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Main => Project Announcements => Topic started by: thatitalian on June 08, 2008, 03:11:03 pm

Title: Marvel Arcade - ARTWORK DOWNLOAD LINK
Post by: thatitalian on June 08, 2008, 03:11:03 pm
OK,

this is my new project I have undertaken, Marvel Arcade.

As a kid I always enjoyed watching cartoons like X-Men and Spider man. Even more so I loved reading the Marvel comics. However, I was deprived of games as a kid. The console was replaced for a book and education was a main priority. My only saving grace was the arcade. A young lads haven of gaming genius with awesome games such as Bubble Bobble, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter and of course Marvel vs Capcom (I loved that game!).

I have attached some of the artwork I have been working on. It isn't completely finished but it is nearly there.

Let me know what you guys think!

This is the link to download the artwork (all in ai format):

http://www.mediafire.com/?wbmbgzmeimh
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: BUCKETHEAD on June 08, 2008, 03:27:05 pm
Looks awesome!

Great job!

Keep up the good work !
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: Franco B on June 09, 2008, 02:21:47 pm
Looks great! Very impressive!  8)

Have you got any plans/ideas for the cab itself? Size/shape/components etc?
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on June 09, 2008, 04:36:01 pm
Looks great! Very impressive!  8)

Have you got any plans/ideas for the cab itself? Size/shape/components etc?

CHEERS!

Yeah, I have some plans, but they need reworking. I have uploaded them but my CAD skills are non existant!

I am going with Magstick plus joysticks with ball tops, ultimarc buttons, a Happ 3" trackball illuminated in red courtesy of Divemaster and black admin buttons with a TT2 spinner in the centre (top). I also have some labels for them courtesy of Pongo.

The cab is going to be a variation of Knievel's Woody but with a few twists.

I am using a 19" AG Neovo F-Series LCD screen to keep the size a weight down.

PC is a Dell Optiplex GX270 with a few upgrades such as ram and graphics card to provide an edge.

Plan to have a one button start too so that it is easier to use.

Front end will be Maximus Arcade with custom skin.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: Franco B on June 09, 2008, 05:12:37 pm
Would you like me to put those dimensions in the PDF into AutoCAD to see what the actual profile looks like?
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: Franco B on June 10, 2008, 05:52:37 am
Well I had some spare time this morning so I had a go anyway.

The profile on the left is the one drawn with the dimensions from the top drawing, the second is with the 100mm radius that you added on the second page:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/Francoberasi/Profiles-1.gif)

I extruded the side panels to 18mm and added the 600mm panels as best I could to the drawing on the second page.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/Francoberasi/1stmodel.gif)

Let me know if I can do anything else.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on June 10, 2008, 06:23:51 am
OMG! THANK YOU SO MUCH! :cheers: :notworthy:

I really appreciate your help! I am so bad at doing the plans electronically! So have to revert to good old fashioned pen and paper!

I am due to draw up some fresh plans so that they are neater, would it be OK if you helped me out when I post them?

Generally, what do you think? Is there anything you think I should change? Does it look neat/clean?

THIS IS WHY I LOVE THIS FORUM!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on June 10, 2008, 06:42:15 am
OK, I was thinking about a few small changes (excuse the paint job, I'm at work!)

On the left:

I thought about making the parts where the arrow points to longer. The bottom arrow is where the keyboard tray and prob needs to be longer and the second arrow on top is the back support for the CP and prob also needs to be longer.

On the right:

I was thinking about mounting my one button push start on the bit where the arrow points to. That way it is out of the way and behind the CP.

You can also see how I plan to hide the castors on the bottom of the cab.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: Franco B on June 10, 2008, 07:23:49 am
Your more than welcome :)

Okay, I made the two changes. I also put a 100mm rad on the section just below the keyboard draw to even it out a little.

(old profile on the left, new one on the right)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/Francoberasi/2ndprofile2.png)

And the model:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/Francoberasi/2ndmodel.png)

I imagine you want the cp shelf at the same height so I left that where it is and extended the other sections by 50mm.

The depth of the monitor needs adjusting on the new model but I can do that tomorrow morning, im nearly late for work!
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on June 10, 2008, 08:37:32 am
 :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

That looks way better! THANKS!

Great assumption on the CP, I did want that at the same height!

I was thinking of having the monitor part slightly angled more upward so I could have the bezel angled but that it wouldn't be too far down. (see attached)

In terms of angles and sizes, will the program you are using tell you the correct angle and sizes to use? If so, WOW! That would save me SO MUCH time and money it would be unreal!

In return, if you need help with any artwork I will do my best to help, but judging by your computer skills I doubt you will! But the offer is there!

Again thanks for the help!

BTW, great work on the ARK project, those U360's look insane!
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: Franco B on June 10, 2008, 09:46:22 am
No probs, im happy to help.

Yeah when you are happy with the final profile etc Ill do you a drawing with all of the dimensions on.

Would you like to sort the profile out over PM rather than take up your thread with posts and posts of changes? Im not bothered either way, I just dont want to clutter your thread up.

Thanks for the offer of the artwork. I have someone working on some for me at the moment (I havent got a clue about graphics programs apart from Paint  :P) but Ill keep you in mind for anything in the future. Thankyou.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: Ginsu Victim on June 10, 2008, 10:01:31 am
a quick comment on your marquee.
To me, it looks odd having two characters on one side and three on the other. To the right of Spider-man, you have this big gap. I don't know if you should fill the gap or remove a character from the right side.
Thoughts?
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: stephenp1983 on June 10, 2008, 11:28:23 am
I really like the theme you put together, looks really good.  The profile of the cab looks good too, nice and slim not to bulky
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on June 10, 2008, 12:04:39 pm
a quick comment on your marquee.
To me, it looks odd having two characters on one side and three on the other. To the right of Spider-man, you have this big gap. I don't know if you should fill the gap or remove a character from the right side.
Thoughts?

Lol. Sorry about that! There is another character going on, I just haven't decided who! Was thinking Captain America, but couldn't find a suitable image, or Wolverine, or Cyclops.

Going for the Good vs Evil theme.

Thanks you for the comments and help so far! It really helps move the project along and really gives some motivation too!

