Stencyl Tips and Tricks
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When editing a background, tileset, characters, usually your:
SCREEN SIZE is 640 x 480 pixels
TILE SIZE is 32 x 32 pixels
CHARACTERS are between 30 x 30 and 150 x 150 pixels. Noni from Crash Course 1 is 128 x 128 pixels
Pencyl & GIMP Tips and Tricks
You might need to install Pencyl if you've never used it before. It opens when you click on edit image. It looks like a Java icon.
Magic Wand will select around the outside of your image.
Image menu allows you to crop or flip your image. This is where you can check the image size.
Filter menu allows you to change how the image looks with a filter.
You can create your own images, backgrounds and characters in GIMP. Just make sure the size is correct for your game, see above. GIMP is on the Codesmyths laptops. It looks like a cat with a paintbrush.
General Programming Resources
Sound: Free Sound- use login: codesmythsdev and codesmyths password: (here is a hint if you've forgotten it: you don't.....)
Creative Commons Search: Use this link to find images, music, and media that is legal to use in your game.
Grow a Game
Blogging Questions: Use this link if you're having trouble writing your blog posts.
Abigayl's Tutorials : this is a link to her first tutorial. Just search Abigayl's tutorials to find more.
Abigayl's Tutorials in Google Drive--Downloadable Flash (.swf) versions of each tutorial. They may be easier to use here, and you have the advantage of being able to view them full screen.
Bubbl.us: This is an online brainstorming tool that allows you to create web or flowcharts.