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Request: New Chao Emoticons

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OK, so it's about time the emoticons got revamped. As mentioned in this thread, the emoticons/smilies you see currently were made by me when I really had no idea about graphic editing or animation. Some of the colours are different :dark: :darkangry: due to me not realising that MS Paint chose it's own palette when saving gifs, there are compression artifacts scattered because I didn't know MS Paint used awful jpg compression (hey I was young and making the whole site by myself!)

Steel the Enchilada was working on better emoticons but I don't think he's around now. Also Drouge showed interest. So here's what the site needs:

Recoloured Dark Chao to make them all match
Possibly remastering older icons with better quality (no jpg artifacts)
Adding more emoticons - more expressions, and evening out Hero/Dark Chao
I don't think we need evolutions (yet) but maybe it would be cool!
Adjusting the emoticons (3) that are one pixel too high: (first one is same height as all the others)
:chao: :thinking: :no: :stomp:


If no one is up for it, I will pass this on to the Deviant Art Chao fans. I'm not expecting one person to do this, so if many of you want to help feel free!

EDIT:
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hey, Mooncow I would like to try. I'm not the best at spriting, I will admit, but it doesn't hurt to try.
Some previous sprite attempts (over a year old, 2-3 years tops): Image Image Image (these Five Nights at Freddy's World icons have started to become somewhat popular to use on dA by the few FNAF fans left)
Image Image Image Image (these pokemon berries were for a fan-made RPG pokemon game I used to play. I don't believe they were used..)
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I think the best thing to do if you want to try, is just make one or two and post them in this thread, and we can all give feedback/corrections! If everyone uses the same dimensions and colour scheme we will get a lot done quickly. :chaohappy:
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Image currently just a recolor of :dark:
Image recolor of :chao:
Note that I'm on a Hero theme, so as SonicBoom pointed out, the dark chao is a bit too dark. Lets try to avoid this next time.
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bump!
Image is :cool: . I added a V mouth and some highlight to the shades as well. Makes him look more smug and 'cool'. XD
Image is :omochao: I noticed a difference in coloration between frames in the original, which kinda gave it a odd 'glow' effect when you zoomed in to study it. I doubt that that was intended, so I fixed the difference.
Image and Image are the individual frames. Added some shadow around the eyes, and some highlights to the eyes themselves.

I would like some feedback, from anyone at all. I'm still new to it, so some tips/compliments/ect would be great for my poor self esteem and low motivation :surprise:
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Image is :hero: It ended up rather dark, but I couldn't make it any lighter without it blending into its highlights. I'm sorry :c
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Image is :herocry: I added a tongue and tears. Eyes were made slightly longer too.
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I made updated versions of the plain emotes.
Image - :chao:
Image - :dark:
Image - :hero:
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Maple wrote:I made updated versions of the plain emotes.
Image - :chao:
Image - :dark:
Image - :hero:
your images aren't working/are positioned wrong. :c
Also I have made edited versions of my hero sprites (just finally learned of soft shading) but I forgot to upload them to dA last night. I'll add them tonight.
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^Yeah I noticed that the img tag wasn't working on my post, but was working for everyone else. Might be an issue with the new forum? They show up in your quote fine though. And I did put them in the wrong spots, oops!
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Image is a edited version of Image
Image is a edited version of Image
Image was :chaoangry: You can really see the seething rage now with his >:C face.
Image Quick fix, noticed I had too much yellow at the top of the Chao's head.
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Why are they so dark? Looks like they're in the dark aside from one dull light to the side/behind.

I really don't want to be mean but it doesn't match the true Chao colours at all. Have you looked at them on the default theme?
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Gonna be honest, Crash is right.

The colors aren't very close to the actual game, and the emotes are all using the sprites from the Tiny Chao Garden as a base (or even using their animations), so changing their palettes
(AKA colors they use.) isn't exactly necessary.

On the other hand, your additions to the emotes, like adding a "v" face to the sunglasses Chao and even adding lighting to its pair of shades, are pretty cool.

Anyways, I'd try to help here, but I can't really do much without a sprite sheet. (Which, in itself would let us fix the artifacts and inconsistent colors.)
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Crash32 wrote:Why are they so dark? Looks like they're in the dark aside from one dull light to the side/behind.

I really don't want to be mean but it doesn't match the true Chao colours at all. Have you looked at them on the default theme?
chaoadventures wrote:Gonna be honest, Crash is right.

The colors aren't very close to the actual game, and the emotes are all using the sprites from the Tiny Chao Garden as a base (or even using their animations), so changing their palettes
(AKA colors they use.) isn't exactly necessary.

On the other hand, your additions to the emotes, like adding a "v" face to the sunglasses Chao and even adding lighting to its pair of shades, are pretty cool.

Anyways, I'd try to help here, but I can't really do much without a sprite sheet. (Which, in itself would let us fix the artifacts and inconsistent colors.)
Thanks for the advice. My laptop (which I use to do these recolors/fix ups) makes the sprites look way to bright for me to really see what I'm doing. I ended up making them darker so I could see better. Tonight I'll fix up the colors of the ones I did, as well as the shading. I was doing hard shading before I learned of soft shading, so now I'm fixing the chao I already did. :chaocry:
And thanks, chaoadventures. :sway: I try to give these sprites a new breath of life, adding something new to them-be it mouths, new shading, or more detailed eyes. Soon after I'm done with the ones already here I'll work on some new emotes, such as -_-' and XD (and give each chao type the same emote. So someday there'll be a Hero Happy, Dark/Hero Stomp, ect too!) I hope to try to use some of the unused Chao ball emotes for these new emotions, such as the teardrop ball for -_-' or maybe for the Cry/Sobbing Chao emote :cry: (btw, there are two chao emotes listed as 'chao cry' :cry: and :chaocry:. Think the first one could be name changed to 'Chao Sob' or something more emotionally driven?)
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Image :chao:
Image :chaoangry:
Image :cool:
Image :hero:
Image :herocry:

Is this better?
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Yes, that's much better!
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Image :dark:
so much better now :)
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Image :herowalk:
Need to fix the last frame..messed up the eye. :/
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Image :herosurprise:
fixed the chao ball! I'm surely not the only one who was annoyed with the error..right? I feel so much better seeing the halo instead of the ball :')
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i don't think you really need to redo the current ones (apart from adding a halo/spike ball when needed); the colours are fine, and they don't need any additional shading (they're small sprites, meant to be simple).
also, i think there are spritesheets online which we can rip and use the animations from. if credit is needed, we can give it in the site's description somewhere.
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Image :heroblink:
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When I was doing this, I discovered that there was 14 frames of just the chao with its eyes wide open. Not needed and it really freaked me out when I realized that all the frames were the same. Just..staring..into my soul. :herocry:
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ShadriaFan wrote:Image :herowalk:
Need to fix the last frame..messed up the eye. :/
Image Image Image Image
Fixed it!
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Image

with a quick google search, i found a spritesheet online. we can give credit to the people that ripped them from the game. there's not anything wrong with them, so i don't really see the point in remaking them.

it's all just a matter of animation, and since they'd be frame-by-frame, it shouldn't take too long.
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^thats the easy way out

i like shadria's better because theyre slightly different and it makes me feel like theres love put into them
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