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UnReal World => Modding => Mod Releases => Topic started by: Night on October 13, 2020, 06:58:31 AM

Title: [Tool] Character Designer v1.1.0b
Post by: Night on October 13, 2020, 06:58:31 AM
[Tool] Character Designer v1.1.0b

A nice little tool that allows you to combine and layer different apparel for custom pc-male and pc-female sprite sheets.
Comes packaged with over 140 unique default sprites for designing your dream character.

Created by myself and @Krutzelpuntz who provided some amazing 8 direction sprites for this project, as well as testing for bugs and providing great feedback. Major props to him for his amazing work.

Menu:
(https://i.gyazo.com/65bf1984c61ca30a74f9bb90c5bc9e44.gif)

Instructions:

Future goals:
Version History:

Please report any bugs to me via this thread, my PMs, or contact me directly on steam:
https://steamcommunity.com/id/Nightipoo/

Fandom homepage: URWCharacterDesigner Wiki (https://urwcharacterdesigner.fandom.com/wiki/URWCharacterDesigner_Wiki)

Download attached to thread.
(Only registered viewers may see downloads)

Credits:
   Night - Creator/Programming.
   Krutzelpuntz - Creator/8-Directional sprites, testing, constructive feedback.
   Enormous Elk - Unreal world.

Requires Microsoft .NET Version 4.6 or later. (Usually already installed)

>Source for study (https://pastebin.com/Jwd42GkZ)<
Title: Re: [Tool] Character Designer 1.0.0
Post by: koteko on October 17, 2020, 03:03:18 PM
To be honest I really would like to see this within the game xD if you can make "dressable" sprites, @Sami should be able too :)
Title: Re: [Tool] Character Designer 1.0.0
Post by: Night on October 17, 2020, 07:56:39 PM
To be honest I really would like to see this within the game xD if you can make "dressable" sprites, Sami should be able too :)

It would be nice to have some sort of character customization from within the game in regards to the player sprite, but I think the workload would be easier addressed here (the modding section) as far as the art work goes.

I've thought it out to the point where I could probably make this into a mod that synchronizes your inventory with the artwork and auto-generates the sprite based on what your character is actually wearing in the game, and it simply replaces the sprite in the sprite folder (if we had all the graphical representations for the items in sprite format). Then all you'd have to do is hit f9(i think) to refresh the graphics.

But it would be a lot of work either way (programming and art wise).
Title: Re: [Tool] Character Designer 1.0.0
Post by: Mati256 on October 18, 2020, 02:33:47 PM
Wow, this tool looks amazing! I have to try it out!
Title: Re: [Tool] Character Designer 1.0.0
Post by: BlankPaper on October 19, 2020, 10:20:45 PM
Night, you're a blessing to this community. That's a fantastic mod! You should definitely rep it in your forum signature!
Title: Re: [Tool] Character Designer 1.0.0
Post by: paulkorotoon on October 20, 2020, 12:03:21 AM
Looks great. I'll give it a try as well.
Title: Re: [Tool] Character Designer 1.0.0
Post by: trowftd on October 20, 2020, 01:12:14 AM
Are you thinking about making this kind of programs open source? Maybe some other coders might give it a try and implement other stuff or personalise it more. I personally am not that great of a programmer but I am also interested in how to write something similar to these and slowly build upon this kind of programs.

Obviously it is your code and you are to give the final choice, but I think it won't hurt to make these open source just chilling there in github.  ;D  ;D

And it is an amazing program IMO that's kind of why I want to see how it is implemented btw.
Title: Re: [Tool] Character Designer 1.0.0
Post by: Night on October 20, 2020, 07:10:29 AM
Thanks guys. Krutzelpuntz and I are figuring out a good way for people to upload their own sprite sheets in the future, incase people start making their own sheets and decide to share ^^.

Are you thinking about making this kind of programs open source? Maybe some other coders might give it a try and implement other stuff or personalise it more. I personally am not that great of a programmer but I am also interested in how to write something similar to these and slowly build upon this kind of programs.

Obviously it is your code and you are to give the final choice, but I think it won't hurt to make these open source just chilling there in github.  ;D  ;D

And it is an amazing program IMO that's kind of why I want to see how it is implemented btw.

