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Let's take a small and quick look at what I've been chiseling! Dioramas!

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Welcome! Welcome, Ladies and Gentlemen!

Let's take a small and quick look at what I've been chiseling! Dioramas! I am aiming for each tile (tile in Knightwasher means a single location that is centered on screen) to be impressive and special on it's own. I want them all to be dioramas. Stages of play on their own merit! Of course some of the tiles will be relatively empty. I don't want everything to look cool because then nothing does. Nothing should look utterly boring and uninteresting either!

As a diorama, each tile must stand on it's own, even the most common tile full of grass should have some character. If I can't take a screenshot at random, I've failed to make the tile. When I was younger I used to play Warhammer 40'000 all the time, now I've moved more towards board games, but the love for tiny handcrafted things still stay.

Knightwasher - Three tests

Diorama backgrounds!

Recently I've been testing some backgrounds to find some solution to "dead half of the screen" and I'm fairly confident now with what I've got. As I already have all sorts of lovely effects like depth blur, nice lighting and camera view with low fov (field of vieor) bringing the look of miniature photographs, adding a background itself was a no brainer. Everything I've already got in, benefit more from actual background than just a black screen.

Current tests include the "Dark style" which brings out the tiles themselves more, but darkens the overral picture a bit too much. Second test is "Bright style" which I like more in terms of brightness, but it makes some tile pieces, such as the travel direction arrows and roads very hard to read.

As for the progress itself

I have most of the "common tiles" done for Westwood forest (the starting area), just shore tiles missing and of course a lot of tweaking and adjusting! I had some issues with conversation window not accepting line breaks (/ enter presses) which prevented me from actually typing in conversations, but it's fixed now :)

I should have more free time for the next three weeks, so more content!

I always welcome feedback, so let it pour out if you hate it or love it! Or anything in between of course!

Cheers!
Detocroix

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Experimen7
Experimen7

Wow I love the depth in the backgrounds. Looks amazingly beautiful.

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Expack
Expack

I must agree - the backgrounds really add color and eye-pleasing composition to the already fantastic levels!

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Germanunkol
Germanunkol

Hm. I liked the black, it was nice and simple.
If you do add backgrounds, I would consider making them simpler than they are right now. They should, in no way, distract from the detail on the actual tile...

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