BTW, does anybody know where to get 15mm MDF from the UK? I was going to use it and mount 3mm polycarbonate on top in order to get the 18mm I need for the t-molding. It is so hard to find for a decent price!
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: Franco B on June 10, 2008, 12:38:43 pm
Didn't know you was from the UK, me too  :cheers:

You may struggle to get 15mm MDF without paying silly money. You can just use 18mm MDF then offset the t-slot by 3mm and then put a radius or chamfer on the bottom 3mm of the CP. Take a look at .:this:. (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=80015.0) thread for some more info.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on June 10, 2008, 12:56:30 pm
Ahhhhh! So that is how it is done!!!

I was wondering how they did that for like a year now!

I found this handy little place though!

http://www.mdfcuttosize.com/index.php

Only have to pay for what I need! And I can pick it up as I live in London!

Might even ask them to cut the sides out if they can and once I have the plans!

AWESOME!  :applaud: What part of the UK are you from?

CALLING ALL UK! I sense a meet up coming! :cheers:
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on June 11, 2008, 06:35:04 am
OK, I will be drawing up the official plans tonight and to scale on graph paper in order to give a real layout and feel for the cabinet!

Franco, is it still OK for you to draw these plans up electronically?

Again, thanks for the help and comment guys! :woot
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: Franco B on June 11, 2008, 06:43:26 am
No problem buddy.

Im working late shift this week so if you can get post the dimensions this evening Ill be able to get it done for you tomorrow morning before work.

(Btw, im near Nottingham in the East Midlands, sorry I hadn't seen your previous post)
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on June 11, 2008, 07:00:09 am
NOTTINGHAM! My brother went to uni there! I know it well!

Small world!

Will work my a** off to get you those plans! :blowup:

Thanks again for the help! Like I said, need any help on anything I will try my best to help you out!
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: Franco B on June 11, 2008, 08:49:15 am
No worries if you dont get it done tonight. Im off all day friday and ill have chance over the weekend too (or any other time really). It just depends how soon you want it.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on June 11, 2008, 12:15:58 pm
OK,

I ordered my fans for the cabinet today! I got 2 of these:

http://www.acoustiproducts.com/en/acoustifan.asp

I ordered the 80mm versions. I bet you are thinking why not the 120mm versions?

Well,

1. To save a bit of space at the back
2. As these are nearly 3 inch I plan on making a template for my router to use on these holes and also as the hole for the trackball in the CP polycarbonate. I plan to make this template using a flush trim bit and the mounting kit hole!

I was thinking of ordering another 2 and placing them near the top (on the angled part) of the cabinet. That way I will have 2 sucking in air and 2 blowing hot air out (as hot air rises). I am a bit worried though that this will drain the power in my PSU as it is already limited.

I got this idea from Jimbo's cabinet. You can see that here:

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=70093.80
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on June 12, 2008, 06:15:24 am
Work has been manic so did not finish the plans  :banghead:. However, I will be posting them tonight! :applaud:
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: Crowquill on June 12, 2008, 12:16:47 pm
Maybe it's just me but I'd be worried about stability with a base that's not that deep (500mm). Most traditional American cabinets are in the 24-30in range (609-762mm). I'm guessing by the depth that you're not using a CRT monitor, but in the middle of a game, sometimes the controls can be pushed/pulled on quite a bit. You definitely don't want it to topple on you (or your guests). You could just shift the front of the bottom section forward and still leave the top at 500mm. It would be similar to the design of the later Neo-Geo cabs from the US. One other possible solution might be to leave the sides as they are and build out the front under the CP (seen Neo-Geo pic #2).

If I'm calculating correctly, you also might want to reconsider the height of the control panel. Out of the three cabinets that I have in my apartment, Both my Neo-Geo (the same model as the first previous example) and my Frogger control panels have their front edges starting at about 35.5in (901.7mm) from the ground.  As a 6-foot tall person (1,828.80mm  :)) it's at pretty much the perfect height. If you're taller (or have shorter arms) you may prefer it higher.

At this point I'm wondering why the whole world can't just use the Metric system.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on June 12, 2008, 02:13:50 pm
Thanks for your comments.

In terms of the depth, I went for this because I wanted to keep the cabinet slim. There will be significant weight on the back of the cabinet from the computer (as it will be mounted at the back) and the subwoofer. The LCD (yes, you guessed right ;)) will also be angled slightly back giving a little more weight to the back.

I also plan on using rail castors. The joy of these are that I can angle the machine slightly backwards by adjusting the front ones height to be a little more. It won't be noticeable but will make a difference.

In terms of height. I feel that a good height for me is 965mm. I put 1000mm height as the CP will be angled down by 30mm so the CP edge will be approx 970mm of the ground (slightly less as the CP edge will continue past the Box that hides all components, prob around 968mm). I tried 900mm on a box and I felt like a had to lean over the CP. I am aiming to keep my back fairly straight. I am also 6 foot, but my bro is 6' 1" and my dad is 5' 11" so I put the height that would be good for me as I am in the middle (and it is my cab! lol).

Here are the redrafted plans.

Franco, if you need anything just drop me line. Thanks again!
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: Franco B on June 13, 2008, 07:07:33 am
Okay buddy, here ya go...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/Francoberasi/profilesteph.png)

I set the 12mm panels in 10mm like we talked about. I left the base panel as 18mm as that will be taking the weight of the cab.

I also did a couple of 3D views and put your art on for you as best I could.  As you probably know your art isnt in the same aspect ratio as your panels so I just applied the art at in its normal ratio to the extents of the panels.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/Francoberasi/view2.png)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/Francoberasi/front-1.png)

I made the cab red as you cant see half of the detail when its black. There probably is a better way to display it when its black but I dont know how with my limited AutoCAD knowledge.

Saying that I think it looks quite nice in red with black t-moulding, what do you think?
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: Malenko on June 13, 2008, 09:12:03 am
looks good, I think Blue would look even better
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: Franco B on June 13, 2008, 10:20:04 am
Okay, here's blue with black t-moulding, blue with white t-moulding and black with red t-moulding (see what I mean about the blacK)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/Francoberasi/view2blue.png)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/Francoberasi/view2bluewhite.png)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/Francoberasi/view2black.png)

Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: Jdurg on June 13, 2008, 11:03:44 am
The marquee looks awesome, but I think the kickplate and CP Overlay are just a bit too "busy".  My eyes just seem to be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of stuff on there.  Not sure how it could be "less busy", but perhaps just cut back on the number of comic strip cells there and perhaps have them fade in and out of a solid background color?
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on July 07, 2008, 10:05:37 am
I have had a few requests for my artwork. So I thought to myself "I need to give back to the community" and remembered how diffcult it was when I started out so it will be going up tonight, fully completed.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: Encryptor on July 07, 2008, 03:49:59 pm
I think the artwork is great. I can't wait to see it on the actual cab.

