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Discussion in 'UHall' started by Sevin0oo0, May 5, 2012.

  1. Sevin0oo0

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    Yo, did y'all make some changes to these? I remember in the past, and I'll admit, I might have hacked my art, brightening up the insides of several so I could find my blackrock. I also put some on a pink-purple background and went OMG, look at those edges and the inside hinge area, (some even had chunks missing), and smoothed them out. I just noticed these all look better - 2D
     
  2. MalagAste

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  3. Sevin0oo0

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    I'll have to look to see if I still have them. Originally, as exported, the intent was just to brighten them, the background wasn't actually black like it appeared, the client just doesn't display that particular color, as changing the global pallet color to a lighter one didn't work out or using a fill brush. I still had fun tho, like a mini-game - like controlling canopy, or turning off blood tiles, it only affects what what you see, visually
    The Garg picture you get just before the actual login was to be next, it looks like it might actually be multiple pictures with some transparent layers or something going on.
    They just look cleaner now. I think it was the wooden jewelry chest looking one that was the worst. Details along edges can change quite drastically with zoom, it's not all just about pixelation. People hear about art updates all the time, usually w/o much detail, perhaps because it's a technical subject and people like me wouldn't understand anyways. like Ultima 1 CGA days. just givin credit where credit is due.
     
  4. eve

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    Grimm......

    I still use the most favored CC. Could the inside of containers be changed to something other than black.

    I havwn't the knowledge or skill to make the inside colors change, but so hate when I lose dark items
    within a container because of the black background. Could the inside backgroumds please be changed so those of us who prefer the older client no longer have thie problem.

    Would be deeply appreciated.

    eve
     
  5. Sevin0oo0

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    of course, you can't use altered art files on a production shard, just privately. Petra suggested Monitor settings, which also help with that - I kept missing the abyssal cloth in coffins. There's other art problems that give me difficulty, the object 'jumps' like when picking up a gem, and clicking a spider silk give me fits. I agree, as others, many containers seem rather 'dismal'. I like smaller containers, picnic containers, that open up large, like a Tardis. Thread was probably a bad idea, Grimm can't comment on modded art. oops, sorry
     
  6. TheGrimmOmen

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    I vaguely remember lightening them a long time ago, making any changes to things like you requested is extremely hard since any changes to legacy assets are usually not well received, and thus we don't usually make them. I'll bring up the topic with Jeff and Mesanna next week and we'll have a talk about it.

    Cheers!

    -Grimm
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    I think the solution, when it was previously brought up, has been to create containers with lighter backgrounds, like the various gift boxes and baskets. It's helpful, but not when the item in question has to remain in your main pack, or is received into your main pack like blackrock or the knight's kiss.
    I don't suppose there's any way to put in an option to select your main pack type from a menu? Dark tanned or light tanned?
    Here's a more 'lightly tanned' leather (from insideuo gumps)
    Capture.GIF Capture2.GIF
     
  8. Pinco

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    maybe adding a customizable gamma to the client could solve the issue...
     
  9. Sevin0oo0

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    didn't find them, and had to recreate, best as could... this is what I was talking about...

    This is the OMG!
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    Dark inside, especially the middle of the lower. Sides and front lower edge are missing bits
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    orig dark coffin
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    brightened coffin sample - loses definition around skull & crossbones tho
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    orig dark backpack
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    quick and dirty brightened backpack sample
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    I'm not trying to offer replacement, just drawing attention to what others are experiencing. My opinion is some things need replacement, skinning knives and such come to mind as I have to dye them so i can find the things when I need them.
     
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    That would be ideal.....

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  11. Cogniac

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    I had to do some similar Photoshop brightening on UOGuide's backpack pic; you just couldn't see anything dark on top of it.