[WIP] yeti drops

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Re: [WIP] yeti drops

Post by Crush » 07 Sep 2010, 13:24

Leela wrote:as enchilado wished - dark, noticable outlines and better contrast
well i think the contrast really goes fine but i personally don't like the dark outlines (it is only one pixel but anyway)
The problem is that the outline is in a hard pixel-art look while the texture has a blurry style. Also outlines should not be pure black. It's usually best to select a very dark tone of the main color as an outline color. There is also a pixel art technique called "selective outlining" you should google.
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Re: [WIP] yeti drops

Post by Leela » 08 Sep 2010, 08:17

thanks Crush, that helped a lot :) There is a great tutorial
http://pixel-zone.rpgdx.net/shtml/tut-selout.shtml

ok now my try with (in my opinion) much better shading and selective outlining
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Re: [WIP] yeti drops

Post by enchilado » 08 Sep 2010, 08:39

Looking much better, but the gap between the two knobby bits looks odd. On the left bone it's too dark and on the right it's too light.
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Re: [WIP] yeti drops

Post by Leela » 08 Sep 2010, 08:45

now first try for the yeti tear
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Re: [WIP] yeti drops

Post by Crush » 08 Sep 2010, 11:32

Leela wrote:Image
Great, you finally got a hang for the pixel art style.
Leela wrote:Image
This looks more like a rough crystal than a liquid tear. Here is a reference (I wouldn't add the additional highlight in the lower right, though):
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Re: [WIP] yeti drops

Post by Leela » 09 Sep 2010, 08:50

if i make it with clearer edges it could be a frozen tear. makes more sense anyway as it is going to be dropped in the snow area... what do you think?
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Re: [WIP] yeti drops

Post by Leela » 10 Sep 2010, 08:11

ok tried to get the shading smoother
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Re: [WIP] yeti drops

Post by ChefChelios » 10 Sep 2010, 11:20

...a normal and a frozen tear...
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Re: [WIP] yeti drops

Post by Leela » 10 Sep 2010, 12:10

chef: i like your tears a lot! Very nice :)
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Re: [WIP] yeti drops

Post by Crush » 10 Sep 2010, 12:13

I think it would be a good idea to make them recolorable so that the same graphic can be reused for other liquids.
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Re: [WIP] yeti drops

Post by Leela » 10 Sep 2010, 13:31

with a filter you can make any color from whatever color it comes. or what did you mean? grey shading?
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Re: [WIP] yeti drops

Post by Crush » 10 Sep 2010, 13:59

The Mana Client can recolor graphics at runtime. We are using this for the differently colored shirts and robes, for example. This reduces the number of files to maintain.

The system is fully described on the wiki:
http://wiki.themanaworld.org/index.php/Image_dyeing

The easy way to make a graphic recolorable is to select the parts you want to be recolored (in this case this would be everything) and run it through a convert-to-greyscale filter. For optimum results you should then adjust the levels of the grey area so that the darkest color is RGB 127, 127, 127 and the brightest color RGB 255, 255, 255. That way you can very simply define the darkest and the brightest color of the color ramp in items.xml.
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Re: [WIP] yeti drops

Post by Wombat » 10 Sep 2010, 14:49

I prefer Chef's frozen tear. Continue to improve it and it will be accepted.

Baseballboy's yeti claw should be lightly shaded or yellow to match the yeti.

Leela's animal bones need a little more work. Good improvement. Poison ivy's suggestions are useful for how to improve them.
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Re: [WIP] yeti drops

Post by ChefChelios » 11 Sep 2010, 10:50

the frozen tear is looking good at my "fake inventar" :lol:
i used the KPaint greyscale filter for the liquid... thats maybe not the best way but i am a beginner.. :oops:
i try to work more with gimp next time... but first i have to read some Howto´s :wink:
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Re: [WIP] yeti drops

Post by baseballboy » 11 Sep 2010, 22:27

Wow, awesome sword!
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