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Monsieur OUXX

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Background: Arizona scene
« on: 21 Jul 2015, 16:12 »
Hi all,

what you'll see below is the concept for a new background. It's only meant to work on the perspective and the scene composition.



The important bits are:
- The hotel, right in the middle. One must be able to see that it's an important building.
- The fience on the right. It doesn't have to be a fience, just some close-up vertical surface against which an old guy (Indian) can sit, and the main character can walk close to it.
- The path to the mountains, on the right
- The fact that the "left part" of the scene (hotel+car+church) fits in 320x200 and is self-sufficient. The right part of the scene becomes visible when the character walks to the right.

All the rest is bullshit and only meant to make the scene come alive.
Come to think of it, I should turn the foreground black wooden shit into a parallax.

I'm a bit annoyed because I don't know how to occupy the space between the foreground black pole and the fience (that big gray bit of road is kind of empty).

 

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Re: Background: Arizona scene
« Reply #1 on: 21 Jul 2015, 16:42 »
I like the perspective on this picture, though
the area on the right is a bit of a mess in my opinion. It's hard to make out the angle of the
fence and the wooden things around it, is it supposed to be some kind of porch?
As of that big gray bit of road, maybe some cracks or a water puddle?
Perhaps a parked car or bicycle could fill it up, but it could also
make the scene a bit cluttered. When it comes to the hotel, it already
gets the viewers attention by being in the middle of the picture and taking up
a lot of space, but you can always add a big sign over the entrance or something similar.

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Re: Background: Arizona scene
« Reply #2 on: 21 Jul 2015, 17:01 »
That's a great collage technique you use for pre-production, Mathieu.
« Last Edit: 24 Aug 2016, 02:23 by Amy »

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Re: Background: Arizona scene
« Reply #3 on: 21 Jul 2015, 17:13 »
the area on the right is a bit of a mess in my opinion. It's hard to make out the angle of the
fence and the wooden things around it, is it supposed to be some kind of porch?
It' supposed to be some sort of Art-Deco decorative/advertising porch, yes.
Indeed it's messy.
I think the perspective will be easier to grasp when the objects are properly connected to the ground and when there's the guy for scale.

water puddle? parked car? bicycle?
No puddle in Arizona... However yes, a bicycle could be a good idea. I was thinking of putting a tram there but it would look stupid not moving.

Whoohoo, it'll be the summer of Indy!  :-*
Not sure about that ;) But working on it.
« Last Edit: 21 Jul 2015, 17:15 by Monsieur OUXX »
 

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Re: Background: Arizona scene
« Reply #4 on: 21 Jul 2015, 17:18 »
Oh, I've just had an idea. Maybe I can turn the building on the right into a gas station.
 

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Re: Background: Arizona scene
« Reply #5 on: 21 Jul 2015, 19:35 »
Are we seeing this from inside of a diner? That's a cool idea.
the only logical consequence is to make the diner look like nighthaws from the other side!

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Re: Background: Arizona scene
« Reply #6 on: 21 Jul 2015, 19:55 »
I also like the view from the windowed interior, and how it splits the scene nicely.

I think your stand-in car on the left might be just a bit too small. Otherwise, I like the look of this a lot. I don't know that you need to fill that space. Some empty space will make the other parts of the background more interesting.

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Re: Background: Arizona scene
« Reply #7 on: 22 Jul 2015, 13:21 »
To be perfectly honest it's not seen from inside, more from something like that : http://www.theantiqueregister.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/frontporch1.jpg
But hey, that's a good idea, I'll keep that in mind. I don't want it to look it weird if I don't add reflections on the glass.

PS: yes, the car is too small, I've noticed it the next day, after giving it a rest. The nanoying thing is that if I scale it up it will hide the street arrival, hence making the city's set (at the foot of the hills) less clear.
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Re: Background: Arizona scene
« Reply #8 on: 22 Jul 2015, 16:14 »
Uhm... clicking on your link as redirected me to a sex site...>:(???:(
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Re: Background: Arizona scene
« Reply #9 on: 22 Jul 2015, 23:27 »
I got the sex site too wayhaa.... i mean boo!
mobile juicy ads or something like that, I closed it before it got carried away but thats what I saw.

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Re: Background: Arizona scene
« Reply #10 on: 25 Jul 2015, 11:39 »
Dear Cassiebsg and Frikker, why not join this wonderful yet ambitious Indiana Jones-project?
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Re: Background: Arizona scene
« Reply #11 on: 27 Jul 2015, 12:55 »
Dear Cassiebsg and Frikker, why not join this wonderful yet ambitious Indiana Jones-project?

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Re: Background: Arizona scene
« Reply #12 on: 27 Jul 2015, 23:21 »
aha :) are you looking for help? If so then what field? Im more arty than computer programmy , not got much free time but always happy to help when And If I can.....