I'm an artwork junkie like yourself. Thanks for making it available.

Encryptor
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on July 08, 2008, 05:50:49 am
As you guys know life gets in the way of your dreams..... and so does WORK!  :angry:

Will have them on tonight as I will be leaving on time today!

I'm thinking about side art but not to sure. I know that it would probably set it off better. I would need to cut it to the shape of the sides. If I got it printed at mamemarquees and cut it to shape would it affect the laminate on it? Or would you get it printed normally and somehow protect it? What would you do?
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on July 08, 2008, 03:31:09 pm
Ok, if check the top of the thread you should see the new marquee and the artwork download link.

Hope you all like them!

Now, if you are interested I asked for some help in the main forum!!! ;D

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=82052.0
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: beanboy33 on July 08, 2008, 03:52:18 pm
Looks fantastic.  Thank you for sharing      :applaud:
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on July 09, 2008, 07:53:26 am
Looks like some people are having problems with the files.

I will re-post again tonight but in photoshop. That should sort out the problems!

Alternatively, is there a way I could embed the background comic images into the ai file so I don't have to send the background comic files too?
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on July 10, 2008, 09:04:30 am
As you guys know life gets in the way of your dreams..... and so does WORK!  :angry:

Will have them on tonight as I will be leaving on time today!

I'm thinking about side art but not to sure. I know that it would probably set it off better. I would need to cut it to the shape of the sides. If I got it printed at mamemarquees and cut it to shape would it affect the laminate on it? Or would you get it printed normally and somehow protect it? What would you do?

Just bumping about sideart. Is it OK to cut to shape of arcade or will it ruin it?
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: beanboy33 on July 10, 2008, 09:23:45 am
If you drew it the shape you needed wouldn't mamemarquees print it out  that same shape?
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: beanboy33 on July 10, 2008, 10:17:11 am
what do the unlabled buttons do on the control panel?
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on July 10, 2008, 10:56:57 am
Well, the centre top (admin part) is a spinner using a TT2.

The 2 on each top side (next to coin/start) are going to be the buttons for the trackball/spinner and will have button labels directly on the button using vinyl thanks to Pongo!

The other buttons are (obviously) the player buttons! lol.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: beanboy33 on July 10, 2008, 11:07:23 am
so, the spot next to both start buttons are for the spinner and trackball.

The spot between the volume and the exit is for the spinner.

How about the spot to the right of the volume?




Never mind.  I was looking at an older version of your panel.


Don't you think while you are using the spinner you may hit the exit by accident?
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on July 10, 2008, 11:20:41 am
ummmmmm........ :banghead:

didn't think about that......

might have to re-jig it now.

yes, you are right about the rest.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: beanboy33 on July 10, 2008, 11:30:26 am
what games do you like that you need a spinner.  I didn't put a spinner on my panel, because for me there are only a couple of games that are worth it.


so,
the pause is the "P" button on keyboard
exit is the "END" button on keyboard
volume is the "~" button on keyboard
the list button, is that to get to the list of emulators?  If it is i think thats the "HOME" button or is it to toggle the
game lists that you create. (eg.  favorites, shooters...ect)?

these mappings are for maximus.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on July 10, 2008, 11:44:29 am
It is to toggle the list i.e. favs, shooters, etc. But if i choose i can also have it as a shift to enable the other buttons for a second use!

I put the spinner in just in case. I feel its better to have than to not have it.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: beanboy33 on July 10, 2008, 12:34:34 pm
are you going to have any other emulators?  If so then you need the "HOME" on the keyboard to go back to the emulator choice menu.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on July 10, 2008, 02:16:32 pm
That is what the exit button is for ;)
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: beanboy33 on July 10, 2008, 03:25:32 pm
i guess im confused.

in maximus, if you were playing a mame game.  to quit the game you would press "END" on the keyboard.

this will take you back to the screen that list of all games in mame.

now, from that screen. if you want to use a different emulator, you would press the "HOME" on the keyboard.

this would take you to the screen that list all of emulators.

so it seems to me you just have one of those keys, don't you need both?
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on July 10, 2008, 03:56:12 pm
not if you assign the keys you don't.

I have assigned it so that that esc exits to home and exits a game.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: beanboy33 on July 10, 2008, 04:03:26 pm
got ya      ;D
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on July 10, 2008, 04:38:45 pm
Well, I think I managed to solve the issue with the files not being embedded!

Will upload and see if it works!

Am also trying to export to Photoshop but not having much luck as it keeps saying that file can't be saved.

Worst case I will upload all the attached files to the ai.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on July 10, 2008, 05:58:01 pm
Right, new link posted at beginning. Try that and see how it goes.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: beanboy33 on July 10, 2008, 08:02:13 pm
opens in AI fine
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on July 18, 2008, 01:08:23 pm
Ok, quick update.

Beanboy has been doing an awesome job on the vid! It is coming along nicely! Props to you. :cheers:

Have been chatting with Franco (yes the metal master) and have come up with a few extra ideas so props to you too! :cheers:

I am still working on the skin (I have had requests for that too). As soon as it is ready I will post that up too!

In the meantime I have decided to go for U360s and illuminated buttons to match my illuminated Happ trackball! Why you ask? Well, if you are gonna do this then you have to do it properly!

Will hopefully get cutting soon as soon as the plans are finalised and it stops flipping raining over here! :angry:
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on August 16, 2008, 08:50:26 am
Small update.

Have done some sideart! Check it out below!
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: beanboy33 on August 18, 2008, 08:12:30 am
Very nice
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: MrMojoZ on August 18, 2008, 11:45:09 am
I like the usage of the lesser known or older style Marvel characters. :applaud:
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: Ginsu Victim on August 18, 2008, 02:56:39 pm
Did you find really high res images, or just vectorize decent ones?
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: javeryh on August 18, 2008, 06:36:32 pm
This thing will look badass with full color side art covering the entire side panels.  You don't see much of that.   :cheers:
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on August 19, 2008, 04:52:12 am
Did you find really high res images, or just vectorize decent ones?

