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Project No Name Yet [designing phase]
« on: July 01, 2018, 04:30:02 am »
I started with some cabinet made of scaffolding wood, but that just didn't feel "authentic" enough. Than, after some good advice, I made my "own" cabinet design in Sketchup, based on the Galaga cabinet, but adjusted to become more slim. The theme back then was The Dutch, but that was just too... eehm... orange.
I am still going with that design though, but decided on some retro side-art and eventually some more quality stuff (controls, etc.).


Cabinet design:



I asked a former colleague (art director at my former job) to design some retro art and it turned out pretty well (I did the button layout on the control panel myself):

Marquee (not decided on the name of the cabinet yet):



Control panel (one service button that works as a shift button and two player buttons):



Side art and kick panel:



I have printed the side panels on A3 paper and taped it together so I could stencil it on MDF. Now I have to start with the real woodwork (everything is cut to measure though, except the side panels).

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Re: Project No Name Yet [designing phase]
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2018, 08:04:38 am »
I like your cabinet design. I like your artwork. Nice!

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Re: Project No Name Yet [designing phase]
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2018, 09:25:37 am »
I like the slimmed down profile.  I have a friend who has been bugging me to build him a mame cab and your design would fit the bill nicely.  For him I would probably order up galaga artwork for CP, bezel, marquee and coin door panel - did you keep all those dimensions and just slim down the depth?

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Re: Project No Name Yet [designing phase]
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2018, 10:27:30 am »
I was just thinking there weren't enough Galaga themed cabinets. I am so glad another one is in the works.

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Re: Project No Name Yet [designing phase]
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2018, 10:48:19 am »
If I read this correctly, the color bars from the CP overhang and the front plate will be kinda disconnected, vertical bars from the CP will sit on horizontal bars from the kickplate. I would connect those bars like shown on the right.



Maybe you could connect them using arcs, so that it doesn't look so blocky.

I also would change the bars in the marquee so that they connect to those of the CP.

                  

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Re: Project No Name Yet [designing phase]
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2018, 11:25:26 am »
I like your cabinet design. I like your artwork. Nice!
Thanks!

I like the slimmed down profile.  I have a friend who has been bugging me to build him a mame cab and your design would fit the bill nicely.  For him I would probably order up galaga artwork for CP, bezel, marquee and coin door panel - did you keep all those dimensions and just slim down the depth?
The front is almost the same, the top back is a bit more curved. If you like I can provide the AI and/or SKP files.

If I read this correctly, the color bars from the CP overhang and the front plate will be kinda disconnected, vertical bars from the CP will sit on horizontal bars from the kickplate. I would connect those bars like shown on the right.

Maybe you could connect them using arcs, so that it doesn't look so blocky.

I also would change the bars in the marquee so that they connect to those of the CP.

I realised that as well, but wanted to see it rendered in Sketchup before I do some big changes. Unfortunately I am running the free version of Sketchup at the moment that doesn't import textures. Might download some "test-version" later.
I don't think I like the alternative though, so that would mean changing the art quite drastically or the cabinet design maybe (so the overhang will be bigger).

---edit---
Might do something like this maybe:



That way the control panel stripes and the stripes that go over the kick plate won't be connected...
« Last Edit: July 01, 2018, 11:50:02 am by barrymossel »

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Re: Project No Name Yet [designing phase]
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2018, 01:09:23 pm »


That way the control panel stripes and the stripes that go over the kick plate won't be connected...

That would still leave the CP overhang bars kinda hanging in the air. Maybe you could give them a rounded end?

« Last Edit: July 02, 2018, 12:36:52 am by yamatetsu »
                  

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Re: Project No Name Yet [designing phase]
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2018, 01:20:20 pm »
Just reinstalled my laptop. Hopefully I can try Sketchup Pro for 30 days again...

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Re: Project No Name Yet [designing phase]
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2018, 03:00:26 pm »
Having a hard time scaling and positioning the textures, but it gives an ok view:





I think it looks ok. Especially from all angles.  The marquee is just a different part and I like it diagonal there better. The control panel stripes seem hanging loose a bit, but I think its ok. Rounding it off just doesn't feel right.

Opinions?
« Last Edit: July 01, 2018, 03:11:04 pm by barrymossel »

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Re: Project No Name Yet [designing phase]
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2018, 04:15:22 pm »
Looks good
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Re: Project No Name Yet [designing phase]
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2018, 04:26:18 pm »
I like it.  Good shape and proportions.

I think I'd try dropping the bottom-most quarter rainbows off the sides.  I think the big upper stripe is doing everything that needs done, there.

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Re: Project No Name Yet [designing phase]
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2018, 08:51:09 pm »
Looks really good.  I agree - I would drop the bottom rainbow. 

The black coin door will look great there!

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Re: Project No Name Yet [designing phase]
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2018, 01:50:50 am »
Then it would become something like this.



I do agree this looks good as well, but maybe a bit "boring"?

---edit---

Have to decide on the color for t-molding and controls still. I currently have white, but I guess that's more white than the white yellowish in the art. So as the arcs have black in it, that might look nice.

Comparison:

« Last Edit: July 02, 2018, 07:42:31 am by barrymossel »

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Re: Project No Name Yet [designing phase]
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2018, 01:23:19 pm »
Very classy design.

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Re: Project No Name Yet [designing phase]
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2018, 01:39:46 pm »
Just ordered the artwork, without the bottom arc. Just didn't decide on the name yet, so I didn't order the marquee.

So for a name... ARC-cade is applicable, yet cheesy. Just Arcade does the job as well. But I would like something more original. Will stay thinking for a while. But if someone has any ideas, feel free.

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Re: Project No Name Yet [designing phase]
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2018, 12:04:50 am »
Nice clean looking cabinet, the moment I saw the graphics I instantly thought of Sinclair spectrum, 8bit computer back in the 80s has a very similar rainbow stripe for its logo -

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX_Spectrum

Sinclair zx spectrum is too long a name so how about "spectrum" (minus the speech marks) ?

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/dictionary.cambridge.org/amp/english/spectrum
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Re: Project No Name Yet [designing phase]
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2018, 07:09:48 am »
Nice clean looking cabinet, the moment I saw the graphics I instantly thought of Sinclair spectrum, 8bit computer back in the 80s has a very similar rainbow stripe for its logo -

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX_Spectrum

Sinclair zx spectrum is too long a name so how about "spectrum" (minus the speech marks) ?

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/dictionary.cambridge.org/amp/english/spectrum
Spectrum sounds actually nice. Will consider this for sure! :)

  
 

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