splash v0.2

Development of artwork, requests, suggestions, samples, or if you have artwork to offer. Primarily for the artists.
Message
Author
User avatar
pd
Graphics Lead Emeritus
Posts: 1924
Joined: Mon Mar 08, 2004 6:17 pm
Location: 52°16'N 10°31'E

splash v0.2

#1 Post by pd » Wed Jun 23, 2004 11:31 am

ok, this is my proposal. c & c welcome, as usuall.

Image

ah, and please give this font a chance and don't simply say it sucks, or something. i've chosen it, because it's much more powerfull than those science fiction fonts and adds an epic feeling in my mind.
Last edited by pd on Thu Jul 01, 2004 4:10 pm, edited 2 times in total.

User avatar
noelte
Juggernaut
Posts: 872
Joined: Fri Dec 26, 2003 12:42 pm
Location: Germany, Berlin

#2 Post by noelte » Wed Jun 23, 2004 11:39 am

Looks great as usual :-)

I think we need stars. Looks a little bit lonely.

Would a moon fit in?

Izverg
Space Krill
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu May 13, 2004 2:13 pm

#3 Post by Izverg » Wed Jun 23, 2004 11:56 am

Great. But old font was more attractive.

User avatar
tzlaine
Programming Lead Emeritus
Posts: 1092
Joined: Thu Jun 26, 2003 1:33 pm

#4 Post by tzlaine » Wed Jun 23, 2004 12:50 pm

That looks fantastic! I agree that the stars should be a bit brighter, and I prefer the old freeorion logo, but I disagree that you should put a moon in there.

dstjames
Space Floater
Posts: 24
Joined: Fri Dec 12, 2003 3:31 pm
Location: Detroit MI USA

Looks great

#5 Post by dstjames » Wed Jun 23, 2004 1:39 pm

I LOVE it!!! I do think there should be less stars and they should be brighter. Also I dont think the sun (I believe thats what the bright star is supposed to be) looks quite right.

I like the font though and do not feel it needs a moon or anything.

User avatar
Obiwan
Graphics Lead Emeritus
Posts: 258
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2003 11:55 am
Location: Australia NSW

#6 Post by Obiwan » Wed Jun 23, 2004 1:41 pm

Yes, very attractive.
For me the font is good. I agree - epic.
Stars are rather uniform in their density. maybe this is why they come over as not bright.
Superb planet, Simplicity of image very powerful. Very FO

Acoc
Space Krill
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Jun 21, 2004 4:02 pm

#7 Post by Acoc » Wed Jun 23, 2004 2:03 pm

Looks very nice. I love the planet, escpecially since everyone is used to looking a serene Earth, this throws in a little chaos. I think maybe some brightness in the clouds as in lightning might give it even more of a wow factor. I don't know if you can really see much of lightning from space, but it would look neat.

So if this is the main page of the game would the options (New Game, Load Game) be centered or in space to the right.

John

drek
Designer Emeritus
Posts: 935
Joined: Thu Jun 26, 2003 8:07 am

#8 Post by drek » Wed Jun 23, 2004 2:10 pm

The planet and font look great, a vast improvement over the old title screen.

I don't know if it's image compression or what, but the stars look a little pixelated.

I was working on my own version of v.2 logo, but I think what you have looks quite a bit better. Just for kicks, this is what I had:

Image
Image

User avatar
Tyreth
FreeOrion Lead Emeritus
Posts: 885
Joined: Thu Jun 26, 2003 6:23 am
Location: Australia

#9 Post by Tyreth » Wed Jun 23, 2004 2:16 pm

pd, it looks amazing. Not sure which font I prefer, but this is definitely a great looking backdrop.
Last edited by Tyreth on Wed Jun 23, 2004 4:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Underling
Space Squid
Posts: 72
Joined: Thu Nov 20, 2003 3:09 pm
Location: New Jersey

#10 Post by Underling » Wed Jun 23, 2004 3:14 pm

The planet looks superb, and I am particularly fond of the color choices for the world. The font has a great baroque "space opera" type feel that shoud be very fitting for FO.