I vectorised decent ones.

I am really looking for a decent size picture of Wolverine, Thing or Captain America and Green Goblin, Apocalypse, Carnage or Kingpin to keep the good vs evil theme on the cab.

Also, if you go on the marvel site, you can watch hi res videos of the latest animations. If I could download these I would use them as intro videos for my arcade, but I cant download them!

Would be awesome to have the random videos at startup!
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: Spyridon on August 19, 2008, 10:44:55 am
This is looking real good.  Love the sideart.

Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: Franco B on August 20, 2008, 02:15:31 pm
Awesome sideart bud :)  Any idea what it will cost to print?
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on August 21, 2008, 04:22:57 am
Awesome sideart bud :)  Any idea what it will cost to print?

Cheers bud!!!

The sideart will cost around $200 so approx 110 :dizzy:

It is a lot to pay but it will look unique!

Also, got a quote from Brent Plastics for the formica:

2 3050 x 1220  0.8mm (nom)  Formica 2253 Diamond black velour finish

Price  @  47.59 each + VAT, Delivery to London  @  30.00 + VAT

Seems a bit steep! Your guy is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay cheaper! :hissy:

Also, need to chat to you about that little thing we talked about ;) don't want to give too much away!
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: Hockeyboy on August 21, 2008, 04:51:41 am
Did you ever decide who to pick for your 3rd character for the marquee? My personal thought is Wolverine.

Otherwise, cab looks super cool - can't wait to see what it looks like as it's going up!

My cab plans have been put on indefinite hold -- I had the time, the space, and even a cab I was going to use, but suddenly I had to move and into a smaller home so the space that wasn't a problem now *is* a problem. :-(
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on August 21, 2008, 05:26:03 am
Did you ever decide who to pick for your 3rd character for the marquee? My personal thought is Wolverine.

Yeah, check the first post. I went with Spidey, Hulk and Iron Man.

I am still thinking about putting Wolverine on the side but can't get a decent looking decent size pic of him!
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: HairyDVD on August 25, 2008, 03:22:03 pm
Made a couple of amendments to the intro for you ......

"MARVEL" logo more like the real thing, and ended clip with Wolverine slashing screen and sound effect to go with it.

I just need the font from the "ARCADE" part of your logo.

Here's a preview ....

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/v/I2Tb8mLU45k[/youtube]


I hope you like it, been working on it for a couple of hours today for you.         :dizzy:
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: javeryh on August 25, 2008, 03:49:00 pm
WOW - that is awesome!!   :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on August 26, 2008, 06:00:32 am
OMFG!!! :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

That looks sooooo good! Will get onto sending you the the "arcade" font/styles!
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: HairyDVD on August 26, 2008, 08:25:09 am
Pleased you liked it.  Made using a hotch-botch of different programs but all turned out in the end.

Will finalise when you send me the font name for "ARCADE" you used and send you the bigger files.

Been a lurker on these here forums for a while and its nice to be able to help someone on here.  :cheers:
Will be getting some parts for my project soon, so may be relying on you guys in here for some advice.


Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on August 26, 2008, 08:38:35 am
Been a lurker on these here forums for a while and its nice to be able to help someone on here.  :cheers:
Will be getting some parts for my project soon, so may be relying on you guys in here for some advice.

When you need help with your artwork you know where to come ;)
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on September 01, 2008, 08:45:13 am
Some packages will be arriving tomorrow! So pics will be posted to see those goodies!
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: HairyDVD on September 07, 2008, 12:07:44 pm
Updated intro video for you ............... ( a link also in a PM sent )   ;)

http://www.mediafire.com/?edg2y1y1pyt (http://www.mediafire.com/?edg2y1y1pyt)
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: Nado on September 07, 2008, 08:56:33 pm
 :applaud:
Wow, your artwork & intro movie are amazing!!

Lovin' the sideart!

I was planning a Spiderman theme for my cab, yours is very inspiring
 :applaud:
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: Games001 on September 07, 2008, 10:12:43 pm
What programs did you use to create such a great intro movie?

I hate not having an ounce of skill with such things.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: HairyDVD on September 08, 2008, 05:12:18 am
I used a program called "Memories on TV" which is a slideshow dvd creator program (just output to video file rather than dvd).

I grabbed a load of comic screen shots from the Marvel website, pasted them into a paint program and trimmed them.  Then I imported them into M.o.TV and imported some music.  Set up for each slide to display for 0.1 seconds each and have a page flip transition between slides.  Set the background to the red colour and had the slides fade out toward the end to show the red.  Text overlay effects were added and the Wolverine screen slashes were created by nabbing the "slashes" off the new Wolverine poster and tracing them in black.  It was then dropped at the end of the slideshow with a transition of rotate pan and zoom to give the effect of zooming into the black slash area.

It costs an absolute fortune for some of the video editing software suites, and just goes to show that with a little bit of imagination and steering in the right direction with a solid theme - you can get good results for very little outlay or artistic talent.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on September 08, 2008, 01:18:08 pm
I am very glad how this is progressing. Planning is nearly finished which means that the wood cutting will be commencing as soon as my artwork is fully finished which will be at the end of this week and sent back to me from Scott!

Thanks so far to everyone who has helped in all ways on this!
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: Martijn on September 25, 2008, 04:33:09 am
How are your measurement of the bezel doing?  :)
Did you send the artwork to scott?

Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on September 25, 2008, 06:32:18 am
The artwork is currently being tweaked. There is some small stuff to do on it before I get it printed but it isn't far away.

As for the bezel I am having a small problem with the measurements (see attached pic).

I need to get the measurements right for this part. As you can see the inside bezel section will sit inside the side section. Effectively the side will go up at 20 degrees and the monitor will sit at 30 degrees.

This means that with my calculations the speaker section will sit at 45 degrees meaning the sound will directly face the player. The other section is the bit that sits below the marquee.

In this case the angles are key as well as the 682.8mm height (or 683mm to make it easier. The speaker section does not really need to be 130mm but it should be the minimum if possible to accommodate 4 speakers.

