How to create a character


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The Character Creator aims to provide a fun and easy way to help you find a look for your characters. Just like the japanese kisekae (electronic paper dolls), you pick and choose items from a list to ornate your character with. It is free to use and will always remain free to use. For storytellers looking for spritesheets of their characters, we offer those services on demand.

The website was launched on January 11th 2014 with only basic functionality. Since then, new features and content have been added with every update, see details on our facebook page.

If you have any questions or comments, or if you want to get involved, either as a programmer or an artist, email your request.

Q: Can I use the characters I’ve created on this site in my game?

A: The art is licensed cc-by-nc. You are free to use for non-commercial products as long as you credit the site. If you want to use characters in a commercial product, you can obtain a license by visiting our Patreon page and pledging $5 a month or more.

Q: How can I download my new character?

A: Once you’ve chosen a sex and skin color for your character, the download button in the top-right menu will be enabled. Clicking ‘Download’ will prompt you to save the file to disk.

Q: How do I get a jpg or png version of my character?

A: Once you’ve downloaded the vector file from the site (.svg) you can open it and export to the format of your choice in your favorite graphics program.

Q: What application can I use to open the vector file?

A: Any graphics program that supports SVG will do. Popular programs like Photoshop and Illustrator will do, personally I use Inkscape, it’s free and works very well.

Q: Where can I learn more about the origin of the Character Creator?

A: You can read here all about how the idea came about in this IndieHacker Interview

Q: Where can I learn more about how the site works under the hood?

A: Watch this presentation at the Libre Graphics Meeting

You can view, edit and export to other formats with vector graphics programs such as Inkscape. Characters are free to use under the cc-by-nc license. Get a commercial license, more angles and positions, supplemental art when you join our Patreon.

I love getting email from creatives. If you have a minute, please let me know what you use The Character Creator for, and what features or items you’d like to see.

BTC donations can be sent to this address: bc1q6wgdhd0lkwf3r3345y87qzwuu98wn2tehmjex8

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The continuation of this project is made possible by the contributions of our distinguished patrons.


Pablo Saxton, Éric Spérano, Cappa Ribou, Véronique Hamel, Jared Pearson, April Kinghorn, Maxim St-Hillaire, Lain, JF Kbana, Holly Savage, Seth Alexandre II, Dermot, Vladislav Ryl, Paras Sanghvi, Dana Ford, Michael Pendley, Harold Kirby, Lisa Lacombe, Levon Groce, BarryTwice, JF Kbana, Darren Conroy, Tedrick Dotson, Danfe IMpex, Pakare Vaipo, Lesley Floyd, Whitney, Kyle, Paul Widlicka, Eric Simard, Ryan Houston, Gennaio, Priscilla Akpalu, Loran Thomas, Institut Fassaha, Danfe IMpex, Frederilk Houde, Marc Laporte, Dominique DeHareng, Zebulon, Rob Pianka, Susie Royal, Loran Thomas, IB2ChillE, Alex, Klavdij Voncina, Zenith, Roberto, Kevin Jenkins (K-Town), James P Often, Jason Hill, Benny Shaw, Crispy Milen, Tony Laidig, Nicole Horowitz, Jaden, Niki Quinn, Norin, Stavros Galiatsos, Tamara Ridge, Blue Mountain Tea co, Jasmine, Noelle Neal-Crane, Ferenc Frész, Andrew Grahame Barker, Guto Williams, Gennaio, Alyssa Genreau, AJ Jackson


The Character Creator was built on the shoulders of giants:

Free Software used in this project:

Immortalize your Character as a Non-Fungible Token on the Ethereum Blockchain today. Simply copy the URL (The address bar contains all the information needed to recreate your character) and paste it in an email with the subject line “NFT” and address it to:

Price: 0.1 ETH per character

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Choose the file format of your download:

1) Choose the sex of your character.

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2) Select your character’s skin tone.

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3) Pick a category and click on an option from the list to open a selection of items for your character to try on. You can also click on your character to open up relevant items to choose from.

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4) Choose an item to try it on.

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5) You can change the colors here.

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6) You can always request a random character here.

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7) Download your character and register an account to save your character for later use.