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AA Genie

on: February 03, 2007, 04:55:06 pm
Just a little anti aliasing practice.
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« Last Edit: February 04, 2007, 11:31:25 am by 9_6 »
Does scaling an image blur it?
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Re: AA Genie

Reply #1 on: February 03, 2007, 05:12:28 pm
Nice, I like the two-colour theme :). Makes me think of some kind of... comic book noir O.o

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Re: AA Genie

Reply #2 on: February 03, 2007, 05:16:35 pm
You have got to give that a colour scheme, it would look incredible :)

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Re: AA Genie

Reply #3 on: February 04, 2007, 05:01:35 am
The main point of aa is to make things smooth.  I find that it usually turns out better if you aa into the lines, not the outside of them, if that makes sense...The aa should not make the object any bigger.

Also, I think that it usually turns out a little smoother if the aa color is not exactly between the the two colors being aa'ed...for instance, instead of halfways, I go about a third towards the bg color....but this may be person preference.


It's not the best, but maybe this can help a bit.  Props for practice!
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Re: AA Genie

Reply #4 on: February 04, 2007, 11:11:50 am
I think to AA black to white you should use two AA shades.
Especially on something of this size.

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Re: AA Genie

Reply #5 on: February 04, 2007, 11:30:49 am
@Faceless:
Right.
I've added another darker gray.


@Rydin:
I see. But you can't always just AA 'into the lines'.
Sometimes the picture requires you to AA into the white for the sake of definition. (It's for example the eyes in this piece. I don't want them to get any bigger.)
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The now created selout shows how evil he is. ;)
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Re: AA Genie

Reply #6 on: February 04, 2007, 12:25:34 pm
I actually think a light gray would work better than this darker one you added, It's barely visible on my (fairly bright) monitor.
It's pretty cool otherwise.

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Re: AA Genie

Reply #7 on: February 04, 2007, 01:23:04 pm
Indeed. It's black and white, so the two aa'ing shades should be halfway between to make best use of colour.

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Re: AA Genie

Reply #8 on: February 04, 2007, 01:28:09 pm
On a piece this large, it would be a good idea to have 2 AA shades. At the moment the AAing is hardly visible from far away. Also, that isn't selout, it's just outer AA.

Very cool and dramatic looking though, however the hands are a little odd looking, the fingers look a bit like like bananas.  :y:

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Re: AA Genie

Reply #9 on: February 04, 2007, 06:11:30 pm
Yeah, AA shades tend to lean closer to the lighter color than the darker, especially if the difference is as big as black and white.
Nice character though.