Tall (Mack-body) character templates with MV heads

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  1. Dan; a badger king

    Dan; a badger king Villager Member

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    I made these for my own use but thought someone else might be interested as well. If you have an idea on how to improve them, let me know!

    What: Vaguely workable templates combined of MV character heads and Loose Leaf bodies... sans noses. (They creep me out. Will glue back upon request.) A single character stands at 48 x 72; half-again the default height.

    Why: I recently bought the FSM: Town of Beginnings pack on Steam. Problem: short characters bug me when coupled with tall tilesets. That, and I generally prefer taller sprites.

    How: I started by resizing a Loose Leaf generator character in Photoshop and ended up with a pixelated mess, as you do. After that I dropped an MV head on the character and started outlining and later, imitating the shading of the original. Honestly, you should just consult Avery's two spriting tutorials and hiddenone's.

    Result: Even after multiple edits it's still guaranteed that there are inconsistencies I've missed. I'm also not a pixel artist, so several not-smart creative decisions have been made as to the details. These buddies do function, which was the aim, and I'm still updating them. They haven't been extensively tested and are still quite naked.

    Terms of Use:
    • RPG Maker: The heads are MV RTP, so not available for use outside of RPG Maker.
    • Mack: The bodies are heavily edited Mack, whose TOU are translated here.
    • Please direct people to this post instead of reposting the images in full. Unless the links go dead, of course. Examples are okay in moderation.
    • I have no additional terms, but I'd love to see what you make with them. I don't require a link back once you've edited the template, but providing one would be convenient for everyone.

    Updates:
    July 25th: Updated all templates
    May 12th: Updated adult templates
    April 18th: Child templates, calm
    April 15th: Child templates, energetic
    April 13th: Skintone varieties
    April 7th: Original post

    $mack_female_1.png $mack_female_2.png $mack_female_3.png $mack_female_4.png
    $mack_male_1.png $mack_male_2.png $mack_male_3.png $mack_male_4.png

    $mack_child_1.png $mack_child_2.png $mack_child_3.png $mack_child_4.png
    $mack_child_run_1.png $mack_child_run_2.png $mack_child_run_3.png $mack_child_run_4.png

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  2. Dan; a badger king

    Dan; a badger king Villager Member

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    EDIT April 13th: Finished sprite templates for dark skintones, more variety to come. Possibly child templates as well.
     
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    Dan; a badger king Villager Member

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    EDIT April 15th: The child templates are ready! These are the arm-waving kind. An order of calm children will arrive at a later date.
     
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    Dan; a badger king Villager Member

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    EDIT April 19th: I uploaded a new child template last night - also slowly working on fixing bugs in earlier templates.
     
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  5. kaukusaki

    kaukusaki Awesome Programmer Extraordinaire Veteran

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    Looks great!
     
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  6. theturtlegamer1

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    Oh wow! This is just what I needed for my game, thank you so much! (I was actually kinda worried how the MV head would look on top of the Mack sprites, but these look awesome!)

    Although, it would be awesome if you could post your process for how you make your characters, that would be awesome too! :kaothx:
     
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    Dan; a badger king Villager Member

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    Oh, thank you. By characters do you mean these templates, or my example character? Because I've been thinking about doing some sort of tutorial...
     
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    I mean your character! It would be awesome to see your process for spriting her~ ^^
     
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    Dan; a badger king Villager Member

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    I'm not sure I can say anything more substantive than "HAVE THE TEMPLATE AND PAINT ON IT", but I'll have a think once I get some free time.
     
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    Dan; a badger king Villager Member

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    I updated the adult templates to be slightly Less Weird. The filenames haven't improved...
     
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    OH That's looks really cool, wonderful idea! I'll stay tuned.
     
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    Dan; a badger king Villager Member

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    EDIT July 25th: Updated all templates with minor fixes. Working on an adult template that's a mix of the male and female graphics. With clothes drawn on top, it's unlikely to be noticeable... Looking into more varied body shapes.
     
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  13. King Galaxian

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    If you can perfect these templates, and either convert the generator clothing yourself or get someone else to convert it to match this template, you could actually make a better character generator for mv! I would gladly use an mv character generator based off of these templates rather than the base mv generator! This is seriously awesome! I'm really impressed! And for someone who isn't a pixel artist, you have really outdone yourself! I look forward to seeing more from you!
     
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    Oh, gosh. I've thought about making some basic clothing for these, but I don't think attempting all of the generator clothes is realistic with my schedule. So unless someone reports an interest, I think we're all relying on my artistic ability. Ech.

    I'm glad you like the templates! I have a few more updates planned before I'm out of ideas.
     
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    More tall sprites, yay! Looks good!
     
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    @Dan; a badger king I have Started a Project called Tall Sprite Maker using your Characters as Tamplates.

    The Scope of the Project is to Replace the Default Character Generator in the MV Game Engine by Tall Sprite Maker.

    But for that I need you Make SV (Side View) and TVD (Tile View Dead) Tamplate too...

    Why I'm aksing you ?
    Beacuse Your Tamplate are Good, Tall and have big head, and also you have Color variants of them.

    Link to the Visionary Project:

    https://forums.rpgmakerweb.com/index.php?threads/tall-sprite-maker.87580/
     
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    Actually moving my project to tall sprites instead of chibi ones.
    I love both, but... tall ones are much more suitable for one of my projects...

    Thank you, +1Like !
     
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    This is what I was looking for, they just need some modifications to be perfectly able to fit in my project.
    Thank you!
     
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    Dan; a badger king Villager Member

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    Thank! Is it the sort of modification that would benefit others? If so, I could take some time to do it.
     
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  20. ∊η∊ηra

    ∊η∊ηra Smoke and Mirrors Veteran

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    I think these templates are great! Thanks for sharing them.

    However, some of the images are broken. Any way you could fix them? I would love to add to my resource folder.
     
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