bwwd got a reaction from Mike at BrashMonkey in New Spriter 2 Alpha build and Release Schedule information
Great, any video tutorials about it ? I tried to grasp it but its walk in the dark as of right now.
I hope quality of the export will be similar to original spriter, i mean i tried dragonbones and other stuff but once you go into mesh mode then mesh becomes blurry on export, with spriter i figured out to upscale my art ( bodyparts) to 200% AFTER i setup meshes , this way it gets sharper when animating and after export.Its a little trick but gets great results.
Im not sure what happens under the hood, maybe it would be good to upscale with xbr 2x or linear internally in spriter before export, this way we will get cleanest lines possible.
I think it is important for pixel art, maybe not with png artwork but still, would be great to have no loss of sharpness when going into mesh mode.
bwwd reacted to lucid in New Spriter 2 Alpha build and Release Schedule information
Thanks everyone for your continued patience during what proved to be a very long and often delayed Spriter 2 development process so far. Now that the research part of Spriter 2's R & D is complete, we're finally able to switch to a consistent development cycle. We've released a new alpha today and there should be a new build released roughly every 2 weeks from here on out. The current build is very bare-bones with several known issues (see changelog), but each subsequent build will introduce new features, bug fixes, and/or other improvements at a regular pace until Spriter 2 reaches a stable and feature complete release.
This build introduces a new workflow with separate modes for rigging and animation. We've temporarily removed strokes for this build as we shifted over to this more final workflow paradigm. Strokes will be reintroduced in an upcoming build and able to take full advantage of the new rigging system, which will give much more control over how your image is mapped to your strokes. In the meantime, we have a bare-bones version of the new pin system, which will also be expanded in subsequent builds.
Additional Release info:
Spriter Pro owners can access the Spriter 2 forums for more information (or here if you own Spriter Pro on Steam).
bwwd got a reaction from Mike at BrashMonkey in He-Man & She-Ra Game 2.0 Release
As You know most animations for this game are made with amazing original Spriter using 3d meshes , Today new version of the game was released, its been 4 years and im grateful to Brashmonkey for such fantastic software.
bwwd got a reaction from lucid in Spriter 2 FAQ
Great, i wish you guys would do another kickstarter to get this going with much more exposure , first spriter is amazing , very fast and intuitive workflow, compared to other software that might be more advanced into detailed meshes but most of the time theres no need and just in special cases.
It would be nice to have more than 3x3 grid for single segment , with more blue and white dots that could be turned to light blue dots which would have more weight painted in and would affect mesh more than blue ones and less than white ones which are the strongest ones or something like that to control the mesh better or something along those lines.
bwwd got a reaction from lucid in Spriter 2 FAQ
This looks great so, so we will be able to decide how many images there will be to rotate from front view to profile view ? I would be happy with about 4 .
I wish there would be something to change bodyparts depending on light placement setting ( it would not be actual light but a variable that lets spriter know when to swap bodypart thats lit from top/bottom/left or right) so characters are shaded properly and dont look 3d /artificial , it would of course require to create more bodyparts preshaded from different angles but that could bring more natural and pixel arty feel to the sprite.
Most sprite lighting techniques look artificial and too 3d , maybe thats user error and could be done so it looks more like actual pixel art shadows im not sure.
When you have hand straightened and then bend elbow , graphics would automatically change elbow images to the ones with shadow that looks correct for bent elbow when lit from top during entire animation, but that would require light variable or something. so spriter knows where the "light" is and is swapping premade and preshaded bodyparts automatically when you bend/ move bodyparts and entire character around.Im not 100% sure it would work in all cases but it would be great to see, from what i see on current spriter2 examples with "rotating views" while maintaining bodyparts position
IT would be something completely new and never seen before.Im excited for spriter 2!
bwwd got a reaction from Mike at BrashMonkey in update by Spriter 2
I hope You guys will enable having more than 9 segments with sub verts for skins ,now skins can be divided to maximum of 3x3 grid which is sufficient for most of the stuff but even 4x4 one would help a lot in more complicated cases , extruding skin into full verts doesnt have that nice subdivided bent, spriter is the only software that has this and its speeding up workflow A LOT cause we dont have to create each vert ourselves like in other software with meshes to get smooth results when bending meshes with bones.
