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So I've decided to try to animate the psyche-lock mechanic seen in the Phoenix Wright games. By the way, the psyche-lock animations are made by jmkrebs30. You can check out the initial animations here: jmkrebs30.deviantart.com/art/P…

What I basically did is edit the animations themselves, and made them fit into a 16:9 screen. I also decided to use the psyche-lock sfx used in Dual Destinies, which I had to rip the audio from gameplays. 

Also, this is a little "preview" to who Phoenix will end up seeing with Psyche-locks in Elements of Justice.

I'm getting close to finishing the first episode of Turnabout Fashion, but I'm still waiting for 3 more voice actors to turn in their lines.

That's all for now!
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tom117z Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016
So we finally get to see what Trixie's hiding behind those black locks...
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DiamondDust22406 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015
For the locks..

I'm sure the animation on YouTube is not final, right? Because, from what I remember from the trilogy, the character made a expression, such as surprised, miffed, angry.

but, I haven't played in a while, and so I am getting stupid. :p
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TheAljavis Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's absolutely not final. I'll make sure to make it look as good as possible, with the characters actually reacting to it.
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DiamondDust22406 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
Also, you aren't going to do scenes where the murder occurs and shows the murderer, are you?

thanks for answering my question
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:iconthealjavis:
TheAljavis Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, I'm not. I feel that it wouldn't be much of a mystery if I showed the murderer right away.
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DiamondDust22406 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
Good, because I hated in when it happened in Duel Destinies and one time in Investagations.
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ArcanissSupreme Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
 The brilliance of Phoenix Wright game story telling is that each court is a separate story with an overall arc story through out the entire game. Actually Duel Destiny and MLP season 4 have the same story structure.

Since you going for 5 cases are you going for a overall story arc as well?
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:iconthealjavis:
TheAljavis Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am going to make an overall story arc. I would've just made only one case, but I feel that there is just so much potential to have an entire story arc. If it was a single case, then the pacing would be rushed as hell.
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Yukimazan Featured By Owner Edited Jul 1, 2015
I was expecting Trixie to get the hardest number of Psyche-locks. But knowing DD, that means she doesn't know what she knows. (Shining Armor having a lock? Uh oh :O )

Other than that, the animation's pretty good so far. I don't know much about animation but maybe if you want to do Perceive or Mood Matrix, here's a thought:

Perceive animation since it's a close up of a pony could just be like look one place or another somewhere else and then a 3rd time you see the body part moving and "GOTCHA!". I'm not sure about the retina animating part which could be hard to do. It's more like using a magnifying glass to search for a clue.

Mood Matrix would rely more on the colours blinking along with the sounds to make it more noticeable. If the person gets too emotional with one of the emotes perhaps the rest of the emotes get replaced by that emote with the screen turning to that colour as well? Also for the discord level I think you can just decrease them down in tens since they always end up with 0 in the ones. (10, 50, 60, etc ) This might also be off topic but I can imagine the emotes being replaced with the Mane 6 cutie marks, demonstrating if they're too loyal, too kind or a mix when they lie since each cutie mark represents a trait. (Think like a pony would just lie because honour dictates, that's like a mix of Loyalty and Honesty. )

I know I'm not an animator but I thought when comparing to DD's animation type, it might help you a little at least to make it easier for you. Keep up the great work there!
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TheAljavis Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! 

Yeah, I'm currently planning how I could animate the Perceive and Mood Matrix mechanics. What you said is basically how I'm going to approach it. I'm planning to recreate each emote and the mood matrix screen so I could control whatever I want to work. I'll probably do a little Mood Matrix Animation Test later, but I'm sure it won't be out till much later. 
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Yukimazan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
No problem. Can't wait to see what you have in store then. Just take your time with them. Can't rush art like the toy tailor in Toy Story 2 would say.
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jvmal123 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
How about Perceive
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TheAljavis Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm trying to figure out how to animate the Perceive mechanic as it will happen. The same thing with the Mood Matrix.
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krisser20-UNEN Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
Looks awesome! Well done! :)
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TheAljavis Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Ismalith Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
I love how Shining just has one lock
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Randomreader-001 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
Luna and Celestia of course would have the most locks to hide something. ^^;   Go figure.
great work, this is just LIKE the game. ^^
Also, O!!O  YOU MANAGED TO BREAK THE BLACK PSYCH-LOCKS!? That's suppose to be impossible!!
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:iconthealjavis:
TheAljavis Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!

Hehe, black psyche-locks are not impossible to break. It's been done in Dual Destinies!
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Randomreader-001 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
O!O  I didn't hear anything about that!
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SilverWolfFanatic Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
Wow! Wonder what Shining Armor is hiding?

Awesome job! :)
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:iconthealjavis:
TheAljavis Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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SilverWolfFanatic Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
No prob.
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rcmero Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Student Writer
Where did you get that high-quality sprite of the black psyche-locks? Did you just recolour the red ones?
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:iconthealjavis:
TheAljavis Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't actually. That would be jmkrebs30 who did that. He's the one who recolored them.
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Gamer19356 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
I LIKE IT! Awesome job by jmkrebs30! Especially the black ones on Trixie!
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:iconthealjavis:
TheAljavis Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! And yeah, I had a lot of fun working on the black psyche-locks.
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Gamer19356 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
I thought you did extremely well on the animations and the audio. NOW WE NEED MUSIC!
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:iconthealjavis:
TheAljavis Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The music will come in due time, good sir.
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ArcanissSupreme Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive animations. I see your going indeed with the idea that Trixie black Psyche Locks never got broken in the 1st story.
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TheAljavis Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I kind of figured out a reason why she still has her black psyche-locks. Although it won't be revealed until the last case.
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Zalleus Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
Uh oh, nopony can make it easy on Phoenix, can they. They look badass.
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:iconthealjavis:
TheAljavis Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Smbzoo448 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks good. Got the music for the Psyche-Lock breaking yet? If so I can give my opinion on it.
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:iconthealjavis:
TheAljavis Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What do you mean the music for it?
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Smbzoo448 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGFB8h…

This song plays while breaking Psyche-Locks in Dual Destinies.
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sinful2 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
what you didn't even notice that there was music that went along with it? Not even in the earlier games?
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TheAljavis Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, no, I thought he meant if I'm making my own version of the psyche-lock theme. I didn't put the psyche-lock theme in this test animation, considering it's just a test.
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Smbzoo448 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I was asking if you did make your own version of the music and if you did I could give you my opinion on it like the last time.
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TheAljavis Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, I'm not making my own version of the psyche-lock theme. I'm only making custom music if it involves a new character or new events.
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Smbzoo448 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Good to know. By the way, have you worked on that song since I gave you my opinion on it.
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:iconthealjavis:
TheAljavis Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have. However I'm taking a little break on the custom music, as I still have to work on the video itself.
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VR-MMORPG Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly amazing!!
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:iconthealjavis:
TheAljavis Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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VR-MMORPG Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome :D
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hannyah Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing animation and sound!!
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TheAljavis Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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hannyah Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!!
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sinful2 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
Could have been better, but so far, it looks pretty good.

Also, about the Part 1/2 of the trial script, I must have been tripping, I don't think it occurred to me that I didn't actually read the whole part before going to the next part, hope you can forgive the misunderstanding.
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TheAljavis Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I know it looks a little sloppy, but I'll give it my all when I actually get to the psyche-locks in the series.

Don't worry about it. I can tell you were confused about the order of events.
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ChangingHeartxx Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Professional Writer
I had the volume up fully and was texting when i clicked this is scared the crap out of me.... Oh god.
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