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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1600 on: June 20, 2010, 05:51:54 pm
I haven't played much games for almost a year, now I finally got seriously hooked on a game Desktop Dungeons. Nice graphs by Derek Yu and all.

Where can one see your latest Habbo pixels? Or any.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1601 on: June 20, 2010, 06:36:29 pm
Where can one see your latest Habbo pixels? Or any.

I've hardly kept track of those myself but I guess I could go through the folders and paste them all on the same image. I've been working mostly on new clothes lately, I haven't done a furni for a while.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1602 on: June 21, 2010, 03:19:18 am
Very cool light table mathias!
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EDIT:  I'm wondering.. is this a sort of product that other artists would be interested in, or just me?

Thanks, dude!

As for your question: For me - no. I don't have a laptop. Only a PC. When I'm in front of my PC I prefer to be isolated and able to give it my full attention for max concentration. If I ever did get a laptop, I would only use it for computing while traveling and I doubt I'd bring my tablet along, therefore having no need for an in-lap two-tier setup. In other words, it seems your plexiglass setup facilitates multitasking and/or traveling with a tablet, neither of which I do, so I don't feel the need for one. I would like to get a lappy sometime, though . . .

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1603 on: June 22, 2010, 03:11:07 pm
So I was doing my usual periodic poke at the problem of automatic, respectful AAing of pixel art,
And recently began to understand how GMIC's 'anisotropic smoothing' function works. (gmic: http://gmic.sourceforge.net/)
Aside from mangling the shaped dithering into flat color, I like the result (especially how the subtle line flows are picked up and enhanced.. Anisotropic means the smoothing is not a simple linear smoothing, but responds to image features.).
(fortunately, autodetecting dithering is a relatively easy image-processing problem, which I already have a basic solution to)

Source image:

After processing:


I've suspected for a while now that Auto AA of existing pixel art requires some manual adjustment no matter what you do.. basically because the requirements of different picture elements vary in a fairly complex way.
So looking at something like rendering the result on a new layer then erasing bits that seem problematic. (notably most avenues I've tried are pretty cruel to individual isolated pixels)

This particular method works fairly well for normal size pixel art  Huge stuff like GGX sprites don't respond so well, because they have these diagonal lines which move like 15 pixels along one axis before they move one pixel in the other.

Before:

After:


FYI, I achieved these result by opening GMIC, selecting Presets->PhotocomiX smoothing, and adjusting the parameters to:
Amplitude 4, sharp 0.3, anisotropic 1, gradsmooth 0,tenssmooth 2,
spatprec .8, angprec 2, valprec 2, nearest neighbour, 3 iterations
Then applying it.

Hmm. I should try it one some of my own works.
Too late at night now, though.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1604 on: June 22, 2010, 03:34:03 pm

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1605 on: June 22, 2010, 10:46:33 pm
That looks like an awesome game. Kill a boar and chop part of a tree in a single blow. A game for real men!   :y:>:(
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1606 on: June 22, 2010, 11:38:01 pm
DIAGONAL PIXELS!!!!
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Reply #1607 on: June 23, 2010, 03:50:38 am
DIAGONAL PIXELS!!!!

That's what the whaaaaat was about! Talk about pixel slices!

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1608 on: June 23, 2010, 06:29:34 am
I wonder how it worked?   :-\
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1609 on: June 23, 2010, 07:10:41 am
There are no diagonal pixels. I strongly assume that that game is using a really minimal charset in a mode that is very similar to c64 hires char. 2 colours per tile with a fixed background colour - black in this case. They just look more diagonal because the blur hides the pixels.
There are no ugly colours, only ugly combinations of colours.