Thanks for the feedback. I agree about the 3/4 heads (and even the full profile heads to be honest )). Same for the hands. I can fix those.
As for quick GIMP re-colouring: the best (quickest) method I have found is to have a base image done in greyscale, and then use colour layers on top. If you use Layer Masks you can limit the colour layer to specific regions of the figure.
What I have found is that your perceived colour palette becomes much more limited using this method. You have to use bold colour layers and finding subtle variations becomes almost impossible.
This is the method I have used for the Goblin & Kobols re-colours anyway. I keep meaning to do a tutorial for this. I'll really have to get around to it...
Sorry about not replying earlier - I've been away for a couple of days.
I'm not too sure what you mean by overlays in Inkscape/Xara. Do you mean the 'clip' function and/or Pattern fill? Clip lets you take a bitmap texture and apply it to a vector object. Pattern Fill allows you to turn objects into patterns for filling purposes. Discussed here.
If so - yes. Xara does something similar very easily by simply choosing a fill pattern of 'Bitmap' and then setting int to 'Repeating Tile'. You can even change the scale of the pattern and the orientation within the object on the fly. All done in real time.
I've not found any facility to make a group of vector objects into a 'pattern' yet, though.
Having said that, Xara really does look better and better in my opinion. I need to try all of this out on the Linux version. Its a pity it isn't being developed any more....
I'd give it a go if I were you. You've nothing to lose since the demo is good for 30 days. And it is possible to pick up older versions of the app on ebay quite cheap. In fact you could get an old version of Xtreme 5 and then upgrade to the latest Designer Pro 6 for cheaper than purchasing Designer Pro 6 straight away! (About £100 cheaper in UK pounds!!)
Disclaimer: I promise you that I am NOT a Xara employee....
OOOPS! I've only just seen these comments - apologies for not responding sooner.
I'm sorry to say - as mentioned in the ZOA Sentry download thread - the Xara files are effectively closed to me now. I created them with a demo version of Xara 6 on Windows. The trial period has now expired, I've switched to XaraLX on linux, but this is a linux version of Xara 5, so the Xara 6 files are not recognised.
So this means that these files CANNOT be used again.
I did have a plan to create more ZOA. But have not yet gotten around to it. I'll have to re-draw everything from scratch in order to do this.
The simplest solution would be:
1. Create a greyscale version of the sentry sheet and then do a tutorial on how to customise the colour scheme.
2. Re-draw the weapons in Xara and use these in future troop types.
I'll see what I can do in the next week or so. Please be patient.
P.S. I'm going to lock this thread now. Please reply on the ZOA Sentry thread from now on. Thanks very much.
Last Edit: Sept 19, 2011 10:02:16 GMT -9 by tonsha
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