Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Making game sprites with anime studio

Anime studio is a great software for rapid animation. I am in no way affiliated with the company ... just a fan :

It is great for character poses e.g. "thinking" pose:


And a "no you didn't" pose:


You can also add auto tweens between poses. And this is exactly what makes it great for making sprite sheets. You can export a sequence of pngs for your animation sequence and them combine them into a single sprite sheet png. Additionally it also has a great effects library support (smoke ... and ... blasts!).

I have known this for quite sometime but I just googled for it and a couple of interesting case studies came up.

Here is a video overview how you can use anime studio with GameMaker (tm) :


Here is a great game for apple iOS drawn with anime studio.
(Details : http://machineboy.com/blog/apps/2011/02/04/no-pain-no-game-making-your-first-iphone-game/)

Enjoy!