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Re: Avian Faction portraits and sprites

Post by shadowm » May 24th, 2012, 12:42 am

No, that tutorial is perfectly up to date. 60% opacity, RGB 22, 0, 52 (#160034).
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Re: Avian Faction portraits and sprites

Post by orangebox » May 24th, 2012, 2:06 am

Ah, I'll try and get GIMP after I'm done with these final assignments (1 down 2 to go)

But who's to say that I don't procrastinate and start tinkering with the frames again :9 Thanks for the directions to the shadow tutorials!

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Re: Avian Faction portraits and sprites

Post by Crow_T » May 24th, 2012, 10:19 pm

sorry about the misinformation re shadows. But, sooner or later you will need to remove your backgrounds, and gimp will do this nicely- Good luck on your assignments :)

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Re: Avian Faction portraits and sprites

Post by Shinobody » May 25th, 2012, 4:48 am

Wait, what. orangebox surely has some photoshop-class (i don't know if it's Adobe Photoshop, GIMP or [acronym=I don't know if this one would work with sprites, since I lack personal experience]Corel Painter[/acronym]) program on board for sure, since s/he does digital painting (you know - portraits?). Whatever it is, it surely can be used to create PNGs with transparency without having to download another one.
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Re: Avian Faction portraits and sprites

Post by orangebox » May 25th, 2012, 4:49 am

Reupdated all my sprites with proper shadows and simplified the spear (they looked too fancy lol)

Done an air attack animation, removed ground attack animation (will be reanimated when I have the time for a slash attack with proper attack angles/directions)

And yes you're right shinobody. I used adobe photoshop instead. It's much more convenient for me since I'm much more used to it.

Edit: Found out that the PNG compilation had a few flawed pixels - happened during retouching that I messed with other pixels and wasn't aware of ._. Updated it with a proper version now.

Edit 2: The PNG folder is nearing it's completion. Added a flying defend frame. Only death animation left. I suppose I'll leave it as is for now. Will need to start working on the Hummingbird.
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Re: Avian Faction portraits and sprites

Post by francophone » May 25th, 2012, 5:47 pm

The ground melee animation is it a "blade" type attack ?

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Re: Avian Faction portraits and sprites

Post by orangebox » May 25th, 2012, 6:00 pm

Yes it is. I decided to change it thinking that they wouldn't be too good at running about and poking things on foot. Swinging them however, seemed to be much more fitting.

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Re: Avian Faction portraits and sprites

Post by francophone » May 25th, 2012, 6:33 pm

OK. So the ground movement looks good to me. But too fast. I suggest you add images at the beginning and perhaps at the end of the movement.
Air movement is strange. Something is wrong. But I do not know what, sorry.

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Re: Avian Faction portraits and sprites

Post by orangebox » May 25th, 2012, 6:55 pm

Should be slower now. I changed the angle of the swing slightly - as I noticed that instead of attacking something south-east, the unit seems as if striking north-east.
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Re: Avian Faction portraits and sprites

Post by francophone » May 25th, 2012, 7:08 pm

It is jerky

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Re: Avian Faction portraits and sprites

Post by orangebox » May 25th, 2012, 7:25 pm

Yeah it is. I slacked and decided not to include a few in-between frames. (after looking at most of the unit attacks in general) I'm thinking of only wanting to make the dive attack polished though, since it -is- the Kingfisher's signature attack :D

However, I may revisit the ground attack and polish it when I feel like it :9

Since right now, I'll need to start working on the hummingbirds.

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Re: Avian Faction portraits and sprites

Post by Kenpachi » May 26th, 2012, 3:02 pm

Nice work on the concept, you've got some decent art skill too.

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Re: Avian Faction portraits and sprites

Post by battlestar » May 27th, 2012, 3:55 pm

This is beyond decent, man.
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Re: Avian Faction portraits and sprites

Post by orangebox » May 27th, 2012, 8:21 pm

Thanks guys for the support :D

Here's the Hummingbird flying animation. C&C please.
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Re: Avian Faction portraits and sprites

Post by francophone » May 27th, 2012, 9:29 pm

I don't understand position of its arms

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