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Best 2d sprite editor ?

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hub(Posted 1+ years ago) #1
i'm searching a cool 2d animated sprite editor , (with layers) ! what's the best choice ? (i know photoshop)
Thanks !


scribbla(Posted 1+ years ago) #2
http://www.cosmigo.com/promotion/

the best ive come across , it has animation , layers , light table

stuff just like dpaint on the amiga


QuickSilva(Posted 1+ years ago) #3
Like tiler, sorry scribbla ;) said, you can`t go wrong with ProMotion.

Jason.


scribbla(Posted 1+ years ago) #4
Hi Quicksilva, do you know if that morph brush ever got figured out ?


xlsior(Posted 1+ years ago) #5
i'm searching a cool 2d animated sprite editor , (with layers) ! what's the best choice ? (i know photoshop)


While I prefer Photoshop as the best overall photo edit program, I found Paintshop Pro to be a lot easier when doing manual pixel work. It's easier to keep things pixel-perfect in paintshop, without unintentionally blending things all over the place.

Up to version 9 it also comes with a program called Animation Shop, which can be nice... paintshop & animation shop don't really integrate much though.

There are also dedicated sprite editors that could be even better suited to the task, but I've never used any of those myself.


Bob3d(Posted 1+ years ago) #6
I use PS also for sprites and tiles(one have to do all type of artwork at job). U can just turn off bicubic resmapling for whole program in preferences and if that's not enough, which I doubt, you can then work in pallete indexed mode.

I mean, that's a kinddof story that roams over the net, but the fact is that ps can be used and is used largely in pixel work companies all over the world..

But deactivating general resampling is not usually needed if used pencil instead fo brush, or brush very hard, for certain cases. That and strong knowledge of selections , etc.

But i agree on Animation Shop. Is a fast handy jewell.

There's also GAL, a free one, here :

http://humanbalance.net/gale/us/index.html
I somewhat prefer to cosmigo's.

My favs are the Photoshop and Animation Shop used together. But this is more related to each one's habits. Doing pixel artwork is hard one way or the other.


Bob3d(Posted 1+ years ago) #7
btw, xlsior, your site's name did gave me some curiosity, and tried to see it. Beware you have some forum code bad set tags, as it tries to open the whole url like this http://www.xlsior.org</b></i>

Looks like the html maybe is not allowed in the signature or something...


QuickSilva(Posted 1+ years ago) #8
"Hi Quicksilva, do you know if that morph brush ever got figured out ?"

Hello, I think its coming in the next version which is being worked on as we speak. No release date has been set though.
Are you still pixelling?

With regards to pixelling in PS I just think its way to bloated to be used as a pixel artist tool. Maybe this is because I come from the DPaint era.

Jason.


scribbla(Posted 1+ years ago) #9
Are you still pixelling?


yep every now and again

another thing i miss in pm is having the option to load in a true colour pic , for quick editing that would be good instead of having it paletted , i seem to use PM more and more


xlsior(Posted 1+ years ago) #10
btw, xlsior, your site's name did gave me some curiosity, and tried to see it. Beware you have some forum code bad set tags, as it tries to open the whole url like this www.xlsior.org</b></i>


Ack, thanks for letting me know!

It looks like the forum's hyperlink detection code doesn't like to be mixed with the formatting tags. Now closing the <B><I> before the URL, and looks like that fixed it.


hub(Posted 1+ years ago) #11
Thanks. I use now GraphicsGale & photoshop !


Bob3d(Posted 1+ years ago) #12
With regards to pixelling in PS I just think its way to bloated to be used as a pixel artist tool. Maybe this is because I come from the DPaint era.


Well, indeed I not only respect that opinion, but I also could share it to an extent. Is not initially thought for pixel art as Dpaint is.

I have too used Dpaint.I did backgrounds and sprites with way long ago. Many years.

But well, PS does the task -and many others more- and with that -and some low pol 3d- i pay the bills... I must be switching -not only pixel art- of kind of task many times a day, and ps tends to save the neck at any task..

I was pointing out that as I read often in other forums that ps can't be used for pixel art...well I do, and for old school pixel art, and several other styles, it has enough features to customize its use as you need...
yet not ideal for pixel art, yup. All can allways be better.
I'd like a more handy access to brushes (indeed, liked more PS5 ways in that) and a general more handy interface, but not only for pixel art...


QuickSilva(Posted 1+ years ago) #13
I see your point Bob3d, it comes down to personal preference in the end. Whichever tool feels the most comfortable (and offers the speediest results) for the user.

Jason.