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Etienne MacGyver

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Crazy Kong Sideart WIP
« on: July 15, 2011, 01:58:16 PM »
Time to start on the Sideart for my crazykong...

First i need to scan the side for dimentions and to preserve the original sideart..
Lucky me, i have an empty zacc at hand  8)




Lets wash this cab, we dont want a dirty scan  ;D
Can you tell that i was a windowwasher in my past ?




Carefully putted the scanner on the cab, time to start...




Scan in progress....




Almost there....




I took some old newspapers and taped them together, i want to trace the outline of the cab for measurements.
that piece of paper is more easy to bring home that the complete cab...
(cabs are at my mothers attic..)
 



Lets mask the T-molding, i dont want a black line from the permanent marker there,
i need to preserve this T-molding, i never saw any replacement anywhere..




and done!  




20 scans later i can return to my house and start with the stitching, placing in AI etc. etc.

does anyone need "Zaccaria spacestation" Sideart ?  ;D




This is going to be a challenge, there are no good quality sources for CK sideart...  :-\
Anyway, i got some, so i can start here

to be continued... (when i got time...)
« Last Edit: July 15, 2011, 02:00:52 PM by Etienne »

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Re: Crazy Kong Sideart WIP
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2011, 02:01:12 PM »
well-documented effort, etienne, good luck with that task!
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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Re: Crazy Kong Sideart WIP
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2011, 02:30:19 PM »
nice progres there Etienne
wil keep a close eye on this threat ;)

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to be continued... (when i got time...)
 


just take your time for it,im sure you make a nice looking side art ;)

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Re: Crazy Kong Sideart WIP
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2011, 02:57:27 PM »
You took another great challenge Etienne, good luck with it. ;)
Unfortunately my CK. is quite different shape, but I will aslo keep my eyes on this project. ;)

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Re: Crazy Kong Sideart WIP
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2011, 03:09:29 PM »
Wow, one hell of a project!! Good luck.

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Re: Crazy Kong Sideart WIP
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2011, 03:19:43 PM »
You took another great challenge Etienne, good luck with it. ;)
Unfortunately my CK. is quite different shape, but I will aslo keep my eyes on this project. ;)


If you give me the exact shape, i can transform it into that once it is finished ;)

EDIT:

Bring something like this to eurocade my friend...



or anybody else with a full zacc

(that does not sound right  :D)
« Last Edit: July 15, 2011, 03:24:27 PM by Etienne »

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Re: Crazy Kong Sideart WIP
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2011, 06:33:22 PM »
Somehow I knew you would say that. ;D

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Re: Crazy Kong Sideart WIP
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2011, 09:25:03 PM »
I had some errors with auto stitch, so i decided to take a look and try it manual in AI..



As you can see i miss a part and here and there the scans are rotated a bit, so i decided to rescan the side

next time i will use a guide on the cab that keeps the scanner exact on the same line and work the way up instead of just scan it like i did..

in every experience hides a learning moment....  ;)

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Re: Crazy Kong Sideart WIP
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2011, 09:55:20 PM »
next time i will use a guide on the cab that keeps the scanner exact on the same line and work the way up instead of just scan it like i did..

exactly why i used a guide when i scanned my vindicators artwork 8) :P
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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Re: Crazy Kong Sideart WIP
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2011, 01:31:30 PM »
Back on this.

Its time to learn from earlier mistakes  ;)




After ajusting the guide by measuring left and right from the bottom, carefully place the scanner  8)




While i was carefully placing the scanner, i heard some noises comming from behind me..

tum tum tum tum tuuuummm   hmmm that sounds like Crazy kong !
My Little helper plugged the Machine...
here my son, this stool will be more comfortable  ;D




Whatever you do xander, dont beat my high score  :D




Almost there ...




And thats it, the last scan..
 



i ended up with 25 scans this time, and i increased the settings from 300 dpi to 600, so these files are a bit better than the first run   ::)




Time to stitch this bunch of scans together.... 

Later more  :P


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Re: Crazy Kong Sideart WIP
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2011, 01:34:35 PM »
do i understand this correctly that basically you are scaninning the cabinet to get an exact outline for the CK sideart?
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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Re: Crazy Kong Sideart WIP
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2011, 01:41:48 PM »
and to preserve the spacestation art..

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Re: Crazy Kong Sideart WIP
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2011, 01:51:02 PM »
Just in case, here's a great tuto done by Zorg who explains his method to scan a side art. It's in french, but the pictures speak for themselves  8)

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Re: Crazy Kong Sideart WIP
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2011, 02:41:28 PM »
Zorg is currently looking for a 4600 see thru scanner, in order to rescan a nice piece of "rare" art.

if I succed in finding one, I will update the tuto using some more alignment tricks. ;-)

problem is always the stiching.

PS the tuto is alos available in english, http://www.gamoover.net/node/73
« Last Edit: July 17, 2011, 02:43:45 PM by Zorg »

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