Request for animated NPCs

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Request for animated NPCs

Post by Crush » 15 Mar 2008, 05:43

I recently implemented the script bindings to make NPCs walk around on the new server. Unfortunately this looks still very stupid because the NPCs aren't animated. So I would like to ask if someone feels like animating some NPCs. Required are walking animations for up, down, left and right. You can use as many frames as you want.
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Re: Request for animated NPCs

Post by Black Don » 17 Mar 2008, 14:37

Crush could the NPCs be image dyed like monsters?
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Re: Request for animated NPCs

Post by Crush » 17 Mar 2008, 14:49

Sure.
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Re: Request for animated NPCs

Post by Black Don » 20 Mar 2008, 15:21

Crush just to give you a better idea of what I was planing to do is make 2 guys, 2 girls, all with gray scaled hair, shirt, and pants to make them more reusable. then I will have to animate from scratch two children (boy and girl). Then if we want we can start animating some of the more memorable NPCs. For some reason I see the bunny girl doing a runway model walk and she needs to hold a drink try if she is to continue to work at the cove. :D
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Re: Request for animated NPCs

Post by Crush » 20 Mar 2008, 15:27

Note that when you intend to color hair, shirts and pants differently you can't make them all in greyscale. You have to make them in different colors. Besides pure greyscale you can also recolor pure red, green, blue, cyan, magenta or yellow parts of the image. A "pure" color has 100% saturation and a variable volume.

You could, for example, make the hairs in pure red, the shirts in pure blue and the pants in pure green.

See http://wiki.themanaworld.org/index.php/Image_dyeing for details.
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Re: Request for animated NPCs

Post by Black Don » 20 Mar 2008, 16:01

Okay thanks that was what I was not completely understanding from the wiki when I read it. Thanks saved me some work.
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Re: Request for animated NPCs

Post by Matt » 20 Mar 2008, 18:34

Don't forget idle animations for npcs which dont move :)

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Re: Request for animated NPCs

Post by Black Don » 20 Mar 2008, 21:52

I was going to base the NPCs off the current Player sprites for standing and walking but I had mention thins in another thread. Its just for a starting base then people can add more unique ones as we go on. :)
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