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Re: Mark Ferarri on 8-bit pixel art. GDC talk. Must watch.

Reply #20 on: April 15, 2016, 08:17:57 am
I like watching pretty pictures and having Mark Ferrari explain them :crazy:

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Re: Mark Ferarri on 8-bit pixel art. GDC talk. Must watch.

Reply #21 on: April 15, 2016, 03:32:47 pm
Love this video. Quick question: At near 24:10 he says, "I'm doing this with a mouse now. At home I use a 21" [????] which is a lot less awkward than doing this with a mouse."

What did he say he was using?

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Re: Mark Ferarri on 8-bit pixel art. GDC talk. Must watch.

Reply #22 on: April 15, 2016, 05:10:36 pm
Love this video. Quick question: At near 24:10 he says, "I'm doing this with a mouse now. At home I use a 21" [????] which is a lot less awkward than doing this with a mouse."

What did he say he was using?

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Probably a "Wacom Cintiq" or just any tablet (without checking what he actually said :P).

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Re: Mark Ferarri on 8-bit pixel art. GDC talk. Must watch.

Reply #23 on: April 15, 2016, 05:58:45 pm
Yeah, he said 21 inch Cintiq

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Re: Mark Ferarri on 8-bit pixel art. GDC talk. Must watch.

Reply #24 on: April 15, 2016, 08:23:43 pm
Thanks, folks!

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Re: Mark Ferarri on 8-bit pixel art. GDC talk. Must watch.

Reply #25 on: April 28, 2016, 03:53:07 am
What does he mean by "compressing" the dithering?

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Re: Mark Ferarri on 8-bit pixel art. GDC talk. Must watch.

Reply #26 on: April 28, 2016, 03:01:02 pm
What does he mean by "compressing" the dithering?
Just in the usual, 'data compression' sense. RLE encoding was a typical compression technique used at the time, and it didn't cope well with dithering.
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Re: Mark Ferarri on 8-bit pixel art. GDC talk. Must watch.

Reply #27 on: April 28, 2016, 05:44:45 pm
What does he mean by "compressing" the dithering?
Just in the usual, 'data compression' sense. RLE encoding was a typical compression technique used at the time, and it didn't cope well with dithering.

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I am so glad these old school guys are getting the recognition they deserve. Social media has had a important role in spreading awareness of these named that in the past would have been forgotten. Mark Ferarri is like the Craig Mullins of pixel art. Wasn't the crowd a bit... Lame and unresponsive though?