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Chaos Engine pixel-3d fanart
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Published: June 20, 2018
I wanted to do an environment study. I've always loved aesthetics of Chaos Engine(Amiga version ftw) and Dan Malone's efficient use of such limited color palette, so I decided to convert part of that world into modular 3d assets. Sprites are original but slightly modified to fit 3d.

Made with Blender and PyxelEdit. Total complexity of 1322 triangles with 128x128px texture. Using transparency for some elements. Material is set to emissive for that shadeless look. 

Interactable version available here with texture and wireframes: keppu.artstation.com/projects/…


You can use this GIF. Just follow: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/b…) guidelines. Have fun! :) (Smile)


As always critique is encouraged!

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inventivedreams's avatar
inventivedreamsProfessional Digital Artist
Amigggaaaa :)  awesome work
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I have created a Chaos Engine Total Conversion for Doom, called "Doomsday Engine". I was partly inspired by this great little piece of art.

Check out the original development thread on the zDoom forums:
forum.zdoom.org/viewtopic.php?…

and on the English Amiga Board:
eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t…

(AnttiKoponen suggested I post this here)
LieutLaww's avatar
LieutLawwHobbyist Digital Artist
Wow that is awesome !!
ProjectRAT's avatar
ProjectRATHobbyist General Artist
Thisis brilliant! :D
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ProjectRATHobbyist General Artist
Soo much cool stuff! :D Watching! :D
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AnttiKoponen Digital Artist
Thanks for watching and welcome to DA! :)
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GeoffrynHobbyist General Artist
Sir...it looks like an obvious trap set by the local natives.  Should we beam down?

Yes, Ensign.  Better bring extra red-shirts to get killed.  Mr. Spock, Dr. McCoy, you're with me!
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taemartProfessional Digital Artist
thats nice
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taemartProfessional Digital Artist
thats nice
Satans-Comrade's avatar
Me and my Uncle used to love playing this together on the Amiga.

Those were the days!
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Luc-FrostStudent Digital Artist
Kinda looks like a Final Fantasy Tactics battlefield, I loved it!
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APNG2S1Hobbyist Artist
this looks amazing! :wow:
can you make APNG version too?
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AnttiKoponen Digital Artist
I went and converted this GIF into APNG. Cool thing was that the file size was reduced 23%. However here in DA the APNG can't have an animated preview image, which is quite a shame. Otherwise I couldn't notice much difference in utilizing both file types.

Here is the APNG version:

  Chaosengine 3d Fanart APNG version by AnttiKoponen

Do you have some specific use in mind for this?
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APNG2S1Hobbyist Artist
Thanks, yeah it will always have a smaller size than GIF when converting.
hopefully they will add support to it.

There's a huge difference between GIF and APNG, APNG has no colour limits and it has full transparency, you can fix the edges of your image if you make it into PNG sequence and then make them into APNG
and as you noticed it has better compression than GIF :D
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AnttiKoponen Digital Artist
Ok. Nice info. Thanks! :)
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AnttiKoponen Digital Artist
I'll look into that. New stuff for me.
Felixader's avatar
I would so play this game.
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DaOnlyDominicHobbyist Filmographer
Awesome!
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jjnaasProfessional Digital Artist
Great stuff! Have you shown this to danmalone.deviantart.com/ ?
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AnttiKoponen Digital Artist
Took me a while to realize that Dan Malone is the artist behind Chaos Engine. Now that I know, I'll sure go thank him for the inspiration.

Thanks for bringing this up! :)
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debureturnsProfessional Digital Artist
This is amazing! The little touches of detail, like the shine on the coins and the bubbling mud, look great! :nod:

I was an Amiga kid, too! The Chaos Engine was an overlooked classic, particularly the graphical style... those were some days.
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AnttiKoponen Digital Artist
Amiga was way head of everything else back in the olden days. So many classics. :D

Games like Chaos Engine still give important lessons to us artists. Especially now that pixel art is popular again. I guess good art never goes "old".
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debureturnsProfessional Digital Artist
You're right; truly worthy art doesn't age. We're still admiring the works of the Old Masters, even though some were painted hundreds of years ago! :nod:
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StarjetiPlaysHobbyist Filmographer
Yoo! This is some Sonic Battle stuff!
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