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Am I doing well on these sprites?
« on: January 07, 2011, 12:07:17 am »
I'm trying a particular method for creating sprites--namely, taking an image, converting it to 16 color, painting in major areas black and white, and converting the rest to monochrome.  If I were to tell you the context is Starcraft, could you tell me what these two buildings are?  I'm asking so that I can know how well I'm doing.  These sprites will be for Starcraft: Zeratul.
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Re: Am I doing well on these sprites?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2011, 12:13:35 am »
O.O

All I can say is WOW! I think the CC might need some retouches at the top because a few pixels are missing, though.

Why is this in Randomness instead of pixel art, though? ???
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Re: Am I doing well on these sprites?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2011, 12:14:51 am »
dang, it's been forever since i last played starcraft...
a supply hut-thing(what are they called?) and a command centre? they look perfectly fine to me.

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Re: Am I doing well on these sprites?
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2011, 12:17:07 am »
Barrack and command center.

shmibs do you still have SC btw?
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Re: Am I doing well on these sprites?
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2011, 12:17:57 am »
I'm thinking barracks and command center, although I don't play starcraft often (don't have it) so I'm not the best person to ask.
They look amazing though!
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Re: Am I doing well on these sprites?
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2011, 12:18:06 am »
I think the CC might need some retouches at the top because a few pixels are missing, though.

Ah, thanks for catching that.  I will say, I had to make the barracks small to save tile space, so that took A LOT more touching up than the CC did
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Re: Am I doing well on these sprites?
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2011, 12:29:23 am »
ah, so the barracks is smaller than usual, that's probably why i didn't recognise it...

oh, and dj: i have not played starcraft in a year (ever since my father killed XP and i had to do a clean install i haven't been able to install any games.) i will definitely get back into it at least some during college, however.

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Re: Am I doing well on these sprites?
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2011, 12:35:28 am »
ah, so the barracks is smaller than usual, that's probably why i didn't recognise it...

Yeah, I'm making the Nexus, Hatcheries, Command Centers, Lairs and Hives 64 x 64, and the rest 32x32 or 16 x 16.  So the sizes will be a little bit out of proportion.
« Last Edit: January 07, 2011, 12:36:02 am by Hot_Dog »
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Re: Am I doing well on these sprites?
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2011, 12:38:43 am »
I guess it kinda makes sense, though, since those are the main buildings.

@Shmibs ah ok, I hope you have some free time at college, though. It can be hectic, sometimes. X.x
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Re: Am I doing well on these sprites?
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2011, 02:42:03 am »
Here's a couple more.  If you guys recognize them, I'll be at full confidence and won't need to ask about anymore that I work on  ;D
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Re: Am I doing well on these sprites?
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2011, 06:27:54 pm »
Hmm, not sure, although by the size of the first, I guess it's the supply depot, right?

Also is the second one the factory?
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Re: Am I doing well on these sprites?
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2011, 07:10:04 pm »
Hmm, not sure, although by the size of the first, I guess it's the supply depot, right?

Also is the second one the factory?

Right on both.  Okay, I'm confident now ;D  Thanks!
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Re: Am I doing well on these sprites?
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2011, 07:50:22 pm »
Dang, those are some nice looking sprites :P I recognize them easily enough with the knowledge that it's starcraft, but otherwise I'd have a harder time placing what they do exactly :P

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Re: Am I doing well on these sprites?
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2011, 08:10:56 pm »
Dang, those are some nice looking sprites :P I recognize them easily enough with the knowledge that it's starcraft, but otherwise I'd have a harder time placing what they do exactly :P

That's just it. I have one for the bunker, but it's so small that no one would recognize it unless I told them it was from Starcraft
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Re: Am I doing well on these sprites?
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2011, 08:15:39 pm »
I've seen starcraft being played only about 4 times in my life (all while watching over the shoulder of a friend), and I could definitely tell that the first two original pictures were from starcraft even without looking at the context provided.  That is an awesome method of spriting.
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