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Community => Recreation Commons => Topic started by: Buster's Uncle on February 24, 2014, 10:35:05 PM

Title: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 24, 2014, 10:35:05 PM
Just a little fun taking requests project to a) provide you with custom smilies you may be able to talk me into installing and b) give me (and Jarlwulf and any other artists who like) some quick art projects to play with.

Any requests?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: gwillybj on February 25, 2014, 01:42:18 PM
I miss the red-hat smilies over at 'poly. They could be run December 21 - March 21 as Winter smilies.
I don't have any bright ideas for new emotes.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on February 25, 2014, 05:59:35 PM
There ain't a :nod: smilie on the forum yet, isn't it?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 25, 2014, 06:07:11 PM
I miss the red-hat smilies over at 'poly. They could be run December 21 - March 21 as Winter smilies.
I don't have any bright ideas for new emotes.

My only reservation about doing that at least in December would be that we got at least one serious Jew and any number of atheists among the membership.  We could probably do something with individual smilie sets, so nobody has to look at Christmas hats for a month if they care - but I'd need sisko's help, because the smilie interface is confusing when it comes to sets and installation...

There ain't a :nod: smilie on the forum yet, isn't it?
We do not in the ones I'm set to see.  Wouldn't be a big job to animate.  I'll try to get on that later today.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: JarlWolf on February 26, 2014, 03:13:29 AM


My only reservation about doing that at least in December would be that we got at least one serious Jew and any number of atheists among the membership.  We could probably do something with individual smilie sets, so nobody has to look at Christmas hats for a month if they care - but I'd need sisko's help, because the smilie interface is confusing when it comes to sets and installation...


As a resident atheist, I would not be offended with such smily's or religious symbolism. We could always put a smily with Star of David on it or the 12 Candles for Jewish celebration, and a Crescent for Ramadan celebration or something similar.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 26, 2014, 03:19:37 AM
I agree.  Our SMF forum software gives users the option of choosing which of several sets we have installed displays for them - I (and you, too, Jarl - I could teach you how) could make custom sets and install them for holiday options.  We've certainly got plenty of lead time.  I imagine getting the line-up that goes over the reply box ought to suffice; the zoo in the popup would be a bit much.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 26, 2014, 03:25:25 AM
Also:  ;nod

Geo, you suggested a classic I wish I'd thought to do long ago, so I went ahead and installed it.  It didn't take but about 15 minutes to make.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: JarlWolf on February 26, 2014, 07:21:11 AM
I agree.  Our SMF forum software gives users the option of choosing which of several sets we have installed displays for them - I (and you, too, Jarl - I could teach you how) could make custom sets and install them for holiday options.  We've certainly got plenty of lead time.  I imagine getting the line-up that goes over the reply box ought to suffice; the zoo in the popup would be a bit much.

Perhaps; I already make forum decors and avatars and such, so it wouldn't be too much a stretch.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on February 26, 2014, 11:31:45 AM
Also:  ;nod

 ;b;

How about redrawing the ;cute smilie to fit better with the other basic smilies qua size and such.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 26, 2014, 03:19:12 PM
No sweat.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 26, 2014, 07:47:24 PM
How about redrawing the ;cute smilie to fit better with the other basic smilies qua size and such.
Done.  This one took a bit longer, but I do like it better this way.  I attach both versions for comparison.  (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=9251) (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=9252)  -Now that's even cute enough for Kilkakon; and it's wearing no pants, too.

To be clear, everyone, Geo's getting a lot of cooperation because he's asking for fairly universal smilies and/or improvements of same; the kind of thing I figure many will like requires no persuasion.  Good for our community is good.  Now, I'm also inclined to grant any request within reason and forum decorum just because the member wants it enough to use up a free pass to get it.

I love you guys, AC2 needs you, and I'm motivated to work at keeping you happy.  Also - I just like doing small art jobs.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 27, 2014, 03:43:13 AM
Is even bigger pupils overkill, or should I install this revision?

(http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=9252) (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=9253)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: JarlWolf on February 27, 2014, 06:33:21 AM
I like former better. Other looks like it was stuck in a dark hole for 19 weeks and is adjusting eyes.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on February 27, 2014, 11:39:38 AM
Yeah, the first revision was better.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 28, 2014, 06:03:13 PM
And where's my attaboy for the first revision?   :P  You like?


Jarl, make us a Russian Bear whomping all challengers and being the hero of the world.  :D
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on February 28, 2014, 06:17:01 PM
;cute.
Okay, it's still the good one running the show. :)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 28, 2014, 06:20:03 PM
That was definitely a compliment, but -what-?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 01, 2014, 09:06:53 AM
Just testing which ";cute" smilie was running the show, that's all.

In other news, and in light of that 30m telescope article of yours, how about a smilie where ;zak; acts like an excited smilie?
Perhaps an idea would be to link every SMACX leader smilie to an animated 'emotion' like  :danc: does atm.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: JarlWolf on March 01, 2014, 07:10:48 PM
But I'd like to state, not the same animation as  :danc:

Because if Miriam did something like that I'd be scared.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 01, 2014, 07:25:10 PM
But I'd like to state, not the same animation as  :danc:

Because if Miriam did something like that I'd be scared.

An old veteran like you? Com'on! ;lol

Of course different emoticons fir each leader, that's the whole purpose.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 01, 2014, 07:31:05 PM
Dancing Lal is just the banana smilie white and w/Lal's head.  I'm not inclined to go to all the work to come up with and animate seven different dances, and I can only think of one other dancing smilie to adapt that isn't based on the same banana dance...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 01, 2014, 07:33:48 PM
It needn't be dancing smilies! For instance, Miri could be incorporated as a ;worship smilie!
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 01, 2014, 07:34:39 PM
Okay.  Keep the ideas coming.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: JarlWolf on March 01, 2014, 08:51:52 PM
An old veteran like you? Com'on! ;lol

Of course different emoticons fir each leader, that's the whole purpose.

There is some things that should not be witnessed by mortal men, Geo   :-\

Suggestions:

Rose can be typing/looking at a computer screen.

Domai can be swinging a sledge hammer.

Cha Dawn can be meditating.

Miriam can be praying as suggested.

Diedre can be sort of prancing through a fungal field/prancing

Santiago can be cleaning/loading a gun, or firing one.

Zhakarov can be looking at a glass tubule/chemical tube, examining it or spurting equations.

Yang can be marching or doing some kung fu or something similar.

Morgan can be swimming in money or on a pile of money doing a snow angel/money angel, or throwing cash up into the air.

Svensgard can be on a pirateship standing at the foremast or be looking through a telescope.

Aki Zeta could be rotating a cyborg arm or something, or be doing "The Robot" dance.

Marr can be brandishing some sort of energy sword and swing it a few times, or menacingly rub his hands together like an evil dictator.

H'mnee can be holding a shield in one (hand?) and a fungal looking flower in the other, or a fungus tower.

And if were going to go as far as custom factions, Vazheli could be waving a Crimson flag around, Sepsu using a whip.  ;lol
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 06, 2014, 08:52:45 PM
Mostly a note to self: Geo has asked elsewhere for a lip-licking relish smilie, and an Eeek.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Valka on March 06, 2014, 09:50:48 PM
Does it have to be a big "eek"?


Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 06, 2014, 10:14:07 PM
Wel, it'd be nice to have the basic smilies on the same scale. :-\

On the Smac(x) smilies, how about Morgan as a sort of :profit: smilie, but instead of dollar signs the energy symbols of Smacx appearing and disappearing around him?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 06, 2014, 10:16:19 PM
I think I'll try to knock out the lip-licking next.  Will ;relish do for a code?

I'll use what Valka posted as basis for the ;eek after that.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 06, 2014, 10:17:26 PM
Sure. Thank you for taking the reques. :)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 06, 2014, 11:31:46 PM
Done.  ;relish

Not a very tough basic thing to animate, but over an hour went into it with the tweaking.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 07, 2014, 12:16:09 AM
;eek

That was fairly easy.

...

It's a good idea to suggest code and hovertext when you make a request - you never know WHAT I'll come up with.  >:)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 07, 2014, 11:28:16 AM
Done.  ;relish

Not a very tough basic thing to animate, but over an hour went into it with the tweaking.

Shouldn't the tongue be bigger? It comes almost over like a reptile tongue...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 07, 2014, 02:29:36 PM
No refunds.


I'll see what I can do.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 07, 2014, 04:17:43 PM
The eye expansion is a nice touch though. ;b;
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 07, 2014, 05:24:35 PM
Yesterday's and today's versions for comparison.  The membership's call.

(http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=9277;image) (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=9278;image)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Valka on March 07, 2014, 05:35:58 PM
Somewhere in between those - in the new version it almost looks like the smiley is licking its eyes, which is disgusting.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 07, 2014, 05:37:54 PM
That's what I was afraid of when I didn't make the tongue bigger yesterday.

I'll do an iteration that keeps the width but not the length, then.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 07, 2014, 05:49:44 PM
That didn't take long - and I always try to minimize file size, so there's that.

(http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=9277) (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=9278) (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=9279)

I could also try a version where the tongue extends down a pixel over the lip line if anyone really wants; the size of the second version tongue with less nose-licking action...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 07, 2014, 06:07:07 PM
Number 3 in that last one is a winner IMO.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 07, 2014, 09:59:14 PM
Anyone else?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Valka on March 07, 2014, 10:22:57 PM
The last one is good.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 08, 2014, 03:53:09 AM
Hey Geo - you were around 'poly forever, so maybe you'll enjoy this.  Aeson has taken over ownership, y'know, and Ming's back in charge of the staff now.  Today, I had an inspiration, and offered Aeson the attached, with the suggestion of "Who's the B*stard NOW?" for hovertext.  [snickers]
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 08, 2014, 04:49:09 AM
Valka, I noticed several smilies in the pop-up form that needed more work.  See if the two attached don't look better in a dark theme.  More to come.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 08, 2014, 05:01:22 AM
Another try with that dang bike...

Ah.  Much better.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 08, 2014, 05:44:10 AM
And these:
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Valka on March 08, 2014, 06:19:20 AM
"Wave," "chess," "clap," and "dunno" work fine. The bike still needs work, though.

I'm curious as to what you think of the spud on a scooter I've got in my sig. That was created on smileygenerator.us several years ago. That site has many thousands of various smileys, and I know of another that has similar ones, but in a different style. That site's mostly in Russian, but the smileys are quite good.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 08, 2014, 06:28:56 AM
I dunno.  The bike is sisko's.  Yours is okay, but not close at all to the house style.

Maybe after I've worked through all the faint halo, I'll take another run at the bike.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 08, 2014, 08:16:17 AM
Hey Geo - you were around 'poly forever, so maybe you'll enjoy this.  Aeson has taken over ownership, y'know, and Ming's back in charge of the staff now.  Today, I had an inspiration, and offered Aeson the attached, with the suggestion of "Who's the B*stard NOW?" for hovertext.  [snickers]

Never had Ming's wrath descend on me, so I don't 'officially' know what you're talking about. ;cute
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 08, 2014, 05:36:17 PM
(http://spacegirl.travischarestgallery.com/9889/25.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 08, 2014, 06:03:17 PM
48 frame smiles are a pain.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 08, 2014, 06:35:07 PM
All much improved, I think.  Now to take another run at that messy bike...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 08, 2014, 07:59:04 PM
Here.  That thing was profoundly messed up - looks like a bad optimization.  This oughta work.

I do not understand why people make such sloppy smilies.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 08, 2014, 08:02:14 PM
-Also, for your amusement, a Mormon smilie I made long ago, based on same, I think.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Valka on March 08, 2014, 11:44:13 PM
I dunno.  The bike is sisko's.  Yours is okay, but not close at all to the house style.

Maybe after I've worked through all the faint halo, I'll take another run at the bike.
I was just curious as to whether you like it as itself. It started out as a basic potato-shaped smiley, and over time some of us on that forum started anthropomorphizing it. Waaay back, Spud on a scooter was my avatar at CivFanatics.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 09, 2014, 01:50:43 AM
It's nicely rendered.  It might work better if the scooter was brighter color, to set off the spud in its dull 'tateriness.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Valka on March 09, 2014, 02:13:37 AM
Spud may have a dull color, but he's not a dull-minded character. Sure, he enjoys being a couch potato at times, but he's got his adventurous side.  :D
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 09, 2014, 02:16:14 AM
The original party root?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Valka on March 09, 2014, 03:22:36 AM
Actually, I was thinking of the time he crashed the Dragonloft forum's Christmas party a few years ago. I'd thought of adding Spud to the list of characters I write in this co-operative forum RPG, but he didn't mesh in very well with the other webcomic characters.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: JarlWolf on March 09, 2014, 05:25:21 AM
Actually, I was thinking of the time he crashed the Dragonloft forum's Christmas party a few years ago. I'd thought of adding Spud to the list of characters I write in this co-operative forum RPG, but he didn't mesh in very well with the other webcomic characters.

