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Offline ArmyUnit

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Adding black background images to all released assets
« on: June 22, 2012, 01:53:35 AM »
Pretty much the title. I'd like to update the Blood Asp, Epona, and Heph's images with 'proper' black background images that match all the others on the wiki (The Fafnir's image could also use some work, no offense to whoever made it  :-X).

Any tips or suggestions on how to make such images? Would it be possible to create a black canvas background in the Sandbox editor? That way I could cut down on image editing afterwards.



And on a related note: do we want pictures of each and every asset variant? And if so, I suggest we organize the images similar to Sarna.net, with the images at the end of each page (rather than mixed with the variant descriptions). Would keep things less cluttered IMO.
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Re: Adding black background images to all released assets
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2012, 02:43:50 AM »
That would be great to have for the released assets.
See here for placing mechs:
http://forum.mechlivinglegends.net/index.php?topic=6382.0
I am not sure on the simplest approach for a black background, maybe ask over in the "community created content" forum?

Pics for all variants sounds like overkill, at least to me: they would have to be kept up-to-date with new releases and don't differ that much.
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Re: Adding black background images to all released assets
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2012, 06:02:35 AM »
I can't say much about the first question. If I knew how to make pictures with the quality of the old ones we have I would have updated the new assets myself already.  :-X


On the second question I agree with Cygma. having a pic for every variant might be to much work considering how often things on variants change. The initial idea was to have pictures for all the named variants, but even that is already a hard task to realize. (once again because there is currently no one who can/is willing to make good pictures of the assets.)
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Re: Adding black background images to all released assets
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2012, 08:29:26 AM »
Aren't those pictures made in the sandbox with a completely black map?

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Re: Adding black background images to all released assets
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2012, 04:51:12 PM »
Aren't those pictures made in the sandbox with a completely black map?

This would be the easiest approach. Maybe if I have some spare time I'll put together a simple map with a black room / white room that you can walk mechs into and take pictures of them.

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Re: Adding black background images to all released assets
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2012, 10:10:22 AM »
Black Lanner
Ryoken
Vulture (new legs)
Avatar
Mad Cat (new legs)
Blood Asp (current image is from an old model)
Fafnir (new image as requested)
Daishi
Daishi B "Widowmaker"
Donar
Corsair
Visigoth
Hephaestus (current shot is ingame)
Epona (current image is from an old model)
Chevalier

Hope those'll work. Do as y'all wish with them.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2012, 10:20:57 AM by =KoS= Finalizer »

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Re: Adding black background images to all released assets
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2012, 10:45:20 AM »
First rule of rendering out an image ... never use a black background.

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Re: Adding black background images to all released assets
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2012, 01:41:40 PM »
Those are nice.  It's quite fun to see them up close without clutter.  Upon review of those images I am the most excited about the Lanner. I'm usually not a huge fan of asymmetry but it's a really sharp looking mech.
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Re: Adding black background images to all released assets
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2012, 01:45:17 PM »
Great shots! I am very happy to see the joints of the MadCat are now solid.
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Re: Adding black background images to all released assets
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2012, 09:08:44 PM »
Thanks for those Finalizer. Gonna add them when I'm back from work. (ETA ~10 hours :( )

Edit:
Just got home, and what do I see? Kit already uploaded them. Thanks Kit.  ;D
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Re: Adding black background images to all released assets
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2012, 03:07:37 PM »
Oh, dem lazors on the Daishi. *drool*
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Re: Adding black background images to all released assets
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2012, 03:15:51 PM »
I must say, the pics are looking quite epic! :D

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Re: Adding black background images to all released assets
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2012, 06:16:53 AM »
Why the weapons of course ::) most are shown on the asset which really doesnt give the weapons the credit they demand :o
   

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