Correct. Just to re-clarify this and how this was incorporated:
If so then yes, this will be incorporated into the lifebar backer frame design at a later phase once the other elements are finished.
This refers to this design element of the lifebar backer frame:[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Unlike the source game, our versions will be fully animated so it will be superior to the source game version.
This animation of the portrait/lifebar backer frame refers to this animation sequence:
The only down side being the color variants will be fixed because mugen does not allow for character variations per char port.spriteno.
Because Mugen Fight.DEF does not support parameters like triggers/variables, e.g "make frame purple when using UNIB chars" etc in the way character cns files do, this was the only possible method, but at the same time an upgrade since the original version frames in BBCT have no animation.
If you already incorporated the highlighted colors in the Portrait background with the link you sent me then its all good.
If you felt the colors wasn't needed then I will go with your decision and take the lifebars as is. I am fine with it either way.
Personally I have a neutral view on having/not having them.
The purpose of a commission is always to create the content as accurately close as possible to the clients requirements within the limitations of Mugen.
It is more so that the fight.def has no option to change variables per-character, and was not something we discussed in the initial planning phases.
However in saying this, that is not to say that there may not be another way to achieve it.
it may be possible to create an updated, more advanced/technical Portrait template where you could manually customize an additional frame element per portrait, per character within photoshop itself when the portrait is saved.
However, as this is slightly outside the scope of our original project plan we discussed and finalized at the planning stages, it would unfortunately have to be treated as an additional/new design/commission if that makes sense.
But either way, if this is something you would like to look into in the future among any other changes, we can definitely revisit it via a new commission if so required. Let me know your thoughts and hopefully that makes sense.