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Title: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: 0circle0 on February 03, 2013, 12:36:45 AM
New Videos!
How to remove or replace the built in images. (Including Base templates) (http://bit.ly/1tWueDG)
How to add your own custom images. (http://bit.ly/1vaRQD5)

Getting errors? At the bottom are some common errors that are easily fixed that get asked all the time.

Added Saturation, Luminocity, Shade and Tone controls for each layer Brightness and Contrast to Sprite Creator 3 XP Colorizer.

Changes to Sprite Creator 3 XP:

• Changing options in the Colorizer should now work correctly for every option. Before Hair, Shoulder, Hat and Waist did not work correctly.
• SprCre3 XP v20131207.1351 is no longer supported. If you're using the XP version of Sprite Creator 3 you should now use the Colorizer version.

Note: Sprite Creator 3 VX does not have a colorizer option. This option is only available in the Colorizer version for XP. The Colorizer allows you to edit each layer further than before.

Major Changes:

You can now  save the image as well as all of its layers into a seperate folder when you save. This allows you to assemble the character yourself in the fashion you want or even allow gear switching within your game. How you use the option is up to you.

You can now import your own custom graphics into Sprite Creator 3. However there currently is a (26vx, 18xp) item limit for each part selection(ie Bangs gets 26 and Female Hair gets it's own 26 in vx and 18 in xp...ect). Which will change some day with either some kind of page flipping or scrolling function.

Sprite Creator on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/SpriteCreator3) for all questions and comments. Follow Sprite Creator 3 to receive content updates.

Requires Java 7+ found here http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html This program will NOT run if you do not have Java 7+ installed.

Updated 3-30-2014 All links current.

Artwork not fully created by me although most of it is very heavily modified and in some cases no longer resembles the original object. Ever object is a personal recoloring/refactor.

Did you find this program useful? Help me promote this applet by going to my facebook page and liking and commenting there on the wall. Would love to hear what people have to say.

Special Thanks:

Axerax at RPGRevolution for the Sprite Creator 3 splash.
Holder at RPGRevolution.com for your beard images.
Famitsu
Zac Ray
Looseleaf

I've been getting asked through emails about donations lately. Although not neccessary, if you would like to make a donation to Sprite Creator I can accept paypal at jensen_305@yahoo.com Thank you for your contribution and support.

Removed Adfly links and replaced them with bitly.

Sprite Creator 3 Download Click Here (http://bit.ly/1rsL2Sd)

Common errors and how to fix them:

The Images are saved in the "Saved" folder. The capitol "S" is important.

Most problems can be solved by downloading the program again and deleting the orinial completely. You must extract all contents of the zip file. Do not run the jar from inside the zip file. If you do so you will be unable to save.

Images not saving but the folder is there? The folder name is case sensitive it must be named "Saved" Delete the folder and recreate it.

Having trouble adding your own images into Sprite Creator 3? At the top there is a video link on how to do it.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: Little Psycho on February 03, 2013, 09:24:45 PM
You should remove the "-signs in your URL's as they appear broken. I know to remove these, others might not know it and call them broken ;)
You also forgot the : in every single link! It's http:// not http//

As for the rest, I'll be trying!
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: 0circle0 on February 04, 2013, 02:57:34 AM
Broken links were due to the formatting of this sites BB code and links not wrapped in " " any ways. That is fixed

Also added 10 new Acce2 options in 6 different colors.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: modern algebra on February 04, 2013, 02:58:33 AM
Looks pretty neat! Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: 0circle0 on February 04, 2013, 03:03:50 AM
No problem. I programmed it for myself 2 years ago. I recently picked it up and released it to the public. Now I am increasing its base sprite images to incorporate a larger variety.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: Little Psycho on February 04, 2013, 09:30:14 AM
Would it be possible to add in monster sprites and faces that accompany the characters you create?? That would be fantastic if that were possible...
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: 0circle0 on February 04, 2013, 10:11:24 AM
I do have zombies, goblins, orcs, bunnypeople, catpeople. (http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/7954/asdasq.png) Looking for more parts for them before I add them. Have to slightly edit the Goblin though(EDIT: maybe this (http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/5567/tile1.png)?). And make a female version of him, zombie and orc.

