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Offline alti

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The Galactic Library
« on: March 15, 2006, 05:45:55 am »
i'm just an unemployed concept artist...

All photoshop- 40 mins
Thought that a galactic library would be very usefull in spore. Heres what i came up with for my species, soo many people i know are getting this game, i've showed this around and they want me to do theirs in the same style, i also am a web designer so i plan on throwing afew together, maby a Naucian one ?
I'm makeing up a questionare that i'd give to people to fillout then slot it into a templet, what do you all think ?  Will ? haha, i heard they read these boards..
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http://members.optusnet.com.au/altiquek/alturia001.jpg







 
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SV: The Galactic Library
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2006, 05:50:14 am »
I love it  :o
would be cool if you had a galaxy, like that one on the spore homepage
then there would be a link on each solarsystem that directs you to a creature  :D

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Re: The Galactic Library
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2006, 06:37:54 am »
i'l put something together on the weekend in flash. might get a domain for all this stuff..
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Re: The Galactic Library
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2006, 06:58:28 am »
I wonder if you've read this tutorial judging from your noise>layer>erase method for stars:

http://gallery.artofgregmartin.com/tuts_arts/making_a_star_field.html

If you have, I hope you've also read this one:

http://gallery.artofgregmartin.com/tuts_arts/making_a_planet.html

Just to improve on your planets and such ;). That guy is amazing.
The composition looks good, although the sketch looks a tad out of place, but that perhaps could be the absence of colour there.

I would love to see a flash out of this, with dynamic content, hmm....


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Re: The Galactic Library
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2006, 07:13:02 am »
yeah that dude is good, amazing actualy. planets are fairly easy to make using his teknique.
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Re: The Galactic Library
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2006, 07:31:44 am »
nice idea, you should do a "pattern" so people can download it and put their own text and planet picture so they will look similar and you will be able to do a real library :)

If you dont mind i would like to use your current artwork and modify it for my specie

Tell me if its ok :)

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Re: The Galactic Library
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2006, 07:33:33 am »
do the planet tutorial its easy, i want the library entires to be different.
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Re: The Galactic Library
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2006, 07:42:12 am »
I wonder if you've read this tutorial judging from your noise>layer>erase method for stars:

http://gallery.artofgregmartin.com/tuts_arts/making_a_star_field.html

If you have, I hope you've also read this one:

http://gallery.artofgregmartin.com/tuts_arts/making_a_planet.html

Just to improve on your planets and such ;). That guy is amazing.
The composition looks good, although the sketch looks a tad out of place, but that perhaps could be the absence of colour there.

I would love to see a flash out of this, with dynamic content, hmm....

Funny, I just did that first tutorial today.
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Re: The Galactic Library
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2006, 07:58:39 am »
do the planet tutorial its easy, i want the library entires to be different.

I meant the way you organise your artwork, like text on the right, planet and moon on 2/3 of left name on top left, etc...

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Re: The Galactic Library
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2006, 08:07:10 am »
oh yeah thats cool i thought you meant the plannet -

the format is preety easy, infomation on the right, planet in the middle, small character pic next to planet, and a characture culture description next to the character.
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Re: The Galactic Library
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2006, 09:03:21 am »
Wow, to have a spore galactic library with the same depth of information as your example alti... that would be awesome!
I suppose as long as we are all given a template we could add as much info as we'd like.
Planet history, major events, etc, all player written in an easy to use template....
Interesting!
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Re: The Galactic Library
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2006, 11:22:09 am »


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v493/SuMMoNinG/Magda01.jpg

here's mine, not done yet, i can give a .Pds format if people need so alti can build his library with similar file


P.S. info are for fun, tell me if you used a real planet classification :D
P.S.S. if moderator think the picture is too big, just remove it i'll scale it down
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Re: The Galactic Library
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2006, 02:52:05 pm »
Very cool. I like how ya designed this. Keep it up!

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Re: The Galactic Library
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2006, 04:43:18 pm »
that is very good, hope you keep on making these pages
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Re: The Galactic Library
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2006, 06:19:11 pm »
For someone with zero photoskills, that starfield tutorial was awesome, check this out, only a few minutes (it's now my background)

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