Hey, you should update your "platforms" list here to include windows. I almost didn't buy it because it said it was MacOS only!
Pixel-Me - The Pixelart Character Generator
A downloadable tool for Windows and macOS
Pixel-Me is probably the most sophisticated pixelart character-generation tool for an almost unlimited number of portraits.
Create outstanding pixelart-avatars for your Steam account and social media profiles; create striking images of your friends and family or use it to depict your team or for ingame-artwork.
During the last six years, I handcrafted hundreds of custom pixelart portraits, storing all the different parts created for these images. With a total now of over 700 elements like noses, beards, eyes and the likes this tool will allow you to create billions of diferent images of virtually any person.
Just some of the many various images you can make with Pixel-Me
Random functions for the individual parts of the overall image will help you generate a wide range of different characters and most layers can be activated or hidden, corresponding to your needs.
You can move elements up and down, shuffle or deactive them
Pixel-Me currently comes with:
- colorable skin
- 7 colorable Backgrounds (1 transparent)
- 4 Foreheads
- 6 Necks
- 48 Chins
- 15 pairs of Ears
- 66 pairs of Eyes
- 37 Noses
- 116 colorable Lips
- 186 colorable Hairstyles
- 50 pairs of coloarable Eyebrows
- 82 colorable Beards
- 11 set of colorable Clothes
- 27 Decorative elements (usable twice)
- 39 pairs of Glasses
I expect to update the app every once in a while with new elements.
You can take a look at the planned updated and app's roadmap on https://trello.com/b/aKE7Uk2y/pixel-me
The results are yours to use in any way, both personal and commercial. Files are saved as PNGs and editable Pixel-Me files.
For the time being, Pixel-Me unfortunately only supports one specific skin tone. I am working on a solution for that.
Bugfix: Removed a delay while saving
Added coloring option for eyes, lips and eyebrows
Added transparent background (only 512x512 images are transparent)
Added compatibility for versions 1.21 and earlier
Added coloring option to hairs, clothes and backgrounds
Reworked hairs and backgrounds
Lock-button to protect elements from editing
Added backwards compatibility to savefiles
Added a full-white background
Added much more feedback to the info-line
Improved the positioning of several elements
Bugfix: Fixed activation of buttons after loading savefiles
Fixed two bugs related to the save/load screen
Added Mac-version, made "Open Folder" multiplatform-compatible
In order to download this tool you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of 14.99€ EUR. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:
- Pixel-Me v1.3 with skin-toning now available!43 days ago
- Skintones coming in v1.3!45 days ago
- Steam-version of Pixel-Me released51 days ago
- Mac version online, Steam coming soon55 days ago
- Pixel-Me v1.2 Windows available now!57 days ago
- Preview of Pixel-Me v1.263 days ago
- Mac-Version now available79 days ago
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Will insta-buy as soon as you have more skin tones! Already looks very promising, and looking forward to seeing how this tool grows and changes. :)
Glad to hear. Skin-tones is my most important, but unfortunately most difficult task for Pixel-Me. Hope to be able to come up with it soon.
I just toyed a bit with the tool and it's very responsive ... and I already have another request xD : it would be awesome if backgrounds were not mandatory. Unless I'm mistaken, I saw no option de "deactivate" the background. It would be cool to be able to have the character only without the bg.
Also, beside my request for african chars, it would be cool to be able to "ajust" the colors of current chars , actually this would be very useful for a more accurate "rendering".
Regarding the toning of the characters: That's exactly what I am trying to do. I want to add a color-field that you can use to set the characters skin-tone by setting it to a specific color. If I get this to work properly, it could get extended to eye-color and clothes as well.
I already have transparent backgrounds on my list, shouldn't be too much of a problem. I'm sure v1.2 is going to bring a lot of neat features.
Thanks for your feedback!
Also I tried to add my request as comment on trello, but it did not seem to be possible. I would like to request more african traits (I'm black african, so I would like to make some pixel portrait for my relatives and I). Thanks
That is something I've got very high on my list. I made some african portraits in the past, but had to do so manually. I am working on a solution to automate that for the app. I'll keep you updated! Trello is not open to be edited by the public, unfortunately, but I'll add your request right away.
Thanks for the very fast reply. Sorry I have not noticed it before. I just tried to buy the software right now, but it is not letting me to. Is there another way to buy (that does not involve paypal or to pay you directly and get the key?). The visa card I have my money on seems not to be working with paypal at the moment.
I just noticed that you are gonna realse this on Steam too. If I buy it now (because I really want to xD) , will I get a steam key when the steam version is out? (I'm kind of a steam junkie ^^).
Yes, luckily itch.io offers support for sending out Steamkeys to existing users and I will happily use that. Glad to see you onboard!
is it possible to make portraits of kids using this tool?
That depends on the age. I'd say anything beyond 11 might work. However, I just added a smaller body to the Requests-list, as that might strongly enhance the childish look. Will try to add it to the tool ASAP.
I love it!
A medieval version of this would be amazing