Behind the Scenes – Animation vs. Minecraft

Behind the Scenes – Animation vs. Minecraft

Hey guys, so I’m gonna give you a behind-the-scenes
look at my latest animation, “Animation vs. Minecraft.” So this was a fun challenge, recreating the 3-D
world of Minecraft on a 2-dimensional desktop. As all of my previous animations, this one was animated entirely in Adobe Flash. So I started by gathering the textures
from a default Minecraft resource pack. I picked out the ones I would need, doubled their size, and then put them into Flash. I built the structures by starting with a grid of blocks, and replacing blocks until I was done. And that’s how I made the house, the windmill, and the trees. But then later, I discovered the pixel brush tool plugin. That made my life so much easier, because I could literally paint with Minecraft blocks. And that’s how I was able to animate the
giant cobblestone and obsidian stick figure. I recorded myself playing Minecraft and went through the footage frame by frame so I could accurately animate all the effects, like the TNT explosion, the zombies dying, skeletons getting hit, creepers exploding, etc. The block breaking animation was accomplished by cutting up
the texture into 3 different pieces and then animating 16 of them going in
different directions frame by frame. And then for each type of block that got destroyed, I would replace the 3 pieces with 3 new pieces, with a different texture. In order to make 3-D characters using a 2-D program, I had to cheat a little bit. So all the things that look 3-D, like the zombies, the creepers, and the spinning cube at the beginning, are just an illusion. Adding diamond armor to every single frame would have taken me an additional month or 2, if I didn’t hire some helpers to add it for me. They spent a combined 150 hours
just on adding diamond armor. Each piece of the armor set
was made to fit multiple angles. The most tedious scene was the skeleton scene, every single arrow had to be accounted for. The longer the scene dragged
on, the more arrows built up. So by the end, when the creeper blows them up, each of the hundred arrows had to be animated to fly in a slightly different direction and land in a slightly different place. So this animation took over 800 hours, even longer than the 738 hours that it
took to make “Animator vs. Animation IV”, and not including the 150 hours spent
by my diamond armor helpers. I never expected it to take THIS long. And for the next animation, I hope to put a lot less food on my plate, so I could get it done much more quickly. So thanks for watching, and if this
kind of stuff is interesting to you, then you can come check out my tutorial channel here. And if you want to help me get these
animations done more quickly, please visit my Patreon page by clicking here. So thanks for watching, and I’ll see you later.

David Anderson

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100 thoughts on “Behind the Scenes – Animation vs. Minecraft

  1. Pragatom Gaming says:

    You are creative and hardworking

  2. Jomel TheGreat says:

    Wow most hard work😂

  3. Junyoung Park says:

    your efforts are worth billions of subscribers

  4. Aetherskye says:

    Wow. You even went through the time to put cheeky file names

  5. charlene samoy says:

    Alan,what program did you use? 1:12

  6. OSMAN ÇAKMAK says:

    Very hard but perfect.

  7. Blue Moon says:

    YOU DONT DESERVE 7 MILLION SUBS …. but you do deserve 9999999 million subs 🙂

  8. sebastian hjelde says:

    This is harder then its looks.. i cant even do eanythinmg with the files xD

  9. AmazeUsNow says:

    What software do you use? It look so cool!


    oh god

  11. muhammad firmansyah says:

    what aplication you have to make thus animation

  12. BɑꜱɨɔGɑɱєɾAɲɨɱɑʈøɾ 321 says:

    I wish i could be a creator like you 🙁

  13. Shiroko Chan says:

    Wait. So the second coming doesn’t really help you animate? Omg. (I’m only jk, lol)
    Anyway, i really like your animation. I first saw your animation when i was in junior high school. (I’m 22 now, so) and they’re really great. I’m really glad to be ablr to find your channel rn. Keep creating!!

  14. Dark Gamer 340 says:

    you dont need to do somting like this you need to take a brake

  15. Nickl Channel says:

    I can't download plugin!

  16. Stick noder says:

    which "program" you used to make the mobs?

  17. alan pasa says:

    That is too easy to watch 😁 but about making is looks like to hard and long time.

  18. KmlYslrmk says:

    I can't do this!!!!!

  19. GamingShapeShifter says:

    i want to do simple animations with stick figures to so thank you and also you are one dedicated man

  20. AccEOC says:

    I'm….. shocked but also impressed that you put soo many hours in making just a single video of several minutes. Keep up the good work man.

  21. 飲料 says:

    I am real like you video

  22. AssaultOPS says:

    This looks even more difficult than the whole making of minecraft

  23. Tripix Steve says:

    800 Hours!!!!! OMG

  24. aune says:

    I would never do a hardwork like this.

  25. SugG says:

    Нифига не понял, но очень интересно

  26. Gacha Tomboy says:

    Alan you are such an hardworker that took you forever do do that animation and i was how the animations were on you computer but you wrre making them

  27. Estefi Villalba says:


  28. W.D Gaster says:

    I guess that's where all the patreon money goes to

  29. william kelly says:

    which program do you use

  30. luiz stickman says:

    You fala is português

  31. Saber Playz says:

    Wow youre really a good animator

  32. el canal de Sam Stone says:

    You'r amazing men greating from chile

  33. SaydShojaie says:

    Well Done Alan Keep It Up Hardworking

  34. h d says:

    It's sooooooooooooo difficult!