What were the other webcomic characters?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Valka on March 09, 2014, 05:42:29 AM
The Fuzzy Knights - Mossfoot, Violet, Ben, and Target.

It's a webcomic done by a friend of mine, Noah Chinn, who currently lives in British Columbia in Canada. He based it on the Knights of the Dinner Table comic book/game magazine, about a group of people who sit around a dinner table and play Dungeons & Dragons-type games.

Fuzzy Knights started out in a similar way, except the characters are stuffed animals who sit on a dinner table and play D&D-type games (as well as get into other adventures with other stuffed animals). Mossfoot is a green teddy bear, Violet is a purple teddy bear, Ben is a Beatrix Potter-type bunny rabbit, and Target is a black & white tuxedo cat.

As you can see from the attached picture, Mossfoot is the Dungeon Master, and Target, Violet, and Ben are the players. The props are scaled down to fit with these stuffed toys, which are approximately 6-8" tall, depending if they're sitting or standing.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Valka on March 09, 2014, 05:48:07 AM
To explain about Dragonloft... that's a forum that split off from the official Knights of the Dinner Table forum (some nasty forum politics happened there some years ago - long story). I have permission from Noah Chinn to use the Fuzzy Knights characters in my own stories - basically written fanfiction or webcomic-type stuff, as long as I don't claim Fuzzy Knights as my own or try to profit in any way.

So I've got a couple of fanfic stories in progress, and have been collecting stuffed toys to be the characters in what we call "home brew" Fuzzy Knights.

And to keep this vaguely on-topic, I do have some Fuzzy Knights smileys that were made many years ago (there are others, but not on my computer at the moment):


Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: JarlWolf on March 09, 2014, 06:31:33 AM
Huh. Well, I never even heard of either of these until now- but then again im ancient and don't really venture on the internet too much.

Is style of comics somewhat cartoonish? Tongue in cheek humour and such; maybe link to one of these comics is possible?

Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 09, 2014, 10:41:58 PM
Okay, I've installed all the latest versions - the writer smilie needs a little fixing to the animation, and the link and click me smilies need a little adjustment for dark backgrounds, and then I'll be down to Geo's idea about faction leader animations until someone suggests something I'd rather do.

-I also notice that the Awards icon in the postbit and the Report button could use cleaning, but my access to the server is broken again, and I've no other way to replace those.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Valka on March 09, 2014, 11:13:45 PM
Huh. Well, I never even heard of either of these until now- but then again im ancient and don't really venture on the internet too much.

Is style of comics somewhat cartoonish? Tongue in cheek humour and such; maybe link to one of these comics is possible?

It's a webcomic that's done with photography. Those are real stuffed animals, and obviously the speech balloons are added later. http://www.kenzerco.com/images/periodicals/LARP/phpslideshow.php?directory=.&currentPic=11 (http://www.kenzerco.com/images/periodicals/LARP/phpslideshow.php?directory=.&currentPic=11)

Some parts of this webcomic were made in Japan, some in London, and some in Canada (wherever the creator happened to be living at the time). For some years the comics were published in Knights of the Dinner Table, a comic/RPG by Kenzer & Company (those people are absolutely disgusting pigs in some ways, which is why I'm reluctant to send anyone to their website to talk about FK... but since that's the only place I know where most of the strips are - besides my Photobucket account - so be it.).

If anyone's wondering, L.A.R.P. stands for "Live Action Role Playing" - a way developed for people to act out Dungeons & Dragons-type adventures live, but safely.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 10, 2014, 02:25:40 AM
Okay,  :link: and  :clickme: were not a big deal.   :writer:, however, is fifty. nine. freekin'. frames., and I had to go through every. single. one. multiple. times. for over. three. hours.  I learned a great deal about how the replace function works in the process, but SHEESH!  That one was murder.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 10, 2014, 11:44:49 AM
Luckily for you, there's a certain attorney in Pennsylvania willing to take your homicide case. ;cute

Edit: typing things out with a tablet shucks. :(
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 12, 2014, 05:04:06 PM
(http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=9332)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Valka on March 12, 2014, 05:50:11 PM
Spud's got new wheels!  :clap:
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 12, 2014, 06:19:57 PM
He does look crisper with the contrast, doesn't he?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 12, 2014, 06:25:31 PM
Seen here doing some moonwalk trick riding...
(http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=9333)

...

What would a 'posting from my phone' smilie look like?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 12, 2014, 06:47:43 PM
Trying something...
(http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=9334)

YESS!
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 12, 2014, 08:23:57 PM
What would a 'posting from my phone' smilie look like?

A tying on its phone smilie with the letters from the word "Tapatalk" appearing one at the time around it?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 12, 2014, 08:38:18 PM
A tying on its phone
What?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Valka on March 12, 2014, 09:18:44 PM
He does look crisper with the contrast, doesn't he?
He certainly does.  :D
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 13, 2014, 05:28:50 AM
For old time's sake...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 13, 2014, 05:32:58 AM
Hey; I wonder if I know anyone who would like one of those altered into a kitteh?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 13, 2014, 11:31:11 AM
A tying on its phone
What?

typing.

Hope I didn't give rope fantasies. ;cute
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Valka on March 13, 2014, 02:59:59 PM
Hey; I wonder if I know anyone who would like one of those altered into a kitteh?
I might be able to hazard a guess...  :D
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 13, 2014, 04:51:00 PM
Could you guess what the kitteh looked like?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 13, 2014, 05:08:37 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--Tn6V31ryXc/TqtTE9ocWpI/AAAAAAAAAeI/ajT7dO2r0jw/s1600/VeganZombieKitteh.jpg#zombie%20kitteh)
Title: Some -whatchcall- Smilie-making KNOWLEGE
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 14, 2014, 01:33:54 AM
A smilie starts with an idea.  I thought of something that would make a good example, and in GIMP, File>New>45x45>ok.  -That gave me, you guessed it, a 45x45 pixel block to work with - that's not a lot of pixels to work with to draw something that looks like something, but about as tall as you want to ever go, and only then for the occasional animation. 

Then Layer>Transparency>Add Alpha Channel.  Then [Ctrl]a>Delete. -Which yields a transparent background to draw on, something you always want for any smilie that isn't still and square.  Then I fiddled around until I'd drawn the following innocent example: 

(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175196&d=1394687656&thumb=1)

-Teddy bears are easy to draw.

Then I realized it needed to show up against white backgrounds so I outlined the white with gray - then fiddled around with how dark

(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175197&d=1394687683&thumb=1)

And after a certain amount of tweaking, Image>Mode>Indexed (to only 3 colors -which will help keep the file size small, something to always strive for) and saved the result as a .gif:
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175243&d=1394808536)


Coming Soon:  a simple animation of the black and white teddy bear...
Title: A simple animation
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 14, 2014, 01:38:38 AM
To demonstrate the simplest of two-frame .gif animations, I took the still black-and-white teddy bear, an absolutely innocent example that I posted before, and commenced to make a second layer.

(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175217&d=1394740972&thumb=1)

That's a simple right-click on the thumbnail in the Layers box>Duplicate Layer, resulting in

(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175218&d=1394741061&thumb=2)

The idea was to make Teddy wave, so I redrew the arm a little:

(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175219&d=1394741144&thumb=1)

and also made the changes you can see in the Layers text to the right od the frame icon.  300ms is slightly under a third of a second, and (replace) does the obvious.  (If Teddy was still, but blinking, I'd use combine, and erase most of the redundant pixels for the frame.  I'll be back shortly with a demonstration.)

(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175244&d=1394809328)
Title: Still Teaching Geo How To 'Use Photoshop'
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 14, 2014, 01:45:35 AM
To make Teddy blink, I reloaded the basic model, duplicated the layer, selected the dupe and blacked out the eyes.

(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175221&d=1394745308&thumb=1)

Then I made the base layer visible so I could see where the eyes had been, but left the dupe layer selected, while I used the select tool to make the smallest box that included them

(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175222&d=1394745556)

and cropped the layer down to just that

(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175223&d=1394745656)

I decided a double blink would look better, so I duped the cropped layer twice

(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175224&d=1394745798)

and put the eyes back in the middle copy

(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175225&d=1394745839&thumb=1)

Here's what it looked like without the background, comprising most of the black-and-white teddy bear, showing

(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175226&d=1394745959)

and with

(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175227&d=1394745978)

-Note the timing for each layer, and the use of (combine).  This makes for a small file, as 43x45 animated .gifs go.


And here's blinking Teddy.  (http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175245&d=1394809488)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 14, 2014, 02:38:10 AM
Hey; I wonder if I know anyone who would like one of those altered into a kitteh?
I might be able to hazard a guess...  :D
Could you guess what the kitteh looked like?
This means to describe the color and markings of preferred kitteh.  Keep in mind that I can't do anything very subtle with so few pixels, and the forepaws ought to really be a different color than the hips, if I'm to do the dancing one.

-Even better: I'd love to talk you through how to do it yourself...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Valka on March 14, 2014, 03:05:03 AM
One of my cats is basic black, with gold eyes. She wears a pink collar. She does have a few white hairs, but not enough that would show up for a project like this.

My other cat is tortoiseshell, which means she's every color a cat can be, and one color shades very subtly into another while still making the distinctive tortoiseshell pattern.

I did have some tuxedo cats a long time ago - two who were black and white, and one who was medium grey and white (he had the classic white paws, chest, and chin, while the rest of him was a beautifully soft medium grey color.

My first cat was Siamese, with the classic markings (rounder face because she had not-Siamese in her genetic background, plus she was female).

I've heard of GIMP, but every time I tried to figure it out, it went right over my head. :(
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 14, 2014, 03:14:05 AM
If you'd like to try, I'm an accomplished teacher of this kind of thing.  I know GIMP is an aircraft control panel, but I was able to teach myself and I've definitely taught others...  When my mom has computer problems, and this goes all the way back to her first VCR, she'd really rather I just took care of it, but I've always done her the (much more time-consuming in the short run) favor of empowering her to fix for herself.

A smilie aficionado like you would love being able to create/alter/fix in GIMP...


Otherwise, I guess you should show me a picture of the kitteh of your choice.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 14, 2014, 03:51:30 AM
If a black silhouette will do, here.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Valka on March 14, 2014, 04:16:06 AM
It's cute, but the paws on the hips are a little creepy (they make the cat suddenly look half as big in that area.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Valka on March 14, 2014, 04:30:12 AM
If you're willing to put up with what will undoubtedly be really novice questions, I'll give it a try.

These are my cats, Chloe and Maddy.



Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 14, 2014, 11:37:32 AM
If a black silhouette will do, here.

Even if a little creepy:  ;lol ;b;

How difficult would it be to let the ears wiggle as well?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 14, 2014, 12:51:07 PM
If you're willing to put up with what will undoubtedly be really novice questions, I'll give it a try.
Valka, I live for answering novice questions.  ;b;
How difficult would it be to let the ears wiggle as well?
Not very.


Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 15, 2014, 12:18:56 AM
Obiwan Kenobi as a hot leather nun.   ;rotflmao
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: JarlWolf on March 15, 2014, 09:07:43 PM
Not even the oldlings were spared.  ;lol
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 15, 2014, 11:53:56 PM
Not even the frogs were spared.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Valka on March 16, 2014, 12:40:28 AM
If you're willing to put up with what will undoubtedly be really novice questions, I'll give it a try.
Valka, I live for answering novice questions.  ;b;

You may regret saying that. There are some things about computers that are probably as basic as breathing to you, but I just don't understand them.

Anyway, what is the first step - downloading GIMP?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 16, 2014, 12:42:24 AM
Yes'm.  Google GIMP.  It's free.
Title: Lesson Four: Electric Boogaloo 2, Part One
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 16, 2014, 05:41:44 AM
Okay, I decided that for my next, whatchacallit, tootoreal, I'd make Teddy dance for your amusement.

First, I opened the waving version from the last lesson.  I thought I'd begin by having him wave both arms, so first I selected the straight arm with the Fuzzy Select/magic wand tool.  The subtext of this here intructional thingy is unintentional, BTW, and you have a dirty mind for noticing.

