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Mount&Blade Expansion => Mod Graveyard => Storymod => Topic started by: Winter on January 24, 2007, 12:12:13 PM

Title: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: Winter on January 24, 2007, 12:12:13 PM
Because menu backgrounds have become moddable in the new version of M&B, I am now looking for hand-drawn menu backgrounds for the various menus in the game. Please post here if you're interested in drawing any, with samples, and I will contact you with what I need; or pick one of the following to submit. Note, it will have to be good to be used in Storymod.

List of available pieces:

Razed camp (description available in-game)
Khergit camp (description available in-game)
All cities (Vaegir, Swadian & Dalician + Zendar) (Zendar, Tihr, Wercheg, Ran Mar & Ran Torallo are ports)
Forts/castles (Vaegir, Swadian, Dalician & united Calradian)
Villages (random, any number of images will be useful)
Siege camps (Vaegir, Swadian, Dalician & united Calradian)

Inducibly,
Winter
Title: Re: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: Merlkir on January 24, 2007, 12:14:36 PM
can I? :)
Title: Re: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: Ursca on January 24, 2007, 12:21:50 PM
Isn't it only the menu images which are moddable? Like the knight in the native main menu?

Edit: Ignore that, just saw how it worked.
Title: Re: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: Winter on January 24, 2007, 12:28:43 PM
can I? :)

Everything I ask you to make will probably be used, as long as you send me high-res versions of it. ;)

Muscarnically,
Winter
Title: Re: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: Caer_Baer on January 29, 2007, 04:03:09 AM
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Because menu backgrounds have become moddable in the new version of M&B...

hm, winter, quick question: why are you looking for 2d art also for chapter one?
I mean, i thought that everything there was all wrapped up, as of.. hm..
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As of 20/11/2006, Storymod Chapter 1 support has come to an end.
..there

:gasp:
you're not porting it over to 808, are ye? that the 20/11 thing was just for bug fixes, etc..
be awsome. very.

heh.
'scuse me. just me daydreaming again..
Title: Re: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: Winter on January 29, 2007, 05:06:22 AM
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Because menu backgrounds have become moddable in the new version of M&B...

hm, winter, quick question: why are you looking for 2d art also for chapter one?
I mean, i thought that everything there was all wrapped up, as of.. hm..
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As of 20/11/2006, Storymod Chapter 1 support has come to an end.
..there

:gasp:
you're not porting it over to 808, are ye? that the 20/11 thing was just for bug fixes, etc..
be awsome. very.

heh.
'scuse me. just me daydreaming again..

I am porting it over, eventually. Couldn't tell you when that'll be, though.

Lately,
Winter
Title: Re: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: Quail on January 31, 2007, 11:47:54 AM
Here are some older drawings I did

http://www.freewebs.com/quailpilot/Amas.jpg (http://www.freewebs.com/quailpilot/Amas.jpg)

and here was my concept for the dead mod War of the Three Kingdoms mod

http://www.freewebs.com/quailpilot/warofthreekingdomsmenu.JPG (http://www.freewebs.com/quailpilot/warofthreekingdomsmenu.JPG)

would you like to see some of my newer stuff tell me, and I will scan them and bring em up.
Title: Re: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: Tessien on January 31, 2007, 10:48:36 PM
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/44621801

I could draw some, I might not be on often, but I'l check back
Title: Re: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: Winter on February 01, 2007, 07:23:37 AM
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/44621801

I could draw some, I might not be on often, but I'l check back

I like your colouring work, but you need to put a bit more work in on your anatomy. Your spearman's arm looks quite painful. Nothing that can't be fixed, though.

What kind of thing would you like to draw for Storymod?

Conflagrationally,
Winter
Title: Re: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: Quail on February 01, 2007, 08:44:50 PM
What do you want?

I could do things like:

A Damaged Cathedral (to go with the actual story somewhat)

The Sword of Uligo

Some various soldiers in armor

A merchant
Title: Re: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: Tessien on February 01, 2007, 10:13:31 PM
Basically I'm best at drawing people, I could make a stab at some scenery (mountains etc.).
Title: Re: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: Fisheye on February 01, 2007, 10:19:06 PM
Winter: I think you should just post some requests up here, and let people submit stuff if they want.
Title: Re: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: Winter on February 02, 2007, 05:29:17 PM
Winter: I think you should just post some requests up here, and let people submit stuff if they want.

