WiP in WiP, post your screenshots!

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Arhurt, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. Osspial

    Osspial L2: Junior Member

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    You seem to be getting a decent handle on the tools - good job! Try watching some of UEAKCrash's TF2 mapping tutorials for information on the other basic tools to aid in getting more familiar with hammer. Once you know the basics, the valve developer community also has a bunch of really useful information on how to set up gamemodes and such.
     
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  2. Uncuepa

    aa Uncuepa

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    Kinda the point. The first version was bad but I made it work by not giving up.
     
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  3. Lain

    aa Lain heath ledger with some dreads

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    things are getting fruity
     
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  4. Zed

    aa Zed Certified Most Crunk™

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    man i can't wait for the next version of cp_tropicalfruit
     
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  5. Hyperion

    aa Hyperion L16: Grid Member

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    I mean, usually mappers give up if they have to redo layout. You had good layout already so there was no reason to give up
     
  6. Uncuepa

    aa Uncuepa

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    Does being level 7 get you veteran?

    In other news, mudpie you're welcome
    2015-11-30_00010.jpg 2015-11-30_00011.jpg 2015-11-30_00012.jpg 2015-11-30_00013.jpg
     
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  7. Vel0city

    aa Vel0city func_fish

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    Trained moneys?
     
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  8. Uncuepa

    aa Uncuepa

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    I wrote it after being up for 24 hours. Been chasing typos all day...
     
  9. Kraken

    Kraken Few more zeros and ones for the site to proccess

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    I remember it being getting 300 ratings. Congrats for veteran btw.
     
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  10. Muddy

    aa Muddy Muddy

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    I approve.

    Good to know my name will forever be remembered alongside shitty coffee.
     
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  11. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    This poster is nice and all but has about twenty times as many words on it as it should.
     
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  12. zahndah

    aa zahndah professional letter

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    I think that is the point.
     
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  13. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    In which case the question is: why are you doing a stupid thing
     
  14. Uncuepa

    aa Uncuepa

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    rude
     
  15. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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  16. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    But he's not wrong (about it being rude).

    There's many informational posters that have a lot of text like that. It's not the best advertisment technique, but it's also not uncommon.
     
  17. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    It's not about an advertisment technique - Its about why are you doing something that is counter to tf2's artstyle and looks bad? There's nothing stopping you doing that, but I hope you have a better reason than "lol idunno".
     
  18. Leminnes

    aa Leminnes

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    I agree, without any sort of visual hierarchy in the text it all becomes very homogeneous and difficult to read. Doing something a bit more like Hatch Prints, which are text heavy posters but work because of their use of variety:

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    Also, considering the time period TF2 takes place in, that poster makes even less sense with its choice of fonts as well as design tropes that primarily originated with the advent of computer-aided design. TF2's designs for posters generally look a bit more like they're from the 1950s or 60s (despite the game taking place in the early 70s) but that makes sense in a way considering the visual design of TF2 in general is based on Leyendecker, who was active primarily in the late 40s and 50s.

    So, I'd say it's best to base your design on that time period. As such, here's some coffee advertisement examples from the time:

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    ^^^ (keep in mind, this is a Magazine ad, so the body copy text would not be usual for a poster)

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    I can't find too many good examples of text-heavy posters from the time, but I'd say just take what you can see above and use your best judgement. :]
     
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  19. Hotel Detective

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    Because people are allowed to have fun with the things they make, and you don't have to call them bad for doing it.
     
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  20. MaccyF

    aa MaccyF Notoriously Unreliable

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    He never said Uncuepa was a bad person, he's critiquing detailing. It's no different than if he'd used a realistic texture and someone said it didn't fit the game's art style.