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First time using renpy, so I don't exactly know what I'm doing yet. I was wondering if I could leaving customizing the GUI for last in my project. I'm thinking about having all of the script and images in, and then lastly I will change the GUI to my liking. Will break any of the previous progress? I assume there will be a couple things that don't exactly fit here and there, but is there anything major I should know of?
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You can leave your GUI for any time you like. What may cause problems is if you need to add features after you have already created half of your GUI, so for this reason it is always a good idea to at least make sure you have most of your game designed before setting out to work on the GUI. Leaving it for last, is just taking that a step further and shouldn't cause any problems.
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There's not hard-and-fast rule to what order you "should" create assets for your visual novel, but you should at least have some idea of the GUI's placemen and size, because that will effect other aspects of production. For example, how big the textbox is, and how transparent it is will effect what you can see of the background art and how much of the characters are in view. Also keep things like colour schemes in mind (you probably don't want to use dark text on top of a dark textbox, etc).
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