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Offline spacepaw

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Pixel Art Editor Development - Help needed :)

on: March 06, 2009, 09:53:24 am
Hello,

I'm a computer science student and I had to decide on my final project I have to make to graduate (something like engineering doctorate). I chose to develop a program used to create/edit pixel art (something like GraphicsGale for example). The thing is - I want to make it free and useful for every pixel artist (esspecially for game sprite makers).

That's the point where I could use some help  I already have some ideas about useful tools to put in there but I bet that with YOUR help I can get a neat list of requirements and suggestions that could lead to professional (It's a graduate project after all - so It'll be the same as commercial one) and FREE tool for us all

It won't be complete in a less than a year, but it's a serious project after all. Guys I need your help!  Tell me everything that you ever thought could be usefull for creating pixel art (or thinhgs that irritate you in the programs you use so I can avoid them)!

I already posted this on some other forums - I take this project quite seriously. I have some requirements (like a special isometric toolbox with isometric shapes and guides) but I'm still looking for more :) I also decided to make it in Java so it will be cross-platform (besides Java has neat Java2d library)

Also I made a developer's diary on http://www.spacepaw.blogspot.com (nothing more than introduction yet)

Thank you all for inspiration and cooperation :)

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Re: Pixel Art Editor Development - Help needed :)

Reply #1 on: March 06, 2009, 10:00:39 am
Happymonster is doing something similar, you can look through the following topic to seek some ideas I guess; also I recommend you take a look at the functionality of Pro Motion - it's awesome as many people will agree with (I learned about here to begin with). Be sure to read the manual to really know all features though.
http://www.wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/index.php?topic=7405.0

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Re: Pixel Art Editor Development - Help needed :)

Reply #2 on: March 06, 2009, 10:17:28 am
Thanks :) I will