July 29, 2011 at 4:58 pm #62182
First one is better, but make it more thick, fire doesn’t have to be that small (Oh yeah, the bomb). Add secondary flames a bit?July 29, 2011 at 5:42 pm #62183
@laptops Daddy wrote:
…we cant have a bomb on its own. as the centre for a white ‘o’, it could be perfect.
i tried that and it didnt work. im trying to incorporate everyone’s suggestions.
some of this is tricky stuff. this is a vector/raster hybrid, which’ll work well in flash (sounds very impressive – i just mean it’s raster in the middle with a vector outline, but it is tricky):
im hoping we’ve got something we can work with there. if we stick to vector outlines and white with black, we’ll avoid clashes with the background scenes and it’ll match the white text used elsewhere.
so, at this stage, and it doesnt have to be permanent, which is better? top or bottom?
i like the top one. it has more of a delicate minted look, which i think says ‘fine mountain top removal’ quite nicely, ready to be blown up – provides nice contrast for the chunky metal.July 29, 2011 at 7:35 pm #62184
Top seems better, might get used to it if you don’t change it.July 29, 2011 at 8:59 pm #62185
Hope so. That’s live then. Hopefully Gavin won’t hate it. I don’t really like making live changes to the Flash like this – I have to increment the file name each time to avoid caching problems. I wasn’t happy with the old red button.
I’ll adapt the video payer overlay to match once I’m a bit less drained : ). Thanks for the help, guys.July 29, 2011 at 9:07 pm #62186
That should be a flames? isn’t it?
But it more looks like this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comb_%28anatomy%29 🙄July 29, 2011 at 9:35 pm #62187
that’s punny on a lot of levels
@The internet wrote:
Noun: A comb or tuft of feathers, fur, or skin on the head of a bird or other animal.
i dont know what it is : ). it’s just a design. abstract flame from a fireball or bomb, was the idea. but it’s also a hand, an octopus, and probably a crest, which is more cunning than the rooster who outsmarted the fox who’d eaten all the chickens and was holding the farmer to ransom for steak with his own shotgun, if you ask me. (the same rooster who used to work as a consultant for the international high cunning institute, but got bored for lack of a challenge and moved on to bigger and better things, etc).
does it look ok, though?July 29, 2011 at 11:49 pm #62188
Its nice, but it just looks too much like something mario would throw at me. 😉
Ill brain storm tonight or tommorow, and see if I can come up with a sketch page, ill post it and see if you can critique some of the ideas. I wish more people would participate in this sort of thing, its no good if just you, Naka, Tom and I agree on a design.
Ps the top one is waaay better 🙂
I just realized… nothing hints that we are a tank game.. We need something tank!!!!!!
ArmorJuly 30, 2011 at 12:23 am #62189
So, to just suggest something i thought was really cool. You can add more animation strings to the banner yes? What if you were to show the pristine landscapes, and every now and then, an action. such as rollers rolling into a tank, napalm roasting an enemy, nuke landing on someones head. Ships launching a missile ect..
Just a thought. We need the theme song in some videos.
ArmorJuly 30, 2011 at 12:50 am #62190
You can add more animation strings to the banner yes?
possibly. we can certainly replace the current background scenes with similar. dont think we can have straight video in the banner, though. we cant. the only reason that sequence fits into, what, half a megabyte, is that it’s mostly still. and the reason the whole thing is light enough in CPU terms, is that the fade to black/transition is part of the video.
im a bit reluctant to give all this away. it’s clever stuff. im hoping it shows. i havent heard anyone say it’s slow to load.
i agree, itd be nice to have more people involved. we already have something to be proud of, i think.August 7, 2011 at 6:27 pm #62191
Uh, I have Flash right now, and… no flash on home page at all…August 9, 2011 at 5:13 am #62192
i should have added a note. sorry. yes – it’s disabled at the mo.August 21, 2011 at 7:32 pm #62193
Messing aroundAugust 24, 2011 at 7:15 pm #62194
Seriously, that logo looks identically to old one. (no offense)
You think that we should stick to logo based on your old logo?August 25, 2011 at 5:53 am #62195
That would be sic.
Even sicker if it was a tank struck by a missile.
ArmorOctober 19, 2011 at 4:22 pm #62218
bullets holes? someone suggested it, i think. i cant remember if i stamped on it for being too clichéd (probably did). i could use a diversion, though.
i could easily add a little thing to the banner, so they appear with a gun noise when you click. what i cant do easily, is test for an overlap of more than one hole and make the inside black. this seems like asking ‘could i have some free money please’, but, if anyone has a clever instant way of doing that in AS3, please post : )
here’s a free bullet hole:
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