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Ice Tileset

on: November 17, 2017, 12:44:59 pm
Here is an ice tile set I made.
I'm planning to animate the water later.

My problem is that I can't come up with a good design for the lower part of the ice tile (I just filled it with one color for the pic).
Is there any kind of techniques for creating such tiles?

Also other critique about the tiles and color choices are also welcome!
thanks! :)

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Re: Ice Tileset

Reply #1 on: November 17, 2017, 02:36:28 pm
Ice is translucent, so the sides aren't substantially darker than the top. Look up "large ice block" for some good ref images. Alternatively, if these aren't meant to be slippery ice blocks, consider making them more like icebergs (which have a solid white, compacted-snow look), and use those as ref.

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Re: Ice Tileset

Reply #2 on: November 18, 2017, 04:20:12 pm
Thanks for the advice eishiya, really helped!

I didn't even think about my mistake.
I made a design for the lower part but I'm not sure about the colors.

Any suggestions anyone?
Thanks :) 

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Re: Ice Tileset

Reply #3 on: November 18, 2017, 07:46:08 pm
The top edges have some bits that stick out, so the vertical edges are probably not smooth surfaces, unlike the tops. Why not depict those imperfections? The diagonal lines make them look completely smooth.

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Re: Ice Tileset

Reply #4 on: November 19, 2017, 10:56:07 am
you're right.
I have tried it a few times already but I haven't had any luck.
I'm not sure how to achieve that kind of effect.
any tips?
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Re: Ice Tileset

Reply #5 on: November 19, 2017, 04:22:42 pm
How about something like this? I put shadows to the right of the bits that stick out, and then added some smaller shadows to the left and right of the parts that stick out on the bottom, to make those look like they're sticking out.

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Re: Ice Tileset

Reply #6 on: November 20, 2017, 05:09:37 pm
okay,
I now the lower part is what I was originally after.
Thank you!
I'll animate the water later.
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Re: Ice Tileset

Reply #7 on: November 21, 2017, 09:46:47 am
You got some very similar colours used on the texture of the ice(the lines). It makes it all look very blurry and kind of like jpg compression, especially coupled with the random water texture on the sides. I'd suggest increasing the contrast of those colours or removing the similar colours.