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Doc von Schmeltwick's SMAS SMB3 expanded sprites
« on: February 23, 2018, 04:01:37 AM »
For the past year and a half, I've been working on a project involving making sprites of enemies in the SMAS SMB3 color set. The exact goals of this have evolved much over time; this same project actually led to me joining the wiki, as I wanted to find some reference artwork for a Cleft type, and noticed a glaring error on one of their pages, the rest being history.

Much of this evolution can be seen on this Spriter's Resource thread: https://www.vg-resource.com/thread-31089.html

But for now, I'd like to post some more recent stuff. For starters, this Bony Beetle!

So yes, the palette is SMAS SMB3-based, the sprites themselves heavily-edited from SMW, and the way the shoes are assembled invokes SMW2. The turning sprites, which I haven't shown yet due to having not added shoes to them yet, are in DKC amounts. I also haven't shown the "spiking" sprites for the same reason, and still need to make the "falling apart" sprites.

As for the design of the Bony Beetle I used, I went with the classic design, but with more modern colors. Basically, there's a pair of tiny little Buzzy Beetle feet in each of those shoes. Might have some bones fall from the shoes in the falling apart animation, but I haven't gotten there yet....

This animation has a total of 10 frames, by the way. Compare to the original's 2.

I'll show more sprites here later, I want to work on animating them a bit more as well. ;)

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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 11:13:49 AM »
thats actually really cool dude, im a sucker for 16-bit stuff

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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2018, 03:08:44 PM »
I think it looks really useful! I'd like to see more progress on the sprites.
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Re: Doc von Schmeltwick's SMAS SMB3 expanded sprites
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2018, 05:53:30 PM »
I think the right foot on the Bony Beetle needs to be nudged higher up on its walk animation or tweaked, especially when it's getting dragged along the floor; otherwise, to me, IMO, it looks like it's limping.
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2018, 06:13:31 PM »
@LGM That's actually the idea! The original 2-frame animation looked like it was taking a half-step then a full-step, and I decided to roll with it. Mainly because it's a quadrupedal skeleton with detached feet inside of giant shoes, so I figured I could make it invoke the original a little by having it step awkwardly from that.

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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2018, 01:08:50 AM »

On a whim, decided to (hastily) make a Jelectro. It's fully-custom, not at all edited from the original. Also tweaked the base design a bit, being black with white spots like the original NES sprite, but with larger tentacles like the artwork. Though unlike the artwork, these are actually attached to the body. I figured a Hothead-like "zappy area" looked more electric that the original's "outline changes color a bit," so I gave it one of those. I took a bit of design cues from the successor Jellybeam (namely, the rim around the bottom of the bell), while the eye movements are inspired by the idle of Pneumo/Jellybob from Wario Land 3.

Anyways, if a game comes from these ever, I'd like to make Frog Mario immune to electric things like this, because it's a scuba suit and rubber doesn't conduct electricity. Also to make Frog Mario not utterly useless in ways that don't involve swimming fast or jumping extra-high.

I'll probably make ones for Jellybeam, the Yoshi's Story Jellyfish, and Preying Mantas to use in conjunction with these. Lots O'Jellyfish indeed. And possibly refine this one a bit more....
Not sure when I'll next be able to post, this coming week is going to be a busy one for school.


EDIT: Added a quicker version with less superfluous frames.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2018, 05:50:31 AM by Doc von Schmeltwick »

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Re: Doc von Schmeltwick's SMAS SMB3 expanded sprites
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2018, 04:54:16 AM »
(Anyone who prefers designs of DiC Entertainment, avert you eyes! :waluigi: :waluigi: :waluigi:)

Blargg. Sorta-preliminary Blargg. Plesiosaur-esque Blargg. Leaping Plesiosaur-esque Blargg. Tiny-bodied Blargg. 4-frames of animation Blargg. I'll make more for the "looking from under the lava" actions, and might try refining this one, maybe with some more head and body angles. Currently, when the flippers go down is when it's intended to be pouncing.

