Sonicrealms Racing

News => News => Topic started by: Turkey on March 19, 2012, 07:26:55 PM UTC



Title: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: Turkey on March 19, 2012, 07:26:55 PM UTC
SR are proud to present our new skins for 2012. This is to mark 10 years in Live for Speed, which we will be celebrating in October this year. All skins by Gerdoner, renders by Raptor.

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orGxnsxbvNw#ws)


(http://www.sonicrealmsracing.co.uk/images/news/25800310.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/338/25800310.jpg)(http://www.sonicrealmsracing.co.uk/images/news/93835333.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/703/93835333.jpg)(http://www.sonicrealmsracing.co.uk/images/news/33753530.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/714/33753530.jpg)

(http://www.sonicrealmsracing.co.uk/images/news/99975073.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/15/99975073.jpg)(http://www.sonicrealmsracing.co.uk/images/news/68480740.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/526/68480740.jpg)(http://www.sonicrealmsracing.co.uk/images/news/39592341.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/163/39592341.jpg)



Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: Turkey on March 19, 2012, 07:31:16 PM UTC
Ughhh, won't let me center the video :(


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: Radeoon on March 20, 2012, 01:31:09 AM UTC
These skins are beaming with power! GJ Gerdoner. :thup: :e


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: Neil on March 20, 2012, 08:35:12 PM UTC
Great skins, great vid :) (albeit with some truly shocking driving :P!)


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: KayJay on March 20, 2012, 11:10:35 PM UTC
New background images added to the site :)

Thanks for all the hard work on these guys.

Now if you could do 40x22 pixel versions at 45 degrees, we can replaces the cars used for the servers ;)


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: Pete on March 20, 2012, 11:25:37 PM UTC
<<< and the ones under our names on the left? :P


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: Neil on March 21, 2012, 01:17:46 AM UTC
Btw, what does the "STR" mean? I have this vague idea that I used to know what it meant but...   :)


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: Gerdoner on March 21, 2012, 11:32:11 AM UTC
Save The Ring (http://savethering.org/)
or Scuderia Toro Rosso


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: Velo on March 22, 2012, 01:46:04 PM UTC
New background images added to the site :)

Thanks for all the hard work on these guys.

Now if you could do 40x22 pixel versions at 45 degrees, we can replaces the cars used for the servers ;)
Thanks KJ :) glad I could do them myself this time ;)
Working on the small server images etc. now, should be done today


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: Neil on March 22, 2012, 01:55:46 PM UTC
I love that we have a VWS background image! :)
(Maybe the old set had one as well though?)


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: Pete on March 22, 2012, 02:01:51 PM UTC
The VW should say, "Another 10 years..." :lol:


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: Neil on March 22, 2012, 05:13:10 PM UTC
:roflmao:


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: Velo on March 22, 2012, 07:48:56 PM UTC
here small web images, for server and name tag. also news background:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9534399/SR2012web.zip (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9534399/SR2012web.zip)

and of course Turkey needed a new skin too ;)
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9534399/turkeyavatar10Y.png)


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: Gerdoner on March 22, 2012, 07:53:32 PM UTC
Epic (except the color of the tag :P )


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: A.Jonaitis on March 22, 2012, 09:19:38 PM UTC
I like tag colors. Meybe we can change, the tags too :P ???


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: KayJay on March 22, 2012, 10:54:45 PM UTC
here small web images, for server and name tag. also news background:
[url]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9534399/SR2012web.zip[/url] ([url]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9534399/SR2012web.zip[/url])

and of course Turkey needed a new skin too ;)
([url]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9534399/turkeyavatar10Y.png[/url])


Thanks :)

Great work, but....I don't think they quite work.  The skin is too dark so the small images just look like silhouettes so it's hard to see the actual car.  Yes you have the outline, but the old ones have contrasting primary colours that really stand out.  Sorry, I don't think we can use them.  Anyone else agree/disagree?

