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Mouse Cursors

Discussion in 'Iron Tower Studio' started by Morbus, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. jeansberg Liturgist

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    Definitely much better. It might still be a bit blurry, though. And it would really help to see it in context.
     
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  2. Elhoim Iron Tower Studio Developer

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    [​IMG]
     
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  3. Jasede Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Hm, we're getting there.
     
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  4. Amasius Augur

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    Works well I'd say.
     
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  5. Volrath Arcane Patron

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    Good enough for me.
     
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  6. Ander Vinz Scholar

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    That windows cursor wins because of it's contrast with interface. It's easy to locate it while Elhoim's merges with gui.
     
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  7. Noceur Liturgist

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    Looks great.
    Looking at the "stills" it could perhaps use a bit stronger outline, but it'll probably be more visible in the actual game since movement draws attention (i.e moving the mouse cursor).
    I'd try and make it a bit more visible though, to be on the safe side.

    EDIT: Giving it a dark(er) outline and brighter fill would probably do the trick (that way it's visible in both dark and bright areas)... probably redundant of me to say, but meh. :roll:
     
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  8. Greatatlantic Erudite

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    I'm guessing Amasius was being sarcastic, because even though it fits the background aesthetically, its very hard to make out. Might I suggest something with a bit more whiter or yellowed. I might suggest red, but that seems very hard to make aesthetically appealing.
     
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  9. Globbi Augur

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    I don't like the latest spear, the red lines were better.

    How about something like in Civ4? [​IMG]
    Also, you may find some inspiration here: http://images.google.pl/images?q=dagger
    [​IMG]
    I think dagger would better than sword or spear.
    It doesn't look good when you try to make a small image of a big weapon, it either gets cartoony look or you make only a small deformed part of it.
     
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  10. Elhoim Iron Tower Studio Developer

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    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    Awesome. Great job, Elhoim.
     
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  12. oltronix Novice

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    That's a nice cursor! Add a slight "bling" to it to improve visability and you've got it.

    Ohh beat me too it. inverse that statement.

    On a side note, THE REPEATING TEXTURE! Left and right of the trade icon, it's bugging me, not because it's hideous but because it's such an easy thing to correct. I may be alone on this one but repeating textures are so Web 1.0.
     
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  13. Noceur Liturgist

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    Even brighter version for comparison's sake:
    http://www.noceur.com/aod/cursor.jpg

    Looks like a bloody mess, with all the cursors. I've never been great at GUI design, so I rest my case.
     
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  14. Amasius Augur

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    No, I wasn't sarcastic. Take a look at this old screenshot:

    [​IMG]

    Even the windows cursor is hard to make out on a bright background. If you move the cursor Elhoims spear should work well.
     
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  15. Ander Vinz Scholar

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  16. callehe Liturgist

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    The newest cursor is perfect. It's clear and has aesthetics. Good job Elhoim.
     
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  17. Elhoim Iron Tower Studio Developer

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    Pointer:

    [​IMG]

    Target (Updated):

    [​IMG]

    Loading:

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Gosling Liturgist

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    Pointer and loading thingies are good. Love the dents on the spearhead!

    Target seems too big, and the outer circle is a bit too thick. Maybe just leave the inner circle with those cross spikes sticking out of it?
     
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  19. Elhoim Iron Tower Studio Developer

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    Good idea.
     
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  20. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    Perfect. I'm locking the thread now.
     
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  21. Jasede Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    :cool: Picture un/related.
    [​IMG]
     
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  22. puppyonastik Augur

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    You're very talented Elhoim, you should be proud.
     
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  23. Elhoim Iron Tower Studio Developer

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    Thanks! :D
     
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  24. Jasede Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Now animate the hourglass.
     
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  25. Elhoim Iron Tower Studio Developer

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    Torque does not support animated cursors. :)
     
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