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Awesome Sprite Tutorial

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¬If you liked this tutorial, Please press the 'Recommend this for a collection' button and then select 'Flash Tutorials' and then hit the 'submit to collection' button down below. Thanks in advance!¬

Hello and welcome to my Awesome Sprite Tutorial!
I found most other sprite tutorials missing some basics, so I added those and made this tutorial. (like tracing bitmap, and making the animation look correct)
I hope you learned something from it, and if you have any questions about it, just message me via Newgrounds or Email me (email is shown in the last frame) And I'll also try to respond to all reviews containing questions or remarks
It contains 26 frames of examples and explanation, so please read them through before voting.
Good luck spriting!

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Swizardv2 responds:

Thank you.


This Tutorial Is Great!, Now I Can Use Sprites Good!

Swizardv2 responds:

Glad to be of help :D

Great tut.

Very well done. I myself and learning flash and I never knew about the onoin skin thingy and that will help a lot. This tutorial was clear, with corresponding pics and animations. I liked it.

Suggestions: some ppl don't like music in tuts. However, I like to listen to music while learning. a choice to play music would have been great. since its optional, ppl who don't like music and shut it off.

=Review Request Club=

Swizardv2 responds:

Yea that one will be added if I ever do a new tutorial. Glad you learned something :D


Great tutorial, and very helpful. Im sure this will help lots of upcoming sprite flash artists in the near future. We dont see too many good sprite flashes nowadays. :(

Ths tutorial was very clear, nice black bacround, coupled with occasional animation and pictures. It was very easy to understand and very clear. The lack of music was good, as i have looked through too many tutorials with annoying music in the backround.

Overall a great tutorial. Nice work!!

[Review request Club]

Swizardv2 responds:

Glad that you liked it, thanks for the review =]

I was pleasantly surprised

I was surprised and impressed at this tutorial - it seems well written; easy to follow and the web address was great.

I appreciated the lack of music - I feel more folk should do the same rather than wasting megabytes on an entire song. Lets us listen to our own music or learn in silence, if that's more conducive for our own learning.

It seemed easy to follow along - I knew most of the features already, but even had I not, I'd have been able to follow along no problem.

I'd disagree with a few of the choices you make - I'd personally either use the transform tool (q) whilst holding down shift to keep the proportions, or type in a number into the transform box. Similarly, I disagree that limiting the onion skin to one previous frame made it any easier and I'd use F6 for making new frames. Though folk don't need to know the shortcuts immediately, it'd be worth mentioning them!

The main point, though, is that your system worked.

I'd suggest you tell folk how to tween the movieclips to move Mario across the screen or just have a ore motivational end frame, maybe telling folk that they can now use those techniques to carry on and make a movie...

Though the tutorial seems good, it lacks gravity when it's your only submission - if you had a sprite movie that you linked to, or maybe a short 10s example movie to inspire us and show that you know what you're talking about.

Regardless, this is one of the better submissions I've seen. Good work.

Swizardv2 responds:

Thanks. Well the having no flash is a long story :p. 2 things manly. I don't have the concentration to work on things for a really long time, but I actually did a minute of animation, but had a harddrive crash. Hmm I'm thinking of remaking this tutorial with some things you mentioned and other people mentioned. Also if I add a sound, it will be a loop no bigger then 300kb or something. I could go into more dept indeed with movie tweens and backgrounds looping, but that's hard to explain. I know this tutorial doesn't prove I can animate, but I know I can :P Besides the main fact I made this tutorial, is wen I was looking at collabs to join, and collabs I joined (didn't want co-auth), these basics were done wrong. And wen these things go wrong, these basic things, then nothing good will come out of it. Sorry for ranting xD, thanks for the review.

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4.49 / 5.00

Sep 7, 2007
9:30 AM EDT