Also opacity for skins would be great.
One more thing that would be useful is also NULL curve for keyframe, where it just passes by while keeping curve from previous keyframe soe we could have 3 keyframes - 1st and 3rd with "s" curve and 2nd with NULL curve to not disrupt smooth movement between 1st and 3rd but still trying to affect the shape of skin.Currently i do this by breaking S curve in half, 1st frame has first half, 2nd frame has linear and 3rd one has second half of s curve but that doesnt look 100% perfectly smooth, you stil feel that linear in the middle a bit.
bwwd got a reaction from AlbertMen in TroubleShooting (look here if you are having an issue with Spriter!)
Youre doing everything wrong, first assign skins to bones and finish their setup, then its time to move them to ger proper Z order, dont do it at the beginning.Once skin setup is completed and you cant edit it anymore to add new segments then you can change their z order, it doesnt work if you do it before finishing setup, is it a bug ? Yes , but not a major one for me, just look for workarounds.Skins mode is working fine , just have to figure out your workflow and what to avoid.also when you see that wireframe ractangle leftover after previous character then close spriter and open it again.
Where did you get "double click to " attach ? No tutorial says this, double click is for finishing skin setup, i think you just didnt do your homework.Go to brashmonkey youtube channel and watch every video.I did.
Of course i could just mention all the shortcuts to help you but i wont, watch their tutorials.
bwwd got a reaction from Geraldml in Spriter Awesome Boss Contest! $1000 Grand Prize! Official Rules
Heinz knows, im counting on him and i hope he wont pullout despite registering here only for the contest and instead he will clear up everything.Id also like to see IP's of all the guys who registered here recently to post trolling comments and give thumbs ups to each other cause its hilarious.
bwwd got a reaction from Mike at BrashMonkey in Great algorithm for rotating pixel art & sprites
I would like to ask when its going to be available in spriter, i made some animations with pixel art bodyparts and some came out ok , it doesnt look that bad when rendered with nearest neighbour but there were still some single pixels/jaggies here and there especially on the borders, im realy curious how these animations would look like when exported with new algorithm for rotating sprites.
Im posting some rendered gifs and my spriter file if you guys would like to test it when working on this feature and maybe do comparison or something :).
I made if from this single sprite : http://www.deviantart.com/art/Raphael-182598470
First three are nearest neighbour , last one is smooth sampling.
bwwd got a reaction from Mel in Animator Available
Recently finished big full game projects and looking forward to do more.
I do animations, backgrounds, sometimes music... everything.
My work can also be seen on my deviantart http://bwwd.deviantart.com/gallery/ and in this thread:
If You have any questions You can contact me through this forum or: 2blackbar @ gmail . com
bwwd got a reaction from firstname.lastname@example.org in My animated sprites
Hi, im making animated sprites using body parts I already have some playable wips of my games :) Im excited about new spriter release with free deformation and i'll probably end up getting full version once i get used to the software, sprites are made using exactly the same technique using stickman software from cutoutpro.Im using OpenBOR engine and i play my games on my Android phone and Windows cpu but you can play also on MAC,Linux and other systems.
Can't embed YT vids for some reason...
bwwd reacted to lucid in Spriter Awesome Boss Contest! $1000 Grand Prize! Official Rules
First off, this could have all been avoided had we heeded the community's warnings against Like-based voting, specifically relating to how easy it is to manipulate and abuse the system. We hope we can all agree that getting the contest back on track to a system where the art can be judged based solely on its merits is ideal for everyone. We've actually lined up some fantastic artists and animators who are willing to judge the contest and are not privy to this current mess of a situation.