I'd like to point out that the original sprites for Blargg from SMW were an utter mess, to the point that they used two nearly-identical (in fact, optically-identical unless you are looking extremely close) colors in their palette (the darkest "yellow" and the lighter "orange") interchangeably and mixed them around. This is much cleaner by comparison.

On a side note, that giant head and anatomically-tiny body makes it look oddly cute. :yoshi: :boshi:

.....anyways, anyone know a way I can upload images here without first uploading them to that TSR thread or somewhere else? When I click the "add image" button, it seems to bring up a URL-insert box....ah, I'm tired anyways (hence my odd wording throughout this message). Enjoy!
« Last Edit: February 27, 2018, 05:15:56 AM by Doc von Schmeltwick »

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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2018, 05:41:23 PM »
You have to upload images to other sources first before posting them here, as the forum only connects the link. There are plenty of reliable websites to use, though.

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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2018, 07:03:15 PM »
I suppose Google Docs is a potential source location?

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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2018, 08:27:39 PM »
Blargg is best Mario enemey blarg
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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2018, 09:57:37 PM »
These are really awesome. Good work!

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« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2018, 11:59:47 PM »
I suppose Google Docs is a potential source location?
As far as I'm aware, it should work.

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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2018, 11:46:14 PM »
So I've made a few wonky ones this time.  :buzzy:

This one animates much slower than I'd like, as I'm using a limited, yet free, program from 2001 called UnFREEZ to animate these, and this is as fast as it goes, and I didn't want to remove frames. Also, the arms get a bit in the way of some of the animation, but that's to be expected, I suppose.

This one looks weird because it was hard to keep track of trajectory between all of the frames, so the Ice Block starts plummeting rather abruptly. But that's fine, I was actually going for a heavy arc with it, and I think the way I had it slow across the floor was pretty cool. However, if you look reeeeally closely, it appears to arc upwards at the beginning of the throw....eh I can fix that later.

Once again, was very tired while making these. But I'm happy I could make something from one of Mario's most criminally-underused enemies. :3 :P


EDIT: Due to the large number of frames used, I missed one by accident, due to saving it as a .pdn instead of a .gif. I have now added back that frame.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2018, 06:04:15 AM by Doc von Schmeltwick »

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« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2018, 06:13:58 PM »
Not sure if this is only on my end, but the images seem broke.
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Re: Doc von Schmeltwick's SMAS SMB3 expanded sprites
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2018, 02:32:25 AM »
i can see them
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Re: Doc von Schmeltwick's SMAS SMB3 expanded sprites
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2018, 02:22:19 AM »
I have another update, and I hope you won't shy away from it. :shy:

       



Beezo/Shy Away is intentionally tall; it just seemed right.
Shoes are recycled from the ones I made for Bony Beetle.
Not sure where Snufit Ball the bullet thing is disappearing too. Guess that Shy Guy's got an invisible warp field.
My only real problem with how these turned out is that Beezo's wings look a little low on the back when up.
According to people in another community I'm in, the Beezo is "cute," the Shy Guy "looks legit!," and the Snifit is "funky :o."
I also have differently-colored versions, but haven't assembled them yet.

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« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2018, 02:44:57 PM »
Maybe the Snifit can be a bit more animated? It looks stiff to me.
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« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2018, 05:10:06 PM »
This is just to show off the mask animation; it would probably be walking much of the time like the Shy, so I figured that would be a tad extraneous. But I see what you mean, I'll probably have it get on its toes to fire, as now that I think about it, they do tend to stop in SMB2 to fire as well, don't they....granted, there's only one red Snifit.....

But I digress. The prototypical Shy Guy sprite animation I made didn't bump downwards ever, looking reeeeeeally weird since it was too smooth. So this shouldn't be a big deal. Also, I'll probably be making other Shies now that I have a base design/height/etc.

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« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2018, 06:00:50 AM »
Gonna give this thread a poke.


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I was going to wait to post until I had more varieties made (like Cactus Jack, Pokey Head, Seedy Pod, "Heading" Pokey, upside-down white Pokey, etc.), but I figured that might be overkill.

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« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2018, 03:09:00 PM »
make a mega mole sprite
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