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 Post subject: Rock Plating graphic
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:46 pm 
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Just an alternative icon for the rock plating. The old one was just a brown version of the standard plating and I wanted to try out something that looked a little more like it was made of rock. First thought was that it should be grey like an asteroid, but it just didn't have as much visual punch so I went with brown instead.

Feel free to use it if you want. I release this contribution for you to use under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 licence.


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 Post subject: Re: Rock Plating graphic
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:19 pm 
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This version is already good, but I think it could be improved to better fit into the game. The stone itself looks like some generic balsalt. However, the description implies that the material used for rock platings is gained by mining asteroids so a chondrite like material would be more fitting. Ihmo you can keep the colors, but the structure/surface should be grainy and it should glint a bit.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NWA_7 ... 200705.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NWA869Meteorite.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Murchison_crop.jpg

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 Post subject: Re: Rock Plating graphic
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:10 am 
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Added some more grain and tried to get some interesting specular highlights going. Graininess is pretty easy at 256 x 256 but once it gets scaled down to game size there's only so many pixels to work with.


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 Post subject: Re: Rock Plating graphic
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:46 am 
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The second one gets a thumbs up from me, at least.

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 Post subject: Re: Rock Plating graphic
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:44 am 
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The second one definitely looks better, and of course very obviously superior to our old rock plating icon graphic.

Committed, rev 6349.


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