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Pixelation : Top Threads

on: September 04, 2007, 08:11:51 pm
I've been browsing this forum for a long time now and here are a collection of threads that I feel many people can benefit from, divided into different topics for easy use.  Of course these are selected by my personal choice, but I tried to list the ones that show lots of explanation and knowledge combined with tasty pixelled goodness.  Enjoy:

Sprites / Animation
Walk animation, tweening, "ease"
"WayForward Contest #2: Sprite modelling"
Walk animation, tweening, "ease"
Mage Knight - general animation, effects
Run-cycle
Partisan Tactics Battles - isometric animation - I have Learned a lot from this thread! Good luck Adarias and Fil
Sub-pixel animation
"32x32 alien sprites."
"Windsong Sprite Revamp"

Tiles
"WayForward Contest #3: Background artist (tiling)"
"Video Tutorial about platform tiles" - last post holds working link
Fantasy RPG town-interior tiles
Tactics RPG mockup
Hex tiles
Sidescroller mockup, forest scene
Basic RPG outdoor tiles
"Swamp Tileset"
Great rpg tileset, forest

Pixel Technique
"'Clean'"
"Dithersmoothing"
Ditherpatterns

Colors
"Choosing colors and pallettes"
"Generic 16 color palette" (Arne's palette)
Saturation, contrast
C64 palette
Sub-pixels

Anatomy This is not a specific anatomy forum, and I didnt see the point in listing a hundred Helm paint-over threads.
Various pointers
Female anatomy - good ol' helm again
Indigo's anatomy tutorial - Not brilliant anatomy but a good read

Other Just a few threads that I particularly like.
Low-poly models with pixel art textures
Post-your-favourite thread
Gunfire animation - this piece has always just been on my mind

Software Any thread about software, will ultimately end with "Cosmigo's Promotion"...
"MS Paint Poll"
"About Pro Motion"
Discussion about different software

Games
Contra 4
QWAK
"Is pixelling as art dead in games?"
"Some queries about short deadline game creation"

Interesting Reads Far more of these than I expected.  Just generally interesting discussions from the past that might serve as a 5 minute coffee break read.
"What got you into Pixel Art?"
"Hobby art vs Production art"
"Palette/Size/Tile Restictions on Contemporary Pixel Art"
"Actual impact of Video Games"
"i think im stuck at my current pixel skill level"
"Pixel school"
"Where do you want to be in 5 years - artistically and professionally?"
"Pixelartist salary?"
"Pixel talk" - terminology

Obviously these are just a handful of the wonderful threads that make up pixelation.  The search bar is your friend.

Ps. If you find any topics you think are worthy of this thread, please PM me or a Mod.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2008, 01:15:15 pm by Feron »

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Re: Pixelation : Top Threads

Reply #1 on: September 04, 2007, 09:04:55 pm
All really excellent reads.

It would be great if the URL was replaced with the title of the thread for easy skimming.

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Re: Pixelation : Top Threads

Reply #2 on: September 04, 2007, 10:18:30 pm
It would be great if the URL was replaced with the title of the thread for easy skimming.

Yeah i was thinking that, i'll do it when I get a bit of time.

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Re: Pixelation : Top Threads

Reply #3 on: September 15, 2007, 02:18:31 pm
Some awesome threads here. Thanks for this.

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Reply #4 on: July 19, 2008, 09:11:51 am

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Reply #5 on: September 06, 2009, 02:11:15 pm
Thank you Feron. I'd add the TAO OF PIXEL ART, The Goblins of The Game Industry and the Yeti Project and perhaps most projects showcased such as Skurwy's portrait, bigbrother's platformer...
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Re: Pixelation : Top Threads

Reply #6 on: January 20, 2012, 06:27:33 pm
Seems like 90% of the images in these threads have long since vanished :(

Perhaps this list is due for a refresh?

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Reply #7 on: July 21, 2014, 12:57:37 am
Seems like 90% of the images in these threads have long since vanished :(

Perhaps this list is due for a refresh?

Try using archive.org to see cached pages, most of the images are stored there.

I wanted to add that these threads have really helped me grasp a lot of concepts, especially clusters:

http://wayofthepixel.net/index.php?topic=8110.0

http://wayofthepixel.net/index.php?topic=16079.0

http://wayofthepixel.net/index.php?topic=15566.0

Some of this stuff I was starting to do anyway, seeing it presented and discussed in these threads really helped get some more of the theory of why certain things look good.  If you wan't to delve a bit deeper these are a great start.  If anyone knows any similar threads I would be very interested in reading them.

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Re: Pixelation : Top Threads

Reply #8 on: July 21, 2014, 06:47:13 am
ugh, my anatomy tutorial shouldn't be on this list.  It's horrible.  I was still in high school.

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Re: Pixelation : Top Threads

Reply #9 on: July 21, 2014, 07:13:44 am
Make a new one!