Comment #3 Sunday, March 14, 2004 5:56 PM
Comment #4 Sunday, March 14, 2004 6:23 PM
And I love purple, so a purple variation would be nice.
Comment #6 Sunday, March 14, 2004 6:34 PM
Could ya please add purple? Thanx.
Comment #8 Sunday, March 14, 2004 7:26 PM
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Comment #12 Monday, March 15, 2004 12:30 AM
treetog is right, the screenshot doesn't do it justice at all. such a fun skin!
Comment #15 Monday, March 15, 2004 5:14 AM
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Comment #18 Monday, March 15, 2004 9:57 AM
Don't believe me? http://www.theskinsfactory.com/tsf-temp/bionic.jpg
Comment #19 Monday, March 15, 2004 10:55 AM
Comment #20 Monday, March 15, 2004 1:58 PM
Let's look at them one by one.
1. Lighter colours at the top, darker toward the bottom.
Well. Let's see. Generally if one is trying to give the effect of a curved surface you would get the effect shown here. Light at the top gradiating to dark and curved at the edges. In fact the shading is very different to bionic dot. Bionic dot goes for the dark->light gradiated to dark->dark for the top whereas this uses light gradiated to dark for the top.
2. Reflection mapping in the bottom left.
It's supposed to be a reflective material. It's going to have reflections. Just about any glassy/reflective material 'should' have reflection mapping to add realism. You point out the bottom left but actually if you look there is reflections throughout.
3. Colours used. Blue, green, red and pink.
If I were asked what colour skins would most people ask for I would have to say the first three colours. Pink is an unusual one but the creator is a woman. Women like pink. No idea why but there you have it. I would personally have gone for a black or grey design but that's just me.
There the similarities end as far as I can tell and both of the first points are standard ways of conveying what both of the artists were trying to convey. Reflective, curved (maybe even bulbous) surfaces. The last is about a choice of colours. They're popular colours, why were they picked for bionic dot and this? Probably for that very reason.
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Comment #1 Sunday, March 14, 2004 5:05 PM
Lots of good stuff here!