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  1. Canned Karma

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    <!--coloro:yellow--><span style="color:yellow"><!--/coloro--> -- Special Stage Development -- [/COLOR]

    This thread is for discussion of the Special Stage, ideas for its appearance, playability, and ways to get it functional only.

    Here's a link to the main color palettes of each stage and their 2 Player versions. Thanks to nineko and Norym

    <!--coloro:yellow--><span style="color:yellow"><!--/coloro-->Art Concepts[/COLOR]
    Synergy | WIP
    Chimpo | WIP
    Hamneggs | WIP
    Compsense | WIP

    <!--coloro:yellow--><span style="color:yellow"><!--/coloro-->Proof of concept - playable builds[/COLOR]
    Synergy | Current Special Stage Build


    <!--coloro:yellow--><span style="color:yellow"><!--/coloro-->PM Canned Karma if you have any questions about this.[/COLOR]
     
  2. nineko

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  3. Varion Icaria

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    Nice start Nineko, Hope to see some good progress with this soon as I am interested to see how it would go.
     
  4. Canned Karma

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    Thanks Nineko, I'll get that added to the OP.
     
  5. Hamneggs

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    I'll fix it.

    Just some opacity changes between the many layers of my project.

    EDIT: Shapes more defined:

    [​IMG]


    And hey, if you really want the constellations, email me an image with those that you want.

    And one more thing...


    MarioCart Transformation 80% complete!
    [​IMG]

    Just resuggesting my questionable ideas for the SS.
     
  6. steveswede

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    This is looking loads better. Is there any chance to add some animation with shooting stars.

    Also. I was just thinking as a concept idea. What if the stars were twisting around in a circle for some trippy flare.

    Will do. I'll get something sorted that will look the best but also show off iconic constellations.
     
  7. Are the tubes going to be in full 3D now instead of a 2D background? I remember one of the mobile versions of Sonic 2 had it in 3D, and Saturn 3D Blast would be a good example to follow.
     
  8. Hamneggs

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    A member by the name of Synergy supposedly has a basic working 3D engine for the SS—the tube and the bomb/ring placeholders can be seen below:

    [​IMG]

    just without the transparency and bloom.
     
  9. Synergy

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    Just throwing this out here: the way I saw it, going off the original background (might want to add this to the first post), is like a very early sunrise: you should be able to see the stars at the top and bottom, where the darker, blue sky is, but you can't see the stars where the "sunlight" is (in the center); thus they'd fade out as you move to the center. Just my opinion though. :)
     
  10. Hamneggs

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    Noted. I'm working on animating it now, so it may be a while before I get to that.
     
  11. Norym

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    There are three more palettes in 2-player mode for a total of ten. I didn't see these referenced anywhere else so I thought I'd post them here.

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  12. I can't be the only one here who never knew that before!?
     
  13. Chimpo

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    I was working on something but it looks like you guys seem to have settled on a background.

    Might as well post it so I don't feel like I wasted my time.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Cerulean Nights

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    Here's just something I threw together for you to guys play around with, just to give you some ideas, since I'm not keen on the idea of just finding a jpeg of stars and throwing it in there.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Canned Karma

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    Keep working on that Chimpo, I like the style you have going on for the diamonds. Can you put up those with a transparency behind them so we can play around with fitting them to additional backgrounds?
     
  16. Seeing the chute with full transparency makes me wonder if we should make it semi-transparent, like colored glass. I think it might look cool. The connecting segments (the yellow parts in the above concept) should still remain opaque.
     
  17. Rika Chou

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    I like the looks of this better than the others, and it's not even complete.

    The colors and style seem to fit more. Really screams "Sonic" to me.
     
  18. Hamneggs

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    One more try.

    Changes:

    Used CN's star rainbow thing (amazing work :thumbsup: ).
    Took the sunrise idea into effect.
    tried some strange outline thing similar to chimpo's.
    Moved location of horizon a few pixels to better align with back diamonds.
    And there is a cloud effect thrown in to get a day/night contrast. I think that's an idea worth running with...
    [​IMG]

    And chimpo, I think we should merge.
     
  19. RedStripedShoes

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    That is gorgeous. But I think the squares are meant to transform from solid squares in the top half to square-shaped holes in the bottom half.

    That's hot.
     
  20. Vincent

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    It's really nice and cartoony looking.
    My only concern is on the rough colour transitions happening there, yet it's surely a promising start.

    [​IMG]
    Except CN's rainbow colours, I think that slapping whatever space.jpg all over makes it look pretty cheap for my tastes! :)
     
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