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The Silent One
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#151 Post by The Silent One »

pd wrote:The first one is better.
I also did a second version of that one with more space-time lines:

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However I believe that the second icon works better on small resolutions. I'll try that out ingame soon.

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#152 Post by Tortanick »

I just want to say I'm really impressed with the logo styles, they really look like the illustration of a scientific theory.

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#153 Post by The Silent One »

New tech icons:

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Artificial Black Hole No.3
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Removed blackness:
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#154 Post by The Silent One »

Transcendent Architecture
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#155 Post by eleazar »

The Silent One wrote:Transcendent Architecture
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I've added all your new/modified icons to the trunk.
I'm still concerned that the amount of detail you are cramming into them will too-easily dissolve into noise, but at this point, clearly, something is better than nothing.

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#156 Post by The Silent One »

I've tested all of them ingame and they look really well.

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#157 Post by Tortanick »

Funny, I never liked skyscrapers, but some how you've managed to make it look beautiful :)

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#158 Post by The Silent One »

Tortanick wrote:Funny, I never liked skyscrapers, but some how you've managed to make it look beautiful.
Thank you, I appreciate the encouragement. :)

Zero Point Energy
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...looks a little plain for the ultimate production tech, but is recognizable.

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#159 Post by The Silent One »

Exodus Monument
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It's the monolith from 2001.

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#160 Post by The Silent One »

Black Background removed:

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(looks blurred, was it this way before?)


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#161 Post by eleazar »

ZP Energy and the Monument added to trunk.

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#162 Post by Moriarty »

I quite like most of these icons, well done Silent One.
But I'm not keen on the artificial blackhole one. It doesn't really look like anything.
I can pull it apart into it's three component pieces (accretion disc, jets, icon), but I'm not keen on how it's been put together.
Couldn't you go for more of a "original" black-hole (big black whirlpool) and have a spanner in the corner to represent artificial? Thus skipping the jets (as most non-astronomy buffs won't recognise them I'd guess).

The rest I think are very good.

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#163 Post by The Silent One »

Thanks for your feedback. The problem with the black hole (and other tech icons as well) is that it needs to be recognizable at small sizes. Doing abstracted icons helps here. Still, when all other tech icons are finished, I may very well revise this one and try to achieve a more natural looking icon.
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#164 Post by Josh »

I sketched out something really quick for Zero Point Energy; It just sort of popped into my head. The background is transparent.
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#165 Post by pd »

Looks good and I prefer it over the previous one.

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