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BGMC 23: The Hole: Matte Paintings by pickledtezcat BGMC 23: The Hole: Matte Paintings :iconpickledtezcat:pickledtezcat 1 0 BGMC23: The End by pickledtezcat BGMC23: The End :iconpickledtezcat:pickledtezcat 2 0 Vinland 1936: Heavy Artillery by pickledtezcat Vinland 1936: Heavy Artillery :iconpickledtezcat:pickledtezcat 4 12 Vinland 1936: Infantry Animation Test by pickledtezcat Vinland 1936: Infantry Animation Test :iconpickledtezcat:pickledtezcat 2 5 Vinland 1936: Test Vehicles. by pickledtezcat Vinland 1936: Test Vehicles. :iconpickledtezcat:pickledtezcat 1 2 Vehicle Builder Prototype V5 by pickledtezcat Vehicle Builder Prototype V5 :iconpickledtezcat:pickledtezcat 0 0 Doctor Freidrickson by pickledtezcat Doctor Freidrickson :iconpickledtezcat:pickledtezcat 3 3 Lady Grenadier Combat Animations by pickledtezcat Lady Grenadier Combat Animations :iconpickledtezcat:pickledtezcat 3 0 Penny Laine The Lady Grenadier GIF by pickledtezcat Penny Laine The Lady Grenadier GIF :iconpickledtezcat:pickledtezcat 1 0 Penny Laine The Lady Grenadier by pickledtezcat Penny Laine The Lady Grenadier :iconpickledtezcat:pickledtezcat 1 3 My Feathered Familiar (finished game) by pickledtezcat My Feathered Familiar (finished game) :iconpickledtezcat:pickledtezcat 1 4 theRaven Animation by pickledtezcat theRaven Animation :iconpickledtezcat:pickledtezcat 6 2 theRaven by pickledtezcat theRaven :iconpickledtezcat:pickledtezcat 12 5 Vinland 1936 Summer Tiles by pickledtezcat Vinland 1936 Summer Tiles :iconpickledtezcat:pickledtezcat 0 0 BGMC 19 Colonial Weapons LowPoly by pickledtezcat BGMC 19 Colonial Weapons LowPoly :iconpickledtezcat:pickledtezcat 4 0 BGMC 19 Colonial Weapons Set by pickledtezcat BGMC 19 Colonial Weapons Set :iconpickledtezcat:pickledtezcat 2 0


The Kobe Dragons: BattleMechs by DrOfDemonology The Kobe Dragons: BattleMechs :icondrofdemonology:DrOfDemonology 15 8 Messerschmitt Me-109 L2 Nightmare Moon by SPIDIvonMARDER Messerschmitt Me-109 L2 Nightmare Moon :iconspidivonmarder:SPIDIvonMARDER 4 0 Candle by SeltSoma Candle :iconseltsoma:SeltSoma 7 4 Fleuri Area - Sireans Lake by playabledreams Fleuri Area - Sireans Lake :iconplayabledreams:playabledreams 44 27 Hovercar by MikeDoscher Hovercar :iconmikedoscher:MikeDoscher 212 11 Crusade of Dust by MikeDoscher Crusade of Dust :iconmikedoscher:MikeDoscher 154 25 Desperate Maneuvers by MikeDoscher Desperate Maneuvers :iconmikedoscher:MikeDoscher 353 21 Shop Bg1 by fool Shop Bg1 :iconfool:fool 305 21 Armored Walker by MikeDoscher Armored Walker :iconmikedoscher:MikeDoscher 279 29 Mandibles - Bernicia by Poharex Mandibles - Bernicia :iconpoharex:Poharex 6 1 Mandibles - Saurophthirus by Poharex Mandibles - Saurophthirus :iconpoharex:Poharex 9 1 Running Hot by MechaMerc Running Hot :iconmechamerc:MechaMerc 32 3 Unnamed project screen #15 by Trick17 Unnamed project screen #15 :icontrick17:Trick17 64 4 ship repair by mMark ship repair :iconmmark:mMark 544 38 Apparent Catastrophe Cover by CeruleanRaven Apparent Catastrophe Cover :iconceruleanraven:CeruleanRaven 51 8 Race the Night by MikeDoscher Race the Night :iconmikedoscher:MikeDoscher 233 14


BGMC 23: The Hole: Matte Paintings
Here's an animations showing the process I used for the staring and ending scenes in my recent entry to the Blender game making contest.
I'm thinking of making a new game as a collaboration with other artists.
BGMC23: The End
This is the final scene from my game "The Hole" for Blender game making contest 23.
It uses a pixel filter developed by SolarLune. It will adjust itself to your monitor to give lovely pixel art style graphics at any resolution.

You can see a preview of the game here:…
And download it here:…
Though you need Blender 2.77 to play it.

I'm particularly happy with this scene as it is composited together from several found photo images. What's more it has several layers which are animated in the game to show the return to normality of St.James Hospital through selective alpha channel animation. You can see the animation here:…
Vinland 1936: Heavy Artillery
Some heavy artillery for the current project.
Made in Blender for the Blender Game Engine. Sprites and geometry.
Vinland 1936: Infantry Animation Test
Here's some of the infantry from my game walking around.
Squads will later be a mix of different types of infantry, submachineguns, heavy weapons, officers etc... but right now they are all the same one for testing.

It's funny, this takes me back to when I used to make mods for Civilization 3. Back then I used to cut and paste the individual frames together manually.
It took hours!!!
These days I know how to code in python, so I wrote a PIL script which puts everything together in seconds, and then another script in blender to cut up the frames and prepare them for animation.
It takes just seconds to get it ready for going in the game. If I don't like how an animation looks I can fix it, re-render and run the scripts right away.

These days being able to code is essential for a game artist I think.

Each frame is 64x64 pixels. There are 4 directions, with 3 of them mirrored to give 7 directions. Just 4 frames direction. Total for 16 different animations: 1024x1024 pixels
Made in Blender for a game in the Blender game engine.

You can read more on my development blog:
Vinland 1936: Test Vehicles.
Vinland 1936 is a real time tactics game where you control tanks and infantry similar to the old game blitzkrieg.
The twist? You can build and customize the tanks from blueprints using a system modeled on real world tank engineering.

You can see a development blog here:………

Right now I'm busy programming the game, hopefully soon there will be a playable demo where you can try out building tanks and taking them for a test drive.
Hi, I've been putting all my finished games on GameJolt.
It's a fun place to put your games with some great support for showing high score and trophies and the like.
Unfortunately BBT was made with blender 2.49b which used an older version of python, so I can't set up the high scores table for that, but hopefully in the future I'll have another Battletech themed game which will have high scores and all that stuff.

Here's the link:…


John Topple
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
South Korea
I'm an English teacher in South Korea. I'm using Blender Game engine to make video games in my spare time.

Current Residence: South Korea (UK)
Favourite style of art: 3d cgi


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DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Professional Writer
Thanks for the fave :)
AbdouBouam Featured By Owner Edited Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday :)
pickledtezcat Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poharex Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, thanks for watching!
pickledtezcat Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Vernax Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
I`ve been playing Blender Battletech. I`m having a blast!
There will be more updates?

Great work!!
pickledtezcat Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, eventually there will be a completely rebuilt game:…
But I'm only one man! :) I spent a lot of time on it last year, so I'm a bit burned out on that project. I'll come back to it some time though.
Vernax Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016

I`ll be trying your others games in the meantime :D :)

Good luck!
emaciate Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional Filmographer
great work!
pickledtezcat Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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