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Feedback/Input on cabinet and control panel art
« on: July 10, 2017, 02:33:45 pm »
Just looking for any feedback or input on my planned cabinet build.  I'm doing a "Mr. Peabody" theme, and have the sides and control panel close to done.  I'm just wondering if folks think this looks OK or if they have any advice.  Thanks!

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Re: Feedback/Input on cabinet and control panel art
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2017, 08:44:07 pm »
You know, I generally don't care for non-arcade themed cabs, but I must commend you on the control panel. I love it.
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Re: Feedback/Input on cabinet and control panel art
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2017, 09:13:34 pm »
Thanks!  I didn't want a generic mame cabinet, so opted to at least pick one theme.  I did the side panels first, but now that I've worked on the control panel I feel like I should re-do the sides so they fit better...

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Re: Feedback/Input on cabinet and control panel art
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2017, 09:31:07 pm »
Side art needs work.  One large image rather than the collage look.  Maybe pebody on one side and sherman on other.

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Re: Feedback/Input on cabinet and control panel art
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2017, 10:48:00 pm »
^agreed

Ditch the scene image. Seems out of place. The Peabody and Sherman decals are good.

Also I'm not sure where the idea came from where people started putting the title of the cabinet on side art. A majority of cabinets bitd only had images, and relied on the marquee to show the name.

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Re: Feedback/Input on cabinet and control panel art
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2017, 08:19:02 am »
Thanks!  I agree the side panels were looking a bit too "clip arty" for my liking.  I will look at redoing them, and also need to prepare the marquee.  Much appreciate the feedback - I've learned a lot about using inkscape.  Converting old cartoon screengrabs into nice clean vectors is quite time consuming!

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Re: Feedback/Input on cabinet and control panel art
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2017, 10:31:35 am »
Here's an updated style - I've also included a marquee and kick plate.  Appreciate any feedback - Thanks!

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Re: Feedback/Input on cabinet and control panel art
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2017, 10:48:30 am »
That looks much better.

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Re: Feedback/Input on cabinet and control panel art
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2017, 03:19:19 pm »
Here's an updated style - I've also included a marquee and kick plate.  Appreciate any feedback - Thanks!

What would be cool is if you incorporated the blue/pink swirly portal elements on the top area and behind both characters.  Not a duplicate circle portal, perhaps just some swirly-wispy-trailing "framing" elements to help tie the theme together. As if it's run-off from the machine's portal (think about s-curve shapes with this). It also doesn't need to encompass the characters entirely, they can superimpose the swirly-wispy stuff behind them.

Also, could Sherman be another graphic?  Throwing the lever is cool, but do you have something that he isn't giving a fist-bump to thin air?


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Re: Feedback/Input on cabinet and control panel art
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2017, 04:06:53 pm »
I'm limited on Sherman options but agree that was a bit awkward.  I'm trying a new one here.  Also added a mock up of the swirls - I think it adds some needed color and detail to the sides.  I'll need to think about whether that's the color I want, but it's not a bad addition.

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Re: Feedback/Input on cabinet and control panel art
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2017, 04:32:48 pm »
That makes a world of difference. Much more cohesive.

Just one thing - less about the graphics and more about the cp layout. It looks quite deep (which is fine) but I'd be thinking about maybe moving the buttons up a little so you have room for your wrists. You might find it a lot more comfortable for long sessions.

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Re: Feedback/Input on cabinet and control panel art
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2017, 04:40:06 pm »
There ya go. That looks pretty great! It's nice and bold too, the way side art should be.

I'm sure you'll be tweaking it more, but I just wanted to point out the line weight of the yellow contour outline is getting thin around the curvy area.

Much better overall. Sherman is still a little awkward though, but I guess if you're limited in poses this'll do.

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Re: Feedback/Input on cabinet and control panel art
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2017, 04:48:01 pm »
I really like that design, not the kind of thing I go for normally but I do like it!

Only comment I would make is ime not sure about the colours of the swirl.

The red and blue is fine but I think it may benefit from being lightened a bit, maybe put a bit of a shadow around the characters so it blends a bit?

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Re: Feedback/Input on cabinet and control panel art
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2017, 04:50:22 pm »
Thanks for the input everyone - yes, the swiggles on the side were very roughly drawn in, so it will need more attention in terms of playing nicely with the existing border and characters.  I'm not sure about the color of them either now that they are plastered on the sides!

As to the control panel, there will be a 4-way and two buttons towards the top center that don't show up in the image.  My cabinet will be 27" wide on the interior, so I started with the Cowboy Arcade control panel plans that I saw floating around here.  I've ordered the joysticks and buttons and agree I need to make sure things aren't pushed back too far to be comfortable for playing.  I really appreciate everyone's input, I think this is looking much better than when I started...

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Re: Feedback/Input on cabinet and control panel art
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2017, 10:13:43 pm »
Ok - attached is what I think will be pretty much the final design.  I'm waiting for my buttons to come in so I can see their actual colors and make sure I'm happy with everything.  Thanks again for everyone's input.  I'll post pics once I get everything put together!

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Re: Feedback/Input on cabinet and control panel art
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2017, 11:51:55 pm »
Ok - attached is what I think will be pretty much the final design.  I'm waiting for my buttons to come in so I can see their actual colors and make sure I'm happy with everything.  Thanks again for everyone's input.  I'll post pics once I get everything put together!
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Re: Feedback/Input on cabinet and control panel art
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2017, 01:13:59 am »
Really nice - this cab is gonna be purdy :)

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Re: Feedback/Input on cabinet and control panel art
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2017, 12:23:21 pm »
Please EVERYONE take notice!

Here is an example of someone who started off with questionable design, took feeback, and came up with something tits!

Kudos to you sir!  :cheers:

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Re: Feedback/Input on cabinet and control panel art
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2017, 12:27:34 pm »
Yeah, this definitely went from a 6 to a 9.

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Re: Feedback/Input on cabinet and control panel art
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2017, 02:33:15 pm »
Thats the baby! Looks good!

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Re: Feedback/Input on cabinet and control panel art
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2017, 11:03:36 pm »
That looks pretty great. I like that design

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Re: Feedback/Input on cabinet and control panel art
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2017, 10:14:59 am »
I like that you are not stubborn like me and took the advice given - it really looks improved without departing from your original idea. Big Mr.Peabody fan... loved the Rocky & Bullwinkle show and cartoons of that calibre. Hope to see this completed in a cab soon  :notworthy:

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Re: Feedback/Input on cabinet and control panel art
« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2017, 09:28:28 am »
I've got the artwork installed and it's looking great.  I'll share some pictures once I've got a chance to figure out the bezel.  But I'm very happy with everything and can't wait to share the final product :)

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Re: Feedback/Input on cabinet and control panel art
« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2017, 09:45:51 am »
I've got the artwork installed and it's looking great.  I'll share some pictures once I've got a chance to figure out the bezel.  But I'm very happy with everything and can't wait to share the final product :)

Already eh?

Progress? Progress??? We don't need no stinking progress!!!

It's people like you who make people like me look bad  :lol

Looking forward to seeing this...

  
 

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