Done.

Electrically,
Winter
Title: Re: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: Quail on February 02, 2007, 11:31:02 PM
Ill be back with some of these in a jiffy...I hope.
Title: Re: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: Tessien on February 12, 2007, 08:50:28 PM
I'm going to make a stab at one of the scenes, though I may not be able to make it satisfactory.

Also, do you want the scenery in color, and how bright/drab should it be.
Secondly, would you be able to send me a jpeg/bmp of the parchment used as the mount and blade background.
Title: Re: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: Winter on February 13, 2007, 06:02:33 AM
I'm going to make a stab at one of the scenes, though I may not be able to make it satisfactory.

Also, do you want the scenery in color, and how bright/drab should it be.
Secondly, would you be able to send me a jpeg/bmp of the parchment used as the mount and blade background.

Yes, all the images should be in colour. Brightness depends on the scene, just go with whatever you think is appropriate.

If you have GIMP or Photoshop, you should be able to get a DDS plugin for it and just pull the background out of Mount&Blade/Textures folder.

Pontifically,
Winter
Title: Re: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: Quail on February 13, 2007, 06:30:20 PM
I'm sorry, but life is getting in the way, and I will not be able to color the pictures.
Title: Re: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: Mirathei on February 24, 2007, 05:30:28 PM
This is just an idea for Ch. 1 art:
(http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/7725/storymodlogoqf8.th.png) (http://img157.imageshack.us/my.php?image=storymodlogoqf8.png)
more soon.
Title: Re: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: LostLegion on April 06, 2007, 06:33:37 PM
sorry for being late for the admission... I wanted to help since there's no other way I can be part of a mod (man, no one like ideas....) but I like drawing very much and I'm glad to help.... check this out:http://lostlegion.deviantart.com/
Title: Re: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: Winter on April 07, 2007, 03:21:51 PM
sorry for being late for the admission... I wanted to help since there's no other way I can be part of a mod (man, no one like ideas....) but I like drawing very much and I'm glad to help.... check this out:http://lostlegion.deviantart.com/

Would you be prepared to colour your images as well? Just drawing isn't really enough for showing in-game.

Also, the drawing can't be japanese-style, because Storymod just isn't like that.
Title: Re: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: LostLegion on April 08, 2007, 07:12:19 PM
hey don't worry I can manage.... If you want a war pic., I'll upload one as well...
Title: Re: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: Winter on April 09, 2007, 02:59:48 AM
hey don't worry I can manage.... If you want a war pic., I'll upload one as well...

Okay, well, it would be nice to have a picture of a battle to show when the player is fighting another party. Can you make that?

Heh, with enough images, we could recreate King of Dragon Pass in M&B. But methinks that'd be pointless and a bit too much work. :-P
Title: Re: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: LostLegion on April 10, 2007, 07:59:45 AM
please winter, tell me which two sides are fighting, military stats, background story... I'll try my best...
Title: Re: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: Winter on April 10, 2007, 08:47:58 AM
please winter, tell me which two sides are fighting, military stats, background story... I'll try my best...

It would be for a non-specific battle menu, so the sides should be ambiguous, without any identifying characteristics. No uniforms or standardised equipment. Just a nicely chaotic medieval battle.
Title: Re: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: LostLegion on April 14, 2007, 07:35:15 PM
Okay... this is not finished since the colours are not still on, but I just want to know if you accept it...
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s131/romanoimperium/haha072.jpg

Ha...I kept on thinking about M&B while I drew so I made a difference on the troops... I felt sad that all three factions (Vaegirs, Swadians and Dalicians) look completely the same... Here I tried to make the Swadians where a lot of plate armor,  Dalicians with more Heraldic chain armors... I had a tough time thinking of what Vaegirs would be like, since in Storymod Ch.1 the fort history tells of a Swadian Invasion and drove the Vaegirs East... So Vaegirs should be the natives? Neh don't take it serious... Hope the pic can be useful...

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Okay, well, it would be nice to have a picture of a battle to show when the player is fighting another party. Can you make that?

Heh, with enough images, we could recreate King of Dragon Pass in M&B. But methinks that'd be pointless and a bit too much work.

