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Title: Which style for the night time?
Post by: Mouth for war on 31 Oct 2017, 00:48
Hey y'all!

I can't decide which style to choose and I would like to see what everyone thinks before I get too far. It's not that hard to change I guess but when there's a lot of images to change it becomes a chore :D

This one seems really pleasant to me but it's good to know what everyone else thinks
(https://i.imgur.com/r8BsCPc.png)

And here's the standard version
(https://i.imgur.com/LN7srUX.png)


Ok and just for fun. Here's the pixel version for all old schoolers. I'm not gonna go with that style but I just felt like making a pixel version as well :D
(https://i.imgur.com/EjpniAT.png)

Title: Re: Which style for the night time?
Post by: Cl... on 31 Oct 2017, 01:04
I'd go with the first. Isn't the bright spot on the ground a bit too bright for nighttime, though?
Title: Re: Which style for the night time?
Post by: Danvzare on 31 Oct 2017, 12:44
I'd go with the first. Isn't the bright spot on the ground a bit too bright for nighttime, though?
+1 The first looks the best.
There's too much contrast in the second one, and the third one is too blurry to make out any of the details.
Title: Re: Which style for the night time?
Post by: Cassiebsg on 31 Oct 2017, 18:39
I find both pleasant, I like a bit more contrast than the others though. But both work fine for me, really. (nod)

As for the ground, I agree, it's too bright. Unless it's water or a highly reflective surface (not something we would expect from grass/dirt ground though).
Title: Re: Which style for the night time?
Post by: Babar on 31 Oct 2017, 21:45
I'd also say the first one looks better, aside from the glowy windows, I don't think those work, and since you're not using AGS, and probably using some 3D engine(?) the lighting issue that would exist with characters in the scene aren't there.
Title: Re: Which style for the night time?
Post by: Gurok on 31 Oct 2017, 23:31
I think the third has the best colouring. I'd go with that, but at high resolution, no window glow.
Title: Re: Which style for the night time?
Post by: Mouth for war on 01 Nov 2017, 15:21
Thanks for the input people :-)
Title: Re: Which style for the night time?
Post by: dactylopus on 02 Nov 2017, 02:52
I like the contrast of the 2nd, but the lighting of the 1st (windows).
Title: Re: Which style for the night time?
Post by: InCreator on 04 Nov 2017, 21:47
I like the pixel version :D but It's a waste to use it since your high-res is so detailed.

I'd say go with contrast on the first image, make ground a bit darker, reduce bloom on windows a bit and make windows cast some light on the ground for realism
Title: Re: Which style for the night time?
Post by: manifest class on 30 Dec 2017, 11:31
I thought I liked the sharpness of the second more, but given some thought the first seems a bit more whole to me, so I'll go with that. Cool artwork nonetheless. Really wondering what sinister or completely benign activities go on within the glow of that hut!
Title: Re: Which style for the night time?
Post by: Mouth for war on 06 Jan 2018, 13:11
Thanks! Haha actually there's a nice guy inside the house. A hermit who helps you after you've been shot by a fellow treasure hunter who leaves you to die on the beach!
Title: Re: Which style for the night time?
Post by: disgustindustin on 08 Jan 2018, 15:04
If you already have access to bloom effects, I'd use it. So: 1st one. Otherwise: The house could use more asymmetry, that one bush doesn't quite cut it. Some suggestions:
-Allow the lower part of the windows to curve naturally with the round house
-Do the same with the staircase as well, and add perspective by changing the length of the planks (top(farthest) shortest, lower (closest) longest).

I do prefer the pixel version though :wink: