A closer look on RPG Maker MV Resources (Part 1)

Hey you guys,


Based on the amount of visitors on the site, it's safe to assume you all are aware of my ban from the RPG Maker Web forums. Needless to say, this blown out of proportion infraction turned into vendetta* and hence, here you have me.
Anyways, I'll be showing you some of the progress I've made studying MV Resources, specifically charactersets, leading into the impending release of RMMV, which I will get my hands on, one way or another, to get you all fresh material.

*What I mean is that someone took this as a chance to get back at me for some reason, not that I'm pursuing personal vendetta on anyone.


1- Almost Unigender base/Pieces


While in VX/Ace we had two templates, one male and one female, mostly due to arms position being a sign of gender, in MV it seems we will only have one base and all gender-differentiation will come from the actual parts you choose to dress your character, mainly hair styles. Don't quote on this 100% though.
Let's take a look at this four fellas here:



If you follow the red line you will notice that the hands are all the same. They are on the same position, with the same inclination and the same thickness. You can't quite single out the shoulders because all these 4 chars are different and they wear shoulder pads (and a scarf). But if you look at the two melee fighter looking chars, their clothes are exactly the same, save for two pixels in the chest of the female. You can also notice that the male has bulkier shoulders.


There is a chance that the base is not one but two, but the differences are very subtle and thus pieces and reutilization of pixel parts is a very exciting part of spriting MV style, because even if the shoulders are different, it would only show in characters that specifically have their arms somehow exposed. Also, the green line shows that they're all the same height as well.


2- Additional arms?


Now, see these two other characters. One is (arguably) male and the other is a female. If you took this guy and compared to the actors above, you'll see his arms fit with the rest. Now, if you take this chick and compare them to the above, a subtle difference comes up.



If you notice the red line along the arms, the male has his arms leaning on his sides, while this specific style of female has her arms more arched and, let's say... open? So quite possibly this is a style of arms that was added in order to make dresses look better, as I've only found this practice in characters who wear dresses.

So, that's it for now. Not much, eh? Don't worry. More will come.

 

 

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+2 #2 Pine 2015-10-26 21:01
Quoting shaz:
Actually Pine, I banned you. It wasn't a vendetta - it was based on you asking for ripped resources then boasting when they were given to you. That's always been a bannable offense. Why would you think, if you did it, that you would be immune?

Oh hi there, Shaz. Immune? I'd never say I'd think I'd be immune to anything, I don't get where you people get that from and I say you people because I've seen that kind of talk thrown around a couple times. I simply got to finish a template I was doing from screenshots of MV characters you guys had been showing. It was pretty close to the final product, too.

Now, I see how that's a HORRIBLE crime, but you could've ASKED something instead of going full guns blazing and shooting first and not asking questions.

I've never done anything but being helpful and provide resources for everyone to use. And I'm continuing that hobby regardless of how difficult it has been to do so without access to the site and without easy access to the resources that help me make stuff that promotes the software YOU represent.

If you still want to talk about anything and or exchange tips and ideas on site managing and or RPG Maker, feel free to mail me on and I'll be happy to be in touch :D
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-1 #1 shaz 2015-10-13 21:52
Actually Pine, I banned you. It wasn't a vendetta - it was based on you asking for ripped resources then boasting when they were given to you. That's always been a bannable offense. Why would you think, if you did it, that you would be immune?
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