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  • so I'm making all of my own assets, and it's going ok... except for battle animations. bad at drawing them and I suck with programs for it.
    Hollow 1977
    Hollow 1977
    Animations can be very difficult. There are some programs to help with this but it can still be a challenge. You might try graphics gale. Its free and it helps you create a sprite sheet.
    zerobeat032
    zerobeat032
    yeah I've got a few programs that might help. hopefully I get better at drawing them like I have with characters and backgrounds. the particle programs seem harder to use and I can't find a ton of tutorials for the 2 that I use.
    thanks to custom motions, I can have my characters look like they're dashing too and from foes. hence my current profile pic.
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    standardplayer
    standardplayer
    Congrats :D Little details like that make a big difference in the overall presentation.
    zerobeat032
    zerobeat032
    that's how I felt about it. like I animated my slime enemies rolling to and from the actors during their attack phase and it was just something really neat about it.
    roblox oof... I'm having such a hard time deciding on finalizing character designs that represent what I want, but are easy to draw/animate
    is it weird that I send all my screenshots/art to my facebook messenger to get them easily on my phone without plugging up the phone...?
    lol drawing my character imitating a Metal Slug pose has been really fun... can wait to see it in game during victory screens.
    drew my first battleback today... and I'm mostly ok with how it turned out. I MIGHT redo it tho now that I have an idea of what to do.
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    zerobeat032
    zerobeat032
    I actually looked at one of the SF battlebacks for MV and drew it in my own style. the lines could be waaay straighter and the colors more varied, but it could look worse for a first attempt.
    Finnuval
    Finnuval
    well you can always post it somewhere on here (like the random art thread) to get some feedback if you want ;)
    zerobeat032
    zerobeat032
    hmm that might be a good idea actually
    I can draw characters decently... but it's time to start researching battlebacks, tilesets, and animations... struggling with those lol
    SolonWise
    SolonWise
    I would love to have an arena battleback for my one map game. Maybe there is little free battlebacks on the internet... It may be a good idea to start there. :)
    zerobeat032
    zerobeat032
    yeah, if I get to where I can't draw them myself, then I'll definitely be doing that. I could see that happening tho as I'm more of a character artist than anything else.
    making my own icons has been... interesting lol. and I'm also stoked my blank figma figure arrived. time to use it for reference posing!
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    bgillisp
    bgillisp
    Have you tried edits of the RTP icons? I did that for ACE, and got some interesting ones just by tint changes or combining two into the same icon.
    zerobeat032
    zerobeat032
    how did I NOT see this reply... I never got notified all this time... weird. I thought about doing edits and I still might depending on how I feel about the icons I have later on. I couldn't decide on whether to make them pixelated or just draw them normally.
    drawing my own battlers, XP style has been a ton of fun actually.
    zerobeat032
    zerobeat032
    well they aren't actually sprites since i'm going the old XP route. i'm just drawing out my characters. you can see two of them in my profile picture actually.
    Benny Jackdaw
    Benny Jackdaw
    Do you have any more?
    zerobeat032
    zerobeat032
    not yet unfortunately... I'm still drawing them lol. 2 down and 4 more to finish.
    because of my obsession with fighting games... i wanna figure out how to give everyone in my game "Stun" rates for getting dizzy... but how?
    Kes
    Kes
    By posting a question in the Support forum for the engine you are using, not by asking in a Status Update.
    stumped by damage formulas... in the sense of not knowing what i should do to make them different. time to study....
    FINALLY figured out how to reduce my lag issues a bit. and other than the weird shadows under the characters (that i have no idea how to rid myself of...), i can finally get back to work on things!

    View attachment 51075
    Shaz
    Shaz
    You can just edit the image in the system folder and make the whole thing transparent.  But if you really need help with stuff, you should post on the forum.
    zerobeat032
    zerobeat032
    oh wow... never thought of making them transparent lol. if that doesn't work, then yeah, i'll definitely post. for now it's not the biggest deal until i make a bit more progress.
    hmm, i need to send someone my project to see if it's my laptop causing the lag or if it's a certain plugin of sorts... not sure how to go about doing such a thing
    Dark_Metamorphosis
    Dark_Metamorphosis
    What part of the game is having issues by the way, so I know what to look out for?
    zerobeat032
    zerobeat032
    battles are lagging heavily with Yanfly's Battle Engine Core on. I'm not sure what's causing it or what not. No one else seems to be having this issue with it. Animations come out really slow and everything else seems a tad laggy as well. here's the link... I forgot to erase a lot of the image files though so i think it's kinda big... if you need me to erase stuff first lemme know. here's the link https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wywn87v5ejdjb08/AABYOrs4UyjdxISi4SaOC5M_a?dl=0
    Shaz
    Shaz
    If you suspect it's a plugin, just disable the plugin and see if it still lags. You don't need to send someone the project.


    Since this has turned into a "help me" request, I'm going to go ahead and lock it.  Please post in the forum if you need help.
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    zerobeat032
    zerobeat032
    hmm I thought about that. Luckily I've got the files to go back and do edits. As for the shadows... I THINK there's a way to do it in Victor's plugin, but I'm not sure.
    Niten Ichi Ryu
    Niten Ichi Ryu
    I guess they are supposed to be sideview battlers. In that case, Brown hair dude should be also looking towards left (like blue haired) and maybe hold is sword towards left too. Otherwise, your art is really nice.
    zerobeat032
    zerobeat032
    I was thinking about the eyes on Ray (brown hair). It was changed when I was trying to get a front view RPGMakerXP thing going. I never changed it back lol. And thanks! It takes time drawing these characters (still working on the 3rd one as I type), so I appreciate the compliment.
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