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Re: Previews from the impatient

Postby SciGuy303 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:35 pm

I recently picked up weapon spriting, so thought I'd show some of my work with you:
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This was my first attempt at spriting, so feedback is appreciated. P.S this was not spliced, I just made it by scratch.
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Re: Previews from the impatient

Postby Chrono Vortex » Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:13 pm

I really need to finish this, but I'm way to lazy. Here's the progress I've made on the Ion Cannon in my attempt to delay the inevitable.

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I'm just realizing how much of a nightmare the shading is going to be. I need some feedback on the solar panels and the radar disk thingy though, I'm really bad with perspectives.

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Better, but the glows around the 1x2 pixel bits are still barely visible.

SciGuy303 wrote:Image

One again it looks really good, but the glowing effects could be improved.
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Re: Previews from the impatient

Postby WhiteWeasel » Sat Sep 12, 2015 12:12 am

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Re: Previews from the impatient

Postby WhiteWeasel » Sat Sep 12, 2015 12:17 am

SciGuy303 wrote:I recently picked up weapon spriting, so thought I'd show some of my work with you:
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This was my first attempt at spriting, so feedback is appreciated. P.S this was not spliced, I just made it by scratch.

I really like the shape of that weapon. What program did you make it in? That white background won't do if you plan to animate it.

Chrono Vortex wrote:Better, but the glows around the 1x2 pixel bits are still barely visible.


I see, all the lights on a beam should emit a glow effect, I'll fix that. Here you go:
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Re: Previews from the impatient

Postby SciGuy303 » Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:37 am

WhiteWeasel wrote:
SciGuy303 wrote:I recently picked up weapon spriting, so thought I'd show some of my work with you:
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This was my first attempt at spriting, so feedback is appreciated. P.S this was not spliced, I just made it by scratch.

I really like the shape of that weapon. What program did you make it in? That white background won't do if you plan to animate it.

I made it in GIMP. Also I know about the white background and I'll fix that soon.
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Re: Previews from the impatient

Postby Chrono Vortex » Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:56 pm

I've got all the primary bits for the Ion Cannon pretty much finished.

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Now I just have to throw on some more detail, do some shading and add shadows. Easier said than done...
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Re: Previews from the impatient

Postby WhiteWeasel » Sun Sep 13, 2015 3:36 am

Ok guys, here's my first take on missile weapons. Though to be honest, I stole the "lip" on the end of the missile tubes from captains edition.
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Chrono Vortex wrote:I've got all the primary bits for the Ion Cannon pretty much finished.
Now I just have to throw on some more detail, do some shading and add shadows. Easier said than done...


Awesome satellite, as for shading, have you picked a direction for your imaginary light source to be yet?
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Re: Previews from the impatient

Postby stylesrj » Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:56 am

That ion cannon is coming along nicely.
I recommend you look at A Strange New Galaxy though. There's a Space Station/Satellite ship with no weapons you can draw inspiration from (Or ask Metzelmax if you can outright copy it and modify it :D)
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Re: Previews from the impatient

Postby R4V3-0N » Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:31 pm

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Stations and solar panels were meant to be in the vanilla game at one point.
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Re: Previews from the impatient

Postby Chrono Vortex » Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:35 pm

WhiteWeasel wrote:Have you picked a direction for your imaginary light source to be yet?

Naturally it'll be in the top left corner as it is for everything which appears in the target box.

stylesrj wrote:I recommend you look at A Strange New Galaxy though.

I appreciate the suggestion, but I already have a pretty good idea of what I want.

I did mention the the Ion Cannon is going to be like a mini boss and not a player ship, right? I'm also thinking of making an entire C&C (probably primarily Tiberian Sun) themed sector to put it in eventually, but first I have to make space Orcas and Nod stealth ships and all that good stuff.
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