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Re: fire dragon redo

Postby Eternal » July 30th, 2009, 7:32 am

Yes, I was aware of that.
Blueish purple goes nicely with orange, don'tcha think?

EDIT: Last second tweak.
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Re: fire dragon redo

Postby Jetrel » July 30th, 2009, 9:43 pm

Eternal wrote:Yes, I was aware of that.
Blueish purple goes nicely with orange, don'tcha think?

EDIT: Last second tweak.


It does. Keep in mind I do mean a *bunch* of colors. This is a good start, but we'll need several other colors to give it that really high-level pixel-art look.

Amongst other things, I suggest some hunter green in there, too. :)
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Re: fire dragon redo

Postby Eternal » July 31st, 2009, 9:53 am

More detailing on body... And some hunter green(ish) there.

I'll keep on churning.
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Re: fire dragon redo

Postby Eternal » August 10th, 2009, 9:09 am

Tiny progress.
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Re: fire dragon redo

Postby thespaceinvader » August 10th, 2009, 5:22 pm

Looking good. Keep up the good work. However, the rear foot seems a little large to me - it's about as big as his head. Maybe tone that down a little?
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Re: fire dragon redo

Postby Neoskel » August 10th, 2009, 7:27 pm

thespaceinvader wrote:Looking good. Keep up the good work. However, the rear foot seems a little large to me - it's about as big as his head. Maybe tone that down a little?


*holds foot up to face* That doesn't seem to be a problem to me. But i agree that the claws there could stand to be a touch smaller.

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Re: fire dragon redo

Postby thespaceinvader » August 10th, 2009, 7:52 pm

This is true for humans, who walk on their heelbones. However, given the layout of the dragon's limbs, you should be comparing the size of the ball of your foot with your head ;)
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Re: fire dragon redo

Postby Jetrel » August 10th, 2009, 9:03 pm

thespaceinvader wrote:This is true for humans, who walk on their heelbones. However, given the layout of the dragon's limbs, you should be comparing the size of the ball of your foot with your head ;)



Actually, I would increase the size of the front ones to match - it makes the dragon look heftier, because big real-life creatures tend to have over-proportionately large limbs (inverse square rule in effect). I think it's fine for this dragon here to look like a tank.
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Re: fire dragon redo

Postby Eternal » August 11th, 2009, 8:18 am

Is this ok?

EDIT: After looking at these large feet/hands a lightbulb appeared next to my head.
:idea: For impact damage, would it be possible to make the dragon fly up a bit and drop on the victim with a crushing boom accompanied by a small ground shaking effect?
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Re: fire dragon redo

Postby thespaceinvader » August 11th, 2009, 1:58 pm

That would work. There's been a lot of discussion about how to render the impact attack, since a tail swipe is really not an option with a sprite of this size.
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Re: fire dragon redo

Postby Jetrel » August 11th, 2009, 6:22 pm

thespaceinvader wrote:That would work. There's been a lot of discussion about how to render the impact attack, since a tail swipe is really not an option with a sprite of this size.

Honestly, I'd suggest doing it like the Diablo 3 Siege Breaker. Ref this vid, slightly over halfways through:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dorsW4U4ybs

The anatomy is understandably a bit different (that has six limbs, after all), but four of them are roughly analogous, and in that vid, he rears, and brings the whole front weight of his body down in a big slamming motion. I think that would work really well, and would look appropriate for multiple directions with a small offset.


(An in-action video of the thing can be seen here, although there's another boss fight right before it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXdNaq5agSY ) (Warning, slightly nsfw on violence)
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Re: fire dragon redo

Postby thespaceinvader » August 11th, 2009, 7:18 pm

The 'rear-and-slam' option.

Well, pixelmind is working on something with his current Dragon - I think he decided on a backhanded slap. But we'll see how that looks when it's done.

Oh, and this dragon has six limbs too :P don't forget the wingses ;)
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Re: fire dragon redo

Postby Eternal » December 10th, 2009, 3:00 pm

Long time no see. :shock:
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Re: fire dragon redo

Postby Boucman » December 10th, 2009, 10:37 pm

but always a pleasure to see him :)
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Re: fire dragon redo

Postby Turuk » December 10th, 2009, 11:06 pm

So shinyyyyy....

I can't wait to see that effect fully applied, he's going to look impressive. Good to see the progress.
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