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How do you measures sprites on a sprite sheet

Posted 23 September 2010 - 02:24 PM

For instance, when you select a section of a sprite sheet how do you do about finding out the coordinates of the top left of the sprite you want and the size of it?
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Re: How do you measures sprites on a sprite sheet

Posted 23 September 2010 - 03:25 PM

I generally open the file in photoshop and zoom in really close with the rulers turned on so I can see each pixel labeled. Then I add guides where I think the sprite should start and stop and use those guides to keep track of the x, y, width, and height of each sprite in the file.
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Re: How do you measures sprites on a sprite sheet

Posted 23 September 2010 - 04:58 PM

oh cool i feel smart ^.^ it was the theory i had earlier but i wasnt 100% and didnt have time before class to test it out. Also Kilorn i have a few question for you about books, but id rather do it in IM or something, is there another way to contact you?
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Re: How do you measures sprites on a sprite sheet

Posted 23 September 2010 - 06:11 PM

You can always e-mail me, or send me some PM's on these forums. I spend an exorbitant amount of time on this site every day, so if you send me a pm, I'll definitely get it pretty quick.

EDIT: Forgot to mention that the e-mail link is in my profile.

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Re: How do you measures sprites on a sprite sheet

Posted 24 September 2010 - 03:07 AM

If you have some problems and advice that would be helpful for the rest of the community then it would be good if you could keep it in the forums :)
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Re: How do you measures sprites on a sprite sheet

Posted 27 September 2010 - 11:47 AM

When I draw my sprites I have my guides and grid set to 8x8 pixels a square (or double that for higher res pixel art). I use CTRL+' to toggle the grid and I use it to help position my pencil. Don't forget to uncheck the snap or you'll have a hard time trying to draw (Photoshop). However, GIMP had a similar setting too. There's also specialized spriting programs made for the sole purpose of animating and pixel arting things.
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