Minecraft -- Pixel Art Questions

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Dec 12, 2011
  1. Sora de Eclaune
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    1. What is the biggest size pixel art in Minecraft can be?
    2. Where can I find good-quality large-sized pixel art?
    3. How do I plan out 3D pixel art?
    4. How could I involve some light sources in the art I make without making it look bad? (short of adding it in as one of the colors, which can't always be done in the case of Torches)
    5. What if the color I need has to be a shade darker?
    6. For a pixel art I want to be 2x bigger, do I need to make it so each pixel I put in is as big as a square of 4 blocks? Or is there another method of making pixel art 2x bigger?
     
  2. Hells Malice

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    There's a plugin (or there was) that makes pixel art out of linked images.
    We had a blast with it on my old server.

    As for every actual question, I can't help since I typically hate pixel art unless it's of Kotomi.
     
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    1 - By default maps are 128 blocks tall (thought you want to stay under since the lower layers have a couple of issues with the fog and shit), modding can change that. If you need to make something really tall you can just lay it flat on the ground so people can fly up (or climb some huge stairs) and look down at it I guess... though there's still a limit to that as well, depending on the person's draw distance... but even then there's a max limit, but it's way larger than most single-sprite works you see on youtube and stuff.

    2 - Like, pre-made in minecraft or what? Pretty much most sprites from the SNES/Gen days on back are below 128x128x128.

    3 - I think there's some mods and third-party tools for this, don't know any offhand.

    4 - I'm not aware of any ways to do this. The only colored light sources are blue and orange, and those are weakly-colored, and they're just moonlight and torches. Not really usable IMO.

    5 - Then choose something a shade darker. :P You don't need to stick to colored wool for things, there's other types of blocks with varying colors... like obsidian is a dark purple, grass is a different shade of green from above, there's clay and bricks, and more.

    6 - Yes. For something twice as big, each pixel normally should be composed of four blocks in a square in minecraft.
     
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    I mean just like in a zoomed spritesheet or something, so I can see exactly how the pixels are arranged.
     
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    Oh, most image editors have a grid function so people just use that.
    http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-image-configure-grid.html
     

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