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Offline Rensuya

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[IC] GMK Terra
« on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 20:47:01 »





About

I am super excited to finally unveil the earth element GMK Terra. This keyset is my follow up to "GMK Mizu" and is the 2nd keyset of 4 in the element line. The order for the elements is water, earth, fire, air.

Design

Same as with Mizu I wanted these kits to be affordable but at the same time cover as many layouts as possible without compromising on important keys.
All of the colors are custom RALs to provide the best GMK match.
I welcome all feedback and suggestions and if you like this set you should consider filling out the Google form it really helps!

Google form to help us gauge interest

Kits
Base | Novelties | Spacebars | 40s/Ortho






The goods...

U80-A | Rama









Think65 | Oldcat





45-ATS | Abec13






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Special thanks

Renders: Abec13
Design feedback: Hisui, Upas, Sushiimi, abec13
Novelties, deskmat, box art all designed by: Hisui


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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 20:48:46 »
Nice!

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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 20:50:21 »
oh my god, i am in!!

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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 20:52:53 »
Ok well this is nice ^^ colour me interested
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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 20:53:35 »
Looks great, we're definitely in need in some good green-alpha sets!

Offline RaySasQuach

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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 20:55:04 »
Green is lowkey one of my favorite colors, so I just might be in on this if the timing is right.

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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 20:56:37 »
Another beautiful set! Count me in.

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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 21:05:21 »
Looks great lad! :thumb:

reminds me of taihao army green, on of my first sets.
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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 21:05:57 »
Beautiful set, I'm gonna wait for that GMK (Fire Nation Name) set. Gotta support my boy Zuko.

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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 21:19:22 »
Love the novelties!

Just a heads up, link to the google form might be broken. Not hyperlinked for me.

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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 21:34:30 »
was in for mizu, was in for pnc, in for this one as well ^-^

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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 21:37:47 »
Beautiful! Might need to get this one in addition to Mizu...

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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 21:39:37 »
Please don't be August

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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 22:04:14 »
Looks like Olivia.

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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 22:07:22 »
Filled out the form. In for base n bars when you make it. Will have to think of boards to go with each of your nation sets...

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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 22:15:53 »
Are the mods black or a really dark green? Can’t tell :-X

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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 22:32:39 »
Love the novelties!

Just a heads up, link to the google form might be broken. Not hyperlinked for me.

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Should be working now just refresh  :D
Are the mods black or a really dark green? Can’t tell :-X
They are very dark green. Look closely on the render of it on a black board ;)

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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 23:04:18 »
I am ready. Deskmat Please ;D


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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 23:17:06 »
Reminds me of dcs green tea.  I like it.

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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 23:56:00 »
Love the art as always! Do you have more deskmats in the works?

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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 03:29:24 »
Terrific Ren, congrats! Thoughtful and adventurous. In.

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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 04:06:42 »
wait, this isn't gmk green tea?

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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 10:14:18 »
Love the art as always! Do you have more deskmats in the works?
Yes, deskmats are in the works, hopefully I can show them soon!
Terrific Ren, congrats! Thoughtful and adventurous. In.
Ty for the support!

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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 10:22:26 »
Looks great, Ren!

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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 11:11:36 »
It would be nice to have novelties in the base kit and numpad out  ;)

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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 11:25:23 »
That green reminds me of matcha.

GMK Matcha!!   :p

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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 11:30:10 »
Love the colour palette.  Please add UK ISO into the base kit or as a separate kit and I will buy in.
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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 12:22:28 »
I know you are following a set theme with this set, but I personally would feel it'd benefit you more if you brought something "new" and "exciting" with each iteration.
You are a creative guy, and although Terra is nice, I personally feel that I would be more excited and look forward to each new element if it was something more than just a palette swap.
Similar to hisuis design, it feels like you have found a formula that you both like and stick to it, but this can quickly get repetitive (at least to me personally).