(http://www.sonicrealmsracing.co.uk/images/cars/svr_bf1.png) (http://www.sonicrealmsracing.co.uk/images/cars/svr_new_bf1.png)
(http://www.sonicrealmsracing.co.uk/images/cars/svr_vws.png) (http://www.sonicrealmsracing.co.uk/images/cars/svr_new_vws.png)
(http://www.sonicrealmsracing.co.uk/images/cars/svr_fbm.png) (http://www.sonicrealmsracing.co.uk/images/cars/svr_new_fbm.png)


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: Neil on March 22, 2012, 11:28:54 PM UTC
Mmmm, I think you're right. It's really hard to identify the car.
But... maybe rendering them a bit more "brightly" might work?


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: Velo on March 22, 2012, 11:55:15 PM UTC
Agreed.  I will try to render them more bright, no problem.
Or we can ask Gerdoner to make the skins brighter :e (jk ofc)


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: Gerdoner on March 22, 2012, 11:57:11 PM UTC
Why not use the side of the cars, similar to the renders on the website?
the only thing that could be hard to see would be wether it's a uf1 or a ufr, other cars should be recognizable even at that size


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: Velo on March 22, 2012, 11:58:40 PM UTC
good idea, will try that, and maybe some other tings to make em clear.

KJ, is the size fixed? they are small...


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: Gerdoner on March 23, 2012, 12:07:25 AM UTC
Or write the car name underneath the car with a pixel font, similar to turkey's avatar


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: Velo on March 23, 2012, 12:11:32 AM UTC
or shift things around a little if possible:
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9534399/hmmm.png)
can maybe even use the same cars as in the tag


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: Velo on March 23, 2012, 01:35:02 PM UTC
Some improvements. An exercise in "how much detail can I get in a tiny image" :lol:
Also tried the side view but the car gets even smaller and the "3D" effect is lost...
What do you guys think?
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9534399/serverimgtest.png)


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: Pete on March 23, 2012, 02:19:25 PM UTC
Don't like the side view that much, but the others do look better than before! :)


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: Velo on March 23, 2012, 03:54:58 PM UTC
agree and agree :)
here a 3 levels of brightness compare (=animated gif that doesn't seem to loop in chrome pfffff...):
which one would be best?
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9534399/brightcompare.gif)

---> 'open image in new tab' works


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: Turkey on March 23, 2012, 04:02:35 PM UTC
3rd one imo ;)


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: Pete on March 23, 2012, 04:20:19 PM UTC
Yup and makes the bf1 look better too 


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: Neil on March 23, 2012, 05:58:48 PM UTC
On my screen, I'd say the second is better, at least for the UF1 and FZR. BF1 is borderline too dark in #2, maybe a bit better in #3...


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: Pete on March 23, 2012, 07:44:49 PM UTC
The bf1 don't work on 2 so maybe ow on 3 and the others on 2


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: Velo on March 23, 2012, 10:07:00 PM UTC
tnx for the feedback
i'm glad i asked, for me the darkest looks best!

i found a way to give the lightest one an 'edge', anyway now i know what to aim for.
and yes the ow look darker - side angle and less surface i guess, also in the big webbackgrounds. i will redo them


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: KayJay on March 24, 2012, 07:33:50 AM UTC
I'd say the brightest for BF1 and the middle for the bigger cars.  But great work, they are much better.  Size isn't fixed, so you can make them a little bigger.


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: eiwer on March 24, 2012, 03:48:37 PM UTC
ohhh   Louts


cool , damn great!!!!  i love it


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: Velo on April 01, 2012, 09:21:31 PM UTC
I hoped to have finished sooner, life gets in the way sometimes :P but here are new versions.
Don't think I can get them much better or they will start to look like cars with white skins...

(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9534399/SR2012webImagesNEW.png)

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9534399/SR2012webImagesNEW.zip (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9534399/SR2012webImagesNEW.zip)


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: Neil on April 01, 2012, 09:28:00 PM UTC
:thup:


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: mjk21 on April 02, 2012, 04:35:03 AM UTC
just wanted to say Hi been a long time


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: Turkey on April 02, 2012, 06:12:32 PM UTC
They look great Velo and Hi MJK!!


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: KayJay on April 06, 2012, 08:35:41 AM UTC
They look great. Thanks Velo.


Title: Re: Sonicrealms Racing - 10 Years
Post by: Rudolf on April 08, 2012, 10:20:20 PM UTC
Been inactive last weeks but wow, nice skins and video. Outstanding quality !