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[Vectorising] The Crazy Kong Control Panel Overlay
« on: December 27, 2010, 10:42:48 AM »
Since i have a temporary control panel on my Crazy kong, and that there are no vector files yet for this,
i decided to start on the vectorisation of the Crazy Kong CPO.

in order to match the holes of the CP i measured everything first..




Carefully measure every thing i need to make refference coordinates  ;)




After that noted all the measurements on a simple sketch.




Time for Illustrator..
As you can see in the scan of the original CP, this can really use some touchup  :P




The scan that Bela made or me was a little better , but also i do not like the colours..




Time to be creative again, and search for some sources..
found the instruction card, and hey thats almost what im looking for..




Lets take a closer look..
Thats the same pic, only in mirror..




Also found a PDF Vector file of this instruction card, lets hope this has the right colours as well..

The PDF was not exactly in the shape when i put it on top of the scan, so i decided to ajust it..
A few guidelines will do the trick  ;D



Mario is finished, and looks great if you ask me..
On top of black he is perfect to me !




In this moment im fiddling around a bit with the stars and griders...



More to come....
« Last Edit: December 27, 2010, 11:08:00 AM by Etienne »

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Re: [Vectorising] The Crazy Kong Control Panel Overlay
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2010, 11:08:16 AM »
What a dedicated and precise work you're doing there, Etienne.
Your CK resto threads are really interesting to follow.
Let me know if I can help with the bezel (as we talked about earlier of maybe splitting the job with Falcon NL)?

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Re: [Vectorising] The Crazy Kong Control Panel Overlay
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2010, 11:26:14 AM »
Thanks Chris!

about the bezel..
Thats what i PM-ed a while ago..
I was already wondering how the progress is going..  ;)

The bezel files are on my FTP and you guys have accounts there
i thought you two would talk to eachother who does what ?

Anyway , it s great that you guys want to help with this !
And ofcourse, please make a topic with "[Vectorising]" in the artwork area  ::)

the bezel is not for me, but for Bela..
his bezel is broken, mine is in good shape thanks god..

it will be nice though to have a complete set of Arts from Zaccaria Crazy kong in vector format.
« Last Edit: October 15, 2011, 02:39:10 PM by Etienne »

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Re: [Vectorising] The Crazy Kong Control Panel Overlay
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2010, 06:16:48 PM »
hey etienne, that's what i call dedication - keep up the great work, very interesting to follow!
all i need is ... PONG - and a select few others: TOUCH ME, DRAGON'S LAIR, JOUST, ROBOTRON, MR DO, SAN FRANCISCO RUSH THE ROCK!!!

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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2010, 06:22:00 PM »
hey etienne, that's what i call dedication - keep up the great work, very interesting to follow!

+1!  ;)

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Re: [Vectorising] The Crazy Kong Control Panel Overlay
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2010, 07:20:16 PM »
Thanx guys, ill need your support...

This will be the next challenge:



this is the best sourcepic i could find  :-\

I did already some "resolution boosting"  ;D
Its a little better, but still will be difficult..
If anybody has a better pic, i'm here  ;)



And i hope chris or falcon will do the bezel soon because this looks simular:



but i am not always behind my laptop  ;)
http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=2276.0
« Last Edit: December 27, 2010, 07:28:09 PM by Etienne »

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Re: [Vectorising] The Crazy Kong Control Panel Overlay
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2010, 02:39:04 PM »
Time for the other 2 mario's

they are the same, so i only need to recreate one..

Time for some guidelines again  :D




And mario's paths are ready..  time to color him  :)




And done.



its almost like putting together a jigsaw puzzle  :D
« Last Edit: December 28, 2010, 03:47:51 PM by Etienne »

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Re: [Vectorising] The Crazy Kong Control Panel Overlay
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2010, 02:42:13 PM »
Amazing work again Etienne !!!

The rescuer of Euro-Arcade cab artwork !!!


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Re: [Vectorising] The Crazy Kong Control Panel Overlay
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2010, 04:29:49 PM »
Thanks Andre!

Its going very well..:



Now i have this part, and i need some tips from the Illustrator Pro's  8)

Can anybody tell me how to do the "spraypaint" part under the joystick ?


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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2010, 04:52:39 PM »
very impressive job!  :o


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Re: [Vectorising] The Crazy Kong Control Panel Overlay
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2010, 10:50:03 PM »
Can anybody tell me how to do the "spraypaint" part under the joystick ?

If you want it to be exactly the same, you have no choice but to zoom in really hard and trace every little spot.

If you don't mind approximation, download an illustrator paint splatter brush shape from somewhere like deviantart.com and draw with that.

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Re: [Vectorising] The Crazy Kong Control Panel Overlay
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2010, 05:19:31 PM »
If you want it to be exactly the same, you have no choice but to zoom in really hard and trace every little spot.

 :'(...

Well a man has got to do what a man has got to do !  ;)

So i started with some different tracing options, and continue to manual ajust it as far as possible.
its not finished yet , but im progressing..



and to make it less boring, i also worked on the rest for a bit...

« Last Edit: December 30, 2010, 05:21:14 PM by Etienne »

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Re: [Vectorising] The Crazy Kong Control Panel Overlay
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2010, 05:40:32 PM »
Very spectacular, will be better than the original. ;)

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Re: [Vectorising] The Crazy Kong Control Panel Overlay
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2010, 07:57:41 PM »
Etienne, you are nuts.

And I love it !  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Amazing work ! Love to follow this and you deserve  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: for rescuing Euro-arcade artwork for the future !!

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Re: [Vectorising] The Crazy Kong Control Panel Overlay
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2010, 09:39:37 PM »
Etienne, you are nuts.

and anal too - but that's a compliment when it comes to arcade stuff ;D. wonderful job, etienne, i love that thread! :-*
all i need is ... PONG - and a select few others: TOUCH ME, DRAGON'S LAIR, JOUST, ROBOTRON, MR DO, SAN FRANCISCO RUSH THE ROCK!!!