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Title: Wallpaper - Type Paint - Prototypes
Post by: celebkiriedhel on March 19, 2013, 12:48:14 PM
These are our paint walls based on Spacedoll's AL Wallpaper template using Maxis trims. I've used asparagus as a base texture at 50% reduction to minimise the size of the details.

I've left the wallpapers at full size to allow you to see exactly what you are getting.

Numbering works as
1
Plain
2
Crown and
Kick
3
Kick
4
beadboard
5
Picture Rail
Beadboard
6
bi-coloured with
Chair Rail
7
Fancy Crown
and Kick
8
Fancy Crown
Kick and Chair Rail
9
Bi-coloured Fancy
Crown Kick Chair
Rail
10
Framed
Wainscoting
11
Inset
Wainscoting
12
Egg and Dart
Kick
13
Egg and Dart
Crown and Kick
14
Egg and Dart
Bi-Coloured
Crown Kick Chair
Rail
15
Egg and Dart
Double Coffered
Wainscoting

Edit 08/04/2013: 1-6 have been updated to the final template
Edit 11/04/2013: 7-9 have been updated to the final template
Edit 12/04/2013: 11 has been updated to the final template
Edit 18/04/2013: All 15 have been updated to the final template

6, 9, and 14 have 30% darker textures at the bottom to match the mixed colour ones that EA have - but I am open to leaving them out.

I haven't done Curiona's molding from Shastakiss yet, but will be adding to this post when I'm done.

How do you feel about these ones? Are there any you don't like? Are there any you would like but aren't here?

(http://www.simthing.net/defaults/ALType01.jpg)(http://www.simthing.net/defaults/ALType02.jpg)(http://www.simthing.net/defaults/ALType03.jpg)
(http://www.simthing.net/defaults/ALType04.jpg)(http://www.simthing.net/defaults/ALType05.jpg)(http://www.simthing.net/defaults/ALType06.jpg)
(http://www.simthing.net/defaults/ALType07.jpg)(http://www.simthing.net/defaults/ALType08.jpg)(http://www.simthing.net/defaults/ALType09.jpg)
(http://www.simthing.net/defaults/ALType10.jpg)(http://www.simthing.net/defaults/ALType11.jpg)(http://www.simthing.net/defaults/ALType12.jpg)
(http://www.simthing.net/defaults/ALType13.jpg)(http://www.simthing.net/defaults/ALType14.jpg)(http://www.simthing.net/defaults/ALType15.jpg)


Title: Re: Wallpaper - Type Paint - Prototypes
Post by: celebkiriedhel on March 20, 2013, 02:04:00 PM
I've started pulling down the wallpaper-paint category, and I'm noticing that they have bumpmaps so far!!!

Do you want me to try getting bumpy on the trims?
Title: Re: Wallpaper - Type Paint - Prototypes
Post by: HugeLunatic on March 20, 2013, 03:48:57 PM
I've noticed your shadow layer is leaving a small gap on the seams.
Title: Re: Wallpaper - Type Paint - Prototypes
Post by: celebkiriedhel on March 20, 2013, 10:33:40 PM
Yeah, thanks Lunie - I will be fixing that.
Title: Re: Wallpaper - Type Paint - Prototypes
Post by: amythestfenix on March 21, 2013, 12:09:20 PM
Sorry I haven't been back on sooner, I've had back problems that interfere with my computer use, so all I could do was get the things I promised poseted before having to go lie down  :cry

I think the walls look really good, except for the fancy crown molding which is just a little pixelated for me and I would like all kick moldings to match- some of these that look like they are supposed to match have more texture or shadow than others.

Reducing the texture is a good thing. I usually have the linen texture as an overlay and fill on a color layer. On the darker colors, I often copy the overlay layer and reduce to 50% or so to enhance the texture, without making the color too dark, sometimes lightening it a bit.

Bump maps are good  :)
Title: Re: Wallpaper - Type Paint - Prototypes
Post by: celebkiriedhel on March 21, 2013, 10:27:26 PM
No worries Kate - I was getting a little worried about how you were - and I'm really sorry that your back is giving you problems! Take all the time you need with it. I know how horrible back pain can be. (http://www.simthing.net/tbt/smileys/hug.gif)  :hug

I'm going to be re-doing the templates, I wanted to throw these up quickly to make sure we were on the same page.

