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Offline Goldoche

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How much do you think this commission was worth?

on: October 15, 2017, 02:48:01 pm
I commissioned a character for a game. I'm not sure if I got my money's worth since it was pretty expensive.

Here are some details. I asked for idling, running, shooting and dying animations of the character in 8 directions. The resolution is about 16 by 32 px. Some of the animations are just mirrored. For the shooting and running animations, the torso, the shooting arm and the legs are actually separate sprites stitched together to allow different combinations of angles.

How much do you think is the value of the result in US dollars?
If you're an artist, how much would you have charged in total after reading the details?

Video of the final result:
https://a.pomf.cat/khzkqo.webm

Thank you!

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Re: How much do you think this commission was worth?

Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 01:00:11 pm
How many frames did you request/agree upon for the animations themselves? That also factors in the final cost. Just so you know and don't end up disappointed.

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Re: How much do you think this commission was worth?

Reply #2 on: October 21, 2017, 12:41:07 am
8 direction sprites are going to be expensive regardless. Obviously as Ziska says frame counts are going to be a big factor but I would expect something like this to cost at least $1000-$2000

Regardless of how much you paid if you are satisfied with the result and were happy working with the artist don't feel like you did not get your moneys worth. Commissioning art is very nebulous, every artist is different, and keep in mind 99% of the time they are undervaluing themselves from the start ;)

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Re: How much do you think this commission was worth?

Reply #3 on: October 21, 2017, 01:32:54 am
We didn't set a frame count.

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Re: How much do you think this commission was worth?

Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 01:41:23 am
Goldoche

A bit off topic but, is that your custom game engine?

Or is there a program that can simulate your pixel sprites to run around?

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Re: How much do you think this commission was worth?

Reply #5 on: November 18, 2017, 08:25:29 am
It's gamemaker studio.