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Scias
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Scias

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Ooops, I didn't know updating a icon bumped it in icons section? It didn't do that to previous icons I updated :S Feb 17, 2018

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Viewing thread Chain Lightning, May 22, 2018 at 9:50 PM
    1. PrinceYaser
      PrinceYaser
      There is no need to rep more. Thanks! :)
      1. Scias
        Scias
        I disagree! Each one of those icons deserves max rep points from me. You're welcome, thank for the follow by the way.
        May 21, 2018 at 7:51 PM
      2. PrinceYaser
        PrinceYaser
        As you wish! :D

        You're welcome!
        May 21, 2018 at 8:01 PM
    2. PrinceYaser
    3. Maxwell
      Maxwell
      Open a secret for me - what make Warcraft icons so Warcraftish?
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      2. Kyrbi0
        Kyrbi0
        I'd encourage you (Maxwell) to subscribe & contribute to the discussion I started of this very nature <https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/what-makes-a-blizzard-icon.302914/>; I'd love to get some more exposure for it, because I feel like it's an issue we've all danced around for *years* now, as a community.

        I can grab 10 random users, have them look at an icon, and get everything from "fits so well in Warcraft!" to "doesn't fit at all!". It's kinda infuriating. It may just be The Way Things Are, but I want to look deeper into it.

        @Scias I'm not quite sure what conversation you mean (if it's not the one above)...
        Mar 6, 2018
      3. Scias
        Scias
        Lool oops, I never realized it was a public thread on the forums. For some reason I thought it was a private conversation, might've been the notification that threw me off. Or maybe having seen you mention all those people I thought only those people were included in the conversation..

        Anyhow, yeah that's the thread I was talking about. And I would also like to see more contribution to the thread.

        ps. the link you posted doesn't work due to ); in the end of the link
        Mar 6, 2018
      4. Kyrbi0
        Kyrbi0
        Fixed, thanks. Yeah it's public. Gotta get the word out...
        Mar 6, 2018
    4. Stefan.K
      Stefan.K
      Hey! I already used your icon as my avatar. Hope you don't mind. :D
      I already asked you in the icon thread.
      1. Scias
        Scias
        Haha I was on a lengthy phone call, so I couldn't respond on time. But I just replied over there.
        I'm completely fine with anyone using my icons for their avatar, and especially so for someone who's work the icon is based off of/meant for.
        Feb 23, 2018
      2. Stefan.K
        Stefan.K
        Alright! I really like how it looks. :D Thanks.
        Feb 23, 2018
    5. Scias
      Scias
      Ooops, I didn't know updating a icon bumped it in icons section? It didn't do that to previous icons I updated :S Changed the "NoBlueBorder" name on all my icons.
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      2. Scias
        Scias
        Ahh I see, I didn't know this. I was updating 2 icons a day or so lately and today I found time and thought I'd update the rest.. :/
        Feb 17, 2018
      3. KILLCIDE
        KILLCIDE
        Nothing wrong with that. As long the updates are legitimate and you aren't just changing a single letter in the description to bump it.
        Feb 18, 2018
      4. Scias
        Scias
        I feel bad about it since I didn't intend to bump the icons and it pushes the recently posted ones way below.. Nothing I can do to change that anymore I guess, but I'll keep in mind not to do this again.
        Feb 18, 2018
    6. Maxwell
      Maxwell
      Huh? Master of Wc3 icons have followed me? Thanks
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      2. Kyrbi0
        Kyrbi0
        Not to stomp on things, but do building icons even *need* artistic adjustment? I was always under the impression that they were simply straight "screenshot icons" (not even any modding, just a picture).
        Feb 19, 2018
      3. Maxwell
        Maxwell
        Yep, I guess so. But in my case, buildings are very similar, so I need a little edits to make them looks nice.
        Feb 19, 2018
      4. Scias
        Scias
        Think the icons for buildings can be polished by simple tool edits like blur/sharpen etc.
        Feb 20, 2018
    7. Kyrbi0
      Kyrbi0
      (Sorry it's taking so long for me to get that Troll info to you; been caught up)

      I was thinking about your icons, and how while I'm really glad you provide both bordered & borderless versions, the names are kind of unfortunate ("BTHBombardierWithoutTheBlueGlow.blp", for example; quite a mouthful).

      So my suggestion is to do what Blizzard already (kinda) does; just use (for example) "HeroBombardier" for the Blue-bordered one & then regular "BTNBombardier" for the non-bordered one! That way you have more normal file names (making upload easier), and it kinda fits another way (if someone were to use them for a non-hero, they'd be using the non-bordered ones anyway).

      Just my $0.02; keep up the great work!
      1. Scias
        Scias
        Np tyt haha

