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Texture Request: Reeds

Discussion in 'Textures' started by Finrod_Amandil, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. Finrod_Amandil

    Finrod_Amandil Head Designer
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    Hello dear texturers!

    @Mandos and I have been working on a concept for the gladden fields, but we need a new texture for it, and thats a two-block high texture for reeds.
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    The texture would then take the place of the Lilacs in these pics:



    If anyone could give this a try It'd be very awesome!

    ~ Finrod
     
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  2. Tyranystrasz

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    Fin why don't retexture sugar canes instead?
     
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  3. Finrod_Amandil

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    cuz we used sugarcanes in many other swamps already, and canes are always the same textures stacked ontop of each other, but here i need a two high plant where bottom is different from top.
     
  4. Tyranystrasz

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    oki dokey
     
  5. jonasspil

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    Heyo, I did a thing. Im on the go right now, so did this one on my laptop, might lave to do some finetuning when i get back home and have an actual mouse :3

    The reeds look a bit wierd in some places where they are placed in the cornor of a single block sorrounded by water, assuming this is just plant behavior...



    I would love to hear a bit of feedback :>

    Jonas~
     
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  6. Ma5terMinD

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    I already made a reed texture a while back. Together with plenty flower textures.

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    Tell me if you need it and I'll send them to you.
     
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  7. MattTheLegoman

    MattTheLegoman Yellow flower puncher

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    Those look fantastic Ma5terMinD. =D
     
  8. Finrod_Amandil

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    I was so sure that someone made some reed textures once but I could not find it anymore :p
    Thanks already to both texturers!
    I love especially the shapes and the shadings in Ma5' textures, thought at first that it was a 32px texture, I had to count the pixels to be sure it isn't^^ What I like on jonas' texture is that the bottom of the shafts is lighter, like the reeds in my 2nd concept picture. A bit a downside of jonas' texture is that the brown things aren't wider than the green parts which makes it look a bit odd.
    The green tone I was looking for was that dark but dull green from the pics, to have bit a contrast to the very bright grass.

    Currently I'm rather tending to take Ma5' texture for the awesome work on the shape there. What may be worth trying there may be makeing the green a bit less lush, and that lighter bottom of the shafts may also be a nice gimmick (tho it's kinda hard to tell whether it'd look good in Minecraft). Jonas, if you're up fiddling with your texture a bit I'm very happy to keep considering both and give yours another chance!
    Ma5 if you could pm me your texture I'd gladly would give it a try how it looks among the other plants. Also if you'd be okay with that I'd have a look whether I could find a spot for the other flowers (yellow, blue and light blue) in some of the packs.
     
  9. Eriol_Eandur

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    I surely could not do better thand @Ma5terMinD, I would also suggest to use his yellow flower at the gladden fields. As it looks much like a yellow iris which are name giving to the gladden fields.
    Yellow-iris-in-flower.jpg
    There is a detailed description of the gladden fields at note 13 of "The Disaster at the Gladden Fields" in the Unfinished Tales. There's a vast number of yellow sword iris mentioned.
    According to Tolkien Gateway Tolkien derived gladden from old english glædene from latin gladius for sword.
     
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  10. Finrod_Amandil

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    Yeah I had that thought too, gotta see whether we could wholly replace the old yellow flower texture with Ma5' or whether we rather should use another flower
     
  11. Eriol_Eandur

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    I also really like the look of the gladden field concept above. Maybe mix the small yellow flowers with the yellow sword iris?
     
  12. Ma5terMinD

    Ma5terMinD Yellow flower puncher
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  13. Finrod_Amandil

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    Thanks a lot Ma5, The Reeds blend in really well, almost a bit too well in fact :p. The Yellow flowers I won't replace with yours though, simply because the do not stack well with the grass below: