Armchair Armada


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Some character graphics that may end up in my game.
ArmchairArmada 2008/03/30 21:34

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Slow Start

I've had a cold for a few days, so I haven't accomplished as much as I hoped I would ... hopefully I get better soon enough to be able to actually make a game!

I don't know yet what sort of game I want to make, but here are some possible character designs that I might use. The top picture shows them at a resolution suitable for sprites on a 1024x768 down to possibly a 640x480 resoltion screen. I plan on trying to use Pyglet, so the sprites should be able to look nice and anti-aliased.

Robot and innocent bystander.


I'm still sick ... and it's snowing.

Another day down the drain. I feel worse than before, which is a shame because I was looking forward to PyWeek for a long time.

Also, I thought it was suppose to be spring. You would never know it if you looked out my window. We still have three feet of snow on most non-road surfaces, there's a fifteen foot tall mountain of snow from when they plowed, and it's snowing again! Why can the rest of the U.S. have spring and not us?


Alpha Image Fixing Script

I wrote a quick Python script that corrects images with background colors bleeding through the alpha channel. This problem seems like it can be common to some graphics software, such as sometimes a black halo around antialiased edges. If you are having a similar problem while working with alpha images this script might help. It requires PIL.

fixes color bleeding

# Corrects the color of semi-transparent pixels when there is a
# background color bleeding through.

import sys
import Image
import ImageDraw

def help():
	print "USAGE:"
	print "\ [-o outfile | -b r,g,b | -h] infile"
	print "-o          Out file"
	print "-b x,x,x    Background Color (black by default)"
	print "-h          Display help"
if (len(sys.argv) == 1) or (sys.argv.count('-h') > 0):
if sys.argv.count('-b') > 0:
	tmp = sys.argv[sys.argv.index('-b') + 1]
	tmp = tmp.split(',')
	back = []
	for i in tmp:
	back = [0.0, 0.0, 0.0]

infile = sys.argv[len(sys.argv)-1]

if sys.argv.count('-o') > 0:
	outfile = sys.argv[sys.argv.index('-o') + 1]
	tmp = infile.split('.')
	outfile = tmp[0] + '_fixed_alpha' + '.' + tmp[1]

img =
outimg ="RGBA", img.size)

draw = ImageDraw.ImageDraw(outimg)

data = img.getdata()

c = [0,0,0,0]

for y in xrange(img.size[1]):
	for x in xrange(img.size[0]):
		i = y * img.size[0] + x
		# p = (1 - a) * b + a * c
		# c = (p - (1 - a) * b) / a
		p = data[i]
		a = float(p[3]) / 255.0
		if a > 0.0:
			c[0] = min(int((float(p[0]) - (1.0 - a) * back[0]) / a), 255)
			c[1] = min(int((float(p[1]) - (1.0 - a) * back[1]) / a), 255)
			c[2] = min(int((float(p[2]) - (1.0 - a) * back[2]) / a), 255)
			c[3] = p[3]
			c = [p[0], p[1], p[2], p[3]]
		draw.point((x,y), tuple(c))