Sneak Peek - "Style Modifiers" for ProffieOS6 Apr 18, 2021 19:31:20 GMT -5 grif and jakmar like this
Post by fett263 on Apr 18, 2021 19:31:20 GMT -5
Sneak Peek - "Style Modifiers" for ProffieOS6 - Invert, Compress, MirrorOut, MirrorIn and more...
I've got another sneak peek at an awesome new feature for ProffieOS6. I've been working on these with Fredrik to bring even more options to style design. The idea behind them is like the "tool kit" in a graphics program where you can take an initial image (in this case a blade style) and then do all kinds of modifications to it to create even more unique and custom effects.
This is only the "tip of the iceberg" on what's possible but here's a few of the new modifiers coming:
- Gradient Bump and SmoothStep
Think of these as a "Radial Gradient" or "Linear Gradient" tool in Photoshop. In OS 5 we were able to create faux gradients by layering multiple bumps or smoothsteps of varying sizes on top of each other, now we can achieve an even better gradient effect using the new functions in a single layer. Imagine the possibilities for clash, lockup, melt, lightning block and blast effects (wink, wink).
Take your full blade style and "Compress" it to create all kinds of unique effect.
This function allows you to choose a center point (which can be fully responsive) and have the blade effect mirror itself out from the center. In OS 5 we were able to do a similar effect with Mix or multiple Layers but the styles (particularly Fire or Gradients) were off-center as they actually ran from the ends. With the MirrorOut function the style effects are actually generated from the Center.
The inverse of MirrorOut, this function will mirror your effect from the tip or hilt to the center (which can be fully responsive).
And of course, we can Invert any style to have your tip and hilt trade places for styles, enabling a true Reverse Fire effect
And the absolute beauty of these new functions is you can combine multiple functions to further enhance and customize your styles.
The infinite possibilities for styles just got multiplied by your imagination ;-)
More to come...