Could anyone draw this up in Autocad and give me the correct dimensions?

Hopefully when this is fully completed I can get some help drawing this up (or doing a render) in Sketch up to see how the cabinet looks as I have no clue when it comes to using it!!!

Also, Franco has very kindly helped with creating the dimensions for the cab. They are also attached. Thanks again Franco!!!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: Martijn on September 25, 2008, 07:22:48 am
is the monitor bezel as high as the monitor or lcd?
or how high is de visible lcd part verticaly?
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on September 25, 2008, 07:52:41 am
I'm not sure what you mean.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: Martijn on September 25, 2008, 08:25:23 am
whats the size of the tv/lcd u will be using? height in cm of the screen part..
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on September 25, 2008, 08:33:42 am
Ahh, well it is a 19" (483mm) lcd monitor (not wide screen). The actual dimesions are 422mm (W) x 412mm (H) x 200mm (D). Its an AG Neovo F-419B. Approximately the screen part should be 342mm (H).

Is this relevant though? I need the lengths of the inside parts. The monitor will definitely fit the bezel, I just need to know the lengths the pieces should be according to those angles.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on September 25, 2008, 05:39:04 pm
OK, this is what I have got in terms of artwork (excluding the speakers, kickplate, keyboard tray and admin panel).

I made a few tweaks to the sideart, and I decided to create an admin panel that will house all the admin stuff (power, volume, pause, exit, reset) and move it of the CP. I also moved the spinner of centre to make it easier for aggressive trackball use.

Let me know what you think because if everyone is happy this is getting printed!
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: HaRuMaN on September 25, 2008, 05:42:55 pm
What about grey-scaling the backgrounds on the sideart (not the large main characters)?  Have you tried this to see how that would look?
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on September 25, 2008, 06:15:25 pm
I have now..... and I like it!!! :cheers:
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: polaris on September 25, 2008, 07:25:38 pm
that is simply stunning with the grayscale.
can we see the cp like that too.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: javeryh on September 25, 2008, 07:37:33 pm
that is simply stunning with the grayscale.
can we see the cp like that too.  :cheers:

Agreed.  Looks a million times better with the grayscale.  The main characters really pop.   :cheers:
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: HaRuMaN on September 25, 2008, 07:55:11 pm
I agree.  I think that looks great!!!  :applaud:
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: Franco B on September 26, 2008, 02:19:14 am
Awesome buddy! Cant wait to see it printed :)

Ill have a look at that CAD for you today, I would have had a look yesterday but I went straight to the GFs after work.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: Martijn on September 26, 2008, 02:32:15 am
I agree on the grayscale, its less busy, stick with that, you should also do that to the marquee.

 :applaud:
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on September 26, 2008, 05:36:53 am
Agreed. I have to admit it looks super sleek with the grayscale! Props to HarumaN for the idea, it's very appreciated! :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

I will do the whole lot tonight and post it up for your viewing pleasure! ;)

Thanks for the help YET AGAIN Franco! :cheers:
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on September 26, 2008, 08:37:58 pm
Well, I only had a chance to post up the CP, the Marquee and the other side art. The rest I will post up tomorrow. What do you guys think? I think It looks simple and subtle. I am not so convinced by the marquee though...
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: polaris on September 26, 2008, 08:54:19 pm
yep i think leave the colour in the marquee, the rest definitely grayscale , i much prefer the cp like that, the sides are going to stand out more.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: javeryh on September 26, 2008, 09:51:41 pm
yeah - definitely full color for the marquee.  Also, that's a lot of gray on the CP - what would it look like if you had some of the characters in color?  Maybe the heroes and villains but nothing else... it would tie into the side panels a little better I think...
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: polaris on September 26, 2008, 10:20:05 pm
yeah - definitely full color for the marquee.  Also, that's a lot of gray on the CP - what would it look like if you had some of the characters in color?  Maybe the heroes and villains but nothing else... it would tie into the side panels a little better I think...

what are the colours of the buttons /joys etc, im thinking that could be all the colour the cp needs :cheers:
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on September 27, 2008, 06:24:52 am
They are all illuminated. They are clear Happs, but illuminated Red with an illuminated red Happ trackball.

The coin, p1, p2 and mouse buttons will have PGI inserts in them too.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: polaris on September 27, 2008, 09:32:35 am
i reckon grayscale for tye pc then, will be a nice backdrop for the bling. cant wait to see this on a machine :cheers:
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on September 27, 2008, 01:59:45 pm
I know the marquee doesn't go, but I couldn't have a colour one and then a different scheme everywhere else. So here is a redesign.

What do you think?
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: javeryh on September 27, 2008, 09:13:03 pm
I liked the full color one way better.  I think you can get away with it on the marquee because it is actually lit up.  Plus, it has more  characters from the Marvel universe (not just Spider-man related)...    :cheers:
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: Martijn on October 08, 2008, 11:47:02 am
Did you decide on the final artwork  and or measurements yet?
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on October 08, 2008, 12:52:21 pm
Yeah the measurements are basically sorted now (will post them up tonight!).

As for the artwork it is difficult. I really like the grayscale sides, just not everything else.

I did a small printout of both and showed my family. Votes were: 8 for colour, 1 for Grayscale. They said that the colour looked more fun and attractive although they all agreed that the characters really pop on the side art for the greyscale! But overall they said the colour one has a comic feel and looks not so bland.

I don't want to spend $280 on a mistake, if you get my drift!

I am also doing a small revision to the marquee!
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: Martijn on October 08, 2008, 04:12:37 pm
Well, if you needed more votes..


my vote now is : everything color except side art

my gf said everything color, xmen is a chaos game ;D
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: Martijn on November 10, 2008, 07:51:56 am
whoo! 2 more weeks and the build begins  ;D
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: polaris on November 10, 2008, 05:09:40 pm
im gonna vote again by saying, i REALLY think you must use the grayscale sides , go for a colour cp etc, but the sides for me came to life when transformed into the grayscale.

and rain, hell yeah i can vouch for the bad weather , i had to drive through lakes on my road last night  :cheers:
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: beanboy33 on December 02, 2008, 05:36:34 pm
Well as i stated to ThatItalian, i am about 99% done with my arcade.  My kids loved the theme that you created so i desided to use it.  All i had to do to the control panel artwork was move the controls around a little and add add some buttons.  I still have to instal the volume control and wire up the coin door lights.  Once again you sharing your artwork made this possible.