You are one of my favorite designers, hope we can see some innovation and breaths of fresh, creative air moving forwards. :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 12:29:46 »
Beautiful set, I'm gonna wait for that GMK (Fire Nation Name) set. Gotta support my boy Zuko.
Looking forward to fire myself as I love Iroh, probably my favorite character in the first show  ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 13:21:08 »
That badgermole is my whole life. <3

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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 13:41:50 »
I know you are following a set theme with this set, but I personally would feel it'd benefit you more if you brought something "new" and "exciting" with each iteration.
You are a creative guy, and although Terra is nice, I personally feel that I would be more excited and look forward to each new element if it was something more than just a palette swap.
Similar to hisuis design, it feels like you have found a formula that you both like and stick to it, but this can quickly get repetitive (at least to me personally).

You are one of my favorite designers, hope we can see some innovation and breaths of fresh, creative air moving forwards. :)

Aren't most GMK sets the same exact product with different colors + or - a few keys?

Like anyone that collects artisians of the same sculpt in a new color way, it's cool that they are the same with different colors, making it a set. That's the point.
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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 13:52:52 »
I know you are following a set theme with this set, but I personally would feel it'd benefit you more if you brought something "new" and "exciting" with each iteration.
You are a creative guy, and although Terra is nice, I personally feel that I would be more excited and look forward to each new element if it was something more than just a palette swap.
Similar to hisuis design, it feels like you have found a formula that you both like and stick to it, but this can quickly get repetitive (at least to me personally).

You are one of my favorite designers, hope we can see some innovation and breaths of fresh, creative air moving forwards. :)

Aren't most GMK sets the same exact product with different colors + or - a few keys?

Like anyone that collects artisians of the same sculpt in a new color way, it's cool that they are the same with different colors, making it a set. That's the point.

Hmm, I think you missed my point completely. :)

To put in to simple terms, you know how there are countless of dolch colorways, countless of hyperfuses? Just by looking at them, you can tell what it is. This is on another level, though. Looking at Rens and hisuis sets, I can tell it is theirs by the style - which on one hand is good, to have such a distinct and recognizible style. I however kind of feel like GMK as a whole is stagnating a bit, and I am getting bored.
I look to talented designers, like Ren for example, to wow me and present me something new and exciting, as I am losing interest looking at what we have circulating now.

Handarbeit is a bit of fresh air, unironically, I hope we see some norms being broken moving forwards.
Maybe it's not going to happen in this series of keysets, but all I can do is share my personal feedback, regardless if anyone agrees or not. :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 13:58:51 »
I know you are following a set theme with this set, but I personally would feel it'd benefit you more if you brought something "new" and "exciting" with each iteration.

Abec literally just commented something similar to what I was originally going to say on this subject, but the sets are different in terms of design. Terra is definitely a much darker set over all, but that works to the benefit of its theme, IMHO.

Similar to hisuis design, it feels like you have found a formula that you both like and stick to it, but this can quickly get repetitive (at least to me personally).

So how exactly does Hisui have a design 'formula' if Moon Dust is her first ever set that she's IC'd?

You are one of my favorite designers, hope we can see some innovation and breaths of fresh, creative air moving forwards. :)

Ren did design, IC, and successfully run (with the help of Upas) Peaches N' Cream before Terra was ever in IC, not sure what else to consider a different project like PnC other than "a breath of fresh air."
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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 14:01:05 »
I know you are following a set theme with this set, but I personally would feel it'd benefit you more if you brought something "new" and "exciting" with each iteration.
You are a creative guy, and although Terra is nice, I personally feel that I would be more excited and look forward to each new element if it was something more than just a palette swap.
Similar to hisuis design, it feels like you have found a formula that you both like and stick to it, but this can quickly get repetitive (at least to me personally).

You are one of my favorite designers, hope we can see some innovation and breaths of fresh, creative air moving forwards. :)

I don't even get what you mean. Mizu has three colors in the true base. Terra only has two. That right there immediately makes a huge difference. Also Terra has two accent colors and Mizu only had one. So this is obviously not just Mizu altered to green. If you're going to make claims this bold, at least add some specific criticisms and feedback.
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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 14:09:01 »
Sigh, you both miss the point completely. Maybe I am just bad at phrasing my thoughts, or maybe nobody agrees with me. Read my second reply, and if you don't get it by then, then I'm not sure how to convey it.

I am not saying Terra is a clone, I like Terra - just like I like Mizu and got that.
What I am saying is that I think keycaps in general feels a bit stagnated TO ME. I hope talented designers think of new ways to breathe some life into it.

