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Re: New skill icons

Post by Dawn » Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:24 am

I like the new knife and sword! :P
The knife is way better than the one we have now! :)
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Re: New skill icons

Post by Othello » Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:26 pm

Well, I'm still working on them, but this is what I have so far. I don't like the whip yet. And the others can still be improved, but just to give some indication of the progress.
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Re: New skill icons

Post by Len » Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:39 pm

Othello wrote:Well, I'm still working on them, but this is what I have so far. I don't like the whip yet. And the others can still be improved, but just to give some indication of the progress.
The staff is not instantly recognizable in my opinion
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Re: New skill icons

Post by ElvenProgrammer » Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:03 pm

Len wrote:The staff is not instantly recognizable in my opinion
Yeah, make it more staff. I mean, I see no reason to fit the whole weapon in the same size. The new icons loose too much detail when compared with knife and sword.
Probably I'd leave only the top part of staff and pickaxe.
Mace ball should be a bit smaller and handle a bit longer.
Whip could look better when rolled.

Those are only my suggesitons, feel free to discard them.
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Re: New skill icons

Post by Othello » Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:11 am

Yeah, maybe I should look 'outside' the box literally. I've tried to fit every item into a box, without thinking whether or not that is really needed.

Because of that I had to compromise some of the consistency in the style. Thinking about this maybe I should make cut-outs of the pickaxe and staff.

Thanks for the feedback!
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Re: New skill icons

Post by Othello » Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:58 pm

Well, I've taken your comments into account, and modified the icons, here is the progress so far
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Re: New skill icons

Post by ElvenProgrammer » Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:21 am

Definitely better except for the net?? inside the whip.
Also I don't like the cannon ball?? concept. If that's for thrown weapons I'd use a throwing knife, a shuriken, or a dart. Movement lines are fine.
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Re: New skill icons

Post by Othello » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:12 am

Hmm.. the 'net' inside the whip are actually several smaller ropes, unfortunatly its a bit too detailed I guess :).

Yeah, the ball I copied from Crush's icons.. I'll make small darts.
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Re: New skill icons

Post by ElvenProgrammer » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:55 am

Othello wrote:unfortunatly its a bit too detailed I guess :)
Yep, those are just icons after all.

Anyway thanks, you really made me willing to learn inkscape. :D

Oh and probably I forgot to tell those icons are coming out better than expected IMHO. Keep up the good work.
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Re: New skill icons

Post by Othello » Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:55 pm

I completed the new skill icons. Here is the complete set. Feel free to comment on them. When I processed all the comment, I will release the svgs and separate transparent pngs
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Re: New skill icons

Post by Jaxad0127 » Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:31 pm

Othello wrote:I completed the new skill icons. Here is the complete set. Feel free to comment on them. When I processed all the comment, I will release the svgs and separate transparent pngs
Looks good. Maybe some transparency where items go outside of the icons so it looks like more is there, but not shown.
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Re: New skill icons

Post by Othello » Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:02 pm

I'm not entirely sure about the fade-out thing. Its kind of out of style I think. Its clear that when it ends like it does now that the graphic is a cut-out (atleast, I think so). You might consider adding a border, but I'm not sure that would make it prettier.
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Re: New skill icons

Post by Othello » Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:26 pm

Here are the source images for the skill icons. Can be used for new skill icon dialog, or whatever you need them for :D
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Re: New skill icons

Post by Rodge » Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:09 am

woops, sorry for being so late in responding. been really busy with school work.
anyhoo, I do think they look great, I'm trying to get around to adding them to the skill interface, but time is not my friend lately. Only thing I'd have to say is that I'm not crazy about the spikey "BAM!" thingy in the unarmed icon. Its just a personal thing though, i really don't like those :).
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