In layman's terms, a MUGEN commission is "when you pay a mugen creator to make mugen stuff for you".
They are common place within the art industry ie traditional painting/sculpting circles, video game industry and online digital art forums.
Examples can be found on most major art and graphics websites such as artstation.com and deviantart.com
Clients often pay a sprite artist or character creator to create very specific characters that do not exist in mugen or have no existing 2d sprite resources.
- A client may have seen a particular piece of work, an existing mugen creation or a commercial game, and would like something similar replicated.
- A client may lack technical knowledge/skills/software/time to create something and wants to pay someone else to complete the task.
- A client may just want some cool ass personalized Futuristic flashy looking Mugen goodness that nobody else has.
Before considering a commission, You should
- Have a clear understanding of the MUGEN Engine, its capabilities, software/hardware requirements.
- Have a basic understanding of the Mugen.cfg file, Mugen video settings, resolution and the mugen Localcoord parameter.
- Have an above basic/intermediate understanding of how to use mugen, add characters, stages, and screenpacks.
- Have a basic understanding of your personal computer hardware specifications - e.g your CPU, Graphics card, System RAM, OS version.
- Be certain that the creation you require does not already exist, or a suitable equivalent alternative open source creation is not already available
- Be certain the person/s you are commissioning have the proven skill set/tools required to complete the task
Always familiarize yourself with the mugen community and be aware of what content is available to download before considering a commission.
The Mugen community is constantly sharing free Mugen content, information, tips, tricks, guides and tutorials in abundance.
You do not need to pay for a commission to enjoy mugen - there are many existing creations that may already satisfy your needs.
Always consider the possibility that you are paying someone else to do something you could do yourself with the necessary skills & tools.