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[WIP] My isometric cliffs, pointers please :)

on: August 24, 2009, 11:12:02 pm


They're the start of my first attempt at doing an isometric tileset... but I think I need some help already, my cliffs seem to end up looking like bark.  :-[ For some reason looking at it in preview made me realise the colours are too dark as well...

The little red dude is there so I know about how big the units are probably going to be, and the weird lump at the back was my first attempt at a sort of rock pillar. Unfortunately it looks more like something a dog left than a cliff, so at least my current cliffs are better than that.  :P

Any advice?
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Re: My isometric cliffs, pointers please :)

Reply #1 on: August 24, 2009, 11:41:26 pm
The overall image will look better if you get rid of the red guy, if he's not completed atm.
I don't think it fits in so it will make things look.. well better, haha.
In the bottom corner of the main cliff something bugs me..
But other then that the thing is looking great.

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Re: My isometric cliffs, pointers please :)

Reply #2 on: August 25, 2009, 12:39:54 am
Thanks for the reply :) I moved the little guy out the way for you ;) He's still there so I know how big things are though, will be important when I do trees and things I think...

I think I know what was bugging you at the front, didn't notice before but that bit was much more rounded and like a single pillar than the rest, so I think I've sorted that out a bit. Also I've brightened it up with a highlight colour and made it less nobbly to try and rid it of the barkyness. I think it looks better but not sure if I should tone down my new bright colour...  ???

Any ideas?

edit: Forgot to actually attach the image. Awarding myself 15 dappy points for that one.
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Re: My isometric cliffs, pointers please :)

Reply #3 on: August 25, 2009, 01:00:23 am
good work :)
I think the grass at the top should reflect the light, or at least have grass blades in it :) Too plain.
But it's coming along nice.

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Re: My isometric cliffs, pointers please :)

Reply #4 on: August 25, 2009, 01:14:16 am
Yeah I haven't got to the grass just yet, when I do I'll hopefully be able to disappear some of the bottom of my cliff into light foliage though. That should make it look less like it's hovering  :lol:

Might give some grass a shot now before I check back for any more suggestions. I need to sleep soon though  :lol:

Edit:

I've redone the cliffs (better? worse? help?) and made some grasses... The last grass (left) is definitely best but it's still not right somehow  :(  The first one I did (middle) looks more like algae covered cobbles or moss or something I think, and the other just looks like a cabbage patch. Help please?



Edit edit: I know I need to stop the grass tiles looking so repetitive, but once I decide on a style that works I'll do 4 or so of them and it shouldn't be so much of a problem...
Also re-uploaded them to get rid of artifacts from me saving it wrong...

Another edit:

A load of different grasses I've been trying out... I think the lighter version of 3 and the top (light green) grass from the 3 colour schemes of 4 work best... 3 looks odd with the cliffs though from using the same colour as rock highlight for dirt.  They all have something wrong. :-\ Can someone help me with this please.  :(

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