As for the Faces, at this time there is no plans to create Faces. However once the 1800 additional images I plan on adding are finished I may incorporate an automatic face generator of some sort.

I am however trying to mathematically figure out how to change the sprite position with out the need to hand draw them. Some examples of the on the fly, doesn't require hand editing to acquire. First column is the Celebration animation (http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/1972/lilguy.png) you can see I took the middle image and converted it on the fly to do the celebration, and (http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/8107/mylilguy.png) or with smaller eyes (http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/4241/mylilguy2.png)

Image credits on this post go to Ying, Kazzador, Holder, Famitsu. Thanks for letting me use these graphics.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: Little Psycho on February 04, 2013, 02:24:54 PM
Maybe you can add an option for people to add their own images... It would be great to get new pieces of art....
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: EvilM00s on February 04, 2013, 04:27:14 PM
:blizj:
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: 0circle0 on February 05, 2013, 12:13:35 AM
Maybe you can add an option for people to add their own images... It would be great to get new pieces of art....

This project started off as 'was only going to be used by me' if you know what I mean. Adding of your own parts 'can' be done. Just send me the parts and I'll add them. Later though I'll have external folders that you can build on the current images. We'll see how far this program goes.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: Little Psycho on February 06, 2013, 09:44:12 AM
Sounds good...
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: EvilM00s on February 06, 2013, 05:47:41 PM
If you do, you'll have made a tool that can be infinitely customised... you'll be a very popular guy! I DL'd your program and I really like it; if there were "expansion packs" that were genre specific i think you will have really made your mark on the RM community. I know I'd love to see that!

Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: Dark_Metamorphosis on February 06, 2013, 06:25:45 PM
This is truly amazing! Im using another sprite editor with this kind of VX sprites.. (famitsu actually) but I'm having trouble to customize the sprites to look like my facesets. With this it seems like you can do even more of different combinations! This will be insanely useful for my project, and I'm so happy you released this, makes it so much easier for me to make my own sprites for the people in my world! Thank you!  ^-^
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: 0circle0 on February 06, 2013, 09:15:10 PM
This is truly amazing! Im using another sprite editor with this kind of VX sprites.. (famitsu actually) but I'm having trouble to customize the sprites to look like my facesets. With this it seems like you can do even more of different combinations! This will be insanely useful for my project, and I'm so happy you released this, makes it so much easier for me to make my own sprites for the people in my world! Thank you!  ^-^

Thanks for the support. Appreciate any kind of feed back. Yes Famitsu is a nice place, but outdated. This sprite creator uses those base images. I've currently surpassed their sprite generator in total character combinations too because I am done adding Famitsu and now working on customs and RTP additions.

I have to add options too. Yet to add include:
Bangs
More ponytails/manbraids???
Tails and Ears (Animal) actually 2 different sprite types but I may combine them into 1.
Costumes (basically full suits transforming the character from human to > pick your poison. Zombie, Bunnie, Orc, Troll...ect
More wing options.
Different faces (ie old people look different than young people)
30+ more bodies on top of the 20+ already in place
30+ more hair options
15+ more hairop options
More colors.

Things I plan on doing but have yet to start:

Loading of external resources. Which TECHNICALLY* already works. I just am not releasing how to do it yet... :) Problems with error checking...ie I don't do any error checking :). But if someone still wants to know how to do it and try their hand at it. I'll explain it upon request.

100% full layer customization. Let me explain that one... Later when you can import your own images, you'll be able to fully change the drawing order of each layer making the sprite look how ever you want.

Each layer will have its own RGBA scale you can change. Allowing you to change the color of each layer, not just each piece.

Maybe add faces and an auto generated face. I just don't have access to the faces. Well I mean I do, but no permission to use them.

Still a lot more to come as well.

I am taking a week off from this project, but I'll still be active on the forums.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: Little Psycho on February 06, 2013, 09:52:07 PM
I still have some cool ideas as to sprites...
What about children and animals?
Maybe like, choosing an animal from a list and then being able to edit for instance the colour of the skin, add type of horns, tails, ... or whatever.

