Using character generator for NPCs?

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  1. Kisai

    Kisai Veteran Veteran

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    I've found myself using the character generator for NPCs lately, wondering if that's unusual, or strange. But the current sprites that fall under "PeopleX" don't always fill the roles that I want. For example, I wanted a blacksmith that was old, with a white/grey beard, and there was nothing like that, so I decided to make one myself using the character generator.


    Of course, the problem with this is if I keep doing it, everyone's gonna have the same-looking angle and face for their portrait...


    Does anyone else try using the character generator just for NPCs?
     
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  2. Marsigne

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    I've used the character generator for NPCs before. Why would everyone have the same face for their portrait though? Recently, I've been repeating some NPCs since I need a sheer number of them. I don't see a problem with that but I think it depends on what the NPC is being used for.
     
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    that's kinda what the character generator is for ;)


    In fact, I'd use it for ALL characters and not use any where the default face is very different to the generated ones.
     
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    It's better than multiple NPCs looking exactly the same ;)
    And yes I tend to use the generator for NPCs.
     
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  5. NeoFantasy

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    I have ace so I mostly use the generator and GCH for sprites, but either way it's not uncommon to have multiple characters using the same face as a base (look at morgan from fire emblem awakening for example, she is just Robin 1 with a slighty shorter haircut.)
     
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    I almost exclusively use the generator for NPC's as buying stuff is expensive and stealing is lame :p


    And at least the generator keeps the NPC's with the same feeling that also fits the rest of the default graphics.


    You can use photoshop or gimp to modify the faces little bits too to add that extra sexiness!
     
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    I preffer to use the generator parts with an image editor. After some time the generator became limited for me.
    I mean, i wouldn't be able to make my avatar using the generator alone cuz of the  layer limit.
     
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    I only use it for people with some sort of significance, like shop owners, royalty, or npcs that have their 1 min of fame.
     
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    I've moved this thread to Resource Support. Please be sure to post your threads in the correct forum next time. Thank you.
     
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