Good places for free graphics? (for a shoot´em up)
kentl

Hi!

The topic just about says it all, if there are some good sites with free graphics which i can use in a side scrolling (from left to right) shoot´em up i would be glad!

My "programmers art" should really be classed as "crap art" in my case as i not as artisticly talanted as some of you guys (and certainly worse than almost anyone). :)

So, an url:s would be appriciated. I have looked through molotuv.nu and didn´t find anything i like. So i guess i am both picky about graphics and crappy about creating them at the same time. ;)

I am not looking for an artist or similar, this is really something very small i am creating so i don´t want to "waste" someones time with it except my own.

23yrold3yrold

Blender. ;)

Kanzure

Anim8or. ;)

If you don't like Blender, that is.

Jacob Dawid

I could do that. What do you expect?

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I attached a file of a sprite I made with Paint...

X-G

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Anim8or

It's astonishing, considering how much people hate AOL sp34k, that this product has become so famous.

Jacob Dawid

I did not learn that volounteery...

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You would not waste my time, it is a chance to extend my skills...

Kanzure
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It's astonishing, considering how much people hate AOL sp34k, that this product has become so famous.

Unlike the title implies, it packs a punch. If you can back up sp34k with content and valuable tools it nullifies people's belief that the name is too odd.

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I did not learn that volounteery...

What?!

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You would not waste my time, it is a chance to extend my skills...

I believe he is looking for somebody who already does 3D modeling. Or for him to learn, at the very least.

Jacob Dawid

Simply3D and stuff... it can be really frustrating...

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Yeah I am doing 3d modelling, stopped that a year ago, but when I would look for that S3D disk...

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Paint is sufficient for me. I just have a certain image in my head, then I go pixel for pixel, vary with brightness and stuff, then just work it out and voila a sprite. I bet you would not do a sprite like the above with Paint...

kentl
me, myself, i said:

side scrolling (from left to right) shoot´em up

Jacob Dawid: I appreciate your effort and the sprite looks nice. However i am doing a side scrolling shoot´em up which scrolls from left to right. So i am afraid that i can´t use your "seen from above" spaceship, otherwise i would have. :-/

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I believe he is looking for somebody who already does 3D modeling. Or for him to learn, at the very least.

No that´s not necessary, some nice 2D hand drawn spaceship would also be great. However it has to be seen from the side so that i am able to use it. And i am really not that interested in learning right now, i just "want" som graphics preferably already made so that i don´t waste someones time.

Kanzure
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preferably already made so that i don´t waste someones time.

Guess what? You're waisting our time. Just go learn. It's not too hard to pick up a modeler. :P

Have you checked out Pixelation? Although most of the artwork is 2D, I'm sure somebody there has 3D models ready for sale or free-use..

Jacob Dawid

Well, you do not have to use the above. I meant I could do more sprites depending on what you want to have...

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You guys sometimes seem very arrogant to me... not only in that thread...

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I mean if you are that godlike pros you sometimes pretend to be then go ahead and find some free gfx for him... gosh... Or make some for him... should be no prob for you, heh?

kentl

Jacob, if you could do something similar to the old R-TYPE spaceship it would be great.

You have a picture from R-TYPE at this url:
http://www.ysrnry.co.uk/cgi-bin/zoompic.pl?orgsize=256x192&url=/gifs/rtype.gif
And yes, there is a reason for me not posting the above as a link using mockup

If you could do something with similar shape(but a bit more 2000-compliant ;)) that would be great! :)

Jacob Dawid

How big should the sprite be?

[EDIT] I noticed the link was not working ;)

kentl

About 50x30 would be great, +- 20% or something.. :)

Jacob Dawid

K, 50x30 is kind of weird let us take 64x32

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use a placeholder, it should be ready in the next days. Just send me a PM with your mail addy and that is it. If you want more just contact me via PM.

kentl
Kanzure said:

Guess what? You're waisting our time. Just go learn. It's not too hard to pick up a modeler

Guess what, your wasting your own time and now mine. :-* You do not have to follow the thread if it´s not to your liking. It´s obvious from the topic of the thread what it´s about, so you can not have entered it by mistake. So the question is, are you lacking free will?

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send me a PM with your mail addy and that is it.

Ok, thanks! ;D

Gnatinator

If worse comes to worse, you could always whip Peitz into doing some for ya. That usually works quite well.

(only j.k ;))

Peitz has been getting more and more advanced latley...

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Oh yeah and blender is awesome for doing 2D sprites too. Once you turn Anti-aliasing on and set the pink bg not to blend with your model you can get some really sweet results.

Kanzure
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You guys sometimes seem very arrogant to me... not only in that thread...

Appearances can be decieving. The truth is we all love you for ignorance.

