2D graphics

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MattVonFat(Posted 2004) [#1]
Hi,
I want to create some 2D, 3D looking graphics for a game (if you know what i mean - cause im not even sure if im explaining it right). Can anyone recommend a piece of graphics software because all i have is paint (although thats not a bad thing - i just want smaller files than a pixel based program). So any recommendations would be great.

Thanks


skn3(Posted 2004) [#2]
Paintshop pro (versions 4 - 7) is reasonable for 2d pixel graphics. You could also try promotion, which is aimed directly at game dev (although has a limited 256 color pallete)

http://www.jasc.com/products/paintshoppro (they only have version8, which is not as user-friendly for 2d work I found)
http://www.cosmigo.com/promotion/index.php


Personally I use paintshop pro to do sprites, it can be a bit tricky doing animation, as animation shop (which comes with it) is a piece of turd!


WolRon(Posted 2004) [#3]
How about Blitz3D?

Create a scene, render it, then paste it into your favorite Painting program.

Like skn3[ac] said, I too like PaintShop Pro. Very good programs for game making artwork.


popcade(Posted 2004) [#4]
Pro Motion worths the penny.....

However, a bit pricy for individuals.


MattVonFat(Posted 2004) [#5]
Thanks for all the help! I'll try everything.


Perturbatio(Posted 2004) [#6]
The latest issue of PC Plus has a commercial program called Canvas on the DVD (apparently sold for 395). That might be useful to you.