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Re: [WIP] Skeleton

Post by Len » 30 Jan 2009, 23:15

The Skeletons would probably standout best in the desert
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Re: [WIP] Skeleton

Post by Fother » 01 Feb 2009, 01:39

Haay gave me some suggestions to improve the sword attack swing on IRC. Here's what it would look like walking south in the desert, and attack me.
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Re: [WIP] Skeleton

Post by EJlol » 01 Feb 2009, 01:46

I do not want to sit there, that skeleton is way to sneaky :P . The swordattack animation is a huge improvement.
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Re: [WIP] Skeleton

Post by Crush » 01 Feb 2009, 01:56

The attack looks really good. But there is something wrong with the shoulders and upper arms in the walk animation. They look stiff.

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Re: [WIP] Skeleton

Post by i » 01 Feb 2009, 11:51

Attack animation reminds me one from Hero of Allacrost. But AFAIR HoA is under GPL. So indeed, its a huge improvement. My girlfriend said that leg movement "looks quite gay" :D Maybe you should change it a bit.
IMO also black outlines could be a bit lighter - contrast is too high.

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Re: [WIP] Skeleton

Post by Fother » 01 Feb 2009, 12:13

LOL, that's the animation that Haay suggested I refer to for the animation. I didn't make any frame copying or mirroring. It's just a good one to reference!

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i wrote:My girlfriend said that leg movement "looks quite gay"
Really? In what way is a particular movement "gay"?
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Re: [WIP] Skeleton

Post by i » 01 Feb 2009, 12:34

Fother J wrote:LOL, that's the animation that Haay suggested I refer to for the animation. I didn't make any frame copying or mirroring. It's just a good one to reference!
I wasn't suggesting coping, but only source of inspiration.
Fother J wrote:And also...
i wrote:My girlfriend said that leg movement "looks quite gay"
Really? In what way is a particular movement "gay"?
Leg stands too much to inside. It looks really funny and of course somehow "gay". Maybe skeleton could be painted pink ;D
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Re: [WIP] Skeleton

Post by Fother » 01 Feb 2009, 13:16

No problem, I knew you weren't saying I copied :) , but I had to put that clarification out there just in case.

Bottom line on the other comment, there was a much better, non derogatory/offensive way that could've been said. Gay is not an adjective for stupid, silly, clumsy, frilly, funny, or effeminate. RFC 1855 is all i ask. Now I'm off topic. :mrgreen:
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Re: [WIP] Skeleton

Post by 5t3v3 » 02 Feb 2009, 23:21

it seems like the skull is made out of a different material. Not just teh difference in color, but also difference in detail, smoothness, dimension.
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Re: [WIP] Skeleton

Post by Len » 03 Feb 2009, 02:47

5t3v3 wrote:it seems like the skull is made out of a different material. Not just teh difference in color, but also difference in detail, smoothness, dimension.
I agree...
It might be best to make them larger and add slightly more detailed (its hard working with 1 or 2 pixels)
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Re: [WIP] Skeleton

Post by Fother » 03 Feb 2009, 04:03

5t3v3 wrote:it seems like the skull is made out of a different material. Not just teh difference in color, but also difference in detail, smoothness, dimension.
That's what they said about the Brontosaurus!



Hmmm... brontosaurus sprite, I wonder...
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Re: [WIP] Skeleton

Post by Black Don » 03 Feb 2009, 15:44

I really like this. Some things that might help is that you could drop the shoulder joint by one or two pixels so the rib cage does not look so square. The other advice I can give is, after doing a couple of pants now for the player sprite, the thigh of the leg should stay fairly constant in size and make the shins shorter and longer makes for a better looking walking animation.
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Re: [WIP] Skeleton

Post by Fother » 05 Feb 2009, 15:14

Black Don wrote:Some things that might help is that you could drop the shoulder joint by one or two pixels so the rib cage does not look so square.
The shoulders do look better dropped down, though the reason they were up (and this is difficult to tell from the south or north facing frames) is that the skeleton's spine is bowed and it's slouching slightly foward, in addition to it's legs being bowed and arms being positioned forward to the sides for a predator stance, which would square off it's shoulders in appearance at a 45 degree angle, but too boxy looking! I've also sharpened the rib cage a bit for 5t3v3 and Len to match the skull's shininess a bit.
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I know there were some questions of proportion to the existing player sprites, so I added that in for comparison... but everyone please keep in mind that I stuck with the existing skull for continuity... and for the possibility of having a variant skeleton that spawns a separate floating skull on death (as though the head popped off) for tmwserv. I don't think this is that noticeable, but if anyone wants to beef up the skull slightly or give a whack to some accessory skull frames that keep the look of the skull but are unique to the skeleton, please post 'em!

I have to go back and redo 13 frames now (that's just for the south walk and attack animations + stand) :cry:
Any final suggestions or changes for the south position before I consider this direction final and move on to the east-west frames? (of which the example E-W above is still in the works, since i have to make the arms stand out from the torso with a shadow and some lighting differences).
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Re: [WIP] Skeleton

Post by -Phoenix- » 09 Feb 2009, 18:07

This Skeleton would be good for the event on 31 October ;)
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Re: [WIP] Skeleton

Post by Angeliex » 18 Feb 2009, 03:49

Great work on the skeleton Fother J. I added my own tweak to it and gave it some color. Like you said, just helping out a neighbor ;)


Sorry for the white background.. I was too lazy to open gimp..
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