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32x32 alien sprites.

on: November 24, 2005, 02:48:53 pm
Thought I'd post a mixed bag of sprites from a game a friend is making and I'm providing the graphics for. Some I like, some I hate. I'll let you decide which is which. :)














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Re: 32x32 alien sprites.

Reply #1 on: November 24, 2005, 04:07:20 pm
Wow, seeing these together is more jigglies than my heart can take...

*Dies of jiggly pleasure*


Really, those just made my day, great stuff. Some are better than others, but overal, lovely stuff, absolutely lovely

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Re: 32x32 alien sprites.

Reply #2 on: November 24, 2005, 04:37:45 pm
I think you hate the second and the last, even thought I love them. maybe because the second one lacks in coloring and the last one in animation (at least compared to the rest)

any way, any of them is briliant!!! please show more!!! congrats! take care

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Re: 32x32 alien sprites.

Reply #3 on: November 24, 2005, 04:42:24 pm
Haha, thanks muchly!

You're right that I hate the last one, but I love the second one because he has the squidgy blind eyes. And while he does lack for colours, he's meant to be a bit shinier, so it's allowed. I also hate the green and orange jellyfish thing in which is the middle one. And the second drilly one. I might redraw that one at a slightly 3D angle.
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Re: 32x32 alien sprites.

Reply #4 on: November 24, 2005, 06:59:30 pm
man, I've always loved these jiggly blobby loops of yours, these are pretty damn awesome.

I really really like that plasmaglobe with the voltaic arcs, it's just such an awesome idea for an animation.

the jellyfish is actually one of my favorites too, it's got this really creepy tumorlike texture to it..I got no clue how you could hate it

the little blisteroid has those little....puss sacs, the translucent look there was awesomely executed..love that part, IDK what's with the little sacs orbiting the sillouethe tho...look kinda off place?

the greenie...well, that one just doesnt compare, it's like last time's dreadnaught only a whole lot crappier...it's kinda sad

'nuff said =/

Finally, when are we going to see a non loop from you? cant wait to see what you would do with something a bit more extensive

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Re: 32x32 alien sprites.

Reply #5 on: November 24, 2005, 09:04:17 pm
Thanks, Camus! :)

Yeah, the plasmaglobe came out okay, although it'd be way nicer if it had a buttload more frames and variation. I think it's the transparency which sells it, really. I love graphics which have something inside them, like horrid brains floating in jelly. :)

I think I don't like the jellyfish because the scaling in it is really cheap for the most part and the bits on top just flap around a bit. I like the transparency of it (that brain in jelly look I mentioned) but the animation is poor. But it's a sad fact when you have 30-40 sprites to do which you want to look unique and animated then

As for the blisteroid, I got the idea for it from a deeeeeeply unpleasant image on Snopes which is a faked insect infection of a breast. Really grim image, but has that lovely effect of something protruding from the skin of something else about it. The bits around the edge were just so there was a bit more movement in it, really. Not my wisest decision. (http://www.snopes.com/photos/medical/breastrash.asp - for the really grim image if you're interested, it's faked, btw)

As for the greenie, yeah, it was one of the first ones and el cheapo as a result. Doesn't really compare to the good ol' Dreadnaught. Y'know, I'm not even sure that ever got used in the game it was made for. But it does show how creatively bankrupt I am that I recycle the same themes all the time.

As for non-looping, I don't think I could ever make a long animation unless it was for a game...
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Re: 32x32 alien sprites.

Reply #6 on: November 24, 2005, 10:52:49 pm
WOW!!

It's been like weeks since I posted here, but I can't not comment on these.

Overall I agree with the common sentiment that some are better than others, but none are bad at all. My personal favorites are the squid, floater and jellyfish. The composition alone (texture and lighting) on the jellyfish makes it look too good to have been done by human hands -- it looks more like a hand-edited pre-rendered CG model. I agree, though, that its weakest feature is the animation. Comparing it to the likes of the fungoid (gorgeous pulsation) makes it seem too rigid and not "squishy" enough, which actually furthers the pre-rendered impression, too. The blades on the cutter look a bit cheap to me. I think they need some density, like a thick edge along the dull side of the blades, maybe. Even from the side view, though, they just look too flat, and I think the black outline with the relatively light shades and reflections makes them look a bit less finished than the rest of it, so they seem a little inconsistent. Maybe some anti-aliasing on the inside of the outline would help? The basic shape of the sack appeals to me a lot, but I think maybe he could use some bumps or more defined texture, and might benefit from some wobbly eyes like those on your dreadnaught. Camus is extremely right about that, by the way. Dreadnaught totally shames greenie, so I second that motion.

Thanks for showing them, they make me happy. You're very awesome.

Now I want to see an astronaut with a jet pack and a laser gun to blast them. Are you privvy to Baraduke (AKA "Alien Sector"), or is the vague resemblence serendipitous?

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Re: 32x32 alien sprites.

Reply #7 on: November 25, 2005, 05:15:15 am
*barf* METROID!!!! AGGHHH!!!! x_x
...Sorry, just ate... these things make your stomach convulse.
In a good way... maybe.

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Re: 32x32 alien sprites.

Reply #8 on: November 25, 2005, 05:24:34 am
I'm loving these muchly. They are pulsing in time with my music...
The first one rocks my socks off.
I'm not sure about the black outlines but thats probably a game related thing.
The second driller looks bland in comparasion with the rest of them.
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Re: 32x32 alien sprites.

Reply #9 on: November 25, 2005, 08:07:15 am
All these creatures are awesome  :o

What type of game the sprites are made for ?
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