After a couple of bad weeks, we are back in action, with Harper Hog!
Apart from his impending dangerous copyright lawsuit, Harper Hog loves to jump up and down in muddle puddles and eat ice cream.
Hope you all have had a better few weeks than me and Harper!
Don't forget to check out the latest Twinconceivable!
We welcome today Ned, who has no Knees!
Ned is a happy little bird who loves to explore. He was hatched in a large tree off the coast of Ecuador, and fell out as a very young chick. He's been searching for his family ever since and has had many adventures. He loves worms, cheese and baking lasagna for his new friends!
Notes on creation:
Creating Ned was lots of fun. I used a pixel art style for his asset, and animated him in spine. I'm not really 100% happy with the way he looks in motion however, as there are of course, lots of strange pixel shifting, especially in the Idle animation.
When rendered out larger you can somewhat forgive the Psuedo-Pixel Animation style, but it still would be so much better animated entirely frame by frame with pixels only. But I do love Spine!
Creating Neds assets themselves was fun, pixel art gives a nice sense of being able to make large changes with small additions and subtractions to the image, even single pixels. I definitely need to practice, but I'd love to know what you think! Let me know in the comments, or shoot me a message!
Keep an eye out on the Unity Asset store, as he'll soon be available to buy! For Cheap Cheap!
This Week we have Fair Casandra paying a visit.
Cassandra likes bunnies and dancing in the rain. She also baked a sponge cake once, and it didn't last very long. Forever chipper and positive, Cassandra is the kind of person you want hanging around your house!
Notes on Character Creation
I started out with some vague sketches inspired by my fantastic and beautiful wife Cass! I then got a little carried away and created many assets for each part of the body.
I spent an surplus amount of time working out how to rig and mesh the torso and shoulders. Ending up with a character that is much more complex than what is needed for this purpose!
It was super fun creating this complex character rig, and hopefully in the future Cass can star again and we can utilise all her expressions and abilities!
Have a great weekend!
David shows us the amazing little creatures of the living room habitat.
GCOTW: Dame Barbara!
This week we have Dame Barbara featured here in all her zany glory.
Barbara is a magic Princess from the Land of the Quilled Boot. She enjoys rescuing Knights in Distress and Casting nasty spells on rotten people!
When making Barbara, I tried to fit the character onto the existing skeleton of Sir Nomis....with a tiny bit of success. Her mask is a little odd and I'm not 100% happy with her hair solution, but her bloomers are hilarious and I like her tiny crown.
Let me know what you think of Barbara in the comments!
Sir Nomis is our mascot and first Game Character Of The Week! (GCOTW)
He's daring, enthusiastic and just a little bit simple. Our grey clad jolly fellow likes to dance and fight evil dragons in dangerous battles! He's not the best however at remembering his trousers.