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Re: First Build - Slim Cabinet - Not raising the bar at all.
« Reply #40 on: March 12, 2012, 01:11:39 am »
Thanks OND.  This is beyond generous of you.  I have sent the PM and the email.  I wasn't going to push my luck with sideart since it took me forever to get to where I was at.  I was thinking of doing some sort of round logo for the side or something in the future but I am really not concerned about it.  Thanks!

Thanks, I have the CP file now.  Here is the final version of the marquee.  I'll do the CP over the next few days.  I will email the hi-res copy of the marquee to you also.   :cheers:


I'm quite pleased with it, I'd happily put it on a cab that I'd built.  I'd go with wol-nz's offer of the side art, it looks very cool.  If he's willing can I suggest you have the ARCADE NEBULA text run vertically on that design instead of horizontal in the same font as the rest of the cab.  It would suit the slim line profile very well then.  (Just a suggestion).  Hmm that art gives me an idea for the CP also......JOINT EFFORT!   ;D
« Last Edit: March 12, 2012, 02:34:36 am by Ond »

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Re: First Build - Slim Cabinet - Not raising the bar at all.
« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2012, 08:23:51 am »
This is great work OND.  I really appreciate it.  I like your artwork Wol-nz.  Do you think that could be made into a round logo for the sides of the cabinet?  Thanks

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Re: First Build - Slim Cabinet - Not raising the bar at all.
« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2012, 09:55:21 pm »
So as in 'round' you mean [not full side art] - if so then this would be what your after...?

BTW - i can place some meaningful text around the halo - like
space the final frontier
or
black holes aint they a  :censored:
or
look it's a big one

I'm just saying ideas here...
« Last Edit: March 12, 2012, 10:43:18 pm by wol-nz »
My art is always free for you to download and modify as you see fit...
Why?... because I could never find any art I loved on the net. So I played around with Photoshop and wish to share it with the arcade community.

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Re: First Build - Slim Cabinet - Not raising the bar at all.
« Reply #43 on: March 12, 2012, 11:03:31 pm »
So as in 'round' you mean [not full side art] - if so then this would be what your after...?

BTW - i can place some meaningful text around the halo - like
space the final frontier
or
black holes aint they a  :censored:
or
look it's a big one

I'm just saying ideas here...

I was suggesting the text be stacked vertically i.e. above and below the halo.

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Re: First Build - Slim Cabinet - Not raising the bar at all.
« Reply #44 on: March 13, 2012, 12:32:27 pm »
FIGHT! FIGHT!

The artwork is looking fab.

What a lucky guy to have 2 such talented individuals helping you out!

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Re: First Build - Slim Cabinet - Not raising the bar at all.
« Reply #45 on: March 13, 2012, 01:46:48 pm »
Wol-nz.  Thanks.  That logo is bad-ass.  And yes, I am very lucky to have these talented individuals helping me out!

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Re: First Build - Slim Cabinet - Not raising the bar at all.
« Reply #46 on: March 13, 2012, 11:45:59 pm »
Hey Greg, I'm heading for the hills for a few weeks and won't have my PC with photoshop. So... here is the current version of the logo http://www.mediafire.com/?p0q033te0b6dmmm
I hope OND can add that special flare (as i think his creative gears are working) - i agree with the vertical text suggestion, only thing is it bumps the cost up as you have to print full side art (but hey how many times are you gonna do this right   :dunno  :laugh2: )
My art is always free for you to download and modify as you see fit...
Why?... because I could never find any art I loved on the net. So I played around with Photoshop and wish to share it with the arcade community.

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« Reply #47 on: March 14, 2012, 01:46:39 am »
Thanks.   I am heading to Mexico on Thursday for a little vacation myself.   Thanks for your efforts and have a great trip.

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Re: First Build - Slim Cabinet - Not raising the bar at all.
« Reply #48 on: March 15, 2012, 08:48:23 am »
Here's my go at some side art using some of wol-nz's content and some of my own combined.  This is what I was thinking with the text in a vertical arrangement.



I had a go at the CP art the other day but wasn't satisfied with the results,  I have a cool idea for it though, I'll try again on the weekend.

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Re: First Build - Slim Cabinet - Not raising the bar at all.
« Reply #49 on: March 15, 2012, 10:01:51 am »
Here's my go at some side art using some of wol-nz's content and some of my own combined.  This is what I was thinking with the text in a vertical arrangement.



I had a go at the CP art the other day but wasn't satisfied with the results,  I have a cool idea for it though, I'll try again on the weekend.

Visually very striking, but the font makes it a bit difficult to read the word "NEBULA" in this version.  Might cause confusion if you didn't already know what the name was...

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Re: First Build - Slim Cabinet - Not raising the bar at all.
« Reply #50 on: March 15, 2012, 11:24:15 am »
Where the hell were you guys and your free insane photoshopping when I was building my cab?
"He lives down there in his valley,
The cat stands tall and green,
Well, he ain't no prize, and there's no women his size,
And that's why the cat's so mean"
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« Reply #51 on: March 15, 2012, 06:45:13 pm »
@ alfonzotan - Lets see if Greg likes it,  point taken about the font readability though, I can say its easier to read when the image is larger.

