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Offline iWasAdam

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Go Nuts Competition Entry - Axonite
« on: September 18, 2020, 07:36:12 AM »


Well... It's now got a name!

Let's see how far we can get it...

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Re: Go Nuts Competition Entry - Axonite
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2020, 07:47:14 AM »
Two things:
- the bevel effect on the "steel/granite" looks very cheap (maybe use a more chiseled one ... to make it more "rocky")
- the black parts of the bevel are transparent (look at the most right side -- the green lines)
- the yellow + blue always works (Transformers - or my GW website :D), nice blue color choice
- the inline glow of the text is .. working OK but the outline glow ... looks rather cheap like the background block bevel

if the background is a kind of "granite" one ... you might tinker with the text outline glow to be more "sprinkled" ... so in other words, add more "texture" to the glow (make it a separate layer and fill above).


Edit: the right side looks a bit ... too ... "straight" ... I dunno how it looks, but maybe cut the "E" diagonally too to ressemble  part of the diagonal movement of the "A". You already tried it with the diagonal right side cut of the blue bar (which btw is a different angle than the rest of the "angles" in the shape).

But keep the yellow + blue combination. it pops out - and is almost guaranteed to work nicely.



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Re: Go Nuts Competition Entry - Axonite
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2020, 08:11:51 AM »
Quick mockup:


I used some "inner glow" with overdraw and "distortion" (dunno the english term now) to add a bit of "pixel dirt" (maybe over the top already here). Maybe it can also be seen as effect on a "non flat surface" ... some grainy ground.







I had the background 2 times - one for the shape and bevel - and another one with "canvas opacity 0%" for the dirt-inner-glow.

the background consisted of the font + outer glow (100% overfill) black as the font. Then made this a smart group (so I could add another effect on the shape including the outer glow). This was then filled with the cast iron texture + bevel.
And then a copy of this smart group was done, no canvas fill (so only "effects" rendered). There I removed the texture and bevel but added an inner glow with distortion for a "growing dust" effect.
The text just received an outer glow with the same dust-effect to emphasize the rough texture/ground of the iron.

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Re: Go Nuts Competition Entry - Axonite
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2020, 08:55:49 AM »
mmmmm I learn every day :)

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Re: Go Nuts Competition Entry - Axonite
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2020, 09:10:03 AM »
I assume the "pixel distortion" thing of the glow (and other effects) would well suit to your overall graphic approaches (Honey Things had similar stuff if I remember).

BTW: I always wonder how some stuff in Photoshop is done ... so much beautiful artwork out there ... not to talk about vector magicians in inkscape, illustrator, ...


PS: one thing I forgot to mention: The bevel effect on the background layer has a "structure" enabled too - I tried to play with "only structure effect on the bevel part" but it did not look as I wanted it to do ... so maybe some "hand crafted" cuts and cracks will do (make it look less "template"-based)


PPS: I can send you the psd file if you want.

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Re: Go Nuts Competition Entry - Axonite
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2020, 12:01:17 PM »
Got it sorted :)

todays peek is adding graphics and starting to create the first level map:


map collision also done and works. Bloody ell!

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Re: Go Nuts Competition Entry - Axonite
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2020, 11:44:29 PM »
Looking good, although some of those tiles don't blend, so they look like separate tiles with a clear join.
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Re: Go Nuts Competition Entry - Axonite
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2020, 11:49:55 PM »
I think that's because he's drawn the grid over the images

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Re: Go Nuts Competition Entry - Axonite
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2020, 11:57:04 PM »
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I think that's because he's drawn the grid over the images

No, here's a couple of tiles without a grid...I'm sure Adam will sort it before the deadline though.
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Re: Go Nuts Competition Entry - Axonite
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2020, 12:23:24 PM »
Yep. Agreed. ATM I'm getting everything working before doing the housework  :))

So today I got some funky little animations going on with the ma, just to brighten things up.

I thought I'de share my approach:
5 frames with the frames being controlled by the gametime plus their y location:
Code: [Select]
182+int(MSin(yp*0.1)*5)
Where MSin is the function:
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method MSin:float( in:float )
Return (Sin(in)*0.5)+0.5
End method

So why link it to the ylocation and sin?
1. the frames go 0,1,2,3,4,3,2,1,0 - so if the animation is something appearing. reversing it with sin makes it also go away
2. linking it to the ylocation means that every occurrence in a different y position will have a different time offset. so all the animations are not showing the same fame
3. you can slow down the rate the map moves - this also means the animations slow down too

and what does it look like:


See those plant things - they move and open/close etc  8)

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Re: Go Nuts Competition Entry - Axonite
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2020, 12:19:23 PM »
now what in the world is going on here then?

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Re: Go Nuts Competition Entry - Axonite
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2020, 12:33:26 PM »
Isn't that the imageworks logo? Something to do with the bitmap brothers? Looks familiar, although not coloured like that.

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Re: Go Nuts Competition Entry - Axonite
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2020, 08:11:27 PM »
Yeah, that's The Bitmapped Brothers Logo, with a Max Headroom twist?
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Re: Go Nuts Competition Entry - Axonite
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2020, 07:13:28 AM »
maybe....  ;D

OK, for todays treat. it's all about the curve


you start with a 10 point line - the darker one
and you end up with a 680 point curve
smoothed 6 times  8)

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Re: Go Nuts Competition Entry - Axonite
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2020, 08:01:14 AM »
why smoothing ... just use something like a catmull rom spline ... and define the corner points?


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