(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175295&d=1394947389)

[Delete]>selected other arm>[Ctrl]c to copy.  (You don't have to draw the whole figure when it's symmetrical - an entire half you can copy/flip will do, as I did in drawing Teddy in the first place.) 

[Ctrl]v to paste

(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175296&d=1394947511)

Layers>Transform>Flip horizontally

(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175297&d=1394947530)   (http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175298&d=1394947550)

Drag it over into position

(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175299&d=1394947571)

deselect

(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175300&d=1394947587)

Now, two frames is enough for a basic animation, as before, but I want Teddy to wave his arms twice before he goes on to his next -totally innocent- moves.

So I right-click on the Background Layer thumbnail in the menu>Duplicate Layer

(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175301&d=1394947612)    (http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175302&d=1394947631)

drag it past the second layer to the third layer position/top

(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175303&d=1394947660)     (http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175304&d=1394947675)

and do the same with the second layer.

(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175305&d=1394947690)

Now it's just a matter of renaming and putting the right commands in the text next to each thumbnail.

(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175306&d=1394947708)

.gifs aren't picky about what you name each layer, as long as it includes a number higher than the layer before.  The easiest thing to do is copy/paste the text from Frame 2 (300ms) (replace), correcting the number as you go -


(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175307&d=1394947723)

There's more to the dance teddy's gonna do, but that needs to wait, because bedtime.  Here's what we've got so far:

(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175308&d=1394947744)

-And next time, Teddy's gonna bust some mad moves, yo.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 16, 2014, 06:26:43 PM
It needn't be dancing smilies! For instance, Miri could be incorporated as a ;worship smilie!
Okay.  Keep the ideas coming.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 16, 2014, 09:07:13 PM
It needn't be dancing smilies! For instance, Miri could be incorporated as a ;worship smilie!
Okay.  Keep the ideas coming.

Marvelous! ;lol ;b;
Which other SMAC(X) smilie request are already in the pipeline?

 ;yang; with a glowing saint's ring behind/above his head? Deirdre with this "LALALAA" smilie text and a little mouth movement with it? Santiago has a shotgun appearing in a hand next to her, and fires it?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 16, 2014, 09:14:09 PM
That's it, unless I'm forgetting something, or get inspired.  You said to do something with all the leaders, or at least the original seven.  I'm open to suggestions.

-Ah.  Ninja edit'd.  Let me percolate those in the back of my head.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 16, 2014, 09:16:38 PM
Just added my previous post with suggestions.
But if for some reason a request isn't valid, you better say so.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 17, 2014, 02:07:03 AM
I wasn't satisfied, so here's a much improved Kermit.
Title: Gotta Dance 5: The Revenge (This Time It's Personal)
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 17, 2014, 05:50:04 AM
Teddy's next move is to put his paws on his hips.  The last frame of what I posted last night had his arms up, so I added a 5th frame, a copy of the first, and a sixth with his arms redrawn even lower
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175333&d=1395034203)

and then, elbows bent
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175334&d=1395034224).

Now the next part is tricky.  I want Innocent Teddy to sway his hips.  First, I copy the last layer and select everything from the bottom up to the middle of his paws
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175335&d=1395034243)

And use the Sheer Tool to skew the figure as below:
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175336&d=1395034258)

Leaving us this:
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175337&d=1395034277)

I make the level below visible and move the skewed selection over to match the position of the feet before I deselect
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175338&d=1395034300)

I select the rest of the torso, up to the top of the shoulder and leaving the neck-head out
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175339&d=1395034319)

And do all the same things again, yielding
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175340&d=1395034367)

And some cursory clean-up gives me
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175341&d=1395034389)

-Now, this is only eight frames of 16, so boring tl;dr how-to to go, right?  Well actually, we're sittin' in bamboo, 'cause that's all the figures drawn; the rest is just copy/paste stuff.

The next frame is a copy of the last, standing straight.  For the one after, that
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175342&d=1395034422)
-The left-skew copied and flipped. 

To get two shakes of the hips, then straight, left, straight, right, straight, and finish with a copy the paws out-down
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175343&d=1395034470)


For a final step I haven't mentioned before
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175344&d=1395034493)

(This auto-crops the individual layers and optimizes the smallest possible filesize.  That matters.)

And then, to check your work (use the optimize function, but don't trust it not to mess your animation up), in the new window/copy that results
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175345&d=1395034578)

(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175346&d=1395034607)


If satisfactory, set the Mode to Indexed (it's a .gif thing - and animations need to be in .gif format)
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175347&d=1395034627)

Teddy's only three colors, so
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175348&d=1395034654)
-Which is important to keep the server load minimized.  Never go for the 255 default unless you have to - for instance, when using a full-color photo.

Now. save as a .gif - click Save as Animation in the Export File pop-up>Export.



And now, give it y'all, while the Latest, the Greatest, the Move-bustin'-est cuddly toy in InnerWebtown, INNOCENT TEDDY TEARS UP TH' DANCE FLO', F****ING S*** UP, OLD-SCHOOL!



(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175349&d=1395034684)


Next: Dirty Dancing.  -You trust me by now, don't you?   ;lol
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 17, 2014, 11:31:31 AM
Erm... ;hide

Hey, perhaps Roze as a running away smilie, and  ;zak; as an idea smilie.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 17, 2014, 06:57:00 PM
There are some things about computers that are probably as basic as breathing to you, but I just don't understand them.
You can't possibly be as bad as my 73 year-old mom, and the other grannies think she's teh haxxor now.  Check here (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?topic=2259.msg9082#msg9082) on for more on that.  I posted some photo manipulation she did in GIMP on the next page.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 19, 2014, 07:39:59 PM
I added the soldier and animated the leap and fall.
Title: And Now For Something Mostly Different:
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 20, 2014, 05:16:34 AM
The smilies on forums like 'poly and CFC, established around 1999, kinda suck.  They reflect the ninties tech those places started with, being mostly tiny and unshaded.  But on that theme, here: I'll create the primal emoticon from scratch as a demonstration of the absolute basics.

In fact, I'll time myself, because it's that easy.

First,
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175422&d=1395290843)

15x15 is the default size there, so
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175423&d=1395291026)

Which gave me a little 225 pixel square the background color in my toolbox.  So-
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175424&d=1395291052)

[Ctrl]a (select all)>Delete.

Then, because GIMP has no stinking draw circle function, I used the Ellipse Select Tool to fill the box with a circle -WITH Antialiasing UNclicked (otherwise it will fuzz outside the circle a little and require cleanup)-
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175425&d=1395291152)

And used the Bucket Fill Tool to make a yellow disk
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175426&d=1395291191)

Then I switched to black and drew in the edges
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175427&d=1395291219)

And drew in a basic smiley face
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175428&d=1395291242)

Then Image>Mode>Indexed>set the colors to 2>Export>File>Save As...>entered "Smilie.gif" (it's easier to just type in the extension)>Save
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175429&d=1395291287)

(It pops up with "Created with GIMP".  I say to have pride in your work and never skip an opportunity to sign it.)>Save.

Which gives us this

(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175430&d=1395291622)  (Compare to the one at 'poly (http://apolyton.net/images/smilies/smile.gif))

-Two minutes, twelve seconds from File>New to Save, and I made a three word answer to a Skype during.  Going back to make the screenies and writing it, on the other hand, up has taken an hour.


Next:  I think I'll cover some more basic, but more complex, stuff before I get back to Advanced Teddy...
Title: Re: And Now For Something Mostly Different:
Post by: Geo on March 20, 2014, 10:15:44 AM
...and I made a three word answer to a Skype during.

"Get lost, amigo"? ;cute
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 20, 2014, 03:57:54 PM
"[3/19/2014 11:06:47 PM] bustersuncle: [shrugs] beats me."
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 20, 2014, 04:41:35 PM
Valka?  Anything to report?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 20, 2014, 05:12:30 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 20, 2014, 05:49:21 PM
My dog Frieda.  Not the same one that's installed ;realdog - that's Mylochka's dog Diego.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 20, 2014, 06:00:57 PM
;)

How came that about? Heard anything from a certain ozzielander lately or what?

But on that mindset, how about a "Taco's" kinda smilie imposed on the Texas state silhouette?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 20, 2014, 06:06:27 PM
No, apropos of nothing, but now I have it ready the next time I want to cheese him off.  -Which will follow quickly on the next time he comes around, no doubt.

But on that mindset, how about a "Taco's" kinda smilie imposed on the Texas state silhouette?
Doable if I knew what you were talking about.  Think you'll be talking to Sloww anytime soon?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 20, 2014, 06:08:37 PM
Here's one I already made for Sloww...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 20, 2014, 06:13:08 PM
No, apropos of nothing, but now I have it ready the next time I want to cheese him off.  -Which will follow quickly on the next time he comes around, no doubt.

But on that mindset, how about a "Taco's" kinda smilie imposed on the Texas state silhouette?
Doable if I knew what you were talking about.  Think you'll be talking to Sloww anytime soon?

Sloww? AFAIK, I don't know the fellow. :-\
As on visualizing Taco Texas. Of course the outline of Texas, and a steaming (smoke lined) taco appearing in the center of it?

Are there any plans to put the finished animated SMAC-leader smilies on the smilie page? Unworthy Miri is really a masterpiece...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 20, 2014, 06:22:56 PM
Slowwhand.  Was a regular in the Traitorland OT for a couple years.  Still active at 'poly.  One of the few innerwebs people I've met in meatspace.

Find me a taco picture and I'll see what I can do.

I may install praying Miriam - with one of them flipped, she'd compliment  :unworthy: beautifully.  I'm not hostile to similar for the other leaders, given amusing enough smilies.  I worry about having so many you can't find what you want in the zoo, but this is a SMAC forum, after all.

I just had inspiration for Deirdre while typing this, BTW.  Stay tuned.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 20, 2014, 07:41:25 PM
Find me a taco picture and I'll see what I can do.


Its not a smilie I need for some reason. Just an idea that popped up in relation to "Ausfailia". And since you mentioned you liked quickly done artistic stuf...

(http://chachos.blogia.com/upload/taco.gif)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 20, 2014, 07:57:24 PM
This'll just take a few minutes...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 20, 2014, 08:22:03 PM
;...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 20, 2014, 09:27:42 PM
How about animated fumes? ;)

And instead of "seemskindaracist", call it Taco Tornado!
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 20, 2014, 10:29:36 PM
I'm working on something.  After that.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 20, 2014, 11:31:04 PM
This is what I was working on.  I believe forums with more Star Trek than Star Wars smilies are rare.  I'm proud of that.


 :unworthy:  ;st   ;worship
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 21, 2014, 12:36:06 AM
?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 21, 2014, 11:36:42 AM
 ;lol

Utah and a flashin' Mormon cross?;cute
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 21, 2014, 02:38:54 PM
Eh.

No love for the Enterprise is pretty demotivating.  You wouldn't believe how much trouble it took to get the starfield right.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 21, 2014, 06:32:51 PM
Sorry, thought it was the USS Constellation (NCC-1017). ;)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 21, 2014, 06:40:57 PM
Jeeze, can't you read?  It's right there on the pylon.  (You coulda just entered the smilie code in your sig.)

I'm working on a Dierdre thing today...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 21, 2014, 07:37:14 PM
But now I have it available for other forums too. ;cute

Pylon? The pipes connecting the warp nacelles with the the bottom hull?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 21, 2014, 07:42:12 PM
Nacelles, then.

Mean of you to mock my stupidity.   :'(
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 21, 2014, 08:29:21 PM
Darn, you took my idea of moving the ship over my sig. Mean of you. :(
 ;)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 21, 2014, 08:35:15 PM
We can swap or something - the code I used was
(http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=660)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 21, 2014, 11:22:33 PM
...I'm pretty happy with this:  :danc: ;hippy ;worship
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 22, 2014, 02:17:01 AM
Since I DO believe in being prepared...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 22, 2014, 03:16:25 AM
Cool!  Click on my sig Enterprise!
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 22, 2014, 04:52:54 AM
Cool!  Click on my sig Enterprise!

What code gives that effect?

;hippy

 :adore:

Santiago firing a warning shot in the air smilie?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 22, 2014, 04:59:15 AM
The picture is in an album, and it's 45x138 pixels.  I set it to display at 25x103.  -Didn't know THAT would happen.

