I'm curious to know what softwares you guys use to make your games. I'm not talking about coding, since there was a thread about this not long ago. I'm talking gfx, animations, sounds and anything else.
For animations: In Paintshop Pro X, I make tilesets using the grids to separate every tiles. It's not an animation software, but I like to animate with multiple layers. Then I use the animated picture object to preview the result. I tried adobe flash, but I think it's crap. Vectors images are cools, but since you can't convert imported images to vector, it's kinda useless for me.
For music: Milky tracker
Also: I always keep a pile of paper near to scribble down sketches and to figure out some ultra complex expressions.
I do graphics mostly in MMF2 (occasionally when it's a big job I do it in TGF1 to avoid carpal tunnel) but a few things I make in GIMP. It's really grown on me. Animations are all by hand, and though I'm not the best with the original graphics, I take pride in my animations.
I sketch ideas out sometimes on paper or in Windows Journal, but usually everything's in my head. Use notepad for quick idea-keepage. What little music I write is usually in Noteworthy converted through iTunes, or just recorded via microphone.
For sound editing, windows' built-in tool and Wavepad, and a dab of Audacity for OGGing.
iTunes for background music (usually a must) and Chrome for the occasional quick break to check my email.
And a host of other tools that have filled my hard drive to its brim.
Assault Andy Administrator
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4th July, 2009 at 02:09:36 -
I don't normally make graphics, but if I do quick pixel placeholder art I just use MMF2's built-in editor. I use Photoshop CS4 to edit anything else.
For sounds I mainly use Audacity or FL Studio if I need some VSTs.
I've always got notepad handy for typing down quick notes and I've got paper and pens lying around all over my desk if I need to scribble anything bigger.
Like OMC, I pretty much keep everything in my head, even when designing. I find it easier to just do something than to write it out before hand and stick to the plan.
Corel Painter X for painting stuff
Garageband and Logic Pro for music makings. Sketch in one, refine in the other.
Final Cut for vid-yo editing. Camtasia for recording.
Photoshop for other arty and designy stuff.
iTunes for music whilst I work or Quicktime on the Macbook playing back a South Park or 2 during bug fixing. VLC for OGGs if pineys sent any new tracks.
Cyberduck (OSX) or CoreFTP Lite (XP) for uploading stuffs.