Delightful to see you again here!
I think they look nice. I like.
How many UI images do you need roughly?
I am an artist and I am considering helping out!
We have about 1000 buildings and each building can have faction and/or cultural variant.
There are 7 cultures and 29 playable factions.
So that means 1000 - 36 000 unique UI images. However the max number would be significantly reduced by obvious duplicities (one UI image for a building can be shared by multiple factions/cultures). Not all buildings are available to all cultures and factions further reducing it. All in all my very rough estimate would be about 3000 unique UI images plus about double that in slight variants. We could re-use MTW, M2TW and our own we currently have to bring this down some.
So you are looking at hundreds to low thousands ui images. BUT do not forget it needs both big and small UI. Small UI for the user interface and for tech-tree browser and big one for the card of a building when right-clicked. On the other hand it does not need to be super high quality or anything. Often it would be just cropping down / tailoring actual contemporary art or something. Though still unified style would be always an issue and main struggle imho.
Thanks for the offer either way! Shall you decide to join us drop a PM to me or Hengest.
Quite a lot of building UI alone for sure!
Is it a mix of different building UI, or is it a category of building UI that's needed?
I am asking because if someone did the remaining 1000 random building images, then it wouldn't be a unified style in the end, right?
Would it be possible to find enough contemporary images for all the building descriptions? Then you'd only need to create the small ones. And then that would be a unified style.
I gathered that you need 1500 unit cards and that Hengest has only about 300 contemporary unit pictures.
I think contemporary unit cards looks rather nice actually, even though they don't tell a lot, but they are colorful!
Ideally though (in my mind) it should be, as the large image in the description, a screenshot of the unit in battlemap (easy peasy). And then if it's in stock also a contemporary art picture.
This would give a nice perspective I think. To see both side by side.
And then the small images should be done in a somewhat simple unified style by an artist.
What's the situation on portraits, are there enough contemporary images?
I will PM some UI ideas and pictures of mine hopefully before long.
Great to see someone applying for becoming a team member !!
Good job, hrolphi ! (+rep.)