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[C+C]trying some things

on: June 05, 2011, 03:13:42 am
im messed around with some things that im not entirely comfortable with doing because of how little practice i've had doing them!

dithering and shading metal
i used WAAAAAAY too many colors for the metal... but yeah OTHER then that...



also i think the outline on the dithered ball is junk
« Last Edit: June 06, 2011, 07:24:42 pm by Candy Man Criminal »

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Re: trying some things

Reply #1 on: June 05, 2011, 04:18:56 am
I dont know what the metal thing is supposed to be but try removing all the outlines from inside the object. Black outlines in every detail looks wrong while also greatly limiting what u can do with the precious pixels.

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Re: trying some things

Reply #2 on: June 05, 2011, 04:32:08 am
Sloppy edit:

I'm not sure what that object is, but my suggestion is you make it POP. You can really make it look like its made out of metal by giving it strong contrast. When you're rendering this, think HARD, STRONG, not soft, weak.

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Re: trying some things

Reply #3 on: June 05, 2011, 04:46:15 am
its the upper leg piece of a remake of Mother Brain from Super Metroid that i've been working on
tho i havent been able to finish because of the issue with metal
i've been trying to keep it similar is color to what i have, but get it actually metal-looking

not going so well lol

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Re: trying some things

Reply #4 on: June 05, 2011, 06:23:41 am
Why hallo thar, CMC.

I don't know if the main part of the metal is supposed to be flat, but there's almost no dark shades anywhere except the outline, just straight midtones. Plus, you're right about having too many colors. Especially on that one circle on the right of it, it looks like a straight gradient.

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Re: trying some things

Reply #5 on: June 05, 2011, 06:00:26 pm
hey phlakes

yeah, metal isnt quite my strongest area


keep the C+C flowing and i'll try to get an edit up soon



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Re: trying some things

Reply #6 on: June 05, 2011, 11:38:53 pm
hey cmc, what are you doing here? has mp2d finally died?

also: your dark colours aren't dark enough, give your work more depth.
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Re: trying some things

Reply #7 on: June 05, 2011, 11:42:39 pm
hey! whats up?
MP2D is still alive, tho no work is getting done
imma try to get a sprite list and get AotM back up tho

and thanks, i'll keep messing with the colors


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« Last Edit: June 07, 2011, 12:48:46 am by Candy Man Criminal »