I made cobblestone, and I am re-posting the grass and planks because I want critiques!
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The textures look great!
However, there's a tiling error in the dirt. It has a vertical, dark line running between each block. Also, I feel as though the cobblestone is too uniform. For example, here is a cobblestone texture that I made a while ago.
Notice how much of it looks basically the same. It starts to blend together. Now, after adding a little bit of randomization, it looks like this.
While my texture may have gone a bit overboard, the lesson is still there. Variate your textures.
Made some more textures, and revamped the sand and stone.
The woods are: Oak, Spruce, Birch and Acacia, along with their respective leaves The other ones are tall grass and fern + extra tall variants.
@Ringoster: I have some comments on your palette from the SPS3. You said over there that this is the first time you make one, I thought of giving you some feedback on what I felt using it.
First of all, I like the colors, you chose some very good ones, and the transitions between them are very spot on. There are also some gray-brown-yellow synergies floating around that I quite like. The blues and purples (and if you stretch it a bit, the grays too) also have a good deal of combinations. I have yet to figure them out, as they were the ones I used the least, however, I think I was able to make 6-7 combination for the lapiz lazuli ore alone when mixing them, so I definitely see potential there.
However, I think the greens are not very balanced, the contrast is too high between the darkest and lightest tone, and the two middle ones. At first I was worried about the red being too brown-ish, but once you combine it with other colors it really looks red, so it's all good.
Overall it's great, the reds, browns, yellows and blues have some good synergies, but the greens need to be tweaked as the extremes of the ramp are way too contrasting for a general use.
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Do you have to be part of the union to post textures for feedback? (and if so, how much has becoming a member that changed since the last update of he op)
There really is no union anymore. Certainly nothing close to 'membership' since we have no leadership to process applications at the moment. If you want feedback, post pictures and people will give you feedback if they feel like doing so.
Thanks for the feedback guys, it's for the simple challenge but there's not too much actual feedback going on there, mostly just people posting updated textures.
@Angelo, I'll try to make the grass a bit less clumpy, might try one or two alternates to see if that makes it look nicer too.
@J, good thing with using a small palette is that it's very easy to change colours, especially when there are only two colours used for the texture! I'll have a fiddle with the colours, see if there's one I think fits in better.
This made me remember that in 1.8 (1.8.3 and 1.8.6 for sure) leaves don't actually do inter-block culling. (I checked in spectator mode)
Also, dropped items are still using 3D versions rather than just sprites.
So I'm confused, what does fast mode even do anymore? As far as I remember, making leaves act like an opaque block (and thus inter-block culling on all other opaque blocks+other leaves) was all fast mode ever did when it first existed. Actually, no, I also remember now it disabled recoloring on grass sides but not the top, resulting in the ugliest thing ever. It doesn't do that anymore, either.
Looking it up, fast mode made clouds and items in item frames 2D. Fast mode doesn't render items in item frames in 2D anymore, and apparently cloud fast/fancy is now done through the "clouds" option directly ('fast' and 'fancy' rather than 'on')
So seriously, what does fast mode do anymore? Just make leaves transparent for no reason? Minecraft still renders sealed off underground caves so I know leaves having an opaque texture does nothing for performance.
Also, does anyone know if Curse/minecraft.curseforge is broken? The number ticker seems to have stopped for me, it says I have 80 downloads a month, but 100 downloads total on my newest file that was released 3 months ago. I also haven't gotten any point since 3 days after I last updated, so everything seems to have frozen for me.
Yeah, looking at even the top packs, those updated in April look like they only got a few days of traffic. Newer ones seem to have suspiciously low download counts compared to previous versions/monthly download, too.
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