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GUI - New graphics?

Post by Crypton » Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:39 pm

As you might already know, folks from arcanumnet.ru are working on another Arcanum clone. At this moment they are working on new GUI system and graphics for their clone. This reminds me our previous discussion about new GUI system, and fact that we will need some new GUI graphics as well, because of new features that will be added, such as higher screen resolution support, IRC chat and so on.

Few days ago I've tried to edit original Arcanum GUI to fit higher screen resolutions, results are posted at out facebook page, in screenshot sections. I'll post them here as well:

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What do you think, does it looks good? I think that it does, a little bit, however I also think that we will need to make completely new GUI, even I love original, it will be hard to mix new and old to make them look like made by one designer.

This brings a question: Make completely new layout or copy original?
Its possible to make new gui that will look like original, only colors, materials and textures might differ a little bit, but it makes it harder to recreate.

A while ago, I've tried to create new login dialog:

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I could recreate whole GUI to have same design as in picture above. What do you think, is that good idea, or it will be better to use original?

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Update: We have winner :whistle:

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Re: New GUI graphics?

Post by Keyron » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:03 pm

I think that the new one is a littile... empty.
I like both but i prefere the original.

if you add some thorns or golden borders with decorated angles with cogs or thorns and roses at the second one it can be better.

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Re: New GUI graphics?

Post by Crypton » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:15 pm

Keyron wrote:I think that the new one is a littile... empty.
I like both but i prefere the original.

if you add some thorns or golden borders with decorated angles with cogs or thorns and roses at the second one it can be better.
Thank you for your feedback and welcome at our forums! ;)

I agree that this design is kinda generic, and not game specific. I made it quickly. I'll try to enchant that in way that you recommended. I'll post some results later.

Again, thank you and have a nice day ;)

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Re: New GUI graphics?

Post by NeOn » Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:22 pm

Login dialog looks bad Image

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Re: New GUI graphics?

Post by Crypton » Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:46 pm

NeOn wrote:Login dialog looks bad Image
Heh, really? :? and how would you make it look better? what to change? please, give me some feedback ;)

Update: I've tried to add some industry to it, but it doesn't probably look good, I'm out of ideas...

public/images/panel5%20copy.png

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Re: New GUI graphics?

Post by Keyron » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:49 am

if i see only the upper part remember me mickey mouse :P.

i think you should try to reverse the cogs internally, if you draw only the currently hidden quarter i think that can be better...

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Re: New GUI graphics?

Post by NeOn » Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:29 am

more like a piece of plastic painted like a tree, you need more matte image, with a relief of a tree.

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Re: New GUI graphics?

Post by Crypton » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:28 am

Really, it looks more like plastic wood... here is another try:
public/images/panel6%20copy.png

public/images/panel7%20copy.png

public/images/panel7%20copy2.png

public/images/panel9%20copy.png

Which of these looks best?

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Re: New GUI graphics?

Post by Crypton » Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:02 am

Keyron wrote:if i see only the upper part remember me mickey mouse :P.

i think you should try to reverse the cogs internally, if you draw only the currently hidden quarter i think that can be better...
Something like this?
public/images/panel8%20copy.png

public/images/panel8%20copy2.png

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Re: New GUI graphics?

Post by Crypton » Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:46 am

Let's say that we throw that cogs idea away:

public/images/panel10%20copy.png

public/images/panel10%20copy2.png

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