However, I do think that the splash could look even better if the number of stars were lowered and several color spectrums were introduced (shades of red, green, blue, etc...). The current star field is a little too uniform to the eye.

Overall this is a great contribution. Nice job!

User avatar
Yoghurt
Programmer
Posts: 376
Joined: Sat Jun 28, 2003 8:17 pm
Location: Heidelberg, Germany

#11 Post by Yoghurt » Wed Jun 23, 2004 5:15 pm

Forgive me if this is a stupid question, I was in Limbo for some time:
Do these "Crop-Circles" play a role in the Single-Player campaign? I ask because they are also used in the planetary animations

leiavoia
Space Kraken
Posts: 167
Joined: Sun Jul 20, 2003 6:22 pm

#12 Post by leiavoia » Wed Jun 23, 2004 5:19 pm

The backdrop is very very good. Nice job.

The font, while it does feel "epic", is a bit on the "fantasy" side of the spectrum. If that's the feel we're going for, good. Otherwise, i would go with something a little more sleek. just MHO

User avatar
The Silent One
Graphics
Posts: 1045
Joined: Tue Jul 01, 2003 8:27 pm

#13 Post by The Silent One » Wed Jun 23, 2004 6:18 pm

Looking great, and I like the font very much, partially because it reminds me of the MoO I title sequence.

User avatar
pd
Graphics Lead Emeritus
Posts: 1924
Joined: Mon Mar 08, 2004 6:17 pm
Location: 52°16'N 10°31'E

#14 Post by pd » Wed Jun 23, 2004 10:29 pm

noelte wrote:I think we need stars. Looks a little bit lonely.

Would a moon fit in?
i'll try to add some variety to the stars but i would say a moon would be an overload for the image.
Izverg wrote:Great. But old font was more attractive.
uhm, what did i say?
I wrote:ah, and please give this font a chance and don't simply say it sucks, or something.
right ;)
dstjames wrote:Also I dont think the sun (I believe thats what the bright star is supposed to be) looks quite right.
a sun in this postition, would illuminate the planet in another way. it's supossed to be a near star-cluster or maybe even a galaxy.
Obiwan wrote:[...] Very FO
hehe, thanks ;)
Acoc wrote:I think maybe some brightness in the clouds as in lightning might give it even more of a wow factor. I don't know if you can really see much of lightning from space, but it would look neat.

So if this is the main page of the game would the options (New Game, Load Game) be centered or in space to the right.
I'll give this lighning idea a try. actually i think you can see lightning from space.

the main menu can be anywhere you want it. it can be placed via config.xml(thanks noelte ;) for this image i guess, it would be best placed somewhere at the bottom right.
drek wrote:I don't know if it's image compression or what, but the stars look a little pixelated.
yes, i've noticed this too, but i hoped you guys would overlook it :)
Underling wrote:I do think that the splash could look even better if the number of stars were lowered and several color spectrums were introduced (shades of red, green, blue, etc...). The current star field is a little too uniform to the eye.
okay.
Yoghurt wrote:Do these "Crop-Circles" play a role in the Single-Player campaign? I ask because they are also used in the planetary animations
these 'crop-cricles' are supposed to be citys or maybe giant buildings. i've made quite similar ones for the planets in sidepanel too, but i don't think they play a role in the single-player campaign.
Last edited by pd on Thu Jun 24, 2004 3:05 pm, edited 2 times in total.

vishnou00
Space Kraken
Posts: 157
Joined: Tue May 25, 2004 3:15 am

#15 Post by vishnou00 » Wed Jun 23, 2004 11:28 pm

Love the font. Just I bit more brownish and I wouldn't be able to contain the urge to control the Spice. (FH's Dune's a great space opera)

Post Reply