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Creating nes object animations

Creating nes object animations
by on (#58354)
During my try to create a Nes framework in the Neshla languaje, I came across with the difficulty to create objects and animations for any game given the little sprite size available on the Nes.
Defining game objects one by one is a tedious task, so I decided to do an animation tool based on the nes, supporting game objects and animations made of 8x8 or 8x16 sprites.

This is a beta of what I have up to now:
-Load chr or nes tiles
-8x8 or 8x16 sprites
-Metasprites
-Sprite/Metasprite x/y flip
-Export animations to gif/apng
-Infinite loop animation / Zig-zag animation
-Automatic animation / manual animation
...and some more things
Image
(screenshot in spanish but application is multilanguaje, click to donwload .jar)
Project is opensource, you can download sources at:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/nesobjectpack/

What's lacking:
-Exporting to neshla or nesasm format to import in assembler
-Selecting tiles individually
-Other things...

What would you need the tool to have, to meet your games needs?
Collision rectangles?

-Any suggestions for the output format?

by on (#58357)
Hey, cool. Arranging sprites into bigger metasprites is always a PITA.

I just did this stuff yesterday. I made my own little tool that lets you arrange your sprites using Photoimpact. It opens a PSD file, and through the magic of someone else's library, lists all layers in the file, their coordinates, and their images. Then I match them up to the tileset.

by on (#58378)
Am I blind or is there no download link? Do I need to download it from the SVN repo?

Anyways, thanks for the tool. We need more tools like this for the NES.

by on (#58380)
thefox wrote:
Am I blind or is there no download link? Do I need to download it from the SVN repo?

Anyways, thanks for the tool. We need more tools like this for the NES.

Click on the image ;)
It's a jar file so you need java 1.5+ installed

by on (#58384)
Wave wrote:
thefox wrote:
Am I blind or is there no download link? Do I need to download it from the SVN repo?

Anyways, thanks for the tool. We need more tools like this for the NES.

Click on the image ;)
It's a jar file so you need java 1.5+ installed

Yeah apparently I'm blind.

I tried it, seems to be working fine. Of course export to some NES readable format is a must. And the GUI could be organized a little better. Other than that, good work.

by on (#58390)
thefox wrote:
Wave wrote:
thefox wrote:
Am I blind or is there no download link? Do I need to download it from the SVN repo?

Anyways, thanks for the tool. We need more tools like this for the NES.

Click on the image ;)
It's a jar file so you need java 1.5+ installed

Yeah apparently I'm blind.

I tried it, seems to be working fine. Of course export to some NES readable format is a must. And the GUI could be organized a little better. Other than that, good work.

I'm open for ideas. GUIs are not my forte :p

by on (#58432)
You should perhaps consider using a english interface.

by on (#58437)
oRBIT2002 wrote:
You should perhaps consider using a english interface.

I haven't tested, but he said the application is multilanguage...

by on (#58439)
oRBIT2002 wrote:
You should perhaps consider using a english interface.

Wave wrote:
(screenshot in spanish but application is multilanguaje, click to donwload .jar)
= it's both in spanish and english

by on (#58446)
oRBIT2002 wrote:
You should perhaps consider using a english interface.

Irony LOL :D

by on (#58447)
His english is probably better than your swedish.

by on (#58448)
tepples wrote:
His english is probably better than your swedish.

AND my english too :D

by on (#58454)
I couldn't test the english translation on my pc but it should be if your locale is not spanish. Could anyone test it?

by on (#58456)
Wave wrote:
I couldn't test the english translation on my pc but it should be if your locale is not spanish. Could anyone test it?

It was working fine for me (and set by default).

by on (#58460)
I'm gonna need some help here, because I can't get it to start. Nothing comes up on the screen. I ended up here to try an update: http://www.java.com/en/download/index.jsp, but nothing changed.

I could try it again next time I reboot, but I'd be surprised if it made a difference.

Only other Java program I use is Tile Molester, and it continues to run fine from a .jar file.

by on (#58461)
Memblers wrote:
I'm gonna need some help here, because I can't get it to start. Nothing comes up on the screen. I ended up here to try an update: http://www.java.com/en/download/index.jsp, but nothing changed.

I could try it again next time I reboot, but I'd be surprised if it made a difference.

Only other Java program I use is Tile Molester, and it continues to run fine from a .jar file.

Requires latest java version, which version do you have installed? which OS?

by on (#58470)
WinXP SP3, according to the test on Java.com:
Version: Java 6 Update 18
Operating System: Windows XP 5.1
Architecture: x86

by on (#58528)
Memblers wrote:
WinXP SP3, according to the test on Java.com:
Version: Java 6 Update 18
Operating System: Windows XP 5.1
Architecture: x86

Strange, it's the same I have here and it works it's icon is a java cup?

by on (#58575)
Yep, the .jar file has the java cup icon. I tried it after rebooting and it was the same too. Bummer that I can't it to work, that's pretty weird if it works OK for everyone else.