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Which stone wall style do you prefer?

A. Its fancy and artsy.
1 (33.3%)
B. Irregular is the best.
1 (33.3%)
C. Simple and GoldBoxy.
1 (33.3%)
C+. Or c++ even.
0 (0%)
D. I like it dark and menacing.
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 3

Author Topic: Hellgate to Baator Art  (Read 3140 times)

Offline Adam

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Hellgate to Baator Art
« on: October 02, 2015, 05:21:25 PM »
I was thinking about opening a "Preview" topic in the "Module Design Preview" board, but finaly decided against it, because the whole thing is in a very-very embryonic state. Nevertheless, I wanted to show something as a teaser, so here are the first two finished title images of the design.

For the first one I abused Kieran Yanners badass Dispater, and redrawn him in glorious EGA. Had I mentioned that I plan to make the whole thing in 16 colour EGA? And draw ALL the art in the game?

Still struggling with TLBMAKE, I couldn't manage to convert any pcx files to tlb...

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Re: Hellgate to Baator Art
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2015, 06:58:34 PM »
Is it okay if I squeeee?

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Re: Hellgate to Baator Art
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2015, 07:53:24 PM »
...Still struggling with TLBMAKE, I couldn't manage to convert any pcx files to tlb...
 

What were you hoping to do with TLBMAKE?   

I regularly change every type of UA art in my mods, but I only use Itamar Havivi's TLB Utilities when creating MidPics.  For every other type of UA art there are newer and easier proggies available.

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Re: Hellgate to Baator Art
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2015, 10:51:48 PM »
Wow. Just wow.

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Re: Hellgate to Baator Art
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2015, 02:37:30 AM »
Looks great Adam!

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Re: Hellgate to Baator Art
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2015, 03:24:03 AM »
Still struggling with TLBMAKE, I couldn't manage to convert any pcx files to tlb...

Try Toolbox:
http://frua.rosedragon.org/pc/misc/toolbox.txt
http://frua.rosedragon.org/pc/misc/toolbox.zip

Toolbox makes TLB files for Walls, Dungeons, Titles, etc.
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Re: Hellgate to Baator Art
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2015, 06:03:09 PM »
Honestly, dude, this was a bad idea. With art like that everybody's going to be pestering you for a mod. Start small!

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Re: Hellgate to Baator Art
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2015, 06:34:51 PM »
Thanks everyone!

Toolbox makes TLB files for Walls, Dungeons, Titles, etc.

Toolbox was my first try, it seems a bit limited. I intend to redraw everything from frames to combat images, and wanted to learn one tool to do it. Itamar Havivi's TLB Utilities seem to covet everything graphic related.

What were you hoping to do with TLBMAKE?   

I regularly change every type of UA art in my mods, but I only use Itamar Havivi's TLB Utilities when creating MidPics.  For every other type of UA art there are newer and easier proggies available.

Frames, titles, everything. I'm totally new to UA so I took what I've found on the UA File Archive. As said before I tried to find a general solution. I think I may change to specific ones.

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Re: Hellgate to Baator Art
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2015, 07:15:14 PM »
I am another proponent of Toolbox 0over TLBUtilities.

While I have never actually released a module, I have done tons of art for my many attempts.

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Re: Hellgate to Baator Art
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2015, 07:57:32 PM »
Besides writing TOOLBOX, Dan Autery wrote a number of other proggies including ALWAYS and FRAMEDIT.  If you see Dan's name as the author of a program, you can be assured that it will have a very easy interface.  His programs are a joy to use.   :) 

Wonderful preview, btw! 

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Re: Hellgate to Baator Art
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2015, 12:19:12 PM »
I use TLBMAKE to create animated small pics and graphics that are not standard size.

For anything else (frame sets, title art, combat icons, etc.), I would use TOOLBOX.
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Re: Hellgate to Baator Art
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2015, 03:31:22 PM »
Ah! When I first tried TOOLBOX I thought I did something wrong as the first image did not show up and none after the second as well (I hit Enter). Now I see its the normal behaviour. So TOOLBOX and FRAMEDIT for me from now on too...

Thanks again everyone for convincing me to have a second look!

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Re: Hellgate to Baator Art
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2015, 05:19:26 PM »
Soo, I started working on some wallsets. Daniel Mortons Wallgen is a superb tool with the great additional Gold Box option from manikus.

I'm still unsure of the art direction to go. Here are some template examples of a daub and wattle house with thatched roof:


Any advice, opinions?

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Re: Hellgate to Baator Art
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2015, 07:17:48 PM »
I like the thatching of Y1 and R1. I like the detail of the objects outside the hut in Y3 and R3. Overall, I think I prefer the yellow roof over the red roof.

I wish I had a fraction of the artistic skill that you have. Impressive work.
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Re: Hellgate to Baator Art
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2015, 07:59:59 PM »
My comments echo those of Nol's. 

You're doing terrific work, Adam!   :)