Also, I revisited some bits of the front-facing animation and figured out a way of making the back of the cape/coat visible thanks to my SO (who is into clothing and fashion), so I'll be updating that animation at some point, too.
It still feels like baby steps, but is nice to be able to show results 💪
So, I took my wizard mugshot, made a 16x32 front-faced sprite, and then went head and made my first ever #pixelart #animation — Still a long way to go and learn how to make the best use possible to #aseprite but it already feels like I am already learning new things. Probably next I'll try making a side-facing walking loop for the same character.
Blockchain or bullshit?
C++ template progamming Show more
Today I learned what probably is the most bizarre usage of the C++ “template” keyword: when you need to put it in front of a template method invoked in an object which itself is a template, because apparently the compiler cannot figure out that by itself.
On a completely different note, I am starting to learn to make #pixelart with #aseprite focusing on very low-resolution images. The idea is to have technical limitations like the developers and graphics artists had in the times of 8-bit games.
This is a small text-in-a-plate which could have been a company logo for a #gameboy game. Well, technically it has more than 4 colours, but you get the idea 😜
Please bear with me while I #practice 🙏
Well.. There is HiDPI support indeed in #mate 1.20, but it's a bit hit and miss: many of the applets in the panel come with their host of glitches, and the window-manager decorations remain conspicuously unscaled. The systray in particular jitters in-place by itself and has good chances of producing seizures.
IT'S HAPPENING.Me and my partner found a venue with seats available for #BurnsSupper
Even if not liking bagpipes or folk music, one has to admit that piping a haggis into the table and reciting a poem to it before being dramatically stabbed with a knife is pretty badass.
So far I've mostly tooted about technical stuff (hashtag Free Software), but I have the feeling that many people in Mastodon tend to be more personal. As a challenge for myself, I'll try to be more active now that I'll be in #Glasgow for a few months with my partner.
Today: day trip to Edinburgh. Photo from the train: it takes only one hour, and it's amazing how close the mountains are. The highlands must really be over tgetr after all! https://mastodon.social/media/9NpXT5S64zViZTGN-Uw
Watching Breakfast at Tiffany's for the N-th time, and wondering how could I had not notice before that there's a portrait of Charles the III of Spain in Paul Varjak's apartment 😱
Charles III of Spain - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_III_of_Spain