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Post » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:33 pm

Hi,

Good topic at all.

I have some questions:

- SpriteAttack: Have you used table like wacom? Can I draw using keyboard and mouse as well without any wacom? Can Gimp or Inkscape handle onion animation?
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Post » Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:56 pm

@SpriteAttack really nice tutorials :D
i'll steal some of those techniques for a future game :D
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Post » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:53 pm

@Inoncencio - I use a wacom tablet for all my art [pixel, vector, digital painting and 3D] but it's just a matter of what you feel more comfortable with... Inkscape and Gimp work fine either way...
As far as onionskin animation in Inkscape goes it's limited but works - see my latest tutorrial on animation:
http://2dgameartforprogrammers.blogspot.com/2011/11/character-animation.html

@Ize - I am glad you like the tutorials and would like to see what you come up with.
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Post » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:05 pm

@SpriteAttack

Thanks for your reply. I checked the birds tutorial you did, very nice colors and shapes. I started the Inkspace to try to do these birds alike yours and I got confused how gradient works under it. Very weird, not easy, different as CorelDRAW does.

Later I will post here the picture I created, I think its OK but can be improve it further.
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Post » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:04 pm

Nice blog @SpriteAttack
Looking at your tutorials, it looks so simple ^^

I'll have to install inkscape again some day and mess in it a bit.
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Post » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:08 am

I just wrote a tutorial on creating game assets with bitmap output in mind... It might be helpful for the Scirra community...



Enjoy!
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Post » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:28 pm

I use Anime Studio. It's really amazing that you can draw everything so quickly and still looks stylish and professional. And it's not that expensive as PhotoShop :)
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Post » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:21 am

@alex - Inkscape is free and so is gimp... ;)
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Post » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:22 am

The quick answer is: see video tutorials at http://spritetools.com/

In these tutorials you will learn how to:
1) Draw and edit a vector image    http://youtu.be/rdJLS45O9XA
2) Raster images to vector images http://youtu.be/nPuv4jbsBgM
3) Make the first frame of a model http://youtu.be/vW7pkDw8VX4
4) Animate and make a sprite sheet http://youtu.be/R6RdZiX0EAs
5) In game testing                 http://youtu.be/NzOayKnuFbc
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Post » Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:32 pm

Hey, man. Give Pro Motion a try, from Cosmigo. (Search "Pro Motion Cosmigo" or you probably won't find it). It costs a few dollars but it's a fantastically powerful tool built specifically for spriting. There are video tutorials on how to use it, and there's a manual with it.

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