When the situation was first brought to our attention for a specific user, when we went to verify, we ended up seeing another user's submission on the site. Had we waited another five minutes, or logged in five minutes earlier, it's likely we wouldn't have seen the second video, or maybe we would have seen a third. As has been covered in the thread already, it's possible for anyone to submit any video to KingdomLikes, and without turning this community into a crime scene investigation, it would be impossible to figure out who is abusing the system and how. I'm sure KingdomLikes is not the only way to unfairly generate additional likes. For this reason, we think it would be unfair to disqualify any specific participant(s) when we can't prove wrongdoing, and we would potentially be benefitting another abuser of the system who simply wasn't caught.
The best solution is to switch to a system that can't be abused and where any potential current or previous abuse is irrelevant.
Here is what we propose:
The contest will be judged by three judges with game industry and animation experience. So far, we have two awesome judges lined up - Nick Wozniak (Artist on Shovel Knight (http://store.steampowered.com/app/250760/)), and Nathan Lavato (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gdquest/game-art-quest-make-professional-2d-art-with-krita/description). We're currently working on a third. Edit: We have our third judge: Louice Adler, concept and graphic artist at Tripwire Interactive (creators of Killing Floor) In order to give an opportunity for anyone who stayed out of the contest due to the original YouTube-based judging to make an entry and participate, we'd like to extend the window of submission until the original judging date of August 31st (6 days from now). This is also an opportunity for anyone who's already submitted to further tweak or improve your current entries if you'd like. The judging should take place within a few days after that. Anyone who makes any attempt to privately communicate with any of the judges before the judging takes place will be automatically disqualified regardless of the content of their communication. Also, since we're trying to fix past oversights with the rules, we'd like to take this opportunity to clarify some things that weren't made explicit in the previously posted rules.
Any sound effects in the submitted video should originate from the Spriter animation (sound effects should play back with the animation in Spriter) You may have background music as long as either you (or your team) created it or you have the rights to use it. Judging will be based only on visuals (and use of sound effects, if applicable) but not on background music. No post production video effects other than simple fades from one animation to another. Please avoid any effects that might be mistaken for part of the animation created in Spriter. Don't worry if you have doubts about your already submitted entry breaking one of these clarified rules - all current entries will be allowed as they are. All original rules aside from judging, prizes, and the clarifications made in this post still apply (see original post in this thread for reference) As a thank you for agreeing to the rule change, we'll also increase the total prize pool to allow two additional prize winners, and a slight increase to second and third prize:
The Grand Prize of $1,000.00 USD Second place Prize of $400.00 USD Third Place Prize of $300.00 USD Fourth Place Prize of $200.00 USD Fifth Place Prize of $100.00 USD We can only enact these rule changes if all the current entrants agree to it. To make this as simple and painless as possible, if you agree to this rule change please like this post (using the like button on the bottom right of the post (). Once we have every participant in agreement, we can make the changes official.
bwwd reacted to Mike at BrashMonkey in Spriter Awesome Boss Contest! $1000 Grand Prize! Official Rules
I just locked this thread for a few minutes. Not trying to censor anyone..Edgar and I just want to interject in a few minutes with a potential solution to these current issues.
Please stand by.
-Mike at BrashMonkey
bwwd reacted to Joe-Tex in Spriter Awesome Boss Contest! $1000 Grand Prize! Official Rules
Yeah, for me it's actually the most important thing going forward. Even though i sadly didn't have the time to participate, i can't fathom people who try to cheat in such a contest.
And when those same people (who at some point had up to 3 times more likes than views on their video...) actually try to give their opinion on this matter like nothing happened... please, stop, it's despicable and disrespectful to Brashmonkey, the participants, and this entire community!
That being said, i do think that Brashmonkey should choose the winners. Yes, like they said, they may know some of the contestants, but i don't have any problem putting the decision in their hands. We can't risk people trying, once again, to cheat their way to victory.
