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Offline Jicklus

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Front facing sprite

on: December 01, 2017, 01:08:30 pm


I'm trying to turn turn this sprite that I've made to face straight forward so that I can create a downwards running sprite of it, but my problem is that I'm trying and failing to achieve this... Does anyone have any suggestions?

https://imgur.com/a/5Y0Lu

Offline SlimEddie

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Re: Front facing sprite

Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 01:12:25 pm
in imgur you can copy link with img tag and use it in your post here - we will be able to see the image without going to the website

Edit: regarding your sprite - I don't think you can achieve what you want, it just won't look right and as I recall most of older games just used sideways sprite for running up and down


Just like that
« Last Edit: December 01, 2017, 01:17:21 pm by SlimEddie »

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Re: Front facing sprite

Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 03:13:59 pm
By running "downwards" do you mean running south in a top-down world? Your sprite is side view rather than any sort of top-down, so running south doesn't really make sense without a major perspective overhaul. That's probably why you're struggling. If you redrew the character to face forward, you could draw them running towards the viewer, but not down.

There's no way to just modify a side-facing sprite into a front-facing one. You could use it as a proportion/feature guide, but you'd need to redraw just about everything, because most things look different when viewed from a different angle.