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Hey

onowl:

I’ve been asked several times now about my Facebook account. 

"Can I add you?"

"Is this REALLY you?"

I will not add anyone who isn’t a friend on Facebook. However I’ve made myself a Facebook page. You can like that and I’ll keep it moderately updated with random stuff. 

https://www.facebook.com/onowls

Seeing as most of those who ask are just curious Aro’kai fans, I don’t think it hurts to bring this over here. If any of the other staff members have similar FB-related problems, feel free to edit this post if you do the same as I. xD - ONOWL.

DRAAK EDIT:
Ditto, I won’t add people I don’t know. That and I don’t really go on Facebook a hell of a lot anyway.

CCL EDIT:

I’m the oddball that’ll add anyone but if whomever I add posts anything derogatory or harasses me then they’re gonna get blocked.

So I was really against getting Aro’kai a Facebook page before, but it appears there are a lot of fan pages around regardless of this. So here you have it, an official FB Page for Aro’kai!

ONOWL.

  #arokai  

Forum Issues

There was a ProBoards update that caused the majority of our forum code to get all messed up. This means we need to re-write the forum. For now there is a temporary fix. It should be fixed in time. Our apologies for the wait and for your patience, you have our gratitude. :)

ONOWL.

  #arokai    #aro'kai  
phoenixgryphon:

Another landscape idea concept thingy for Arokai.
Just a simple canyon thing with a river. Also tossed my npc in it. She still needs a name.

phoenixgryphon:

Another landscape idea concept thingy for Arokai.

Just a simple canyon thing with a river. Also tossed my npc in it. She still needs a name.

phoenixgryphon:

Did this yesterday, figured I could put it here too since it’s just a landscape idea. Copypaste from the Arokai forums:

Had a dream last night with this in it, figured it’d probably make a decent landscape idea.It’s basically like a sinkhole/collapsed cave thing that has a deep pool at the bottom of it. In the middle of it floated these hollow rocks/platforms that contained glowing, blue water. Vines and other plantstuff hung off the floating rocks and also grew/hung off the sides of the sinkhole thing.(Also secret underwater tunnel)

phoenixgryphon:

Did this yesterday, figured I could put it here too since it’s just a landscape idea. Copypaste from the Arokai forums:

Had a dream last night with this in it, figured it’d probably make a decent landscape idea.

It’s basically like a sinkhole/collapsed cave thing that has a deep pool at the bottom of it. In the middle of it floated these hollow rocks/platforms that contained glowing, blue water. Vines and other plantstuff hung off the floating rocks and also grew/hung off the sides of the sinkhole thing.

(Also secret underwater tunnel)

phoenixgryphon:

Spotted Dolphin markings + lower half overlay.
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phoenixgryphon:

Spotted Dolphin markings + lower half overlay.

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  #markings    #screenshot    #deer  

To Aro’kai Fans: I’m on ‘Hiatus’. Not Taking Questions

arokai-shus:

It’s really really nice that you guys have ideas and stuff but I’m not the best person to send it to right now because I am on HIATUS from Aro’kai. I have some important things going on (recently moved, looking at colleges to sign up for) so I’ve put Aro’kai in the back of my attic - so to speak - for the time being.

Because of this, please post your ideas on the forum or send them to another staff member. Aro’kai’s main tumblr (arokaidevelopment) has links to other staff members in the description box on the side. They’re all in yellow text. Send your questions and ideas to them!

Thanks and have a great summer!

~ Shus

phoenixgryphon:

Two markings based off of user concepts done here.
From users Linyah and Jasminepetals over on the forum.

Been a bit bogged down and haven’t been able to do markings. Mum’s wanted me to make a logo for her and I’ve also been doing a lot of behind the scenes Arokai stuff that’s secret.

  #markings    #screenshots    #bear    #feline  

phoenixgryphon:

Now that I’ve finished with university stuff I can work on Arokai stuff a bit more.

Have some markings B)

Top one is a Pacific White Sided Dolphin set. Other one is some simple butt stripes.

  #markings    #screenshots    #deer    #canine  

AK Plant Liveblogging IIa

fatbirdshoes:

fatbirdshoes:

fatbirdshoes:

More plants today! We’re going to be making clovers, a bush, and a single leafy plant. C:

First we’re going to start off with the clovers. Off to Blender!

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So empty right now isn’t it?

When it comes to plants you’d usually think to just make the texture and then UV map it onto planes, and then let them take their shape. That’s something we’re going to actually do! But before we do that we need to do something that can only be done in Blender:

Set up the actual details for the textures!

Instead of searching the internet for images to use for the texture, we’re going to make it all from scratch. And one of the ways to do that is to model a detailed version of what’s going to be made, and then use it as a texture piece for the finished product. Seems kind of anticlimatic, but it works, and it has great results! (It was done for the flowers seen in yesterday’s LB).

