Chef npc!

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Chef npc!

Post by andyms » Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:32 am

Hi everybody!
I'm developing a new npc.
It's a chef.
I'm just starting, this is my first work in pixel art and it isn't finished.
I accept suggestions :D
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What do you think?

This is the final work:
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Suggestion please!
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Re: Chef npc!

Post by Modanung » Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:57 pm

Try to avoid pillow shading

Have a look at this: http://www.natomic.com/hosted/marks/mpat/shading.html
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Re: Chef npc!

Post by andyms » Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:43 pm

I have removed the pillow shading and i made some changes. :D

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Added a spoon lol

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Re: Chef npc!

Post by EJlol » Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:52 pm

Save it as png. This makes sure you dont lose quality. And never use pure black (RGB: 0,0,0). Its a good start though.
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Re: Chef npc!

Post by andyms » Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:20 pm

Thanx
I saved it as png and changed the black.

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EJlol wrote:Save it as png. This makes sure you dont lose quality. And never use pure black (RGB: 0,0,0). Its a good start though.
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Re: Chef npc!

Post by leeor_net » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:07 pm

Now I know I posted this before, but it isn't showing up...

Looks good but there are a few things that need to be changed:

1) That hat is wrong. You can use either a French Chef's Hat (http://images.jupiterimages.com/common/ ... 047247.jpg) or the more common Chef's Toque (http://www.clydehygienecompany.co.uk/ac ... Ppctoq.jpg). I personally would recommend the Toque. A more fancy version of the French Hat - http://www.affordablehousinginstitute.o ... _small.jpg.

2) The coat should have buttons along either side of the breast (http://www.coolaprons.com/bigcoat.jpg). The buttons should either be white or black. If you use black buttons, the coat will need black trimming (http://textileinnovations.com/images/Ch ... 20trim.jpg).

3) The pants should either be a houndstooth pattern (checkered in this case due to resolution issues) or black with white stripes (http://www.widerview.com/gg6823.jpg). Solid colors are not common for chef's and is usually reserved for the wait staff.

4) The hair should be completely tucked under the hat. However, this could be overlooked by saying that TMW has different health code requirements... :)

I'm a professional chef so I thought I'd chip in a bit and help you to come up with an authentic look. :)

Again, nice work so far!
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Re: Chef npc!

Post by 5t3v3 » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:59 pm

I like the idea of NPC have the same basic body as players, and only distinguishable by clothing and name. Makes it more realistic.
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Re: Chef npc!

Post by zick » Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:58 pm

I support st3v3 on this ... especially now that we're getting animated npc's
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Re: Chef npc!

Post by Crush » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:02 am

[OT] I wish we would get animated NPCs but so far I haven't seen anyone actually doing any pixel work in that direction.
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Re: Chef npc!

Post by Len » Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:19 am

Crush wrote:[OT] I wish we would get animated NPCs but so far I haven't seen anyone actually doing any pixel work in that direction.
I would try, but I have enough on my plate as it is and I have no experience in animation
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Re: Chef npc!

Post by Black Don » Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:40 pm

Crush wrote:[OT] I wish we would get animated NPCs but so far I haven't seen anyone actually doing any pixel work in that direction.
Crush I will stamp out a few with gray scaled hair and clothes based on the player standing and walking sprites. I just have to finish what I'm currently working on but will be the next thing I do. :)
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Re: Chef npc!

Post by leeor_net » Sun May 25, 2008 7:54 am

Has anything else been done with this? I was really looking forward to seeing our resident Corporate Chef...

Well, if our original author doesn't want to finish it I will. I can even give him a Commis side kick... :)
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Re: Chef npc!

Post by EJlol » Mon May 26, 2008 8:13 am

Finished my chef, feel free to comment (and/or edit it):
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Edit:
I forgot the shoes:
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Re: Chef npc!

Post by Crush » Mon May 26, 2008 9:45 am

The hat looks strange. I would prefer a hat in the style of the first concept with better shading.
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Re: Chef npc!

Post by EJlol » Mon May 26, 2008 10:00 am

I came to the conclusion that the perspective was off, I tried to fix that:
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Also I (tried to) follow(ed) Crush suggestion:
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I personally like the Toque btw.
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