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A set of inventory item graphics for newbies to borrow..

PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 11:45 am
by Bort
thought these would be perhaps helpfull and fun for newbies to experiment with....
i've made a set of 12 inventory items..
included is a large 800x600 jpg of each item in close up .(see attached examples) for inventory item viewing scripts..use item on magnifying glass or similar go to new screen etc

also included is a transparent background gif image of each item for use as hotspot images...allowing you to place the item in a drawer..on a desk etc- simply by placing a hotspot with the items gif image and setting it to give the player the item n click...
and i have included a transparent ICON (ICO) image for use as the items inventory bar image

hope this helps give folks a fun way to get the ball rolling :D
i had fun making them any way!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:23 pm
by Bort
hand held torch

icons transparent gifs and full size jpg images of each

PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:45 pm
by Mystery
Wow, I'm impressed, very great job! :)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:11 am
by Bort
:D cheers!...making a set of items (before i need them) which might fit the game, helps to keep the process flowing and saves confusion... i can then use them straight away (click click bang they're in the game) instead of having to stop and spend an hour making a new item every time...with all the resultant mither and distraction involved..

thought whilst i was there no harm letting other folks use them as well...for exactly the same reasons!! :lol:

top tip for newbies--(and me)

the transparent gif versions are VERY handy...for two reasons

one- you don't have to build the item into the main 3d scenery and background (you place and resize the hotspot and image to stretch/compress the image to suit most perspectives)

Two you can remove the item after picking it up by simply disabling the hotspot...

so you can have a completely EMPTY desk drawer as the model for a scene and place any item you want into the drawer via the transparent gifs....which of course also means you can re-use that open drawer graphic again and again...
lovely jubbly...saves a lot of fiddly duplicated work
even if i do say so myself! :idea:


i've knocked up a quick web store my AM stuff on

you can see some of the transparent gif versions of the items displayed on the page...they will look perfectly acceptable when placed on desks in drawers anywhere a treat...

follow my WWW link

PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:02 am
by Imari
Nice of you, Bort. Your tutorials are useful as well.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:26 am
by Bort
Cheers Imari! :)


PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:52 pm
by Harvester
Very nice to have someone so helpful around! Congratulations for your nice works :)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:15 pm
by Bort
:D Cheers Harvester :D imaginary cat often tells me that if you can't manage to be a tadge bit helpful on an internet forum- then where on earth can you be helpful!!... 8)
only kidding (about the cat anyway!!) many thanks for the encouragement! glad folks are enjoying the stuff...

PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:04 pm
by cpkspikyhair
can these be used in commercial projects?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:51 am
by Bort
yes i don't see why not! :D
everything is above board and ship shape..
i made the model files with a licensed modeling program
the textures are royalty free
AFAIK that covers everything more or less..
(but i'm no expert on legal-ese stuff)
mind you these days you can just never tell...
they are merely jpg/gif/icon images
not the actual 3d model files ..argh who knows :roll:

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:15 pm
by cpkspikyhair
great then.

I used them for my psp game demo. thanks!

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:19 pm
by Bort
hope they're help-full...glad you like them!

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:20 pm
by cpkspikyhair
It's hard when you can't use inventory items in psp games...but I managed. just with a lot more frames lol

Can you make a few more of those (compass, knife, gold/silver/bronze bar, etc.)? I'm thinking of making an adventure game after i'm done with my PSP game.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:02 am
by Bort
this isn't dial a pizza you know :D :wink:
you see the problem with doing requests is that you spend well over an hour making each of the things only to find out...
"oh no...i didn't mean that sort of compass..or couldn't you make it a different colour...etc etc"
and that gets depressing extremely rapidly i can tell you!!!

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:35 pm
by cpkspikyhair
I'm sorry. I didn't know it took that long. I used to use blender. All I could make were jewels.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:16 pm
by Bort
no worries..but to contradict myself (i get bored somtimes) here you go 1 hour 15 minutes worth of compass...
reason i fancied this was i found a texture of a compass face that showed the nautical signal flags for each direction..which i could use for the face...which is just screaming PUZZLE at the top of it's voice...innit like

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:32 pm
by cpkspikyhair
:shock: :shock: :shock:

that's great :D

I'll definitely use the puzzle one for my game :D

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:43 pm
by Bort
:D occurs to me that there's a puzzle within a puzzle there...
you find the non puzzle compass somewhere...
later on you find a very small key...or at some point you notice there is a tiny button on the back of the compass..which when clicked....reveals the flags on the compass face allowing you to use the flags to solve some
bit fiendish

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:44 pm
by cpkspikyhair
good idea! i like it a lot!

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:33 pm
by Qtip5
Very nice Bort

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:13 pm
by cpkspikyhair
Thanks for making the compass again :D :D :D !!! Anyway, here are some of my pics for all those newbies out there (including me :lol: ):

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:46 pm
by Bort
there we go... brings a bit of life to the place..looking good....!
ico files yep here's the PERFECT tool for making icons..

just drag your jpg image onto it
(set the options to black for transparent colour and 64x64 for ico size)
and blam instant high quality ico appears....could not be easier and more satisfying..absoloutely indespensible

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 7:29 pm
by cpkspikyhair
that is one awesome icon program :D

it will sure come in handy 8)

Bort you can use them if you want the icons are included now

I have added the gold coins to the file :D hope you like them!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:47 am
by mercedes
The zip file for the icons up top..[first zip] is corrupted...empty..the zip no longer works...:(

Code: Select all
 Filesize:  452.63 KB
 Downloaded:  142 Time(s) [/quote]

PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:37 am
by Mystery
Just tested it, downloaded, and everything is fine for me - all the objects are in there.
The problem must be at your end - try re-downloading again.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:59 pm
by mercedes
Hi there Mystery..:D

Could You perhaps tell me exactly how you did it..whether or not you opened it or saved it...and where u saved it too..

Maybe that's what Im doing wrong...i had tried it both times to C directory..and have attempted to open it from Windows Explorer..unzipping it...and it's where I get error message..

Thanks very much..~!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:47 pm
by Mystery
I have saved the .zip file and then unzipped it.
It wouldn't help you to know where exactly I have saved it since you certainly don't have that folder - it's a folder that I've created on my pc drive. But it doesn't really matter where exactly you save it.

As far as I remember, you have had already similar problems with "corrupted files" due to a failed download process. So I suspect that your internet connection is the cuprit.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:33 pm
by mercedes
I'll try it one more it differently..I'ts not my internet as its a small file. If it were a bigger one i could see but not that small..

I'll try it again..~

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:22 pm
by Jaked
You take it to a new level. :wink: I also got your inventory combo AND your lockpicking thing. AWESOME! 8)

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:34 pm
by mercedes
Yes this was really nice of him to do this..I am finally able to download it too...:)