Quote this
We can swap or something - the code I used was
(http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=660)
to get said code.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 22, 2014, 05:07:21 AM
I see. Clicking the picture opens up a link so to speak.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 22, 2014, 05:12:26 AM
Speaking of which, do you mean to have your photobucket hyperlinked?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 22, 2014, 05:20:13 AM
Its linked to the public section, so I'm not in a hurry to adjust it.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 22, 2014, 04:39:10 PM
I got some more suggestions for the other leaders:

Quote from: molly bloom
Zakharov popping out of a test tube- or bunsen burner.

 Morgan's head on a bank note or rolling around on a coin on edge.

 Yang's head going in and out of a rabbit hole (w/rabbit ears).

 Santiago as a rocket- somewhat like Grant Morrison's 'Bulleteer'

(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175469&d=1395505611)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 22, 2014, 05:13:07 PM
Mo' from Molly:
Quote from: molly bloom
Domai as one end of a barbell (his profile has the photo of the weight lifting/bodybuilders competition) or a spanner.

Aki as a computer screen or image in one, or embedded in circuits...

Svengaard with eye patch, or possibly replacing the skull in a skull and crossbones flag.

Cha Dawn as the Caterpillar from 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland'

(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175471&d=1395507144&thumb=1)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 22, 2014, 06:41:09 PM
Hmmm.  I saw a few days ago that the animation of the popcorn smilie was defective - I don't know why I never noticed before.

It was a problem I've encountered before; the (replace) and (combine) functions don't play well together when (replace) follows (combine) and something has to move against the transparent background.  Took a very long time to track down all the details, but I finally got it, and added some shading/depth to customize in the AC2 style while I was in there.  Alas, the file size increased substantially between more colors and all the frames I had to convert back to (replace).  But working animation definitely beats broken. ;nod

Side by side for comparison:

(http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=9369)  ;popcorn
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 22, 2014, 07:07:45 PM
I just decided to make a ;no smilie.  I've loaded up the ;nod smilie to work from, so let's time how long it takes...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 22, 2014, 07:19:53 PM
Ten minutes.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 22, 2014, 07:43:25 PM

(http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=9369)  ;popcorn


The right one looks complete, the left one has a double popcorn bag at a certain point in the animation. I take it the right one is the most recent one?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 22, 2014, 07:45:38 PM
Yessir.  It doesn't hurt that in addition to having the animation fixed, it looks more advanced than the CFC model...

I'm favorably inclined to installing ;no.  Whaddyathink?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: JarlWolf on March 22, 2014, 09:06:45 PM
I suggest making movement of smily's head from side to side faster. Looks kind of jarring and unnaturally slow.

Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 22, 2014, 09:28:31 PM
That would look like this:
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: JarlWolf on March 22, 2014, 10:14:12 PM
Looks better.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 22, 2014, 10:29:52 PM
(http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=9372)
Looks better.
Does the rest of the peanut gallery agree?

Install?
Title: No Means NO
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 22, 2014, 11:20:56 PM
I am stubbornly persistent, and that turns out to be rewarding in the long run.  I know that someday someone will actually read these tutorials and benefit.  Having them post to let me know would be nice, too - and ask questions and show me their work, definitely.

So, having decided to knock out a shakes-head/no smilie, I loaded up the nod smilie I made almost a month ago ;nod, because the facial expression and animation needs are very similar, and the two will serve as compliments to one another.
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175475&d=1395528841)

(Protip: I learned almost everything I know about this stuff modifying the work of others.  Right-click>Save picture as..., {or whatever the equivalent in your browser,} and open some emoticons in GIMP to see how this one or that one works - and try some modifications.  You'll learn a great deal in a hurry if you, for instance, save where I've posted before and after files and try to duplicate my work.)

As you can tell looking at the thumbnails in the Layers box, Nod has been optimized, leaving three (combine) frames that would be a pain in the butt to mod.  GIMP has a function for just such an occasion:
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175477&d=1395529001)
You often need Unoptimize for fixing broken/crap animations, too.  I used it fixing Popcorn earlier today.

A new GIMP window pops up.
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175478&d=1395529054)
That's what we'll be working in.

The first and third frames, with features-centered, will be fine for our needs once the corners are taken off the mouth, (otherwise, it might look smug - going for neutral is better unless you have multiple No versions, like 'poly has), but the other two need to be blanked out.  It's not a HUGE pain to restore the background on these pseudo-3D shaded smilies, but there's a quicker shortcut
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175479&d=1395529085)
This is my stock template, SmilieBlank.gif.  When I was developing the Alpha Centari 2 smilie house style a couple years ago, I eventually figured out that a background template could A.) save me a LOT of tedious work shading, and B.) give the various smiley face-type emoticons visual consistency.

So I copied the template, switched back to the unoptimized copy of Nod, and pasted it into frames 2 and 4
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175485&d=1395530561) 

Then got rid of the turned up corners of the mouth in frames 1 and 3 (sampled the color above them and penciled out those two black pixels), and used the Select by Color Tool to select the facial features
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175480&d=1395529278)
[Ctrl]c to copy>

Clicked on Frame 2 in the Layers menu to select it>paste
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175481&d=1395529300)

Drag it over one pixel's worth to the side
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175482&d=1395529323)

And click outside the box to deselect.  Then repeat on Frame 4 in the opposite direction, take the corners off the mouth in frame 3, and it should be done.  Filters>Animation>Playback to check -

>Change the timing on frames 3 &4, rename all of them to #s w/o spacing to reduce filesize, Filters>Recently Used>Playback to check again - looks, great.  So, Filters>Animation>Optimize (for Gif) gives you this
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175483&d=1395529375)

The nod smilie had already been saved Indexed for minimum colors, so I Saved As... (always for a new file, and besides, the plain Save function overwrites tweaks w/o the credit) and voila'!

(http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=9372)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 23, 2014, 06:24:07 PM
 ;nutz;  (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=9381)

Which do you prefer?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 23, 2014, 06:31:28 PM
Hmm.  That came out too dark.  How about this?
 ;nutz;  (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=9381)  (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=9382)

Which do you prefer?
Title: Re: No Means NO
Post by: Geo on March 23, 2014, 09:17:18 PM
I am stubbornly persistent, and that turns out to be rewarding in the long run.  I know that someday someone will actually read these tutorials and benefit.  Having them post to let me know would be nice, too - and ask questions and show me their work, definitely.

I hope you don't plan to bury all those tutorials in threads?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 23, 2014, 09:25:42 PM
http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=articles (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=articles)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 24, 2014, 03:59:27 PM
?
(http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=9372)
Looks better.
Does the rest of the peanut gallery agree?

Install?
Hmm.  That came out too dark.  How about this?
 ;nutz;  (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=9381)  (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=9382)

Which do you prefer?

?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 24, 2014, 04:52:53 PM
Unconnected to anything, I've decided to create a ; hypocrisy  smilie...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 24, 2014, 08:30:40 PM
I have no mouth, but I must scream:
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 24, 2014, 10:00:18 PM
Comment, d**m you!  The dog just died, and I could use distraction.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 24, 2014, 10:21:51 PM
...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: gwillybj on March 24, 2014, 10:39:38 PM
I like the faster movement better, and the larger of the three nutz heads.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 24, 2014, 10:42:31 PM
Thanks.  I try to conceal my impatience, but this is suddenly a horrible day.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: JarlWolf on March 25, 2014, 02:29:50 AM
I have no mouth, but I must scream:

I have to admit, that story was frightening.

Also, I hope your dog went peacefully. It is never easy to lose a friend like that...

Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 25, 2014, 02:42:43 AM
;realdog  He'd been going downhill for a long time.  I guess he's at peace now.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 25, 2014, 02:56:46 PM
My condolences, BU.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 25, 2014, 09:09:51 PM
Thanks.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 25, 2014, 09:14:24 PM
Any reason not to turn this guy :hunter: into Santi?  Or was that the idea of the shotgun suggestion?


...

And BTW - ;no
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 26, 2014, 01:21:45 AM
?

Geo, I wonder if you can guess who in particular (besides practically all Republicans when they accuse Bakrama of doing things that actually the Bush occupation did) I was thinking of when I made this?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 26, 2014, 04:45:43 AM
Nope, no idea. Not when about all Reps are excluded.
Besides, since last evening people here should be wary of what they post. A certain president wanders around today in the immediate area, and criticism may come under closer scrutiny then normally would...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 26, 2014, 05:07:54 AM
Oh.  You're talking about Bakrama visiting waffleland in RL.  Had me going for a minute.

(It's not Dale.)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 26, 2014, 05:21:10 AM
Dale monitoring WPC? ;lol
He'd never find the time. :P
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 26, 2014, 05:21:42 AM
Member Mr. President (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=profile;u=11306) was browsing the fiction forum last night - that's what threw me. ;lol  Helluva coincidence.

Dale's not a hypocrite.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 26, 2014, 08:26:23 PM
So what else do I need to cover in the tutorials?  I've covered everything I can think of, aside from trying to teach how to draw - which is something a lot more complex and un-web-friendly than showing which buttons to push, and which I don't intend to tackle.

Thoughts?

...

Valka, I could use some beginner questions for inspiration...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 28, 2014, 09:05:37 PM
A pothead asked me for a pothead nod, so-
Title: Dirty Dancing: Nobody Puts Teddy in the Corner - Not So Innocent
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 29, 2014, 03:55:39 AM
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175583&d=1396062352)


Just thought I'd get that out of the way up front...

I've really covered all the how I can think of w/o going into how to draw, but perhaps it will be instructive to show the individual frames that went into the above w/ commentary.  If you're following along seriously at home, save the .gif and open it in GIMP, so you can switch between this and having a closer look for yourself.

Stage one, the opening hip-wiggle, is these three over and over for 13 frames:
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175584&d=1396062384)  (http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175585&d=1396062415)  (http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175586&d=1396062760)
That's (A B A C A B A C A B A C) for three shakes.  The neutral A is somewhat superfluous between the opposing B and C, but is left in this overlong [42 frames is pretty excessive] animation 1.) for instructional purposes, and 2.) because quick intermediate frames do make for a smoother animation.

To begin the transition to the next part of the dance, Teddy extends his paws and scrunches down two pixels (to emphasize difference in height to make the leap more visible w/o making the frame borders any taller than absolutely needed - tall smilies break up line spacing, so shorter is better) in preparation to leap.
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175587&d=1396062797)  Now in the air and turning  (http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175588&d=1396062835)
Frames that are going to be up for a tenth-second (100ms) or less don’t need to look as good.

Sticks the landing
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175589&d=1396062861)
Now in full profile, still contracted.

Full height, drawn back for pelvic thrust
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175590&d=1396062922)

And it’s the pelvic thrust that drives Asher insa-yay-yay-yayane
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175591&d=1396063037)

And frames (G H) to do it again, then back to (F E) to turn to other way then use the same frames, flipped, to do it twice more in the other direction.

(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175592&d=1396063118)  (http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175593&d=1396063158)  (http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175594&d=1396063185)  (http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175595&d=1396063394)
(I J K L K L)

-Ending in a full-height profile to transition to the concluding spin
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175596&d=1396063411)
(J I N)
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175597&d=1396063449)
N being D moved up two pixels in the frame - always emphasizing the height difference in jumps, the alternative being taking up a lot more space for the hops to be visible.

(D)
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175598&d=1396063472)  (http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175599&d=1396063509)  (http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175600&d=1396063540)  (http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175601&d=1396063576)  (http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175602&d=1396063607)

-These are all alterations of frames already shown, different in placement, height and foot-positioning for realism, and the differences in the feet of the reflections of R Q P and O that bring us back around are too trivial to be worth making the screenies.

S, like O, is just an alteration of D.  The 19 different figures I’ve portrayed are close to being the same six repeated endlessly - far more work went into figuring out how to animate the next move and tweaking the timing through trial and error than drawing the variations.


Here’s the entire arrangement of frames and timing from the Layers Menu
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175603&d=1396063659)    (http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175604&d=1396063694)    (http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175605&d=1396063710)


I had no idea that I had much artistic talent when I began modding SMACX faction art -which is how I got started with this, forums and everything- I did alterations of other peoples’ work, and kept at it and learned new things until it turned out that I was good at a lot of stuff.

The first step is to take on modest projects - shamelessly modifying pre-existing works a little until you gain mastery and move up in originality, according to your developing talent.  I’ve been doing this for years to get this good, so don’t let that intimidate you from trying as a beginner.  I didn’t have any tutorials to smooth out the bumps.

Here’s an alteration I made Valka of an earlier Teddy dance into a black kitteh
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175606&d=1395071782)
(I then posted it at 'poly for Slowwhand; he's a crazy cat lady)

My challenge/homework assignment to you is take the same animation and turn it into a different animal.  Then post, that I may praise your industry.

