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Re: Sleepwalker's randomness, current - IftU Demon portraits

Post by Sleepwalker » August 8th, 2012, 10:00 am

I did not plan or study anything, just pretty much making up the movements as I go to what feels nice to me. Imitating some real life martial art was never intended.

I think the throw looks more graceful as I put more frames into it for the amount of movement done compared to the blade attack? (where he rotates 720 degrees compared to 360 degrees in the throw) I bet I could make that one look more graceful too if I fleshed it out more... Yes it's all pretty flashy and unrealistic but I hope that's not a bad thing. I've enjoyed making it like that.

Jump defense: Yeah I have had that happen to me once actually. I hit my own jaw quite forcefully and it was sore for about a day...

I could make him duck closer to the ground. It would be an even more choppier movement than now though (compared to the others) just using 2 frames.

EDIT: And I forgot to mention: What I am thinking of doing for the kick animation is either to make him step forward and perform a somersault kick, perform a roundhouse or some jumping forward kick... haven't decided which yet.
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Re: Sleepwalker's randomness, current - IftU Demon portraits

Post by homunculus » August 9th, 2012, 3:21 pm

for level 3 assassin something impossible might be fitting, the only impossible kick i can remember right now is the bicycle kick, which imho doesn't look very assassin-like.
i mean, not the possible one, but the impossible one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kktzXlR6mtk

or, if limited range of movement is desired: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a86cQobU-n4&t=45s
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Re: Sleepwalker's randomness, current - IftU Demon portraits

Post by Sleepwalker » January 6th, 2013, 11:26 pm

Ok, finally finished the Nightblade. I went with my own kind of kick. The blade attack blur has been made opaque now.

It's all in the rar to be unzipped into the wesnoth folder. Images and nightblade cfg are there including a modified slayer cfg to allow leveling to nightblade. The unit stats are token and of course free for change if you don't like it or it is unbalanced.

I have tested the longer defense animation and it seems to me there is no particular slowdown to attacks (as was the the reason for 2 frame only- fear of slowdowns). But if you really want to you can comment it out. Right now it is using both chosen randomly.

EDIT: Oh and there is no flavor text... If someone would like to write one go ahead.
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Re: Sleepwalker's randomness, current - IftU Demon portraits

Post by TheScribe » January 7th, 2013, 2:16 am

Firstly, the animations look awesome! :D

However, the kick is kinda unrealistic. If you want to keep the similar style, look up a 'Jump Spinning Whip Kick'. For a kick of that style, there isn't near enough torque in what you put in. (please don't take this as a slight upon your animating skills, it looks great)
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Re: Sleepwalker's randomness, current - IftU Demon portraits

Post by Sleepwalker » January 8th, 2013, 4:47 pm

Yeah it wouldn't be very powerful in real life but I for some reason I just didn't want to do another spin attack. *shrug* Thanks. Maybe next time I will make something more realistic- as long as looks good.
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Re: Sleepwalker's randomness, current - IftU Demon portraits

Post by TheScribe » January 8th, 2013, 10:36 pm

Yeah, of course it'd probably work fine as it is, considering most people probably couldn't tell the difference...

The Jump Spinning Whip kick looks flashy, yet is also usable IRL. Or, if you want to be really fancy, you could go for a JSWK followed by a sidekick midair. Those are fun too... (though it'd probably not work well with the sprite's size)
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Re: Sleepwalker's randomness, current - IftU Demon portraits

Post by Crow_T » January 8th, 2013, 11:54 pm

I messed with the timing a bit, more anticipation, more explosive action. I like what's happening here, good stuff :)
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Re: Sleepwalker's randomness, current - IftU Demon portraits

Post by Dorimen » January 11th, 2013, 11:32 am

Yeah, I think is better the Crow-T version, but probably Sleepwalker placed the animation only for the purpose to show it... :)

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Re: Sleepwalker's randomness, current - IftU Demon portraits

Post by Sleepwalker » February 2nd, 2013, 11:55 am

Sorry for slow reply, yeah the timing is better there. :) I might adapt it into the .cfg if I get around to it. Unless you feel like doing so.
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Re: Sleepwalker's randomness

Post by Sleepwalker » April 12th, 2013, 12:15 pm

What if Wesnoth was a Beat em up game? Based on Kitty's portrait.
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Re: Sleepwalker's randomness

Post by artisticdude » April 12th, 2013, 4:44 pm

Ooh, I like it! There is some noticeable banding happening on upper half of the scabbard though.
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Re: Sleepwalker's randomness

Post by Sleepwalker » April 12th, 2013, 5:21 pm

Thanks. :) I was trying to do it relatively quick and didn't spend too much time refining it and looking for ugly spots. Yeah the scabbard could use work and there's some jaggedness here and there on the sprite... The gold lining and leather could use an additional shade and the dark lines all over the sprite could be brightened in spots. I wonder if it would be worth it though if theoretically one would animate it, as it would save a lot of time with a simpler sprite.
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