[LPC] Improved animations for axe, pickaxe, warhammer, etc.

[LPC] Improved animations for axe, pickaxe, warhammer, etc.

Hi,

I am trying to improve the current animations for axe, pickaxe, warhammer, and other weapons/tools that needs a movement from top to bottom.

I started from the idea of the current axe animation: reusing the frames of the slash animation but playing them in reverse order for certain directions.

Here are the orders I used:
* character facing north: 5, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1
* character facing east/west: 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
* character facing south: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

I wrote a script to generate this "smash" animation from only three images: a horizontal side view, a side view with an angle of 45° and a rear view.

I also made new pieces of art:
* cleaner rotations for the axe, the pickaxe and the warhammer
* rear views for the pickaxe and the warhammer
* rotation and rear view for the labrys included in Reemax submission
* side view, the rotation and rear view for a new hammer (I will shorten the handle, I think)

I still have to generate the walk cycle and to adapt it for female characters.

Let me know what you think of this first version! :)

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hammer_smash_2_demo.gif hammer_smash_2_demo.gif 12.2 Kb [1 download(s)]