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Children NPC sprites

Posted: 14 Jul 2008, 22:10
by Crush
Forked from http://forums.themanaworld.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=3946
Blacklord wrote:For the kid sprites, shall we just use the player set, but lower the size of the head and everything else?
Children have a larger head in relation to their bodies. So I would suggest not to change the size of the head and when we change it leave the eyes as they are because children have large eyes in relation to the rest of the head.

I gave it a try. I used head features from both the male and the female sprite to create an androgynous face. The body is based on the male one.
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And yes, I suggest to use the same base sprite for both little girls and little boys, because the only difference between the bodies of prepubescent boys and girls are the genitals. The only way to tell children apart before puberty is by clothes and hairstyles.

Re: Children NPC sprites

Posted: 14 Jul 2008, 22:13
by Arilious
:O

Does this mean mana-married couples can get a child NPC. That'd be pretty amazing. Haha!

Re: Children NPC sprites

Posted: 14 Jul 2008, 22:28
by Crush
Interesting idea but I see a lot of problems with fitting it into the rest of the gameplay. When you want to explore it in detail you should open another thread about it. This thread focuses on designing graphics for background npcs you see in towns.

Re: Children NPC sprites

Posted: 14 Jul 2008, 23:30
by Red Lord
Tried to do a revision of a child sprite. It is of Vincent.
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Things I still need to do that I have noticed. If you notice anything else, tell me.

Hat needs to be adjusted.
Something else with the pants needs to be done.

Re: Children NPC sprites

Posted: 15 Jul 2008, 09:56
by ElvenProgrammer
Blacklord wrote:Tried to do a revision of a child sprite. It is of Vincent.
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Things I still need to do that I have noticed. If you notice anything else, tell me.

Hat needs to be adjusted.
Something else with the pants needs to be done.
The shirt seems a bit too straight on the lower border.

Re: Children NPC sprites

Posted: 16 Jul 2008, 03:34
by Red Lord
Think it is good now. Suggestions that I have not noticed would be nice.

Things I did:
Adjusted Hat
Fixed Shirt
Fixed Pants
Changed Color of Hat's Stripe for easy identification

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Re: Children NPC sprites

Posted: 16 Jul 2008, 09:39
by ElvenProgrammer
He could use shoes.

Also the hat still looks a bit out of style with the rest of the equipment.

Anyway nice improving since the last one.

Re: Children NPC sprites

Posted: 16 Jul 2008, 13:03
by Red Lord
Still have to buff the boots out a bit. What did you mean by out of context, the style or the color? I did the color for now, but I can easily change the style.

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and with a lighter brown hat

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Re: Children NPC sprites

Posted: 16 Jul 2008, 13:20
by ElvenProgrammer
I was referring to the shading actually which seems to be fixed by the color used in the last version.

Re: Children NPC sprites

Posted: 16 Jul 2008, 18:57
by Bankai777
it needd to be bigger it looks like its a bit deformed and needs to be remade

Re: Children NPC sprites

Posted: 16 Jul 2008, 19:47
by Red Lord
The hat? If I made it bigger it would look ten times to big.

Re: Children NPC sprites

Posted: 16 Jul 2008, 22:13
by Bankai777
no the body it doesnt look right at all
the head is to wide, and although its a child the body needs to be made bigger

Re: Children NPC sprites

Posted: 16 Jul 2008, 22:28
by Red Lord
Crush wrote:Forked from http://forums.themanaworld.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=3946
Blacklord wrote:For the kid sprites, shall we just use the player set, but lower the size of the head and everything else?
Children have a larger head in relation to their bodies. So I would suggest not to change the size of the head and when we change it leave the eyes as they are because children have large eyes in relation to the rest of the head.

I gave it a try. I used head features from both the male and the female sprite to create an androgynous face. The body is based on the male one.
Image
And yes, I suggest to use the same base sprite for both little girls and little boys, because the only difference between the bodies of prepubescent boys and girls are the genitals. The only way to tell children apart before puberty is by clothes and hairstyles.
I didn't make the sprite for the child.

Re: Children NPC sprites

Posted: 17 Jul 2008, 00:12
by Bankai777
i know but its still weird

Re: Children NPC sprites

Posted: 18 Jul 2008, 00:47
by Black Don
if you notice the adult player sprites do not conform to proper body proportions. The body proportion is closer to what is referred to in the manga/anime world as chibi. If we are to keep to this style the only adjustment I can see is that the eyes should be larger on the children then on the adults. A childes eyes are proportionally larger then an adults in real life too.