@ Green Giant - sorry big green fella!  ;D my little art offerings are pretty random and infrequent, if someone can pay my bills for me, I'll go into it full time  :P

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Re: First Build - Slim Cabinet - Not raising the bar at all.
« Reply #52 on: March 15, 2012, 07:18:08 pm »
I made my cab back in 2006-2007 time frame.  Back when you were probably designing retro furniture for your kangaroo.
"He lives down there in his valley,
The cat stands tall and green,
Well, he ain't no prize, and there's no women his size,
And that's why the cat's so mean"
Toxic Arcade, my first build

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« Reply #53 on: March 15, 2012, 10:17:56 pm »
Greetings from Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.  OND, I really like that design for side art.  It is done really well.  I have no problem reading it.  You both have crazy photoshop skills.  I am very grateful for this.  i can't wait to see what you come up with for the control panel.  I may have to move both the player one and player two controls in towards the trackball about an inch.  I have plenty of room to do this.  I measured the cp box yesterday and player one joystick and last two player two buttons mght be a tight squeeze.

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« Reply #54 on: March 26, 2012, 01:44:00 pm »
Having some issues with my audio now.  No matter which power supply I try, I am getting some feedback from the Lepai Class T amplifier.  I hear sound through the speakers when I move my mouse???  Does anyone know of a way to suppress this?

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« Reply #55 on: April 09, 2012, 08:01:20 am »
Hey Greg,

I finally got this out!  :)  See what you think,  Hi-Res version emailed to you.




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« Reply #56 on: April 09, 2012, 08:47:54 am »
This looks great OND.  I feel like I hit the lottery when you recognized my pathetic photoshop skills and decided to help me out with this.  I am sending everything to get printed today.  Thank you for everything.

A shout out to wol-nz for the collaboration on the side art as well.  Thanks for your help!

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« Reply #57 on: April 09, 2012, 08:55:36 am »
Those drill holes for the joystick buttons are backwards, right? Was it supposed to be like that? I skimmed the thread and didn't see anything where you wanted the joysticks on the right, but I might have missed it.

Lookin good.

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« Reply #58 on: April 09, 2012, 09:06:27 am »
Those drill holes for the joystick buttons are backwards, right? Was it supposed to be like that? I skimmed the thread and didn't see anything where you wanted the joysticks on the right, but I might have missed it.

Lookin good.

Yes, I saw that.  I removed that layer from the .psd file as I didn't want the button holes to print anyways.  Thanks

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« Reply #59 on: April 09, 2012, 09:28:34 am »
I dont know how I missed this first time around.
Excellent work, GregD! I do however agree with others that your marquee light is awfully bright, but not trying to drag you down.
Another suggestion, and it has already been mentioned, is the trackball looks a little high on the CP.

OND, that artwork is perfect! Is there anything you cant do? You and Mountain make me wanna give up! LOL


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« Reply #60 on: April 09, 2012, 09:36:41 am »
I dont know how I missed this first time around.
Excellent work, GregD! I do however agree with others that your marquee light is awfully bright, but not trying to drag you down.
Another suggestion, and it has already been mentioned, is the trackball looks a little high on the CP.

OND, that artwork is perfect! Is there anything you cant do? You and Mountain make me wanna give up! LOL



Thanks.  I have since fixed the led strips in the marquee.  I removed almost half of them and changed to a 9volt power supply.  Should do the trick.  I actually moved the trackball down 1" from the original template.  That is as far as I could go without rebuilding the box for the CP.  I am also worried about it being far enough down for Golden Tee.  I used Knievel's control panel template and then moved the trackball down 1" so I at least know that it is a well tested control panel design.  Hoping it will be ok.

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« Reply #61 on: April 09, 2012, 09:40:52 am »
Im sure it will. Looking forward to seeing this baby in action!

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Re: First Build - Slim Cabinet - Not raising the bar at all.
« Reply #62 on: April 09, 2012, 11:34:57 am »
Those drill holes for the joystick buttons are backwards, right? Was it supposed to be like that? I skimmed the thread and didn't see anything where you wanted the joysticks on the right, but I might have missed it.

Lookin good.
That is just a small addon from OND.  Down there in Australia everything from joysticks to toilets work backwards.
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And that's why the cat's so mean"
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« Reply #63 on: April 09, 2012, 08:48:27 pm »
This looks great OND.  I feel like I hit the lottery when you recognized my pathetic photoshop skills and decided to help me out with this.  I am sending everything to get printed today.  Thank you for everything.

A shout out to wol-nz for the collaboration on the side art as well.  Thanks for your help!

My pleasure Greg, damn, I dunno what I was thinking with the joystick layout, I swear I wasn't drunk  :lol.  As you say it makes no difference to your printed copy if you've removed that layer, nevertheless I've provided a corrected version (with standard straight buttons) as well for reference if you need it.




