Category Archive: 7) Artwork and Design

Oct 02 2012

Glass Bezel and Light Gun Sensor

Here is the new and improved painted safety glass. It’s a thousand times better than the matteboard.. I am delighted with how it looks.  The monitor image seems to hover in the blackness of the glass.

 

 

Here you see how I mounted the Aimtrak LED Lightgun Sensor.

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The foam board bezel I was using just wasn’t doing it for me.  I could see it through the tinted safety glass and it looked homemade. To make a painted bezel, I masked off and painted on the back of the tinted glass.  The little notches are for the Aimtrak LEDs.

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Oct 02 2012

The Front End menu design….

Here is the MALA Frond End I designed.

 

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDxend_fRpo]

May 02 2012

Control Panel Overlay Applied

I applied the Control Panel Overlay and boy did it turn out nice. I am extremely satisfied with the product and service I received from Gameon Grafix. I have been using them for years and am always thrilled.

Apr 25 2012

And Here is the Final Artwork Mockup

This is the final mock-up.

Apr 24 2012

Marquee Artwork

This is the image I found online that served as my initial Marquee inspiration:

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This was the final product:

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Apr 19 2012

Control Panel Art

Styles change over time.  I was originally toying with a space theme (attached first below).

Eventually I decided I wanted a design that screamed “RETRO” a little more.  I also felt my space theme lacked any particular style.  I really wanted to use this project to develop my Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator skills a bit so I did a reset.  Using my Facebook friends and family as critics, I solicited feedback on the various mock-ups. Here is the progression…

Apr 02 2012

Simulating Arcade Monitor Scan lines on a Modern Day LCD Screen

There are several good overlays included with MAME in the [Artwork] folder.  Just add the command line switch to your front end config.
mame <game> –effect aperture1x2rb  (for low res displays)
mame <game> -effect aperture2x4rb  (for high res displays)
I am using RGB_KB.PNG, attached with a few others I found.  Just detach these into your /mame/artwork folder and add -effect rgb_kb.png to the MAME command line.
I don’t know who to credit for these, I found them a few years ago and Google isn’t much help.
I am using scanline effects in MAME to simulate the old CRT look of 1980’s Arcade Machines.  There are several good overlays included with MAME in the [Artwork] folder.  Just add the command line switch to your front end config.
mame <game> –effect aperture1x2rb  (for low res displays)
mame <game> -effect aperture2x4rb  (for high res displays)
I am using RGB_KB.PNG, (attached with a few others I found.)  Just detach these into your /mame/artwork folder and add -effect rgb_kb.png to the MAME command line.  I don’t know who to credit for these, I found them a few years ago and Google isn’t much help. Contact me if you know and I will add proper attribution.

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