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Offline Fredgerd

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This Tut is mostly for nameless but hopefully it helps others too. :)

What we are going to be learning is how to easily turn a set of screen captures from a 3D fighter like SSB and tuning it into a sprite.  :-*

What you need: Photoshop (or paint if your poor and willing to work a bit harder.) and a free demo version of Game Maker (this comes with almost all features of the program and has to time limit  :D). To get Game Maker follow this link
http://www.yoyogames.com/gamemaker/try

Step one, get a screen capture from a side angle (easy in SSB, little bit harder in other games) with the image you want to make into a sprite and SAVE it.

Step two, open the image in photoshop/paint and remove the background (this can be done in paint with the free form select tool)

Step three, open the image in Game Maker's sprite editer and say Image>>Outlune(remove image)

Step four, using the screen shot as a reference, fill in the outline. (im to lazy to finish filling it in but this should get the poit acrosss)


hope this helps  :-X
« Last Edit: June 02, 2009, 10:32:46 PM by Fredgerd »
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Re: Turning a character from a 3D game and making it into a 2-d WIP
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2009, 08:24:25 AM »
 :-* Correct me if I'm wrong but couldn't you also change the background around the image to let's say magenta then use PSP (Paint Shop Pro) to convert the image to 16bit. That way you could leave it alone and just convert the whole thing making it much easier. But hey if you'd rather do it that way I guess thats cool. I am just trying to make things easier.  :)

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Re: Turning a character from a 3D game and making it into a 2-d WIP
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2009, 07:06:37 PM »
this is if you want the cartooned look. If you just want a direct rip then yes. I personally feel the look doesn't mesh well with the 2d look
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Re: Turning a character from a 3D game and making it into a 2-d WIP
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2009, 08:21:07 PM »
Thanks for the tut fred  :) cool stuff

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Re: Turning a character from a 3D game and making it into a 2-d WIP
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2009, 09:24:38 PM »
this is if you want the cartooned look. If you just want a direct rip then yes. I personally feel the look doesn't mesh well with the 2d look

I'm sorry I must have misunderstood the heading, I thought this was converting a 3D character to 2D. My apologies good sir. You should change the heading to 3D characters to 2D cartoonish. :)

I'm not trying to be sarcastic I was only trying to help. ;)

Oh and uh hum....yes good tutorial. * YoungDragun give a thumbs up*

Maybe what would make this an even better tutorial is if you added steps that show how to capture the screen image also.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2009, 10:07:24 PM by youngdragun »

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Re: Turning a character from a 3D game and making it into a 2-d WIP
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2009, 10:32:13 PM »
lol thats ok I love sarcasm
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Hey nice heading for your tutorial. You come up with that on your own?  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Ya I'm pretty clever huh
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