I've never heard of isolating the green channel of the normal map and using it as a paint layer. What effect does that create exactly?
WARNING They dont listen to their users as much as they like to say they do. Check their forums. Plenty of requests go unanswered. Their "To Do" list has been outdated. They lack staple features such as a Text Tool, Adjustment Layers, Channels, Layer Styling, Proper Cropping. Paintstorm cant even resize a photo correctly (It will always leave a border when resizes). You also run into square artifacts occasionally. There have also been several instances were paintstorm was detected as malware, once called out, the dev reuploads a clean version. This happened at least twice from forum reports and Virus Total. Aside from the very obvious lack of support and maintinence. The brush system is good. However a good brush engine will not replace the other basic features and functions paintstorm lacks. DO NOT expect support. This is definitely a homegrown app and it shows. If you want a versatile brush engine, clip studio or even krita is where its at.
Switchblade Monkeys has recently released it’s incredible PS4 multiplayer action game Secret Ponchos on PC. Here’s why you just need to have a look at it.
Switchblade Monkeys is a small independent company, that doesn’t even have a website. This studio was founded by Yousef Mapara – former art director at Radical Entertainment (Prototype and a whole bunch of licensed property games). When Yousef left the company he wanted to build an iOS product, but the market was so crowded and the competition was so strong, that he left his mobile project. Slowly, the company started to form and they have started to build Secret Ponchos.
The game is inspired by a lot of projects including Team Fortress, Street Fighter II and even League of Legends. It has an amazing visual quality to it. Plus the game has a wonderful gameplay with visceral fights, great characters, 8 maps and a great 3v3 competition.
If you are doing any game art, you should definitely check out the Secret Ponchos: Most Wanted Edition. It’s got the kind of detail and artistic look that you can expect from a very high budget game. It’s got iconic looks, very bright color palette and a wonderful setting. A perfect shootout simulator with a perfect graphical representation.