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[Wip] [C+C] Sidescroller Ghost Sprite

on: June 10, 2013, 08:56:16 am
Going for a simple approach, nothing too complicated.

Trying to spruce it up. Any help is welcomed.

The Progress:

The Final Sprite:

The Movement Animation:
« Last Edit: June 10, 2013, 09:00:37 am by Vakinox »

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Re: [Wip] [C+C] Sidescroller Ghost Sprite

Reply #1 on: June 10, 2013, 10:04:14 am
That movement is weird for a ghost.
Imo would look better if there was minimal movement in the body and focus on the bottom having waving effects as it glides through the air.
something like that.

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Re: [Wip] [C+C] Sidescroller Ghost Sprite

Reply #2 on: June 10, 2013, 11:32:27 am
But, there's minimal movement already :/

Two frames forward, and two frames to revert back to standing.

Perhaps a longer gif will illustrate it more?



Tell me what you think.

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[EDIT:] Sorry, I misread. I'll attempt to restrict movement on the body...

but the waving effects will be hard to accomplish.

Will attempt anyhow though.
« Last Edit: June 11, 2013, 06:29:05 am by Vakinox »

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Re: [Wip] [C+C] Sidescroller Ghost Sprite

Reply #3 on: June 10, 2013, 12:42:18 pm
Reminds me a lot of the ones from Cave Story :P

But I think those were based on the little dolls that get hanged in trees in Japanese tradition, or something

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Re: [Wip] [C+C] Sidescroller Ghost Sprite

Reply #4 on: June 10, 2013, 01:58:18 pm
That movement is weird for a ghost.
:lol:

I thought that was a pretty funny statement for something that's an 100% abstract idea. It's not like there is any reference pictures to look at for how ghosts actually move!

But I kid, I get what you're saying.

But I think those were based on the little dolls that get hanged in trees in Japanese tradition, or something

Yes, the "teru teru bozu" came to mind for me as well.

I think it makes sense for the "head" to be the center of movement, and the "sheet" to follow along and flutter in the wind. Doesn't look too bad to me. I'm currently more weirded out by the outline being fat and blurry at the bottom, while at the top its thin and sharp. Keep the outlining style consistent!
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Re: [Wip] [C+C] Sidescroller Ghost Sprite

Reply #5 on: June 11, 2013, 06:26:35 am
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Yes, the "teru teru bozu" came to mind for me as well.

Nice catch. That's exactly what I had in mind. :p

Added shading, and fixed the outline's inconsistency.



I also attempted to create that flutter effect you're looking for, and make the head lead more so...

But it's hard to do so, I don't think it's within my ability. I tried anyways:

« Last Edit: June 11, 2013, 06:31:03 am by Vakinox »

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Re: [Wip] [C+C] Sidescroller Ghost Sprite

Reply #6 on: June 11, 2013, 06:32:04 am
Well that looks alright.
A simple way is lets say the wavey line you normally have on the bottom, just let the curves flow from right to left.
This gives the effect of it being affected by the air as it glides along.
Its pretty easy make a smooth animation loop from that.

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Re: [Wip] [C+C] Sidescroller Ghost Sprite

Reply #7 on: June 11, 2013, 06:42:52 am
Trying that as we speak, but the bottom is too small to create ripples/waves/humps.

It just keeps coming out terrible.

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Re: [Wip] [C+C] Sidescroller Ghost Sprite

Reply #8 on: June 11, 2013, 10:33:57 am
I made this sprite some time ago for a game I'm working on, this is not the best ghost sprite but I thought maybe it might help since I like the motion on this one.
This old Casper cartoon might help also.
http://youtu.be/ISugbhXnVTU

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Re: [Wip] [C+C] Sidescroller Ghost Sprite

Reply #9 on: June 12, 2013, 02:03:42 am
This is kinda harder than it looks.

Those reference images definitely helped, but I don't think it's something I can adapt.

Here's the product:



. . .

Though, I did take one feature of my failure and create something out of it through exaggeration.

Tail wagging:



Is that something that can be substituted than what was being sought for?