It's just an idea and I don't know if it were possible!



Oh, I tried and I'll use!! Make sure to check out whatever I've made when my projects are demo's or finished or something. Or not  :yuyu:
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: 0circle0 on February 07, 2013, 12:13:58 AM
I still have some cool ideas as to sprites...
What about children and animals?
Maybe like, choosing an animal from a list and then being able to edit for instance the colour of the skin, add type of horns, tails, ... or whatever.

It's just an idea and I don't know if it were possible!



Oh, I tried and I'll use!! Make sure to check out whatever I've made when my projects are demo's or finished or something. Or not  :yuyu:

I'd be all for it. Animals are much easier to add. I'll look into finding base images and see if I can't find someone who likes to draw put parts on them, strip those parts back off and put them on their own sheet. :) I cannot draw. I mean I can make horns or edit images already made, beyond that I'd need a pixel artist.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: EvilM00s on February 07, 2013, 03:48:31 AM
Only problem is that I can't seem to save my images. Am I missing something?
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: 0circle0 on February 07, 2013, 06:35:17 AM
Only problem is that I can't seem to save my images. Am I missing something?

Saves in the Saved folder. The folder is created the first time you save an image. Saved folder location matches that of the running jar.  <-- On windows... Mac Linux or the such no idea if it saves correctly.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: Little Psycho on February 07, 2013, 11:23:36 AM
Only problem is that I can't seem to save my images. Am I missing something?

You could always use print screen and paste it into PS or something :) Allows you to make 8-char charsets as well ;)
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: EvilM00s on February 07, 2013, 03:19:53 PM
Hmmm. I suppose i could do that...
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: JiM83 on February 07, 2013, 03:55:32 PM
I had trouble saving too. To get it to work, I had to put the folder in C: with no spaces in the folder name, like C:\SpriteCreator. After that it worked fine.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: Little Psycho on February 07, 2013, 04:09:50 PM
I had trouble saving too. To get it to work, I had to put the folder in C: with no spaces in the folder name, like C:\SpriteCreator. After that it worked fine.
Yep, had the same problem... Looks like it doesn't work if it's in a map in downloads or where else anyone might have put it :yuyu:

Though, once it's in C directly, it does save them quick enough :D
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: 0circle0 on February 07, 2013, 04:40:07 PM
I had trouble saving too. To get it to work, I had to put the folder in C: with no spaces in the folder name, like C:\SpriteCreator. After that it worked fine.
Yep, had the same problem... Looks like it doesn't work if it's in a map in downloads or where else anyone might have put it :yuyu:

Though, once it's in C directly, it does save them quick enough :D

Ok that was a bug that somehow made its way back. as long as the path to the jar doesn't have spaces it works. Some reason my function that eliminated that problem isn't working anymore. I may have to rewrite that function. Which halts the building process a while till I figure that out.

EDIT: Thanks for that error report. I have fixed the problem and updated the download. Unfortunately that means that the code changes I made since then which are not much are gone. However I do remember exactly what it is I was doing so getting back a few hours work isn't that big of a deal. Not like I have to re-do the graphics too :)
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: 0circle0 on February 08, 2013, 08:55:22 PM
Updated the program.
Adding a new Tail option.
Added 5 new Tail Options with 6 colors each.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: EvilM00s on February 08, 2013, 10:25:47 PM
I had trouble saving too. To get it to work, I had to put the folder in C: with no spaces in the folder name, like C:\SpriteCreator. After that it worked fine.

Oh, I see what I did... I copied it to my desktop, but faiiled to move the Saved folder! My sillyness....

And keep those content updates coming, my friend. I love your program!
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: 0circle0 on February 08, 2013, 11:10:22 PM
I had trouble saving too. To get it to work, I had to put the folder in C: with no spaces in the folder name, like C:\SpriteCreator. After that it worked fine.

Oh, I see what I did... I copied it to my desktop, but faiiled to move the Saved folder! My sillyness....

