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Tools, Resources and Linkage.

on: March 05, 2007, 11:12:18 am
Here is a collection of various links that will probably come in handy from time to time.
Please refer to this thread before requesting help finding a link or choosing a program, because chances are your answer is on this thread.
If you are willing to share anything, don't hesitate and post it here (do not chitchat on this thread if you have nothing to contribute though), but remember, illegal software or similar items are strictly forbidden.
Pixelation is not responsible for any content on the external links, so click at your own risk.


Tools

- Pixelling tools -


- Other utilities -




Tutorials and References

- Pixel art tutorials -


- Various tutorials -


- Art references -


- Videogame references -


- Fonts -



Free Image hosts

Need help hosting and posting your pictures? Check this guide:  http://www.wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/index.php?topic=3466.0



Communities



Pixelized Eye-Candy Goodness



... And of course The Search bar and Google are always your friends!
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Re: Tools, Resources and Linkage.

Reply #1 on: March 05, 2007, 09:17:05 pm
•http://www.oudje.nl/lessen/colorcop/colorcop.htm
Colorcop.
Handy little programm, usefull if you use mspaint(like me) It let you see the colors details, brightness ect.
Most programms let you see those details but mspaint doesn't

for the non-dutch people:
"1. Color Cop 5 is een ongelooflijk handig programmaatje om een kleur op te pikken. Je kunt het hier downloaden. "
you need to click on the hier button.

•http://www.gamani.com/gmgdown.htm
GIF Movie Gear.
I use this programm to make my animations. It's easy to use and doesn't come with tons of unusefull features.
You can download a 30 day free trial on that website.

•http://www.brothersoft.com/graphics_design/gif_tools/giffy_16084.html
Giffy.
Used to make images transparant.
You can upload bmp and gif images and save them as (transparant) gif images or bmp images

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Re: Tools, Resources and Linkage.

Reply #2 on: March 06, 2007, 02:10:00 am
Project One is what I use for c64 art, Timanthes doesn't run on this PC. It's simple and it works.

mtPaint is the best pixel art app I've found for use with linux, also works with windows.

sj-gfx is a shameless plug to my own website, which contains pixel art, layout included.
(if this is not the proper place to link myself inform me and I shall remove it)

This is a very impressive compilation, btw.

edit: SCI Studio - http://www.bripro.com/scistudio/index.php <--- typo, should be .php - // Edited, Thanks. - Panda  //Actually edited!  -Adam
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Re: Tools, Resources and Linkage.

Reply #3 on: April 12, 2007, 06:02:01 pm
hey panda...what happened? did you decide to restart the resource thread because of all the chatter? you missed a few of the links I posted,and some other really good stuff that was in there, I dont have a copy of that...is there a backup somewhere?

I'll post some I remember.

Videogame Refferences


http://www3.emu-zone.org/host/emugif/index.htm EMU GIF ANIMATION( japanese) pixel ripping site focusing on arcade fighters, has both sprite and background stages. Has Metal Slug and KOF stages recreated in HTML with each separate layer.

http://www.emugifs.emuita.it/ EmuGif (italian) a big mess of sprite archive...has some unique stuff.

http://www.zweifuss.com/ SF3 Full character animation rips

http://tsgk.captainn.net/

http://sdb.drshnaps.com/

http://www.newwavemugen.com/~xenozip/#charactercostumes Guilty gear Full character animation rips

Mugen sprite refferences

I am aware mugen isnt exactly directly related to pixelart, but with MCM Mugen characters can be turned into an overwhelming videogame art source, specially since they all contain the entirety of a character's animation set in one file ( .SFF files). Plus any time a new fighter game comes out they are quick to rip every character animation.

http://randomselect.i-xcell.com/

http://randomselect.i-xcell.com/forum/

http://www.mugenguild.com/

http://www.mugen-infantry.net/

http://www.mgbr.net/

http://www.mugen-infantry.net/


Community

http://www.gaminggroundzero.com/home.html
http://ggz.ipbhost.com/

Gaming Ground Zero, a comunity which trhives on the artwork of it's regulars. it has free to use graphic resources that require credit.

The forum requires you to be accepted by a mod to register, and it holds pixel "contests" regularly.




Pixel art eyecandy

http://www.yomogi.sakura.ne.jp/~ronz/trash/ source of the well-known B&W gif animes.


EDIT: really panda? ok...I'll edit that out. But I do think you missed a lot of stuff, I remember I had posted all of this, and there was this link to an old Lucasarts game with many WIP background stuff.
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Re: Tools, Resources and Linkage.

Reply #4 on: April 12, 2007, 06:46:10 pm
I didn't restart it only for the chitchat, but also because of the lack of organization it had.
I rearranged all the links that were on the original list in a more thoughtful way and added a bunch from both my bookmarks and posts on the old thread.
Also, Paul Robertson, "Move your feet" and KYMG were already linked (btw he moved to a different address).
And yes, the old thread remains in the Mod forum.

[Edit] I'll add the other ones you just added.

[Edit 2] Updated (Thanks for all the links). If you are talking about that Dig site showing all the BGs and all, it is gone, so I removed it. But if you insist, here is the link to it.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2007, 07:43:24 pm by Panda »

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Re: Tools, Resources and Linkage.

Reply #5 on: May 08, 2007, 10:44:04 pm
I really think a "Pixelart for dummies" thread would be useful...

anyways, Panda turns out "The DIG" page is back
http://home.comcast.net/~ervind/digbm1.html
http://home.comcast.net/~ervind/digfacs.html
http://home.comcast.net/~ervind/digsc1.html
might wanna add it...even though it doesnt feature nearly as many sketch-phase backgrounds anymore...

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Re: Tools, Resources and Linkage.

Reply #6 on: May 19, 2007, 12:52:18 am
I'm using Ubuntu Linux 7.04 and I use KolourPaint for pixel art. It's a lot like MS Paint with a few additional quirks here and there. It can probably be found in the Add/Remove Programs panel, but I honestly don't remember where it's from.

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Re: Tools, Resources and Linkage.

Reply #7 on: May 28, 2007, 11:35:03 am
Looking for palette inspiration? Kuler is what you want - http://kuler.adobe.com/

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Re: Tools, Resources and Linkage.

Reply #8 on: June 20, 2007, 02:37:06 pm
um, anybody remember that face refference page where you could edit the expressions and it pointed out all the muscles?

http://mrl.nyu.edu/%7Eperlin/facedemo/ I just ran into this in another Ref thread in some forum, and I was like DAMN I knew something so much better =/ I remember it was hispanic, and it had a purchasable version....

http://www.addictinggames.com/wireframeskeleton.html here's an interesting walkcycle app
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Re: Tools, Resources and Linkage.

Reply #9 on: July 27, 2007, 05:35:14 am
just an update, new URL to my iso tutorial is http://www.pixeltutorial.com
other host went boom :(