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Show off your REXPAINT creations
« on: May 19, 2015, 05:50:23 AM »

Here's a castle enjoy What else have people made?
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Re: Show off your REXPAINT creations
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2015, 08:30:15 AM »

So, of course most everyone has seen my own REXPaint ASCII art--certainly in the game! No sense in rehashing that stuff... instead I can show something else I made last year: a knight to defend ozymandias79's castle!



I've always wanted to have a thread like this :). We'll gradually get more activity here as more REXPaint users show up. I've yet to announce that there's finally a dedicated forum area for it.



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Re: Show off your REXPAINT creations
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2015, 03:16:58 AM »

This was something I put together a few months ago while I was waiting for the Alpha to come out.  I'm not that keen on the shading anymore and the logo has changed since this was created.  It was felt that "Cogmino" didn't have the same ring to it, but it will always be "Cogmino" to me :)

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Re: Show off your REXPAINT creations
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2015, 03:59:30 AM »

"Cogmino," yeah, can't believe it went on so long like that, too. I was too focused on making letters squarish and didn't really pay attention to readability for people who didn't "already know."

I always really liked the style you used to redesign the logo--it reminds me of a frame-stop of the title animation. For a bit I even considered changing the title logo to something like that after seeing how "stylish" it was, but then decided that going with a more flat style for the foreground would work better to keep the letters clear and cohesive.

And your additional background elements/circuitry are really nice, too :)
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Re: Show off your REXPAINT creations
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2015, 05:24:18 PM »

I feel The flat style is more of a "classic" look.  I'm really happy you stuck with it as the shaded style is more of a fad :)

I'm still very happy with the background of the "ALPHA" part.  I've also put together a 0-9 REXPAINT template for video numbering.  I might post it when I get home from work.

I've still got this as my desktop background.  When I told my partner I'd picked up the game she said, "Isn't it called Cogmino?" Still cracks me up every time :D
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Re: Show off your REXPAINT creations
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2015, 06:37:51 AM »

And something a bit more scifi
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Re: Show off your REXPAINT creations
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2015, 07:36:38 PM »

As promised earlier here is the numbering template I created.

Question: I'm a beginner at using forums. How do I insert an image into the text box rather than adding it as an attachment?
« Last Edit: May 22, 2015, 07:38:18 PM by jimmijamjams »
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Re: Show off your REXPAINT creations
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2015, 10:00:22 AM »

Looks like it could be a room in the future of X@COM, ozymandias79 :)

I've still got this as my desktop background.  When I told my partner I'd picked up the game she said, "Isn't it called Cogmino?" Still cracks me up every time :D
I will always remember that, too.

And I didn't know it, but after two years of development, I was talking about the title logo change with my wife and she, too, told me she thought it was "Cogmino" the entire time... because at home she has always just called it "your game" and we never actually said it. Ha.

As promised earlier here is the numbering template I created.

Question: I'm a beginner at using forums. How do I insert an image into the text box rather than adding it as an attachment?
We're using imgur to host, then just linking to that.
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Re: Show off your REXPAINT creations
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2015, 04:00:30 PM »

I made my avatar in REXPAINT!  looks legit.  As a Roguelike player this programs pretty coolz.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2015, 04:05:12 PM by Snugglesworth »
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Re: Show off your REXPAINT creations
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2015, 07:58:50 PM »

I made my avatar in REXPAINT!  looks legit.  As a Roguelike player this programs pretty coolz.

I like how unimpressed it looks:)

"Mr Snugglesworth is not amused..."
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Re: Show off your REXPAINT creations
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2015, 09:38:36 AM »

Creating your avatar in REXPAINT is a cool idea! Heres mine
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Re: Show off your REXPAINT creations
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2015, 10:35:51 AM »

Love the circuitry design inside the Pac-man avatar!
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Re: Show off your REXPAINT creations
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2015, 01:59:20 AM »

I made my avatar in REXPAINT!  looks legit.  As a Roguelike player this programs pretty coolz.
That avatar is wonderful! And what a good idea... Looks like it's caught on.

ozymandias that is a really cool avatar, too. Sweet circuitry.

Everyone on the forums needs to do this now... it should be a requirement :D
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Re: Show off your REXPAINT creations
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2015, 04:26:34 AM »

I was so inspired by your new avatars, I had to have a go at it myself :)
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Re: Show off your REXPAINT creations
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2015, 08:18:21 AM »

So I made this.  I call it Electric Bonsai.




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Re: Show off your REXPAINT creations
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2015, 08:35:26 AM »

It's a fun style, eh? :)

That looks great (and the perfect name!), though I'd say the rightmost branch looks a bit off.
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Re: Show off your REXPAINT creations
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2015, 08:56:58 AM »

I think you're right.  I might have another fiddle with it when I'm not supposed to be procrastinating ;)
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Re: Show off your REXPAINT creations
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2015, 09:06:53 AM »

You guys are really good with this. I have a hard time making squares, and there's an ASCII symbol for that...
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Re: Show off your REXPAINT creations
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2015, 01:20:26 PM »

Was messing about and tried to make a tread driven robot.  Was inspired by Armored Core
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Re: Show off your REXPAINT creations
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2015, 07:40:43 PM »

Oooh, definitely reminds me of Armored Core. I like the colors, too--ASCII art can look great with just a few colors, another reason I like it because it takes me a while to pick colors...

You guys are really good with this. I have a hard time making squares, and there's an ASCII symbol for that...
Haha... just practice. It's easier to learn and do something cool than it is with pixel art. (Trust me, I'm not the greatest artist but I practiced off and on over months to come up with Cogmind's art style, which in the end mostly follows a few rules that I developed to create the art in an almost "algorithmic" fashion.)
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Re: Show off your REXPAINT creations
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2015, 12:00:29 PM »

im going to have to try this now.
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Re: Show off your REXPAINT creations
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2015, 01:52:29 PM »

my own attempt....



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I may not be good at this but it sure is fun.



« Last Edit: May 30, 2015, 04:19:41 PM by endlessblaze »
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Re: Show off your REXPAINT creations
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2015, 01:04:20 AM »

Some playing around mocking up game world some time ago.





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Re: Show off your REXPAINT creations
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2015, 06:26:21 AM »

my own attempt....




This one I really like.


Some playing around mocking up game world some time ago.


This one is probably my favourite.  Did you end up turning it into a game?
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Re: Show off your REXPAINT creations
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2015, 06:48:11 AM »

Hey chooseusername, nice to have you around the forums!

Those are some great mockups, especially the second and third one. Are these concepts for the new RL you're working on?

@endlessblaze: It sure is pretty fun... that's how I came up with Cogmind's art style, just doodling off and on for months until what were originally pretty terrible designs started morphing into some really cool stuff. I started that early on in the project because at the time I wasn't even sure I could come up with a style with which I could reasonably represent so many hundreds of distinct parts and have them still look good. If it didn't work out I was just going to go without art at all, but I'm glad it went as well as it did.
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