I agree the fancy crown is too pixelated. Extracting it from Homecrafter it comes out that way, I suspect I'll be actually recreating bits of it, as well as on other trims.
The shadows are going to be reduced down to just the one or two pixels across btw - so there's less seamage if people want to mix types.

There are 3 types of kick moulding - the one for simple, one for fancy and one for egg and dart. I can reduce this down to the just one?

In this one, we've got the kick moulding attached to each type of wallpaper (i.e. 15 kick mouldings) - I think what I'm going to do to make sure they are uniform is separate that out to just the 3 kick mouldings - this will make sure that they are uniform to each.

I'll also be making the chair railing at the same height for all wallpapers.

It sounds like you're happy with the linen texture for paints.

What I'll do with the bump maps, is make a couple of ones to try it out and take some in-game pictures for you to have a look later when you're feeling better.
Title: Re: Wallpaper - Type Paint - Prototypes
Post by: celebkiriedhel on April 06, 2013, 08:23:47 AM
06/04/2013 Update

Types 1 and 3 are generated = 147 bitmaps. This covers both AL and non-AL defaults and non-defaults.
Woods = White, AL Light, AL Medium, AL Dark, Cherry, Black.

Not convinced that the Black is good enough. Problem is that the Black Wood is too black to cope with extra shading.  I've lightened the shading, but... well you look and see what you think.

(http://www.simthing.net/defaults/BlackWoodKick.png)


After re-doing the fancy crown, I realised that I have to re-do the simple crown as well.

This is what the simple crown looks like in its different woods.

(http://www.simthing.net/defaults/WhiteCrownKick.png)(http://www.simthing.net/defaults/LtCrownKick.png)(http://www.simthing.net/defaults/MedtCrownKick.png)
(http://www.simthing.net/defaults/DkCrownKick.png)(http://www.simthing.net/defaults/CherryCrownKick.png)(http://www.simthing.net/defaults/BlackCrownKick.png)

I'm even less convinced with the black Crown Kick.

I'm starting to feel that Black either needs to use a lighter Black wood to get the right colour, or we leave Black wood out completely for the Paints.

What do you think Shasta and Kate?

(P.S. Don't worry about the white line - that's just me mis-matching on the sample - it's seamless on the template)
Title: Re: Wallpaper - Type Paint - Prototypes
Post by: Karlene on April 06, 2013, 02:16:02 PM
If I may comment... I LIKE the black!
Title: Re: Wallpaper - Type Paint - Prototypes
Post by: shastakiss on April 06, 2013, 02:22:14 PM
The moulding looks good all tidied up and nice!
I'm guessing the white, light, medium, and dark would be replacements and the cherry and black are just extras? And that black is using the agreed upon texture? It looks dark to me too, especially the baseboard. Could you break the laws of natural lighting and have it be as light as the crown moulding?
I'm impressed with your attention to detail!

fake edit - ha ha Karlene! I like it too but it still looks too dark :)
Title: Re: Wallpaper - Type Paint - Prototypes
Post by: amythestfenix on April 06, 2013, 02:44:40 PM
These are looking very good  :wub I agree that the original black is too dark and would lighten it like you have, also using shasta's suggestion of lightening the baseboard. It still reads as "black" and if the black stays consistent across the series, I think it will look perfect. I know that I will love having these!
Title: Re: Wallpaper - Type Paint - Prototypes
Post by: celebkiriedhel on April 06, 2013, 04:07:25 PM
Shasta, yeah - Cherry and Black are in the non-default set. And there will be a mix of the others in the defaults depending on what the original set has - but every colour will have all 15 styles, and all 6 woods (90)  with 21 Colours (1890 walls). So lots of completer sets.

I've done a little playing around and I think I'm going to go with the black wood brightened 40%.

(http://www.simthing.net/defaults/NewBlackCrownKick)(http://www.simthing.net/defaults/BlackCrownKick.png)(http://www.simthing.net/defaults/WoodBlack.png)

The shading brings it back quite a bit. I may darken it again, depending on how it goes in the game. It can look quite different because of the lighting.

With the collection for the walls - do we want to have just the one collection per colour (21) or one collection by Wood type (6) or one collection per style (15)?

