Level 23 Pixelist
chip battle art

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  1st/75   Σ29.215   Dec 1st 2016 7:06am
Thanks to our lovely admin who gave us some more time, i was able to stack this pile of pixels and polygoons together.

This is actually an animated picture, in APNG
format, and should render well in every Gecko-based browser or IrfanView. Any APNG-incompatible software will just render first frame, so it won't be completely broken in any case.

It's 3D of course, but the rules say that pixelart is merely preferred, and not enforced for cover arts, besides i have a good excuse (xD), since the animation on the screen was done purely in gud ol' pixelist style, in raster graphics editor (the arc above logo was AA'd manually, no rulebreaking here in case someone compulsively examined every point xD).

Basically reinvented and polished my first idea for this cover, turned out quite well, it's probably the first thing i made for BotB i'm really happy with. As for 3D stuff, no premade models were used, all geometry has been modelled from scratch. Powered by Blender, Krita, Aseprite, Micro$uc$$ Paint and APNGASM.

Enjoy (or not, whatever xD)!

The computer is Amiga 500
Monitor loosely modelled after this

Just in case someone wanted raw pixulart animation, here's the file: https://aww.moe/qy3p5d.png
And a WIP picture as a bonus https://aww.moe/d55z1q.png

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Level 11 Pixelist
post #74524 :: 2016.12.02 9:28am
  MiDoRi liēkd this
If this does not get first place then I'm quitting for realz :P
Level 23 Pedagogist
post #74651 :: 2016.12.05 7:37am
  MiDoRi liēkd this
ooooOOOOO the nostalgia... the feels... all 7s
Level 23 Pixelist
post #74682 :: 2016.12.05 12:33pm :: edit 2016.12.05 12:33pm
TFW the more times i look at it i still keep noticing small details i could do better, like i could give the back side of the rotating logo a darker color tone, to make it look more convincing, and maybe even a some kind of shadow...
Also the wallpaper would look better if tinted slightly reddish, but i'm always getting picky on things i made, no matter how happy i am with them initially =D
Level 23 Pedagogist
post #74683 :: 2016.12.05 1:14pm
  MiDoRi liēkd this
that says neat things of an artist!, i find this to be the best one imo; really got me back~ +Q+
Level 27 Renderist
post #74742 :: 2016.12.06 7:33am
  sqwerty and MiDoRi liēkd this
very pretty
Level 9 Chipist
post #74766 :: 2016.12.06 2:43pm
  ViLXDRYAD liēkd this
yea, nice work. great details and comfy to look at
Level 24 Chipist
th4 D34D
post #74836 :: 2016.12.09 1:23am
  MiDoRi liēkd this
OK so first off I looove the models, and the toon shading gives this a totally epic, polished look. Great lighting, clean textures, this is great! This really makes me want to get into Blender. BTW if you ever want to get any of the autodesk products for free, just go to: http://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/featured
and I believe there aren't any checks, so you can just put a school and it will let you download any of their suite. Or if you prefer blender, let me know because I love open source, Krita is awesome!
Level 23 Pixelist
post #74839 :: 2016.12.09 5:25am
  th4 D34D and ViLXDRYAD liēkd this
Glad you liked it!
Also yeah, as for Autodesk programs thanks for the info, i was already aware of the fact they're providing the software with limited license free of charge. Initially, when i wanted to learn the basics of 3D i was very reluctant to even try fooling around with Blender, because its UI scared me off more than any other program, but in the end i forced myself to do so, and surprisingly enough i went from total frustration mode to i-love-it mode and now most of the time i know what i'm actually doing xD
It's all about the convoluted interface, which at first glance behaves completely against intuition, especially when someone has a bunch of hours spent in 3DS Max/Maya/others on their account, but in the end it's rather worth it to overcome the first UGH impresion.
It feels much better to support quality FOSS software than buying/pirating/using limited edition of commercial product; shame that not every tool out there has equally good free counterparts tho.
Level 21 Mixist
post #74849 :: 2016.12.09 11:57am
  MiDoRi liēkd this
i love the details
Level 24 Chipist
th4 D34D
post #74909 :: 2016.12.12 4:54am
  MiDoRi liēkd this
Well as a person with many hours spent in Maya, and only a few in other programs, I may have a rough time with the Blender interface. But, I'm definitely going to have to give it a shot sometime soon. Your feedback is compelling enough to make me feel it would definitely be worth it. Thanks!
Level 28 Chipist
post #74943 :: 2016.12.12 5:07pm
  Savestate and MiDoRi liēkd this
this is super nice; good job
Level 25 Chipist
post #75128 :: 2016.12.16 4:49pm
  MiDoRi liēkd this
my favorite battleart for this, love all the effort! \.o./
Level 23 Pixelist
post #75202 :: 2016.12.18 4:07am
Thanks :3
Level 24 Chipist
post #75455 :: 2016.12.25 12:08pm
  MiDoRi, Pegmode and gotoandplay liēkd this
Level 29 Chipist
post #75487 :: 2016.12.25 5:22pm
  MiDoRi liēkd this
woah nice !!!!
Level 23 Pixelist
post #75584 :: 2016.12.27 2:21am
  Slimeball, ViLXDRYAD and themnotyou liēkd this
Holy funk, I've made it :O
Level 18 Pixelist
post #105404 :: 2018.11.17 1:42pm
  Yomaru Kasuga, MiDoRi and Slimeball liēkd this
Wow! coolengooden!!
Level 13 Chipist
Yomaru Kasuga
post #107615 :: 2019.02.15 4:54am
  MiDoRi liēkd this
Level 20 chipist
post #107618 :: 2019.02.15 4:59am
  ASIKWUSpulse, tennisers, MiDoRi, Slimeball and kleeder liēkd this
I just came across this now, I instantly recognised the art style from Robyn's album cover. Looks great

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