Sometimes our games need more than just a small face in the message box to help get emotions across to the players. Completely custom bust art can be expensive though, and if you don’t know where to look, finding free bust generators can feel impossible. That’s why for this week’s spotlight we’ll be checking out BlackRoseMii and her portrait pieces!
BlackRoseMii’s generator thread is the perfect place to start looking for character busts! She’s made a ton of outfits and hairstyles that we can mix and match to make our characters come to life. With male, female, and child options, creating busts that fit all of our characters is as straightforward as downloading the files. To make it easier to use and adjust each piece, the busts are PSD files that can be opened with programs like GIMP or Photoshop so there’s no need to download yet another generator program to work on our games.
For those of us making modern games, BlackRoseMii’s modern pieces give us plenty of options. We can easily make school uniforms, sleepwear, party clothes, and even just comfy outfits to hang out in like t-shirts and sweaters. And thanks to the fact that the tops are split between torso and arm pieces, we can create a whole new look just by removing the sleeves and dropping a jacket over the top!
Included accessories like bows, glasses, and eyepatches make it effortless to add in those little details to bring our characters to life. A selection of different emblems also makes it simple to show multiple schools or affiliations even if the busts wear similar shirts. And since each accessory is a separate layer, there’s nothing to keep us from using as many little details as we need to!
If fantasy and medieval games are more our speed, then her medieval add-ons are perfect! Armor, peasant clothing, and capes give us new ways to create character busts that fit into our worlds.
These medieval parts are meant to be used with the base modern parts, which means we can mix and match with those pieces for even more options. Our knights could wear one of the modern emblems on their armor, or a modern character could wear a fancy dress when she attends a dance.
Clothes and hair aren’t the only things that can make our characters look unique. The male and female files come with three different body types in different poses, so when we show characters standing next to each other they don’t all look exactly the same. Not to be left behind, the child file also comes with two poses. A bunch of different eye shapes, mouths, eyebrows, and extra facial pieces like blushes and tears gives us a bunch of ways to give our characters visual emotions during the game.
So if your game’s been needing some busts to bring characters to life (or if you just want to have some fun making character references while you brainstorm), go check out BlackRoseMii’s thread today!
NOTE: All resources in this thread have been compressed, for original quality, please go the the resource creator's thread.
This week we’re diving back into MZ plugins with a look at Galv! Galv has been around making scripts and plugins for years, and now is creating for MZ. With a selection that includes audio and visual effects, on map changes, and event utilities, Galv’s got something for every type of game.