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Too bad all these sprites once again will look terrible as soon as they are rotated. Nothing can be done about that, unless Data decides to use openGL to do the rotations (which will never happen).

Oh and I miss fudge. These new hearts aren't doing it for me.


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undertech wrote:
Meh


I don't think rotate objects looks that bad. It's pixely and charming!


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shrink them and touch them up

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Wow, this method works a lot better than I realised. My cartoon-y MSPaint Art CAN NOW LIVE IN CORTEX COMMAND.

Wooooooo hooo I might start modding again!


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This, is cool.

Makes me feel like a complete tool spriting things from scratch.

I did use this method for the sprites for the UT99 weapons, since I wanted them to be accurate, I just got screencaps of them against a black background and scaled them down, then touched them up.

Guess you can apply it to everything!


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I'd like to draw attention to this thread. If someone would be assed to make a decent tutorial with pictures of how to do this then I'd be happy to sticky it


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If you have both windows 7 paint and graphicsgale/old paint/other pixel program with indexing, you can use the brush in w7msp and just paint the thing you want with the cc palette on the side for colorpicking, then you have the indexing program with the cc palette opened (base.rte/palette.bmp) and paste your painting in there, then clean up the edges and eventually the inside a bit.
I'll take some screens later today.


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This is a pretty efficient way of making simple sprites.
It will come in mighty handy!
Here's a 7 minute example of a cannon.
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Basically what you do is draw what you want to make (guns work the best I find) and draw it, if you want lots of detail, make it BIGGER, the downfall to bigger is that the smaller details will be cancelled out for the more prominent details, but you can fix this in the polishing moment I shall mention later. If it's just a simple little pistol or something, then it doesn't really matter what size you draw it to start with. Now, when you polish it up, refer to your BIG drawing (or small, whatever size you have) and draw in all the cancelled out details, put in shading if you did not before, along with highlights, etc., and after an appropriate amount of tweaking, you have a pretty good sprite for not alot of effort.

NOTE: I will expand on this when I don't have a summative due...


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Sorry to burst your bubble, but isn't that the same as the OP?

I would do it this way, but i'm not very good at gradual transitions and such on a big scale, so when shrunk, I have to re-do the sprite again anyways.


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whenever i shrink my stuff the colors get all funkadellic and then i get mad. :-(


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That's because it isn't in platee. spelling error. moving on.

Cortex Command displays a limited range of colors. If your color is not one of them, it picks the nearest one, sometimes making some strange decisions about what it defines as "Nearest", leading to some funky colors. Solution? copy-paste the file Platee.bmp (spelling error) from your base.rte into your file, use those colors, then crop it out.


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I agree with MLC that this can be good for certain things like icons and weapons, but to make it look good you need to spend time touching up. A lot of the time it's quicker just to sprite normally. But hey, everyone is different so whatever works.


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it still happens!!!


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Are you sure you're using the exact colors from the pallette? (splng errr)
Your program might be changing it to match the current file.

Try opening the pallette (splng err, I should eventually look up how to spell this :P) with your program, then saving it as a new file, then expanding it and adding your stuff in using those colors.

Also, what program are you using?


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im using ms paint and i have widows vista


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