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Thread: CoSaS Release Pack 9 - Books & Scrolls

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    The Architect
    Registered: Dec 1998
    Location: Lyon

    CoSaS Release Pack 9 - Books & Scrolls

    I think this one needs no introduction.

    Download - Books & Scrolls!

    Other Packs: 178 Beds - Portcullises & Ladders - 18 Keys - Tinderbox & Flares - 103 Chairs - Chests, Boxes, and Luggage - Folded Clothes - Books and Scrolls - Light Gem & Health Shields - 80 Doors - Tiffany Lamps - Tables & Stands - Noble Skins & Drunk Voice - Lights of all Types - Desks, Cabinets, and Dressers - Drapes - Musical - Flowers - Bookcases - Loot - Pub Set - Bathroom Set - Gambling Set - Bow & Quiver - Dagger Motions



    We've got a crumpled up note that's actually a retextured basketball, a full wastepaperbasket that's actually not meant to be a readable (not pictured) but this seemed like a good place for it to go, paper trays for desks with various combinations of full and empty, a pinned up parchment, a stack of parchment, a solitary parchment, and a small parchment, a double scroll which is the lost city scroll retextured, open closed and empty scroll cases, different from the one we used in MX (there's no lock on it and no joint either), a set of the original scrolls retextured to have colored ribbons (which we didn't use), and NV's EP scrolls with ribbons added. Finally, a poster scroll with a new texture.

    There are other custom book sets out there, but ours is a bit more colorful and varied, resembling books more likely to be seen in someone's home rather than in an ancient dusty keeper vault. All of the book covers are from noteworthy sources, though some are a little questionable for Thief-world use. All of these textures were shrunk down to keep them from being overpoweringly detailed in context, maybe to a fault.

    This is how you usually saw the books in MX. The bookend objects are included in the pack, but no object combos like this, as they were almost always part of the desk object.



    Book art more suitable for poster scrolls. Note that because the rule was laid down that no readables in MX were to be over a page long, no page-turn graphics were created for our custom book art. Sorry.



    Book art for the double scroll... same as above.



    Sometimes a text is too long for on-screen display, but too short for book art. Thus, the smallparch book art was born. You may recognize it from the EP parchment, which is also included in this pack. Page turn graphics for this one would make no sense.

  2. #2
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2007
    Location: LosAngeles: Between Amusements
    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Nightfall View Post
    ... There are other custom book sets out there, but ours is a bit more colorful and varied, resembling books more likely to be seen in someone's home rather than in an ancient dusty keeper vault ...
    Where? I've been looking for custom Keeperesque books and not found any, let alone sets of them. The Guide to Custom Resources does not list any. I was just going to start down the long an painful road of making some when I read this.

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    Desperately dodgy geezer
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: The Wailing Keep
    There's a single Keeper scroll and matching bookart in What Lies Below, but it's probably in greyscale/low saturation. I think I have the full colour version if you'd like it Larry. Not much, but it's a start.

  4. #4
    The Architect
    Registered: Dec 1998
    Location: Lyon
    I meant PinkDot's books, which I would have a link to, if our downloads server wasn't dead.

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    Desperately dodgy geezer
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: The Wailing Keep
    Ah, of course. Larry, I can get you those if you need them. Although I don't recall that there is any book art in the set, just lots and lots of book and bookcase models. I used some of them in Off The Record.

  6. #6
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2007
    Location: LosAngeles: Between Amusements
    I'm not fussy. I'll take what I can get. It was just that the COSAS stuff was too modern, exactly as described, but too modern for a Keeper library.


    Edit:
    Here is what I have found:

    Clearing: an open old book possibly suitable for book art
    JasonOtto: 3 books entitled Garrett Volume 1, Garrett Volume 2, and Garrett Volume 3
    Nielson74: book sets (3, 5, and 10) in a couple of colors and a couple/three individual books
    Redface: 8 closed books and 8 open books/papers
    Schwaa: 6 books/book stacks (I think - I have not tried the bins to see)
    Vigil: 4 books
    Last edited by LarryG; 20th Jan 2009 at 11:23.

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    I have a favor to ask. I don't have access to a paint program that works well enough for me to alter skins on objects or meshes. Money is really tight, otherwise I would get PSP 7. Anyways, I was wondering if someone could alter the skin on the scrollcase in this set of scrolls for use in a Hammerite mission. I really like the design idea but feel that a red or white metal case with a hammer symbol on it would be appropriate.

    Edit: Dammit. Just re-read your description of the scrolls and I just realized that the scroll cases in the release are not jointed or lockable. Bummer, that kills that idea.
    Last edited by The Dark Jester; 16th Jun 2009 at 09:48. Reason: Learned how to read.

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