Thank you

 :burgerking:


here are some pics
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: Franco B on December 03, 2008, 01:49:17 am
Looks awesome beanboy33!! How do you find the button spacing? They look a little far apart to be comfortable for me.

Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on December 03, 2008, 04:54:35 am
AWESOME BUD! Glad this is being put to good use!!!

Just out of curiosity, what size is your trackball and did you move the button spacing as Franco suggested?

How did you print the CP?

Did you make any other changes?

What do you think are the flaws in the CP?

 :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:

This has just increased my motivation by 200%!!!
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: Martijn on December 03, 2008, 05:50:09 am
hi thatitalian and welcome back to your topic  ;D

I want to see some wood working now  8)

beanboy33, great job!
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: beanboy33 on December 03, 2008, 07:38:24 am
Well, the button spacing is pretty much the same as Thatitalians.  I think its fine and my kids 7 and 8  seem to have no problems.  But if you notice i moved all p1 and p2 buttons down a little.  on your cp the left and right arrows of the joystick and the trackball are at the same level.  on mine they are an inch or so apart.  the track ball is a 3" U-Trak from Ultimarc.   I just printed the artwork on a plotter here at work and put it under plexi glass.  nothing too special about it.  if you want i can post my cp artwork and you can over lay it on yours to see the button changes.  and lastly i am using maximus as a fe with a 27" tv.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on December 03, 2008, 08:11:30 am
Yeah that would be great to see the comparison!

A 3" trackball? That is a worry as the red circle is supposed to be 3" exactly but there is a red ring around your trackball. Did you edit the red circle? (it was supposed to be just a placement to see how the trackball would look)

Just thought I would let everyone know also you get an 11% discount at mame marquees! Will be ordering this within the month!
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: beanboy33 on December 03, 2008, 08:14:14 am
ya, i made that circle larger.  i liked the way it look with a ring around it.  i also extended the black boarder around the outside of the cp
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on December 03, 2008, 08:26:08 am
Ahhh, I almost crapped myself thinking the dimensions were all wrong!

Where did you print it up in the end?

BTW: I am working on a skin for MA, I know that beanboy has been waiting a LONG time for this but I will be releasing it at the end of next week once it is finalised.

(..... and no, you can't have a sneak peak! hehehehe ;) >:D)
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: beanboy33 on December 03, 2008, 08:30:14 am
here at work i have a color plotter.  so, the cp and the marquee is printed on regular paper and sandwiched between plexi glass.  and remember, all the changes i did were from your original design at the start of the thread.  not the one you have towards the end of the thread.  I also added a pinball plunger.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on December 05, 2008, 04:19:08 am
away for the weekend. C u l8r guys!
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: deepblue on December 06, 2008, 04:53:02 pm
Your artwork skills are impressive - look forward to seeing your finished product with the sideart. You took the exact opposite approach as me - I built cab first, artwork last (what I'm doing now). I think your way is more fun :)
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on December 07, 2008, 02:17:30 pm
sorry for the abrupt message, had 2 mind before I went under the tunnel on my way to Belgium. Brussels and Brugge are really nice! On the eurostar home now just crossing onto British soil and first thing I do is check this forum! LOL!
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on December 09, 2008, 07:41:04 am
OK guys, finally finished the artwork!

I am going to print the CP full size on A1 (thanks to a friend of mine) to see how comfortable it is and then get it sent to Scott!
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: HaRuMaN on December 09, 2008, 08:27:56 am
No more greyscale background?
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: mr_doles on December 12, 2008, 01:36:45 pm
I have to say I love the artwork.  I am a huge marvel fan, I even have a Spiderman tattoo and Wolverine tattoo.

My favorite is the Wolverine color with the gray background.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: ChicagoGlen on December 16, 2008, 07:21:19 pm
I love the artwork!  I think the latest side artwork looks fantastic.  I also agree with the color background.  I believe it makes the comics look more authentic.  The large character takes up most of the side so I don't think it looks to busy.

Great Job!
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: Necroticart on December 17, 2008, 01:42:37 am
the idea is good as for the mixing of different ages of comics it just does not appeal to me if you did a character comparison IE old to new it looks better but I would stick with one age eliminates the inconsistencies of the artwork also a small note certain art does not mix even if its drawn in the same age for example frank miller love his artwork but it stands on its own well gl with your project and i hope I was not to critical just trying to offer a different opinion
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: jason_r83 on December 29, 2008, 11:04:34 pm
I came across this thread when I first starting looking into making my own arcade setup. I was a huge marvel fan growing up and I decided to make my arcade cabinet have a Marvel theme. I have the control panel almost done, now I'm just working on the marquee. I used a poster I had laminated for the CP. When I redo do it (it's only a matter of time because I'm always redoing things to make them better) I'm not going to use laminate because it peeled a little around the holes I made for the buttons. It's not too noticeable but it bothers me because I know it's there.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade Official Thread
Post by: thatitalian on January 15, 2009, 05:32:21 pm
Well some progress:

I got some full size printouts of the sideart and CP and cutting plans for both (see attached). Now I can use these as a template for cutting to make sure the art fits perfectly when I fit it.

I also tried out my router today. It started badly but after some advice (thanks Franco!) it now has become my new best friend. Why on earth did I not buy one 2 years ago???

Now here is the bad news. I have been seconded on a project for work (yay!) for 3 months! (booooo). I go in February which means cab cutting won't start until May! At least it will be sunny, warm and dry! However, to make up I will be starting up another project parallel to the arcade..... yes you guessed..... a juke!

Stay tuned.....
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - Temporarily on hold.....
Post by: polaris on January 15, 2009, 06:26:14 pm
as they say down my way, that is ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- hot looking.

