R-Soul

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Hello~

My question is,

is there a program out there where I can draw the different frames of a character, while it gives me a preview of how it looks moving?

I'm not looking for a character generator, I want to draw myself, I just want a program or way in which I can draw and preview at the same time, to speed up the drawing process.

I'm aiming to avoid having to save, open rpg maker program, move/battle and watch. That would take too much time.

Something like this:

http://forums.rpgmakerweb.com/index.php?/topic/5525-game-character-hub-powerful-chara-maker-for-rpg-maker-xp-vx-ace/

but that actually lets me draw myself.

If such program doesn't exist, I'll stick to templates, along with any advice you can give me o;

Thank You In Advance~
 

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When I make my own sprites, which isn't very often, I use the sprite editor in Game Maker. I use the paid version, but there's a more limited free version too. If you don't mind lacking game features and some image options, it's great for making sprites. It has a built in previewer, but you would have to save the frame you're working on to see the change. It's much faster than most other things, though.

Here's a link: http://yoyogames.com/studio
 

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Well an easy way is to just use layers, that's how I do it anyway, almost every single drawing program have layers(if you don  have PS) have the frames right on top of each other and just turn the layers on quick. I know its a ghetto way, but if you have an eye for animation you can see what's up by just topping the frames on one another.

Its preferable to draw the next frame while having the last on low opacity under it, that's basically what "onion skinning" dose in other more animation based programs.

I personally animate the old school way, paper and all :D

(than again its only cause I hate my bamboo tablet now)
 

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