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1  Game Development / Game Play & Game Design / Re: Sprites, Animations and Gifs on: 2011-12-21 23:19:46
Hey StumpyStrust,

Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out once I get some free time. I have seen some posts about that Game Maker sprite editor, but many were complaints of how badly done it was. Nonetheless, I'll be sure to try it out. After all, I'm getting on a pretty tight spot here.  Undecided
2  Game Development / Game Play & Game Design / Re: Sprites, Animations and Gifs on: 2011-12-20 00:48:21
The problem is: many of the sprite sheets I have found in the internet don't have a proportional individual sprite location. That means I would have to either way manually cut them up. Maybe with a visual editor it would make things easier...
3  Game Development / Game Play & Game Design / Re: Sprites, Animations and Gifs on: 2011-12-20 00:40:53
Hello Riven,

Thanks for the help, but I don't think that's exactly what I'm looking for right now. For what I understood from your code, you send a series of images and convert them into an animated gif, right? What I really am looking for is a tool to take single sprites from sprite sheets of the same size and then position them correctly (like darkFunction does) and then convert them into animated gifs.

Maybe if I could just find a tool that took individual sprites from a sprite sheet I could even make use of your code... Although I do like the idea of an effortless editor.

I'll be sure to bookmark your blog for further reference, though, I found it quite interesting and may have some usage for me in the future!
4  Game Development / Game Play & Game Design / Sprites, Animations and Gifs on: 2011-12-20 00:20:13

First of all, I'd like to introduce myself. This is my first post in this forum, although I have been, for some time now, reading quite a lot of posts in this forum.

Me and my friend are creating a 2D game (in plain old SE Java) which involves sprites and .gif files. We have already made quite a bit of progress now. We do have some animated gifs we got from the internet and have already implemented it in the game. Now, I see a lot of spritesheets hanging around the internet, but I can't seem to find any ready-to-use animated gifs out there. The problem is not the spritesheet -> gif procedure per se, but the scarcity of automated tools to make them. So here comes my first question:

Are there any Spritesheet -> Animated gifs tools that can at least ease the process?

It really gets on my nerves when I have to sit down and create a bunch of sprites separately from the spritesheets to then create a gif. This wastes my time considerably and doesn't let me do what I love most, actual coding.

I have seen some tools that have satisfied me to a certain point. spriteBuddy and darkFunction's editor came this close to solving my problem, but the issue was: they, instead of outputting an actual gif, just gave me an xml (which is pretty much useless for me). I liked the way these two editors allowed me to get sprites from a sprite sheet and make a simple animation with them with no effort whatsoever. That said, here's my second question:

Are there any XML -> Animated gifs tools that I can use to parse the xml files to an actual gif?

I've been looking for these tools for a long time, and I can't seem to find ANY of these. I hope you guys can help me.

Thank you in advance,
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