AuthorTopic: Help with Tileset / Scenery [C+C]  (Read 15767 times)

Offline SimTheDog

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Re: Tileset House & Thatch roof[C+C]

Reply #10 on: March 18, 2011, 10:43:32 am
I don't like the existance of black outlines in your picture. I think that it would look better if you either thickened the black outlines or removed them altogether.

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Re: Tileset House & Thatch roof[C+C]

Reply #11 on: March 19, 2011, 07:29:37 am
It does look nice indeed :) But first I prefer to fix the roof a bit ^^

EDIT:
Thought I'd give you an idea of stuff to design with the tileset :)


(don't pay attention to the ""glass"", it sucks.
« Last Edit: March 19, 2011, 01:49:35 pm by TheShard1994 »

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Re: Tileset House & Thatch roof[C+C]

Reply #12 on: March 20, 2011, 03:25:25 pm
another mock-up, please help me out with the roof, I want to continue working on my game XD


Background(the sky) is temporary, as is the water, as are the foreground tiles (the ones that are waaaaay too bright)

EDIT: And some of the tiles lost some color values >.< In-game it's no problem
« Last Edit: March 20, 2011, 03:35:49 pm by TheShard1994 »

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Re: Tileset House & Thatch roof[C+C]

Reply #13 on: March 20, 2011, 04:48:54 pm
Click on the image if you're having a hard time reading it. I'm a freak for the 04b3 font. :lol:

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Re: Tileset House & Thatch roof[C+C]

Reply #14 on: March 20, 2011, 05:39:29 pm
Awesome ^^

-I'll check Secret of Mana ;)
-Is the lighter brown a big problem? I did this with everything in the game: the right side always has a one-line highlight, looked like a cool style :)
-The curtains do suck indeed :/
-I'll try to redo the lamps
-The background is just a picture from internet, and since I saved the final mock-up as .gif, it messed up XD
-The thinner streams ARE resized XD Were just to try it out. The broadest stream to the left also sucks, looks too blocky.
-The plants, would they need to be a bit/way darker?
-The dithering on the face was because the character never shows his eyes. NEVER. I used a black shading there, and tried to make it a bit smoother with dithering.
-I'll also recolor the darker/lighter tilelayers. I just poorly shifted their hues :/ Lazy ^^


Also: I love that font too ^^

EDIT: How could I fit blue/purple in the roof ? :/ I tried it, it just messes up
« Last Edit: March 20, 2011, 08:30:52 pm by TheShard1994 »

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Re: Tileset House & Thatch roof[C+C]

Reply #15 on: March 21, 2011, 10:13:38 pm
- The light brown line gives everything a subtle embossed look. This is because there's also a black outline. If it was just the light brown line it would be somewhat similar to sel-out (scroll down till you find the section).
- The plants don't need to be darker, check this out,

If you notice the plants, they're thicker and instead of using blacks they simply have darker greens in the shadowy areas. Plants usually are small in pixel art, and putting a black outline around them would make them stand out (and they're already a little bit dark.) So using dark/desaturated greens will allow you to give the plants volume and form without having to use black pixels. Visually your eye will combine them.
- Dithering is fine, you just need to use dithering elsewhere instead of just one place.
- Zoom in on the same trees in that image to get an idea of what I mean about using purple (or blue.) Actually, you might be better off using a very dark saturated brown or maroon (similar to how the grass is done.)

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Re: Tileset House & Thatch roof[C+C]

Reply #16 on: March 22, 2011, 08:09:38 am
I think that'd only work if I used a blackish color to make the transition to the other color :/

Ya, don't even know WHY I thought giving the tiny flowers black pixels was a good idea XD

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Re: Tileset House & Thatch roof[C+C]

Reply #17 on: March 22, 2011, 06:57:11 pm
Removing the darkest shade seemed to do pretty well:

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Re: Tileset House & Thatch roof[C+C]

Reply #18 on: March 24, 2011, 03:19:43 pm
New foreground


Also, gave the roof a more wavey bottom.


Did not change the black pixels on the small flowers yet

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Re: Tileset House & Thatch roof[C+C]

Reply #19 on: March 24, 2011, 03:26:57 pm
Where is your light source,  The roof shadow shows a light is from directly above while the mushroom and character show a light directly in front of them