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2D All the way! / help with drawing?...graphics?...um...what?

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Pyromaniac
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Posted: 26th Feb 2003 22:02
hey,

I'm well on my way to creating a *working* top down, 2d RPG (yay for me ^_^ )

ive got most of the code in place, so now its time for grpahics

--->>> http://www.geocities.com/phpguy001/
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Pyromaniac
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Posted: 26th Feb 2003 22:09
the images at that page are in the "chibi" style that i want to create my characters in

I dont have much of a problem with the actual drawing or mouse-art, but what i am finding difficult, is making my characters fit into the "top down" perspective

so...any hints or tips would be greatly apreciated! ^_^


----just to aviod confusion-----

when i say top down view i mean a kind of isometric view that many RPGs use (the origional phantasy star games on sega genesis/mega drive, 2D zelda games, etc)

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QuothTheRaven
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Posted: 26th Feb 2003 22:28
excuse me if i'm wrong but those characters are facing the camera, its as if we are looking at them normally...gotta angle thier bodies all crazy like

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Pyromaniac
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Posted: 26th Feb 2003 22:31
yeah i know ^_^

those are just examples of the style i want to use, what im asking is if anyone with experience can give me any advice on how i should draw them in an RPG isometric angle thing

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indi
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Posted: 27th Feb 2003 02:58
make them as a 3d object then use my 3d to 2d conversion script which is free if a credit is given.

you can find it on my site
http://www.lunarpixel.com/code.htm


it will speed up the cell creation process to no ends.

Blazer
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Posted: 27th Feb 2003 03:37
lol, no offence or anything but if your goign to make a top down of those guys, all your going to see are clumbs of hair

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Pyromaniac
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Posted: 27th Feb 2003 13:48
will people PLEASE read the post properly!!!

*******---->>>
when i say top down view i mean a kind of isometric view that many RPGs use (the origional phantasy star games on sega genesis/mega drive, 2D zelda games, etc)
<<<-----*****

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Pyromaniac
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Posted: 27th Feb 2003 13:50
in reply to indi, i would if i was any good at 3d modelling ^_^

no offence, but i find games many that use that kind of effect usually turn out looking "cheap" or rushed

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Richard Davey
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Posted: 27th Feb 2003 14:06
It would have been better if you'd said isometeric at the start then Have you tried re-creating them in 3D (and then exporting the frames as 2D like indi said) ? It's the easiest way to make sprites like that.

Cheers,

Rich

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indi
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Posted: 27th Feb 2003 15:02
unless u have a keen artistic eye, your looking at hours of animation grief ( *** even I would cringe at that amount of work!*** )instead of 1 model creation process to make a million shots of the same character perfectly in isometric view.

u dont need to focus on model polygon size also as its regardless to the final 2d bitmap what it looks like.

A good option that saves a lot of time and allows u to use basic 3d concepts without to much expertise in low poly modelling.

Pyromaniac
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Posted: 27th Feb 2003 15:17
meh...maybe i will use that

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Posted: 27th Feb 2003 15:24
If u do Id like a credit for it.
whatever floats your boat tho.

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