Spriter makes it easy for anyone, regardless of experience, to create 2D game animations using a technique called Modular Animation.

Unlike traditional animation which requires each frame to be hand-drawn, Spriter animations are made of individual sprite pieces; these pieces can be rotated, transformed, and tweened along an animation timeline. This allows you to quickly create great looking animations in a fraction of the time while requiring significantly less art.

Spriter also takes advantage of skeletal animation. Create a skeleton using the bone tool, attach images to each bone, and finally animate the bones with Spriter's vast array of user-friendly animation tools. The result: a fully animated sprite using your own graphics.

Spriter is great for animating characters, user interfaces, power-ups, combat animations and more! Even if you've never animated before, Spriter provides you with an easy to understand, yet powerful toolset allowing you to jump right in!

Spriter Pro includes the Essentials versions of all of our Animated Art Packs, free to use in any of your game projects. Once you install Spriter Pro It they will be located in the following location:
/SteamApps/common/Spriter/Art Packs/Essentials

 

Key Features:

  • Using keyframes you can quickly lay out major frame changes. Frames in-between the keyframes are then automatically created. You can then edit individual frames as desired to make your animations really shine.
  • Animations can be exported as spritesheets, animated GIF files, sequential images and more.
  • Reuse your previous animations by incorporating them in new ones. Create perfect, smooth transitions and varieties that save time by working with animations you've already created.
  • Adjust animation easing with several curve settings to help make your animations more lifelike.
  • Create pixel perfect retro style animations with Pixel Art Mode.
  • Spawn bullets, particle effects, or anything that requires precise locations and angles.
  • Set up guide lines and load in background images to work on top of.
  • Seperate characters into important collision areas.
  • Inverse Kinematics.
  • Change a bone's parent, add or remove bones, or even change sprite pieces mid-animation.
  • Import sound effects and even use lip-syncing with built-in Papagayo support.

Use Animation Data Directly In Your Game:

  • Animations are recreated in real-time using the sprite piece images just like in Spriter.
  • Animations are much smoother and require drastically less memory as compared to sprite-sheets.
  • Manipulate animations via game events.
  • Reuse your animation data for completely new characters or character customizations. Perfect for characters who gain new clothing, equipment etc.

    Spriter animations can be imported with full feature support in Unity and Construct 2. There are also free, open source, fully featured reference implementations for using Spriter files in C#, C++, JavaScript, and MonoGame. Spriter support on many more programming languages, frameworks, and game authoring tools coming soon!

 

Additional Downloadable Content:

  • Spriter Pro: Game Effects Art Pack
    This art pack is loaded with over 105 professionally drawn and animated, ready to use impact effects, explosions, fireballs, puffs of smoke and dust, magic effects, lightning effects, bonus and pick-up effects, blood splatters and more.
  • Spriter: Basic Platformer Pack
    This art pack includes a robustly animated platformer player character, ready to walk, run, slide, crouch, flip, and swim his (or her) way through the world you create. Also included are several fully animated basic enemies, a couple of boss-like characters and a few effects you’ll likely find useful for things like impacts, pick-up effects etc. This Art Pack also includes three unique “skins” for the player character.

  • Spriter: Run N' Gun Pack
    This art pack includes a robustly animated and armored run n’ gun player character, ready to walk, run, shoot, slide, crouch, flip, and swim his (or her) way through the world you create. Also included are several fully animated basic enemies, a couple of boss-like characters and a few effects you’ll likely find useful for things like impacts, pick-up effects etc. This Art Pack also includes two unique alternate “skins” for the player character.
  • Spriter: Adventure Platformer Pack
    This art pack includes a robustly animated and heavily armored platformer player character, ready to walk, run, slide, crouch, flip, block, swing, throw and swim his (or her) way through the world you create. Also included are several fully animated basic enemies, a couple of boss-like characters and a few effects you’ll likely find useful for things like impacts, pick-up effects etc. This Art Pack also includes three unique “skins” for the player character..these are unique image sets which turn the player into a female, an enemy goblin or an anthropomorphized cat. 

  • Spriter: Radius-Wing SHMUP Animated Art Pack
    With BrashMonkey's Radius-Wing SHMUP Art Pack, you can mix and match 6 separate components from a large array of designs to create a custom space ship reminiscent to those seen in classic arcade shoot-em-up games.

    Once you've arrived at your ideal design, you can choose from many thousands of possible color combinations to finalize your custom space ship. Many hundreds of thousands of possible color combinations combined with over 200 thousand possible component combinations means the possible ship variations are nearly endless. Advanced users can even customize component images or create custom color palettes to permanently increase the possibilities.

    After just a few quick swipes of the mouse your awesome fighter-ship will take shape before your eyes in the form of a high res, smooth 32 frame rotation animation, which you can then export for your game. Keep it large for cinematic or title-screens, and reduce it down to create your actual in-game space-ship sprite. Use the exported frames for either full in-game barrel-rolls or for subtle leaning as the player deftly maneuvers their ship between the onslaught of enemy fire.

    With so many possible design and color combinations, you can not only create a large variety of ships for your player to pilot, but also a whole evil armada for them to send packing back to their sector.

    This Art Pack also includes an impressive assortment of player shots, mussel flashes, impact effects, explosions, force-field effects and a collection of 3d rendered rotating power-up capsules which can be color-customized in the same manner as the ships themselves.

 

  • Spriter: RPG Heroes Pack
    The Spriter RPG Heroes Pack is the perfect way to create custom characters and animations in the style and proportions reminiscent of classic RPGs.

    Easily customize and tweak the ready to use characters. Mix and match wardrobe pieces, character elements, and equipment to create completely new characters. You can even repaint or create custom elements to extend the range of possible combinations to suit your own needs.

    As you customize your character's sprite in Spriter, you’re simultaneously creating high resolution portraits (static and animated with subtle breathing and blinking) for use in cinematics and dialogue scenes, as well as the walking animation in 4 directions, and animated idle in 4 directions, an "activate" animation (for when characters flip switches or open treasure chests), and an unconscious version of your character sprite. In addition, you can also export pixel art versions to the most commonly used sizes in authoring systems such as the RPG Maker family. For custom sprite sizes, you can export the high resolution version of the character scaled down to any size that fits your needs.

    Advanced users can use the Spriter animation data directly in their game engines. Recreate the animations in real time, using the sprite pieces just like in Spriter. This allows for massive savings in game memory and download times. You can even change wardrobe pieces on the fly without requiring an entirely new sprite sheet for each character customization. Visually update your character with armor and other equipment changes in real time, instantly!

    The RPG Heroes Pack offers more than 1,100 separate hand pixel painted character component images each for male and female characters. Choose different hair, head-gear, capes, torso, legs, left arms, right arms, facial features, facial hair, wings, ear types, and shields separately, allowing for millions of possible visual feature configurations. When multiplied by the number of possible color configurations the possibilities are nearly endless. With the RPG Heroes Pack you can quickly customize the colors of 13 separate character details such as eye color, hair color, skin color etc, with an average of over 150 color palettes to choose from per detail. This allows for many billions of possible color combinations. And for those with a very specific vision to achieve, you have the ability to create completely original color variants for each feature and even repaint custom details for any aspect of your character.
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