......... You and Mountain make me wanna give up! LOL


I know you're kidding but you are the last person this hobby needs to quit as your recent recognition justly proves  ;)

 :cheers:

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« Reply #64 on: April 09, 2012, 09:19:39 pm »
Now that one ROCKS.  Great job, Ond.

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« Reply #65 on: April 09, 2012, 10:08:32 pm »
I guess you're not printing those markers but the knievel center section is still flipped.  just in case wanted to mention it. 

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« Reply #66 on: April 10, 2012, 12:24:04 pm »
So...I am going to try Souldraw.com for the artwork.  A couple of people on this board have used them with good results.  They are MUCH cheaper than any printing service stateside.

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« Reply #67 on: April 23, 2012, 02:49:27 pm »
Here is the final artwork after being converted to CMYK so that I can use a dirt cheap Chinese printing company.  Got my invoice today and they charged my $48 including shipping for the side art (which is two 9" x 16" decals), two CPO's (I got a Matte lamination and a glossy lamination so I can see which is better), and the back-lit film marquee.  Just hoping the colors are the same when the printed material arrives.  The CMYK think makes me nervous.  The proofs they sent back in jpg format look perfect when opened in some programs and a little off when opened in others.  We'll see. Thanks to Ond for the artwork!





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« Reply #68 on: April 23, 2012, 04:50:45 pm »
I'm really interested to see what that back-lit marquee looks like from souldraw.com  I'm thinking about ordering the same exact stuff.

Keep us posted when it arrives.

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« Reply #69 on: April 23, 2012, 06:23:24 pm »
I will take some nice pics when the art comes in.  The control panel overlays are being printed on adhesive backed vinyl with a lamination.  Obviously these wont be Gameongraphix quality but it is going under acrylic anyways.  The UV rating is listed as ver good for this type of printing.  It is a $48 experiment.

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« Reply #70 on: April 23, 2012, 11:26:37 pm »
Out of curiosity, what sizes of everything did you order from them.  I chatted with Shady on their online form and he mentioned that there was a minimum order of 10sqft but I wasn't sure if tha was I each material or if I could for instance get - couple marquees in the backlit material and then the adhesive vinyl sticker for the cp overlay to total my 10sqft or if I would have to get 10 in each material.

I love your build by the way.

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« Reply #71 on: April 23, 2012, 11:35:04 pm »
I also had to do a minimum of ten square feet which is why I grabbed two control panel overlays,  one in matte and one in glossy.  Thanks for the kind words.

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« Reply #72 on: April 26, 2012, 09:43:06 am »
Souldraw sent me a picture of my completed artwork today before it went to the shipper.  Looks good to me.  The colors seem to be accurate.  Also, they seem to have a really cool leopard print blanket that they use for a photo background.


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« Reply #73 on: April 26, 2012, 11:32:57 am »
Sweet leopard print.   :laugh2:

That picture looks pretty washed out.  I bet the artwork looks really nice in person.  Looks like all the detail is there at least.  Can't wait to see it on your cab.

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« Reply #74 on: April 29, 2012, 10:19:42 pm »
Looks great, let us know how the printer's quality turns out when it arrives. I just got quoted for a full wrap from these guys for very little. Kinda feel like it's too good to be true...

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« Reply #75 on: April 29, 2012, 10:23:41 pm »
Hopefully it arrives within the next couple of days.  The anticipation is killing me and I really want to get the control panel finished.

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« Reply #76 on: May 04, 2012, 09:06:58 pm »
Did our artwork ever come?

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« Reply #77 on: May 04, 2012, 11:43:19 pm »
Artwork came today and I am very pleased with it. The marquee is really nice. The vinyl decals for the sideart and cpo is pretty thick.  I got a cpo in matte finish and glossy.  I will be using the matte version.  Overall, it was worth the money.  I will get some photos up tomorrow.  I have the marquee installed and it lights nicely.

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« Reply #78 on: May 06, 2012, 08:57:54 pm »
How thick is the marquee material?  Is it stiff enough that it doesn't wrinkle?

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« Reply #79 on: May 07, 2012, 07:47:36 am »
How thick is the marquee material?  Is it stiff enough that it doesn't wrinkle?

It is pretty thick.  I wish I had something to compare it to but this is my first time around.  It is white on the backside and it is a relatively thick film.  It lights really well with three strips of led tape.  I have it sandwiched between two pieces of acrylic and there are no wrinkles.

The glossy printed material seems to scratch kind of easily.  I am using the matte finish for the control panel and wish I also got the matte for the side art.  It still looks good though.

Laying out the control panel now which is making me really nervous. I don't want to mess it up.  The buttons and joysticks don't seem too difficult but getting the trackball cut precisely is what is worrying me.  My control panel is three layers.  1/2" mdf for the bottom with the joysticks and trackball (with mounting plate) top mounted to it.  Then a layer of 1/8" luan to cover that layer and to apply the control panel art to and then a 1/8" sheet of acrylic.  The lip around the trackball will not protrude all the way through the luan layer so I think it will look kind of strange.  Is it common to cut the acrylic with a 3" bit or do most people cut it smaller so that there is no gap around the trackball?