Author Topic: Critter Animations  (Read 99 times)

Offline Lexx

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Critter Animations
« on: January 05, 2020, 04:20:59 pm »
Nothing super fancy, just two critter repaints.
Death animations are a bit sloppy. Maybe someone feels motivated to fix them up a bit.


No1


Has all red shirt animations except for the rifle. Some of the more complicated death animations look a bit sloppy too... making out red blood on red shirts is really not that easy. Also truth told, I just wanted to get done with it. Not sure if I will go back and fix it... but maybe someone else feels the motivation.

           


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No2


Kinda mediocre, but oh well. What's done is done.




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Offline Slowhand

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Re: Critter Animations
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2020, 05:02:37 pm »
Well done. For Critters they should do, don't think anyone would want to play those models.

Can you share your method/tools used. Someone was asking about that earlier on discord, maybe it would help them.

Offline Lexx

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Re: Critter Animations
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2020, 05:37:29 pm »
Only photoshop and lots of patience.

I've recorded two macros / actions:

1. Duplicate layer, apply color changes to the second layer, duplicate first layer again and move it on top.
2. Convert image to Fallout color palette, save the image, close the image.

So I'll just load all frames of one animation set at the same time, go into the first image, run the first macro, and then use the eraser tool to remove the pixels I don't want (for the critters above it was the shirt / body). Once done, I run the second macro and done, next image pops up automatically.

It's fast, but you still have to work carefully or you will get sloppy frames like the ones above have at times.
In any case, the first critter took me about 8 hours and the second something around 5 hours of crunch.


Normally you would have to do a second pass on the animations, to fix shitty frames, etc.... I skipped that.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2020, 05:40:39 pm by Lexx »