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Offline FreudianSlap

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[WIP][C+C] Rock Floor

on: November 16, 2011, 02:14:00 am
Hi everyone,

I've been pixeling this floor tile for a platformer that I'm working on with a friend.



Which I re-purposed out of this concept that I made earlier. (we've change the color scheme of the cave since I made the concept, also the hallway is my friends handy work)

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd409/freudianSLAP/UndergroundConcept.png

Now I like the general feel of big clean ambiguous forms that the rocks in the concept have. However, when I try to shade the rocks in the tile it completely loses that quality.
I've tried about 4 different variations of shading and color but in the end came back to what you see here in the floor tile.

I would really appreciate if someone could point me in the right direction with making theform of these rocks more obvious. With out making a bunch of pixel noise the way I have with my attempts  :huh:
General C+C on the tile is also welcome.

Oh almost forgot, my original inspiration for the concept piece was this concept image from Cave Story 3D
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd409/freudianSLAP/First_Caves--article_image.jpg
« Last Edit: November 16, 2011, 02:16:35 am by FreudianSlap »

Offline HughSpectrum

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Re: [WIP][C+C] Rock Floor

Reply #1 on: November 16, 2011, 08:44:58 am
Hard to figure out where to go wit this.  It already looks like rock, and has a sort of style that is hard to touch without messing it up.

It does have issues with the top edge and possibly perspective.  It doesn't look like a rock you could feasably walk on.  You'd need to imply that there's flat stable ground you can rock up top the rocks (and would also help with the desired shape).

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Re: [WIP][C+C] Rock Floor

Reply #2 on: November 16, 2011, 09:18:03 am
tips:
-add some smaller rocks in the ground
-add another color with a different hue (rocks are colorful) Example
-add details on the rocks, like little scratches and stains etc. (reference previous example)
Bear with my poor english, I'm italian!

Offline Wes

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Re: [WIP][C+C] Rock Floor

Reply #3 on: November 16, 2011, 08:36:26 pm
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It does have issues with the top edge and possibly perspective.  It doesn't look like a rock you could feasably walk on.  You'd need to imply that there's flat stable ground you can rock up top the rocks (and would also help with the desired shape).

i thought the same thing as this, man.

my question is: how big will the character sprites be? walking on these will be really awkward. i would suggest bringing them in tighter or adding smaller rocks between them to create something a little more walkable.

these rocks look like a great starting place, but they don't really create a floor on their own.

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Re: [WIP][C+C] Rock Floor

Reply #4 on: November 16, 2011, 09:35:44 pm
Thanks for the input everyone!

Alright, I will make it more walkable looking. I'll try my hand at shading them again as well.

how big will the character sprites be?

Characters will be around 80 pixels tall.


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Re: [WIP][C+C] Rock Floor

Reply #5 on: November 17, 2011, 12:41:45 am
Here's my edit, I got kind of lazy towards the right of the tile.



Though I really like the bottom of the second from the right rock. The form really came out well there. The rest looks kind of...random.