Sprites! Not the Carbonated Kind
I’ve been messing with several free utilities to generate sprite sheets, but oddly enough, none of them allowed me to specify the number of columns I wanted. This might seem trivial, but we’re utilizing a free sprite animation script in Unity that doesn’t use exact coordinates for pulling sprites off a sheet and instead simply scrolls through the sheet, jumping a preset amount of pixels horizontally for each frame.
Depending on how much we end up using sprites in future games, we might buckle down & end up purchasing a full-fledged sprite utility for Unity later on, but it’s great that we’ve been able to get solid results right now without cracking open our wallets.
After all, we’re ballers on a budget.