Author Topic: Which style for the night time?  (Read 1073 times)

Which style for the night time?
« on: 31 Oct 2017, 00:48 »
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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


And here's the standard version



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


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Re: Which style for the night time?
« Reply #1 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?

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Re: Which style for the night time?
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Which style for the night time?
« Reply #3 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).
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Re: Which style for the night time?
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: Which style for the night time?
« Reply #5 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.

Re: Which style for the night time?
« Reply #6 on: 01 Nov 2017, 15:21 »
Thanks for the input people :-)
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Re: Which style for the night time?
« Reply #7 on: 02 Nov 2017, 02:52 »
I like the contrast of the 2nd, but the lighting of the 1st (windows).

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Re: Which style for the night time?
« Reply #8 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

Re: Which style for the night time?
« Reply #9 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!

Re: Which style for the night time?
« Reply #10 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!
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Re: Which style for the night time?
« Reply #11 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: