UNCLE MUGEN'S BACKGROUND TUTORIAL [Exterior Scenes]

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UNCLE MUGEN'S BACKGROUND TUTORIAL [Exterior Scenes]

#1 Post by mugenjohncel » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:55 pm

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Finally! An updated tutorial on how to create beautiful background graphics for use in Visual Novels or OELVN using Sketchup and Photoshop! Perfect for people like me who are untalented in drawing backgrounds. I finally managed to streamline the process enough to create a tutorial so I can share my technique. With this, it is now one step closer to that quick, cheap and beautiful background graphics that are inaccessible for us mere mortals…

You can view the video tutorial here [ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVAfEFQRsFI ] I recommend to view it in fullscreen…

With this now all of our backgrounds will look the same… Lol!
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This tutorial is perfect for outdoor shots but not applicable for inside shots especially rooms with limited light. I’ll do a tutorial on that soon…

While I used SU Podium Renderer on this tutorial… it is expensive and can be replaced by any other renderer ( there are several freeware renderers available) as long as it has the option to render in clay mode (textureless). One good example is Kerkythea [ http://www.kerkythea.net/joomla ] and IDX Renditioner Free Edition [ http://www.imsidesign.com/Products/Rend ... fault.aspx ]

Sketchup is a 32 bit application (Seriously why?) so even if you have monster memory you’ll still hit the ceiling sooner or later so be careful and not to put too much load on the scene.
Thanks to Sake-Chan (Sake Bento) for lending her beautiful voice and little_misere for the Lucy sprite…

More to come soon...

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#2 Post by Stripe » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:14 pm

This is FABULOUS thank you so much..!! :'D

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#3 Post by LVUER » Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:53 pm

Thank you so much, Mugen! I will surely use this tutorial in to a good use. After I make some money by making something, I will worship you... jk. But I will credit you ^_^
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#4 Post by 15385bic » Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:01 am

NICE *_* - i'm gonna try that one day when i've got time to look at it properly. But seriously your backgrounds are great X)

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#5 Post by Chorvaqueen » Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:22 am

Who the fuck is speaking? It's too distracting D:
tanginathis ang hirap seryosohin must use ear bleach right after
holy crap it's 33 minutes long

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#6 Post by poppyrocks » Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:26 am

T-T U ARE A LIFE SAVERR! <3<3

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#7 Post by yummy » Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:28 am

Quite helpful! And quite funny (yeah~ Windows only!)
I wish all tutorials were as funny as yours.

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#8 Post by tuna_sushi » Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:10 pm

This is what I'm looking for!!!!!!! :o x_x
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#9 Post by JustAnotherMe » Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:46 pm

OhmyGod!!! Uncle Mugeeenn!!! THANX VERY MUCH!! <333
I never tried google sketch in my whole life, but it turn out not that hard, even for me ^_^
Aaaannnddd, I've tried yours and combine it with a tutorial on fast coloring, and it turn out great!!! And FAST!
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#10 Post by mugenjohncel » Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:43 pm

ONE MORE THING!

This is not covered in the tutorial but if you wanted to change the position of the sun manually [See Attachment]

First, turn on the Shadows by going to

VIEW TAB > SHADOWS and toggle the Shadow option (Enable)

Once the shadow is visible go to

WINDOW TAB > MODEL INFO > LOCATION

And adjust the solar orientation. This is especially very useful in case you wanted to adjust where the sun rises and sets instead of rotating your model or your camera manually.
JustAnotherMe wrote:I never tried google sketch in my whole life, but it turn out not that hard, even for me ^_^
Told you it was easy to use... though I'm still wondering why your game requires a huge amount of BG's... Lol!...
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must use ear bleach right after
Lol! Sorry about that :mrgreen: ... I'll go get a better microphone for my next tutorial (Interior Scenes and Forests)

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#11 Post by Chorvaqueen » Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:21 pm

i swear it's not the microphone.

It feels like i'm watching instructional porn...oh wait i've just lost the game.

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#12 Post by Mink » Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:21 pm

Maybe it's the way he tends to say 'yes' kind of like 'yeeessss'? Which is vaguely creepy but funny at the same time, at least to me.

On topic, I should try this at some point, because as of right now my way of doing backgrounds is find free ones that work and if I can't find one like I want, find a 'good enough' one and write my way around it. >x>
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#13 Post by LateWhiteRabbit » Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:47 pm

Mink wrote:Maybe it's the way he tends to say 'yes' kind of like 'yeeessss'? Which is vaguely creepy but funny at the same time, at least to me.
Vaguely creepy. Yes. Yeeesss. It is. It just seems evocative of the . . . type of Uncle that gets a little too excited about inviting you to sit on his lap . . . .

Anyway, good tutorial Mugen. I'm sure you've helped a lot of people. That was a very nice breakdown of all the steps needed to be taken and considerations made to do this sort of thing.

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#14 Post by yummy » Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:42 pm

His tutorial is made so that it's a parody of that kind of "creepy uncle". And I think that's why I find it funny and entertaining. I'd skip through tutorial videos just to find the section that is interesting, but in the case of Mugen's tutorial, somehow I totally watched it while laughing uncontrollably.
It's so exaggerated that you don't know why you're still watching yet continue because of the performance itself.

And there's also the fact that you actually learn something! Like all the steps to create shading in Photoshop using simple yet available tools.
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#15 Post by unknown5 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:41 am

sooo helpful! =)
(and my pc is so horribly outdated and underpowered ... welcome to World of Wireframes, heh.)
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