King of Dragon Pass? What's that?
Title: Re: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: Winter on April 15, 2007, 06:03:53 AM
Okay... this is not finished since the colours are not still on, but I just want to know if you accept it...
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s131/romanoimperium/haha072.jpg

Ha...I kept on thinking about M&B while I drew so I made a difference on the troops... I felt sad that all three factions (Vaegirs, Swadians and Dalicians) look completely the same... Here I tried to make the Swadians where a lot of plate armor,  Dalicians with more Heraldic chain armors... I had a tough time thinking of what Vaegirs would be like, since in Storymod Ch.1 the fort history tells of a Swadian Invasion and drove the Vaegirs East... So Vaegirs should be the natives? Neh don't take it serious... Hope the pic can be useful...

Nice work with that, I'm impressed! I'd hoped to see a little less armour on that battlefield, but it's more than fine as it is. As a general guideline, though, the Swadians are very high-medieval with their plate armour, the Dalicians favour Spanish-like Renaissance plate and heraldic armours, and the Vaegirs favour leather, furs, light chain and lamellar for ease of movement and warmth in the snow and mountains.

For the colours of this image, I'd like to suggest a 'fade-in' effect where the left half is just the standard M&B menu colour with pencils over it, and along the middle the colours fade in until the right half is completely coloured. This will help keep the menu text readable, like in the standard Storymod menu.


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King of Dragon Pass? What's that?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Of_Dragon_Pass

Excellent game. It could be coded in M&B, but I certainly wouldn't want to try. :P

Also, just to let you guys know, I've recently dug my old Chapter 2 source out and it is now running on M&B 0.808 for the first time. I had some trouble with corrupted BRFs, and there might be some corrupted models that will create trouble in-game, but I'm satisfied that most of the code is now updated and part of it is functioning.

Chapter 1 is still too much of a boring slog for me to attempt at the moment. Too many other things to do. But we will eventually see a Chapter 2, that's for sure.
Title: Re: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: kioww on April 25, 2007, 09:16:11 AM
id love to help you out. contact me via msn: b_sml@hotmail.com
Title: Re: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: Winter on April 25, 2007, 09:29:11 AM
id love to help you out. contact me via msn: b_sml@hotmail.com

I'm not just going to put you on my MSN. I don't know you, I've not seen any samples, so I'm not going to contact some random person without any indication that the end result will be any good.
Title: Re: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: LostLegion on April 30, 2007, 04:17:54 AM
sorry winter *san*.... I've been quite busy lately with the school works and stuff and I don't have much time to do any new stuff, but I'll be free this weekend so I'll draw a little bit more by then... Here's the old pic in default M&B colour as background.... didnt have time to colour the half as you requested... Sorry again if I caused any inconvenience...
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s131/romanoimperium/sm1.jpg
Title: Re: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: Winter on April 30, 2007, 07:04:21 AM
sorry winter *san*.... I've been quite busy lately with the school works and stuff and I don't have much time to do any new stuff, but I'll be free this weekend so I'll draw a little bit more by then... Here's the old pic in default M&B colour as background.... didnt have time to colour the half as you requested... Sorry again if I caused any inconvenience...
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s131/romanoimperium/sm1.jpg

Ah, no, the idea isn't to make the background colour like the M&B menu -- the idea is to overlay your image on top of the actual M&B menu image. Same way we did with the custom Storymod menu screen. Just send me the finished image once it's coloured (without background colour, preferably a transparent background) and I'll handle that part.
Title: Re: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: LostLegion on April 30, 2007, 06:49:52 PM
oh oh... sorry, hard to get that... I'll start doing that this weekend
Title: Re: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: sturm on June 30, 2007, 12:37:25 PM
il see what i can do. ive been dried up for drawing ideas anyways...
im real good at knights (but suck at horses) so...yea...il see what i can do!
Title: Re: Storymod Chapter 1 & 2: 2d Art Wanted!
Post by: Fisheye on August 27, 2007, 09:10:22 PM
Haven't checked this for a while. Nice work LostLegion!

I think artwork and dialogue writing is the bestest more significant thing to do until v1.0 comes out! So you guys are important! ;) Scripting is bleh, who knows how the engine will change next version....