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doofus-01 wrote:I'm trying to get animations for the scorpion (#2266),
I merged the scorpion PR. No one had objections, so onward we march.
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So, there are some giant ants in UtBS. They have some very old sprites and no portrait. The spider portrait looks like a filtered photo, I hope to avoid that here. If this works, I'll go on to the sprite once the portrait is finished.
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Aww, the ant's looking cute good. And yes, the spider is a filtered photo. :whistle:

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Thanks. Ants do look kind of cute, until they swarm or bite.
This is how the sprite is looking. I'll put it all in a PR later.
EDIT: #3190
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If this is still a WIP, I think it could use a darker/clearer separation between its pincers and its head. Other than that, it's a clear improvement.
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Looks very good, but the antenna bothers me. In the portrait it is clearly bellow the eyes, but in the sprite it seems to be on top of the head.

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Sorry for not replying, I did try to take your critiques into account.
Vyncyn wrote:
May 28th, 2018, 6:07 am
In the portrait it is clearly bellow the eyes, but in the sprite it seems to be on top of the head.
I went with what I thought was more readable. For a real ant, the jointed antennae could be an excuse: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sche ... omy-en.svg
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dofus-01 wrote:
May 27th, 2018, 3:20 am
So, there are some giant ants in UtBS. They have some very old sprites and no portrait. The spider portrait looks like a filtered photo, I hope to avoid that here. If this works, I'll go on to the sprite once the portrait is finished.
Wow, I didn't even know that these were a thing! Logged back in for the first time in ages for this. I really like the young sprites, and I actually strongly approve of the differences in coloring between designs- it makes the upgrading feel less like 'it's the same design just slightly bigger'. In fact, with so many size variants, a lv1-lv2-lv3 upgrade line with the lv3 scorpion in like a dark crimson color scheme would be entirely plausible!

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romii22 wrote:
March 23rd, 2019, 5:43 pm
In fact, with so many size variants, a lv1-lv2-lv3 upgrade line with the lv3 scorpion in like a dark crimson color scheme would be entirely plausible!
There was a recent change that gives rise to a variation (#1299), I haven't looked at it yet, but the color scheme would probably be relevant there too.
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Wolves were brought up in another thread, I've got a start on some wolf portraits. They are at various stages of completion, hopefully they will be good to go someday soon.
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This is great, I hope you complete them soon.

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Awesome! I've wished we had a wolf portrait for a while. Three of them is even better! I have one nitpick: The skin of their noses shouldn't be creased on the top surface.
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Wow ! Those are really good portraits of wolves!!!! xD
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I guess the right one could work for lv1 and lv2 and the middle one for the lv3 wolf.
beetlenaut wrote:
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I have one nitpick: The skin of their noses shouldn't be creased on the top surface.
what exactly do you mean by that? i could try to fix it if i knew what you mean.

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ghype wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 4:35 pm
beetlenaut wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 1:34 pm
I have one nitpick: The skin of their noses shouldn't be creased on the top surface.
what exactly do you mean by that? i could try to fix it if i knew what you mean.
This:
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The line makes the noses look a little like machinery. I don't know if you need to worry about it though. doofus did say these are not finished, so he might already be planning to work on this.
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beetlenaut wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 1:34 pm
I have one nitpick: The skin of their noses shouldn't be creased on the top surface.
Hah, that's not nitpicking, it will be fixed. The paws could use a little more work too.
ghype wrote:
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i could try to fix it if i knew what you mean.
This is an open-source project, but that offer does seem a little strange to me. Maybe I shouldn't have used a passive voice earlier. :hmm:
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