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Vectorized Camouflage

Post by snick » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:28 am

I have produced a vector version of the blue tank camouflage. This is useful
for its scalability and can be used to make higher resolution textures, e.g.:

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Here is the SVG markup (no doubt it could be optimized):

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To preview the vector art, save the above as a file with a '.svg' extension, and then
open it in Firefox. Warning: this will not work in Internet Explorer 7 without a plug-in.

Final words. The artwork represents one quarter of a tank texture. That is, to make
the tank texture you need to combine four of these to make a larger square. One must
take care when doing so to avoid hairline gaps, but I have verified that the textures do
match up perfectly.

I'll happily generate a full set of high resolution tank textures if anyone wants them.

Regards,

Snicko.

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Re: Vectorized Camouflage

Post by Bambino » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:44 am

If I understand this correctly, it's just a cool looking tank texture? If so, May I please have a set 8)
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Re: Vectorized Camouflage

Post by clarahobbs » Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:52 pm

Looks pretty nice, but doesn't really seem to be blue. It looks more to me like gray-green with a bit of blue thrown around. Pretty cool, though. Looks way better than the textures the game has now IMHO.
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Re: Vectorized Camouflage

Post by snick » Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:20 pm

Ratfink wrote:Looks pretty nice, but doesn't really seem to be blue. It looks more to me like gray-green with a bit of blue thrown around.
Hi. If you're referring to the comparison pics, that's more a matter
of the rendering environment and the lighting in it rather than any
property of the textures. Possibly I could have shown off the textures
in a better way.

The important thing to note is not so much the colours themselves - it's
easy to change colours to whatever you want - but the definition of the
transitions between different colour areas.

If you look at the SVG, you will see it's pretty much what you'd expect,
colorwise.
Pretty cool, though. Looks way better than the textures the game has now IMHO.
Thanks!

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Re: Vectorized Camouflage

Post by snick » Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:41 pm

Bambino wrote:If I understand this correctly, it's just a cool looking tank texture? If so, May I please have a set 8)
I have done some PNG texture sets now in the following sizes:

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micro: 128x128
small: 256x256
medium: 512x512
large: 1024x1024
ultra: 2048x2048
Colour values have been sampled from the original BZ textures.

I'm not sure which you want or where to upload them. They're not
very large individually: most of the ultras are about 80KB in size.

Each group consists of 7 normal textures + 1 special double-size
green texture.

Cheers,

Snick.

ps SVG sets can be made available on demand also.

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Re: Vectorized Camouflage

Post by clarahobbs » Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:58 pm

Wait a minute, did you write that SVG code yourself? I don't see anything saying it was made with something like Inkscape.
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Re: Vectorized Camouflage

Post by snick » Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:47 am

Ratfink wrote:Wait a minute, did you write that SVG code yourself?
I'm not sure exactly what it is you're asking, but I can say I claim no
credit for this work. It is based entirely on the original bitmap textures.
I don't see anything saying it was made with something like Inkscape.
Indeed, I did not use something like Inkscape.

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Post by Crallion » Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:40 pm

side note: SVG can be opened with many image editors, including GIMP.
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Re: Vectorized Camouflage

Post by plasma kaz » Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:12 am

snick, would you be kind enough to send me a .png of the red, green, blue, and purple texture?

small size for all of them if possible

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Post by T-80 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:24 am

I've made a set of camouflage based on snick's SVG-file. Just changed the colours :) New textures looks pretty nice. Take a look via this link.
I would be glad to send this set to everyone who ask me. Also, if anyone has his own set, please, say about it.
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Re: Vectorized Camouflage

Post by Gabriel G » Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:28 pm

Hey snick, I'd like to try this out also - like beany, I'd like the .png format of the red, green, blue, and purple textures. Although I'm not sure what difference the size makes. May I suggest creating the .png files and then using tar to compress them? Then upload them to a site like http://mediafire.com
If you could do this I'd highly appreciate it. Very nice job by the way!

You can also e-mail me the compressed file here: gabe ([at]) mailtrap.org
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