I finally got around to animating my tuber yesterday, edited and added effects this morning. The tater was impaled on a 12" wooden dowel which ran through the styrofoam planet and into a piece of foamcore that I used as my tabletop. I tried to keep the visible portion of the dowel, from the bottom of the potato to the surface of the planet, hidden in shadow, also painted it black, but ultimately ended up going into photoshop and erasing bits here and there. I enhanced the green glow-y eyes in PS also. The beam and smoke come courtesy of ParticleIllusion, my favorite little effects tool. Music is mostly cobbled from various sound effects found on Soundsnap.com, another fantastic resource.
I'm going to come up with a shorter .gif file to use as my new avatar.
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