Questions and such are welcome.  I will be delighted to be of whatever help I can be.

Good hunting.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 31, 2014, 05:22:34 AM
(http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=8024.0;attach=9414)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Rusty Edge on April 01, 2014, 05:40:24 AM
Seeing your dog caught me by complete surprise!

Speaking of surprises, is the Enterprise going to do anything else like cloak or de-cloak, fire phasers or photon torpedoes?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 01, 2014, 05:56:39 AM
It could...   Which Enterprise?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Rusty Edge on April 01, 2014, 05:59:50 PM
I was talking about the one in your sig line.

But if this is some kind of test about my Star Trek geek credentials, they don't go very far.

Here goes- your sig line is the original Enterprise from the original TV series. In the series, only the Klingons could cloak.  The Enterprise had shields only. The Romulans used some sort of plasma cloud weapon that drifted over to the Enterprise and knocked everybody off of their feet. In the original series phasers are a ray weapon, and photon torpedoes are a more like missiles. In the pilot  it was different.  I think they used the term phaser for what we know think of as a photon torpedo.

Later, in the movies or the Next Generation tv series, they had captured the cloaking ability by defeating the Klingons in a war, I guess.

Well, Next Generation had a Klingon crewman, so the Klingon Empire had to be part of the Federation by then.


So, if I got that right, your Enterprise is limited to phasers and photon torpedoes. But it has nothing to shoot at. At the least it would need a Klingon ship to chase.


Sounds like a lot of work to me.  Time that could be spent writing a parody science news article. ;)



Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 01, 2014, 06:09:13 PM
If you've been paying attention to what I post about Star Trek and think about it, it doesn't compute that I'd be trying to find out if someone knew their fake Star Track.  There is only one Enterprise for me in that context.

Yeah, I was asking if you meant the one in Geo's sig or mine.  I could add in a phaser animation - the tracking across the screen is a forum function, so moving tricks aren't compatible, but I could add phasers...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Rusty Edge on April 01, 2014, 06:51:30 PM
Yeah, I knew you were a purist.

Did I get it right?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 01, 2014, 07:01:05 PM
It was the Romulans w/cloaks - all disappearing Klingon action was movies and later.

I am a bad innerwebs nerd for only correcting that when asked...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 03, 2014, 03:51:33 AM
Okay, I've been trying to get to this one since Sunday, but stuff more urgent &/or appealing kept popping up.  The :hunter: smilie was 49 frames long - that's a lot of times to paste Santi's head, and this called for angles and changing facial expressions.   ;worship was two frames, for comparison, and  :danc:, eight.

I spent hours on shooting Santiago yesterday, and went to bed not finished, which is not something I'm used to at all.

But here:  I say I outright replace :hunter: w/ Ms. Goldenheart.  What say y'all?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Dio on April 03, 2014, 05:21:57 AM
What about making a smilie for native life? It could be a simple mindworm boil? Does the concept of a simple native life drawing even exist?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 03, 2014, 05:30:10 AM
Sure.  Units.pcx.  Tell me more.  Does it do anything?  What would the smilie stand for?  Funny jokes are acceptable, so think of smilie code and hovertext...

No opinion about shootin' Santi - or other possible SMAC leader smilies?  Yang, Zak and Morgan need ideas...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on April 03, 2014, 07:54:00 AM
No opinion about shootin' Santi - or other possible SMAC leader smilies?  Yang, Zak and Morgan need ideas...

Next to the shooting sequence, I like the glint in her eye somewhere around the gun loading sequence and the way she looks up. ;b;

Zak --> ;idea (the idea bulb popping up), or ;woohooscience (Zak in the place of that running to-and-fro smilie with the woohoo text hovering above it, but let an atomic particle diagram follow him as well).
The latter could be used to spice up the appropriate science articles that keep cropping up on the forum. ;cute
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 03, 2014, 04:45:20 PM
Hmmm.  That's a tough one - Woohoo isn't that many frames, but Zak would have to be tiny -probably too small to look like Zak- or we'd have a really big smilie.

If nobody has and opinion about replacing :hunter:, you know I'll eventually just indulge myself.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 03, 2014, 06:34:09 PM
(http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=9434)!
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: gwillybj on April 03, 2014, 07:42:37 PM
without a doubt!
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 04, 2014, 02:13:31 AM
Somebody asked me for a hippy Jesus, so here's some comedy blasphemy.  Sorry, gwill.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 04, 2014, 05:27:35 AM
Here you go, Rusty.

See, what's been in my sig wasn't animated - it was a still pic using the forum's
Marquee button...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 04, 2014, 05:39:23 AM
Hmm. let's try fiddling with the timing...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: JarlWolf on April 04, 2014, 08:44:02 AM
I got two idea's, have  ;domai; with a hammer for a WIP emote, and maybe as a personal request, have Vazheli waving a red flag/crimson banner as another form of salute or wave hat equivalent- wave flag.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Rusty Edge on April 05, 2014, 04:37:40 AM
 :danc:  :D :D

How does your sister like this?

That made me laugh when I saw it on my phone. My wife asked, I explained, and she smiled and  said- "you're all just big kids at heart."

Thanks! This makes me joyful.

Here's a Geek question...  Did Kirk ever destroy a Romulan vessel with phasers?   
This really is entertaining  ;woohoo ;woohoo :adore:


When you're done making smilies would you like me to alphabetize them?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 06, 2014, 11:54:45 PM
She hasn't seen it yet - her life is in chaos, with retirement and moving back to America.  Hopefully soon - but the violent adventure part is not the part of Trek that appeals to girls, so she'll only like it so much.

Kirk did not.  He only faced a Romulan Bird of prey once, and it self-destructed when he beat it.  Balance of Terror is blatantly ripped off from based on a couple of WWII destroyer-chases-sub movies - you'd love it.


Dunno what good alphabetizing smilies would do - ours don't display showing the code under...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 07, 2014, 01:13:31 AM
I am thinking about your requests, Jarl.  Sometimes I need to let things percolate in the back of my head until a good idea for how to portray them pops out.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Rusty Edge on April 07, 2014, 05:36:33 AM
Thanks. Just thought I'd offer.   This is really fun to watch!
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: JarlWolf on April 07, 2014, 05:59:25 AM
Actually, I could try making one myself... it is just matter of producing the frames...

Whats the size specifications for this?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 07, 2014, 03:28:23 PM
There isn't one.  However, if you can keep  it down to 20 pixels tall so as not to mess up line spacing in posts much, and the motion to the sides, wide isn't a problem; that would be ideal.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 07, 2014, 05:56:48 PM
...So 20x20 is the base value to shoot for, but again, more width than that is far less of a problem.  45 pixels tall is roughly the upper limit.  Files should try to be as small as feasible both in physical size and bytes.  You've got the tutorials I've posted in this thread to educate you on the process, which is far, far more help than I ever had.

...

Mylochka has observed a need for the existence of a 'herding cats' smilie.  I have little idea how to draw such a thing as yet.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 07, 2014, 08:42:20 PM
I wasn't really satisfied with the Rom peal-off, so let's try this:
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: JarlWolf on April 07, 2014, 11:23:01 PM
For the herding cats one, maybe draw a person with a shepherd's crook trying to goad a cat to follow him, and it just sitting there, the person with a frustrated facial expression.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 07, 2014, 11:35:00 PM
I was vaguely thinking of a cluster of tiny cat faces, a little like ;lynchmob, but smaller, and a broom...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Dio on April 18, 2014, 07:27:58 PM
Someone should do a miniature morgan smilie doing jumping jacks with red and white long sleeve gym clothes on ::). Think the longevity vaccine secret project video except that Morgan's business suit is replaced with gym clothes.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 18, 2014, 07:31:32 PM
Or at least doing a flip?  I like.  I like a LOT.  Better than a head counting money.  This may actually happen.


What about making a smilie for native life? It could be a simple mindworm boil? Does the concept of a simple native life drawing even exist?
Sure.  Units.pcx. 

(http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=9437)

Tell me more.  Does it do anything?  What would the smilie stand for?  Funny jokes are acceptable, so think of smilie code and hovertext...
? ? ?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Dio on April 18, 2014, 07:37:29 PM
Or at least doing a flip?  I like.  I like a LOT.  Better than a head counting money.  This may actually happen.

What about making a smilie for native life? It could be a simple mindworm boil? Does the concept of a simple native life drawing even exist?
Sure.  Units.pcx. 

(http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=9437)

Tell me more.  Does it do anything?  What would the smilie stand for?  Funny jokes are acceptable, so think of smilie code and hovertext...
? ? ?

That sounds correct. It could represent :Morgan Joke:. I know of several examples from different users.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 18, 2014, 07:46:46 PM
All the leader smilies are jokes.  How about ;moroblics and "Profit from fitness" as hovertext?

Now - any more feedback about the NL smilie?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Dio on April 18, 2014, 08:00:54 PM
I do not have anything for the native life smilie. However, I am thinking about smilies for Yang and Zakharov. My thoughts for Yang have included him doing meditation, him doing the whip smilie, or perhaps the face of Yang replacing the red face in the "worship the king" smilie. You could the replace the nutz smilie or add to it by having Zakharov holding a beaker while having that crazy look on his face.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 18, 2014, 08:06:46 PM
Time to google for a jumping jacks smilie to alter...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 19, 2014, 02:22:31 AM
If I don't get to the Morgan one soon, somebody remind me in a day or two - for almost two weeks, it's felt like a treadmill, with me never catching up on everything that ought to be done for very long. and I'm way behind today.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on April 19, 2014, 09:23:35 AM
Let me remind you of ;zak; then. Combine him with this one: :dunno:
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: gwillybj on April 29, 2014, 02:51:03 PM
After reading the article "What Does Today Owe Tomorrow?" and seeing the photo of smoggy Beijing, I wondered if we could have a sneezing smily? Mouth open with "-ah" and lips pursed (like the whistler, but open slightly wider) with "-choo!" Posters could use it to mention they are sick.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 29, 2014, 03:45:54 PM
I can sort of see it in my head.  It'll happen.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on April 29, 2014, 07:12:17 PM
If I don't get to the Morgan one soon, somebody remind me in a day or two - for almost two weeks, it's felt like a treadmill, with me never catching up on everything that ought to be done for very long. and I'm way behind today.

;cute
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on April 29, 2014, 07:14:01 PM
We'll see.  The random events have been triggering like crazy lately.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 02, 2014, 04:55:41 PM
(http://apolyton.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=175953&d=1399045945)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 04, 2014, 03:11:11 AM
I found the first attachment online.  I altered it to the second.  Let's see how turning it into Morgan in a white track suit goes.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 04, 2014, 04:25:03 AM
;morganercise

Have we got ourselves a leader smilie?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Dio on May 04, 2014, 04:26:14 AM
Yes!!!
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 04, 2014, 04:29:27 AM
:D
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 04, 2014, 05:26:56 AM
MorganYellow track suit?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: gwillybj on May 04, 2014, 10:47:10 AM
^_^  ;rotflmao (I vote yellow.)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on May 04, 2014, 08:05:06 PM
Yellow (submarine) all the way.
And the jumping jack speed is better too. ;b;
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 04, 2014, 08:37:01 PM
Installing shortly...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 04, 2014, 09:01:18 PM
;morganercise !
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 04, 2014, 09:05:06 PM
Hey Dio - to what hypocrisy does the addition to your sig refer?  (I'm delighted to see you use it, 'cause I'm proud of that one; just curious.)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Dio on May 04, 2014, 09:11:54 PM
Hey Dio - to what hypocrisy does the addition to your sig refer?  (I'm delighted to see you use it, 'cause I'm proud of that one; just curious.)

It references the hypocrisy that occurs around me everyday in RL.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 04, 2014, 09:28:15 PM
Cool.

I think I'll slap Geo's idea for Zak together next...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 04, 2014, 09:47:18 PM
Easy.


I think that means only Yang to go...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on May 04, 2014, 10:43:10 PM
Nice, but too easy.
The vanilla dunno smilie moves the features of its head a bit sideways when the arms move. Can't that be done with Zak too?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 04, 2014, 10:53:21 PM
I tried flipping his head first thing, and it looked awful - he's heavily side-lit and the red and green eyes are not interchangeable.

I'll try another draft rotating his head a little along another axis, which is close to the motion the template was going for, anyway...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 05, 2014, 02:11:49 AM
?

Looks like a winner to me.

