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Posted 11 December 2013 - 01:52 AM #1 Pixel Art

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No not this game.

I would like to start my own scenario, and create (a few) original characters. The only problem is that I can't make my own pixel art. How do others make their own characters anyway?
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Posted 11 December 2013 - 04:51 AM #2 Pixel Art

MS Paint and practice

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:05 AM #3 Pixel Art

View PostEnraged Slith, on 11 December 2013 - 04:51 AM, said:

MS Paint and practice
What about the rectangle things? Are there any templates for that?
Or do you need a transparent background?
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Posted 11 December 2013 - 12:17 PM #4 Pixel Art

You can use any existing graphic as a template, just cut out the cell contents and paste (or draw) in your own. Make sure you use the correct type; creature graphics are a little different than character graphics.

The particular shade of white in the background of the existing graphics is transparent to the BoA engine. You'll want to avoid using it in the graphic itself.

If you're on a Mac, you'll probably need Niemand's Graphic Adjuster to look at the .cmg files.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 06:02 AM #5 Pixel Art

Thanks Jerakeen! So what about white? Should I avoid using white as a color?
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Posted 12 December 2013 - 06:57 AM #6 Pixel Art

View PostZittern, on 12 December 2013 - 06:02 AM, said:

Thanks Jerakeen! So what about white? Should I avoid using white as a color?

In your graphic, yes. Use light grey if you want to depict something white.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 12:46 PM #7 Pixel Art

BoA masks graphics based on the color #fff, which is pure white. Using something like #fefefe will not be considered "white" but is still close enough that it'll be perceived as white.

Also, there's some format-related drama with bitmaps, iirc the best practice is to save it as 24-bpp without RLE, using either RGB or Indexed colour




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