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Re: [Finished]explosive thingy [C&C please]

Reply #20 on: November 02, 2006, 08:29:45 pm
yeah 8), thanks that really helped me with the AA, and the dither Helm & Panda



Haha, I did this edit in GraphicsGale free edition(first time using it, was fun using hotkeys :P). When I have the money I am going to purchase Pro Motion for sure!

so what to say, finished?
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Re: [Finished]explosive thingy [C&C please]

Reply #21 on: November 03, 2006, 10:56:09 pm
Like most said, I reduced the colourcount by retouching some colours, first it had 57 colours :o, now it has 42. I don't know if it's still to much, but I tried to recycle as much colours as possible. But I've to say I left the bomb intact as possible whenever I tried to remove near colours, it looks more dithered and rougher. I also tried to recycle the red into the flame like Panda said, but than the muzzle would stand out too much. Thank for the help everyone I really learned from this process, if there are some (small?) things left that aren't correct, please point me to it.

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Re: [Finished?]explosive thingy [C&C please]

Reply #22 on: November 03, 2006, 04:36:41 pm


32 colors
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Re: [Finished?]explosive thingy [C&C please]

Reply #23 on: November 03, 2006, 04:51:50 pm
Reminds me of a zelda creature. I think it looks good except for that 4-5 pixel block of nothing at the top. Theres too much lighting on the side that's facing the viewer, especially if they're on a beach and the sun is setting in the background.
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Re: [Finished?]explosive thingy [C&C please]

Reply #24 on: November 03, 2006, 05:04:16 pm
Reminds me of a zelda creature. I think it looks good except for that 4-5 pixel block of nothing at the top. Theres too much lighting on the side that's facing the viewer, especially if they're on a beach and the sun is setting in the background.

Yeah - remove the top border.  Dogmeat - the lightsource is from the fuse which is about an inch above his head.

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Re: [Finished?]explosive thingy [C&C please]

Reply #25 on: November 03, 2006, 09:51:18 pm
In that case, i think the light from the fuse needs work as well, I thought it was some random light effect in the sky. Regardless of the fuse, I still think the lighting needs an overhaul, but not necessary if you're sick of this piece.
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Re: [Finished?]explosive thingy [C&C please]

Reply #26 on: November 03, 2006, 11:46:45 pm
Am I the only one who thinks the black outlines on the tentacles look out of place? The background had no outlines, and the bomb-head only has dark lines on one side.

(Good job none the less though)  :y:

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Re: [Finished?]explosive thingy [C&C please]

Reply #27 on: November 03, 2006, 11:56:09 pm
@snake: I think that's what's throwing me off as well.
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Re: [Finished?]explosive thingy [C&C please]

Reply #28 on: November 06, 2006, 12:46:15 pm
I removed the top border, got rid of the outline of the tentacles (I always thought that it was the blue what was wrong), I the reduced colours to 34. I think the light looks ok, because it's outside so I guess there's always a key and fill light. Thanks everyone for the usefull help!

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Re: [Finished?]explosive thingy [C&C please]

Reply #29 on: November 10, 2006, 04:18:59 pm
Congrats! You are featured!  !yus!

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