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Mountain Background

on: January 02, 2009, 02:10:42 am
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Hard to paint on a computer, you can never emulate real brush strokes, no matter how much you mess with the options.
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Re: Mountain Background

Reply #1 on: January 02, 2009, 04:08:46 am
neat,
Make it so it can loop and be useful for a platformer perhaps :y:
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Re: Mountain Background

Reply #2 on: January 02, 2009, 12:19:12 pm
I doubt you had any contraints while making this, and therefore doubt if this is really lo-spec.

Either way, if it is or not, I do think you've done a good job on setting a certain mood here. Also the forms are quite okay, although I do think you should look at how mountains are constructed and branched (especially the latter) more to make the surface more convincing.

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Re: Mountain Background

Reply #3 on: January 02, 2009, 02:54:34 pm
I believe it's for his RPG, judging by the size and filename, therefore the constraints would be size. :)

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Re: Mountain Background

Reply #4 on: January 03, 2009, 08:50:41 am
I believe it's for his RPG, judging by the size and filename, therefore the constraints would be size. :)

Yes, the constraints are 640 x 480 :lol:

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Re: Mountain Background

Reply #5 on: January 03, 2009, 06:58:57 pm
Changed the trees and added some grass.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2009, 07:40:59 pm by EvilEye »

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Re: Mountain Background

Reply #6 on: January 03, 2009, 09:59:55 pm
It looks very nice, better than I could ever do.

I do think you did a pretty well job at trying to emulate brush strokes.

One thing that stuck out to me however, was the ground. Nearer the trees in the back, the ground seems to change to a darker green color, much like used on the trees. This gives it the impression that the trees are reflecting their images onto the ground, and makes the ground look 'glassy'. I don't really think the ground should be getting much darker as it's far away from the mountains and the trees seem too few and skinny to be casting any kind of noticeable shadow there.

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Re: Mountain Background

Reply #7 on: January 04, 2009, 07:00:18 pm
One thing that stuck out to me however, was the ground. Nearer the trees in the back, the ground seems to change to a darker green color, much like used on the trees. This gives it the impression that the trees are reflecting their images onto the ground, and makes the ground look 'glassy'. I don't really think the ground should be getting much darker as it's far away from the mountains and the trees seem too few and skinny to be casting any kind of noticeable shadow there.

This latest edit might have cleared that up.

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Re: Mountain Background

Reply #8 on: January 04, 2009, 07:43:44 pm
would you mind keeping the links to older versions? i feel like there was at least one where the trees were handled better.
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Re: Mountain Background

Reply #9 on: January 04, 2009, 07:47:25 pm
would you mind keeping the links to older versions? i feel like there was at least one where the trees were handled better.

Reloaded the older version, maybe thats the one you mean.