Well, that's my two cents anyway.
bwwd got a reaction from Mike at BrashMonkey in Spriter Awesome Boss Contest Submission Thread
Here is my entry, i cant record spriter cause it doesnt playback animation smooth enough so i recorded gifs with transitions
I hope i didnt broke the rules, im on dualcore pc now so i cant record screen without dropping frames.
bwwd got a reaction from Bisoux in Properly preparing your sprites
Thats super weird but i have the same bug now !! with version 7 ! I have fresh install of windows 7 , so i will download version 6.1 and exe from 6.2 and will edit this post to confirm if its crashing, thats reallty strange, version 7 didnt work for me at all on winxp so there must be some serious bug somewhere in this version.
ok I Can confirm, skin mode is completely broken in version7 , i didnt know cause version 7 crashed on my winxp machine and i installed win7 yesterday and just tried to open character which worked fine but now i see when i want to create character with skins then its crashing, so... download version 6.1 and then download exe from 6.2 :
bwwd got a reaction from Bisoux in Properly preparing your sprites
you can download my raphael spriter project and see if it works for you, i dont do anything unusual , but its hard for me to pinpoint your problem cause i dont know what steps exactly you do to make it crash, i import as skin, then add bone then i attach this skin to bone by parenting, and then i click twice on skin, so i can edit its vertices etc. when im finished with editing and adding dots/verts, then im clicking on skin twice again to apply verts so its saved properly in project.
His skeleton doesnt use multiple bones for one mesh tho but you cxan see if animating skin is making your spriter crash.
Skin mode works great for me on windows xp and win7 , i dont know why people have problems with it, it does crash sometimes but you have to make some weird undoing a lot to make it crash.I dont udo, try not undo at all if possible or if you have to then just one or two steps backwards.?Save a lot, save after adding each limb and finishing its setup.This is just good habit, its stupid and risky to create entire character and dont save at all until you start animating him, not just because of spriter but because of system and real life accidents, your windows might shut down or something else, just save a lot there's nothing against saving, i know in some softwares when you save you will lose undo history but spriter doesnt work like that which is great.If you're planning yo undo then save first.
bwwd reacted to lucid in Spriter R7 Released!
Hello everyone. This release fixes several bugs, and contains a few small additions.
Spriter Release 7
Additions and Enhancements
Changing speed curves in the timeline now applies to all selected keys Added ability to copy and paste speed curves in keys Added Custom File Setting to always also save an scml version of the file when saving scon Added menu item and keyboard shortcut (L) to toggle hide/show guidelines Bug Fixes
Fixed an issue where 'save a spritesheeted project' would do a normal save if you had "Never generate multiple spritesheets" selected in the Pack Images dialog Fixed a bug where child objects would usually get keyed whenever their parent bones did Fixed a bug where opening the character map editor dialog to edit an existing character map, the column for replacement images would instead display the original image file name Fixed a bug Copy Selection to All Frames wasn't working correctly Fixed a bug where some low resolutions would start incorrectly maximized until you restored and remaximized the window Fixed a bug where an scml file saved with one or more empty character maps wouldn't load correctly Fixed a bug where the timeline would scroll to the top when using the Next Key and Previous Key buttons or keyboard shortcuts.
bwwd got a reaction from Weasel in Spriter automatically creating keyframes on frame 0
Thats exactly my problem as well but lucid said its fixed for next version, it was like that for a long time, hopefully now its fixed.
bwwd got a reaction from germanmolto in Please post feature suggestions here.
Soon its gonna be 2 years since its being asked to be implemented, i think it would be best to just run another kickstarter if devs lost motivation to add new features , i would gladly donate because there is nothing like it on the market and yet i feel like ball is being dropped especially with deformation feature that not many programs in this price range have and its realy BIG THING for this kind of animation vs regular cutouts.I would like to support this software somehow so i think next kickstarter is logical , esoteric did it with spine.
bwwd got a reaction from thewrongvine in Jagged Lines on Rotated Images
it doesnt matter if you use spriter files directly cause in your game engine it will be fine , smooth sampling is enabled in modes ?
Guys were working on diffferent sampling algorithms about year ago but nothing came out of it, i too would like to see several options like bicubic or lanczos method so jaggies on straight lines wont be so visible when rotating.
I guess its not a priority because spriter animations can be played back in realtime in game engines so they dont care that much about exporting to png's and interpolation methods