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What did you find very usefull in this thread.

The examples
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Ferrus guide
BSF guide
Infestation guide
depth guide
medonca's spriting guide
avan's colouring guide
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Well, there's the Spiral Arms thread; I'm giving stuff away there; that helps modders out with content and it's a good way to keep practicing :)

In terms of critique, I'd like to see a bit more attention on those center panels' lighting and a few other spots.

Aesthetically, I'm also not sure about the weapons placement, because it feels like it'll get pretty crowded, and it's a bummer having your ship completely covered up with turret sprites, like the Wolf is.  It's one of the reasons why the BUILT_IN and HIDDEN weapon slots were such nice additions to this game engine.
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I’m really enjoying this new found talent in spriting but the problem is I don’t now what to do with them. The ultimate aim would be to get them in a mod but I couldn’t mod even if my life depended on it.

Any ideas?

Also, I would like your approval of you latest sprite.



could you change the lining a bit?
make them a bit more grey and less black maybe?
and you made some lines (probaply vents) at the top.
they seem a bit off , a bit flat, maybe it would be better if they were sloping(is this the right word? ) too?
besides that i like it  :D

edit: added warstalkers guide for drawing from scratch
« Last Edit: August 30, 2012, 07:40:06 AM by TheHappyFace »
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I disagree with HappyFace: I like the ship as-is
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why do i have the strange feeling that people are voting for the guide they made themselfs.
almost all guides got 1 vote :/
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TheHappyFace: This thread is not the place to post new sprites and ask for critiques. It's supposed to be a sticky about spriting in general, with tutorials.

If you have a new sprite that you want feedback on, please post it in the main Modding forum. Otherwise I'm going to have to lock the thread and remove replies like this one.
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If someone actually made an Arkship, i sure as hell would like to see it  ;D
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I'm looking for a little help spriting with Battleships Forever: could some people share which parts packs they import in order to have decent looking segments?

I've downloaded this build: http://www.wyrdysm.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=5764
which has tons of custom segments, but there are so many and 95% are the 2-d line drawings that are completely useless for Starfarer. Or is there an easy way of filling those in with a matte color?

Thanks!
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If someone actually made an Arkship, i sure as hell would like to see it  ;D
Dammit, why'd you have to say that? -_-', now we all have some fun things to do -_-'
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I'm looking for a little help spriting with Battleships Forever: could some people share which parts packs they import in order to have decent looking segments?

I've downloaded this build: http://www.wyrdysm.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=5764
which has tons of custom segments, but there are so many and 95% are the 2-d line drawings that are completely useless for Starfarer. Or is there an easy way of filling those in with a matte color?

Thanks!
I have no experiance in the BSF editor ,
but sproginators guide does tell you how it works and i thought it gave a link to a part pack.
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That is correct, yes :), I'm shocked anyone uses it!
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Yup! The problem is that the parts pack is mostly filled with parts that have no shading - unless there is some trick then 95% of it is useless. However, any folder that ends in -sw or -swnc usually has usable parts so I'm pretty good now.
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Yup! The problem is that the parts pack is mostly filled with parts that have no shading - unless there is some trick then 95% of it is useless. However, any folder that ends in -sw or -swnc usually has usable parts so I'm pretty good now.
well as far as i understood from sprog is that he starts of building the ships out of lines with bsf and then filles it up and shades it in paint.net.
am i right sprog?
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Yup! The problem is that the parts pack is mostly filled with parts that have no shading - unless there is some trick then 95% of it is useless. However, any folder that ends in -sw or -swnc usually has usable parts so I'm pretty good now.
well as far as i understood from sprog is that he starts of building the ships out of lines with bsf and then filles it up and shades it in paint.net.
am i right sprog?
I tend to do it kinda weirdly, I put some shapes around for a vague outline, then proceed to add some parts inside, get the general look, change it depending on the overall look, and then edit it more in paint.net
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Just came here to ask to refresh the sprites of mine on the first page. They were modified some time ago :)

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good idea. actually almost forgot this thread... ;)

edit: done
« Last Edit: December 21, 2012, 08:00:19 AM by TheHappyFace »
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