'oh i might move to america, oh i've got a new project in work'
if you don't start building this ---smurfing--- cab in may, i'm gonna steal the artwork(from your house) and get franco to build it. :P
 stop teasing us.  ;)
 :cheers:


Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - Temporarily on hold.....
Post by: mr_doles on January 15, 2009, 08:39:33 pm
beanboy33 the cab that you have is the exact size that I have been looking for (other then a few CP layout changes).  Any chance you have plans that you are willing to share?  What size monitor do you have in there I saw that thatitalian was going to use a 19" LCD screen and I have a 20" so if yours is around the same...
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - Temporarily on hold.....
Post by: Franco B on January 16, 2009, 03:47:29 am
Lol! I have plenty enough on myself thanks, think I have 6 arcade projects on the go at the last count  :dizzy: I'll help out where I can though  :)

Did you have any more luck with your router last night? Sorry I left MSN, my PC crapped out.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - Temporarily on hold.....
Post by: thatitalian on January 16, 2009, 08:13:43 am
Yeah router rocks now! The speed made a slight differecne... ::)

Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - Temporarily on hold.....
Post by: beanboy33 on January 16, 2009, 09:45:30 am
beanboy33 the cab that you have is the exact size that I have been looking for (other then a few CP layout changes).  Any chance you have plans that you are willing to share?  What size monitor do you have in there I saw that thatitalian was going to use a 19" LCD screen and I have a 20" so if yours is around the same...


I have a 27" Tv connected via s-video.    I think if you used my plans it might be a little too big for your 20".  let me know.


On a different note. ThatItalian are you going to post your maximus arecade files?
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - Temporarily on hold.....
Post by: thatitalian on January 16, 2009, 12:08:57 pm
Ahhh yes, I forgot about those! Will have to be on Sunday as I won't be home until then.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - Temporarily on hold.....
Post by: mr_doles on January 16, 2009, 12:38:56 pm
I have a 27" Tv connected via s-video.    I think if you used my plans it might be a little too big for your 20".  let me know.
Yeah I think it may get lost in there.  I may end up hitting some pawn shops once all TVs need to go digital, hoping people will get rid of their old TVs.  So if you are willing to share I'll definitely look at them.  My problem is I need a bigger CP since I am going 7 buttons and a track ball.  I don't do wood working but my father-in-law said he would help but needs to see plans with measurements.  And I thought the 20" monitor was a good size... :'(

Might have to wait to see what ThatItalian's looks like since he is going 19" on the monitor.  Let's all Cheer ThatItalian on to get his going.  :applaud:  :applaud:
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - Temporarily on hold.....
Post by: Martijn on January 16, 2009, 12:51:18 pm
lost?

oh yes ! Lost

coming soon :)
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - Temporarily on hold.....
Post by: thatitalian on January 23, 2009, 10:31:24 am
Well, it has been long overdue but finally the Maximus Arcade skin is complete. Attached is a preview and the link to the skin download.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/wiytntjdrdv/Marvel%20Arcade.zip

Enjoy!  ;)
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - NOW WITH MAXIMUS ARCADE SKIN!
Post by: ViperStrike on January 23, 2009, 12:36:15 pm
Very nice, thanks for sharing.
I'm making my own MA skin and this will help give me some ideas.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - NOW WITH MAXIMUS ARCADE SKIN!
Post by: dkssprs on January 23, 2009, 04:00:10 pm
thatitalian=pure inspiration

i have downloaded your skin for MA and its really cool.
Very nice to give instructions to the user (like press A to select) by using the frontend and not a instruction card. I will follow yor way.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - NOW WITH MAXIMUS ARCADE SKIN!
Post by: thatitalian on January 23, 2009, 04:23:35 pm
thatitalian=pure inspiration

Thanks bud! I just can't wait until I build this thing!
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - NOW WITH MAXIMUS ARCADE SKIN!
Post by: ViperStrike on January 23, 2009, 04:26:45 pm

Very nice to give instructions to the user (like press A to select) by using the frontend and not a instruction card. I will follow yor way.

I was thinking the same thing, It's so simple.
I was making an instruction card too.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - NOW WITH MAXIMUS ARCADE SKIN!
Post by: beanboy33 on January 24, 2009, 03:17:06 pm
I tried to click on the link.....but i get a page not found.    did the link change? :dunno
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - NOW WITH MAXIMUS ARCADE SKIN!
Post by: Encryptor on January 24, 2009, 03:26:57 pm
I just downloaded it without a problem.


Encryptor
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - NOW WITH MAXIMUS ARCADE SKIN!
Post by: beanboy33 on January 25, 2009, 10:27:02 am
ya, my mistake
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - NOW WITH MAXIMUS ARCADE SKIN!
Post by: cmoses on January 25, 2009, 11:45:23 am
Can you post some more pictures for those of us that can't test drive it because we don't have MA setup.  I would like to see your emulator selection screens, your mame game selector screen and the instructions that the others have mentioned.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - NOW WITH MAXIMUS ARCADE SKIN!
Post by: thatitalian on January 25, 2009, 06:04:36 pm
How about these? ;)
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - NOW WITH MAXIMUS ARCADE SKIN!
Post by: thatitalian on January 28, 2009, 03:26:41 pm
I had a request for the fonts that I am using and the psd for the skin. So here they are!

Fonts:
http://www.dafont.com/comic-book-commando.font
http://www.dafont.com/arcade-ya.font

Skin:
http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?tw3wymmzzzz
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - NOW WITH MAXIMUS ARCADE SKIN!
Post by: cmoses on January 29, 2009, 09:32:09 am
Very nice, although I have a suggestion.  On the main emulator screen, they look a little hard to see and read.  Can you maybe shade or lighten the background to allow the picture and name of the emulator to stand out more?

Also where are you using the arcade-ya font?
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - NOW WITH MAXIMUS ARCADE SKIN!
Post by: thatitalian on January 29, 2009, 12:42:52 pm
Yes, I was hoping to add a border around each of the titles so that it is easier to read (like the emulator selection menu), but I didn't get round to it. I know it is difficult to read but I did it just to show the skin. I will add this to my list of changes and re-upload the skin here and upload to the MA website. Thanks for the input though!

I am using the arcade font on my CP, however this has just been replaced with the comic font as it fits in more with the theme. Sorry i haven't got a pic of it yet but I will add one tomorrow or late tonight!
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - NOW WITH MAXIMUS ARCADE SKIN!
Post by: Aceldamor on January 29, 2009, 03:20:32 pm
I must say, this cab has turned out to be a phenomenal project and a pleasure to watch take shape. Very nice work indeed.

