Skybox NotQuiteDusk 2017-02-18

baby's first skybox

  1. medli20

    medli20 L1: Registered

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    NotQuiteDusk - baby's first skybox

    hi i'm medli and i like to paint sometimes so i tried making a skybox for the first time

    (not sure if these images will show up? the preview is giving me broken thumbnails)

    Not much to say about this-- I know it's far from perfect but if anyone has advice on how to make a better skybox in the future, it'd be highly appreciated. I've never made a seamless texture before, so even pointers on how to manage that in Photoshop CC would be fantastic \o/

    here are some lighting settings that (I think?) would work with this skybox. Again, I'm brand new at this, so if you know more about this than I do (which is likely), then please use your better judgement:

    light_environment

    Pitch Yaw Roll: 120 206 0
    Pitch: -25
    Brightness: 255 247 195 200
    Ambient: 255 247 195 200

    env_sun

    Pitch Yaw Roll: 120 206 0
    Sun Color 254 226 160
    Pitch: -25

    env_fog_controller

    Pitch Yaw Roll: 120 206 0
    Primary Fog Color: 254 226 160
    Secondary Fog Color: 254 226 160
    Fog Start: 50.0
    Fog End: 10000.0
     
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  2. Crash

    aa Crash func_nerd

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  3. theatreTECHIE

    aa theatreTECHIE Yet another Techie for the net...

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    The skybox looks really good, but it may not be cartoony enough for TF2, mainly because of the grey cloud. The other clouds look like they would fit right in though.
     
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  4. medli20

    medli20 L1: Registered

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    Good point, I'll consider that next time! Hopefully it'd be easier to blend that way too, thank you :)
     
  5. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    daaaang i really like this

    i would suggest it's maybe a bit too "painted"? The third image in particular looks very much like a painting of a cloud - it's absolutely gorgeous, but i think it would stand out compared to the other skyboxes.
     
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  6. medli20

    medli20 L1: Registered

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    Duly noted! I'll keep it simpler and more stylized next time, thank you :)
     
  7. Asd417

    aa Asd417 L1: Registered

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    One of the best! It's not as red as other dusk nor boring to watch like badland(imo).
    oh my god this thing jumpscared me.
    I think I am
    'light'
    hearted
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2017
  8. I dinne ken

    I dinne ken L3: Member

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    Just a small nag, Could you update the filenames so they are like sky_(skyboxname)_01 , like the rest of the skybox filenames?

    Love it btw.
     
  9. Asd417

    aa Asd417 L1: Registered

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    I think that is because he used smudge tool alot. How about adding some details that has definitive shapes?