoom's .swf result isn't as good as Flash's. Hope that changes someday but Flash CS4 is pretty good.. once you stabilise it with the patch that is :P

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Another btw: I took my live cam down cos not only was the auto-upload screwing around and disconnecting, but I've moved house now and my internet connection has been demoted slightly. Plus there's nowhere to put them camera behind me so you can see what I'm doing. Nobody wants to look at my goblin-head from the front!

Monsters and Ch4 available


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2009-06-03 11:24:52

wow ! yhis look very awesome, i are really wait for this :D GOOD LOOK MASTER


2009-06-03 11:42:16

That was brilliant as usual :D


2009-06-03 11:43:36

You sir, are a god.


2009-06-03 11:44:20

Oh, and why don't you submit all the stuff which is currently outside NG, on NG?


2009-06-03 11:44:34

Swell animation thar.
You could always try exporting the vid you exported from ToonBoom into an flv and stick that in Flash. You lose a bit of quality, but you can always stick a Youtube link in there if people are picky.


2009-06-03 11:45:21

SORRY! NOW I read the post.


2009-06-03 11:52:23

Good stuff, that two headed monster thing looks great.


2009-06-03 12:23:14

It all looks very professional. So you work as a freelancer?


2009-06-03 12:35:49

Wait! was that thing humping the Demogorgon's leg?!


2009-06-03 12:38:03

Awesome, just purchased it! :P


2009-06-03 12:41:19

I love the Gnome character :]

Also AfterEffects does the same thing where certain effects done in Flash aren't transferred over when you try to export from a different program. I'm really not sure why it keeps happening, it feels a bit limiting sometimes.


2009-06-03 12:55:12

Your artwork just keeps getting better... I didn't know that you could make something even more amazing than before!


2009-06-03 13:51:43

I may truly hate the 4th edition, but I truly love these 4th edition movies.


2009-06-03 14:06:38

D&D 4th edicion is cool! & you too!!


2009-06-03 14:33:22

I'm spending my summer doing animation practice in flash so I am buying this right away, BTW noice job on the D&D toon boom thing, perhaps newgrounds should allow special exception for you to post it


2009-06-03 16:29:45

Nice update on the site Adam looks awesome! I hear your in the power of three contest god luck with that man! Holy you haven't made a news post since November!!


2009-06-03 17:02:05

i wanna look at your goblin head from the front sir D:


2009-06-03 17:06:07

Looks like you used The Beatles font there for the credits
Nothing gets by me


2009-06-03 17:17:05

Fun little animation, shame you cant put it here on NG. It takes a while to get going, but the payoff is worth it!


2009-06-03 17:31:13

what's your smoothing when you draw?


2009-06-03 18:03:50

wow nice cartoon!! getting a good control of fluids just had to be very hard for you but you seem to do it really well

also that ryan miller in the credits is rtil?


2009-06-03 18:18:46

just bought it! thanks a lot man, you're plain awesome!


2009-06-03 20:09:23

Haha, I love your D&D stuff, it's hilarious. I was looking into ToonBoom recently. I really like how the interface works, it looks like its actually built for character animation. I really need to sit down and learn it.


2009-06-04 20:06:18

Damn, you truly are a Flash God.


Touch my earlobe please, in a sexy manner.


2009-06-07 14:30:42

Great job on the animation "Demogorgon and the Gnome", it may be only 2 and a half minutes but it's really good.

Also the chapters of BCA are well written ( I got 3 and 4 yesterday), I've been picking up techniques on drawings as well as animation!

And looking forward to the feature film as well.


2009-06-08 18:41:18

waterlollies was great! keep it up!


2009-06-09 10:17:48

I pity the reporter...


2009-06-09 13:58:02

That was really funny! What'd he say at the end though? You're are fucking what now? And if you can't get everything into flash, can't you like printscreen what doesn't convert? It might take time but at least you would get it done.


2009-06-12 11:19:00

Damn, 38 already?