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I mean if you are that godlike pros you sometimes pretend to be then go ahead and find some free gfx for him... gosh... Or make some for him... should be no prob for you, heh?

I don't want to, and I didn't. That's why I posted the link to Anim8or.

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Guess what, your wasting your own time and now mine. :-*

No, actually I'm not waisting my time. I'm doing a rebuild all at the moment. :P If you're so concerned about time-waist, look at what you're doing. You're pointing out your time you are waisting trying to prove a point.

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You do not have to follow the thread if it´s not to your liking. It´s obvious from the topic of the thread what it´s about, so you can not have entered it by mistake.

Nobody said it's not to my liking.

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So the question is, are you lacking free will?

Are you lacking Lemmings? :o:o

Anyways; My original point was that by the time we're done arguing and pointing people to other people, kentl could already be learning and scultping something for himself. (Even though that's not what he wanted to do. When doing projects, you have to plan for changes.)

23yrold3yrold
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I mean if you are that godlike pros you sometimes pretend to be then go ahead and find some free gfx for him...

Being the pros that we are, we know said graphics don't exist. 10 times out of 10, it's easier to just make your own graphics than look for some that have been made already. Want crappy placeholders? Google for sprite rips or open MSPaint. Want finished art? Chances are you want something too specific for any "free" sprite resource to be quite good enough; either get someone else to make them or make them yourself.

Kanzure

Well said 23, thanks. :)

Jacob Dawid

As I said, arrogant... btw, your comment is really funny, 23, I just gonna start laughin, wait a moment...

kentl

23yrold3yrold & Kanzure: Your posts in this thread has only been space waste (even though you two are really bonding so i guess something good has come from it) in my opinion.

I didn´t get any links which was what i asked for, i did get some help though, but not from you two. Now E.O.D.

Surt

You can use this if you want. I made it some time ago for a promptly dead project.
http://home.iprimus.com.au/surt/gradius_fighter.gif

Edit: Attached it, as the image has been replaced by picture.

kentl

Thanks! I´ll defenitly use it in the game! You are really good! Did you draw it pixel by pixel? (looked at your sig link to, very impressive stuff!)

Surt

It's pixeled. I used a guide of front and back outline views, which were then rotated, but it was still a real bastard to draw.

It's good to know that work will go to some use.

Jacob Dawid

I did not see your posts and "designed" a new R Type on Paper. I scanned it and attached it. If you want some changes, tell me now because when i am starting to color it out it will be too late.

Carl:
Good work! Sry, I did not want to come in your way, but my work was already finished...

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Carl, I still need some monster gfx for my rpg... would you be someone who is able to manage that?

kentl

That looks very cool as well Jacob!

No one will come in anyones way here i think, i´ve got three ships which i am allowed to use so far. One from X-G, one from Carl and (soon) one from you Jacob. I also got one which i have rendered myself in PovRay but it looks quite crappy.

Anyway, i´ll use your ship Jacob as the "mainship" as i said and have X-G:s and Carl:s as enemy ships, perhaps i´ll include my own ship as well. There will be three or four enemy types in the (small, very small as i mentioned) shoot´em up so all ship types will get their on-screen-time.;)

But my "project" shouldn´t be taken to seriously anyway as it´s more of a technical-demo than a whole game. It´s actually the "final project" in a C++ course i am taking at school. After i view it to the teacher (thursday) i´ll release it freely if anyone would like to take a look at the design/code sometime.

Anyway! Big thanks to all three of you so far! :) I also noticed this thread where a guy wrote a lot of links to free resources, i will not use any ship there for this mini-project though (perhaps an explosion or something) as i´ve got your permission to use your ship-graphics which is much better. ...

To be continued.. ;)

Jacob Dawid

Ok, it has not got that quality I expected it to have, but I will go and and work on it. I have attached the file that represents my actual status of the sprite.

To be continued... :)

( The yellow part does not look good at the moment... it is because yellow and blue are contrastive colors and therefore you have to "bridge" the colors by structure, which my ship is lacking of at the moment... )

kentl

Looking good! :) I have downloaded the current version. 8-)

23yrold3yrold
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23yrold3yrold & Kanzure: Your posts in this thread has only been space waste

Why? I told you your only option was to do it yourself or get someone else to. Look what happened. ::)

kentl

To just write "Blender" or "Anim8or" as you and Kanzure first did hardly qualifies as good answers, not in this case as they do not answer the question. I know that to get "exactly" what you want you´ll have to do it yourself, if you can. And i am really so bad at drawing/modeling that my options are very limited at the moment.

Anyway, the other thread gave a lot of good links. And i got some good (imho) answers as well and have three spaceships now to use.

I have to be finished by thursday so learning to draw + program the game is a bit to much for me within the timeframe. I want to learn how to draw/render nicely someday though, when the free time occurs (= never? ::)).

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