Free Photo BG for VN's and a Little... rant (Again)

Forum organization and occasional community-building.
Forum rules
Questions about Ren'Py should go in the Ren'Py Questions and Announcements forum.
Post Reply
Message
Author
User avatar
mugenjohncel
Hentai Poofter
Posts: 2114
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2006 11:13 pm
Organization: Studio Mugenjohncel
Location: Philippines
Contact:

Free Photo BG for VN's and a Little... rant (Again)

#1 Post by mugenjohncel » Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:43 am

- CONTENT NO LONGER RELEVANT -
Last edited by mugenjohncel on Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:52 am, edited 2 times in total.

User avatar
F.I.A
Miko-Class Veteran
Posts: 546
Joined: Wed Sep 21, 2005 10:49 pm
Projects: Winter Shard, EVE, Hyperion
Contact:

Re: Photo BG Reference and a Little Story (...Rant)

#2 Post by F.I.A » Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:19 am

Well, I have read of those bgs being based on real life places as well. This is indeed a great way to make backgrounds, unless your game is not of current timeline(:cough: Winter Shard :cough:).

From a nice house, a nice room, kitchen, bathtub. :lol:
「通りすがりのメーカだ。覚えとけ。」

----------
Winter shard
Image
WIP: Hyperion(Trace unknown), ?????(Progressing)

dreamer

Re: Photo BG Reference and a Little Story (...Rant)

#3 Post by dreamer » Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:56 am

also, when unable to transition into the next scene, why not do a shot of... an electrical post? :twisted:

User avatar
DaFool
Lemma-Class Veteran
Posts: 4171
Joined: Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:39 pm
Contact:

Re: Photo BG Reference and a Little Story (...Rant)

#4 Post by DaFool » Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:21 am

Awesome! Now many future visual novels will be based in our beautiful country 8)

I am glad you are in a good mood even after the towing.

I think it is Makoto Shinkai who can be credited with the lamp-post / trains and over-saturated light effects (such as seen in Kanon 2006). Before his debut, very few anime tried to do the super-realism thing.

It really is tempting to take the backgrounds you've got and make a Shinkai-esque opening out of them... well, after overlaying them with craploads of lens flares first :D


But if I could give a warning, though. This approach was how I planned Hardcastle and Cromwell, and what turned out not-so-good was that, being an adventure story, I found that it is being severely constrained by the places to visit and the things to do. Well, technically, yes, it is a "road-trip" story, but I also wanted to get out of that road trip mentality, and be slightly different from similar stories such as Narcissu.

So perhaps you could rearrange these photos and identify which could be grouped together to represent a particular area, then confine your story and characters into running around in that area. That way, you can be more efficient.

User avatar
PrettySammy09
Veteran
Posts: 313
Joined: Sat Oct 21, 2006 4:18 pm
Contact:

Re: Photo BG Reference and a Little Story (...Rant)

#5 Post by PrettySammy09 » Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:56 am

I did the same thing when I went to stay at my grandmother's retirement home. I swear to God, the place looked like a dorm building from the front. XD I have a lot of pictures for BG reference ! Thanks for sharing these!

absinthe
Regular
Posts: 194
Joined: Sat Dec 10, 2005 12:26 am
Contact:

Re: Photo BG Reference and a Little Story (...Rant)

#6 Post by absinthe » Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:30 pm

Wow, neat! Great resource, and it's so interesting to see pictures of someplace I've never been. Thank you!

(Only problem is, to do that tracing background thing, I'm pretty sure you have to be able to draw straight lines. I'm still working on that. Oh, and sorry about your car!)
My 2007 NaNo entry: Eidolon

User avatar
mugenjohncel
Hentai Poofter
Posts: 2114
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2006 11:13 pm
Organization: Studio Mugenjohncel
Location: Philippines
Contact:

Re: Photo BG Reference and a Little Story (...Rant) Again...

