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What is a good program to use for making custom characters?

Discussion in 'Help' started by deleteman900, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. deleteman900

    deleteman900 Potential Patron

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    I have heard that Inkscape was alright for making hairs, but if I was trying to make a base skin for a character how would I do that? Looking at maybe doing Miss Martian from Young Justice and a couple of others. I was thinking of trying to use Photoshop CS6, is this the correct program or do I need something else?
     
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    If you are talking about modifying the skin color and such that can be done inside of the game, otherwise you need Flash to do anything complicated.
     
  3. deleteman900

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    Okay, just to make sure that is photoshop right? I asked somewhere else and they told me to use flash player. I already figure out how to use the modder .swf's export I just need something to actually edit the .png with so I got photoshop and was going to try that. Sorry if I am confusing.
     
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    You can edit stuff with photoshop, but you're going to need to use flash professional (not flash player) to make it work within the game. Check out the tutorial section - http://superdeepthroat.ryonani.com/index.php?board=14.0
     
  5. anonymous

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    No, Flash CS5, as in Flash Professional CS5.

    You can use Photoshop/Inkscape/GIMP or any other photo editing software to edit png templates.

    You need Flash Professional to edit the .fla template.
     
  6. deleteman900

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    so in other words cs6 won't work but cs5 will? alright I will take a look and see if photoshop works, if not I think I know someone who can lend me a copy of flash professional
     
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    Awesome people use GIMP for hair imports *cough* *cough*
     
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    I could give it a try, which one is easier to pick up though? trying to ease into it before I get a hundred programs and cant use any of them correctly.
     
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    Well, I've pretty much always used GIMP, so I'm proficient with it. I don't know much about Photoshop, so I can't give you advice on that. You might want to try both and see which you like better. Or just pick one and stick with it if it works well.
     
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    okay, installing flash pro and I will give it a whirl, suggestions for a test character? I was thinking perhaps trying starfire, because there are already good examples of what the finished product should look like to reference from.
     
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    What exactly are you trying to make? Are you trying to make a full costume, or just a hair? A dynamic hair? If you just want to make a static hair import, you only need an image editing program. If you want to make a costume or dynamic hair, then you need Flash.
     
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    probably do a static hair first then if that goes well I might try to do a dynamic hair. I don't really want to mess with costumes for the most part because it takes too much time and I can always come back later and do it again if I want. but thanks for the clarification everybody!
     
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    Mkay, you won't need Flash for that. GIMP or Photoshop will be your best bets.
     
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    alrighty then, I'll spend some time tinkering with different things and post back here when I have it figured out.
     
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    This might sound kind of dumb but please bear with me, I got GIMP because of Voltlight's detailed tutorial, figuring it might be a good place to start. Got the first couple of steps down fine then realized in his guide he has a blank head template? where do I get this? I'm only asking because it seems kind of important to the process.
     
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    http://superdeepthroat.ryonani.com/index.php?topic=6.msg4238#msg4238
     
  17. deleteman900

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    thanks! I also found one trawling through the developers blog in the early 2011 section