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It seems Godot Engine is good for more than making games, as the FOSS pixel art tool Pixelorama will show you. Only a few days ago, this impressive application had a big new update bringing in a new UI, options for each tool, a colour picker tool, rulers and guides, a mini-canvas preview area, a preferences window and a Greek localization.


Pictured: Pixelorama on Linux, editing Revolution.

It really is coming along nicely, hopefully by us sharing this more artists out there might find a tool they love to use. Since it's cross-platform too, thanks to the power of Godot Engine you can use it on your platform of choice.

You can see a video of it in action below with their feature highlights in 0.5:

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Like what you see and want to give it a go? You can download it ready made from itch.io and find the source code for it on GitHub.

Hat tip Game From Scratch.

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Drakker 16 December 2019 at 11:16 am UTC
Make it compatible with Gimp filters and plugins and you will have a winner. Right now it looks so basic I think I'll stick with Gimp, I've been using it for 20 years and it's a wonderful tool for pixel art.
HadBabits 16 December 2019 at 2:46 pm UTC
Ooh, I'll keep this in my back pocket. I'm into vectors right now, but I always come back to pixel art eventually :B


Last edited by HadBabits on 16 December 2019 at 2:48 pm UTC
axredneck 16 December 2019 at 5:31 pm UTC
Now i need something like this for Android. Now i use Medibang Paint but it's proprietary and not flexible enough.
Maath 16 December 2019 at 5:40 pm UTC
This reminds me a lot of Deluxe Paint 4 on the Amiga. They had the functionality of drawing while the animation was playing.

I'm really curious what UI they're using. I wasn't aware that game engines would make UI design easy (well easier than a dedicated UI toolkit).
Cybolic 17 December 2019 at 12:47 am UTC
MaathThis reminds me a lot of Deluxe Paint 4 on the Amiga. They had the functionality of drawing while the animation was playing.
Oddly enough, I just installed DPaintIV on my new upgraded A500 yesterday
MaathI'm really curious what UI they're using. I wasn't aware that game engines would make UI design easy (well easier than a dedicated UI toolkit).
It looks like they're using the built-in widget functionality of Godot with a bit of basic scripting for the custom widgets. Godot generally has a really good GUI system - the Godot editor itself is built with it.
LungDrago 17 December 2019 at 10:05 am UTC
axredneckNow i need something like this for Android. Now i use Medibang Paint but it's proprietary and not flexible enough.

Godot should export to Android too, so there's a chance this could have such a version, no?
axredneck 17 December 2019 at 4:08 pm UTC
LungDrago
axredneckNow i need something like this for Android. Now i use Medibang Paint but it's proprietary and not flexible enough.

Godot should export to Android too, so there's a chance this could have such a version, no?
Currently they have some problems with Android version.
razing32 18 December 2019 at 4:24 am UTC
Cybolic
MaathThis reminds me a lot of Deluxe Paint 4 on the Amiga. They had the functionality of drawing while the animation was playing.
Oddly enough, I just installed DPaintIV on my new upgraded A500 yesterday
MaathI'm really curious what UI they're using. I wasn't aware that game engines would make UI design easy (well easier than a dedicated UI toolkit).
It looks like they're using the built-in widget functionality of Godot with a bit of basic scripting for the custom widgets. Godot generally has a really good GUI system - the Godot editor itself is built with it.

You have an old A500 up and running ?
Cybolic 18 December 2019 at 8:53 am UTC
razing32
Cybolic
MaathThis reminds me a lot of Deluxe Paint 4 on the Amiga. They had the functionality of drawing while the animation was playing.
Oddly enough, I just installed DPaintIV on my new upgraded A500 yesterday
You have an old A500 up and running ?
Yup! Have been building it into one of the lovely new Checkmate 1500+ cases and sticking upgrades on it for the past month or so.
razing32 18 December 2019 at 12:09 pm UTC
Cybolic
razing32
Cybolic
MaathThis reminds me a lot of Deluxe Paint 4 on the Amiga. They had the functionality of drawing while the animation was playing.
Oddly enough, I just installed DPaintIV on my new upgraded A500 yesterday
You have an old A500 up and running ?
Yup! Have been building it into one of the lovely new Checkmate 1500+ cases and sticking upgrades on it for the past month or so.

Cool.
Heard about Commodore enthusiasts , did not know Amiga had a community as well.
I actually like the x1000 but i don't have a spare organ to sell to buy one of those.
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