View Full Version : The making of the little stick people!

2006-08-01, 10:45 PM
What program do yall use to make your fancy little people? I want to make my own! :D

2006-08-01, 10:49 PM
You'll prolly get more responses if you put this in the 'Arts and crafts' section. However, I think there might already be a thread on this there...

Many people use Adobe Illustrator, and there's also some that use a program called Inkscape. I've never used Inkscape, but I can reccomend Illustrator if you can get a cheap copy/trial version. :)

2006-08-01, 10:49 PM
I think that the Arts and Crafts section is more appropriate for this.

And in the F.A.Q. it says Adobe Illustrator.

2006-08-01, 11:00 PM
I use Adobe Illustrator, but other people use different things. Inkscape, Sodipodi...

There's a guide here. (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=news;action=display;num=1115586717) Later in the thread it has tutorials for different programs.

2006-08-01, 11:01 PM
Thanks for the move. :)
I'll see if I can get Illustrator. Paintshop Pro might work... I'll check it out.

2006-08-02, 12:32 AM
Hows this? lol. A little squashed.

2006-08-02, 03:13 AM
You should try to do the avatar with vectorial drawing.
PaintShop Pro 8 allows you to use vectorial forms, and In kscape or Sodiprodi (both of them free, open source) do all in vectorial forms.

If you have a vectorial avatar, you can resize it without looking pixelated (blocky).

2006-08-02, 01:58 PM
i have a mac, and was wondering if there's anything free on apple.com that i could use...i know appleworks is a good program, but it doesn't come as default with their new computers.

my question is: do i have to buy something for this, or can i download the software via apple.com or some other legit site?

2006-08-02, 02:17 PM
Inkscape.org has a Mac OS X compatible version of Inkscape.

Ego Slayer
2006-08-02, 02:36 PM
I've used to use Inkscape but if you don't have the money, or a way to get Illustrator I would suggest the Ink/GIMP method. If you choose to try Inkscape this (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=news;action=display;num=1115586717;s tart=90#98) is very helpful.

2006-08-02, 02:36 PM
inkscape doesn't work. it says it need os x 11, which isn't out yet

2006-08-02, 02:37 PM
You were quick :)

I will add that Gimp also has a OS X version : http://www.gimp.org/macintosh/

So you can have the winner couple : Inkscape + Gimp,
all free, as usual :)

Edit : Inkscape says that it works with OS X. It says Mac OS X (Universal) , so I guess it works in all OS X. Look here : http://www.inkscape.org/download.php

2006-08-02, 02:42 PM
What you might be seeing is a prompt for X11, the X Windows System. It's on 10.4's install disk, or available on the web.

Inkscape Wiki (http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/MacOSX)

2006-08-02, 03:29 PM
I have a mac too, and it didn't work at first but then i tried to download inkscape again, and boom it worked, my new drawings are made in inkscape. And the X11 thingie is somewhere on the osx disc.
Hope it helped.

2006-08-11, 02:41 AM
I know how to fix all your problems!

get rid of the macs. lol

2006-08-11, 10:06 AM

Which installation disk would you use to put X11 on the computer?

2006-08-11, 01:28 PM
oh god, i went to download and run inkscape, but i got these two error messages:

one when i tried to run inkscape:

and one when i downloaded and tried to install x11

what do i do?

2006-08-11, 02:46 PM
A similar thing happened to me too...

Guess we're all in the same boat. :(