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After spending the last hour and a half working furiously on more humanoid icons for Darke Dungeon, I've come to realize (yet again!) that I have very little artistic talent.

Given the choice between the masterwork of pixels that I have been working on and the smileys that are in the game now, I have no doubt that everyone would prefer the smileys. :P

Anyone have the URL for a tutorial about animating the human form performing a variety of maneuvers in a 32 x 32 icon?
Here's what I've just started doing for new icons in my game. I find a nice picture in a larger size, then size it down to 32x32 in Photoshop. Then I apply an unsharp mask to make it look much sharper and tidier. Results vary, but I'm getting some pretty cool looking stuff that way.

Doesn't help much with terrain (which anyone who has seen my game can tell you I'm awful at), but it's great for people, clothing, small objects, etc.

/mob/geek/skysaw

On 6/17/01 6:50 pm Shadowdarke wrote:
After spending the last hour and a half working furiously on more humanoid icons for Darke Dungeon, I've come to realize (yet again!) that I have very little artistic talent.

Given the choice between the masterwork of pixels that I have been working on and the smileys that are in the game now, I have no doubt that everyone would prefer the smileys. :P

Anyone have the URL for a tutorial about animating the human form performing a variety of maneuvers in a 32 x 32 icon?
In response to Skysaw (#1)
On 6/18/01 8:49 am Skysaw wrote:
Here's what I've just started doing for new icons in my game. I find a nice picture in a larger size, then size it down to 32x32 in Photoshop.

Well, I finally found a woman that would let me photograph her in her skivies. She seemed really enthusiastic, until I climbed a 15 foot ladder to get my 3/4 perspective shots.

She got pretty upset when she realized I wasn't trying to make out with her. I tried to explain that she would be imortalized as an icon in a video game, but all she wanted was sex. Needless to say, I couldn't work with her and sent her away.

Some people really have screwed up priorities.
In response to Shadowdarke (#2)
Some people really have screwed up priorities.

Well, it is a babble forum!

Had a good laugh when I read that one. =)