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surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/21/2016 21:15

Watch new Black Mirror.

RAV (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/21/2016 19:29

BVT_v01w features Presentation view mode, with orthographic projection and auto rotation.

Example 1.

Example 2.

Making Of

cure (Level 10 Capo) @ 10/21/2016 15:47

I don't need the new thing. Just the basic thing.

Gecimen (Level 10 Maniac) @ 10/20/2016 02:10

@Cure; Isn't Cintiq like the new thing?

Gecimen (Level 10 Maniac) @ 10/20/2016 02:08

Owlboy competition with game rewards is up, check the news!

Curth (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 10/17/2016 14:13

The voice actor and voice effects for mecha-pope really makes that trailer.

ArcadeHero (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 10/17/2016 10:51


ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 10/17/2016 07:24

Just posted a new progress video on my YT channel: youtu.be/DV-m4GC_HqI

Frost (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 10/15/2016 11:19

I could probably kill pj's server if I dumped all my old crap in the gallery. I'm almost amazed by the sheer amounts of barely started crap I have saved on old harddrives from back in the ancient days.

RAV (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/15/2016 05:52

Another thing I noticed about dither is an interesting problem on different sizes. On various levels of zoom, subtle patches of dither structure increasingly become unintended points of attention within the composition of image. They change their visual priority within composition. The eye recognizes and prioritizes indirect dither structures for colour the same as clusters that directly meant to describe the form of a house or tree. It prioritizes the dither structure even more than that of actual objects, because dither structure tends to be more aggressive, even if it was originally meant to be for a subtle effect. Even if the artist spends effort on trying to beautify the dither structure for screen quality, when this structure by itself never was meant to attract the eye to begin with, it was never meant to be part of the relevant screen beauty that actively catches attention. But that is what it does on another zoom level than the one it was designed for. Almost similar to what is known as z-fighting in 3d graphics, a priority fighting breaks loose between cluster and dither structure. Little details that were meant to be subtle earlier, suddenly become dominant marks, while the cluster parts maintain a stable priority level within composition. The "ugliness" of dither then is not in the isolated structure of itself, but the confused overall impression of the image.

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/14/2016 03:18

@ Vagrant, accepting dumps is still new and thay are not all added and there is not set formula.
Ideally, any dump should display enough pixelling and control to justify adding them. Too much WIPin', doodly, Oekakish, roughness would probably be sent back. Presentation often helps dumps too so try not to be too literal with the 'dump'

greenraven (Level 1 Gangster) @ 10/13/2016 20:26

Have you tried clearing cache and cookies? That fixes it for me.

StoneStephenT (Level 7 Assassin) @ 10/13/2016 15:56

Blugh. My browser(s) won't let me stay logged into the site any more.

surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/13/2016 11:20

Kekeflipnote's fun animations inspired me to buy a 3DS to play with Flipnote, but it seems Nintendo has made it impossible to get Flipnote. Fuck you Nintendo.


Are there any other creative tools to make it not a paperweight? I could imagine it making a decent mobile pixeler, given the right software.

RAV (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/13/2016 11:01

Vagrant, couple people done dumps. Is fine.

RAV (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/13/2016 09:47

cure, don't forget to check detailed hands-on reviews on youtube. I found this channel doing artist reviews and tutorials. Latest video is the New Huion 1060 Plus. Noticed a lot of people trying Huion. But there's also Ugee and XP-Pen. XP-Pen is the only other tablet I've seen without battery in pen. All that is so much cheaper at same size and similar value. I cannot tell if the little details of functionality and support make the price gap still worth it for Wacom, for a pro artist, but I hear more and more people casting doubt on that.

Vagrant (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 10/12/2016 21:29

Hey everyone

I'm back. 

Huge pixel dumps incoming. I wonder how it's viewed to post these here

DatMuffinMan (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 10/12/2016 16:37

my basic way to do it (doesn't mimic the distortion/crt effect at all) - enlarge image to 2/300%; I find 300% is better. create a new blank layer on top of layer, and fill it with a pattern (1x2 with one white pixel and one black for 200%, and 1x3 with one black pixel and two white pixels for 300%), then using blending options to filter out the lighter colors.

Paddy (Level 1 Gangster) @ 10/12/2016 14:32

Does anyone have a link to a discussion on scanlines and different methods of imitating them in pixel art? I remember seeing it awhile back but can't for the life of me find it.

Zizka (Level 10 Operative) @ 10/12/2016 14:15

Hey guys, just letting you know Super Toaster X is now on KS. We have a relatively small goal (9,000$ US) so I'm confident we'll make it.


cure (Level 10 Capo) @ 10/12/2016 14:08

Anyone have good tablet suggestions? My intuos4 doesn't seem to be working, and if the next round of troubleshooting doesn't solve anything I may have to get a new tablet. I don't need fancy features of even pressure sensitivity, just a reliable tablet at a good price. Thanks gang.

Dastal (Level 6 Hitman) @ 10/12/2016 08:45

If you add layers functions, I assume Ms paint would not be free... =p

But I don't think layers are necessary on MS paint (It ll be really cool yea!) . Actually If I really need layers, I use graphicsgale or photoshop.

CritiqueMyWork > I saw this on one video from Albertov, its look cool indeed, i'll try it someday.