I do have one tiny suggestion perhaps: 

I would change the "let's go crazy" screen to something cliche Marvelish, like...."It's Clobberin' Time!", "Spidey Sense Tingling", or "X-Men Assemble"

Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - NOW WITH MAXIMUS ARCADE SKIN!
Post by: ArcadeBliss on January 29, 2009, 03:40:22 pm
Well the "let's go crazy" is said from megaman when you insert a quarter into Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - NOW WITH SKETCHUP MODEL!
Post by: thatitalian on January 30, 2009, 11:20:06 am
Thanks to DKSSPRS I now have a sketchup model of what the cab will look like!

It isn't completely finished (need speakers, joys, buttons, spinner, trackball and coin door) but you get the drift!

Let me know what you think!
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - NOW WITH SKETCHUP MODEL!
Post by: wooowman93 on January 30, 2009, 11:34:19 am
Thats a busy cab
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - NOW WITH SKETCHUP MODEL!
Post by: HaRuMaN on January 30, 2009, 11:36:55 am
Thats a busy cab

Yup.  Don't know why he did away with the greyscale backgrounds.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - NOW WITH SKETCHUP MODEL!
Post by: Martijn on January 30, 2009, 11:42:48 am
hi,

looks good. maybe little busy, i would remove the kickplate art

and more transparant background for the maximus arcade

is that a 25+ 4:3 inch lcd in the cab? where did you get that?
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - NOW WITH SKETCHUP MODEL!
Post by: thatitalian on January 30, 2009, 11:44:03 am
To be honest, I have to agree with you both. Seeing this has got my leaning toward greyscale.

I'll ask DKSSPRS to try it with the greyscale art if he can.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - NOW WITH SKETCHUP MODEL!
Post by: polaris on January 30, 2009, 12:29:09 pm
To be honest, I have to agree with you both. Seeing this has got my leaning toward greyscale.

I'll ask DKSSPRS to try it with the greyscale art if he can.

if you can lets see a grayscale sides version, kickplate cp and marquee in full colour
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - NOW WITH SKETCHUP MODEL!
Post by: Aceldamor on January 30, 2009, 12:37:02 pm
I think it is a genuine work of art...If you take it for what it is based on...comics, the color/busy look fits incredibly well.

I think it is a piece that Stan Lee himself would love. Great work!...I am enjoying watching this thread.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - NOW WITH NEW SKETCHUP MODEL! (updt 22.02.2009)
Post by: thatitalian on February 22, 2009, 05:40:16 pm
Well, here are the long awaited greyscale models. I think a vast improvement on the colour ones.

Please ignore the screen, it needs to be replaced, and the joys have red ball tops but you get the drift.

The white part of the coin door art is where the coin door will sit.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - NOW WITH SKETCHUP MODEL!
Post by: ivwshane on February 23, 2009, 02:57:57 am
I like the first pic with the instruction card of the second pic. No kick plate are or speaker art.

Greyscale is the way to go and I'd even go as far as to say that the frontend should be greyscale as well.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - NOW WITH SKETCHUP MODEL!
Post by: thatitalian on February 23, 2009, 04:09:30 am
It isn't actually an instruction card, it is the admin buttons. Centre button is power, the other 4 are pause, exit, volume and brightness.

The FE will be completely overhauled if I go down the greyscale route (which looks quite likely) in order to match the art, I just didn't include it.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - WITH NEW SKETCHUP MODEL! (upd 22.02.2009)
Post by: dkssprs on February 23, 2009, 09:16:24 am
I like the greyscale artwork ...looks much better compared with the  coloured.
I like the second pic but without the coindoor artwork The admin artwork and the speakers are nice.
The best thing in the hole artwork is the side-artwork. Wolverine and Doom are really awosome.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - WITH NEW SKETCHUP MODEL! (upd 22.02.2009)
Post by: Sir Headless VII on April 30, 2009, 12:33:53 am
Would it be possible for you to post the psd or ai files for the sideart? More specifically i would like to play with the Doom and Thor versions.
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - WITH NEW SKETCHUP MODEL! (upd 22.02.2009)
Post by: thatitalian on May 13, 2009, 08:31:45 am
As a few people have asked for the artwork I decided to upload it all HERE (http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=e0216370843f01dd0f83d91f6dff7c381d570935348e1e7bce018c8114394287)!

 ;)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - ARTWORK DOWNLOAD LINK
Post by: grumlenz on May 14, 2009, 07:25:55 pm
Awesome! Thanks so much!
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - ARTWORK DOWNLOAD LINK
Post by: eddiendawood on October 09, 2009, 08:54:28 pm
I am trying to get a hold of you "thatitalian" because I am building a mame arcade and would love to use your artwork. Can you please email me at eddiendawood AT yahoo DOT com so we can chat?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - ARTWORK DOWNLOAD LINK
Post by: HacksBits on January 14, 2010, 12:38:00 pm
Hello im HacksBits
(Sorry, My english is bad)

Quise descargar tu skin de marvel pero el link esta caido. Podrias resubirlo

I wanted to download your skin of marvel but the link is down. Can you upload the file again plase?

Thanks
Espero tu respuesta Gracias de antemano
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - ARTWORK DOWNLOAD LINK
Post by: Kman-Sweden on January 14, 2010, 01:58:00 pm
Hello im HacksBits
(Sorry, My english is bad)

Quise descargar tu skin de marvel pero el link esta caido. Podrias resubirlo

I wanted to download your skin of marvel but the link is down. Can you upload the file again plase?

Thanks
Espero tu respuesta Gracias de antemano
+1  ;D
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - ARTWORK DOWNLOAD LINK
Post by: thatitalian on January 15, 2010, 06:14:08 am
Hello guys,

unfortunately someone has offered to pay me for this artwork so it now belongs to them. :'(
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - ARTWORK DOWNLOAD LINK
Post by: Kman-Sweden on January 15, 2010, 06:33:04 am
Even the MA skin?
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - ARTWORK DOWNLOAD LINK
Post by: thatitalian on January 15, 2010, 08:48:39 am
For MA?

Hmmm, that I am not sure about....
Title: Re: Marvel Arcade - ARTWORK DOWNLOAD LINK
Post by: thejackson on September 09, 2010, 03:51:43 am
Love the work you have done any chance of the MA skin and the artwork i would be willing to pay...

The Jackson.... >:D