{TUT} Basic & Advanced Weapon Spriting

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Re: {TUT} Basic & Advanced Weapon Spriting

Postby Minigunner » Sat May 10, 2014 12:28 am

DoomNukem wrote:
Minigunner wrote:I'm not one to make tutorials, but I have done direct renders with only some color changes:
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ooh very nice, what was that rendered in, and did it have a texture/material to begin with or are all those details modelled on?

It was rendered in Blender, and as it is a Counter-Strike model off of GameBanana, it already had texturing. However, I had to do some post-render recoloring to get it to fit in the Duke palette.
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Re: {TUT} Basic & Advanced Weapon Spriting

Postby torridgristle » Sat May 10, 2014 12:30 am

DoomNukem wrote:Wow I never noticed that before haha, I think you're right they are slightly taller in-game, do you know what causes this? is it to do with using 16:9?, I mean if the sprites are too tall that can easily be sort of corrected by lowering it using offsets, might clip a bit off but yeah this is the first time I've been aware of this and now It cant be unseen, everything looks squashed now goddamnit.


Vanilla Doom ran only in a tweaked VGA "Mode Y" 320x200 video mode. On properly configured CRT monitors, which were the only widely available and inexpensive consumer display device for computers at the time, this video mode took up the entire screen, which had a 4:3 physical aspect ratio. This meant that the 320x200 display, with a 16:10 logical ratio, was stretched vertically - each pixel was 20% taller than it was wide.

More about Doom's aspect ratio here.

It has nothing to do with using 16:9, Doom was just made to stretch a 320x200 (16:10) image over a 4:3 screen and sourceports stretch sprites similarly so Doom looks normal. I guess you could use TEXTURES' Y Scale and set it to 120%.
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Re: {TUT} Basic & Advanced Weapon Spriting

Postby SoloSpaghetti » Sat May 10, 2014 8:25 am

I've tryed with autoCAD. It's a bit more compless (and tedious) the modeling with all UCS changes, but rendering it's rather simple and fast.
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Here's the result. Behold the VR gun! :P
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Re: {TUT} Basic & Advanced Weapon Spriting

Postby Sgt. Shivers » Sat May 10, 2014 5:35 pm

Neat stuff Solo, looks like it would fit right into Doom. Maybe as the Probjectile?
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Re: {TUT} Basic & Advanced Weapon Spriting

Postby Captain J » Sat May 10, 2014 10:37 pm

but too bad it's mild and too blurry, drawing some of lines could be works.
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Re: {TUT} Basic & Advanced Weapon Spriting

Postby Solmyr » Wed May 14, 2014 10:28 pm

Excelent tutorial, very helpful, and saves a lot of time.

That computer gun looks more like an advanced satchel charge or a beacon of some sort, but it's neat and creative.
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Re: {TUT} Basic & Advanced Weapon Spriting

Postby DoomNukem » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:15 am

Just a quick bump, threw together a quick little tutorial regarding FOV in maya that I didn't and should've covered previously, check first post.
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Re: {TUT} Basic & Advanced Weapon Spriting

Postby raymoohawk » Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:12 am

is there any way this method can be adapted to monster spriting?
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Re: {TUT} Basic & Advanced Weapon Spriting

Postby Captain J » Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:06 am

he sprites weapons, not a monsters. anyway i presume eriance is the good case for monster spriting, he's the best on that one.
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Re: {TUT} Basic & Advanced Weapon Spriting

Postby Carbine Dioxide » Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:42 pm

I cant seem to do the shading on my Gun.
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Re: {TUT} Basic & Advanced Weapon Spriting

Postby Carbine Dioxide » Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:49 pm

I tried the shading part. I thought I did pretty well on the bolt, but the rest is crap. The first fail was with gimp and the second was done with photo shop.
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Re: {TUT} Basic & Advanced Weapon Spriting

Postby Caligari87 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:50 am

Well, you're off to an okay start, actually. I think the problem is that darkness is usually used to accentuate inside or shadowed edges, but here you're using it for an outside edge. So the bolt part looks fine since it protrudes from the gun, as well as the part where the bottom/left of the sight meets the top of the gun, but the upper-left edge of the gun body itself should be highlighted, not shadowed. Try fixing that and maybe darkening the overall gun color a bit.

EDIT: Crappy MSPAINT edit. Red should be dark areas, yellow should be lighter areas.

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Re: {TUT} Basic & Advanced Weapon Spriting

Postby Carbine Dioxide » Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:38 pm

thanks, bro, I think that should help.
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Re: {TUT} Basic & Advanced Weapon Spriting

Postby TiberiumSoul » Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:09 pm

*opens the advanced tutorial*

im just gonna grab that sprite for archiving purposes yeah thats all dont look this way obviously not going to havesomeone make a sick animation with this one frame...
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Re: {TUT} Basic & Advanced Weapon Spriting

Postby Carbine Dioxide » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:29 am

Hey! What are you doing there(I am sure it's alright)!?
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