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    PatrickPatrick
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    I used (some time ago) a program called Microangelo which could create animated icons (ani files) in which you could upload an initial image and tell the app to copy that image to x amount of frames. Then you could edit each frame as needed and you could preview before saving. The only issue was(is) the program would only go down to 32×32. Are there any similar apps that will have this kind of functionality but on a 16×16 level. I’ve tried resizing the 32×32 but they don’t always come out the best.

    #2309
    Jeremy WilliamsJeremy Williams
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    I’d be curious what others think but I’ve tinkered with Aseprite and it looks pretty great. I’ve only used the Trial, which doesn’t support saving, but it has a nice workflow/UI that supports animations and layers. It also appears to save Game Frame-style enumerated files if you create an animation and save it as BMP with the filename 0 (zero).

    http://www.aseprite.org/

    I’m not sure if the exports 24- or 32-bit files, but you can always convert. Plus I just released new firmware for Game Frame V2 that supports 32-bit BMP files on GitHub.

    https://github.com/Jerware/GameFrameV2

    #2314
    PatrickPatrick
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    I went ahead and purchased the full version and saved the result. I tried a simple “ufo with alien” 8 frame to see what it would produce. I put the result in the art gallery. This might work but I will have to get used to the application.

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    seanblah12seanblah12
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    The preview looks great, was the application easy to use?

    #2320
    PatrickPatrick
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    Yes, it was easy to use and has a very 8-bit look to it overall. It took me a while to figure out where certain things are but it wasn’t too bad. I’ll have to dig into the program more. I had an original UFO animation (ani file) some years ago but it didn’t convert down to 16×16 very well. This new one I uploaded was a test to see if I could get closer by hand. The one I uploaded only has 8 frames while the old version had 96 frames. Since you can preview in the trial version you can get a good idea before buying it. It was only 10.49 so it was worth it for me to experiment on.

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