"Life is too short to make bad art."

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Shooting and blasting - making a revolver

After the hacking and slaying it's time to move forward in time and get to the shooting and blasting - guns and rifles and those things in between. 

Note:
This is part of the 1 million views give away. The files attached to this blog post are free and contain the guns and rifles in inkscape's .svg format and as an exploded version to use as gun construction kit.



This is what we are after - simplified handguns and rifles to use in your game. 

Note:
In order to be easily readable I created these with outlines. You can take those off but will have to add additional shading to make up for the loss of detail. 

I took the revolver as a sample to show you how these assets were created. 



Even though I am not big on guns (and please forgive me if I named bits wrongly in the tutorial - as to me they are just 'bits of a gun'), I had a lot of fun creating these. I hope you enjoy the assets as well.



Free!



19 comments:

  1. really cool tutorial, thanks for that one :)

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  2. great tutorial thx.

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  3. Fantastic tutorials as always! I couldn't make any kind of graphics before finding this site, but after a few tutorials I feel like I can make just about anything with enough practice :)

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  4. Hi, I have used a few of your tutorials. I am wondering how much more work is it to make art like you will find in this link. I'm stuck on doing like the cracks in the head and it looks like the artist is doing some type of gradients to add shadow.

    http://1.s3.envato.com/files/6264922/Halloween_Cartoon_Preview.jpg

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  5. I'm a big fan and I appreciate your works. I just want to ask, what is the trick in creating a sprite that will support many resolutions/aspect ratio so that it will still look nice..

    other than making it 2x your intended resolution.

    thanks,more power and good health.

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  6. Nice tutorials! Easy to understand. Can you also share your collection of color palettes?

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  7. I have tried quite a few times to follow your tutorials but since I have zero experience with inkscape (and gimp) I always get frustrated and rage-quit :) Any suggestions on where to go to learn from scratch?

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  8. I would suggest starting with the first posts - curcles and squares - as they introduce the basics of inkscape in a hopefully less frustrating way...
    http://2dgameartforprogrammers.blogspot.de/2011/10/lets-get-started-with-circles.html

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  9. Thanks so much for the tutorials!! I'm a game developer and would love a tutorial for a top down view of cool cartoon cars. It would help soooo much. You're AWESOME!!!
    -EANinja

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  10. I came across your tutorials a few days ago too, and I must say I enjoy them a lot. I failed my art exams in school most of the time :P but am having a lot of fun with your tutorials.

    I came upon an art design for an orc in another forum first, and played around with that svg. I managed to move the body parts around to make the orc sleep, hold a bow and arrows (I know orcs don't use bows much, but it was the only thing I could draw, I got stuck trying to draw a crossbow...).

    Next time, I'm planning to let him hold one of the revolvers here, if I get the time to play with that :D

    Anyway, thanks again for your tutorials. I don't actually know how to send you an email, otherwise I'd be glad to show you the svg file of the orc, and let you point out what mistakes I made - I'm not particularly natural when it comes to art, but I think I did a decent job for a first-time user of inkscape.

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    1. I am glad this is tutorial is fun and helpful... I would love to see what you came up with... email me at c(dot)hildenbrand(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  11. hi ive been doing your tutorials for awhile and there really awsome so i finnally decided to try and make a 2d game charater but i have some trouble with adding highlights and shadows can you make a tutorial that shows how to do that.

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  13. Awesome tutorial. Can you pleas do a tutorial on top down vehicles ? . that would be awesome.

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  14. Hi Chris, I started developing games and had no clue what to do for the art. Your tutorials have solved that problem. Thank you! :D

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  15. Your tutorials are great. Thank you for that.
    Do you still making new tutorials?

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    1. Hi Blacky123, yes... I have been sidelined with health issues and got flooded with work but I am going to write new tutorials... promised.

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  16. Hello,may I use the weapons for my game?How to download the assets pack?

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    1. Hi,
      sure you can. The links are underneath the tutorial - under the big orange FREE. :)

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