Half size version of MV TD characters for world map, anyone?

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Hello!

I am currently working on it myself, but I am not very excited about the current results. If there is something like it already I would love that.

if anyone has a heart of gold and has the time to spare, I would love to have the below characters in a 24x size rather than the 48x.
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My current work, for the 4th, knight.
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Perhaps you know why my sprite looks so bad? If you have the time, could you try to improve and send to me? :)

thanks for any help! :)

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Bishiba
 

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idk it seems like a ton of work. i suppose it would be worth it if you see the half-sized characters for a very significant amount of time. also, all of your characters have such intricate details that it would a really big challenge to try to translate everything to half size..

a compromise would be to just use scaling algorithms, but editing the faces so they wouldn't appear too mangled up. a lot of the details would end up getting muddied, but as long as the faces are intact (and as long as you won't see these sprites for too long) i don't think it would be too big an issue.
here's what i came up with (for the first character)

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i also added a black outline to reinforce their silhouette and hopefully make the motion a little more readable at such a small size
 

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idk it seems like a ton of work. I suppose it would be worth it if you see the half-sized characters for a very significant amount of time. also, all of your characters have such intricate details that it would a really big challenge to try to translate everything to half size..

a compromise would be to just use scaling algorithms, but editing the faces so they wouldn't appear too mangled up. a lot of the details would end up getting muddied, but as long as the faces are intact (and as long as you won't see these sprites for too long) i don't think it would be too big an issue.
here's what i came up with (for the first character)

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i also added a black outline to reinforce their silhouette and hopefully make the motion a little more readable at such a small size
I like it very much, I am honestly amazed at how god it looks... Did you do it with an algorithm and then added the outline or did you just make it? It is a bit similar to just a 50% downsizing, but I guess you did some refinement other than the outline? :)

Honestly tho, I am fin with like 16x16, it's so that when you're on the world map you'll be small. I know it might not be very important but it really bothers me But I actually started thinking about doing it with scripting, I do run the game at 1920x1080 whilst also using a 2x zoom which means I might be able to do something with it. Means I'd need to redesign the world map tho. But that might be good :p

So for 16 I believe maybe you just need to make the color scheme and slightly correct the hair? Maybe there's even a free for commercial use generator/creator/template?


Thanks!
 
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hi i made some of your other characters!

I like it very much, I am honestly amazed at how god it looks... Did you do it with an algorithm and then added the outline or did you just make it? It is a bit similar to just a 50% downsizing, but I guess you did some refinement other than the outline?

i did have to d a couple of fixes, especially to the front animations since the algorithm ate up all their arms. i mostly left the side and back animations untouched, aside from fixing their faces and adding the outline of course.

Honestly tho, I am fin with like 16x16, it's so that when you're on the world map you'll be small. I know it might not be very important but it really bothers me But I actually started thinking about doing it with scripting, I do run the game at 1920x1080 whilst also using a 2x zoom which means I might be able to do something with it. Means I'd need to redesign the world map tho. But that might be good
tbh i attempted 16x16 and it was so much harder to make it look good since pretty much all the details just jumbled into an unintelligible smear... 24x24 is probably the smallest you can go without losing too much important detail, at least based on my own capabilities.

if you like the stuff i made i can go ahead with the other 2 characters!
 

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hi i made some of your other characters!



i did have to d a couple of fixes, especially to the front animations since the algorithm ate up all their arms. i mostly left the side and back animations untouched, aside from fixing their faces and adding the outline of course.


tbh i attempted 16x16 and it was so much harder to make it look good since pretty much all the details just jumbled into an unintelligible smear... 24x24 is probably the smallest you can go without losing too much important detail, at least based on my own capabilities.

if you like the stuff i made i can go ahead with the other 2 characters!
I would really love it, it would be so nice! :D Buuuut they have a female version too, have to consider everyone :p But yes, the quality is truly amazing and if you do I'd be very greatful. And it goes without saying you shall get credited for it :D
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here you go! some of them are slightly bigger but they're all the same proportions and they should appear right when you place them in the game
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I love it mate, could you also sent it without the outlines? :)

But, honestly... Just look at the difference, the truth is that it now looks so much better. :D Thank you sooo much man! :D

Before:
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Now:
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i can’t really take the outlines out without drastically altering the sprite’s shape.. i can recolor and shade the outlines so they won’t be so obvious anymore, if that’s what’s bothering you about them
 

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i can’t really take the outlines out without drastically altering the sprite’s shape.. i can recolor and shade the outlines so they won’t be so obvious anymore, if that’s what’s bothering you about them
Oh no, it's good :) I was just interested in seeing how it'd look. But if you don't have it that's okay. I think it looks really good as it is now :)
 

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