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My motivation wasn't to knock Cem, not as a person nor as a developer. As I said, "this is cool, no doubt about that". I was sharing my personal opinion about the price-point for a material that is so expensive (performance-wise), and pointing out the fact that the same look can be achieved for cheaper (both performance and wallet-wise). I personally find it hard to budget 10s of dollars for a single material, a single effect, etc., but that's me. Other people have money pouring out of their ears and can afford to play like that. The internet is getting less friendly as far as opening dialogues like this. People should be able to have opinions and share them, debate them, without being told to hush up and move along. I hope others buy and use this asset- I'd be curious to see how it stacks up to alternatives out there (again, as I said "I love options"). As far as making my own assets and releasing articles here? It's in the works. And if somebody came along and started a dialogue about issues, opinions they had, or whatever- I would be happy to engage them!
This awesome free tool allows you to build incredible pixel art images from photos.
Basically, Paint of Persia allows the user to draw over stills and videos, creating a rotoscoped pixel art animation and sprites. The results look literally magical. The tools name is inspired by the legendary computer game Prince of Persia, which used similar rotoscope techniques to build animation of the sprite character. The coolest thing is that you can try this tool for free!
Paint of Persia easily works with animation sequences. You can work with each singe frame or with sprite sheets (PNG/JPG). Don’t expect a lot from this software, but it’s a nice way to do some prototyping and maybe a way to produce some simple fast content for your game. Definitely worth a try.
The software was developed by Dunin. He’s working on making a more stable version of the build and bringing this tool to other operation systems.