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Discussion in 'Sonic 2 HD (Archive)' started by Vincent, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. Mastered Realm

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    Vince, that commercial does not follow any artist style (I was wrong before =P), I'm convinced that it may be all "guessed" =P so, we had better not use it as a reference xD
     
  2. Vincent

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    That's the only S2 "Official HD Ring Artwork" in my knowledge, and it clearly states there was no intention to make them non-cylindrical in the first place. ^^
     
  3. Finally got my camera managed, rings are 64x64px now. (Since switching to orthographic view [no perspective], I forgot to account for that with the camera zoom.)

    Two more revisions:
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I personally prefer the former, although the latter has the original sprite-sheet lighting.
     
  4. Canned Karma

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    He said that was due to the ring reflection back on itself, but I agree -- it's really distracting overall.

    Gambit's shape with TyrantWave's lighting and shading would basically nail it for me looking at them out of context. Having them in EHZ screenshots is still going to be the best comparative measure I believe.
     
  5. And now modifying the thickness of the rings: (So they're not doughnuts =P)
    Half-width:
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    3/4-width:
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    The 3/4 one seems to be the most correct one I've done I reckon.
     
  6. Gambit

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    Removed the ring's reflection and that's about it for this one.

    New
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Old
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    I kinda liked the reflection, but it looks good either way. All I had to do was tell the ring not to be visible in reflections and bada bing.
     
  7. nineko

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    TyrantWave's ¾ version looks good for real. For what it's worth, it gets my vote.
     
  8. Gambit

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    This is kinda off topic, but I was looking around the archive, and I noticed that the emeralds said complete. I have always loved those things because they're pretty and they let you do fun stuff. However, the image in there is not very pretty. I mean, it works, but I think it could be better.

    Original
    [​IMG]

    Archived Version
    [​IMG]

    Mine
    [​IMG]

    The edges on mine are a bit rough, but that's easy to fix. Anyways, what do you guys think?
     
  9. Blanche Hodapp

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  11. Canned Karma

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    As you noted Gambit, those were marked as complete. While you're welcome to create versions for yourself, we're not looking for improvements on that piece anymore. I have to agree with what the others have said; your version is looking extremely rough, and the texture work on them leaves a lot to be desired.
     
  12. Vincent

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    @ Tyr: [​IMG]

    This one's really good.


    @ Gambit: [​IMG]

    It has improved alot, now.
    To improve it further, you could tone down the lighting (especially the white spread areas) which is actually too strong.


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    If you guys don't want to wait for me to do a mockup version, do add your PNG into this Mockup to test how it's getting with clashing issues:
     
  13. I don't know quite how to make an APNG or GIF using an already existing APNG/GIF, so I had to make mine layer by layer (Else I would have added Gambit's as well).

    APNG:
    This is a link, as it's a bandwidth killer else:
    Linky

    GIF:
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Vincent

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    Loving it.
     
  15. test-object

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    By Torm, no! This is terrible! I... I had no idea Member
    Can you make it more fluid? When it's in frontal view, it holds still for a split second.

    EDIT: Holy fuck is Tails small compared to that spring!!
     
  16. Redo

    The delay is exactly 60ms between every frame - if it looks like it's freezing slightly, it's because the animation is looping back to the first frame (Which with a large PNG like this can have lag).
     
  17. Blanche Hodapp

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    Applied an Unsharp-Mask to each frame of the animation (This is just a gif atm).
    It looks a bit more cartoon like, however the effect may be too strong...
     
  19. McGuirk

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    Making a Full-Sized Egg Carrier in Minecraft.