Sunday 07/04 Currently Done - 1, 2, 3, 6.
Monday 08/04 Currently Done - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Title: Re: Wallpaper - Type Paint - Prototypes
Post by: amythestfenix on April 07, 2013, 03:14:05 PM
We could make all three collections? I love collection files because I have so much CC and it's the only way not to sort through way more catalog pics than necessary. Especially since they are so small  :wacko
Title: Re: Wallpaper - Type Paint - Prototypes
Post by: celebkiriedhel on April 07, 2013, 06:04:52 PM
Sure - I can do that.

As I've done the paints - I've updated the prototypes up in the first post. So some replies won't make sense now.
Title: Re: Wallpaper - Type Paint - Prototypes
Post by: amythestfenix on April 09, 2013, 12:48:47 AM
I think they are looking very good, Kiri  :love
Title: Re: Wallpaper - Type Paint - Prototypes
Post by: celebkiriedhel on April 09, 2013, 04:32:41 AM
(http://www.simthing.net/defaults/Conversion01.jpg)
(http://www.simthing.net/defaults/Conversion02.jpg)
(http://www.simthing.net/defaults/Conversion03.jpg)

This doesn't include the 3 Kids wallpapers.
Title: Re: Wallpaper - Type Paint - Prototypes
Post by: celebkiriedhel on April 09, 2013, 04:20:41 PM
Type 8 has been replaced. This is the beginning of the Fancy Crown set.

I've taken the liberty of keeping the kickboard from the simple set for 7,8,9 as well - 1: it looks good, 2: it fits with the 10 and 11.

12 - 15 will keep the plain kickboard to go with the Egg and Dart Crown.

If you have a problem with that - let me know.

I'm really pleased with how the Fancy Crown is looking, esp. in the other woods - I'll stick up a sampler tomorrow morning.

(http://www.simthing.net/defaults/FancyKickCrownRailBi6Woods.png)
Title: Re: Wallpaper - Type Paint - Prototypes
Post by: celebkiriedhel on April 12, 2013, 03:49:17 PM
I'm re-doing 10 and 11. While it looks ok (see page 1 samples), you'll notice that the dark line under the chair rail is short 3 pixels on the inset coffered, and missing on one side of the  Framed Coffered. I've fixed them both.
Title: Re: Wallpaper - Type Paint - Prototypes
Post by: RKetex on April 12, 2013, 09:09:03 PM
Am I allowed to comment here on what a fantastic job you guys are doing? The details are so crisp even on my old Dell Windows XP PC.  And I really like the linen texture.  :perfect10
Title: Re: Wallpaper - Type Paint - Prototypes
Post by: celebkiriedhel on April 13, 2013, 03:24:37 AM
Of course you are!

This is mostly just for me to keep track of what I'm up to - but I always appreciate feedback, both positive and negative. :)
Title: Re: Wallpaper - Type Paint - Prototypes
Post by: celebkiriedhel on April 18, 2013, 05:02:34 AM
OK All the templates are now generated, with all the woods, and textures.

I've tested the egg and dart at the same height as the fancy crown.

(http://www.simthing.net/defaults/ceiling1.jpg) (that's not the final egg and dart btw, I've added a little more definition into it by adding a 1 line shadow under the crown line.

All the important bits are showing.

Kate and Shasta - are you ok with this, or do you want the frilly bit a bit lower?
Title: Re: Wallpaper - Type Paint - Prototypes
Post by: amythestfenix on April 18, 2013, 09:43:05 AM
I think it looks good at this height. I like the beadboard height also. I'm looking forward to using these  :love
Title: Re: Wallpaper - Type Paint - Prototypes
Post by: celebkiriedhel on April 18, 2013, 10:36:15 AM
Grand. I should be finished doing all the bitmaps/pngs this week.

Planning on doing all the Homecrafter ones first - it'll be easier to do the non-default sets and completer sets that way.
Then defaults,
Then collections.
Title: Re: Wallpaper - Type Paint - Prototypes
Post by: shastakiss on April 18, 2013, 02:04:18 PM
Ha ha frilly bit :))
They look great, I think you placed the crown moulding at the perfect height!
Title: Re: Wallpaper - Type Paint - Prototypes
Post by: celebkiriedhel on April 22, 2013, 07:55:21 AM
Kate and Shasta - you have mail. :)