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NEW UI WIP, Misha's Request.

Discussion in 'Texturing & Surfacing' started by MiniMage, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Kno_Mad

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    Admittedly, I also prefer the 'first' one. (without map and leaves) So, yeah, please upload it as well!


    RE: Misha's Request:
    Personally I don't like that map thing... Can you not shade it darker (and maybe more 'grey-ish') to make it meld into the background a bit more. (more like the interface is on top of the map, as opposed to the way it is now, with the map on top of the interface) It's kinda in-your-face at the moment.

    Also, (you probably know this, but what the heck!) check that top right corner of the map-thing, it is over the circle-thing, it looks weird... and on the left, it covers the circle of the little arrow thingy. Also, check the little detail just above the inventory, it doesn't line up with the grey line.


    Another thought, you have the dragon spines/skeleton (bottom left) could you not use something similar for your 'bird' idea. Maybe make some kind of fantasy fossil? Or old-ass looking rune-stones? (that could make it too 'undead-ish' though.)
     
  2. MiniMage

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    I don't like the idea of making the map to gray. It's giving the UI color, which is a good thing. But the whole dragon fossil thing sounds like an awesome idea.
    I have also had people suggested runic writing and runic rocks, so I suppose I could look up a few. Go back a page btw. I told you which UI's I would continue with. XD

    Btw, should add leaves over the map and to the right or would that be to much?
     
  3. RiotZ

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    It's perfect as it is now.
     
  4. MiniMage

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    Gotcha. I think I'll tweak the details I have.. might work on perfecting the "flow" of the UI. I might also work on a conceptual time indicator because I remember hearing Misha saying something about him wanting one.
    Also, added a new.. Inventory Icon thingy. Might be a little too gray though.

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    Edit:
    I didn't realize that the human UI had the perfect dragon on its time indicator. Another experiment folks. ;D Might tweak it to be more dragon-like.. or make it a dragon serpent, either works, I think. ;D
     

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  5. SexyZwonne

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    It realy seems to stick out of the UI a bit.. I don't know if it's the grey causing that effect, but maybe you should play around with it a bit more ;) P.S. The dragon looks cool!
     
  6. MiniMage

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    Experimental Time indicator added. As well as a couple more dragons. XD

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    Edit:
    The new time indicator annoyed me. So I thought I'd go for something more.. simple. Instead of having a circle in which time is shown.
    I have a orb of a planet in which I will add transparency like sort of.. cracks, giving it a sort of spiffy effect. That's the idea anyhow. Time indicator version 2.0

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  7. Moon Mover

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    I like the dragons and the new inventory icon!
     
  8. MiniMage

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    Wonderful. The "dragon" over the inventory icon could probably be edited into a hawk. XD

    Also, MOAR UPDATES. I think this UI is getting closer and closer to completion.
    Gotta find someone to do the final touches though. Anyhow. Here ya go. I'm kinda worried the thingies up there is going down too far.

    I lost my UI template so I'm not a hundred percent sure it will work. XD
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  9. Luorax

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    Very impressive UI. I think this is what I needed for one of my in-plan project. However I still hate those leaves.
     
  10. MiniMage

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    The reason it doesn't look all that good now is because of one simple reason. ;D
    There's no shadows here. No light source. It's perspectives all over the place. The leaves should throw a shadow on the map. So should the inventory icon.

    I'm not capable of fixing this, so I leave the final touches to an artist that truly knows what he or she is doing. XD
    I will be doodling a little more with this, but it's not much left now. XD

    Edit:
    On second thought, I might make a non-leaf version. Also, updated the upper part and moved it up, just in case.

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  11. NhazUl

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    Ah, copper is definitely better. Also you should remove the compass under the minimap buttons, it's really unappropriate for the theme.

    Also the globe doesn't really fit into the slavic mythology design, how about some gem or a crown?
     
  12. MiniMage

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    The purpose was fantasy art UI intended for Bas Celik. Slavic mythology was just an example to nudge me in the right direction.
    Talked it over with Misha a while ago, which was why I steamrolled in the direction of a UI that looks Medieval with a hint of fantasy. Did I forget to tell you guys this? ;O

    Edit:
    Alrighty folks, tinkered a little more with it. Gave the dragon to the right a little spin and made it decoration. ;D
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  13. RiotZ

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    Super epic clock...
     
  14. Lord Cat

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    Compared to the rest, the right and left side tops (like, next to inventory and above map) look rather bare.
     
  15. MiniMage

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    Well, my idea was to go with simplicity at those places. Also, it would draw the attention to the middle, where basically everything happens anyhow. I'm worried if I tried to even it out, the UI would instead appear.. messy.
     
  16. Luorax

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    Yes please, do it!

    OT: you might post those pics in hidden tags, they stretch the forum window too much.
     
  17. PROXY

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    Looks better, hope you manage to correct the colours so they fit better together. (You mentioned anyway that you are just putting together the base things and then make it fit together sooo. :p)

    Anyway, I like the old backpack item better somehow :/
     
  18. MiniMage

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    Really? My computer screen is pretty big, so I've never really had a problem with that. Well, might edit it later, I am lazy.

    Well, if I replaced that inventory icon, the whole dragon ontop of it would have to go too, which would look worse. Yanked the inventory from the Undead UI and with a little fix, it fit like a glove.
    Here's the latest version. I'll request an artist to tweak the colors when that person does the final touches to this work. It'll be easier for me and it'll probably look better than if I did it. XD

    Fantasy UI WIP Version 0.58
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  19. MiniMage

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    Bumping this thread with the next version. Misha disliked the fact that I the inventory changed to look blizzard-ish so I edited them slightly, also made an experimental change to the time indicator.

    If you don't like that one, I'll just revert to an earlier version

    Fantasy UI Version 0.66
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  20. Luorax

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    I think the new time indicator is better that the old one.