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Most block texture changes are great!... except for armor.

Discussion in 'Suggestions and Feedback' started by Avaslash, Jan 22, 2017.

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  1. Avaslash Trainee Engineer

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    On colors like blue, green, red, etc the blocks look pretty darn good! However, on light and dark colors such as black and white the blocks internal lines stand out far too much. Additionally, the lines in between blocks (aka their borders) are far too defined and so ships look like they are clearly assembled out of blocks, rather than complete forms.

    Take for example, This cruise liner:

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    Its clear that the hull is "one piece". Thats how ships look. This is what separated Space Engineers from games like Starmade. In Space engineers you have the ability to create ships with forms that look complete. Smooth. While in games like Starmade, repeating textures and defined block outlines make it clear that its a bunch of blocks, rather than armor panels and hull.

    Example: Starmade:

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    Vs Earlier Space Engineers:

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    Ships look sleek. Well put together. Well formed. With clearly defined areas.

    However, what the update did is ruin that form that distinguished SE so well and allowed ships to feel-- real.

    I'll use my ships as examples:

    Small Fighter Before: Note how everything fits together. There are clear armor plates. They look like 1 shape.
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    Small Fighter After:
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    Now look how they no longer look like single shapes. Now each block is very distinct. The ship loses a lot of its form while your eye is distracted by the web of lines all over the place. This could easily be fixed by lightening the lines on white, and darkening the lines on black. You could even set it so that on just below pure white (value 99) the lines are dark, but at value 100 they go white. And similarly at value 1 the lines on black are light, but at value 0 the lines on black are dark. This would be fantastic as it would still allow for sleek ships that people dont want to feel like junkers. If you look at most of the top blueprints they aren't industrial looking. They look fresh out of the factory. Thats what people want.
     
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  2. sioxernic Senior Engineer

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    Just remove the distinguished lines from the Light Armor and add the distinguished lines to the Heavy Armor.
     
  3. iN5URG3NT Senior Engineer

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  4. Forcedminer Senior Engineer

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    *cringing trying to believe that image is minecraft and not space engineers*

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    what a fine ship but arghhhhh it looks like something from minecraft.
     
  5. Mattk50 Trainee Engineer

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    That is a screenshot of starmade, not space engineers. Starmade has never been a game praised for it's visuals (they're awful) but it does have actual gameplay and purpose as well as optimization, a few things sorely missing from SE.
     
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