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Offline The E

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A Blue Planet Art Challenge!
As you guys know, UEF Frigates all carry elaborate Nameplates. Now, For the next release, there's going to be a few new Frigates that haven't entered the field yet, and they too want their shiny stuff.

Now, as I rate myself a bad artist at best, I decided to outsource these. Here are the specs:

-Each nameplate is a 1024x256 png with transparent background.
-The font used is called "Gunship", and is available here: http://www.dafont.com/gunship.font

Here are the ship names:

FG2103 Ridwan
FG2104 Hebrides

FG2105 Vallis Marineris
FG2106 Bradbury

FG2107 Tigris
FA2308 Hesperia

FG2110 Ultima

FG3106 Ardent

Ridwan and Hebrides, Vallis Marineris and Bradbury, Tigris and Hesperia are all part of the same FrigRons. Feel free to use similarly themed designs for them, similar to how the Indus/Yangtze designs were similar to each other.
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: A Blue Planet Art Challenge!
Do you require shinemaps, glowmaps, and normals as well?

 

Offline Shivan Hunter

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Looking through the files, it seems like you have one for the Ridwan.

Also how do you usually deal with long names like the Vallis Marineris? Just make the font smaller?

edit: dekker: nope, a single transparent image with no wear effects. Look in the bp files for stuff like "akula.dds" edit2: bp2-visuals1.vp edit3: spelling

edit4: So I did the text of all of them, leaving a 128x256 area for the logo (in most cases this can be as big as necessary but 256x256 would crowd a few names). For the Vallis I kept the size ratio of name:number about the same. Need some inspiration for the logos... maybe give some backstory about each ship, if it's available?










edit5: the vallis marineris looks a bit weird so I did an alternate one :7

edit6: lulz

edit7: is vallis marineris supposed to be valles marineris
« Last Edit: February 10, 2014, 06:56:28 pm by Shivan Hunter »

 

Offline Darius

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Re: A Blue Planet Art Challenge!
For comparison's sake these were done a while back, but I expect others are able to make much better ones!







 
Re: A Blue Planet Art Challenge!
oh christ that hebrides image
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Offline An4ximandros

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How exactly would you go about creating an image for the Vallis one? a scar in a red circle?

 

Offline crizza

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What about the actual outline of the Vallis upon Mars?

Edit: Never mind just looked it up. That thing is bloody huge^^
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On it.
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Offline -Sara-

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Hebrides, may touch it up a bit more. Will continue on the rest tomorrow. But just to give an idea. It's based on the flag of the outer Hebrides islands. Second one with the islands depicted. Third with tighter waves.



« Last Edit: February 11, 2014, 05:05:30 pm by -Sara- »
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Offline General Battuta

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HI SARA

 

Offline Shivan Hunter

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wb sara!

I'm sure everyone's noticed but I ****ed up the Hesperia template 'cause I'm dumb - change it to "FA" if you use it!

I made a crappy attempt at the Valathil Vallis Marineris:

I plonked mars next to the name oh god I'm so not lazy


Oh my god I figured out how to use the posterize effect (not sure about colors here it kinda sucks)


I kinda thought about using mars for the Bradbury as well but that's just because I only really know him for the martian chronicles because I'm not well-read (and Fahrenheit 451 obvs)

 

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I kinda thought about using mars for the Bradbury as well but that's just because I only really know him for the martian chronicles because I'm not well-read (and Fahrenheit 451 obvs)
Just draw a bunch of other ships falling over and assume it's named after that other famous Bradbury.. :D
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Offline Rhymes

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You know if you wanted something subtle, you could try a Mars rover instead--NASA did name the Curiosity landing site Bradbury Landing, so that's also a thing. 
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Or take a stylised shipdyard for Bradbury :D
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Re: A Blue Planet Art Challenge!
The Martian Chronicles was my first thought for Bradbury too; I'm thinking you could take this cover art and maybe doll it up a bit to better fit the style of an ident?
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Offline redsniper

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Use the Fahrenheit 451 cover with the guy on fire.
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Offline Rheyah

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I am really **** at art but the Vallis Marineris one could work as just the outline of the geological structure itself.

 

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I'm working on a thing for the Hesperia. Because I have a knack for putting way too much work into certain things, it'll take me a few more days to poast.
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Offline IronBeer

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Well, "a few days" wound up meaning "almost two weeks". What can I do?

I can offer my attempt at a passable emblem:


Before anybody starts poking holes in my meager art skills, I'll address what I see as the main issues:
1) Obviously I didn't nail down the transparency 100%. That's easy to fix.
2) I'm not sure how to address her skirt near the bottom of the frame.
3) And most importantly, I don't have a lot of experience with digital coloration. I *might* be able to produce better colors given some time, or I might just make a pig's ear of it.

What you see doesn't need to be the absolute final product, I'm more looking for validation of the design ethos in its own right.
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