I spent the day today programming in the "patterns" for use in the upcoming Warrior Mini. Here's a screen shot of the ones I have so far:
If that's hard to see, they are fishnet/diagonals; hexagons; scales; rivets; and camouflage. The camo in particular is pretty neat. All of the patterns are semi-transparent lines & shades of gray, so the color you pick for the item in question comes through and tints the line. That way you can have green jungle camo pants, or sandy desert camo pants, or snow white and gray camo pants, etc. One drawback to that is, you can't directly change the color of the pattern, it relies on the color underneath it. So you can't, for example, make the actual rivets a different color from the shirt they're put on.
Another drawback is that you can either have the item serving as a mask or hosting a pattern, but not both. So for example, if you wanted the lightning bolts to be masked by the body (so you could get the off-shoulder look I had in a previous sample), you couldn't do that AND have a pattern on the body too. Well, you probably could if you had two bodies, one regular with the pattern on it, and another turned to be invisible serving as the mask for the lightning bolts. I assume Kaldath et. al. will be plumbing the depths of these sorts of things and showing me things I didn't think were possible 🙂
Anyway, I hope it's a good feature that will make the applet all that much more useful and fun.
By all means, please feel free to suggest other patterns you'd like to see, I've got room for at least two more, and I can resize the buttons to fit in as many as seem worthwhile.
What about pinstripe and other clothing textures? That way, one may have the same item of clothing in several fabrics.
Well I tried twice now to post an example of a pattern I like and both times the reply never went thorough. So I emailed you my idea Jeff. But to summarize, Her0-O-Matic has a pattern that makes things look metallic, I emailed you an example. Also a Spiderweb and or fishnet pattern would be nice
I think a nice paisley pattern or a blackwatch plaid would be lovely.
An hive pattern would be cool, too.
Nothing says “Modern Warrior” like…fishnets! 😀
In all seriousness, though, this is all looking really cool.
even though this has nothing two do with patterns i think you need to make a pair of arms that attach two the torso
Since sillyness such as fishnets have already been suggested, perhaps polka-dot, for the less-in-touch-with-reality hero/villain? For this and several other options, one might consider it possible for you to set it so that the mask would only paint the selected pattern in the chosen colour, leaving the rest of the area white/transparent?
Fishnet is not as silly as you may think. If you mask a fishnet pattern over a coat, or vest it would give that item a quilted/padded look. If you are trying for a cloth clothing look, scale and chain patterns don’t really work now do they yet fishnet used right can add an interesting texture for more customablity.
The fishnet pattern is already in, it’s the last one on the right in the vertical pattern boxes of the screen shot.
I can’t mask only on the chosen color because when you use an object (in this case the color area) as a mask, that object is rendered invisible.
Is there a pattern to emulate scales, either reptilian or fish-like?
Yes, the first one is a scaled pattern.
Have you think at a circuit pattern or a maze pattern ?
Excellent thought, Fabien. I did want to do that, and then forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder!
I’ve already added a “dirt” pattern someone suggested earlier, and which I also forgot about until this morning.
Maybe a Crystalline Pattern
Also a Wood grain pattern .. obviously I am think past the Mini into HM3 but you never know a what use someone can put these too .. example wood grain would be nice to add to certain Gun stocks