I've edited the post and put a link to the source on pastebin at the bottom of the OP if you'd like to study it. The program itself is just an image manipulation tool of the sorts, as I don't really touch the game itself, I'm just manipulating images and making them ready for the game to use. The main function for layering is quite messy, and I believe there's some redundant code I could remove, but it gets the job done. The real meat and potatoes of the program comes with a good supply of sprite sheets so big thanks to Krutzelpuntz for his work on the art, as this program wouldn't come nearly as nicely packaged without it.
Title: Re: [Tool] Character Designer 1.0.0
Post by: trowftd on October 20, 2020, 11:20:44 AM
Hey thanks for sharing the source code! I just dove into programming and the URW dev team was a great inspiration, and naturally I am interested in the things that also works around the game too ;D . I think it is really cool what you are doing with both the cheat menu and this program (obviously amazing sprites in the designer thanks to the artist).
Title: Re: [Tool] Character Designer 1.0.0
Post by: paulkorotoon on October 20, 2020, 05:59:57 PM
It's amazing. Hopefully there will be also female base and items, it would be really great!

@Night, seems I've found a bug. Leggins somehow doesn't display when a character stands in the east direction.

UPD: Just tried adding nothing except leggings, same result. Not a bug, the base-leggins.png sprite just lacks the east layer, there's only seven of them instead of eight.
Title: Re: [Tool] Character Designer 1.0.0
Post by: Krutzelpuntz on October 20, 2020, 07:07:11 PM
It's amazing. Hopefully there will be also female base and items, it would be really great!

Night, seems I've found a bug. Leggins somehow doesn't display when a character stands in the east direction.

Thanks!
Yeah, I chose to make the male character first. Hopefully I'll get to working on the female version someday soon.
I found items to be a bit difficult to make, but it is not impossible I'll try some more after the female sprites.
Right now I am working on a bit of polish, missing apparel and bugfixing. Thanks for the heads up, it's been fixed. Wait for Night to reupload.

UPDATE: I'll put the worst offenders up here for now, we are working on a pretty cool release. It may be a little while before we get everything implemented
Title: Re: [Tool] Character Designer 1.0.0
Post by: paulkorotoon on October 26, 2020, 01:06:04 AM
@Krutzelpuntz, thanks. Looking forward to the new mod version!
Title: Re: [Tool] Character Designer v1.1.0
Post by: Night on October 30, 2020, 09:30:37 PM
Updated, added new sprites and polished the tool up some more. Enjoy!
@paulkorotoon , @trowftd , @BlankPaper , @koteko , @Mati256
Title: Re: [Tool] Character Designer v1.1.0
Post by: paulkorotoon on October 31, 2020, 10:20:52 AM
@Night, thanks, it's a great update! I've noticed a couple minor inconveniences.

When wearing belts over overcoat, there's one-pixel gap in the east/west direction. Overcoat should be one pixel narrower in this directions to fit belts.

(https://images2.imgbox.com/1a/c0/vRyXMG4H_o.jpg)

The program window is resizable. Not important at all, but I guess its size is meant to be fixed.

(https://images2.imgbox.com/36/36/iSxh5BRJ_o.jpg)

Also, it would be nice to have shirts/undershirts available for female character too.
Title: Re: [Tool] Character Designer v1.1.0
Post by: Night on October 31, 2020, 11:08:58 AM
@Night, thanks, it's a great update! I've noticed a couple minor inconveniences.

Spoiler: show
When wearing belts over overcoat, there's one-pixel gap in the east/west direction. Overcoat should be one pixel narrower in this directions to fit belts.

(https://images2.imgbox.com/1a/c0/vRyXMG4H_o.jpg)

The program window is resizable. Not important at all, but I guess its size is meant to be fixed.

(https://images2.imgbox.com/36/36/iSxh5BRJ_o.jpg)

Also, it would be nice to have shirts/undershirts available for female character too.


I linked krutzelpuntz to your reply as he's managed all of the sprites so far,
(you'll be able to update/download new ones using right click > update sprites when they're available)
I'll fix the resizing next release, as well as a couple of other minor things. Also plan on adding layer saving/loading so people don't have to rebuild the layers every time they want to make a small change.

Thanks for the feedback ^^.
Title: Re: [Tool] Character Designer v1.1.0
Post by: Krutzelpuntz on November 01, 2020, 07:31:00 PM
When wearing belts over overcoat, there's one-pixel gap in the east/west direction. Overcoat should be one pixel narrower in this directions to fit belts.

