I needed to create a sprite sheet for an upcoming tutorial series and managed to throw one together in an amazingly short amount of time with almost no artistic ability. Good looking art with no ability is something many indie game developers are screaming for, so I figured I would share the process.
During the tutorial we use the following programs:
Mixamo Fuse (Free version available, MSRP $99USD)
Blender (Free and Open Source)
TexturePacker (Free version available, MSRP $50USD)
If you want more details on Mixamo, I extensively review it here.
The ultimate output from this entire process is the sprite sheet powering this animation:
And here is the resulting sprite sheet, click it for the full resolution version:
Now finally, the video. You can watch it in full 1080p on YouTube.
Coincidentally, if you want more information on how I created the above animated gif, I used a program called Cryotek Animated GIf Creator, and document the process here. It’s a very cool program and completely free.
Programming, Art, General