Custom MvM robot icons

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Snowbat, May 18, 2014.

  1. Snowbat

    Snowbat L4: Comfortable Member

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    So, I'm working on an MvM map and Alias is busy making my waves. Since we plan to make "custom" robot classes, I've been tinkering with icon creation a bit.

    Ullapool Caber Demo: [​IMG]
    Direct Hit Soldier: [​IMG]
    Kritzkrieg Medic: [​IMG]
    Loose Cannon Demo: [​IMG]
    Cow Mangler Soldier: [​IMG]
    Natasha Heavy: [​IMG]
    Phlog Pyro: [​IMG]
    Boston Basher Scout: [​IMG]
    Sun on a Stick Scout: [​IMG]
    Skullcutter Demo: [​IMG]
    Fireaxe Pyro: [​IMG]
    Axtinguisher Pyro: [​IMG]
    Fire Bullet Sniper: [​IMG]
    King Sentry Buster (Alias' surprise!): [​IMG]
    Brass Beast Heavy: [​IMG]
    Third Degree Pyro: [​IMG]

    Not sure it's very good, so I thought I'd ask some opinions.
     
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  2. UKCS-Alias

    aa UKCS-Alias Mann vs Machine... or... Mapper vs Meta?

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    The loose cannon on its own already is a bit flawed with icons thanks to valve. You have an icon with 3 pipes where there also should have been 1 for the normal demo with just 1 pipe on it. That default icon should have been for the loose cannon.

    Your pyro icon seems fine
     
  3. theharribokid

    aa theharribokid

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    I think an atom sign over the pyro flame might be nice or hpow about replicating the Dr.Grordbort sign (http://www.teamfortress.com/grordborts/) and replacing the Righteous Bison with a flame or phlog
     
  4. Snowbat

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    Something like this you mean?

    Cow Mangler Sollie:
    [​IMG]

    Phlog Pyro
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Lampenpam

    aa Lampenpam

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    yes, that's much better.

    For the loose cannon, First I thought it shows a rocket and not the canon x) Maybe make a canon-ball instead. like the sign on demo's arm
     
  6. theharribokid

    aa theharribokid

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    No, i just mean without the triangle. Make it thicker and place it straight over the pyro flame logo, maybe use a different colour to help it pop.
     
  7. Snowbat

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    I think for the Loose Cannon I might indeed just use a cannonball with an explosive danger sign near it, kinda like the Liberty Launcher Sollies.
     
  8. xijko

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    Oh yeah, that Loose Cannon one did look like a rocket at first. But now I see it.

    I agree with you, a cannonball/normal pill with an explosive danger sign would work well. I guess they are the grenade launcher equivalent of a knockback liberty launcher!
     
  9. Snowbat

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    Ok so I remade the Loose Cannon one and I also made one for Skullcutter Demobots

    Loose Cannon:
    [​IMG]

    Skullcutter:
    [​IMG]
     
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  10. henke37

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    The axe looks too realistic.
     
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  11. Snowbat

    Snowbat L4: Comfortable Member

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    Remade the Skullcutter to look a bit more cartoony.
    [​IMG]

    Also made one for Sun On A Stick Scouts
    [​IMG]

    And changed the direction of the Boston Basher so that it's the same as with all other icons
    [​IMG]
     
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  12. henke37

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    I think the old one was better actually. Avoid details and avoid gradients. Favor areas of solid color.
     
  13. Snowbat

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    Okay guys, time to raise this thread back from the depths. I edited some of my existing icons and created a few new ones.
    Check the original post for all of them :)

    Feel free to use whichever you'd like to use.
     
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  14. Snowbat

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    Added one for the Fireaxe Pyro's and Axtinguisher Pyro's, but I think the Axt one is gonna look like crap scaled down.
    And a Fireaxe Pyro is probably a pojntless robot but ehh. Did it for the lulz.
    Shall one of you have a request for a certain class you'd like in your waves and want me to make an icon for it, let me know.
     
  15. UKCS-Alias

    aa UKCS-Alias Mann vs Machine... or... Mapper vs Meta?

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    Just for the lolz:
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Snowbat

    Snowbat L4: Comfortable Member

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    Changed the Demo Skullcutter to something better.
     
  17. henke37

    aa henke37

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    From the "Why?" department: Rocket Jumper icons.
     
  18. Snowbat

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    I don't think you can program the MvM bots to actually rocket jump. Not sure though.
     
  19. Zed

    aa Zed Certified Most Crunk™

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    They're clearly designed to distract you.
     
  20. henke37

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    First they'd need to get the regular bots to do it. Yeah, it's just for distraction.