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Re: [C+C] [Nudity] Game Main Character: Female Spy

Reply #10 on: June 02, 2017, 10:32:33 pm
At native rez it looks excellent. Don't flip your brain over it, sometimes things don't look as good zoomed in as zoomed out. Kind of the nature of pixels as a whole really!

Next, let's see some of the animations! A good idle seems like a place to start. Gentle sway of the clothing, maybe a bit of a bob?
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Re: [C+C] [Nudity] Game Main Character: Female Spy

Reply #11 on: June 06, 2017, 01:02:53 am
First and foremost, what would be a program some people recommend to do pixel art and animation? I've been using Gimp, which I'm fairly comfortable with and works really well for static images. In trying to do animation, though, I've found that Gimp's "animation" tools are really lackluster and I couldn't figure out a way to export my animation as a gif without changing a bunch of things around and even then it was a really jumpy, broken mess. (So right now I just have links I found to a renderer, not actual files for the animations :P ) It also is surprisingly hard to find a program which cuts an image with frames in a grid and exports them to an animated gif, or at least I couldn't find one. That seems like a basic thing you'd want to be able to do, but I digress. Most of the tools I found wanted you to upload separate images for each frame, which doesn't work with how my game engine handles sprites. Basically software recommendations would be highly appreciated ^_^

So after multiple attempts, I've given up on making something good and just vomited what I have currently on here to hopefully get some feedback on how to make it good :P I initially tried to make her bob in place in something like a fighting stance, but with her hand on her hip it looked awkward. So now I'm trying to make her shift her weight slightly onto her right leg and then back to the front, which causes the dress to sway a little. Needless to say my results haven't been very good.

Right now the upper body's movement is really jerky, as is her hip movement, and the hip movement seems really out of sync with the movement of the dress. The movement of the dress seems sorta okay to me though?

(Links to the animations actually playing, hopefully:)
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Re: [C+C] [Nudity] Game Main Character: Female Spy

Reply #12 on: June 06, 2017, 02:19:38 am
Aseprite, no contest. Best animation interface I have ever used.
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Re: [C+C] [Nudity] Game Main Character: Female Spy

Reply #13 on: June 07, 2017, 09:52:42 pm
So I downloaded Asesprite and messed around a bit, I must say I like it a lot :D

I didn't have any time to work on fixing the animations yet, but I did export them as gifs so they can be embedded here rather than linked to.




I'd definitely like some tips on how to make it feel less jerky overall, or whether it would be better to forego a breathing animation and rather to just do like an idle animation that plays every so often.

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Re: [C+C] [Nudity] Game Main Character: Female Spy

Reply #14 on: June 07, 2017, 11:03:02 pm
Add more movement! In order to move the hips you have to move other body parts. I rotated her leg and torso for the hip movement and added some more little movements to make her look more dynamic. It still feels a bit weird, animation isn't my thing :P

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Re: [C+C] [Nudity] Game Main Character: Female Spy

Reply #15 on: June 10, 2017, 07:55:09 pm
Phew. So I tried quite a few different things, but I wasn't able to make them look smooth enough for my liking. Finally I settled on adding the foot pivot and shifting her torso a little further total to make it less jerky. Would speeding it up/slowing it down make it work a little better? I'm thinking about adding a little bit of a bob to her hair, but I'm not sure if I can do that while keeping it subtle.





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Re: [C+C] [Nudity] Game Main Character: Female Spy

Reply #16 on: June 10, 2017, 10:42:44 pm
Try some subpixeling stuff! Basically the concept is changing pixel colors to imply subtler movements, metal slug used the concept a lot
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