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updating my old metroids

on: June 25, 2013, 10:40:59 pm


saw the old ones a few days ago and decided they needed an update
this is my progress so far

C+C?

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Re: updating my old metroids

Reply #1 on: June 25, 2013, 11:56:30 pm
well i can't see it in context but from this image i like the stronger contrast in the old ones better.
especially the fully evolved big guy looks great :y:
He could still use some work though, such as experimenting with being mroe selective with your highlights and texturing, and darkening farthest claw-hand to add depth...

one the smaller crustation thingy thats facing forward, the angle of the tusks is off, try foreshortening a bit or animating it to open and close perhaps, as it is they make it look like a warhammer space marine mask.
http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3/image/article/113/1138684/warhammer-40000-space-marine-20101206115624085.jpg

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Re: updating my old metroids

Reply #2 on: June 27, 2013, 04:44:48 pm
while i may go back and edit the old ones at some time, currently im just trying to focus on the newer ones


first version of the alpha is done

messing around with the gamma's shell, lot of surface to work with, lots of experimenting i can do

and an egg, or two
ones got an under coating of slime as well as the stringy bits

i dont like my cocoon though

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Re: updating my old metroids

Reply #3 on: June 28, 2013, 10:29:19 pm
I'm not sure why you are AAing your sprites, on top of that you are aaing them to a background darker then the one they are on! :huh:

You could try to relay on clusters of the same color more then single pixels because they just add noise to your image rather then really helping it.

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Re: updating my old metroids

Reply #4 on: June 29, 2013, 06:20:14 am
well after squinting for a bit i saw what you mean (man i really need new glasses)

thanks for catching that, i'll try to fix it up and see (not that i can right now) how it looks

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Re: updating my old metroids

Reply #5 on: July 14, 2013, 09:50:18 pm

i'll be updating this once i stop being injured, stay tuned

gunna be fixing up the membrane and limbs, and messing with the shell a lot

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Reply #6 on: July 15, 2013, 04:32:19 am
More contrast and less noise IMO.

The colours on the old sprites are great so I don't know why you're straying from those.

I think you could benefit from rendering without texture first.
Then rather than just adding noise, try adding some more subtle variation across the gradient to create some texture, especially around the mid-tone areas.

It doesn't help that your light-source appears to be front-on in some sprites, and from top-left in others.
You can get usually away with flipping sprites and their light-source along with it, or you can shift the global light-source to be more from the top-down.
Either way, flash-photography isn't very attractive looking, nor does it do your forms any favours.

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Re: updating my old metroids

Reply #7 on: July 15, 2013, 02:08:59 pm
Just a relevant tidbit:
If we're talking re-doing Metroid gfx, you gotta see this. Mesmerising PS process speed vid.

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Re: updating my old metroids

Reply #8 on: July 15, 2013, 02:51:07 pm
Just a relevant tidbit:
If we're talking re-doing Metroid gfx, you gotta see this. Mesmerising PS process speed vid.
holy gorgeous, i wanna play that

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Re: updating my old metroids

Reply #9 on: July 15, 2013, 06:29:47 pm
I agree with Decroded that the old's are better than the new's, contrast-wise. You should really try to avoid single pixel, they make everything look fuzzy and noisy.

Here's an edit:


All I did was got rid of single pixels, and cleaned up your existing pixel clusters. At this size, you should suggest details rather than 'dithering them in' so to speak.