What is MapleMe?
MapleMe is a character simulator for MapleStory with many features aimed at animators as well as designers.
What can you do with MapleMe?
With MapleMe you can create a MapleStory character as you like, using all the options the game has to offer:
- Skin colour
- Face styles and colour
- Hairstyles and colour
- All equipment and weapons (divided by category and class)
- Cash items (Paid items ingame that cover regular equipment)
- Easy to Use
The simple interface makes it easy and quick to get to each feature.
It has been carefully designed so that anyone can learn how to use MapleMe with little time.
With the pose tab, it is possible to change the character's pose.
It is also possible to step to any frame of the pose, or play the entire pose.
With the transform tab, it is possible to rotate and scale each layer.
With the blending tab, it is possible to set the transparency of each layer.
It is also possible to apply blending to the layer, as found in common image software.
The powerful layer system gives full control to each layer.
It is possible to hide/show layers or parts, as well as manipulate them.
The thumbnail previews update in realtime.
- Animator Friendly
Features are being designed with animators in mind. Many export/import options are available:
- Saving the current layer as a single .PNG.
- Saving the current layer split up into seperate images. (Bundled in a .ZIP)
- Saving the current pose, each frame a seperate image. (Bundled in a .ZIP)
- Saving all available poses with the current equipment, each frame a seperate image. (Bundled in a .ZIP)
- MapleMe Code
MapleMe Code can be exported or imported to effectively save projects and share with others.
How did MapleMe come to be?
MapleMe is an old project originally started for Sleepywood.net. Back then it was a lot more simple and only provided dressing up characters and saving them.
Limitations and lack of knowledge meant it never really grew and motivation to update was little.
After being approached about it possibly being remade, the original developor decided it would be good opportunity to try and improve the simulator and start over from the beginning using new knowledge.
As a result, MapleMe is being rewritten for the public to enjoy. Now it is constantly being improved to be the highest standard it can be.
Thankyou to those who use MapleMe and help suggest things to make it better. Every single person involved has helped a great deal and I really appreciate it.
~Hanae, developer for MapleMe.