CritiqueMyWork (Level 7 Captain) @ 10/11/2016 23:55

If you use windows you may want to try IDraw Chara http://tsukuru.pl/index.php?link=programy/iDraw it is what albertov uses.

Jinn (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/11/2016 19:05

But anyways, here's a nicer idea for Microsoft. Why not just fix the bugs and add layers? I'd give kudos! And I mean it.

Jinn (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/11/2016 18:53

I onlye have the right click bug, but it solves itself if you cut and paste the whole image again for some reason (I guess it solves the transparency bug too, I'm just too used to do the cut/paste process so I don't know for sure). 

Dastal (Level 6 Hitman) @ 10/11/2016 13:36

Hmm can I ask you something?

I use MS Paint to, but it has a ton of bug... (error when I save my file, transparency selection bugged, right click eraser which not work etc..). 

Do you have those bug?

Jinn (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/11/2016 08:45

As a MS Paint user, I must say that I hate the new proposal.

surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/11/2016 04:03

Can noobs still use it for pixels? Is it even a raster editor any more?

AFAIAC it isn't real Paint unless it looks like this:

Image result for mspaint windows 3.0

Drazile (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 10/11/2016 02:38

ew, not a fan of the default palette of the new Windows 10 paint app

RAV (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/10/2016 07:57

So to be clear, this was done with the currently available BVT_v01v, nothing more, nothing less.

This scene is just an early layout phase. This is the bare minimum of what Blackbox is made for.

RAV (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/10/2016 06:59

Nothing actually instanced. That also means that scene is fully and uniquely customizable and destructible down to each atom. Real instancing will come, it's important and will serve a couple purposes at once. True instancing will seamlessly blend in with custom work on the scene. Meanwhile it's interesting to see just how much you can do now with your tight cube budget by flexibility of the principles powering Blackbox.

There's a lot I could have done better, but I spent only this sunday afternoon on it, made entirely on Picarto live stream. So I just whipped up a couple simple tiles and saw what I can do in a short time. There's a couple lessons I learned about pixel art in Blackbox. I don't practice art, this was the first real art I did in over a year, and only because no one else has done it since release. I was relying on my thoughts about pixel theory.

neota (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 10/10/2016 06:34

Hmm.. how much of that is instanced?

(there is enough repeating stuff, and you were complaining about memory requirements.. so I kind of wondered whether you have it rendering a bunch of instances, or a simple huge pile of voxel data, or something sort of in-between.)

Seems kind of Ultima Underworld-ish

@Shrike: yeh, that's already taken. 1-bit all the way up to uh.. 96-bit IIRC.

@greenraven: Nah, it's more about making fun of odd and possibly pointless neologisms right now.

RAV (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/9/2016 17:14

Test scene: Guild Halls

Goodlyay (Level 5 Detective) @ 10/9/2016 15:25

Two-bit color.

StoneStephenT (Level 7 Assassin) @ 10/9/2016 00:09

…look what you did, Jodi.

(If you get that reference, you get a No-Prize!)

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 10/8/2016 21:09

Pixel art is when you zoom in and put down a bunch of squares.

greenraven (Level 1 Gangster) @ 10/8/2016 15:58

Oh it's another what is and isn't pixel art debate, dandy, see you all in another 4 to 8 weeks.

Redshrike (Level 8 Marshal) @ 10/8/2016 13:12


Frost (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 10/8/2016 10:31

Bloody postmodernists!

Curth (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 10/7/2016 23:43

lit-bit sounds like somthing the kids would say these days. My vote is for no-bit, its like a strange way of calling out somthing traditional, like a painting or somthing.

cure (Level 10 Capo) @ 10/7/2016 18:11

I vote both "bit-git" and "bittier than thou" officially enter the lexicon.

neota (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 10/7/2016 18:02


post-bit is already taken, by quantum computing.

bittier than thou : a modern game that ostentatiously demonstrates its retroness by being actually coded for a historic hardware platform

(or alternatively, you could call that bitcore ;)

surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/7/2016 17:16

bitty-bit: like the other bits but even more bitty.

bit-blit: transferring one kind of bit to another kind. eg. demake hi-bit into 8-bit.

bit-git: a person who uses the word bit without knowing its meaning beyond "some nerdy computer thing".

cure (Level 10 Capo) @ 10/7/2016 15:55

You're right. I think the problem is they don't have enough terms to misuse, so we need to make more. hi-bit is a good start, but what about: low-bit, no-bit, super-bit, ultra-bit, megasuperultra-bit, neo-bit, and post-bit?

DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) @ 10/7/2016 15:34

Jal, is your house still standing? 

Ails (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 10/7/2016 14:19

If a random youtuber or kid on twitter or whatever calls Owlboy 8-bit because they don't know what it means, does it really matter? Feels like giving "old media tape" a new name because kids keep on calling betamax tapes a vhs tape

RAV (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/7/2016 12:18

So it's more like Bye-Bit.

RAV (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/7/2016 11:53

Yeah. We have given it a fair enough consideration. But I'd like that we maintain a more scholary approach on this subject at PJ and Pix. Market politics aside, I don't see what value the term would add to pixel art as such. Does it provide clarity on the subject? Does it help you do anything better? Even if it too is misused these days, 8-bit actually stands for a substantial knowledge for how pixel art was made. Right now, I don't know what Hi-Bit is supposed to teach me.

cure (Level 10 Capo) @ 10/7/2016 10:49

I'd call it "pixel art" personally.

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