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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:38 pm    Post subject: General Clutterbox Feedback Reply with quote

What a wonderful idea. Thank you Bruja. We can download these or ask for them via email?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can download them. Eventually we hope to have many clutterboxes covering many themes that lots of people will contribute to.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those of us who don't know, what is the correct skew angle for the game?

That way, those of us who aren't object makers can still have a go. cool:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It never occured to me to wonder what the exact angle is. I used to just use something else to gauge that, like maybe stick a table tile as an extra layer behind what I'm working on, just to get the angle to match.

I made up a quick and dirty (VERY quick and dirty) diagonal template that I use these days. Very ugly and looks like something a kindergardener would draw. But it's handy just to paste on as a layer to skew my working layer against. Embaressing as it is, I'll go ahead and post it just so you can see what I mean. (Use mine if you want, but it really is a silly-looking old thing.)

I did -not- put the diagonal lines in any particular spot on the sprite. They were just made in a way that I could move the diagonal template up or down or to the side, wherever it helps when I want to match my skewing angle to it.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One small addition to Annette's helpful post: those red and green diagonals are all for the horizontal line of the object, depending on which way it's facing when you're working on the graphic.

The vertical line is always straight up and down. (Thank you, mtaman, for sorting me out on that.)
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The skew is from 27 to 30 degrees vertical because you want to move the horizon up or down. Older pictures are 27, while for the newer ones 30 works better. Somewhere in that range will probably work.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for pointing that out, Bruja, I wouldn't want to confuse anyone who's new to this sort of thing! smile:
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried doing one of my own images and 27 worked okay. It's just cleaning the edges I am working on. Thank you again for this wonderful idea. Very generous of you all.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

annettebrks wrote:
Very ugly and looks like something a kindergardener would draw.


That's the best kind! Especially for recolour noobs like me!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

:lol: I'm glad it was useful. You know, I imagine a lot of people have come up with little shortcut techniques and gadgets just to help behind the scenes like this. We don't see much mention of those on boards, really.

Hmm... actually, that might make for an interesting thread. I'll post one!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK just how do I download these great textures?

BTW the clutterbox is such a great idea.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right click on an image and save as a .png file.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SkysThorns wrote:

BTW the clutterbox is such a great idea.
Sky


We're glad you find them useful. :grin:

We'll be adding new themes every few weeks. Let us know if you have any ideas for possible future clutterboxes.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 10:47 pm    Post subject: An Idea... Reply with quote

I would love some kitchen themed clutter. An idea for the future, perhaps :smt040
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent idea, Ess. That's one of the clutter themes I like best! Let's put that one on the agenda marked 'soon'!
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