What's the best idea suggested for Yang?  Easy is a plus...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 05, 2014, 05:16:05 PM
I'm replacing the dunno smilie with the Zak version later today if there are no further objections...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on May 05, 2014, 07:13:21 PM
?

Looks like a winner to me.

 ;b;

Quote
What's the best idea suggested for Yang?  Easy is a plus...

 :dunno: about best suggestions, but how about a Yang head with arms (and perhaps legs) in a Zen position, and after a few seconds he elevates slowly out of view?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 05, 2014, 07:38:28 PM
?

Looks like a winner to me.

 ;q;
You're seriously doing that to me with no elaboration?  Neither funny nor helpful.

[Pulls out [poop] list and writes something]
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on May 05, 2014, 07:48:24 PM
Quote
?

Looks like a winner to me.

 ;b;
You're seriously doing that to me with no elaboration?  Neither funny nor helpful.

[Pulls out [poop]list and writes something]

Huh? ???

Blame the small screen of my tablet, I of course meant a thumbs up.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 05, 2014, 07:51:45 PM
[Pulls out [poop] list and erases something]
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on May 05, 2014, 07:56:24 PM
Why don't you let me know what an honest oversight puts on a list? ;cute
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 05, 2014, 08:00:50 PM
A smudge mark.




I decided to forgive you for something yesterday; I found out Audrey Hepburn was Belgian by birth.  That's strong evidence of something.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on May 05, 2014, 08:06:51 PM
And what was it that made a mark before yesterday? :whip:
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 05, 2014, 08:16:45 PM
Who can remember, from all the stuff you pull?  Being a dirty Belgian, in this particular case. ;)

Your latest smudge just reminded me of the origins of the divine Ms. Hepburn.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 07, 2014, 01:27:15 AM
 :dunno:  I cannot be absolutely sure it was wise, but the thing is done.   :dunno:
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on May 07, 2014, 06:47:57 AM
/me grins devilishly...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 09, 2014, 11:30:18 PM
;brain ?  ;superiormind ?  ;iwintheargument ?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on May 10, 2014, 07:18:11 AM
You made the gray matter, that only leaves the dark version? :dunno:
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 10, 2014, 02:22:27 PM
?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on May 10, 2014, 08:29:54 PM
Gray matter = brain
And dark matter = non-observed matter responsible of observed gravity effects in the universe
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 10, 2014, 08:32:38 PM
Correction:  dark matter = non-existent matter responsible of observed gravity effects in the universe.  (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=9957)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on May 10, 2014, 08:36:59 PM
I suddenly had to think of a certain phrase: "remember, I can kill you with my brain". :o
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 10, 2014, 08:46:01 PM
Yes, you did have to.  I have buncle powers and can call spirits from the vasty deep.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on May 10, 2014, 09:06:53 PM
 ;st
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 12, 2014, 05:06:07 AM
Geo, I have the fuzzy idea you may have mentioned Yang + :whip: before, and I think that's a winner.  I'm probably for bed soon, but I'll try to get that tomorrow.  I bet it'll be easy, and I'm always for that. ;b;
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 12, 2014, 04:46:27 PM
Geo, Sava says hi.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 12, 2014, 11:42:56 PM
Winner?

Speak up!(http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=9971)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on May 13, 2014, 06:34:56 AM
Winner?

Speak up!(http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=9971)


His face doesn't have this angry look, but I think it is sufficient for my purposes. ;b;

Geo, Sava says hi.


Where you've seen him?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 13, 2014, 07:52:50 AM
'poly.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on May 13, 2014, 08:08:01 AM
:relief:
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 13, 2014, 09:13:14 AM
It was actually on the sidewalk outside the gay bathhouse he tells me you used to frequent.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on May 13, 2014, 09:36:08 AM
;lol

You and Sava are an item? Who would have thought... :P
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 13, 2014, 09:40:11 AM
It's his avatar.  His ex-girlfriend had a delightful bottom.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on May 13, 2014, 10:21:35 AM
For this girls' sake, I hope she still has a 'delightful' bottom. :P
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 18, 2014, 02:19:53 AM
Okay - five days to speak up, one vote yes and no votes against whipping Yang, which I happen to be satisfied with.  Going to go replace the old whip smilie now.

Forum democracy in action.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 18, 2014, 02:40:34 AM
:whip:

Any new requests?  Anything from earlier in the thread I never got to but didn't say no?  I live to serve you, my friends. :whip:

...

Geo, what's the deal with you and Sava?  And where were you afraid I might know him from, to be relived?  Sounds like there's a story.  I mentioned that some smilie was your idea, and he sez "GeoModder  ;b;"
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on May 18, 2014, 03:02:40 AM
Geo, what's the deal with you and Sava?  And where were you afraid I might know him from, to be relived?  Sounds like there's a story.

Hmm? No deal, no story AFAIR.
Knew hlm from Eventis if you know that forum.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 18, 2014, 03:21:48 AM
I've heard of that forum, never been there - you know it closed down a few months ago?  I do hear there's an English version still up, whatever that means.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on May 18, 2014, 08:00:20 AM
AFAIR, there's only been an English version ever. And it already went extinct and restarted several times, so nothing new there.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on May 24, 2014, 01:12:21 AM
Geo, if ;goofy; isn't close enough to what you intend for a ;dizzy smilie, I suppose I could give Cha big swirling spiral eyes, maybe...  Whaddayathink?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on May 24, 2014, 09:22:59 AM
Need to think about it.
Perhaps Aki would be a better choice. There's some room over her head for (a) dizzy spiral(s) line there in addition to the eyes.

This "Herp derp" smilie looks more like someone coming back from a fist fight.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on August 19, 2014, 03:35:16 AM
A slightly improved version - the face on the quarter-turn de-flattened, and five frames shaved off.

---

Anything I haven't gotten around to?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on August 21, 2014, 06:51:40 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BvfwYMXIAAAEHZJ.jpg)

 ;realdog
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on September 05, 2014, 03:48:22 PM
(http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/8w_G4ltUj_OFLgHbTzIRcw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTE5MDtweW9mZj0wO3E9NzU7dz02MDA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ucomics.com/pb140905.gif)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on September 24, 2014, 08:42:14 PM
...Anybody got any ideas for BE smilies?  I'm looking at you, Geo...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on September 24, 2014, 09:09:26 PM
...Anybody got any ideas for BE smilies?  I'm looking at you, Geo...

Since you seem so fond of her (;)), something with that Russian Barbie? Her blue(?) eyes blinking? No idea what it should represent though... ;innocent; perhaps?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on September 24, 2014, 09:12:33 PM
What's that have to do with Civ:BE?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on September 24, 2014, 09:18:03 PM
What's that have to do with Civ:BE?

Oh sorry, overlooked that detail.

A brand new one would be the health smilie. If you plan on animating it, the green dot trailed by a line displayed on a medical monitor.
That's what pops up first. The Affinity symbols could be a target too. Again, if you're thinking of animating versions, let them spin. They're pretty much designed to look good in any angle.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on September 24, 2014, 09:24:34 PM
Nothing that has me racing to boot up GIMP there, but definitely doable.

Be thinking of BE avatar ideas, too.  I wanna wait until closer to release, but strikes me as fun projects generating forum goodies for BE-heads...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on September 25, 2014, 03:01:41 AM
Of course, but one needs to see the AI characters in action before proposing a relatively spot-on animated behaviour of them.
The health one though... If you create a good one first, I bet it would find its way in other forums.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on September 25, 2014, 03:08:07 AM
I'm not gonna get worked up about being ripped off, but of course I'm more interested in what grows AC2.

Naturally, the best time for this activity to be going is three weeks to a month from now...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 22, 2014, 03:18:35 AM
Not really serious, but-

;godwin
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on October 22, 2014, 02:51:05 PM
Godwinson's son?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 22, 2014, 08:50:32 PM
Sure.

How about Einstein for a smilie?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on October 22, 2014, 08:58:52 PM
How about Einstein for a smilie?

Are you trying to outsmart him? ???
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 22, 2014, 08:59:18 PM
Succeeding. ;nod
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 25, 2014, 02:14:42 AM
I can't find this health icon you mentioned, Geo...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 25, 2014, 06:16:06 AM
Dunno, man.  Dunno...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 25, 2014, 06:17:15 AM
Purity looks like a very bad game of Asteroids...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on October 25, 2014, 06:32:59 AM
The affinity icons do rotate rather fast, don't you think?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 25, 2014, 06:33:54 AM
No...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on October 25, 2014, 06:34:23 AM
Can I make a request for a Flexxing smilie?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 25, 2014, 06:36:58 AM
As in muscle flexing?

Tell me more...

Keeping in mind I'm going to bed any second.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on October 25, 2014, 06:38:02 AM
As in muscle flexing?

Tell me more...

Keeping in mind I'm going to bed any second.
Me too... It's 1:33 AM here.
I was thinking just a normal smily face smilie ( :) ), except with an arm and the arm has a bicep pulsating.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 25, 2014, 06:40:14 AM
I think I did that one years ago.  Gimme a bit to root through my smilies...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 25, 2014, 06:42:52 AM
Hmm.  Not animated or in the current house style.

Something to do tomorrow...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 25, 2014, 06:35:11 PM
?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on October 25, 2014, 06:46:01 PM
?
I was hoping the bicep would animate, but I like it.
EDIT: Didn't notice it on the first look.
I like it. I think you should add it to the list of smilies.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 25, 2014, 07:13:01 PM
 ;hero
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on October 25, 2014, 08:41:43 PM
;hero

Would arching the eyebrow on the biceps side in cue with the biceps flexes be possible?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 25, 2014, 08:51:36 PM
It would be possible - but I didn't think it looked good.  Hold on, and I'll post a draft.

---

How about these?  That's as slow as I can make them rotate without it looking jerky(er), or having to interpolate twice as many (terrible-looking) frames, doubling the file size...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 25, 2014, 09:05:30 PM
?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on October 25, 2014, 09:05:43 PM
Pretty good. And getting rid of the black background works too. ;b;
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on October 25, 2014, 09:06:32 PM
?

Looks good. :adore:
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on October 25, 2014, 09:10:34 PM
It's not fair that BUncle gets all the fun.
Here is my attempt at a grossed-out smilie.
The frames build on to eachother for some unknown reason, so I'll include what it came out too and all 3 frames. Doesn't look that good when they stack.
(https://i.imgflip.com/dgulx.gif) (https://imgflip.com/gif/dgulx)via Imgflip GIF Maker (https://imgflip.com/gifgenerator)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 25, 2014, 09:13:51 PM
See my tutorial series on smilies - in this thread, and collected in Articles under Internet Art.

Also?  I don't really see puke smilies here.  Keep trying, though.  ;b;


Pretty good. And getting rid of the black background works too. ;b;
;king
?

Looks good. :adore:
Okay; I aim to please.  I'll replace with that.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 25, 2014, 09:55:12 PM
 :danc:
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on October 25, 2014, 10:01:34 PM
Okay. An angry face hitting a happy face. Happy face turns into a sad face.

So mean... :(
It actually took longer to find a program to make a GIF then to make the frames.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 25, 2014, 10:07:20 PM
That's better - but you can do better yet in GIMP.

See my tutorial series on smilies - in this thread, and collected in Articles under Internet Art.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on October 25, 2014, 10:38:48 PM
Okay. An angry face hitting a happy face. Happy face turns into a sad face.

So mean... :(
It actually took longer to find a program to make a GIF then to make the frames.
Funny.  ;lol ;b;
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on October 25, 2014, 10:42:33 PM
That's better - but you can do better yet in GIMP.

See my tutorial series on smilies - in this thread, and collected in Articles under Internet Art.
You referring to your making of the panda dancing?
Hmm... I kind of did that one based on :doh
Though, unless you made the random brown blocks they are sitting on more detailed, I don't see how you could make it any better without just adding more frames.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 25, 2014, 10:43:31 PM
I'll demonstrate.  Be back in a few...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 25, 2014, 11:13:23 PM
Your automatic program does sloppy work.  Compare the dimensions of your submission with my revision.  Compare the file sizes.  Compare how much crisper my smilies you incorporated look after I fixed it.

The program took up a LOT of unnecessary space on the right of the frame where there was white with nothing in it in either frame.  Only the rage smilie needed to be elevated.  The colors were not indexed.  The background was not transparent, to look good against any color webpage.

A program doesn't have the judgment to move the eye on the sad smilie to match the happy better...

