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Re: WayForward Contest #3: Background artist (tiling)

Reply #10 on: March 02, 2006, 05:10:07 am
just wondering if you'd like to reconsider the tile count limit
[edit]see my first post[/edit]
Ive already made about half the image and its 53 tiles (not counting the obviously unfinished tiles).. when you said 40 tiles, and theres 150 tiles in the screen overall i thought it sounded a bit low, especially for such a warped perspective and a street with so many different details..

i could lower my tile count and mirror a lot of tiles but it wouldnt look much like the photo :-\
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Re: WayForward Contest #3: Background artist (tiling)

Reply #11 on: March 02, 2006, 05:44:57 am
40 is kind of intentionally low to really showcase the ingenuity of the artist. Remember, you don't need to keep the same perspective as the photo. In fact it would probably be easier (and less tile-intensive) to do it like the Double Dragon reference, with the street going left/right on the screen instead of back and buildings facing the viewer. But again, all this is up to the individual artist.

"when you said 40 tiles, and theres 150 tiles in the screen overall i thought it sounded a bit low, especially for such a warped perspective and a street with so many different details."

I definitely don't expect people to cram in everything that's in the photo. Just pick some key details, predominant color themes, etc. There's meant to be a lot of choice on this one.

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Re: WayForward Contest #3: Background artist (tiling)

Reply #12 on: March 02, 2006, 06:10:56 am
ok, are we allowed to have tiles that have transparency? so when i place a tile over a series of different tiles it doesnt count as a new one each time?
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Re: WayForward Contest #3: Background artist (tiling)

Reply #13 on: March 02, 2006, 06:20:56 am
No transparency on this one.

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Re: WayForward Contest #3: Background artist (tiling)

Reply #14 on: March 02, 2006, 06:40:59 am
still not finished
[edit]see my first post[/edit]
37 tiles... not looking as bad as I was expecting
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Re: WayForward Contest #3: Background artist (tiling)

Reply #15 on: March 02, 2006, 07:10:46 am
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Re: WayForward Contest #3: Background artist (tiling)

Reply #16 on: March 02, 2006, 07:36:41 am
finished I believe
[edit]see my first post[/edit]
40 tiles exactly.. I might come back to this every few days to touch it up.. but Im quite happy with it at the moment
and the progress animation
[edit]see my first post[/edit]
I like making these things now :p

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edit-
do you need a version with all the tiles seperated?
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Re: WayForward Contest #3: Background artist (tiling)

Reply #17 on: March 02, 2006, 09:02:20 am
Wow, nice entry .TakaM, very quick progression too. The only critique I have would be the colors being a bit too saturated. The buildings in the back stand out more than the two buildings in the front. I think that doesn't make too much sense, because the player would want to go there (or will -think- he can). So you might want to change that!
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Re: WayForward Contest #3: Background artist (tiling)

Reply #18 on: March 02, 2006, 09:14:56 am
thanks, it wasnt really that quick a progression as I was at home all day today with nothing to do :P
thanks for the critique, when i update it I'll change a few things round ;)
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Re: WayForward Contest #3: Background artist (tiling)

Reply #19 on: March 02, 2006, 10:05:05 am
"do you need a version with all the tiles seperated?"

Wouldn't hurt, but I won't require it. I have a program I can pull them into that will count tiles for final judging.

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