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Re: Thinking of making a "classic" KI 3 cabinet. Also KI1/2 bartop thoughts?
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2015, 09:20:12 AM »

I'm not a fan of the Viewlix cabinet - which is why I started this project to begin with!

Where'd those other pics come from though? Someone already did my project it seems!
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Re: Thinking of making a "classic" KI 3 cabinet. Also KI1/2 bartop thoughts?
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2015, 10:17:28 AM »

Well cool, wish I had the room  :)
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Re: Thinking of making a "classic" KI 3 cabinet. Also KI1/2 bartop thoughts?
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2015, 01:12:46 PM »

I'm not a fan of the Viewlix cabinet - which is why I started this project to begin with!

Where'd those other pics come from though? Someone already did my project it seems!

the photos are of the Galloping Ghost Arcade, Brookfield, IL, USA, look other cabinet models of midway

http://www.gallopingghostarcade.com/


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Re: Thinking of making a "classic" KI 3 cabinet. Also KI1/2 bartop thoughts?
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2015, 01:17:48 PM »

Yep!! I was just writing this as you posted!  Thanks!

As MK3 said it its the good old Galloping Ghost arcade with the KI 3 cabinet.  Pretty cool!  Key differences with my build with be;

1. Cabinet art - Mine will resemble the aesthetic of the original cabinet a little more.  Also, I won't be putting all the characters on the control panel since they're not all out yet and I want to be more creative with that aspect.  There will probably be some UI and menu assests incorporated there.

2. The screen - CRT all the way.  Galloping Ghost did a great job but that widescreen LCD creates a lot of deadspace visually.  Getting the Xbone to run on a CRT will be tricky but I but KI 3 will look really good on it. 

Next - on to the control panel!
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Re: Thinking of making a "classic" KI 3 cabinet. Also KI1/2 bartop thoughts?
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2015, 04:45:25 PM »

Did you find my topic about the character renders ? i guess it could help with the cabinet artworks:
http://killerinstinctonline.net/index.php/topic,1524.0.html

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Re: Thinking of making a "classic" KI 3 cabinet. Also KI1/2 bartop thoughts?
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2015, 02:44:27 PM »

Did you find my topic about the character renders ? i guess it could help with the cabinet artworks:
http://killerinstinctonline.net/index.php/topic,1524.0.html

Thanks for that.  Where'd you nab those?  Those scans are cool but they're a little too standardized.  I'd like to get a really interesting "mural" type shot, something more artsy and interpretive like this: http://www.ultra-combo.com/images/photos/ki_image_medium.jpg

Too bad it's not high res :/
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Re: Thinking of making a "classic" KI 3 cabinet. Also KI1/2 bartop thoughts?
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2015, 01:55:42 PM »

Did you find my topic about the character renders ? i guess it could help with the cabinet artworks:
http://killerinstinctonline.net/index.php/topic,1524.0.html

Thanks for that.  Where'd you nab those?  Those scans are cool but they're a little too standardized.  I'd like to get a really interesting "mural" type shot, something more artsy and interpretive like this: http://www.ultra-combo.com/images/photos/ki_image_medium.jpg

Too bad it's not high res :/

Each time a character is released, there is an artwork like that, which they use on the xbox live store website as a background on the buying page.
I searched for them quite some time.

And yes the mural is super cool !

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I scored a MK cabinet over the weekend so now I have a perfect template to make my KI cabinet!



In the meantime I worked up most of the graphics. Here's a marquee that I'm satisfied with so far



Control panel needs some love though.  Not super thrilled about this but it will work if I can't find something better



I thought it would be super fun to get some "official" flyers printed out for the cabinet in a similar style to the original promo materials.



Rear flyer:


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Would these photos help, as a blueprint or canvas of sorts?
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damn man, thats amazing. Good find on the MK cab.
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damn man, thats amazing. Good find on the MK cab.

Thanks man!  The MK cab is pretty knackered up unfortunately.  I'd keep it if it didn't need so much restoration work... or if I had the space to store it until I could work on it.

Would these photos help, as a blueprint or canvas of sorts?
Those are Viewlix style, which I'm trying to avoid.  But I like the fire background idea - based on Season 1, right?

Here's a couple other control panel drafts.  With Sabrewulf on the sides I really like the sketch drawing of his transformation but I seem to be alone in liking that one.  It would probably be best to have some kind of 'Ultratech' look to the control panel.





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« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2015, 03:50:10 PM »

As a youngster (KI Arcade was released, the year I was born!), I haven't a clue what that layout is called. Even though it showed up on KI2 machines plenty of years ago, I still can't find its name.

About the Ultratech influence, perhaps you could place the logo in the middle of the panel, or Aria's silhouette? Even Ultratech's motto or sales pitch (Stated during Riptor's reveal trailer), could be used.

Edit: along with Aria's silhouette, would placing her's between Riptor's, Fulgore's, Spinal's, Sadira's,and Cinder's work? It's just an idea I had of a "Team Ultratech" control panel art. 
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I just worked this up.  It's much closer to what I initially envisioned.

« Last Edit: March 24, 2015, 05:14:23 PM by scoodidabop »
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I like that last one except Im not a fan of the red stands out too much, I would do a blue into a grey fade or some shit, I think it would match the sides better IMO.
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I like that last one except Im not a fan of the red stands out too much, I would do a blue into a grey fade or some shit, I think it would match the sides better IMO.

Agreed. My son astutely noticed that the menus in KI 3 are more purple than my design and a little more fluid in terms of blended textures.  At least now I feel like I'm on the right track! I'm going to play around with this hexagonal design and refine it to resemble the Ultratech feel and menus in the Xbox KI.  Thanks man!
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