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Quote Vectomon Replybullet Topic: What is pillow shading?
    Posted: 25 March 2009 at 6:56pm
So, my friend told me to NEVER EVER EVER (etc.) pillow shade. The problem is: What is pillow shading? My first pixel is this one:

Is it pillow shaded? If it is, how can i fix it?
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2009 at 1:35am
Pillowshading. It is a weird technique, often learned from others who do not know any better, that comes down to dark colors on the outside, light colors on the inside.
On your sprite it is not much of a problem, only the face is a bit like it.
Why it is bad? See for yourself. Compare and decide


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Quote Vectomon Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2009 at 11:26am
Originally posted by Lollige

Pillowshading. It is a weird technique, often learned from others who do not know any better, that comes down to dark colors on the outside, light colors on the inside.
On your sprite it is not much of a problem, only the face is a bit like it.
Why it is bad? See for yourself. Compare and decide



Thanks a lot
Pillow shading really is bad, then :O
But when i shade something that produces light (like a orb or something) i have to pillow shade or there is another technique?
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2009 at 1:45pm
Well of course, light is not shaded. Light is light it self!
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Quote Vectomon Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2009 at 8:46am
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thanks for the info :P
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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 28 March 2009 at 3:59am
what he means is that when you have a lightbulb for example and you have to apply light sources, you should then study a real life reference and see how it reacts to the light it emits. depending on the material, its density and the actual shape of the object, the light may or may not cast a small, subtle "shadow"(wich in fact is not a shadow but a more powerful highligth).
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