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Re: Hexquisite Corpse Suggestion Thread

Reply #70 on: November 15, 2009, 08:02:31 pm
Sounds awesome. When do we start?  ;)

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Re: Hexquisite Corpse Suggestion Thread

Reply #71 on: November 24, 2009, 11:11:18 am
What about instead of increasing the colour count of corpses, do something like genetics and take half the colours from one collab and half the colours from another? That way every corpse has 16 colours, so no grittiness?

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Re: Hexquisite Corpse Suggestion Thread

Reply #72 on: February 23, 2010, 03:28:31 am
I don't think there's any realistic way to combine multiple hex corpse collabs so they tile. I just don't think it's feasible.

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Re: Hexquisite Corpse Suggestion Thread

Reply #73 on: April 02, 2010, 07:12:37 pm
Ahhh, this problem is still frustrating. I think it's holding ptoing back from launching another Hex collab. Can we get a concerted effort together and find a solution? Ptoing doesn't need to do all the work, all the time. I'm knee-deep in paint, getting my place (moved) all painted to perfection (I get to post new workstation photos, yay), but I'll think about it some more once I get freed up a little.

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Re: Hexquisite Corpse Suggestion Thread

Reply #74 on: April 02, 2010, 09:44:47 pm
Yes, I would really like to do another. I don't have any solutions, but I really wouldn't mind doing it via some of the previously mentioned methods.

Who cares if the transitions are noticeable? If we use multiple palettes, it seems unavoidable. I for one wouldn't mind seeing the blend of tilesets, and in fact believe it might enhance the look.

I think we're all being a bit nit-picky, let's just get this going.

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Re: Hexquisite Corpse Suggestion Thread

Reply #75 on: April 13, 2010, 07:36:15 pm
Hey Dr. D, whats up. Well, I don't really think we're being nit-picky, we're just trying to make it work, though I guess it is delaying the Hex III from taking off. We've already done two Hex collabs, and they are essentially identical, in format. It's time to take this whole hex collab idea to the next level. It's worth the wait, and worth the effort.

This post doesn't cover how to make the end-result tile with itself for the infinitely tiling masterpiece that we all want to make work. That comes next, if these "hex blocks" are approved.



I'm still not satisfied with our research, at all. I just moved and have got my office back in decently working order, so I sat down to think about it a little. My contribution today isn't stellar, it just kinda states the obvious - using chunks of hex tiles to create, not an overall hexagonal shape, but rather more of a block that will very easily tile with itself. The overall hexagon shape of the Hex Collabs I & II don't play nice when you try to tile them, though it's still possible if you just do it manually.


The below image, using ptoing's miniaturized hex-grid posted above me, shows you the shape of each individual Hex Collab, then in color how they fit together, demonstrating easy tiling. Top right is just for reference - the real hex tile's size. At the very bottom are two more options for non-hexagonal tiling hex-tile comprised blocks.





Yes, with this idea, we sacrifice the wonderful design factor of the overall Hex Collabs all being hexagonal themselves  -BUT-  when they're put together into the final endlessly tiling image they're destined for, you can't see the shape of each Hex Collab anyway - the edges get lost, they're all put together, so it does not matter what shape they are unless you plan to break them all out and display them separately, which may be the case a few times, but the real priority is making them work with eachother; seamlessly tile.
Therefore this funky lookin' "hex blocks" idea isn't that bad, it's just not as cool as having each individual Hex Collab, used to create the seamlessly-tiling image, be a hexagon itself.


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Re: Hexquisite Corpse Suggestion Thread

Reply #76 on: April 14, 2010, 12:43:35 pm
Good food for thought Mathias :) I will be on holiday for the time of May but after that I really wanna try to get a new Hexcollab going. Keep up the good work of coming up with possible solutions, I really appreciate it :)

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Re: Hexquisite Corpse Suggestion Thread

Reply #77 on: April 14, 2010, 06:36:35 pm
I suggest doing something as simple as making the 'hexquisite corpse colabs' thematic. Simply define the theme as something like "love" or "steel"... or something that corresponds with a holiday or upcoming season.

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Re: Hexquisite Corpse Suggestion Thread

Reply #78 on: April 19, 2010, 02:36:46 am
I'll keep at it. K, late May, early June, perhaps we can get another one goin'.

@ Sashimi - Though picking a theme might make sense, I have to vote no on it. It's the crazy juxtaposition of random elements that makes the these hex collabs what they are; complete freedom. Providing too much "direction" to artists starts to take away from that. Plus, establishing guidelines like a theme seems contrary to the spirit of exquisite corpse projects. Unless very ambiguous and open-ended, I would even be less attracted to participate, not that anybody in particular cares - but just my thoughts, FYI. The palette does well to unify everything without a theme.