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Azkanan

Member Since 13 Feb 2014
Offline Last Active Feb 22 2014 02:00 PM

#5131994 Environment/Crafter Pixel Art

Posted by Azkanan on 17 February 2014 - 06:26 AM



Looks good!  My advice for the tent would be to focus on adding a few stretch marks.  Since its leather, the streches will be longer and more spread apart.  You're canoe yard could also benefit from a tad less lighting on the legs, helping it look a bit more 3d.  Keep up the good work!

 

Yeah I've just realised that I've actually got the shading reversed on the canoe yard's legs. :(

 



Looks very nice, I really like your terrain textures like the grass and the water.

My advice is to be more consistent in your shadow work. The tent roof looks a little too flat compared to the rest, like the front of the tent, it has a lot more shadows and highlights. Also the cliff has a very straight shape compared to the border of the water.

If you take a look at these cliffs you see that they have a more organic shape like you did with the border of the water:

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Thanks! I love my water, too! :D Tent shading addressed in next quote. :)

 

As for the cliff,s that's just down to bad mapping. The area was just to demonstrate the cliff as a tile.

 



Your art looks nice! I especially like the mine shafts.

 

Part of the issue with the tent is that it's not shaded. Even the smaller tent has half the roof shaded differently than the other half. Though, I'd shade it gradiently instead of half being a single color and half being a slightly darker color. On the side opposite the sun, the tent roof should be darker near the top and brighten out as it flattens out.

 

The tent flaps might also be a little too grainy.

 

The tent flap is definitely too grainy. It started out as following shading techniques, but seems to have gone a little haywire. As for the roof, I know it needed shading but I wasn't sure how - but you nailed it. Shaded on the left and less as it flattens out - thanks!

 

Some new material;

 

Oak Tree

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Cart Yard

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For the cart yard I was going to chip away some of the cart yard at the base so that the ground tile would show through - makes it look more natural in a grass environment then... but wouldn't work too well on a paved or dirt tile.




#5131353 The Ancients

Posted by Azkanan on 14 February 2014 - 12:29 PM

The Ancients

 

 

The Ancients is a Historical Sandbox Simulation MMORPG that engages tactical turn-based combat. The initial game will begin in Italy, 200BCE.

The player creates his character and selects from a number of available locations to begin in - that being, for example, the city of Rome, which is a pre-established city, built by the game's mechanics - or a small village, the wilderness, mountains, forest, desert islands and so forth.

 

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Thereafter the player must survive in his begotten environment. The character has needs, as do all the NPCs about him; Hunger, Thirst, Rest, Hygiene, Bladder, Sanity, Temperature. If found in the wilderness, the player must trap, hunt, fish and craft to survive. From there the player can claim the area to be a settlement, which attracts NPCs. Working alone, with friends or with strangers, the player can live as lonesome or as leaderful as he likes.

 

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As a settlement owner, or a "Government", the player is able to form his own laws and policies. Allowing murder, banishing on trespassing, imprisonment for assault or capital punishment for theft - these are all within his grasp. Policies are such as placing taxes, mandates, bans, allowances, leniances, funding and so forth. As a settlement grows, a number of them may form coalitions, federations or even nations. Likewise, they may engage in war over land, resources and the settlements themselves.

 

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Excuse the piping. This was experimental. Also the avatar, this is just the engine I just for tile testing purposes.

 

Furthermore, in a city environment, businesses such as importing skins and furs, exporting refines ores and ingots, retailing fine clothes or serving exquisite meals as a restaurant, forming guilds and engaging in completing generated tasks and gaining fame, warring in guild wars in the streets... these things are the norm.

 

The player is able to craft anything and everything. He can craft himself from a hunting knife to an cast iron gladius, from a wheelbarrow to a three-mast ship. The player builds his own housing, from prefabricated leather huts to tile-by-tile wooden and stone structures, allowing for seamless transition between inside and out.

 

If a player grows weary of his area, he need only travel to the edge of the known area to move to the next. By use of map, he can then travel to a new area - either on land or sea - and indeed can interact favourably or not with other travellers. Attack a merchant-bearing player and engage in ship-to-ship combat on a turn based scale. Fire arrows, Grapple or bombard your enemy.

 

Religion was an important factor in the ancient world, reflected in the Ancients. The player can worship, prey, sacrifice and ritualise to their deities of choice. Normal things of happening in the world may in fact be omens - Ravens on your doorway, coincidental happenings, comets in the sky, the green flash at twlight. All of these may reflect things about to happen, either good or bad, great or small. Furthermore, accumulated favour can reward the player with Acts of God. Hammers will not be thrown from the sky, a chest of treasure will not appear. All Acts of God are, in some way or form, explainable, regardless of the chances.




#5131271 Blender for making Games?

Posted by Azkanan on 14 February 2014 - 08:30 AM

Maya Autodesk and zBrush are probably my preference for 3D modelling. Autodesk is great for animation, particles and fluids and zBrush is great for texturing. Of course with enough experience, it doesn't really matter. But if you're relatively new to either, that's what they're best for. I personally prefer Autodesk.

 

zBrush

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Maya Autodesk

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#5131031 Environment/Crafter Pixel Art

Posted by Azkanan on 13 February 2014 - 07:53 AM

Hey guys, looking for some feedback on some art I'm doing for an upcoming game.

 

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Coastal Conversion

Here you can see the player has started converting natural coastline on the river.

 

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Large Leather Tent

This I know needs some more work put into it, but I'm not sure how to go about texturing leather.

 

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Drying Racks

After hunting/trapping an animal, this player has skinned the animal and strung the skin to dry.

 

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Canoe Yard

To build large movable objects, for example, carts, canoes, coracles, wheelbarrows, ships, etc. the player must build "Yards".

 

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Mining

The player can dig down into the ground to form a mining shaft. These can be further supported for longevity and stability. However, if a miner strikes an pressuring aquifier, body of water, etc. the mine can subsequently flood.

 

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