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Guide: How To Sprite An Original Character 

Postby Lind » Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:18 pm

This guide, which will be released step-by-step, details all the advice I can account for on the dos and do nots around creating a convincing original character from parts of Ace Attorney characters.

STEP 1 - FRANKENSPRITING
Spoiler : 1.0 :
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Spoiler : 1.1 :
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Spoiler : 1.2 :
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STEP 2 - DETAILING
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Spoiler : 2.1 :
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STEP 3 - RECOLOURING
Spoiler : 3.0 :
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Spoiler : 3.1 :
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Re: Guide: How To Sprite An Original Character 

Postby Evo » Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:39 pm

Nice guide. After reading this, I'm thinking about changing the design of my first OCs, but even if I don't do that, I'll try to do a sprite with more than 3 bases (the only sprite of mine with more than 3 bases is child Klavier).
Some annotations:
• I wouldn't say that Apollo's head is a worse base than others. Take this sprite of mine as an example:
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Apollo is the only base I've used for the head, and in my opinion it isn't that obvious.
If you want to use Apollo's head, change at least the skin tone, the eyes and the shading.
• One hint for Attorney sprites: AAI sprites can be useful.
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Re: Guide: How To Sprite An Original Character 

Postby Dypo deLina » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:27 pm

Evolina wrote:Nice guide. After reading this, I'm thinking about changing the design of my first OCs, but even if I don't do that, I'll try to do a sprite with more than 3 bases (the only sprite of mine with more than 3 bases is child Klavier).
Some annotations:
• I wouldn't say that Apollo's head is a worse base than others. Take this sprite of mine as an example:
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Apollo is the only base I've used for the head, and in my opinion it isn't that obvious.
If you want to use Apollo's head, change at least the skin tone, the eyes and the shading.
• One hint for Attorney sprites: AAI sprites can be useful.


Th-That's an Apollo base?! :o
I didn't even notice! :XD:
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Re: Guide: How To Sprite An Original Character 

Postby Lind » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:31 pm

Evolina wrote:Nice guide. After reading this, I'm thinking about changing the design of my first OCs, but even if I don't do that, I'll try to do a sprite with more than 3 bases (the only sprite of mine with more than 3 bases is child Klavier).
Some annotations:
• I wouldn't say that Apollo's head is a worse base than others. Take this sprite of mine as an example:
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Apollo is the only base I've used for the head, and in my opinion it isn't that obvious.
If you want to use Apollo's head, change at least the skin tone, the eyes and the shading.
• One hint for Attorney sprites: AAI sprites can be useful.

...Wow.

That's amazing. I can't tell in the slightest that you used Apollo.

Personally, I kind of disagree about the AAI sprites. I find the style clashes and it doesn't really work for me. But then, that's just me.
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Re: Guide: How To Sprite An Original Character 

Postby EdgeOverRuled » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:36 pm

:shock: Wow!
I think, this guy really helped me!^^
Thank you, I think I gonna make a few Ocs! :D
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Re: Guide: How To Sprite An Original Character 

Postby Dypo deLina » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:37 pm

Lind wrote:
Evolina wrote:Nice guide. After reading this, I'm thinking about changing the design of my first OCs, but even if I don't do that, I'll try to do a sprite with more than 3 bases (the only sprite of mine with more than 3 bases is child Klavier).
Some annotations:
• I wouldn't say that Apollo's head is a worse base than others. Take this sprite of mine as an example:
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Apollo is the only base I've used for the head, and in my opinion it isn't that obvious.
If you want to use Apollo's head, change at least the skin tone, the eyes and the shading.
• One hint for Attorney sprites: AAI sprites can be useful.

...Wow.

That's amazing. I can't tell in the slightest that you used Apollo.

Personally, I kind of disagree about the AAI sprites. I find the style clashes and it doesn't really work for me. But then, that's just me.


"Useful" could also mean that they can be used as reference... and I guess you could reshade them in AA style and just use the outlines.
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Re: Guide: How To Sprite An Original Character 

Postby Lind » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:42 pm

EdgeOverRuled wrote::shock: Wow!
I think, this guy really helped me!^^
Thank you, I think I gonna make a few Ocs! :D

Heh, it's not even finished yet. That's just the first step. I'm working on step 2 at the moment.

Dypo deLuna wrote:"Useful" could also mean that they can be used as reference... and I guess you could reshade them in AA style and just use the outlines.
This is true. I'm just saying they don't really work for frankenspriting, which is what this section was about.
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Re: Guide: How To Sprite An Original Character 

Postby LunchPolice » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:47 am

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Cherisa: Generic frankensprite? Don't be ridiculous.

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Swop: You... you were trying to take a jab at me in that last part, weren't you!

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Sundae: I'm not an Apollo rip off... Don't try to make me look bad, you jerk!


Nice guide, Lind. There's some very good advice in here. :D
I hope this gets added to the guides thread.
i'm just gonna go and burn all my sprites now... XD
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Re: Guide: How To Sprite An Original Character 

Postby enigma » Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:46 am

This guide really helped me alot! With it's help I've made a new version of Drake Syde, the victim in Case 1 of Puzzles Enigma! Thank you, so much :nod: :
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The parts bases may be a little obvious... :cute:
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Re: Guide: How To Sprite An Original Character 

Postby Koda » Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:50 am

That's quite the improvement. ;)
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Re: Guide: How To Sprite An Original Character 

Postby enigma » Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:59 am

:nod: Why thank you. Minus the hair can you guess where each part came from?
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Re: Guide: How To Sprite An Original Character 

Postby enigma » Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:05 am

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Yay! Front sprite as well! Now, when will I ever need this? Keh keh keh...
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Re: Guide: How To Sprite An Original Character 

Postby gotMLK7 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:15 am

WOAH! That's a huge improvement, enigma!

And this is quite the guide, Lind, kudos!
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Re: Guide: How To Sprite An Original Character 

Postby enigma » Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:54 am

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You like my sprite? How amusing! Thanks for the compliment! :nod:
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Re: Guide: How To Sprite An Original Character 

Postby Lind » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:16 pm

Updated with part 2.

enigma wrote:Image
Yay! Front sprite as well! Now, when will I ever need this? Keh keh keh...

Woah, that's pretty impressive. I can't even tell what most of the bases are. I can tell what some of them are, but that isn't the important thing. The important thing is that your base isn't the first thing that comes to mind.

I'm glad my guide helped you.
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Cherisa: Generic frankensprite? Don't be ridiculous.

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Swop: You... you were trying to take a jab at me in that last part, weren't you!

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Sundae: I'm not an Apollo rip off... Don't try to make me look bad, you jerk!


Nice guide, Lind. There's some very good advice in here. :D
I hope this gets added to the guides thread.
i'm just gonna go and burn all my sprites now... XD

...Eddy Swop did come to mind when I wrote that part, if only because his name is Eddy Swop.

While Sundae does instantly recall Apollo, he's definitely one of the best uses of Apollo I've seen. Although he does kinda suffer from the second point on step 2.1, it's not a bad case of it.
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