        Yeah true the names can get lengthy, I didn't think it mattered. It's a good idea to switch to naming them Hero<name> for blue border and just <name> for the borderless. Thanks for this suggestion, I'll probably update the icons with this fix when I find time.
        Feb 12, 2018
    8. Maxwell
      Maxwell
      You icons are 100% "Warcraftish". Love it.
      What about of making some icons for faceless ones units that are uploaded here on Hive? :3
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      2. Maxwell
        Maxwell
        Thx man <3
        Well, it is existing model on Hive, that havent an suitable icon. If it was useful for me, It will be for some others people. So I recomend you to upload it too. Thx again!
        Feb 10, 2018
      3. Scias
        Scias
        Yw,
        Uploaded it to the icons section so you can get the BLP file now too :)
        Feb 10, 2018
      4. Maxwell
        Maxwell
        I'm going to defend this icon to the last drop of blood :D
        Feb 10, 2018
    9. General Frank
      General Frank
      Your icons are awesome!
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      2. Scias
        Scias
        Feb 1, 2018
      3. General Frank
        General Frank
        Wow, that looks amazing!
        Feb 1, 2018
      4. Scias
        Scias
        Thanks :)
        Feb 1, 2018
    10. Shar Dundred
      Shar Dundred
      I like the style of your icons, Scias. They mend in with everything just fine, yet manage to stand out with good quality.
      1. Scias
        Scias
        Thanks, it's very important to me to keep up with the style of the original artwork since I believe if I am updating a game with new content it must match the original.
        Jan 29, 2018
      2. Shar Dundred
        Shar Dundred
        Agreed. Keep going!
        Jan 29, 2018
    11. Daffa the Mage
      Daffa the Mage
      1. Scias
        Scias
        I'll give you feedback continuously whenever I find time to play a game. Currently 2 games in, it's not much time spent playing the map to provide the best feedback but I'll give you my first thoughts (I'll write a post in your map comment section).
        Jan 27, 2018
      2. Daffa the Mage
        Daffa the Mage
        It wasn't harsh at all, I truly appreciate it :D
        Jan 28, 2018
    12. Mr.Goblin
      Mr.Goblin
      [QUOTE="Scias, post: 3233069, member: 256216"]I'm really impressed how clean your work is considering you use brushes, every pixel feels like it's perfectly placed. I could never have this kind of control over the pixels in my attempts of using brush tools, so I stuck with pixeling.. It feels like I have so much to learn if I was gonna start practicing with brushes, and currently I have a lot of work to do and very little time apparently.[/QUOTE]
      The day you want some briefing, let me know! I'd be happy to take a few minutes to show you how I do my icons. And obviously the use of brush. But first I just want to make sure = are you using a tablet? and do you have photoshop?
      1. Scias
        Scias
        That would be great, and it's really nice of you. I unfortunately don't have a tablet and don't have photoshop, I use gimp and krita instead of it.
        Have you perhaps made a video tutorial before? If not, I would suggest you to make one so that it doesn't help only me but other people interested too, I'm sure there's a lot of people who wanna learn from you!
        Jan 27, 2018
      2. Kyrbi0
        Kyrbi0
        Go Go Go Go Go!
        Feb 1, 2018
    13. Kyrbi0
      Kyrbi0
      Can I... Marry you?

      j/k but srsly I'm not sure if you're the best thing to ever happen to the Icon section or not. All those icons of cool custom models that otherwise stand bereft of them... *And So Warcraft-y*! Nearly all of your icons are incredibly fitting to the game, IMHO. You manage to do the whole "screenshot icon => beautified" thing really quite well.

      So, um... Ever consider doing (more) Trolls? :D


      (alternatively, trade hero ideas/design for icons?)
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      2. Scias
        Scias
        the second part
        Well from what I noticed in classic Warcraft 3 buildings and units icons are majorly done by screenshots (ie Druid of the Talon with the mirrored face).. These kind of screenshots I think mostly just need some minor touching up so it doesn't look completely crap. Raptorsaurus Warlord sounds like fun, do we make his icon just the raptor like PotM or would the icon be of the troll :D
        I'm not keen of abilities, I'll have to work on those for another project and even though I think the style will be way different, I feel like I rather deal with spell ability icons then than now. Kinda hard to explain what I mean but I want the icons to be a fresh issue and don't wanna have previous warcraft 3 style work to help me find the solutions? If that makes sense. (now I see why you separated the post)
        Feb 1, 2018
      3. Kyrbi0
        Kyrbi0
        Well then, it seems you (like me) have run into the glorious "character limit" wall of VMs. It looks like things are starting to get cooking, so I'll move this to PMs. : )
        Feb 1, 2018
      4. Kyrbi0
        Kyrbi0
        (sorry everyone xD)
        Feb 1, 2018
    14. KILLCIDE
      KILLCIDE
      "I don't know how to make special abilities and I don't know how to make scripts or triggers, I'm just some icon artist."

      I'm totally down trading my time for your time ;D
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      2. KILLCIDE
        KILLCIDE
        Well if you ever need something done, feel free to send me a message.
        Jan 25, 2018
      3. Scias
        Scias
        It's very unlikely that I would waste your time with my projects! But likewise for you, if you need an icon done feel free to make a request. It might take some time before I get it done, but I most likely will find the time eventually.
        Jan 25, 2018
      4. Kyrbi0
        Kyrbi0
        DO IT man. Except not with him; with me. ;;))
        Jan 26, 2018
    15. KILLCIDE
      KILLCIDE
      Great icons! Not a big fan of the blue border even though the normal Hero icons have them :P would you be able to provide a version without the blue border in the bundles?
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      2. KILLCIDE
        KILLCIDE
        Awesome! I cant wait to see more from you :D
        Jan 24, 2018
      3. Scias
        Scias
        Updated all the icons now. You'll be seeing more soon! :)
        Jan 24, 2018
      4. Kyrbi0
        Kyrbi0
        Thank you for getting to this.
        Jan 26, 2018
    16. Mister_Haudrauf
      Mister_Haudrauf
      1. Scias
        Scias
        I'll give it a shot when I find time.
        Jan 21, 2018
    17. NightStalker
    18. SeedinAethyr
      SeedinAethyr
      Welcome to the Hive Scias!
      I hope you enjoy your stay here.
      If there is anything you need, feel free to contact me via Visitor Messages. I hope I'll be able to help you!
      Please read the Rules if you haven't already (http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/rules-information.710/) before participating in the site.
      1. Scias
        Scias
        Thank you, I appreciate your help.
        Jan 7, 2017
      2. SeedinAethyr
        SeedinAethyr
        You're welcome!
        Jan 7, 2017
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