Here's a screen grab showing the way the Insignia slot is really going to make some cool things possible:
I've chosen the banded shiny metal Top here to serve as the base. I selected a round Insignia, colored the outside orange and the inside light bronze. I checked the "Dupe" box, and added a chevron-shaped insignia, made both color areas orange, flipped it top to bottom, and scaled it narrower to fit inside the previous circle. I then set the outline of the chevron to 0% visibility, so I just had the color areas.
Finally I chose a square Insignia and sized it to fit the width of the character's waist. I chose lighter and darker orange for the two colors, and changed the alpha for the inside color to 60%. I added the scale pattern to make it look like chain mail, and finally Masked it with the Top item, so you only see the Captain America-ish stomach band.
Pretty neat, ain't it?!
One thing I always disliked was the insignia, wherever it is placed, covers up the muscles. It looks like you were able to solve the problem with the Capt. America waist. But it still looks like it is a problem with the costume’s insignia.
Very Nice! I was wondering if you can add to the patterns that banded metal look. I can see that pattern being added to just sleeves or pant legs to create a pseudo cyborg effect
Well the simplest fix would be to draw the muscle lines into the insignias but since the Insignia are movable and can be placed anywhere not just the center of the chest plus it may be layered on top of bulky armor or clothing that themselves hide the muscles that wouldn’t work. you can try using a slight level of transparency that should let the muscle lines show through at least a little bit.
Have you try to mask the body with the insignia ?
@GreenBat: When you Mask an insignia with the Body, the muscle lines show through. A given Item, however, can only serve as a Mask for one thing at a time, so even though in this case I had three Insignia, only the square could be Masked with the Top, allowing the muscles to show through. I could have chosen to Mask the circle or the chevron with the Body, which would let the Body lines show through, I just didn’t.
One trick I learned, though, was that you can, for example, make TWO square insignia, and TWO copies of the Body. Each Body would serve as a Mask for one Insignia, allowing both to be Masked in the same way.
Could you create a new tool to associate items each other ?
Uh Jeff, is our friend wearing any pants? 🙂
Looks like Kurt Russell just gave “casual” a whole new meaning. 🙂
— Sorry, couldn’t resist a double whammy there.
LOL @ Joshua … um, yeah, he’s currently pantsless. I’m working on “Legwear” now but didn’t have anything appropriate when I was demo-ing the insignia and, well, let’s just call him “The Flasher” and be done with it.
I’m concerned by how much it looks like his neck is being constricted by thaty banding – just look at the flesh poking up above the neckline!
He needs the batman upgrade that lets him turn his head!
Dude!! When is this gonna be ready for us to play with
Well, I suppose you could resize the head so there is not that much flesh poking up.
A flasher on steroids… someone is overcompensating for Ninja turtles again…!
Is it me or is that arrow supost to be pointing up
@Kaldath: I added a banded metal sort of look, it’s not just like that Top but it came out all right — I went with a gradient fill and white over black horizontal lines. I tried using the same sort of dark thick shadow bars as in the Top, but it didn’t look good at all.
I also added a circuit board pattern per someone else’s suggestion, it came out pretty cool.
Let us say that one wants to mask several regions of an item with a similar pattern. Is there perhaps an option of crafting such a multi-shape mask, let’s say by placing several rectangles there?
I’m not sure what you’re asking, Icedaemon, but I don’t think so … each item can only HAVE one mask, and can SERVE AS a mask for only one item. But honestly, I haven’t really plumbed the depths of what all the new features can do, so it might be something that can be done through some combination of multiple copies of the same item and making various colors and lines on each invisible.
that looks cool, love that blade