Help with graphics

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Peter
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Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:22 am

Hey guys

I've decided to start making my own ship graphics instead of stealing other people's for my mods. I don't want to start out making my own graphics from scratch, so I've taken the luminous drone and recolored it. I also attempted to give it 40 facings using gimp. I've attached the mod. The ship in game has a border, but I know why and can fix it, I've just been working on the bug I'm posting for help with first.

If you try out the ship, you will quickly realize that one frame of the ship loads weirdly. If you guys would please load the ship and give it a test, and then see if you can explain why this has happened. Thanks!

(PS: The ship code will look weird, with UNIDs and clashing bits from two mods all over the place, because I was overwriting one of my old mods)
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Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:39 am

nvm
Last edited by shanejfilomena on Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:06 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:54 am

Unfortunately this isn't what I was looking for, as I already knew everything mentioned in that post :(

I've managed to fix my problem though. Some of my facings were weird, not sure why. The border problem is because I am using gimp and the fill tool leaves a sort of messy border, but I haven't removed it yet. I just mentioned it so that people didn't think it was my problem.

Thanks anyway!
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shanejfilomena
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Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:08 am

nvm
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Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:55 am

For some reason you editing your comment to be 'nvm' makes me feel bad :(

Also, why do you always say that everyone else has more talent than you do? Your Contact mod is excellent!
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Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:13 am

The standard luminous drone image already has 40 facings and a bitmask - I'd suggest just recoloring them all at once using effects and filters, then you can reuse the existing bitmask.
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Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:44 am

Wait, really? The graphics I found in the resources had 20 facings o.o
Please tell me I didn't waste those couple of hours...

If it does have 40 facings, can you please show me where to find these graphics? All the graphics I can find have 20.
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Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:51 am

 …Yeah, it only has twenty. I think he was half-asleep when he typed that (which I say because he had mentioned being on his way to bed over an hour earlier on IRC before we all sidetracked him).
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Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:53 pm

Phew... Phew... I spent quite a while giving it 40 facings.

Even if it did have 40 facings, it still would've been good for the learning experience :D
Because all I've done in the past is borrow other people's graphics.
My dream is to one day discover that someone who plays transcendence lives near me and goes to my school. Then I can finally have a friend.
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