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Re: Ramblethread! A brainstorm approaches!

Reply #130 on: June 17, 2010, 09:13:02 pm
Ptoing, very illuminating post! I agree that if one is making pixel art for a non-crisp monitor then banding is less of an issue. But what I'm writing has to do 100% with pixel appreciation in sharp monitors. I don't think it's viable for someone to say 'I'll put banding in my crisp art even if it's never going to run with scanlines just because Capcom did it in the 90s'.

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Re: Ramblethread! A brainstorm approaches!

Reply #131 on: June 18, 2010, 12:03:46 am
Yes of course, I totally agree. I reckon there are people who like old arcade games and the capcom style and whatnot who probably do not think too much about how the scanlines influenced the making of stuff and just ape the style regardless.
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Re: Ramblethread! A brainstorm approaches!

Reply #132 on: June 18, 2010, 12:26:55 am
Rydin, consider these changes

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Re: Ramblethread! A brainstorm approaches!

Reply #133 on: June 18, 2010, 06:54:24 am
Those 90 degree edges work a lot better.
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Re: Ramblethread! A brainstorm approaches!

Reply #134 on: July 11, 2010, 09:26:26 pm
Not all pixel clusters are equal. Some are ugly and prone to banding, others are beautiful and fit together like lego blocks.



Most bigger shapes can be analyzed in a combination of beautiful shapes that lead to the minimum of banding.

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Re: Ramblethread! A brainstorm approaches!

Reply #135 on: July 11, 2010, 10:33:57 pm
I've noticed Vierbit uses this one a lot...and I like it.



Also, you forgot the Tetris L block :P

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Re: Ramblethread! A brainstorm approaches!

Reply #136 on: July 11, 2010, 11:53:42 pm
Actually the L tetromino is one of the ugliest small clusters that come to mind.

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Re: Ramblethread! A brainstorm approaches!

Reply #137 on: July 12, 2010, 10:31:40 am
I would say that is a bit of a blanket statement right there. If you do something mechanical with a lot of corners and highlights on corners something L shaped would be just fine in most cases. Same goes for little L shaped mechanical vent details and whatnot.
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Re: Ramblethread! A brainstorm approaches!

Reply #138 on: July 12, 2010, 01:40:48 pm
Okay. L is good for vents.  :-\

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Re: Ramblethread! A brainstorm approaches!

Reply #139 on: July 12, 2010, 01:55:00 pm
I see where you are coming from, it probably is not some cluster you can use all over the joint, but neither is the T one imo.

I think the notion of "here be clusters that work" is not that great, as I do not believe that there are any that always work or even mostly. It always depends on what is around them and such.
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