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Re: HD Index Painting in Photoshop

Reply #30 on: August 23, 2014, 03:30:10 pm
Dan, is that 100% photoshop or some 3D particle rendering used as the base?
If using a 3D base, would you mind posting it?

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Re: HD Index Painting in Photoshop

Reply #31 on: August 23, 2014, 03:31:31 pm
100% photoshop.  The texture actually comes from photoshops default "bubbles" pattern ;)

Now with 100% more wavey

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Re: HD Index Painting in Photoshop

Reply #32 on: August 23, 2014, 08:16:59 pm
You are doing something with scrolling layers, right? Looks like it anyway.
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Re: HD Index Painting in Photoshop

Reply #33 on: August 23, 2014, 09:01:12 pm
Looks pretty awesome, but perhaps a bit too smooth animation-wise to look convincingly pixelly.

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Re: HD Index Painting in Photoshop

Reply #34 on: August 23, 2014, 10:38:15 pm
You are doing something with scrolling layers, right? Looks like it anyway.
yeah, lots of scrolling textures masked off moving in different directions/speeds

Looks pretty awesome, but perhaps a bit too smooth animation-wise to look convincingly pixelly.
yeah, I may have gone a bit overboard with it.  80 frame loop at 30FPS doesn't feel authentic ;)  I'll see how it looks when I reduce it

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Re: HD Index Painting in Photoshop

Reply #35 on: August 23, 2014, 11:00:24 pm
Something like this would probably have had 8 or so frames in a game like Metal Slug. And it should be possible to make it look decent with 8 frames I think.
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Re: HD Index Painting in Photoshop

Reply #36 on: August 23, 2014, 11:17:05 pm
I HAVE to get into this HD index painting.. That fire and smoke is crazy impressive.

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Re: HD Index Painting in Photoshop

Reply #37 on: August 24, 2014, 02:53:54 am
Something like this would probably have had 8 or so frames in a game like Metal Slug. And it should be possible to make it look decent with 8 frames I think.

The motion paths of this flame are too large to pull off an 8 - i'd have to tone back the animation quite a bit and make it feel a lot higher-frequency in detail/motion.  16 is doable though, why artificially limit yourself to what metal slug did?

16 frame version:


and here's the same uncompressed version again (64 frames now), but this time at 24fps - makes it feel a bit less liquid smooth.  Feels better imo
« Last Edit: August 24, 2014, 03:10:48 am by Indigo »

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Re: HD Index Painting in Photoshop

Reply #38 on: August 24, 2014, 03:05:48 am
Looks pretty good. What looks kinda odd is how you have red bits randomly plopping through the smoke. I think some hand done pixel pass would be warranted. To fix stuff like that, clean up some bits and add stuff like flying glowy ash flakes.
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Re: HD Index Painting in Photoshop

Reply #39 on: August 24, 2014, 03:08:33 am
totally agreed, but I am quite impressed with how clean it is for there being no pixel-pass yet.