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Articals on Automatic Sprite Generation

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Ok, forgive me if this is a little to simple a topic, or a given. But does anyone have any pointers to articals on Automatic Sprite Generation. What i mean by that (since i coined the term myself) is whereas in a 2d game, the sprite can wear articals of clothing, hats, have differnet hair styles exc. (typical in a MMORPG, but not only use) I know this is probably a really simple topic, one i could probably solve on my own, but i would like to know if there is any information abroad which could quicken things up.

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You draw them piece by piece, and do whatever technique you use to change their color.

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Is the rendering of the spritebase done beforehand. Sometimes the pieces of sprites are different sizes and/or locked in different locations. I am not talking simple pallet changes, but entire pieced sprites. Actualy im only doing seperate weapon and head at the moment (for emotion and battle)

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Don't do it before hand unless you have to because it would be a bit slower (just count the number of blits). The only thing you have to watch for is getting the sort order from back to front.

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[edited by - Mark Sheeky on May 28, 2003 3:37:19 PM]

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