Gems and pearls

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Gems and pearls

Post by fate » 20 Aug 2008, 21:14

Hi,

while I haven't gotten too far yet, here are some possible treasure items:
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Pearl
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emerald-big.png
Emerald (large)
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Any feedback would be appreciated. (The underlying idea for gems would be that they exist in different sizes and both cut and uncut.)

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Re: Gems and pearls

Post by fate » 20 Aug 2008, 21:34

Hi,

Here is a pearl with slightly revised alphaing in the outline:
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And here we have a bigger one:
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Post by Jaxad0127 » 20 Aug 2008, 21:38

I prefer the larger one.

I don't think we should be limiting ourselves to relative sizes for item icons. You mention having different sized gems, but that doesn't mean the smallest needs to fit in a 6 pixel square so it looks smaller. That doesn't leave much room for detail or differentiation. We can indicate size in other ways.
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Post by EJlol » 20 Aug 2008, 22:06

It's way to small, you have a 32x32 space. the size should be at least doubled of the pearl.
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Post by fate » 21 Aug 2008, 05:09

Hi,
EJlol wrote:It's way to small, you have a 32x32 space. the size should be at least doubled of the pearl.
That sounds excessive. Part of what makes pearls recognisable is that they are small (usually). Here is what it would look like:
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On a separate note, here is my first attempt at a raw (uncut) emerald:
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All images except for the initial small pearl put together:
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Re: Gems and pearls

Post by fate » 29 Aug 2008, 14:58

Hi,

I shrank and reduced the outline a little to make the pearl look less fuzzy.
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Any feedback on the pearl and/or the raw emerald would be greatly appreciated! :-)
I expect that I will have to re-do the cut emerald from scratch, though, it doesn't make me happy.

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Post by Jaxad0127 » 29 Aug 2008, 15:07

The pearl is looking better. The raw emerald looks like it's being lit from behind.
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Post by Platyna » 29 Aug 2008, 16:02

The huge perl is nice.

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Post by Crush » 29 Aug 2008, 16:05

The emerald looks somehow... not right. Although I got no idea what exactly is wrong with it. Pixeling translucent gemstones is something I often tried but I never was really successful at it.
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Post by Rotonen » 30 Aug 2008, 17:34

The emerald has too big and sharp contrast differences. It shouldn't go so dark.
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Re: Gems and pearls

Post by Dimond » 10 Sep 2008, 00:35

This is just a suggestion Fate...
But, could you make diamonds too? :o
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Re: Gems and pearls

Post by fate » 13 Sep 2008, 01:06

Hi,

updated raw emerald, with demo picture.
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Less contrast, better transparency (I think). Plus, the edges look a little more sensible now.

Dimond, I would like to draw other gems too-- but I haven't even managed to get one of them right, so this may take a while. ;-)

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Post by Platyna » 13 Sep 2008, 23:24

I liked the first version more - it was exactly how the emerald is supposed to look.
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