#7 Post by mugenjohncel » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:47 am

- CONTENT NO LONGER RELEVANT -
Last edited by mugenjohncel on Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:42 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
sake-bento
Eileen-Class Veteran
Posts: 1904
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2008 5:58 pm
Completed: http://sakevisual.com/games.html
Projects: Every Sunrise, Shinsei
Organization: sakevisual
Tumblr: sakevisual
Deviantart: sakevisual
itch: sakevisual
Contact:

Re: Free Photo BG for VN's and a Little... rant (Again)

#8 Post by sake-bento » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:18 am

Wow...this thread gives me an overwhelming sense of nostalgia. It's been awhile since I was last in the Philippines. I'll be taking some of these for reference. >.>

User avatar
Jake
Support Hero
Posts: 3826
Joined: Sat Jun 17, 2006 7:28 pm
Contact:

Re: Photo BG Reference and a Little Story (...Rant)

#9 Post by Jake » Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:33 am

DaFool wrote: I think it is Makoto Shinkai who can be credited with the lamp-post / trains and over-saturated light effects (such as seen in Kanon 2006). Before his debut, very few anime tried to do the super-realism thing.
(As it goes, while Shinkai is great and all, they did do the staring-at-electrical-equipment thing in anime such as Serial Experiments Lain or KareKano well before Voices of a Distant Star appeared and propelled him and his style to fame. Watching The Place Promised In Our Early Days again recently, I was struck at how similar to Lain the presentation was in some ways. Hell, it's been a while since I last watched it, but I'm fairly sure there's elements of it in Evangelion, even, and that's hardly a niche title.)
Server error: user 'Jake' not found

User avatar
Aleema
Lemma-Class Veteran
Posts: 2677
Joined: Fri May 23, 2008 2:11 pm
Organization: happyB
Tumblr: happybackwards
Contact:

Re: Free Photo BG for VN's and a Little... rant (Again)

#10 Post by Aleema » Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:24 am

I laughed pretty hard at the one where a car is coming straight for you. xD

User avatar
lepapillonrouge
Miko-Class Veteran
Posts: 693
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:43 am
Contact:

Re: Free Photo BG for VN's and a Little... rant (Again)

#11 Post by lepapillonrouge » Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:21 pm

You know, I feel like I've been to that mall before...
I was in the Philippines last December-January-ish, so it's pretty fresh in my mind.

I think I would just make a small KN for the sake of using the pictures >D; You could make an interesting story out of it.
deviantART
---------------------

User avatar
rioka
Royal Manga Tutor
Posts: 1255
Joined: Fri Jul 16, 2004 12:21 pm
Completed: Amgine Park, Garden Society: Kykuit, Metropolitan Blues (art)
Location: somewhere in NY
Contact:

Re: Free Photo BG for VN's and a Little... rant (Again)

#12 Post by rioka » Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:44 pm

Wow, nice! Any chance having them conveniently placed into one zip file...? ; )

User avatar
Aashtarsrain
Regular
Posts: 188
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:25 pm
Projects: Speed Dater Evolution, The Magistrate
Contact:

Re: Free Photo BG for VN's and a Little... rant (Again)

#13 Post by Aashtarsrain » Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:22 am

:shock: Thanks a lot Mugen, this is a fantastic collection ! :D

User avatar
Headache
Regular
Posts: 101
Joined: Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:29 am
Contact:

Re: Free Photo BG for VN's and a Little... rant (Again)

#14 Post by Headache » Sat May 15, 2010 10:22 am

Mugen's comments always crack me up. XD Thanks for the awesome pics, BTW!

User avatar
curry nochi rice
Miko-Class Veteran
Posts: 741
Joined: Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:12 am
Projects: Delicatessen, Whom to Notice, Start of Something, Love Sorcery
Organization: Circle Cosine
IRC Nick: Curry
Skype: after.curry.rice
itch: project-rothera
Contact:

Re: Free Photo BG for VN's and a Little... rant (Again)

#15 Post by curry nochi rice » Sat May 22, 2010 1:19 am

wow... good photos, pretty useful for a "manila" arc... in that[.i] spin-off of mine... I think I should post bg pics too....
Personal (R-13) | Now at IndieDB | Circle Cosine's itch.io
I wanna be done.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users