And keep those content updates coming, my friend. I love your program!

For sure. I do stuff every day. Sometimes updating twice a day.  Btw it doesn't matter where the jar file is anymore. I fixed that :) also the program creates the folder if it doesn't exist. Just before it did it incorrectly and the program just wouldn't save, but that is fixed.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: 0circle0 on February 09, 2013, 10:53:43 PM
Updated the program.
Added an option "Bangs" for both male and female.
Added 16 different Bangs for both male and female in 6 colors each.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: EvilM00s on February 10, 2013, 10:23:52 PM
May I suggest hats? For example, pointy witch or wizard hats and the like.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: 0circle0 on February 11, 2013, 01:56:53 AM
May I suggest hats? For example, pointy witch or wizard hats and the like.

It is really funny that what you suggest is usually what I am working on lol. I actually need to find more hats to include. Not a big selection right now.

Edit: Honestly don't have enough hat options to warrant an update for one. I think I have 3 or 4 different hats that work for both male and female and about 2 others that are female. Maybe if I could find more hat graphics I can add them.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: 0circle0 on February 11, 2013, 06:26:31 AM
Added zombie and goblin for JUST male. I do not have the female versions, as I have to draw them myself. Until I draw them, or someone draws them for me and submits them they will not be added. Might be a few days before I get the female versions.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: 0circle0 on February 11, 2013, 07:41:05 PM
Web Applet and Application versions are now combined into the same JAR and will choose its own layout based on how you run the JAR. Basically I got tired of editing the code back and forth and made it automatic.

Also fixed and added a few things like confirmation windows on reloading and exiting the program.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: EvilM00s on February 12, 2013, 04:25:29 AM
 :moar:
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: 0circle0 on February 15, 2013, 04:59:11 PM
:moar:

Changed the menu around. Has more of a program feel now rather than a browser app. Changed how a few things display. There are a few bangs options that do not work well with goblin. Just the long hair ones. Nothing I can do about that so I'll have to leave it.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: 0circle0 on February 19, 2013, 07:02:48 PM
Fixed an error that would eventually freeze the program forcing you to restart the program.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: EvilM00s on February 19, 2013, 07:54:03 PM
Keep it coming, ninja.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: Little Psycho on February 20, 2013, 10:25:36 PM
May I suggest hats? For example, pointy witch or wizard hats and the like.

It is really funny that what you suggest is usually what I am working on lol. I actually need to find more hats to include. Not a big selection right now.

Edit: Honestly don't have enough hat options to warrant an update for one. I think I have 3 or 4 different hats that work for both male and female and about 2 others that are female. Maybe if I could find more hat graphics I can add them.
How about you add the helmets and the cape-heads as a top layer called "Helmets" as well?
Maybe you could also add in some other things that might fit for hats? Chefs-hat, top ponytail, mushroom-hat, panda-hat and whatever more silly hats you can think of...
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: 0circle0 on February 21, 2013, 05:17:51 AM
I'm working on getting more parts for hats. I have probably only a hand full of both. I need to get more before I add them in.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: 0circle0 on February 21, 2013, 01:24:03 PM
I'll leave this post unedited although the post I was responding to was spam. Response to why I use adf.ly now.

EDIT:This program is Free. Has been and always will be. Sometimes you have to click an ad when something is free. During the entire beta phase this program was easily obtained. Only difference now is the program is no longer in beta. Also Adf.ly allows you to track where people come from when they download the program. Lets me know which forum I have posted Sprite Creator 3 on is doing the best when it comes to traffic.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: 0circle0 on February 22, 2013, 07:17:33 PM
Added Female Zombie and Goblin. Also fixed up the Goblin for male.

