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Re: [Guide] Making spritesheets with Blender

Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:37 pm
by darkfrei
Also, for spritify you can use this tool: Just insert yours sprites and start the .bat-file what you need or make the new one.
Factorio_IMagick.7z
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Make this code, then it's not crop sprite at 128 pixels anymore. And it makes one sprite sheet with 8 columns.

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montage "Sprites/file*.png" -geometry +0+0 -tile 8x -background rgba(0,0,0,0) -quality 100% Sprite_x_8x.png
With 8 raws:

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montage "Sprites/file*.png" -geometry +0+0 -tile x8 -background rgba(0,0,0,0) -quality 100% Sprite_x_x8.png

Re: [Guide] Making spritesheets with Blender

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:45 pm
by darkfrei
If your sprites have too big alpha border, it can be cropped with this script:

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magick "Input/*.png" -background none ^
   ( -clone 0--1 -layers merge ^
   -set option:cropper "%%[@]" +delete ) ^
   -crop %%[cropper] +repage ^
   MIFF:- | magick montage MIFF:- -background none ^
   -tile 2x2 -geometry +0+0 Output\best_spritesheet_2x2.png
Examples, code from this forum, a lot of thanks to GeeMack.

Pros: You are cut all alpha from sprites, so your spritesheet will have much tiny dimensions. All sprites have same dimensions, no pixel with graphics will be deleted.
How to use: place your sprites to Input folder and start .bat-file.
Factorio_IMagick_best_spritesheet.7z
Example
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Code for rotating clockwise 90 degree.

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magick "Input/*.png" -background none ^
   -rotate 90 ^
   Input/rotated_90_%%04d.png
Mirroring

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magick "Input/*.png" -background none ^
   -flop ^
   Input/flop_%%04d.pnge

Re: [Guide] Making spritesheets with Blender

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:42 am
by JesseDGamer
For people having trouble when trying to generate the sprite sheet, specifically when blender can't find the "montage.exe" file, here's a fix I did.
I replaced line 121 in the spritify.py file with the full path + file name of the montage.exe that ImageMagick installed :

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"C:\Program Files\ImageMagick-7.0.8-Q16\montage.exe",
where it used to be

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"montage",
Idk for sure, but I think it has something to do with environment variables or something.

My problem now is that it's removing transparency from all the output images no matter what color I choose for the background... I've done a little research and found it might be a bug with montage.exe. Idk.

Re: [Guide] Making spritesheets with Blender

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:20 am
by darkfrei
JesseDGamer wrote:My problem now is that it's removing transparency from all the output images no matter what color I choose for the background... I've done a little research and found it might be a bug with montage.exe. Idk.
Don't forget this part:

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-background none

Re: [Guide] Making spritesheets with Blender

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:59 am
by Oceanel
darkfrei wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:45 pm
If your sprites have too big alpha border, it can be cropped with this script:

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magick "Input/*.png" -background none ^
   ( -clone 0--1 -layers merge ^
   -set option:cropper "%%[@]" +delete ) ^
   -crop %%[cropper] +repage ^
   MIFF:- | magick montage MIFF:- -background none ^
   -tile 2x2 -geometry +0+0 Output\best_spritesheet_2x2.png
How to use: place your sprites to Input folder and start .bat-file.
Factorio_IMagick_best_spritesheet.7z
...

Thanks, very helpful!

Add more:
If you want like this
fi-basic-farmland_07_4x.jpg
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Use such code:

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magick "Input/*.png" -background none ^
   ( -clone 0--1 -layers merge ^
   -set option:cropper "481x337+328+315" +delete ) ^
   -crop %%[cropper] +repage ^
   MIFF:- | magick montage MIFF:- -background none ^
   -tile 2x2 -geometry +0+0 Output\best_spritesheet_2x2.png
pause

And, for making icon 128x128 use this:

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magick "Input/*.png" -background none ^
   ( -clone 0--1 -layers merge ^
   -set option:cropper "%%[@]" +delete ) ^
   -crop %%[cropper] +repage ^
   MIFF:- | magick convert MIFF:- -background none ^
   -adaptive-resize 128x128 -gravity center -extent 128x128 best_icon_128b.png
pause
transparent background supported.
best_icon_128b.png
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Re: [Guide] Making spritesheets with Blender

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:24 pm
by Kalshion
I hate bumping up very old threads, but my search through the forums hasn't been very good.

