Le 12/07/2019 à 16:45, Ron a écrit :
> Hi folks,
> I am try to make a themed POV-RAY chess set with the board.
> Each time I sit down to work on it a feel very overwhelmed and dont know where
> to start/continue from.
> I have read many posts about good tutorials and resources but they all seem to
> point me to different directions.
> I was thinking of just creating a Game Of Thrones themed chess board or perhaps
> something similar.
> What would you recommend as the next step for me? Is there a must read/practice
> Are there any easier themes people could recommend that still look easy on the
> Thanks so much for reading this and hopefully someone can give some guidance!
Before jumping in an IP-themed chess set, did you look at classical
chess sets ?
Staunton & Regence are probably the most common of them.
I do not know GoT, but for IP-theme I would ask if the white side and
the black side are to be identical or totally different.
Considering LotR, white (nice guy ? hey, they move first, not really
nice of them) could be based on the communauty, and the black side on
the Sauron & other (knight as nazgul ?)
Same for a star wars chess set (choose your trilogy, or all of them),
Leia & Yoda vs Vador & emperor...
Now, go back to previous link and compare the ratio of height with the
diameter of the base (for each of the 6 pieces), that would be the kind
of ratio you should achieve for your designed set in order to be "lovely".
It's a shame to need 6 different pieces, as an abstract set could be
done with the 5 platonic solid.
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