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Finally done! What you see before you is the cumilation of many weeks of work.

Anyway. I've been playing lots of Terraria lately. While playing, I thought 'wouldn't it be great if you could add your own character designs to the game.' I cast my mind out for character designs that would look good in Terraria, and almost immeaditely settled on DreamKeepers by :icondreamkeepers:

And then I thought, 'Well, there's many ways to mod Terraria. Maybe I could try this myself.' And so I began.

I searched around for modding tools and settled on using tAPI. Even though it's still in development, it sounds like a well-supported platform for modding Terraria. I've already made a fair bit of progress with the coding of the mod, but it still has some issues, so I won't release it untill I have these sorted out and tAPI has had a proper release. In the meadtime, enjoy these animations.

The keen-eyed Terraria fans may spot that I've put some of the detail on the half-pixel. See, all ingame pixels are actually 2x2 pixels large in the files, probably so that they can scale and rotate them without loosing clarity. I've avoided putting too much detail on the half-pixel, but some times it can't be helped. Sorry if I dissapointed any Terraria purists out there, but that's the decision that I made.

I know whip is a little bit large compared to the others, but I couldn't make him much smaller without loosing detail. His tail's also a bit short. I don't know how wide i can make the sprites, so that's how long I've made it. I may be able to lengthen it later on.

Look. You can see them in the game at last. here.

If you want to have a look at something else I built in Terraria, go here.

Characters © :icondreamkeepers:
Animations © :iconsolo-ion:
Based on animations © Re-Logic

Oh, yeah. The colours were sampled from artork by :icondreamkeepers: so, colours © them too.
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:icondreamkeepers:
Dreamkeepers Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
How is this so awesome?  Love these!  8 D
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:iconsolo-ion:
solo-ion Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Thank you very much.

I hope to be able to show these in action soon. I've been spending most of my time on this lately programming Whip's Artificial Intelligence. So far, I have the 'artificial' part right.
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:iconlokion123:
lokion123 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
planning on making them for starbound too?
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:iconsolo-ion:
solo-ion Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
I actually haven't got Starbound, but I might one day. If I do get it, I would want to know how easy it is to mod first.

I guess that the character designs in Starbound might be easier to adapt to DK style than the Terrarian sprites were.
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:iconlegoboy186:
Legoboy186 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Are you planning on making jumping animations?
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:iconsolo-ion:
solo-ion Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
I already have the jump sprites done, but they are just still frames, so I didn't see the need to include them here.

I think I also need to go back and adjust the jump frames anyway. The legs don't look quite right.
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:icondanwiththehat:
DanWithTheHat Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Woah, these are amazing sprites! It would really be cool to see these guys in game once you work through the bugs.

The Namah one is my favorite. Her expression is perfect. ^^
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:iconsolo-ion:
solo-ion Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
I'm glad you like them. Namah is something else, isn't she?

I could post some screenshots, but I want to get those graphical issues sorted first. I'm also waiting for a proper 1.0 version of tAPI to be released.
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:iconezioauditore97:
ezioauditore97 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student General Artist
You did fantastic on Whip in particular.
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:iconsolo-ion:
solo-ion Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Thank you very much. I actually thought Whip's legs could be better in his run cycle could do with some more work. I am my own worst critic, I guess.
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:iconezioauditore97:
ezioauditore97 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Nah,you did superb!
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:iconsalinc:
Salinc Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
It's cool! A long, but good job done by you) Interesting to see what happens, if you add sprites in Terraria))
There remained only the skin to Minecraft to make x)
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:iconsolo-ion:
solo-ion Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Thanks. They seem to work well, judging by the early version of the mod. But I've reached a point where I can't do all that much more until I get a response from the developers of tAPI about something that I'm stuck on.

Someone has already made a Mace Minecraft skin, there was something about it in :icondreamkeepers: journal awhile back, I think. I forgot where it was exactly.
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:iconsalinc:
Salinc Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
I found a link (well, that i not clean my message history) to the skin of Mace.
Here it is: www.minecraftskins.com/skin/45…
And Yes, on the other skins will be found by tag "dreamkeepers"))
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:icondanwiththehat:
I know someone made a really good Namah Minecraft skin as well but I can't seem to find the link atm...
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:iconkingdarklord:
KingDarkLord Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student Artist
Cool.
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:icona-fox-of-fanfiction:
A-Fox-of-Fanfiction Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome! What do you plan to do with them?
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:iconsolo-ion:
solo-ion Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
I'm working on a mod that lets you use these as vanity items while playing the PC version of Terraria.
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:icona-fox-of-fanfiction:
A-Fox-of-Fanfiction Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, what is Terraria anyways?
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:iconsolo-ion:
solo-ion Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Hmmmm... a massive sandbox game.

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:icona-fox-of-fanfiction:
A-Fox-of-Fanfiction Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I see.
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:iconwatch-it1337:
Watch-it1337 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Yeah these would look great in Terraria :D
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:iconemanicas:
Emanicas Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
They look like mechs walking :meow:
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:iconsolo-ion:
solo-ion Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Come to think of it, they do look kind of mechanical. I guess that's just the style of animation that I based them on.
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:icondgcdvaras:
dgcdvaras Featured By Owner Edited Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is great!
I would like to use one of those as my profile avatar if you don't mind.
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:iconsolo-ion:
solo-ion Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Thank you.

Feel free to make an avatar. I won't say no.
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:icondgcdvaras:
dgcdvaras Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great!
Thank you!
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