So when it comes to clovers I’m going to start with a single plane

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Then go into edit mode and start to extrude and scale the edges until it looks like a single leaf off of a clover

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Then I’m going to split it down the middle and slowly move everything around until there’s a visible dent along the center. It’s going to be needed later.

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Then I’m going to split again so that the leaf itself has a bit of a bend, then extrude the edges so that it has depth.

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Then I apply a subsurf and material color that we can use as a base and then…

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Now we need to make two more leaves to complete the clover

To make it easier I’m going to snap the cursor to the clover’s center, and then rotate along it so that it will all come out nice and even.

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And there we go! Next up will be moving it into Photoshop and then texturing the clover itself. C:

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Disabling the visibility of the grid and moving just a teensy bit so that it’s gone, I simply screenshotted the clovers and then pasted them into photoshop (I’d duplicated and modified the copies so they’d look different, this would help for variety later on; I simply forgot to document it, sorry).

After that I simply cut out the gray and then scale it to a size that I find appropriate for editing.

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We can’t simply color over these clovers because they’re going to be part of the detail in the final texture, so we’re going to select them, inverse the selection, and then color in the selected shapes on another layer beneath the pasted clovers.

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Now back to the pasted layer, I’m switching the mode of the layer to ‘Linear Light’, and then decreasing the opacity so that it isn’t too dark nor too light. Then, I make a layer between the two layers for some detailed coloring.

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Next we’re going to play with some shading layers over top of everything until it has enough detail.

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There we go.

However, The clovers seem a little dark. They’re supposed to be a more neutral green, but not this dark. So let’s make a quick hue/saturation clipping mask over one of the layers (I went with the detail layer)

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We’re ready to put them on a model now!

Well, almost.

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They’re taking up a lot of space on the texture map that we don’t need. So we’re gonna resize them and put them somewhere so they won’t take up so much space.

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And there we go! Ready to be put on a fresh model.

Back in Blender, start with another plane.

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Merging one edge together to make a triangle.

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And then extruding all the edges so that they make ‘leaves’.

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UV map to the texture

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Duplicate and move them around to make a cluster, then merge

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And there we go! Clover grove.

  #arokai liveblogging    #terrain assets    #long post  

AK Plant Liveblogging! Part I

fatbirdshoes:

fatbirdshoes:

Gonna put white flowers on this plant as a start

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You ready?

Now we have about 5 stem ends for possible flowers

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So let’s duplicate the white flower until we have 5 of them

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Next we have to move them and carefully, caaarefully place them into their positions one by one.

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It’s real tricky since the stems are flat,twisted planes and are thin (to keep the plant from being too high poly), so there needs to be a lot of thought when positioning them

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And slowly as we go we keep placing the flowers until they’re all in position and look OK

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There we go!

All we have to do now is merge the flowers to the green parts of the plant and we’re done!

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Now we have two flowered plants. They look very much the same minus flower colors, but that’s OK. Even a small difference can bring a vast amount of variety!

We pretty much repeat this process with the other, unfinished flowered plants

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That’s it for part I! Part II will be making a couple of weeds from scratch, textures and all! I’ll start it in a few minutes.

Part I is done! Part II will be started soon.

  #arokai liveblogging    #plants    #terrain    #world  

AK LiveBlogging!

Shus here! Been a while since we did something like this, ey? I’m so excited!

Be sure to keep a close eye on my art blog for the whole process! Finished strings of posts will be put on the Aro’Kai blog.

But what’s being worked on today? Look under the cut!

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  #arokai    #ak liveblogging    #arokai world    #arokai terrain  

If You Have Made Or Submitted Markings: LOOK HERE

Copy and pasted from here:

Hi friends,

I’ll make this short and sweet:

We are trying to make a master credit list of everyone that has submitted markings to Onowl.

Post here with a link to your marking pack and what name you want to be credited by. 

By the end of production if we have your markings but you have not stepped up to claim them, we will not be adding your name to the credits list. Considering there should be a great deal of time between now and the games final release. 

If you have not submitted markings to Onowl then you can still link the files below for review and those accepted will be added to this list.

All you need to send is the PNG marking.

Once again, the thread is here.

  #markings    #submission  
Will there be an option to keep your password remembered? Something similar to Steam, so you can just load the game and not have to wait to log in. It just does it automatically?

Anonymous

Hmm.. perhaps. That actually gives me a few ideas on how I could change the UI up! Thanks!

- ONOWL.

will there be a way to earn ingame stuff? like extra items from a contest or something? it would be really fun to have a monthly contest where we like... write a RP responce to a prompt and whoever has the most creative one wins. Because not everyone can draw and stuff :D

Anonymous

We intend to have a lot of community activities for everyone to participate in.

- ONOWL.