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Re: Fanart designs
« Reply #60 on: October 20, 2004, 07:25:26 am »

Hey Arne, draw a Merry Whumpet.
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« Reply #61 on: October 20, 2004, 07:11:02 pm »

Whoa.. that Fungal Squid looks nice! ^^

Perhaps try a Whackin' Bush? (this has nothing to do with the elections)

Or a penguin cyclops?
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« Reply #62 on: October 21, 2004, 02:20:18 am »

I'll try to do them all Grin

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Hall> sure.
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« Reply #63 on: October 21, 2004, 05:08:50 am »

I *love* that comic.  For posterity, the matchups depicted are as follows:






























MatchupWinner
Humans vs. Cyberdyne model T-800Cyberdyne model T-800
Cyberdyne model T-800 vs. DaleksDaleks
Daleks vs. Giger's AlienGiger's Alien
Giger's Alien vs. GodzillaGodzilla
Godzilla vs. GalactusGalactus
Galactus vs. SupermanSuperman
Superman vs. The Borg CollectiveThe Borg Collective
The Borg Collective vs. The Ur-Quan HierarchyThe Ur-Quan Hierarchy
The Ur-Quan Hierarchy vs. The LEXXThe LEXX


I disagree with everything after the Godzilla battle on general principle.  Godzilla would defeat them all!  Smiley
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« Reply #64 on: October 21, 2004, 07:10:08 am »

You forgot the Triffids?

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« Reply #65 on: October 21, 2004, 07:35:53 am »

I asked before but it got lost in the backlog- do you mind if I use your fine drawing of the beast as my avatar?
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« Reply #66 on: October 21, 2004, 09:51:35 am »

Hey, I'm a long time lurker whom finally decided to make himself known.

Arne, Dude, your art is nothing short of awesome. I espically like the first few drawings of the yehat and the pkunk. I honestly can't wait till we get to see some more ship designs, cute fuzzy aliens, and perhaps even some of the illwrath's evil house pets.
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« Reply #67 on: October 21, 2004, 05:28:05 pm »

I have to say I'm incredibly impressed myself. What I wouldn't do to have UQM updated with high-res Arne art...
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« Reply #68 on: October 22, 2004, 06:13:45 am »

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« Reply #69 on: October 22, 2004, 09:30:27 am »

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I have to say I'm incredibly impressed myself. What I wouldn't do to have UQM updated with high-res Arne art...



I would agree with you, good sir! Hell, I'd figure out some way that I could help out with the UQM project so we could have his art in an update of the game!

I can see it now, animated Arne art as the the backdrop, the precursers providing the BGM, and... um... I doono, a pro voice cast reproducing the original dialogue, with variations on diffrent aliens, so that way, you don't always talk to the same voiced pkunk or spathi!

It will be grand!

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Arne, If I may, add a suggestion to one thing, the illwrath ship, I noticed that it has a second pair of -wings-, what would you think of ditching the curved wing for the shorter ones, or perhaps give it three wings in a foreward swept configuration. The thrid, being on the underside, giving the ship a profile similar to a Y.
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« Reply #70 on: October 22, 2004, 10:07:18 pm »

I need to balance the highlights/values on this one, but the detail is there. It's a bit too bright and bouncy. I might add a 'FRIED' weapons dome at the center.


As for making UQM art, I'm just going to paint up as much as I feel like, then what happens with it is undecided. My main idea with this project was to do different shiptypes for each species.



Hall> Answered above...

Kaaht> I changed the wings on the Ilwrath ship but didn't erase, that's why it looks a  bit strange. I'll probably go for the  --C wingstyle rather than (--  ...or maybe not. I'll do some tests.

Shiver> you can crop and resize to 64^2, and maybe upload the avatar to this server or your own.

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« Reply #71 on: October 23, 2004, 12:08:00 am »

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Hall> sure.

Ah, I didn't see that! Thanks!
Ok, GIMPin' time.

(edit)By the way, the Kohr-ah looks fantastic.
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« Reply #72 on: October 23, 2004, 05:21:42 am »




here is a nice Kohr-Ah, to go with that ship of yours.
can't wait to see more of the evil aliens.
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« Reply #73 on: October 23, 2004, 07:44:27 am »

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Shiver> you can crop and resize to 64^2, and maybe upload the avatar to this server or your own.


Why bother? The auto-resize thing that normally messes up all the avatars I try to use makes this thing look okay.
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« Reply #74 on: October 23, 2004, 06:17:26 pm »

Shiver> The image loads from my server, which is bad for my bandwidth. Since the image is rescaled with a HTML attribute, namely width and height, the file size remains the same (24KB), and it takes longer to load. It's also distorted since the full image isn't an exact square. Furthermore, most browsers use bad scaling algoritm, greating a gritty look (see below).

Anyways, here's an example of how it can look if you crop a bit, rescale to 65x65 and sharpen a tad. I'm not sure if GIF (or PNG) loads faster than JPG, but it might. These are just 3-4KB too.
JPG --------- GIF




As for scaling down to sprite/avatar size, see this Illustration
(Screenshot from a program of mine)

1a. is PS with one sample pixel per 10x10 source pixels. This gives a crisp result, but it's a very bad representation of the original. It might miss stuff like the pupil in an eye because it samples a bad pixel. When rotating or animating this becomes much more obvious, and it flickers and jags terribly.  

1b. is PS and bilinear (AntiAliasing) scaling. It works well for larger images and gives a good representation of the source image since all the source pixels are used to produce the result. However, it doesn't work so well for scaling down to small sizes, since it blurs the image with all the averaging. A cure to this can be:

1bS. ...sharpening (66% fade), but it still doesn't look as good as:

2. ...my own scaling algoritm and something of an inbetween of the above methods. I used the 10X original and 4 [::] sample points per 10x10 source pixels. It also outlines the alpha edges properly.
Here's my 5X scaling. Note how the 1 sample point scaling ruins the edges with a dark background.
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