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Ring Poll

Discussion in 'Sonic 2 HD (Archive)' started by Vincent, Mar 21, 2009.

Which one do you prefer most?

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  1. Scarred Sun

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    None of the above. Am I the only one who can see that a rendered ring looks really, really dumb next to hand-drawn sprites?

    Make it look DRAWN.
     
  2. Chimpo

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    I like how all the rings clashes so badly with the rest of the art.
     
  3. Wow. I have to admit that I hadn't even really thought about this. The whole time the rings looked a bit out of place and I didn't know why - but I think this is it right here.

    I'm going to vote for 4, mostly because I like the shape. I think it could be a little thinner (width) and a little flatter on the inside of the ring, but I like the shading and think that it's the closest of the bunch. Looking again, if 5 were a bit thinner with 4's shading, I'd love it to pieces. Looking AGAIN I see that 4 just needs to be a touch thinner and that the shape on the inside is fine.

    Ok the more I look at it the more I can't make a decision - 4 is great. I see how you all can say it's different from the original, but I strongly feel it's because the original was so pixelated that you can't possibly match it with quality art. My vote is to find a ring that matches the style of the rest of the art (not the original in Sonic 2) and to go with it.
     
  4. Max Firestorm

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    None of them look close at all =/
     
  5. Hodgy

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    THIS!
     
  6. Elratauru

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    This.

    Im one of the guys that prefer best looking sprites to original sprites... So its #2 for me I think, they don't clash as that much with the rest of the art, they are shiny, they have a nice glow... Its the same type of art that I draw and I like.
     
  7. Black Squirrel

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    I think the thicker rings should be completely out of the question anyway. I've never seen a Sonic game with rings that thick compared to their heights and widths.

    In fact taking a ring from one of the 3D games might not be the worst idea in the world. If they still look similar to the Sonic 2 ones you'll have a better base.


    Out of these options 3's probably your best choice.
     
  8. Conan Kudo

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    It looks like everybody is trying to make it look look "toony" which is fine for most things, but the ring needs to look metallic. You just can't get the right effect when you use the toon shading effect. On top of it, there seems to be too much emphasis on retaining the original ring look. You just can't have it with the rings. I agree with Black Squirrel here except I think that either 1 or 5 would be the best, with leaning towards 5 only because it is more yellow than gold. My personal preference by a small margin would be 1, but it doesn't look right contrasted with the rest of the area.
     
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    After taking a peek at the WIP General Art thread, I'm going to have to say none of them fit especially well, too. I agree with Scarred Sun and Chimpo, they clash too much with the rest of the art and should look more handdrawn to match the rest of the foreground sprites, not rendered. And honestly, if you guys aren't adding any frames to the rest of the sprites, I see no reason to add more frames to the rings. That just makes them look even less fitting. If you're going to add frames, try not to make it look like an obvious "stock" rotating 3D ring.
     
  11. SillyJonna

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    I don't think any of those rings fit the current art style we have going on. Null vote.
     
  12. Retro_Stew

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    I don't understand how people can't see that the 1 is the closest to the original one :

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Chimpo

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    And I don't understand how you're all blind and can't see how badly it clashes with the rest of the artwork in the mock up.
     
  14. Gambit

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    I think it's interesting how many people think the coloring for 5 is better than 2 since they both have the exact same shader on them. Of course, the lighting does hit the thicker ring a bit differently.

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    The other frames in that are far too dark. I myself am partial to 2 and 3 for being the best ones, if anyone wanted to know.

    Also, I really want to see these rings in action with everything in motion.
     
  15. muteKi

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    I didn't realize these were animated PNGs. I was going to vote on 1, but then I saw them moving...
     
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    Wait, so we're being asked for our opinion... except we aren't?

    Null vote. I did exactly as you requested. :3
     
  19. Gambit

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    Uh oh. I wonder how many other people have voted based on just the first frame....
     
  20. Chimpo

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