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Offline zephiel87

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Re: Hixel it!

Reply #50 on: May 28, 2008, 10:55:06 pm
The pixels themselves aren't exactly hexagons, but they tessellate more like hexagons, which I think would ensure the result looks less like rotated pixel art.

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Re: Hixel it!

Reply #51 on: June 14, 2008, 11:05:44 am
Ah zephiel87 you got there before me. I'd been trying out different hexagonally-tessellating patterns such as these tiny 'T' shapes:


(terrible art I know, it was just an experiment)

But your blob pattern works much nicer. I guess the pixels have to be roughly square or round for them to be useful.

Based on this, you could reduce the size of your blobs even more and get the same pattern:



I think having the hixels touching diagonally and vertically works better than diagonally and horizontally (like ptoing's original pattern), if only because it makes isometric stuff much easier. I'll have to try doing some iso work on this 2x2 hixel grid...

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Re: Hixel it!

Reply #52 on: July 18, 2008, 02:44:24 pm
 :) ;D :) ;D :) ;D :) ;D

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Re: Hixel it!

Reply #53 on: August 02, 2008, 10:30:36 am
isnt this all the same as pixelling something regular and turning it 45 degrees?

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Re: Hixel it!

Reply #54 on: August 02, 2008, 02:51:52 pm
I think it's more like tilting your head 45 degrees and then pixelling something (except of course without the backache). This is a cool idea, just that the execution (setting up the hixel grid, painting on it) is pretty difficult. I kind of want a program that does it.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2008, 03:02:03 pm by tocky »

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Re: Hixel it!

Reply #55 on: September 29, 2008, 03:31:39 pm


Wanted to do a background for this eventually, smooth out the animation with more frames, and add some more elements to it to adapt into an avatar, but spent long enough on it as is  :-X

Found this hixel idea very intriguing so had to try it out!
Thanks Mush, adcrusher524, Ego, and iLKke!

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Re: Hixel it!

Reply #56 on: November 18, 2008, 04:13:13 am

The idea is to use "hexagonal pixels"

hexagons have 6 sides this only has four dont you mean diamonds so the name should be dixel it

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Re: Hixel it!

Reply #57 on: November 18, 2008, 08:22:29 am


This is implied.

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Re: Hixel it!

Reply #58 on: November 18, 2008, 09:28:27 am
Nicely done, Helm. Even with redundant aa  ;D

Also technically a hixel has 12 sides, but let's not get into that :P

There are no ugly colours, only ugly combinations of colours.