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Pokemon BW Animation Style Tutorial by DragonDePlatino Pokemon BW Animation Style Tutorial by DragonDePlatino
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Credits:
sprites.pokecheck.org - Pokemon BW Animations
~Mauriziovit - Pokemon BW Title Font
~spaceemotion - Pokemon BW Text Font
ASEprite - Program Used

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This tutorial speaks for itself, so I'm not going to say much. Oh, and it's my first one! Yay! :squee: Yes, I'm aware that it's insanely long and detailed, but I'm trying to compress a complicated, expensive commercial process into a free one the common 9-year-old Fakemon designer can understand (No offense! I've seen some amazing stuff by 9-year-olds! :meow:).

In the unlikely case that you actually have any questions about anything not already thoroughly over-explained in the tutorial, don't hesitate to ask. But don't ask me how to do this in another program or how to use one of those blasted online GIF makers, because I used to do that and those things are slooow. :facepalm:
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:iconlaromancewriter:
LaRomanceWriter Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Student Writer
This helps so much! Thank you!
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Deepzekrom Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Student Artist
This might come useful in the future, thank you very much for making this tutorial!
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yashu204 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Just curious, what did you use to put this tutorial together?
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DragonDePlatino Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
Paint.NET.
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BoiraPlushies Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow! Its a PERFECT Tutorial! Thanks very much ^^
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DragonDePlatino Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016
Well, maybe...Four years later, I still very frequently use ASEprite. But it's not the best tool for animations like this. Manually rotating things frame-by-frame is a painfully slow and error-prone process. Nowadays, I would recommend using an animation tool like Spriter. The same basic process applies. Draw the sprite, break it up into parts then reassemble and animate them in Spriter.

You could probably use the same process for animated UNDERTALE sprites, too. I've always wanted to try. :)
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fakemon123 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015   Digital Artist
It's not free anymore! T~T
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:icondragondeplatino:
It never was free to begin with. The older versions can be downloaded for free.
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:iconfakemon123:
fakemon123 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015   Digital Artist
Yeah, sorry, I noticed that after I posted... I thought I saw on your tutorial that it was free, but now I realize you meant the older version. Thanks!
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Yashu204AJ Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Every time I try to go to the ASEprite website, it says "Server not Found"
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DragonDePlatino Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
Seems they're having a bit of downtime. First time I've ever seen this...They might updating the site for the upcoming version of ASEprite, so you'll just have to check in later. :/
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Yog451 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing tutorial. I finaly managed to create a good BW sprite :D
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darkzero779 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
so you use ASE sprite?
I have the older vrs and and 1.0.2 dev
Since idk how to compile the current one.
tbh,I want to use asesprite,but like another pixel art app names Moai,I havent been able to get used to it or get myself to use it more.
I wish i could more than graphicsgale.
also I am only following studying pokemon sprite animations from B&w for my own spriting...it needs work

either way i think this tutorial is nice .
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DragonDePlatino Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Yes! I use ASEprite for all of my pixel art, but some people have gotten some good results with Flash: tnguye3.deviantart.com/art/Sto…

You can buy ASEprite here and if you have already bought ASEprite, you can search your email inbox for "gumroad" to get the download link for the newest version. And if you do not want to buy ASEprite, I would not bother compiling it. Just use the older versions here. The newer versions have less problems, but ASEprite 0.9.5 still has many of the features the newest version has.
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darkzero779 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
tbh I still dont see how Aseprite is open source wen its s now comercial...
and I got 1.0.2 by someone,and thankfully as im broke on my paypal...
but still...while not expensive and cheaper than gle abit more...its kinds stupid how ya have to buy something considered opensourcce.
 mean yes you can compile the source files to get it,but its stll baffling to me...
and i tried to compile...idk how...and i ried followin but did bad at it T_T...
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DragonDePlatino Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Well, think of it like this...Compiling ASEprite is difficult, so when you pay you are paying for a compiled version. And yes, while you get get ASEprite for free, if you pay then the developer will keep adding new content. Without money, he can't continue developing the program and adding new features. :D
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tnguye3 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for this, I was able to use this to create this, with a lil help from Flash too. :D
tnguye3.deviantart.com/art/Sto…
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TheTransformiceGirl Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Should I get the trial version? Oh and does this have any viruses?
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TheTransformiceGirl Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Does the Program include any viruses?
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DragonDePlatino Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
Of course not. I've used ASEprite for years and it's never given me any issues.
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TheTransformiceGirl Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh okay Im kinda nervous to use this around my parents since they like to snoop around alot :P
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WolfytoDark Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
I used this tutorial to do this: wolfytodark.deviantart.com/art…
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demirramon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have used this to make an animated trainer sprite: demirramon.deviantart.com/art/…
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joltzen Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks so much for the tutorial, super helpful! Thanks to you here's what I managed to make: joltzen.deviantart.com/art/Cub…
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dominekkas Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awfully helpful! Good work!
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TikiTiel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Thank you ever so much for this tutorial!! fav.me/d6jz1s8
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DragonDePlatino Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Heh! No need to reply! I already saw your mention in my inbox. I think you did a great job! Keep working at it and see if you can make some commissions off of it. :D
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Brylark Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Love this tutorial. Editing the sprite frame by frame sure is tiring. Thanks for this!
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TOBproject Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
I hadn't seen this tutorial! Very detailed and very well-explained. Good job :)
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EnderCreeper-18 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Thnx so much!
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BR0DE0 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Lol wow, I clicked the link you gave me and I found this tutorial.
I literally was just looking at this and was about to download it.
(it's quite a small world)
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:iconpokeangel123:
PokeAngel123 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol i need to get used to this new program
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:icondragondeplatino:
DragonDePlatino Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Trust me, it's worth it! Making .GIFs by uploading frames to online tools is waaay slower.
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PokeAngel123 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmm ill think about it ;)
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Banished-Dreams Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Very useful, and not just for Pokemon animation! Thank you!
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DragonDePlatino Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Your welcome! Yeah, you can use this program for pretty much anything. You can even make stuff like platformer sprites:
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FrankRT Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, that is quite interesting! I'm going to have a look at it.
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Hatty-hime Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is great! :3 I personally animate with paint, so I have no layers to work from, but I love the way you did this, splitting them piece by piece, it makes the whole process a lot more simple for beginners I'm quite sure!

Great job on this by the way! <33 Favorited! :happybounce:
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DragonDePlatino Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Well, the thing is, I used to use MS Paint a lot myself to animate, but later I found ASEprite, which was made for people normally used to MS Paint. Trust me, layers or not, it's far faster to make much more complicated animations in ASEprite than it is in MS Paint...
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Hatty-hime Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I'm sure!
How much was the program btw?
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DragonDePlatino Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
It's freeeeeeeeeee!

Says so in the tutorial. :I
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Hatty-hime Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:I this shows how much i pay attention gjkreafmeramkgmrk
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DragonDePlatino Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
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AmericanGirlHope Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... I really could've needed this when I wanted to animate a sprite before. xD
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DragonDePlatino Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Nothing says that you can't go ahead and use the tutorial now.

The whole process only takes like 6-ish hours the first time you do it, and about 4 hr. after that. :shrug:
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AmericanGirlHope Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
eh too lazy and busy. xD

maybe next year
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