New Spriting Tutorial - Angled Weapons Up! (P. 1)

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Re: New Spriting Tutorial

Postby Cutmanmike » Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:29 am

Any animation tips would be handy btw, for all 3 types.
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Re: New Spriting Tutorial

Postby Remmirath » Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:30 am

Wow. You rock, Eric! :D :D
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Re: New Spriting Tutorial

Postby Amuscaria » Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:45 am

Cutmanmike wrote:Any animation tips would be handy btw, for all 3 types.


That will be included yes. Of course, i'm not gonna go into the whole anatomy thing, since it would require that the person already know something about human and animal anatomy. Which is far to complex to get into for simple doom sprites.
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Re: New Spriting Tutorial

Postby Cutmanmike » Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:51 am

I mean for things like with weapons. Making them animate in a way that doesn't look odd must be a huge pain in the ass, especially animations like the super shotgun. I haven't seen anyone animate a rocket launcher reloading sequence yet, and I have no idea how you would even begin. :?
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Re: New Spriting Tutorial

Postby Amuscaria » Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:14 am

Cutmanmike wrote:I mean for things like with weapons. Making them animate in a way that doesn't look odd must be a huge pain in the ass, especially animations like the super shotgun. I haven't seen anyone animate a rocket launcher reloading sequence yet, and I have no idea how you would even begin. :?


Hm, reloads. That can be doable. Although i'll need to make a new weapon to show it. I havent animated many reloads, so I can't say for sure It's within my ability right now. Best way I can think of is to take screenshots of 3D FPS games like Doom3, Counter-Strike, and just look at how they reload their guns. o_o The whole reloading thing is highly variable. it totally depends on how you designed your weapon and where the "reloadable" part actually is.
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Re: New Spriting Tutorial

Postby FuzzballFox » Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:11 pm

Lowering the weapon and putting in a rocket in the end could be one way, or Halo style being raising the weapon and putting a pack into the side- like you said depends on the design of the weapon...

Offtopic (kinda): What kind of tablet do you have atm Eriance? (And the one you ordered)
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Re: New Spriting Tutorial

Postby Amuscaria » Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:41 pm

FuzzballFox wrote:Lowering the weapon and putting in a rocket in the end could be one way, or Halo style being raising the weapon and putting a pack into the side- like you said depends on the design of the weapon...

Offtopic (kinda): What kind of tablet do you have atm Eriance? (And the one you ordered)


The current one is pretty crappy It's a 12"x9" AIPTEK HyperPen 12000u. It's pretty basic and can now be bought for a low price of 79.99. For general applications, it's pretty sufficient, but it lacks the pressure settings of higher-end tablets as well as the precision. The new one I ordered is a 12"x9" Wacom Intuos 3. :D
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Re: New Spriting Tutorial

Postby Project Dark Fox » Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:12 pm

Eriance wrote:@Cutman: I've worked on Hellion and met the goals for this week early on. So I have more free time. :D Besides, it's not like I'm working on anything new for DE. All i need for this tutorial has already been made; references sheets from the monsters I started, the PSD file for that monster, and just some other general crap. While I'm always motivated to START a monster for DE, i lose all of it by the time I get to the death frames, lol (happens everytime).

@Fuzzballfox: Yes spriting would be generally easier if you had a tablet. You can get a pretty decent on for 80 bucks *(the one I have now - Although i just ordered a 400-dollar one). But I think I'll show several styles of spriting in this totoruial, not just the gradient doom-style. Hellion's style with the Cell-shading like colors wont need a tablet.

If you get that new one I'll buy that old one off of you.
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Re: New Spriting Tutorial

Postby Medricel » Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:20 pm

Eriance wrote:The new one I ordered is a 12"x9" Wacom Intuos 3. :D

12x9... Tasty. I've got the 6x5 Intuos3, and it's lovely.
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Re: New Spriting Tutorial

Postby FuzzballFox » Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:13 pm

A4 Wacom Intuos 3 eh? Very nice indeed...:P
I'm quite happy with my Bamboo One, wasn't too expensive costing about £36 brand new...now a DTF-720...
A guy can dream...XD
http://www.wacom.com/pendisplays/DTF720.php
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Re: New Spriting Tutorial

Postby Medricel » Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:28 pm

FuzzballFox wrote:DTF-720

Cintiq 21UX is superior. It used to be $1,000 more when it first came about, but now it's the same price as the DTF-720, but is larger and has more sensitivity.
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Re: New Spriting Tutorial

Postby Unknown_Assassin » Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:07 pm

Eriance wrote:i lose all of it by the time I get to the death frames, lol (happens everytime).


Maybe you should do all of one monster's sprites, but the death frames; you can then continue on making other monster sprites excluding the death frames as well. :P That way, DE gets closer to being completed, and members such as myself would get to enjoy seeing your monsters. It's a win-win situation. :D
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Re: New Spriting Tutorial

Postby Project Dark Fox » Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:13 pm

Unknown_Assassin wrote:
Eriance wrote:i lose all of it by the time I get to the death frames, lol (happens everytime).


Maybe you should do all of one monster's sprites, but the death frames; you can then continue on making other monster sprites excluding the death frames as well. :P That way, DE gets closer to being completed, and members such as myself would get to enjoy seeing your monsters. It's a win-win situation. :D

Not necessarily. When you're spriting for awhile you just want to do something else. It's not an easy task.
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Re: New Spriting Tutorial

Postby CaptainToenail » Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:14 pm

What he said, it's boring as hell.
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Re: New Spriting Tutorial

Postby Ghastly » Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:16 pm

Project Dark Fox wrote:Not necessarily. When you're spriting for awhile you just want to do something else. It's not an easy task.

Usually, when doing something tedious like that, I listen to some music. Currently learning Josh Groban - Caruso. :P
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