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Offline Sherman Gill

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #450 on: November 13, 2007, 09:04:43 pm
All modern problems have deep roots in manga tutorials.

Even world poverty and hunger.
Oh yes naked women are beautiful
But I like shrimps more haha ;)

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #451 on: November 14, 2007, 12:46:04 am
That's quite sad with the trees from a certain viewpoint. But as long as it does not hurt gameplay it's not that bad.
This will undoubtedly be engraved into my brain now for all times.
There are no ugly colours, only ugly combinations of colours.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #452 on: November 14, 2007, 02:12:58 am
Modern artists are told that they must create something totally original-or risk being called "derivative".They've been indoctrinated with the concept that bad=good.The effect is always the same: Meaningless primitivism
http://www.artrenewal.org/articles/Philosophy/phi

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #453 on: November 14, 2007, 02:13:07 am
all coniferous trees' branches grow upward, not just the ones he's highlighted!
There are some gray areas, of course.  Not all of them grow as intensely upward as that picture.

Some pines grow horizontally:
http://www.ci.cypress.ca.us/public_works/images/trees/star_pine.jpg

http://www.geography.hunter.cuny.edu/~tbw/wc.notes/15.climates.veg/veg.images/needleleaf.evergreen/boreal.forest.canada.jpg

A lot of it depends on the tree's environment and how much snow it gets.  But Naas is right, most of them grow with an upward branch pattern.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #454 on: November 14, 2007, 02:20:59 am
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #455 on: November 14, 2007, 06:51:39 am
That's right, upwards. But for example Christmas trees are almost always drawn with branches going downwards, and I suppose that's created a strong mental image in the back of people's heads that they tend to draw or model evergreens that way. That sort of a structure is taken as given to the extent that artists often don't even bother to check what they really look like.

Well, usually tree branches tend to grow upwards in hopes of getting more sunlight (or in some cases they way it suits them better for getting more sun), but Christmas trees usually are loaded with balls, stars and random decoration, and that pulls the branches down.
So in a way it is understandable (at least why they draw the festive trees that way), but yeah, sad how they don't bother to check references with stuff they think they know how it looks.
Then again, not many people know how trees look like (perfectly at least) or actually bother to pay attention to in-game graphics (outside of the "whoa looks realistic" or the like).

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #456 on: November 15, 2007, 01:53:00 am
I know when I played WoW I couldn't care less about the way the trees looked.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #457 on: November 15, 2007, 06:47:24 am
I was looking at Yoyo games website and remembered a book I saw "how to design a great looking website by learning from bad looking websites". It might be a activity where
you grab a screenshot from one GM game (which tend to look ugly) and point out whats wrong with it and how it could be made better. Might not be that good an idea since
they are not aiming for pixel art gfx, but maybe a way people can share knowledge about colors, composition etc.
Modern artists are told that they must create something totally original-or risk being called "derivative".They've been indoctrinated with the concept that bad=good.The effect is always the same: Meaningless primitivism
http://www.artrenewal.org/articles/Philosophy/phi

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #458 on: November 15, 2007, 06:50:50 pm
I generally blame manga tutorials for everything too.  :ouch:

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #459 on: November 15, 2007, 09:47:54 pm
Be still my heart... This is amazing... I've waited 18 years for this... even tried to make my own GB game for Doom (unfortunately).  I rarely am giddy... but this is one of those times!
Glub Glub!