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Light Sources - RPGMaker XP
« on: January 18, 2016, 06:57:45 AM »
How do they work and how to you make them? Not only that, but how do you get them to be where they should be?

It may not be christmas anymore, but I still want to finish that game I had planned before. Maybe next christmas I'll let it be playable. But I need help with lighting. When you enter a room, how do you make it look like the lamps and stuff are glowing? I tried to figure it out but I jst can't.
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Re: Light Sources - RPGMaker XP
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2016, 06:31:50 PM »
There isn't actually a lighting system in RPG Maker. Most often, what you're seeing is either a hand drawn fog that's the same size as the map, or semi-transparent sprites (generally placed on top of torches or other things that would normally produce light)

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Re: Light Sources - RPGMaker XP
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2016, 07:43:01 PM »
Hi Kracken Kitty ~ !
Wait, Since when you turn to be a monkey...  :'(

Anyway.
How to make light (and shadow / dark) glowing is actually pretty simple.
All you'll need is :
- Adobe photoshop
- Rpg maker
- No Script will be needed to make these. Edit : Script will be needed for making the picture in the same position.

So,
What RPG Maker are you using ?
Remind me to reply this, I'll make a tutorial for you ;)
« Last Edit: January 18, 2016, 11:48:28 PM by Roxaszu »

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Re: Light Sources - RPGMaker XP
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2016, 10:23:37 PM »
- No Script will be needed to make these.
You'll most def script sprites to simulate the glowing/wavering of unsteady lights.

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Re: Light Sources - RPGMaker XP
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2016, 11:47:44 PM »
Edit :
I forgot that It's actually need script to make the picture in the same place and won't following the character.  :reivsweat:

It's basically just playing with "Move picture" and "Show Picture"

Anyway,
Here's the process of making light and shadow plus how to animate it as if it's glowing (At the end of the video)
The link to the script (RPG Maker VXA) is in the description.
https://youtu.be/HPagjgnOUFI

Note : Maybe you'll have to slow the video down a little bit.   ;)
« Last Edit: January 18, 2016, 11:50:22 PM by Roxaszu »

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Re: Light Sources - RPGMaker XP
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2016, 07:26:30 AM »
Hi Kracken Kitty ~ !
Wait, Since when you turn to be a monkey...  :'(

Anyway.
How to make light (and shadow / dark) glowing is actually pretty simple.
All you'll need is :
- Adobe photoshop
- Rpg maker
- No Script will be needed to make these. Edit : Script will be needed for making the picture in the same position.

So,
What RPG Maker are you using ?
Remind me to reply this, I'll make a tutorial for you ;)

Heheh, yes. I am Kracken Monkey now. :D Monkeys are all the rage now. <3

I'm using Rpgmaker XP, but I don't have Photoshop. :S Will this work if I try with GIMP? or maybe even SAI? And does this same process work with Rpgmaker XP?
Check out my art stuff! :D http://niorichi-art.tumblr.com/

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Re: Light Sources - RPGMaker XP
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2016, 12:36:07 PM »
It'll work with any photo editing software as long as it has layers. And yeah, this is how people did it in windows XP as well.

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Re: Light Sources - RPGMaker XP
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2016, 12:49:31 PM »
Hi Kracken Kitty ~ !
Wait, Since when you turn to be a monkey...  :'(

Anyway.
How to make light (and shadow / dark) glowing is actually pretty simple.
All you'll need is :
- Adobe photoshop
- Rpg maker
- No Script will be needed to make these. Edit : Script will be needed for making the picture in the same position.

So,
What RPG Maker are you using ?
Remind me to reply this, I'll make a tutorial for you ;)


Heheh, yes. I am Kracken Monkey now. :D Monkeys are all the rage now. <3

I'm using Rpgmaker XP, but I don't have Photoshop. :S Will this work if I try with GIMP? or maybe even SAI? And does this same process work with Rpgmaker XP?

I actually prefer Kitty than monkey :I
But I think your monkey is pretty cute too :3
Can't wait your evolution to be Powerfull Kracken Bunny :P

Just like Legacyblade said, It's working as long as it's has layer.

The process is same,
You make it on your photo editing software,
Make layer for shadow and light (Separately or merge it into one is depend on how you use it) and put it on your "Picture" file
Then use the picture in any rpg maker that you use.

As I mentioned before, you'll need to use script for this,
So here's the code for Rpg Maker XP :)
Code :
Spoiler: show
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#=======================================================
#         Fix Picture
# Autor: Raizen
# Engine: RMXP
# Comunidade : www.centrorpg.com
# O script fixa qualquer imagem na posição (0,0) que contém o
# prefixo (FIX), e assim posibilita ao maker fazer
# iluminações e panomaps com essa imagem fixa.
#=======================================================

class Sprite_Picture < Sprite
alias raizen_update_picture update
  def update
    raizen_update_picture
    if @picture.name.include?("(FIX)")
    self.x = -$game_map.display_x/4
    self.y = -$game_map.display_y/4
    else
    self.x = @picture.x
    self.y = @picture.y
    end
    self.z = @picture.number
  end
end



Credit script from this site :
http://centrorpg.com/index.php?topic=678.0

How to use the script :
Spoiler: show

- Copy and paste the script into your rpg maker

- on "Picture" Folder, named the picture that you want to have fix position in the game with (FIX)
Example : (FIX) Light.png / (FIX) Dark.png -> Feel free to name Light or dark or shadow or anything you like

- If you want your picture keep following you, Just put the name without (FIX)
Example : Light.png / Dark.png -> It'll make the picture following you.

- Show picture and position the picture exactly where you want it to be :) (As for in my tutorial, I'll easily put it as "Upper left with X=0 and Y=0"

- The rest, It should be the same as in the video :)


Happy making :)
Looking forward for your game :)
« Last Edit: January 19, 2016, 01:12:22 PM by Roxaszu »

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Re: Light Sources - RPGMaker XP
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2016, 07:54:01 PM »
Uwaaaa! Thanks! :D I'll definitely give this a try as soon as I can! I'll also consider my next evolution one day xD Though maybe I'll go back to my kitty form too. Maybe. Eheh
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