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Re: [WIP] Skeleton

Posted: 18 Feb 2009, 08:37
by Fother
Thank you. I've been dodging working on this all month, since I re-animated some of the tests so much that I got sick of it... but I'm returning to it soon to rework and scrap most of the bone components to be more flush to the player sprite, so I can at least kick out a skeleton that's roughly trim to the male player sprite to make variants (unarmed skeleton, armored skeleton, etc) easier for others to piece together. Origionally I was going to make the set dyeable, but I think I'll make it bone colored again since a colored skeleton is likely to have other variations to it's animation that would just make the need for it's dyeability a bit pointless.

I've redone most of the component bones so far to keep it in proper position and proportion to a player sprite (but just for scaling purposes! It's movements will be more frail and predatory (but no more bowed legs, I promise!).
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I'll post a full stand/walk movement sheet (minus walking with a weapon) and some new animated examples later this week so you all know I've not given up yet! :P

Re: [WIP] Skeleton

Posted: 20 Feb 2009, 07:08
by Fother
Okay, just to be clear, I'm creating a match-up sheet for all of the skeleton frames to the male player sprite so it'll be a lot easier to build variants from it (or else I'll never be able to get real momentum on this)... here's a side by side comparison for the down stand and walking frames. So that's 7/72 frames so far (give or take a few since the death frames will likely not match with the player sprite, as it'll be a pile of bones quickly falling apart).
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Still have to technically go back and shade the leg movements of course.

Re: [WIP] Skeleton

Posted: 20 Feb 2009, 18:59
by 5t3v3
Great improvement on the original version. Better then that, I'd say you're dead on!

Re: [WIP] Skeleton

Posted: 21 Feb 2009, 19:27
by Fother
While testing the matchup spritesheet... I couldn't resist taking a snapshot...
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Oh pirate skeletons are just waiting to happen, lol.

Re: [WIP] Skeleton

Posted: 21 Feb 2009, 22:48
by VOQY
LOL.. Very Good
Skeleton kill City Hehe

Re: [WIP] Skeleton

Posted: 27 Feb 2009, 06:27
by mon
It can also be used for effects, like electrocution. Maybe if other monsters attack with static electricity or something. Or dead players being new zombie armies of a lynch while the actual player respawns.

[FND] Skeleton

Posted: 20 May 2009, 04:38
by Fother
Before I actually forget to upload the darn thing... :lol: been working on too many things...Here is the completed base skeleton sheet. This aligns with the current male player sprite (and is actually swappable BTW if you want to use it in customdata) to allow for easier variant creation [either through sprite layering in-client or hard-layered].
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Deriving and recombining Modanung's handy work is more painful than it looks, but luckily I have the mohawk to do it. :D

Edit 1: 30-May-2009 Fixed frame 3 (Index 2), arm stuck out past flushness of male player sprite.

Re: [RC] Skeleton

Posted: 20 May 2009, 04:46
by Jaxad0127
Is this ready to be added?

Re: [RC] Skeleton

Posted: 20 May 2009, 04:48
by Fother
jaxad0127 wrote:Is this ready to be added?
Yessir!

Re: [RC] Skeleton

Posted: 20 May 2009, 09:41
by Bjørn
Very nice set!

Will the special attack animation still be around somewhere? Would be nice when the skeleton is used as a monster.

Re: [RC] Skeleton

Posted: 20 May 2009, 18:27
by Savi
What would be funny, just before the skeleton dies is that it's head spins around 360 degrees then collapses and dies.

Re: [RC] Skeleton

Posted: 21 May 2009, 03:09
by meway
omg this is so cool i want to be a skeleton!!

Re: [RC] Skeleton

Posted: 21 May 2009, 12:47
by Jumpy
fabulous :)

Re: [RC] Skeleton

Posted: 21 May 2009, 14:11
by meway
btw i like the electric idea but this would be the greatist thing around halloween. also a nice monster to add with human like trates.

Re: [RC] Skeleton

Posted: 16 Jun 2009, 11:24
by otacke
I really fancy these skeletons!!!