Smilies should ALWAYS attempt to be as small as possible, both in dimensions and file size, which is why the older ones on the older websites are two or three colors and 15x15 pixels - it's a minimum burden on the bandwidth and throws off the line spacing the least.  Notice how this  ;) spaces the line of type a little extra - it's not 1997 tech we have anymore, and I'm an artist, so I indulge myself that much.

Smaller and simpler is better, where feasible.  It DID keep the number of frames low, at least.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 25, 2014, 11:19:55 PM
BTW - do keep making stuff.  You have talent, and I enjoy teaching, so don't take it too seriously if I come off sounding stern.  I'm pleased with you, Blue.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 25, 2014, 11:24:13 PM
...After seeing how it looked on the forum, I put the eye movement back.  Funnier that way, I think.  Successive drafts is part of the process, often...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 26, 2014, 01:26:18 AM
Geo, I think I found the health thingy you were talking about in a screenshot I saw.  I wonder if what I'm visualizing was what you had in mind?  Stay tuned...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 26, 2014, 01:20:03 AM
? ;nod ?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 26, 2014, 02:12:48 AM
...Still fiddlin' wit' it...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on October 26, 2014, 02:19:57 AM
BTW - do keep making stuff.  You have talent, and I enjoy teaching, so don't take it too seriously if I come off sounding stern.  I'm pleased with you, Blue.
:)
I do agree with the eye movement, as I noticed it the first time 'round, but kept it, it does look funnier.
The                   :) - :(   :whip: smilie was definetly good practice. Although it probably won't go into the form, even after your revision of it. To be perfectly honest with you, I don't do it in GIMP because I couldn't find the button to change frames... Hopefully I'll find that. I've got a few ideas I might try and do if I ever find a use for them. Perhaps the most odd thing to sprout from my mind that we don't have is a small campfire. Maybe with a guy on either side warming his hands.
I'll probably make a smilie punching a wall or something just for good measure in the meantime.
 Time to start Final Doom, cya.

Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 26, 2014, 02:23:48 AM
I'm sure I covered the Layers Menu in the tutorial - that's how you make/change/etc. frames.  When you take an interest in something I've written up as a tutorial, you gotta actually READ the darn things.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on October 26, 2014, 03:23:58 AM
I'm sure I covered the Layers Menu in the tutorial - that's how you make/change/etc. frames.  When you take an interest in something I've written up as a tutorial, you gotta actually READ the darn things.
Bleh. I don't know where the Internet Art thread is, so how do you expect me to read the tutorial? :mad:
Also, I'm hoping someone will do the RobotVoice thing. Care to be the first volunteer?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 26, 2014, 04:25:40 AM
http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=articles (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=articles)

I seen you lookin' in Articles last week.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on October 26, 2014, 07:53:30 AM
...Still fiddlin' wit' it...

Totally forgot.
Yep, that's the one! ;worship ;b;

Can I use it as an avvie? 8)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 26, 2014, 03:22:37 PM
Sure.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 26, 2014, 05:35:34 PM
Simple unanimated versions.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 26, 2014, 09:06:01 PM
;AAR
(http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=865)
(Hovertext: Nerd w/ a beer)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 26, 2014, 09:12:02 PM
P.S.   ;rotflmao
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on October 26, 2014, 09:16:29 PM
 ;yang; visited?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 26, 2014, 09:20:42 PM
I haven't seen Blaneck in Rec Commons in months.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Green1 on October 27, 2014, 01:36:25 AM
;AAR
(http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=865)
(Hovertext: Nerd w/ a beer)


lol!
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 27, 2014, 02:10:20 AM
I'm seriously tempted...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on October 27, 2014, 03:15:54 PM
I'm seriously tempted...


In that case, I suggest you google "Within Temptation" on YouTube.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 02, 2014, 10:51:43 PM
I notice that SOMEone added some crappy BE smilies to the lineup - without consulting me or using any that I did.  ;goofy;

-Because why use the health one I animated when you can have this? ;hea
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on November 02, 2014, 10:56:59 PM
Looks like you have your work lined up before you then. :D
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 02, 2014, 11:03:29 PM
Looks like somebody broke line.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 14, 2014, 05:18:07 AM
Did this the other day...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: gwillybj on November 14, 2014, 11:33:04 AM
Can we have a "shrug"?
I use  ??? and  :-\ a bit, but sometimes I could use a :shrug:

btw, like (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=13445;image) a lot
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: sisko on November 14, 2014, 12:55:41 PM
you mean :dunno: ?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: gwillybj on November 14, 2014, 03:07:59 PM
That's the one! :dunno: Thanks!
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 14, 2014, 04:20:32 PM
Can we have a "shrug"?
I use  ??? and  :-\ a bit, but sometimes I could use a :shrug:

btw, like (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=13445;image) a lot
Interesting. When gwilly img-links an attachment it's displaying for me in IE.

(http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=13445)

When I do it, x-in-a-box...  :dunno:
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: gwillybj on November 14, 2014, 06:17:51 PM
??? In Chrome I see both: the one in the quote and the one in your comment :dunno:
There are times I miss IE, though :-\
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 14, 2014, 06:22:08 PM
-Oddly, this effect only comes up since the SMF upgrade.  The difference in our outcomes seems to be an ";image" appended to the end of the URL.

I drew that from scratch, incidentally.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 14, 2014, 08:36:18 PM
And here it is at 30x:
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 18, 2014, 02:27:24 AM
And here it is at liftoff:
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 18, 2014, 02:28:48 AM
I think I just won the internet.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on November 18, 2014, 02:49:48 AM
And here it is at liftoff:
Such smooth animation.
I love it.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 18, 2014, 03:03:03 AM
100%, completely drawn by hand from scratch by me, with no help and completely out of my head, not looking up any launch pictures or videos.  I'm pretty proud of that one.  I think I have to install it as a smilie.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on November 18, 2014, 12:10:04 PM
 ;flo
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 18, 2014, 05:39:29 PM
Haven't the foggiest what you mean by that.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on November 18, 2014, 05:49:27 PM
 :(

It floats/lift of as well?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 18, 2014, 06:49:12 PM
;liftoff
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on November 18, 2014, 09:34:46 PM
Yes? I saw it on the previous page? That's why I posted ;flo as well?

Nice work btw. ;b;
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 18, 2014, 09:39:13 PM
Yeah - I couldn't resist installing it.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on November 18, 2014, 09:44:41 PM
 ;sci
 ;liftoff
;pet
;foo

 :D
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 19, 2014, 01:55:53 AM
;sci
 ;liftoff
;pet
;foo

 :D
...Which of these things is not like the others?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on November 19, 2014, 04:51:46 PM
The bottommost smilie?  ;cute
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 19, 2014, 06:32:45 PM
The one in your sig?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on November 19, 2014, 08:35:47 PM
The one in the post bloc perhaps?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 19, 2014, 08:42:28 PM
My brain hurts today.

-What would the smilie of that look like?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on November 19, 2014, 08:44:37 PM
My brain hurts today.

-What would the smilie of that look like?

Yellow?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 19, 2014, 08:47:46 PM
I think I got it, if I can draw something that looks like a brain at that size.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on November 19, 2014, 08:51:14 PM
What are you talking about? I didn't request a new smilie?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 19, 2014, 08:59:54 PM
I'm just talkin' 'bout Shaft.

You can dig it.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on November 19, 2014, 09:13:06 PM
 ???
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 19, 2014, 09:39:04 PM
Shaft Theme Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEaRCAcfOEQ#)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 20, 2014, 12:02:25 AM
Let's see how this looks on the forum - it's certainly how I feel today.

;brainhurts
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 20, 2014, 12:06:51 AM
Hmm.  It might not need the pain lines...

;brainhurts
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 20, 2014, 12:08:37 AM
I'll leave it to the peanut gallery to choose which, but I reckon one of those is a keeper...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 20, 2014, 02:38:49 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 20, 2014, 03:07:33 AM
;can'ttakeit
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: gwillybj on November 20, 2014, 12:13:18 PM
Any one of the four would fit in my sig.
(somehow that sounds painful)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 21, 2014, 01:33:48 AM
Check your sig now, gwilly. ;)

I wouldn't want to live without coffee.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on November 21, 2014, 09:25:48 AM
Which type are you addicted to? Coffea Canephora or Arabica?

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_coffee_production (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_coffee_production)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 21, 2014, 01:57:37 PM
I'll see what the label says when I make more, later.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: gwillybj on November 21, 2014, 02:02:50 PM
Perfect!
Maxwell House is all I will buy for home. I like Dunkin' Donuts, but not many others.
Going to the store today; budget will dictate coffee resupply. It's rough.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 21, 2014, 06:25:34 PM
The label only says "100% coffee".
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on November 21, 2014, 07:12:35 PM
Not even the country where the coffee comes from? ???
Such labels would never pass here.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 21, 2014, 07:30:03 PM
Worse - it's instant.

 ;brainhurts
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on November 21, 2014, 08:53:47 PM
You call that coffee? :P
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 21, 2014, 08:56:47 PM
I knew you'd think that.

Instant fuels my buncle powers.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on December 09, 2014, 03:36:48 AM
I realized I'd been sporting a Star Wars ;leia sig for almost two months with dancing Sith Lal...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on December 09, 2014, 11:56:57 AM
 ;lol
Gettin' old? :P
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on December 09, 2014, 03:03:21 PM
Yes, and feelin' old.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on December 09, 2014, 03:41:03 PM
Oh.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: gwillybj on December 10, 2014, 12:21:40 AM
This doesn't happen often, just once in a while: a post has the numeral "8" followed by the closing parenthesis ")" resulting in the sunglasses "cool" smilie "8)" where it might not fit the context and sometimes be inappropriate. It's very insignificant, and most often amusing, but I'm wondering if it can be modified to use just "8 - )" and not convert "8 )"?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on December 10, 2014, 12:25:52 AM
If it was just up to me, I'd change it - that happens a lot in serious science news stories about the first week of every month.  -But sisko HATES it when smile codes are changed and a lot of old post suddenly have garbage in them.

Talk him into it, and we're golden - I don't feel strongly enough about it to override his wishes.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on December 15, 2014, 04:00:23 AM
GIVE DANCING SPOCK HIS DUE.
HAIL DANCING SPOCK!
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on December 15, 2014, 11:57:16 AM
Set phasers to stun. Shoot to kill!
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on December 30, 2014, 10:56:14 PM
Currently trying to make a decent coughing-into-my-arm smilie.

"Oh, right,  I totally finished that faction *cough cough*"
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on December 31, 2014, 05:01:57 PM
I present to you...
Coughing!
(https://i.imgflip.com/fvmqy.gif) (https://imgflip.com/gif/fvmqy) (https://imgflip.com/gifgenerator)
Ehh, I need to work on it. It seemed better at 12 AM.
I still am trying to wrap my head around image sequences in GIMP which is pretty sad, so I used a program. I have the raw files though
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on December 31, 2014, 05:21:06 PM
That looks like blowing instead of coughing...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on December 31, 2014, 05:28:49 PM
That gave me an idea. One moment...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on December 31, 2014, 05:53:11 PM
Burn it out
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on December 31, 2014, 06:00:07 PM
A candle.  He's trying to blow out a candle.

You would never make a smilie of something immoral, I'm sure...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on December 31, 2014, 06:46:06 PM
A candle.  He's trying to blow out a candle.

