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  • Where can I buy 2D characters with 4 or 8 direction walk cycles

    by Turbine · Saturday, 21. March 2015, 11:31 h ~ 2 years ago
    I'm looking for some 2D character assets for a game but can't find any web sites/stock graphics sites etc selling characters with 4/8 direction walk cycles. I've found ones with left / right walk cycles, but up/down I can't find. I don't have the skill to do good looking characters myself and want to buy pre-made assets so I'm not paying a premium for custom made designs. Any ideas?
    Turbine
  • by brut69 · Saturday, 21. March 2015, 11:33 h ~ 2 years ago
    best thing to do is to hire an artist but those ain't cheap
    brut69
  • by Turbine · Saturday, 21. March 2015, 11:37 h ~ 2 years ago
    I know - hence why I'm looking to buy pre-made. Any ideas on places to buy characters?
    Turbine
  • by AFRLme · Saturday, 21. March 2015, 12:10 h ~ 2 years ago
    There are artists willing to do art / animation for free, cheap, credit or royalties, if you look for them.wink

    Can always put a request out on indiedb or in some of the game dev groups on facebook or reddit, etc.

    http://www.reddit.com/r/gamedevclassifieds
    http://www.indiedb.com/jobs

    Alternatively if you don't mind your character only doing sideways walk animations (mostly) then you could use sprite parts & a program like spine, spriter or anime studio pro for creating 2D skeletal / bone animations.
    AFRLme
  • by Marian77 · Saturday, 21. March 2015, 13:58 h ~ 2 years ago
    Also important: When you have the walk directions, that's just a small part of the character animations you will need. There should be also animations for speak, take, use etc. At least basic versions of the animation types, which contain altogether even more frames than just the walk animations.
    Marian77
  • by Blablo101 · Thursday, 26. March 2015, 22:11 h ~ 2 years ago
    Maybe here:
    https://creativemarket.com/search/game/character/1

    It's a design shop, with video game assets, but 4/8 walking cycles it's hard to find... Good luck ; )
    Blablo101
  • by unreal · Friday, 27. March 2015, 12:09 h ~ 2 years ago
    You could also make the character animations yourself easily using CrazyTalk Animator and pre-made character. It comes with plenty of customizable pre-made animations, and the cool thing is that you can use 3D animations on a 2D character ! So you don't have to make the animation for every angles (that's time saving). Check the video on the website.
    unreal
  • by Blablo101 · Wednesday, 01. April 2015, 15:45 h ~ 2 years ago
    Just remember! In www.shutterstock.com you can find character animation and video game characters.

    I think one image cost 15 $ -20$ (more or less)

    Here is an example: http://www.shutterstock.com/gallery-949123p1.html
    Blablo101
  • by jetsetwilly · Wednesday, 01. April 2015, 23:13 h ~ 2 years ago
    DIY
    jetsetwilly
  • by Turbine · Thursday, 02. April 2015, 11:17 h ~ 2 years ago
    Thanks everyone! Crazytalk animator is awesome! I've bought it and hopefully I can make something half decent with it! Big thanks @unreal!!!!
    Turbine
  • by unreal · Thursday, 02. April 2015, 15:59 h ~ 2 years ago
    Hi everyone,

    I've made a smooth animated character (walk&talk in 8 directions) using CrazyTalk Animator 2. It's not that easy to make than I thought but it's efficient ! Feel free to use it for your project (Vis4.1) it's a free of right character as mentioned on CrazyTalk Animator's Website.

    Enjoy.
    unreal
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