Mario Kart Patterns - Input Appreciated

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Mario Kart Patterns - Input Appreciated

Postby YeahYeahYouWere » Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:49 pm

EDIT: I have finished a pattern that includes all 4...
Mario_Kart_All_Sky.sth
Mario Kart - 4 Character with Sky background
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I have decided to make some coasters for my fiancée and myself. and I have settled on Super Mario Kart sprites. The design area is 39x39 stitches, and I have found some great sprites to use here: http://tsgk.captainn.net/?p=showgame&t=sy&sy=8&ga=344 (thanks for the rips Sprite Sheets). I like the look of the isometric view, rather than the straight on.

I have 3 things I am hoping for some help with, though. First, I am leaning toward Mario, Peach, Yoshi and Toad. But I kind of want to ditch Toad for Luigi - your thoughts?

Second, can someone check the colors on my patterns for me? I have had good luck taking the sprite and saving as a 24 color bitmap and then importing to KG Chart with a max of 16 colors. But I am new to pattern making so I can't say for certain whether or not they've come out right. I have tried a max of 24 colors for the pattern too, but it seemed to just add more shades of very light gray (white) and when I choose 16 max, it uses 11 and I think it looks good.

Finally, I am thinking I will use a checkered pattern for the border, and I can't decide on black/white or using shaded colors dependent on the character (two shades of red for Mario, etc.). I also need suggestions for what to put in the background behind the sprite. I am thinking a light gray, but I am open to any and all suggestions.

Here are the BMP files (blown up) and the STH files - any input is very appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Black and White Border:
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Shades of Red Border:
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Mario_red_background.sth
STH for red border
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Mario_bw_background.sth
STH for b/w border
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Current Projects: Legend of Zelda Magnet Set, Mario Kart coasters (50% done - Mario and Peach finished, Yoshi and Luigi or Toad pending)
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Re: Mario Kart Patterns - Input Appreciated

Postby WhoDatIs » Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:33 am

Why is mario green?

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Re: Mario Kart Patterns - Input Appreciated

Postby tigressmellora » Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:38 am

I like the black border, just turn all the green bordering on Mario to black. It will look better. I'd say go ahead with the Luigi thing.

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Re: Mario Kart Patterns - Input Appreciated

Postby YeahYeahYouWere » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:10 am

Wow, thanks for the heads up - I hadn't even noticed all the outlines were green instead of black! I guess I just assumed they were black and moved on. Wouldn't have noticed until I had bought everything and started.

I still need to do some color verification, but I think I have the basic layout. I may stitch a bit of each border just to see how they look because I am still torn.

I will probably do Toad last to give me more time to ponder the Luigi swap too. Right now I am leaning toward Luigi just to balance out the green/red balance. Thanks again for the input!
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Re: Mario Kart Patterns - Input Appreciated

Postby funkymonkey » Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:17 pm

Image of all 4 pictures for wiki:
coasters.jpg
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Re: Mario Kart Patterns - Input Appreciated

Postby oscarthegrouch108 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:13 pm

Ok devils advocate time: I love Toad! :toad I say keep him! :toad

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