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Friday Facts #297 - New resource icons

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 12:31 pm
by Klonan

Re: Friday Facts #297 - New resource icons

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 12:38 pm
by ukilop
assuming the random icon generation could be used by modders?
would love to see random icons like that for all of bob's and angels' ores

Re: Friday Facts #297 - New resource icons

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 12:42 pm
by Gergely
:D :D
Love the new icons!

Re: Friday Facts #297 - New resource icons

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 12:44 pm
by PacifyerGrey
Klonan wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 12:31 pm
The new icons are not ready just yet, but we hope to have them for the 0.17 stable
Which is when? Looks pretty stable to me :)

Re: Friday Facts #297 - New resource icons

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 12:47 pm
by blizgerg
I see one artifact in that image that would want to be fixed, on the curve from going up to going left it looks like it chooses new random icons.

Otherwise, I think that looks beautiful. Love it.

Re: Friday Facts #297 - New resource icons

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 12:47 pm
by Gergely
PacifyerGrey wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 12:44 pm
Klonan wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 12:31 pm
The new icons are not ready just yet, but we hope to have them for the 0.17 stable
Which is when? Looks pretty stable to me :)
It will definitely be declared stable when the bug report forum is free of any pests. I don't think anyone is willing to give you a more detailed answer.

Re: Friday Facts #297 - New resource icons

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 12:48 pm
by Silden
Is it just me, or when the ore goes on a bend to the right, there's a bit of a glitch in the appearance where the bend goes into the straight?

Re: Friday Facts #297 - New resource icons

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 12:50 pm
by Mathematician
Belts look fantastic with randomized resources!

Re: Friday Facts #297 - New resource icons

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 12:54 pm
by V453000
blizgerg wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 12:47 pm
I see one artifact in that image that would want to be fixed, on the curve from going up to going left it looks like it chooses new random icons.

Otherwise, I think that looks beautiful. Love it.
That's because they switch layering in the corner. :(

Re: Friday Facts #297 - New resource icons

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 12:54 pm
by eradicator
The uranium icons have an uncanny tendency to be too either too sharp or too blurred for my taste. The other resources looks really nice.

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Re: Friday Facts #297 - New resource icons

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 12:58 pm
by Tahg
I'm surprised integers weren't used for inserters, and anything else that shouldn't accumulate error.

Re: Friday Facts #297 - New resource icons

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 1:04 pm
by glee8e
Downward facing underground belt exit seems on the wrong layer
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Re: Friday Facts #297 - New resource icons

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 1:15 pm
by Twinsen
Tahg wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 12:58 pm
I'm surprised integers weren't used for inserters, and anything else that shouldn't accumulate error.
I used to do game logic with integers only for a previous job and it was a pain. It's a huge game design limitation that is not worth it.
Avoiding floating point problems is not a big deal.

Re: Friday Facts #297 - New resource icons

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 1:19 pm
by Tinkytinkz
Hi,
Love the new resources on the belt. Feels much more natural and fun to look at after awhile.

Since you're asking for our help on thoughts..
On the gif, after the turn of the belt, it seems the resource converts to a different random resource after the bend, creating a tear. Could that be smoothed out?

Thank you!

Re: Friday Facts #297 - New resource icons

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 1:24 pm
by Deadlock989
Love the look of the new ores.

Hopefully modders can use this for other kinds of resource icon as well? I already have 300+ new icons ready on a big project which includes ore "gravels" and other pre-smelting ore products which would benefit from looking a little randomised. There are also some very common items which spend a lot of screen time on belts - plates and stacked plates come to mind.

How does it work for inventory stacks - presumably there's still a "default" icon which gets used in crafting tabs etc.?

Re: Friday Facts #297 - New resource icons

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 1:30 pm
by voddan
Love the new ores!
Do you think you could make different ores of different grain? That would make them even more distinct. In the current version iron and uranium look like the same thing of different colour, despite you using different pictograms for them. Having, say, iron, a finer grain would really distinguish its look.

Re: Friday Facts #297 - New resource icons

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 1:39 pm
by fishycat
PacifyerGrey wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 12:44 pm
Klonan wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 12:31 pm
The new icons are not ready just yet, but we hope to have them for the 0.17 stable
Which is when? Looks pretty stable to me :)

We are past stable, only a little more squashing until we reach "kovarex-stable" :D

Re: Friday Facts #297 - New resource icons

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 1:41 pm
by chris13524
Oh god why is the first GIF actually a GIF and not a video? 4M file here we come...

Re: Friday Facts #297 - New resource icons

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 1:47 pm
by Jonathan88
That video at the end looks amazing! Like a real life ore belt - can't wait to see a huge smelting set up with these textures...

Re: Friday Facts #297 - New resource icons

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 1:49 pm
by J-H
They look really good. I didn't even realize that the uniform resource icons could be improved on.