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This mask still has too much fuzzing of the edges. It needs the hard edge.
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among other improvements, that looks much more sinister. :)
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Post by Jetrel »

ok, an even harder edge (this is about as far as it can go without breaking other things, though).
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Post by Elvish_Pillager »

Another nice thing about these graphics is that they actually look frail, just like the units are.
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bueno
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Post by Invisible Philosopher »

scott wrote:bueno
Please, say "good" in English.

I will too: This is really good! It is way better than the current shadow and nightgaunt! When you have made your improvements, Jetryl, you had better commit it, or else! :twisted: Ok, I'll calm down now.
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Looks good to me too. I'll look forward to playing the game with this guy. :)
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"bueno" en ingles

You know, they have online translators. Let me know if you want anything else said.
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Post by Jetrel »

Invisible Philosopher wrote:
scott wrote:narf
Please, say "zug-zug" in English.
:? Um, I'd just like to remind people, that though english is the "lingua franca" of our forums (what a bizarre term, btw - it means "accepted language of international discourse," but unless I'm sorely mistaken, it literally means "french language". I'd conjecture that northern Africa is part of the reason for this, but I digress) - despite the fact that we conventionally use english to chat on here, many of the participants do not speak english as a native language.

Let's just keep in mind how deeply we impose on them.

(and at this, I close the comment, because I'm not sure whether you made this request for their benefit, or for ours).
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Post by Jetrel »

anyways, here's a big family photo.

The animations for the gaunt are nearly done, and the only fellow that needs work is the ghost.

He needs a bunch of alpha love to get that proper ethereal feeling - however, most of francisco's original sprite will work just fine for that. It's not quite as good as the wraith/spectre where I changed absolutely nothing in the original sprite, but it's darned close.

All I need to do, is add more to his trunk, and then fade the whole thing away nicely - an effect I assume francisco was trying to achieve, but what just doesn't work without some truly unconventional use of alpha shading.

No unnatural ground shadow for the ghost, because he is too light in color - on top of which, this will help differentiate him.
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Jetryl wrote:
Invisible Philosopher wrote: Please, say "zug-zug" in English.
:? Um, I'd just like to remind people, that though english is the "lingua franca" of our forums (what a bizarre term, btw - it means "accepted language of international discourse," but unless I'm sorely mistaken, it literally means "french language". I'd conjecture that northern Africa is part of the reason for this, but I digress) - despite the fact that we conventionally use english to chat on here, many of the participants do not speak english as a native language.

Let's just keep in mind how deeply we impose on them.

(and at this, I close the comment, because I'm not sure whether you made this request for their benefit, or for ours).
For what it's worth, lingua franca is Italian, meaning "Frankish [European] language." It was a mixture of various European languages as well as Greek, Arabic, and some others spoken in the Eastern Mediterranean several centuries ago. So it's really a reference to the fact that it is a language derivative of "Frankish," i.e. European languages rather than specifically the French language. It was used as the common language in that area mainly for trading reasons, and that's why it has a more general meaning today of the "accepted language of people of different languages."
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Post by MRhe »

The new art looks really fantastic. Very nice work. I like how the entire ghost line will now have the same style. Can't wait to see them in-game.
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Post by tigrezno »

Tryed to add definition to the mask in the angle jetryl want
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Post by Jetrel »

MRhe wrote:The new art looks really fantastic. Very nice work. I like how the entire ghost line will now have the same style. Can't wait to see them in-game.
:twisted: The ghosts actually turned out much better than I expected.

Now, I need to do two things - first, I need to give the lich-line a much more sinister looking "ball 'o evil magic" (something like what I gave the elvish sylphs, except dark magic).

And second, the ghost/wraith/spectre need an attack projectile of their own - a wave of sound rippling through the air. We can't really do that, because we can't do ripples, but we can at least have something that looks like a sound wave. It might not be great, but it will certainly be better than screaming a red ball at one's opponents.
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MRhe wrote:For what it's worth, lingua franca is Italian, meaning "Frankish [European] language." It was a mixture of various European languages as well as Greek, Arabic, and some others spoken in the Eastern Mediterranean several centuries ago. So it's really a reference to the fact that it is a language derivative of "Frankish," i.e. European languages rather than specifically the French language. It was used as the common language in that area mainly for trading reasons, and that's why it has a more general meaning today of the "accepted language of people of different languages."
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