Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby MJF » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:10 am  

One can dream can't they? :)

Thanks for the feedback though... just FYI, I paid $5/each box... so $10/box isn't too much more, especially if it looked good. ;)
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby RandyButterfield » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:48 pm  

I was putting a couple Christmas gifts together last night and thought "I should promote the Poker Chips more often".

Awesome Gift idea if you have any friend or loved one who likes to play Poker!
(I bought the Dice from Chessex and the 100 Set Wood Box is all over the web at $15 - $20)

http://www.abcgiftsandawards.com/ornatepokerchips.htm

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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby RandyButterfield » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:34 pm  

It's way too early to start a new thread for this, but I thought I would use the Official Midnight thread as a place to post updates on a Deck I'm just getting started on - the Fabergé Deck. The Courts (and Back Design) will feature different Eggs inspired by Fabergé Eggs, most notably the Imperial Eggs. This is a screenshot of the first egg model in Lightwave 3d. I'll probably fine-tune it some more or add some more embellishments, but it's a good starting point and helped to nail down some of the 3d Modeling techniques I want to use throughout. It still needs surfaces to give it the shiny metallic and glossy enamel look associated with Fabergé.

I'll update here and my Facebook page a new image once a week to show the progress.

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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby DukeBoy » Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:29 pm  

Very Nice, I will keep an eye on this one.
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby RandyButterfield » Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:06 am  

Here's the 1st Egg on its own.

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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby RandyButterfield » Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:23 pm  

Here's a couple fun side-by-side comparisons showing the original 3d Renders and the final Photoshop composites. The Egg isn't a huge difference, but the ORNATE Joker's involved a lot of cleanup and added details!

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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby volantangel » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:46 pm  

Whoa what an egg !! looks incredible, but how are these gonna translated into cards?? as the front or the back?
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby RandyButterfield » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:47 am  

volantangel wrote:Whoa what an egg !! looks incredible, but how are these gonna translated into cards?? as the front or the back?


I have it all planned out in my head (and sketches). Hopefully they'll turn out as cool as I think they will. I will post finished cards once I get to the Designing stage.

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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby RandyButterfield » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:28 pm  

This week's Faberge Deck post - the Egg for the Queen of Spades!
Each court card will have 2 copies of their Egg (to make them symetrical), plus a few other design elements.

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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby MJF » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:56 pm  

Ohhhhhhhhh, I get what theme you're going for now... very nice... that's a lot of work though... ;)
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby RandyButterfield » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:21 am  

Here's the first finished Court Card for the Fabergé Deck - the Queen of Spades!

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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby Evan » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:10 pm  

Very... different. At first glance, I didn't really like it, but the more I look at it, the more I like it! Lots of detail and I really like the pips.
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby Russell » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:18 pm  

i like it.

the suits and ranks seem wide/big?
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby MagikFingerz » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:39 pm  

I also like it more and more as I keep looking at it.

Though the indices seem unnecessarily big, fans won't look good.
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby walrus » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:50 pm  

Size adjustments aside I think these look wicked awesome. Great idea with the Russian eggs. New direction from anything I have seen. I hope you go forth and multiply these decks.
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby RandyButterfield » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:42 am  

Thanks for the responses so far!

I figured the large corner items might cause a few criticisms. The other PIPS will have the rounded-corner, squatty look like the spade. I was going for a shiny enamel button feel, and like how they turned out. I went with the large Indices and PIPS in the corner to counteract the fact that the courts will not have the usual 4 PIPS found on most standard courts. When printed to scale they are actually smaller than the large PIPS on standard courts and number cards. I'll be going opposite with the number cards - large Indices and PIPS in the corners and small PIPS in the center. The smaller center PIPS won't have the diagonal 'etch' lines in the suit shapes. I think the line widths would be too small to print correctly with the smaller suits.

The Face Card fans may be less impressive with this look, but I'll make sure the Back Design will produce some badass fans!

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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby Modi » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:48 pm  

I Wasn't sure on these, but seeing the completed queen card I've got to say that I'm now definitely interested in this deck.
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby RandyButterfield » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:33 am  

Thanks Modi!

Here's a look at the PIPs for the Fabergé Deck.

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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby neongrey » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:31 pm  

See, these you could sell as pins, and they'd look really sharp. I think you've done a nice job of hitting that enamelled look, they're really nice.
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Re: Midnight Cards -- Officical Thread

Unread postby MagikFingerz » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:54 pm  

neongrey wrote:See, these you could sell as pins, and they'd look really sharp. I think you've done a nice job of hitting that enamelled look, they're really nice.

That's a great idea for an accessory!
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