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[WIP] Tiling works in progress

on: May 05, 2013, 04:06:17 pm
Today I started work on a grassy platformer tileset. here it is:


Here is a 'very' quick mock up of what a level would look like with this tileset.



I am new to pixel art so this is probably bad. Any suggestions for anything would really be appreciated.

I  think that it is probably a bit repetetive with the texture and I really don't like the grass, can someone modify it for me.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2013, 07:46:06 pm by Letmethink »
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Re: [WIP] Grass floating island tileset

Reply #1 on: May 06, 2013, 05:45:11 am
Looks like quite a good dirt texture, it's hard to tell if there is a grid at all. However I don't like the triangularness of the shape. Try making textures with more roundness kind of like this:

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Re: [WIP] Grass floating island tileset

Reply #2 on: May 06, 2013, 07:48:12 am
Looks like quite a good dirt texture, it's hard to tell if there is a grid at all. However I don't like the triangularness of the shape. Try making textures with more roundness kind of like this:



Interesting example... that one is obviously made of a tile grid. o.O

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Re: [WIP] Grass floating island tileset

Reply #3 on: May 06, 2013, 08:34:00 am
I tried working on it a bit and got to this tileset, a bit more rounded and a couple more tiles; I added another basic dirt tile.

Here it is:



I added a couple of rounded edges to compare but I still think that the triangular ones are better
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Re: [WIP] Grass floating island tileset

Reply #4 on: May 06, 2013, 01:04:30 pm
Triangular looks way more natural than the way Terraria does it, which is not rounder, it's more jaggy.
You should really increase the contrast though.

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Re: [WIP] Grass floating island tileset

Reply #5 on: May 06, 2013, 03:13:54 pm
...You should really increase the contrast though.

Is this enough:
 
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Re: [WIP] Grass floating island tileset

Reply #6 on: May 06, 2013, 03:16:37 pm
I wouldn't recommend the "terraria" approach either: although the overall shape of the island is interesting, the non-organic squariness of the tileset is too obvious. I'd just say "if your tileset can be used to tile that map, it's not missing any corner tiles".

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You should really increase the contrast though.
Should he ?

I mean, dirt is meant to be a sort of placeholder, with no gameplay potential, right ? It should not distract the player from important things (platforms, ennemies, bonus ...) by being overly contrasted, despite checking a more contrasted version would help us evaluating the quality of the pixel clusters...

Or did you mean "contrast on the green 'grass'" only ?

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Re: [WIP] Grass floating island tileset

Reply #7 on: May 06, 2013, 09:14:14 pm
Yeah sorry, I should have specified that I meant grass vs dirt. Your avatar and terraria are good examples, since the grass stands out clearly.

Try squinting with your eyes to see if it stands out or not.

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Re: [WIP] Grass floating island tileset

Reply #8 on: May 06, 2013, 09:39:59 pm
I figured that by the Terraria he meant the actual shape formation of the island, rather than the specific tiles and graphics:

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Re: [WIP] Grass floating island tileset

Reply #9 on: May 09, 2013, 08:03:14 pm
I have actually decided that I am going to use a larger tileset but something seems wrong with either the colouring or the formation of my main grass tile.

Here is the tile:



Anyone see anything that is drastically wrong?
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