Maybe there is no need for that, and it's fine as it is, I am just speaking from my perspective and what I feel. And no, I don't consider myself an amazing designer that will reshape the scene, before you even think of replying that.

My expectations might be too high, maybe it was the wrong thread to voice my opinion. In any case, good luck with the set - I'll be keeping an eye on it! :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 14:21:42 »
My expectations might be too high, maybe it was the wrong thread to voice my opinion. In any case, good luck with the set - I'll be keeping an eye on it! :)

Considering that this is someone's IC thread for a specific set and your argument of stagnation in keyset design seems to be relatively broad, I'd say that might be a pretty solid evaluation.
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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 14:25:18 »
Sigh, you both miss the point completely. Maybe I am just bad at phrasing my thoughts, or maybe nobody agrees with me. Read my second reply, and if you don't get it by then, then I'm not sure how to convey it.

I am not saying Terra is a clone, I like Terra - just like I like Mizu and got that.
What I am saying is that I think keycaps in general feels a bit stagnated TO ME. I hope talented designers think of new ways to breathe some life into it.

Maybe there is no need for that, and it's fine as it is, I am just speaking from my perspective and what I feel. And no, I don't consider myself an amazing designer that will reshape the scene, before you even think of replying that.

My expectations might be too high, maybe it was the wrong thread to voice my opinion. In any case, good luck with the set - I'll be keeping an eye on it! :)

Well Janglad and I did a ton of work to bring new life to keycap sets with the new mod legends and you didn't like that either. So I don't really know what will satisfy you lol
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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 14:31:02 »

I however kind of feel like GMK as a whole is stagnating a bit, and I am getting bored.
I look to talented designers, like Ren for example, to wow me and present me something new and exciting, as I am losing interest looking at what we have circulating now.


I don't consider myself an amazing designer that will reshape the scene




I would pay close attention to your own standards before going off like this. If you would like to continue discussion of designs being stagnant, maybe you should look at Nines being veryyyy close to Carbon Boneyard. Scitex? Already existed. Firefly, not catching my fancy either as the palette colors, still, do not invoke feelings of "fireflies." I guess every set should be muted and bland for you to be excited.

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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 14:38:37 »


For the record, I love it, already in on 2x Mizu.
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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 14:43:45 »

I however kind of feel like GMK as a whole is stagnating a bit, and I am getting bored.
I look to talented designers, like Ren for example, to wow me and present me something new and exciting, as I am losing interest looking at what we have circulating now.


I don't consider myself an amazing designer that will reshape the scene


I would pay close attention to your own standards before going off like this. If you would like to continue discussion of designs being stagnant, maybe you should look at Nines being veryyyy close to Carbon Boneyard. Scitex? Already existed. Firefly, not catching my fancy either as the palette colors, still, do not invoke feelings of "fireflies." I guess every set should be muted and bland for you to be excited.



I don't think Emir was "going off" on Terra.  I think he (or she) was making a broader comment about GMK sets on a whole, as of late.  From the short time that I've been on this forum, designs seem to give birth to new designs, that's just how things go.  As usual, if you don't like it, maybe voice your opinion in a constructive way, but don't go trashing people's sets.  If you don't like it, then don't buy it.

Edit:  Back on topic, it's a very cool set, I've always been a fan of the series.  Good work!

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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 14:52:13 »
Love it, Ren. Excited for the second iteration of this series. Following Mizu with Terra now and other nations later is something that is very fresh in this community.  :thumb:



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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 15:08:39 »
other nations

tbh I'm excited for Air

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« Reply #42 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 15:11:23 »
other nations

tbh I'm excited for Air

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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 17:37:45 »
Hoping air has more yellow and orange in it...

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« Reply #46 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 19:24:48 »
I just got stupid giddy with excitement. holy ****, this looks ****in sick

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« Reply #47 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 19:46:39 »
Rensuya with the heat yet again. Always coming in with the amazing sets. Looking forward to this one and hopefully will see your work with ither nations as well

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« Reply #48 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 21:05:13 »
Still looks new and exciting to me. Outstanding among the many recent generic sets.

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Re: [IC] GMK Terra
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 21:10:43 »
Wow... I really like this. Super in. Love the novelties and that green is just gorgeous.