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Re: [WIP][C+C]Need help with stairs

Reply #10 on: March 22, 2017, 09:20:23 pm

tried some variety for the shadows

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Re: [WIP][C+C]Need help with stairs

Reply #11 on: March 22, 2017, 09:25:20 pm
I'd say second or third from left works best here, personally!
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Re: [WIP][C+C]Need help with stairs

Reply #12 on: March 22, 2017, 10:07:17 pm
I think the upper steps could be lighter. Your first attempt at making them lighter was overkill, but the "fix" dials it back too far.
Also, the bottom step seems to have half the height of all the other steps.

Have you tried having the steps be a couple of pixels taller so that they're not tangent with the tiles above them? I think that tangent is making them feel like they're flat on the floor rather than rising up. Since you have those shadows, I'm guessing it's fine for sprites to break out of those tile boundaries - use that space for the stairs rather than for shadows.

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Re: [WIP][C+C]Need help with stairs

Reply #13 on: March 22, 2017, 11:24:24 pm
I think the upper steps could be lighter. Your first attempt at making them lighter was overkill, but the "fix" dials it back too far.
Also, the bottom step seems to have half the height of all the other steps.

Have you tried having the steps be a couple of pixels taller so that they're not tangent with the tiles above them? I think that tangent is making them feel like they're flat on the floor rather than rising up. Since you have those shadows, I'm guessing it's fine for sprites to break out of those tile boundaries - use that space for the stairs rather than for shadows.
Oh yeah, eishiya makes a good point.
If you're trying to match tile limitations you might have to pull them out a whole tile, but if you're not a half-tile extension might do the trick
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Re: [WIP][C+C]Need help with stairs

Reply #14 on: March 23, 2017, 02:03:20 am
im not really sure what you mean

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Re: [WIP][C+C]Need help with stairs

Reply #15 on: March 23, 2017, 02:51:16 am
im not really sure what you mean
Behold, the world's laziest mockup:


(also, try to save in .png format more, .jpeg/jpg formats can lean to unwanted compression artifacts that muddy up pixelart pretty bad.)
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Re: [WIP][C+C]Need help with stairs

Reply #16 on: March 23, 2017, 05:27:46 pm

so something like that?

also i always save in PNG
the shadows are butchered in so theyre noisy