ANSI Animations Part Deux

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Published on: December 15, 2008

I posted in January a detailed post about what ANSI animation is, hence the “part deux” for the title of this post. If you want to know what ANSI animations are and how they are created, check out my previous post.

I discovered some additional ANSI animations thanks to PabloView. ACiDView for Windows obviously did not show them properly or I just never looked at those ANSI’s right, which could also be the case. Anyhow, I was using PabloView to browse some old art packs and realized that the AAA art packs from 1991 consisted mostly of ANSI animations. The majority of the animations were pretty short, they also look a bit “rough”, but you have to keep in mind that this stuff is pre-ACiD and pre-iCE material, so give the artists a break. They were kind of pioneers back then and had no clue where this whole thing would lead to one day.

At the same time I decided to make a video that highlights some of the ANSI animations from my last post, but also a bunch of really great (and long) still ANSI pictures with hundreds of lines in length.

So I ended up creating two videos. :) Here is the first one … Background music is by Jeroen Tel from the C64.

It starts off with a bunch of ASCII and ANSI logos by myself. It shows the ASCII version of a logo first and then peels it away to show the ANSI version of the exact same logo. I thought it would be nice. Then follow a bunch of really long and really cool ANSI images by various artists (from ACiD, iCE and other groups) and then shows ANSI animations from 1992 by members of ACiD (ANSI Creators in Demand, in case you forgot)


Backup URL to Video on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6xb_k7w3I0).


Backup Link to video on YouTube.

You can download this video in AVI format at Mediafire.com

About the second video …

Classic ANSI Animations from 1991 by Members of the first PC ANSI Art Scene Group, AAA – Aces of ANSI Art, Mondoman, RaD Man (founder of ACiD in 1992), Shadow Demon and Willie. I warned you already that they are a little bit more rough, but that’s how it started man. Remember your history! a smart man once said. 😉

Creating thumb nail images, uploading all captures of the ANSI animations manually to YouTube and then creating a table grid in my blog post was a pain in the neck to do and I decided not to do it again for this post, sorry folks.

I made instead one video where I also added some nice music by Jeroen Tel, Rob Hubbard and JCH/Vibrants. The Individual pieces included in the video are…

  • Mondoman: Above the Law, Astral Plane, ICE Castle, Lost Castle, Seven Heaven, Shadow Gate, The Inner City 1 & 2, The Pits, Total Recall, Tower of High Society
  • RaD Man: Hamburger Heaven, Hard Kod, Logix Probe, Louder Than Bombs
  • Shadow Demon: Final Frontier, Hamburger Heaven, Hard Kod, The Pits
  • Willie: Pistol, Rush

Voila, the video…

Backup URL to Video on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbgD14LH0Ck).

Backup link to video on YouTube.

You can download this video in AVI format at Mediafire.com

You are still able to download the individual video captures of each animation individually in the original resolution as I recorded them in. Check out this shared folder at Mediafire.com for the individual videos. This folder also contains the previous captures of ANSI animations by ACiD and iCE.

You can also download the original AAA art packs in zip format, with the old school .ANS files included.
Aces of ANSI Art packs: aaa-8991.zip (382 KB) and aaa-vol2.zip (11 KB)

Cheers!

Carsten aka Roy/SAC

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