Help in creating Sprites

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Post » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:12 pm

I need some help in creating the sprites for my game. I was wondering if someone who has already made ??many sprites know you recommend any program perfect to it or even some models so I can create my own, because I do not have the slightest idea how to begin.
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Post » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:19 pm

First question is ofcourse:"What kind of sprites do you want to make?"
If you want to create animated sprites, you will have to know a lot about the movement you're trying to recreate, so for someone who hasn't made them ever better to start simpler..
If you want static sprites, you could try using programs like paint, gimp or work with vectors in for example Inkscape..
Artwork could sometimes better be called Hard work, because creating something that is pleasing to the eye takes a lot of practice and hard work..
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Post » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:26 pm

[QUOTE=LittleStain] First question is ofcourse:"What kind of sprites do you want to make?"
If you want to create animated sprites, you will have to know a lot about the movement you're trying to recreate, so for someone who hasn't made them ever better to start simpler..
If you want static sprites, you could try using programs like paint, gimp or work with vectors in for example Inkscape..
Artwork could sometimes better be called Hard work, because creating something that is pleasing to the eye takes a lot of practice and hard work..[/QUOTE]

I want to make sprites more or less in this style

http://www.humanbalance.net/gale/pics/sample1.gif

It's just an example.

I know about handling a bit, the character design (how it is) I've already done it. I really do not know, it turns it into a sprite ...
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Post » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:26 pm

You can create png files with Photoshop or Gimp.
And if you want to animate them there's spriter.
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Post » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:31 pm

An animation is made up of multiple pictures. Importing an animation in C2 is pretty easy when you have the pictures. You can create all the pictures by drawing them one at a time, or use a program like Spriter to animate the bodyparts after you've created them, Like beufreecasse said.
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Post » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:36 pm

[QUOTE=LittleStain] An animation is made up of multiple pictures. Importing an animation in C2 is pretty easy when you have the pictures. You can create all the pictures by drawing them one at a time, or use a program like Spriter to animate the bodyparts after you've created them, Like beufreecasse said.[/QUOTE]

Part of animating until I can do, but my problem is really transforming my character design project into something 16-bit, for example. This is my biggest difficulty.
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Post » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:42 pm

I would download Inkscape, it's a free program. Draw over your design with lines and export it to png.. Then in a program like gimp, import the png and scale it down to the size you want.. Probably you will have to change some pixels manually to get the look and effect you want, but it's easier this way then drawing one pixel at a time for most..

Drawing small sprites that look good is really an art.. The way described above is actually cheating, but it can work if done correctly..LittleStain2013-04-25 17:45:48
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Post » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:51 pm

[QUOTE=LittleStain] I would download Inkscape, it's a free program. Draw over your design with lines and export it to png.. Then in a program like gimp, import the png and scale it down to the size you want.. Probably you will have to change some pixels manually to get the look and effect you want, but it's easier this way then drawing one pixel at a time for most..

Drawing small sprites that look good is really an art.. The way described above is actually cheating, but it can work if done correctly..[/QUOTE]

Got it! Thanks helped me alot ^^
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