It’s been about a week since our last update, we’ve been hard at work creating an automated system to generate characters that actually look good. This is our first stab at it with the Novus Federation Officer Pack (+5 styles of Marines). This will be used in our game for the Novus Federation Faction. But we’re freely giving it out to help the community with raw materials for their games. We have other packs as well.
This contains a pack of 150 Male and 150 Female Novus Federation Officers.
I can’t stand the Chibi characters and thought the community needed a massive infusion of the non-chibi style. They are randomly generated but don’t look too shabby for being random.
I used Game Character Hub to make the characters…and then I got all the looseleaf character parts for the clothing…and then I found a function in the app for the first time called “Randomly generate characters”, but I took specific parts out so that the uniforms would be coherent, resized RPG Maker XP style hair as well to add additional hair styles.
Original character parts obtained from MACK’s Looseleaf character Generator which has since gone offline. Attribution of the original pieces (hairs, accessories, clothing pieces, etc goes to MACK., Thank You Mack):
I made these using the program Game Character Hub to generate them. Getting Game Character Hub on steam also comes with all the looseleaf parts as a Steam Workshop item…But there’s also a catch…
The sizes for the Looseleaf generator is for RPG Maker VX (which has lower resolution than MV)…So I also had to do the step of using batch image manipulation (GIMP/BIMP) and resized all of them to 150% of their normal size…I told the program to use nearest neighbor for the enlargement and they ended up looking like normal pixelated sprites. Yay!
Also since the Looseleaf generator was originally designed for RPG Maker XP, it’s grid size is 4 columns and 4 rows…But RPG Maker VX Ace and RPG Maker MV have 3 columns and 4 rows…So I also had to go into GIMP/BIMP (batch image manipulation) and then cut off 25% of the width (1 column)
Also had to use an app called “Advanced Re-namer” to rename all the files in bulk fashion to have the $ sign before the name so that they would fit the right size inside the RPG Maker MV app.
Hah writing this all out makes it sound more complicated then it felt when I did it. Long story short it was a lot faster to do a ton at a time then to do them one at a time.
Star Shift on Steam:
Use for whatever you want (commercial or non-commercial). You don’t need to give me credit. If you do give credit, much appreciated but I don’t care. Just don’t try to say that you made the stuff yourself or anything like that. Technically this license would fall under CC0 (Public Domain).
The original CC-3 license from the original body/hair parts requires you to credit MACK and the looseleaf character generator. Do that and you’re all good.