I'm in the process of creating some concept sketches, but I'm not entirely sure what dimensions to use for a sprite. I'm planning on drawing them from the middle of their body up, so I was wondering if anyone knew the optimal height and width dimensions for a sprite for use in Ren'py.
Any help is appreciated! Thank you!
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But just in case you were wondering:
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But that was larger than how wide characters were.
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If you want numbers; the game I'm working on currently is 720 pixels high, the actual files for the sprites are the same height but the sprites average between 460-480 pixels in height, so about 2/3s of the window. That's with the sprites being shown from mid thigh-up though, not sure if that qualifies as middle of the body as per your definition? ;D Also, I might still adjust this, it will be up to what it looks like when I finalize the dialogue box design.
Whatever you do, I recommend that you sketch the sprites a little bigger than you will likely be needing them. It's so much easier to make them smaller in the end if they turn out too big.
I'm more or less practicing drawing sprites just for fun, and wanted to get a general idea. In most cases, I've been playing around with free sprites and looking at their dimensions and more or less going off of that. But, I will definitely take all your advice into account.
Thanks for taking the time to read and answer my question!
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