Blender recently had a major update to their UI, and I'm wondering if anything in this thread no longer applies (I noticed in the images it uses Blender Internal which doesn't exist anymore)

Re: [Guide] Making spritesheets with Blender

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:46 am
by gabberworld
seems way too complicated, and too much work

but i guess everyone sees this different as there different methods how todo this at blender

Re: [Guide] Making spritesheets with Blender

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:14 am
by gabberworld
Kalshion wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:24 pm
I hate bumping up very old threads, but my search through the forums hasn't been very good.

Blender recently had a major update to their UI, and I'm wondering if anything in this thread no longer applies (I noticed in the images it uses Blender Internal which doesn't exist anymore)
there is one thing, even if blender have new update, it not meas you must use that new one

im still using the 2.79 and not see why i should use the new one

Re: [Guide] Making spritesheets with Blender

Posted: Tue May 05, 2020 10:15 am
by aerd2
Great! here goes my bookmark. I'm a newbie at 3d modelling, but I will try my best and maybe create something worthwhile.

Re: [Guide] Making spritesheets with Blender

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 6:36 am
by jmattspartacus
So, Blender has a number of things that are different/not working from this tutorial, but they're easy enough to get around.
Firstly, changing background to transparent in 2.8 has to be done something like
https://blender.stackexchange.com/quest ... d-in-eevee

Secondly, the shadow receiver plane doesn't work with the new default render engine, and I haven't figured that out yet.

Lastly, the spritify tool wasn't working for 2.8, so I updated it
https://github.com/jmattspartacus/blender_spritify

I'll make a separate forum post about updating it.

Re: [Guide] Making spritesheets with Blender

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 7:57 am
by darkfrei
jmattspartacus wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 6:36 am
Lastly, the spritify tool wasn't working for 2.8, so I updated it
https://github.com/jmattspartacus/blender_spritify

I'll make a separate forum post about updating it.
Can you adjust it to use this code? Here is a special cropping before the spritesheet.

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magick "Input/*.png" -background none ^
   ( -clone 0--1 -layers merge ^
   -set option:cropper "%%[@]" +delete ) ^
   -crop %%[cropper] +repage ^
   MIFF:- | magick montage MIFF:- -background none ^
   -tile 2x2 -geometry +0+0 Output\best_spritesheet_2x2.png

Re: [Guide] Making spritesheets with Blender

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 8:57 pm
by jmattspartacus
I'll look into this in a bit, currently working on finishing up texturing some models to render.

Re: [Guide] Making spritesheets with Blender

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:54 am
by DeathApocalypse
SkaceKachna wrote:
Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:21 pm
This guide was created for Blender 2.66a, but should apply to any other version (UI might hav....
Thank you so much, SkaceKachna! that was extremely useful guide.
in blender 2.8 with Eevee renderer it was a bit different, but still easy.
btw I've updated the script to work with blender 2.8

Download the updated script here.
Watch this video of how to make shadow-catcher

Re: [Guide] Making spritesheets with Blender

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:21 pm
by darkfrei
DeathApocalypse wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:54 am
Thank you so much, SkaceKachna! that was extremely useful guide.
in blender 2.8 with Eevee renderer it was a bit different, but still easy.
btw I've updated the script to work with blender 2.8

Download the updated script here.
Watch this video of how to make shadow-catcher
Thanks, it was to easy to make the proper shadowcatcher. I've made very easy model for example.
Blender 2.82a
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