Welcome to my Metazoic site! This site discusses the existence of the creatures to come along after humans will be extinct. I first became interested in a world after man when I acquired my first copy of Dougal Dixon's After Man: A Zoology of the Future in 1992. However, I unwittingly created creatures that did not exist from the time I was about 8 years old. But it was after I obtained a copy of that book (now a collector's item) that I decided to take these same creatures I created as a child and make them more realistic in an evolutionary sense. Though it may be hard for a lot of us to grasp, humans will soon become extinct. One of the biggest factors of how this will happen is the current overpopulation rate. Which is why I don't contribute to the population. I created this world with little more than mammals fulfilling all ecological niches with the help of some friends. I even gave the era of the age after man a name, I called it the Metazoic, derived from the words for "After-era" (Meta, meaning after, and zoic meaning era). We are now in the Cenozoic era. To view all the animals I have created since I began this project, you can go to the "Meet the Mammals" section of this site. To discuss your own ideas about what you think will happen in the future world, and share your ideas with others, please feel free to leave a comment.
One more thing, some of you may find this site quite offensive, and you have a right to your own opinion. But please respect my right to have an opinion too. I'm not saying there is no GOD, I believe it was HIM who got the ball rolling. But I believe after that, evolution took over. There is so much more evidence of evolution than there is of creation. Even that going on right under our noses. Other than that, enjoy yourself and visit our many links.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Mini-Movies From Metazoica

I've been rather busy working on some movies to illustrate some of the different animals from Metazoica. Some you may have seen before. A couple of these are rather old, and I just redid them and added a few new touches to them. They took forever to make!! A movie of 20 seconds takes more than 100 frames. Then I added sound and some action. Getting the right moves was the tough part! I had to make it look and feel just like you were actually looking at the animals moving about in the wild. I still think my animation techniques need some work, but this is just a set of basic screen-tests. These are just samples of some of the animals I will be displaying in the new and improved Metazoic site. However, then the animation will be much better, because the person who will be creating the movies will be using a 3D style animation program. I cannot wait for that either. But these screen tests will give you an idea of what is to come. I've done 3 so far. They are Deinognathus, Carnodorcas and Leptonosoma. The Deinognathus looks rather primitive, because these drawings were originally done in 2004. Before I settled on the modern look of the animal. So, pay no mind to it. That video used to be presented on my Metazoic website in flash style. But this one is much better! Anyway, hope you like these.

And yes, I did do each frame individually all by myself, and I put them together all by myself, and added the sound, all done by me. If you'd like to know how I did it, I did each frame in Paint Shop Pro, and put them together in Windows Movie Maker. I got the sounds from Sounddogs.com. It's not really hard if you know all the tricks to animation it's self.

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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cool! Do a Pterdraco movie next!

TimGal said...

I'll try.

forbiddenparadise64 said...

Hi. I love the videos. As said before, I'm a big fan of your website. I was wandering if your friend metalraptor was available. You see in my project walking with the future on the SE forum, I have an extinction event, caused by volcanic activity, and I'm not sure which animals would be most plausible to take over the Earth, or at least whether the ones I already have are plausible or not. I heard that canis got information from metalraptor for his simulation of a permian mass extinction scale event happening again. In my project, 75 million years after man, a massive extinction, slightly bigger than the permian extinction occurs and wipes out many life forms. I heard metalraptors an expert on this kind of stuff, so would it be ok if you could let me contact him?

TimGal said...

I haven't heard from him in quite a long time. But I know he still gets these comments (if he still has the same e-mail address). If he sees this, maybe he can tell you how to get in contact with him. Yes, he is great at these scenarios. He's very smart :)

De said...

Hey its me De, Cool movies....

Ohh by the way how did bats get the top flying niche in the Metazoic?

TimGal said...

Glad you liked the movies.

As for bats, well, the development of stronger leg muscles, long tails, bigger brains, and the fact that most species roost in caves.

El Squibbonator said...

On that train of thought, have you ever imagined what a Metazoic animated film might be like? There's one idea that keeps sticking in my head. It's sort of a Metazoic Bambi/Land Before Time. The main character is young Tachypus racer and the villain is a giant Deinognathus.

TimGal said...

I've thought of doing some feature-length animated movies. If my project becomes popular enough (and I get enough funding) I just might carry that out :)

Anonymous said...

Hi metazoica,what happened to you?Site has not been updated for ages and this blog too

TimGal said...

Hi. I am sorry about the lack of attention to the site. More updates and blogs will be on their way very soon.

Anonymous said...

ok,i thought u ill or something like that,i know it,i am now very busy too