Some hair and body options may not display correctly on the Goblin model.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: 0circle0 on February 23, 2013, 05:56:18 AM
Fixed many of the graphics as they didn't work well when the skin color was changed.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: 0circle0 on February 26, 2013, 08:40:24 AM
Made a minor change to when you click an object. Dragging the mouse will no longer continuously change the object the cursor is above while the mouse button is being held.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: 0circle0 on February 27, 2013, 04:14:59 AM
Changed the way saving is done. Hopefully saving on Linux and Mac is working correctly now. Need some Linux testers :)
Gonna be on vacation for a month. I more than likely will not be working on this program during that time. Leaving March 2nd.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: 0circle0 on March 05, 2013, 05:55:01 PM
Added a ZIP version as people are having trouble with rar files. No changes are made other than that.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: 0circle0 on March 10, 2013, 04:05:31 PM
Updated the main program. Body #11 did not display correctly. Should display correctly now.

EDIT: Did a fast edit on Body #8 for male. I noticed that it too did not display correctly. This should be fixed now.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: 0circle0 on April 18, 2013, 05:20:13 AM
4-17-2013 Reduced CPU usage considerably.
4-20-2013 Fixed "Body" parts #2 and #3 they should now display correctly.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: 0circle0 on July 13, 2013, 05:05:24 PM
New update.

Animated title bar has been added. As you create your sprite you will be able to see it animated on the start bar. When minimized or behind another window you will still be able to see your sprite animated.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: 0circle0 on July 17, 2013, 02:04:31 PM
Added Male and Female orc as a base image option.

EDIT
Update. Added the ability to make your image a ghost.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: modern algebra on July 17, 2013, 08:48:46 PM
Cool!
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: Little Psycho on July 22, 2013, 05:46:35 PM
Still looking forward for loads and loads of graphical updates!!!
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: 0circle0 on July 22, 2013, 10:54:04 PM
Sprite Creator 3 may be put on the shelve.

Talk of "Sprite Creator 4"

This is a BIG might, but I think I may have found a graphic artist that will be able to make 100% custom images. Which means I will no longer expand Sprite Creator 3 but instead work on a brand new Sprite Creator 4.

What could be coming:
8 direction walking sprites, attack, get hit, dead/fallen, hurt, casting, battle stance, dodge, and special attack animations will be included. Not just the 4 direction walking sprites!!

Again this is just talk. Once some of the test images come in I will decide if I am going to continue with the new project.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: Little Psycho on July 23, 2013, 08:13:57 AM
Maybe, and that's just an idea, you could implement a button that allows the user to add their own sprites to it or by dragging them into certain folders???
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: 0circle0 on August 31, 2013, 02:52:47 AM
Many updates have been done. Check out the Change.log

Screenshots are outdated.

Will no longer be updating forum posts.
Please visit me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/spritecreator3 for all questions and comments. Follow Sprite Creator 3 to receive content updates.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: ShinGamix on October 14, 2013, 03:47:10 AM
I just found this and I have to say this is epic.
I just hope it goes above 99 options for each type because the Ace Default Character Creator limits to 99 per a type.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: 0circle0 on October 23, 2013, 04:45:31 AM
Eventually there will be more than 26 options you can use. However I have yet to finish that part as being able to add your own images is quite new. Only released in the last month and Sprite Creator 3 has been around almost 2 years.

There is a lot of conversion going on to make Sprite Creator 3 more universal. As well as code clean up and getting ready for the source release.
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: ZenithLaserBeam001 on September 12, 2014, 02:35:45 AM
Thanks bro!
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: SoulPour777 on September 12, 2014, 03:39:42 PM
I like this better than that commercialized Game Character Hub. Amazing work. Thanks for sharing, gotta try more things with this :)
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: 0circle0 on September 25, 2014, 03:33:50 AM
Thanks bro!

You're welcome. :)

I like this better than that commercialized Game Character Hub. Amazing work. Thanks for sharing, gotta try more things with this :)

Thanks for the compliment. I appreciate it. I'm hoping to start working on Sprite Creator again been working a lot lately.

Removed the adfly links and replaced them with bitly links. Just noticed bitly added the features that I was using adfly for. So that means no more ads when trying to download any of my programs through mediafire.

Really appreciate the support that I have received.

-0circle0-
Title: Re: Sprite Creator (Finished)
Post by: ShinGamix on March 12, 2017, 07:49:38 PM
Any plans for a vx ace or Mv version?