I never thought of wearing belts over coats, it can be a bit of a challenge getting everything right ;)
I added belts specifically for the overcoats. You can update the sprites to get them by right clicking the editor
Title: Re: [Tool] Character Designer v1.1.0
Post by: paulkorotoon on November 02, 2020, 10:00:35 AM
@Krutzelpuntz, thanks! Looks really nice.
Title: Re: [Tool] Character Designer v1.1.0
Post by: Wolvgar on November 03, 2020, 07:25:13 PM
imagine this being in the game, and if you equip stuff sprites change in time
Title: Re: [Tool] Character Designer v1.1.0
Post by: Krutzelpuntz on November 05, 2020, 10:05:26 PM
Also, it would be nice to have shirts/undershirts available for female character too.

I'm slowly working on adding more sprites. I don't always have so much time to work on it as I wanted, but today I made some sleeveless shirts, a couple of dresses and green undergarments.
You can keep up with sprite updates here:
https://urwcharacterdesigner.fandom.com/wiki/URWCharacterDesigner_Wiki
(https://images2.imgbox.com/2e/1a/Ib8WsPeM_o.png)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: [Tool] Character Designer v1.1.0
Post by: paulkorotoon on November 05, 2020, 11:02:41 PM
@Krutzelpuntz thanks, looks really nice! Just checked, everything's fine except sleeveless blue dress seems to be the same as regular blue dress.
Title: Re: [Tool] Character Designer v1.1.0
Post by: Krutzelpuntz on November 06, 2020, 05:22:20 PM
Krutzelpuntz thanks, looks really nice! Just checked, everything's fine except sleeveless blue dress seems to be the same as regular blue dress.

Fixed, my workspace is maybe a bit messy at the moment ;)
Title: Re: [Tool] Character Designer v1.1.0
Post by: paulkorotoon on February 04, 2021, 11:43:50 PM
Hi there!

Is sprites server down? I keep getting an error when trying to update. Also, is the mod still being developed?
Title: Re: [Tool] Character Designer v1.1.0
Post by: Night on February 05, 2021, 02:34:39 AM
Hi there!

Is sprites server down? I keep getting an error when trying to update. Also, is the mod still being developed?

Yes, I need to update it. The fandom where the images were hosted got disabled for some unknown reason.
Title: Re: [Tool] Character Designer v1.1.0
Post by: Mr.Ocd on February 05, 2021, 10:31:51 PM
I cant seem to get this to work on Linux.

The error says:

Invalid url: '/home/kgrim/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/UnrealWorld/URWCharacterDesigner/URWCharacterDesigner.exe' given, exiting

No ':' in the uri

I don't know what it means or how to fix it.
Title: Re: [Tool] Character Designer v1.1.0
Post by: Night on February 05, 2021, 10:43:49 PM
I cant seem to get this to work on Linux.

The error says:

Invalid url: '/home/kgrim/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/UnrealWorld/URWCharacterDesigner/URWCharacterDesigner.exe' given, exiting

No ':' in the uri

I don't know what it means or how to fix it.

Currently not compatible with Linux. @paulkorotoon Suggested using monodevelop to make my projects cross-compatible, which I may end up using later. Sorry for the inconvenience. Alternatively, this could be converted into a website/page.
Title: Re: [Tool] Character Designer v1.1.0
Post by: paulkorotoon on February 06, 2021, 08:17:50 AM
I cant seem to get this to work on Linux.

At the time being you can use Wine to run Windows apps (any .exe) on Linux.
Title: Re: [Tool] Character Designer v1.1.0
Post by: Mr.Ocd on February 08, 2021, 03:10:15 AM
I cant seem to get this to work on Linux.

At the time being you can use Wine to run Windows apps (any .exe) on Linux.

Fiddled around with Wine but wasn't able to get it to run the program.
Title: Re: [Tool] Character Designer v1.1.0
Post by: paulkorotoon on February 08, 2021, 05:49:14 PM
Fiddled around with Wine but wasn't able to get it to run the program.

I guess Wine isn't the only solution, it's just the only I've heard of. Another way I know of is VirtualBox. It lets you create a Windows virtual machine and run necessary win-apps inside the VM.
Title: Re: [Tool] Character Designer v1.1.0b
Post by: Night on May 25, 2021, 07:17:49 AM
~Updated image host to github URL