Thursday, June 8, 2017

Character Creator: Content Curation

Just a quick note-- I'm hard at work on the character creator still. I've just slipped into fixing / normalizing content creation. Completing incomplete sets, fixing errors.

It took me a while to notice, but there's several animation problems with the LPC set, even among the base characters. Men's stance widens partway through their walk cycle, facing south. Women facing east or west have a stutter on their arm swing. Women facing south on the 'thrust' animation (for weapons like spears and things, get your mind out of the gutter :P ) have their heads morph into a male's past the first two frames.

Why did her jaw suddenly become so wide...? OH. That's a dude.

Fixed! No more spontaneous thrusting sex changes!!!
It may look like a tiny thing, but you can't count on games always having these guys be tiny sprite-specs in the distance. I want them to look good.

Then you have the eyes not lining up with the walk animation, some clothes doing a skittering thing. Lots of little problems that have me doing a lot of graphics work. Anyway, I'll be working on this for a little while yet. Don't go anywhere. :)


  1. Very cool. You wouldn't happen to plan a release of some assets ahead of the realease of your game, would you? ;)
    I'm currently starting work on another LPC-based character generator and it would suck to pointlessly duplicate your work. :)

    1. Hey there! Sorry it took so long to get back to you. Being chronically sick can wipe me out pretty bad.

      I'm currently working on this again, so give me a chance to finish my current sprite sheet QA first, if you're still interested. I'll publish my animation tweaking notes along with a link to the fixed, standardized animation sheets.