2009-06-15 17:35:01

very good animation the um gnome and demogrogon was very funny and um do u do the voices
also what music do u use for the bitey of brackenwood ones
P.S i think BRACKENWOOD is a cool name for the place or scenery, ugh FOREST yeah thats it forest.


2009-06-16 08:38:20

and i thought luke mckay was awesome with his WoW experiments good work and i also love parties


2009-06-17 08:38:52

hey there!, i just thought you should take a look at this thread: 071131.
it has a link to a competition on FOX and i think you should submit biteycastle christmas to the competition.
it would be super cool if an Aussie could win it. (5k usd)
just thought i should let you know, maybe i should pm this.
those drawings look sick.


2009-06-22 18:18:39

Hey, If I'm correct, your name is Adam Phillips,by any chance, do you live in McKinney, Texas?


2009-06-23 18:51:11

Hello chluaid,
Your animations are very good! May i ask what software you use to make it? I would like to make some myself and i have worked with some ok software but none would let me do the types things that you were allele to do.
Thank you so much,


2009-06-25 01:00:21 got amazing animation skills,really like the brackenwood series :D

(tsk,added you on steam)


2009-06-26 19:53:50

You totally have to upload some artwork. :)


2009-06-28 03:08:10

Hey I just noticed you have a steam account, I was quite a TF2 player for 9 months or so and I see that you play it too, if you ever want another friend to play with on a server I'll be happy to oblige, comment if you can. I really like your animation and it would be awesome just to be in my own element with someone who is such a celebrity here. Future reference my steam name is Camail. I'll send you a friend invite, but if that ends up not going through then at least I tried.


2009-06-29 00:28:07

on the NGsketch thing is says that you live in ashfeild Australia, is that the ashfeild in WA next to basendean coz if it is i live realy close. plz mesage back


2009-07-06 05:56:48

Yea ive been waiting on it :(
Anyways, could u do me a big favor? Add me to your contacts plox:)
i was writing you a A4 long PM when NG said you were only accepting pm's from contacts, which is really understandable, u can't just go to the Queen of England and ask her to have some thee with you eighter, can u? Anyways i had this really important letter, important for mezz, to you asking you a life-saving question, could i please send it to you somehow?:) THANKs


2009-07-07 10:48:56

Where is Bitey?
I want more Bitey and Brackenwood D;


2009-07-08 14:23:07

Hey, I'm a NG writer, and I've written a script and storyline you can view on my page, if you don't want to start from scratch, just wait a few hours, we have JeremyLokken finishing up backgrounds and character ideas, so please, give this animating job a try. I really feel, I could NOT get anyone better than you for this art job. I HAVE NEVER, seen an artist as good as you, and I would be honored to have you.


2009-07-10 07:59:22

Heh, I swear I saw you playing Team Fortress 2 a few times.
That game is really fun.


2009-07-10 14:05:27

pretty sick Mr. Phillips I cant wait to see the rest!


2009-07-12 21:54:25

You are awesome at ToonBoom!


2009-07-12 22:41:37

That vid is awesome and the gnome is HILARIOUS!!


2009-07-15 20:20:44

That D&D short brings me back to 2nd edition...I was only a nerdling then, and that was at age 10.


2009-07-23 19:50:24

Hello Mr Phillips

i was wondering if you could please help me with a bit of coding trouble i have please

i have a V-Cam and a customized mouse and everytime i zoom in or out with the V-Cam it changes the size of my mouse

is there anyway to fix this??

Please help me if you can if not i understand

Thank you for reading this


2009-07-24 18:59:34

perfect voice overs on the video. and the animation and humor was awesome but that goes without saying.


2009-07-28 13:24:27

amazing graphics, and your style is excellent, you keep surprising me with all your new stuff, keep working, by far the best animator I've seen in here


2009-08-01 18:12:52

hi chluaid.You ROCK!'and your my favorite flash artist.Make more videos!