It's been a while since I submitted anything 100% original and 100% Paint.NET
, and I've harboured the desire to make a chess set for some time, but never found the patience, until now.
Anyone familiar with Paint.NET
can probably work out that the bulk of this piece owes a lot to the magic of the Shape 3D effect plugin. Since PDN
is not native 3D rendering software I based the design of each piece on one, or more, of the basic 3D shapes that can be rendered - then, using various methods, manipulated them to suit.
The trickiest, and last piece I created, was the Knight. Traditionally represented by a horses head, I decided to take a different approach and went with a 'Lance & Shield' design - and I think it turned out OK (although, not quite as solid as the other pieces.
After spending a week (on and off) making the pieces I kinda wimped out on the background - perhaps, in time, I'll update this and add something more interesting.
The download is full 1920 x 1080, suitable for widescreen and HDTV (which I am planning to purchase very soon!).