  35. I Will Eat You says:

    Worth it. You got 130 milion views

  36. Jono’s Fort says:

    This is so so so old

  37. hungg 123 says:

    This is why we shouldnt dislike the video for its shortest. WE SHOULD RESPECT HIM

  38. Rigz Movie Diaries says:

    The wonder of adobe flash

  39. shena shanny turnip says:

    Wow amazing 😲

  40. Ź3ñØñ シWáŘŕÎøŘ says:

    You got ur reward 7.9 m subscribers

  41. Toto Tuvshuu says:


  42. HARITH H. says:

    Playing minecraft on editing apps!

  43. Ax Zhu says:

    damnnn you're amazing!!!

  44. Ali Touat says:

    Célé le logisyel ke vous utilije

  45. victor gallardo says:

    Holy shot 800 hours for a 16 min video that's some patience right there

  46. Abstract horse says:

    So u build this always like alots day u getting tired

  47. Sunarno Sastrosudarmo says:

    wow. You make this animation difficult. I've watched it and it's very exciting. I like

  48. Karolus1337 says:

    wow 0:37

  49. Cookie_ Queen says:

    Good job 👍

  50. Ryan ruiz gonçalves says:

    R.I.P. alan finghers…
    dead because make so much work

  51. Demo Streams says:

    Animation Vs Anime!!

  52. James Games says:

    I am so sorry for…..mentaly

  53. Jacky Zhang says:

    Wow dis is hard

  54. DarkSkull The Gamer says:

    1:20 MY LIFE IS A LIE

  55. 0 lAngry_Knightl 0 says:

    Thats hard

  56. 0 lAngry_Knightl 0 says:

    And realistic

  57. Katelyn Villianuava says:

    Thats so cooooool hope you didnt get tired all of thosr

  58. 白猫りゅう says:


  59. Puff The magic dragon says:

    What a mess

  60. victor vicente says:


  61. PeanutZeedYT says:

    if i do that i would give up quickly

  62. ハイライトさん says:


  63. Diamonds In Time says:

    at least it was well worth it in the end, yknow, got like 140M views.

  64. Impunity says:

    i wonder if the video made enough money to even cover minimum wage lmao

  65. NormalSpinner1 says:

    800 hours to make this animation??! Chezus christ your'e a god!!!

  66. скилл на джина says:

    Isaac vs animation

  67. Sebastian Ph says:

    what tool are you using please tell me

  68. HadesTheHell says:

    hi what's the software you use please ?

  69. Storm44Gaming says:

    How do i get the minecraft default texturepack ?

  70. Taš Kolman says:

    You are.insane

  71. 김지영 says:

    Ah I want to eat ramen

  72. { V . C } says:

    Animator VS time

  73. Ольга Крон says:

    Сколко фаташопа уходить на это?????

  74. Pro Player says:

    Oh my god you have to work soo hard on making animations i thought it was easy at first i am sad that you have to work soo hard on making these animations 🙁

  75. Ahmet Kaard / Smol Boi says:

    This is unfair you not getting what you deserve

  76. I LOVE CATS!!!!! says:

    This guy put 800 hours into 16 minutes

  77. JustinMurr13 says:

    wow. so hard work. much tired. he love work
    the doge meme

  78. Hemant Kumar says:

    this is hardwork behind the fun 🤐😱

  79. Ash'ham 105 2 says:

    plz sub him he is doing very extrimely hard work for u guys

  80. Rose Tanghal says:

    dear alan becker
    your animations are amazing and so cool I hope I could keep posting animations!!!!😆😍

  81. Gemma Sales says:

    Computer: These Animation Is Not Warned You

    Animation: creates a bunch of animated arrows

  82. World Of Code says:

    I use Krita because it is free. Im finding it kinda hard. Do you have any advice?

  83. joel jr says:

    WOw so hrade dude

  84. xO GaMerEpicOx says:

    Legit as a 6 year old i would watch Animation vs. Minecraft almost every day.

  85. 소울 says:

    wow!!!! good!!!

  86. gacha rayyan says:


  87. The boss6000 0000 says:

    Great job

  88. Alfa Alta says:

    what is the program used?

  89. HAYKASY says:

    animation parkour vs thiefs!

  90. 風音エル says:


  91. bill santiago says:


  92. えーこん:ゆっくり実況者 says:

    Please tell me what software you are using

  93. Lucky Ramirez says:

    Yeah, but some of the drops in Animation vs. Minecraft are wrong

  94. шорохов андрей says:


  95. Stickmania says:

    dowlonad blocks minecraft

  96. tengis odzorig says:

    i wish i am in the patreon i have a tril idea of episode ;-;

  97. 내구독자수 김정은 죽을 확률 says:

    Wow great!!!!!

  98. John Daniel Cruda says:

    1000% respect😮😲😱

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