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Re: Wings of Saint Nazaire (Large Images!)

Reply #20 on: May 29, 2013, 12:41:38 am
So here's a small update on the WIP human ship selection screen.

Thoughts?

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Re: Wings of Saint Nazaire (Large Images!)

Reply #21 on: May 29, 2013, 06:39:18 am
Looking gorgeous, but the ship still looks very noisy. It makes the silhouette ambiguous, causing the ship to blend into the background.

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Re: Wings of Saint Nazaire (Large Images!)

Reply #22 on: June 02, 2013, 11:08:51 am
surt: Thanks, man. I've made some changes to help with the readability of the shapes. Hopefully the ship pops more, now!

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Re: Wings of Saint Nazaire (Large Images!)

Reply #23 on: June 07, 2013, 08:02:03 am
Okay, here's an update!

here's what you'll be able to see (this will move around a bit, and parallax)



Here's the whole thing:



And here's an empty bay:



The different ships will swap through as you select them.

Thoughts?

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Re: Wings of Saint Nazaire (Large Images!)

Reply #24 on: June 07, 2013, 08:37:50 am
I'm curious: in the back, where those hallways (?) end in nothingness right now, what will be going on there? Anything interesting?
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Re: Wings of Saint Nazaire (Large Images!)

Reply #25 on: June 07, 2013, 03:48:57 pm
Sublime work overall! Picked up the 90s arcade influences immediately, having played a few of those myself.

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Nice new image as well. Has a bit of an Aliens feel to it (which you mentioned earlier), all the more for nostalgia.

Quick 2 cents: readability/depth edit, if such a rendering is possible and not too intensive, which it shouldn't be (ground spotlights largely aside, those are pretty overblown, and missed the ship legs at right):

Link here

Primarily behind the hull: added a large-scale lighting tweak there which offsets the greebly detail, and keeps the shadowed area behind the ship hull from blending into the BG and, by extension, the shadowed loading arm above it value-wise. Removing some of the hanging cables right about there, or shifting the distant loading arm, could also fix this.

If not, then just parallax does suffice, bit less so but I'm still happy. Very happy! :y:
« Last Edit: June 09, 2013, 05:13:06 pm by pistachio »

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Re: Wings of Saint Nazaire (Large Images!)

Reply #26 on: June 08, 2013, 07:08:53 am
Crow: Those are landing strips - large exterior access ports. In the in-game version, those will be showing exterior space and debris and space dust whizzing by.

Might help get a feel for the scale. you can fly around that carrier in the demo and see it from all angles. :D
pistachio: Thanks! Glad you picked up on it - hopefully we can deliver on that.
I like your idea of the underlighting... but it's something the aliens have a lot of, and I'm trying to separate them thematically with differences in color, shape, and lighting.
Here's what the alien ship selection screen looks like:
http://www.hedfiles.net/WOSN_Alpha/GrottoTest.html

Okay, here's the latest!


I hope its better!
Enjoy!
« Last Edit: June 08, 2013, 08:23:42 am by Howard Day »

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Re: Wings of Saint Nazaire (Large Images!)

Reply #27 on: June 22, 2013, 05:33:45 am
OMG take my money! :y:
You should work at RSI...  :D

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Re: Wings of Saint Nazaire (Large Images!)

Reply #28 on: July 29, 2013, 09:44:34 pm
Decroded: I doubt they'd have me. I don't think my style would fit with the game they're making. :D

So! We added missiles to the game, along with momentum-inheriting explosions, death spirals of out of control fighters, and speed streaks to help indicate player motion! We've also added motion blurred background stars!

http://www.hedfiles.net/deathspin.gif
http://www.hedfiles.net/speedstreaks.gif
http://www.hedfiles.net/missiletest.gif
http://www.hedfiles.net/missileloop.gif
http://www.hedfiles.net/bigkill.gif
http://www.hedfiles.net/alphastrike.gif
http://www.hedfiles.net/streakystarsflashes.gif

Enjoy!

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Re: Wings of Saint Nazaire (Large Images!)

Reply #29 on: August 18, 2013, 08:42:52 am
Working on a new cockpit, for the Cobra...