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    Unhappy Does anyone know how to make these graphics??

    Hi,
    I've seen this on other sites and was wondering how they make these 3d graphics http://www.arenasolutions.com/
    Thanks for your help.

    Matty

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    I think those are just made the way you normally make graphics. Nothing special involved just shadowing and lighting to make them look 3d.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmerB
    I think those are just made the way you normally make graphics. Nothing special involved just shadowing and lighting to make them look 3d.
    I believe they make sure they use the tried and true art of using a horizon line to maintain the same perspective for all images. See www.olejarz.com/arted/perspective/intro2.html for more on the horizon line. There are plenty of art sites out there that will cover this elementary concept if you'd like to learn more.

    EDIT: Well, actually its the same idea as a horizon line, but the images dont actually grow smaller as they are "farther back" in the image. Make a diagonal grid first and make sure everything has the same angles.
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    the style is called "pixel art". in most cases, all angles are at 45 degrees, and the whole projection is isometric.

    normally, you would do it by using the pencil tool in photoshop or whatever and drawing the outlines, then filling in the bigger surfaces with a flat colour or a pixelated pattern...

    the main thing you'll need is patience...
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    Google.co.uk: "pixel art tutorial"
    http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=%22...e+Search&meta=

    See also:
    http://www.computerarts.co.uk/tutori...l.asp?id=32297
    for a fairly considered tutorial
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    Thanks

    Great,

    Thanks for all your help, That's exactly what
    I was looking for.
    It definetely takes a lot of patience

    Matty

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    Yes, pixel art is what its called. Its very interesting indeed. You will find that you come across more sites/tutorials by searching for "pixel pushing" It's what its more often referred to as. I tried it out once myself, I couldnt quite get it though. I have a few web sites I had bookmarked as a category for below. Dont hold me responsible for them though, dont even know why I had them for this subject or whats on them... hehe

    http://www.zoggles.co.uk/pixelation
    http://www.rpghost.com/promisance.html
    http://www.tsugumo.swoo.net/tutorial
    http://www.spritedomain.net/pixel_tut.htm

    Hope this helps a little

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    Hope your patient. Here's a cool example of pixel art on the Red Hot Chili Peppers site. The designer "pixelized" the bands album covers.
    http://www.redhotchilipeppers.com/di...phy/index.html


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