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Devernath



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11th March, 2008 at 21:36:26 -

Ok, if anyone has ever played the original ninja gaiden you know what im talking about. I want to turn pictures of real people into video gamey graphics for cutscenes in my games.

How do I do this?

 
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11th March, 2008 at 23:16:29 -

Take some photos of yourself or friends in front of something plain. Then save it as a 16 colour bitmap and go over the lines and polish it up in MS Paint or Photoshop.

If you want more effective ways then get some professional equipment

 
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12th March, 2008 at 01:23:36 -

Yea, what Slink said, here are two articles I found about it : http://www.create-games.com/article.asp?id=1372 and http://www.create-games.com/article.asp?id=1217

 
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12th March, 2008 at 17:02:45 -


Originally Posted by -Slínk-
Take some photos of yourself or friends in front of something plain. Then save it as a 16 colour bitmap and go over the lines and polish it up in MS Paint or Photoshop.

If you want more effective ways then get some professional equipment



Ok...but how do you save it as a 16 color bmp...

NVM, i figured it out. The actual colors change alot though, like something beige might turn green...

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12th March, 2008 at 17:42:21 -

Yeah, photos use a LOT of colours so saving in that format makes use of only 16... It really helps out though as it should leave enough of the image visible, enabling you to simply draw around it and also lets you make use of the fill tool, which you could not use in true colour.

 
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3rd April, 2008 at 16:14:59 -

What? They were based off actors? I always thought the cutscene sprites in Ninja Gaiden were handdrawn originals.

I didn't know they actually based them off actual photos. I mean, Tecmo's artists were pretty talented enough to draw them on their own. Hmm... that's interesting.

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