Sprites are animated pixel art characters who can be used within any of the levels created in SDK Spriter. They can contain 8 frames of animation for each of the 4 compass directions. Each frame is 64 pixels by 64 pixels. Sprites can be exported to Miiverse™ or to the SDK Spriter online gallery. Sprites exported to the online gallery publicly display at 50% resolution, and the original artist can claim the art at its full resolution.



There are a variety of tools available for the creation of sprites:

Please consult the in-game manual for a full list of shortcut keys.


5 color palettes are available for drawing sprites: 2 based on classic video game consoles, 1 based on a classic video game handheld, 1 grayscale one, and the hue one from SDK Paint. These palettes can be swapped at any time. Additionally, use the dropper tools to select previously-used colors from the canvas. This may include colors not on the current palette.