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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp]

Postby Gillipig on Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:34 am

natty_dread wrote:Cramming "lots of colours" into something does not necessarily make it awesome. In fact, I would argue it will often do exactly the opposite...

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I trust your taste in colors is better than whoever made that paint job natty :lol: ! I think a rainbow colored compass could be a hit if done with taste. I'm firmly against a 1 or 2 colored compass! Needs to be more than 2 colors!!
Edit: The whole point is for it to stand out and it's hard to do that with few colors!
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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp]

Postby natty dread on Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:51 am

Gillipig wrote:Edit: The whole point is for it to stand out and it's hard to do that with few colors!


Totally untrue. Using lots of colours is no guarantee for visual intensity. Conversely, using few colours doesn't mean that something is necessarily bland.

Anyway, there's another alternative... I could just integrate the compass with the title:

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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp]

Postby koontz1973 on Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:55 am

Looks better there.

Is the compass pointing north though?
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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp]

Postby natty dread on Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:02 am

koontz1973 wrote:Looks better there.

Is the compass pointing north though?


Does it matter?
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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp]

Postby RjBeals on Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:03 am

work on the mountain ranges - so they are less blurry

would be cool to include lots of scandinavian fjords - more true to real life

I say lose the texture in the lands - if you want to shoot for something cool - the Westeros map over at the guild would be inspiration for a cold feeling.

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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp]

Postby natty dread on Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:16 am

I'll work on the mountains. I've never seen a fjord, and I don't think I have the skills to pull of something like the westeros map in your guild.
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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp]

Postby natty dread on Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:22 pm

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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp]

Postby natty dread on Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:43 pm

More mountains

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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp]

Postby sannemanrobinson on Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:49 pm

This last mountain version is definitely more icey than the first post. Some shade could help make them keep the depth and contrast? Talking about shade, Does the light ever come from the northwest?

The dotted line behind the compass could be bent to the left.
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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp]

Postby natty dread on Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:06 pm

I accidentally deleted those mountains... I'll have to start over... #-o
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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp]

Postby natty dread on Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:16 pm

...and then, gimp crashed on me... sigh...

I'll try this mountain business again tomorrow... hopefully with better luck...
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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp]

Postby natty dread on Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:38 am

These, I think, are the best mountains so far.

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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp]

Postby koontz1973 on Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:47 am

natty_dread wrote:These, I think, are the best mountains so far.


By a long way yes, but the tops look a little flat in the top line.
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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp]

Postby natty dread on Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:52 am

That's ok I think. It looks more snowy that way.
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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp]

Postby natty dread on Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:11 am

But what of the new sea routes? Better/worse?
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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp]

Postby 40kguy on Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:18 am

natty_dread wrote:These, I think, are the best mountains so far.

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meh. I like the other ones better.
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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp]

Postby koontz1973 on Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:35 am

natty_dread wrote:But what of the new sea routes? Better/worse?


I am leaning towards better but when I look at them, I expect to see a little ship somewhere on the map. Different, and I can see you starting to get a distinct style working for you.
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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp]

Postby Gillipig on Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:15 am

natty_dread wrote:These, I think, are the best mountains so far.

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Mountains look better but it makes the Glacier look worse! It certainly needs some work!
Also I don't like the fjords! They look awful at the moment! They need to be smoother now it looks like something I could've drawn :P !
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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp]

Postby natty dread on Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:22 am

Ok I'm also trying a bit different sea routes again. More ornamental style...

Made the glacier texture stronger too.

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Also, here's an alternative for the minimap...

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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp]

Postby koontz1973 on Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:28 am

I like the new ones. Can you make the smaller circles slightly lighter. Between what you have now and the larger brighter ones as I keep taking double looks to make sure they are there.
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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp]

Postby natty dread on Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:56 am

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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp]

Postby jigger1986 on Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:00 pm

I think the new graphics looks tight! Nicely done, I cant wait till I get to play a game on it (I personally have always loved this map)
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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp]

Postby koontz1973 on Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:01 pm

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Perfect. =D>
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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp]

Postby natty dread on Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:35 pm

I'm not really convinced though... those routes might look a bit too ornate, for the simplistic style of the map...

Maybe I should just create some entirely new brush for the routes.
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Re: Nordic Countries [Graphics Revamp]

Postby natty dread on Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:29 pm

I decided to go for simpler routes.

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