You would never make a smilie of something immoral, I'm sure...
Uh, no. It should be obvious enough with the smoke. -Actually it's kind of hard to tell what it is from far away.
(https://i.imgflip.com/fvr40.gif) (https://imgflip.com/gif/fvr40)By Flux (https://imgflip.com/gifgenerator)
I was going for a match, but a candle is close enough
Speedrat? Eh.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on December 31, 2014, 06:50:16 PM
I, however, would.  I made the attached back in March for a pothead at Apolyton...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on December 31, 2014, 06:52:08 PM
I, however, would.  I made the attached back in March for a pothead at Apolyton...
:-\
Even if it has no purpose, I will say animating smilies is a fun thing to do.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on December 31, 2014, 06:55:25 PM
I, however, would.  I made the attached back in March for a pothead at Apolyton...
If you're not careful, you're going to catch the Emo
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on December 31, 2014, 06:58:56 PM
Me?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on December 31, 2014, 07:01:30 PM
Me?
D:
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on December 31, 2014, 07:10:22 PM
He's spreading the Emo infection...
Either way, we could improve our wink smilie with old resources. (https://i.imgflip.com/fvs4u.gif) (https://imgflip.com/gif/fvs4u) (https://imgflip.com/gifgenerator)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on December 31, 2014, 07:11:49 PM
An extensive course in how to do that right is in this thread...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on December 31, 2014, 07:38:23 PM
An extensive course in how to do that right is in this thread...
Beta version, BU. Beta version. Beta Smilies are a thing. Kind of.
It's mostly the mouth that bugs me in that one.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on December 31, 2014, 08:01:44 PM
?
Alright, that matters to me because it's the first time I've made a gif solely in GIMP.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on December 31, 2014, 08:04:12 PM
;b;

Exercise is good for you.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on December 31, 2014, 08:25:02 PM
 
;b;

Exercise is good for you.
:D
Right now my ultimate goal is to animate my avatar to be like pacman.
If I want it to be smooth, I can't imagine how many frames there will be.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on December 31, 2014, 09:26:09 PM
Incidentally, you're learning pretty much the way I did - I got my start altering old smilies and gradually  my work became more and more original as my grasp of how it's done increased.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on December 31, 2014, 09:42:30 PM
First attempt at a 15-ish frame smilie.
Hang on a sec... Gonna make it so that the frames go faster.
-Alright. I could've sworn that I made the bag start moving as soon as it got hit. Still a decent first attempt IMO.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on December 31, 2014, 09:45:06 PM
First attempt at a 15-ish frame smilie.
Hang on a sec... Gonna make it so that the frames go faster.
-Alright. I could've sworn that I made the bag start moving as soon as it got hit. Still a decent first attempt IMO.
Hey, I'm actually really proud of that!
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on December 31, 2014, 09:47:57 PM
Good start.

Needs boxing gloves and a little work on the bag swing timing.  ;b;
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on December 31, 2014, 09:51:46 PM
I got inspiration from the  :wall: smilie, but I've been able to create all of these using nothing but  ;...
Now that I figured out GIMP I probably will be making random smilies a lot. Maybe one day I'll make one good enough for the forums  ;lol
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on December 31, 2014, 09:53:47 PM
I wouldn't be surprised.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on December 31, 2014, 10:48:02 PM
This was another one I made.
I wanted to see how smooth it would be. It doesn't look good. -on second thought, it is actually pretty okay. Assuming you don't take a close look.
I have a feeling it could get annoying if I keep putting everything I make up here though.
Gonna evacuate the forums pretty soon, so if you have an opinion please give it ASAP.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on December 31, 2014, 10:58:47 PM
Just post everything - it's what this thread is for, and it entertains.

On first impression, that could probably be slower.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on December 31, 2014, 11:03:14 PM
Just post everything - it's what this thread is for, and it entertains.

On first impression, that could probably be slower.
Evacuation imminent!
-Also like the new title. "Speedrat Smilie Specialist"
On first glance doesn't look like there is many other people making smilies. Or any.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on December 31, 2014, 11:14:12 PM
Just you and me - naturally, I'm happy to have empowered anyone; I didn't go to the trouble to work up those tutorials for nothing.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on December 31, 2014, 11:29:46 PM
...(http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=14053;image)

Turn that into a blue hedgepiggy, and you'll have something...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on December 31, 2014, 11:53:29 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/sCKYXiD.gif)         (http://i.imgur.com/Z39nFgq.gif)
(http://i.imgur.com/xZt5uAP.gif)
I meant my avatar when I said I wanted a Sonic Pacman. This is still cool, though.
EDIT: Crud, forgot to give him a nose. Oh well.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on December 31, 2014, 11:56:27 PM
Not bad.  Not bad at all. ;nod
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on December 31, 2014, 11:59:12 PM
New years party.
Gonna turn off this sucker. Cya tomorrow.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 01, 2015, 01:46:15 AM
"Sid Meier's Civilization series always has inspired the Just.One.More.TurnSmilie mentality in all of us."\

And now, Ms Paint Adventures.
Not saying you would ever ask why I stayed, BU. Just for comedy.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 01, 2015, 01:48:34 AM
:D
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 01, 2015, 01:51:27 AM
I have to start experimenting with bananas...
I think (http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130212211426/sonic/images/d/db/Robotnikjamprofile.png) would make a good first dancing banana.


-Ooh, page 28 is basically an archive of how I started to get serious with Smilie making.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 01, 2015, 01:54:07 AM
Robotnik is a racist.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 01, 2015, 02:05:51 AM
Robotnik is a racist.
machines don't have feelings.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 01, 2015, 02:08:24 AM
But it's true.  He hates me  :(
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 01, 2015, 02:15:07 AM
Google it.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 01, 2015, 02:24:28 AM
Google it.
You know I'm nerdy when I can identify the game he's playing there as Dux.
Wow. He is racist.
Against hedgehogs like me :(.
And black people Americans with noticeably darker skin cells than a significant portion of the population. Although this does not affect them in anyway.
Time to fish around for smilie inspiration.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 01, 2015, 02:29:02 AM
Someday you will learn to trust me.  ;nod
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 01, 2015, 02:40:18 AM
Roh-Bawt-Neeck
Made this by editing your dancing Spok. Haven't done more than one frame, but I'm not sure if I like the way the first one turned out.
EDIT: One look and I notice the skin color is off for the hands/head. gonna get to that.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 01, 2015, 02:45:43 AM
Image>Mode>RGB.  Don't forget to put the mode back to Indexed before you save.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 01, 2015, 03:04:38 AM
meager attempts.
I attempted to skip a few frames by just mirroring which reduced it by 3 frames. It didn't work as I now see.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 01, 2015, 03:29:53 AM
I dunno - that's pretty good.  Not dancing exactly like what you based it on is a virtue, if anything.

Needs more mustache, though.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 01, 2015, 04:11:08 AM
I dunno - that's pretty good.  Not dancing exactly like what you based it on is a virtue, if anything.

Needs more mustache, though.
It works. I'm just so used to  :danc: though that the only thing I see in :robutnik: is a spazzing out mad scientist.
I guess until tomorrow then.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on January 01, 2015, 05:16:47 AM
 ;modban
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Rusty Edge on January 01, 2015, 06:07:18 AM
Well, if you're looking to make smilies for the challenge and practice, I'm in a Star Wars kind of mood.


How about a Jawa?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 01, 2015, 03:25:32 PM
Well, if you're looking to make smilies for the challenge and practice, I'm in a Star Wars kind of mood.


How about a Jawa?
Sounds good. I'll try to do it stunning a droid or something too.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 01, 2015, 04:43:41 PM
Well, if you're looking to make smilies for the challenge and practice, I'm in a Star Wars kind of mood.


How about a Jawa?
Pac-Droid.
I hope the hand looks better viewed from far away.
Uploading this to see if it looks right.
-The frames play backwards. Let me get to that.
EDIT: Fixed.
If I make it smoother, I think it works perfectly.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 01, 2015, 05:04:05 PM
First attempt at a 15-ish frame smilie
is that pinocchio smoking a pipe?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 01, 2015, 05:06:29 PM
Who's Guns and Wham-o?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 01, 2015, 05:15:17 PM
Who's Guns and Wham-o?
Someone from Steam.
I just replace my name with his and used an old quote template.
He likes to see animation like that, so I sent him a link to it on Imgur.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 01, 2015, 06:11:53 PM
Even after all this, I'm still not sure how to go about making a coughing smilie.
Also gonna see if this turned out okay.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 01, 2015, 06:15:30 PM
Think about what happens when you cough - your face jerks forward a little, your mouth and eyes open wider, freezes a slit second, then it all withdraws.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 01, 2015, 06:18:11 PM
Think about what happens when you cough - your face jerks forward a little, your mouth and eyes open wider, freezes a slit second, then it all withdraws.
So basically choking.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 01, 2015, 06:21:42 PM
Spasming.  A cough is to expel flem.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 01, 2015, 06:23:29 PM
It's not fair that BUncle gets all the fun.
Here is my attempt at a grossed-out smilie.
The frames build on to eachother for some unknown reason, so I'll include what it came out too and all 3 frames. Doesn't look that good when they stack.
(https://i.imgflip.com/dgulx.gif) (https://imgflip.com/gif/dgulx)via Imgflip GIF Maker (https://imgflip.com/gifgenerator)
Gonna shamelessy up my post count here.
Oh my, that was a really bad attempt.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 01, 2015, 06:45:45 PM
It's a good catch, though - vomiting is the same motion as coughing, except you hold much longer and more comes out.

+1
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 01, 2015, 07:15:26 PM
It's a good catch, though - vomiting is the same motion as coughing, except you hold much longer and more comes out.

+1
Yeah. I guess so.
Currently on frame 42 of my latest one. I figure I can edit part of it and then use it later as something else though.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 01, 2015, 07:33:26 PM
Gonna put this up at a bunch of different FPS speeds.
-The frames play backwards, but it still looks fine.
That was about 70 frames.
I like Flux2 the best.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 01, 2015, 09:24:02 PM
Okay, I think I have this figured out.

Make decent animation
               
              Stretch Goals!
Get some serious requests
Get a smilie on the forum

     
   
Title: Cough
Post by: Flux on January 01, 2015, 09:47:29 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/8njv0LG.gif)
Title: Re: Cough
Post by: Flux on January 01, 2015, 10:31:14 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/8njv0LG.gif)

Ugh, this looks like somebody hitting their mouth OR coughing depending on how you look at it.
Ironic I'm having the most trouble with the one thing I really wanted animated  ;lol
Title: Re: Cough
Post by: Flux on January 01, 2015, 10:51:30 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/8njv0LG.gif)

Ugh, this looks like somebody hitting their mouth OR coughing depending on how you look at it.
Ironic I'm having the most trouble with the one thing I really wanted animated  ;lol

It appears I've lost feedback.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 01, 2015, 10:57:00 PM
Try bugging the eyes and opening the mouth wide as it gets closest to the arm.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 01, 2015, 11:03:07 PM
Try bugging the eyes and opening the mouth wide as it gets closest to the arm.
No more Santa BU.  :(
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 01, 2015, 11:15:02 PM
It's next year, now.















That looks kinda like a cough, BTW.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 01, 2015, 11:21:41 PM
It's next year, now.
the cough still looks like someone jamming their fingers into their mouth. This isn't easy to do.














That looks kinda like a cough, BTW.
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Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 01, 2015, 11:27:38 PM
I just stuck some fingers into my mouth, and found it pretty easy.

You usually jerk your face forward a little during a cough.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 01, 2015, 11:47:42 PM


That looks kinda like a cough, BTW.
I swear I didn't write that last part.
I just stuck some fingers into my mouth, and found it pretty easy.

You usually jerk your face forward a little during a cough.
I have the mouth and pupils go forward during the cough, but this is supposed to be more subtle. "yeah, I did that *cough cough*" And unless the entire smiley moves forward for a cough, it would be hard to do more than that. I guess I'll work on it a little later and see what I come up with.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 06, 2015, 07:15:20 PM
You know, a thing I love about how this ;morganercise turned out is that he looks like it's his turn in a dance-off, even if he's not a very good dancer.

Look at the way he's staring at you while he busts a monotonous move.  It's on!
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Rusty Edge on January 06, 2015, 09:40:24 PM
I think that the trouble with the coughing smilie is that his hand is so much smaller than his mouth. He couldn't hope to cover it with that baby fist. It looks more like it's applying Chapstick or something.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 06, 2015, 10:08:18 PM
I think that the trouble with the coughing smilie is that his hand is so much smaller than his mouth. He couldn't hope to cover it with that baby fist. It looks more like it's applying Chapstick or something.
Hmm
Maybe you're right. Going to edit it and make his hand a few pixels bigger.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 06, 2015, 10:13:50 PM
Okay...
Better. But not quite.
Hey, BU, you should take a crack at this and show me the result. Something tells me you know whats wrong with it.
Of course, maybe you don't.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 06, 2015, 10:20:07 PM
Maybe after supper...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 06, 2015, 11:36:31 PM
-Accidentally edited this
Original post: "Couldn't find a better smilie for waiting  ;excite;" -Something like that
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 06, 2015, 11:50:45 PM
No.  No you couldn't. ;nod
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on January 07, 2015, 12:42:10 AM
 ;no
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 07, 2015, 01:18:03 AM
"Couldn't find a better smilie for waiting" -Flux
"Excersize is good for you" -BUncle
-Gah. Hit edit instead of repost. -Meant quote here, not repost.
My take on waiting.
"Thinking of how to better procrastinate - Waiting"
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 07, 2015, 01:33:12 AM
Be my guest and come up with something - foot tapping, crossed arms and watch-checking all ought to be doable...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 07, 2015, 01:34:26 AM
Be my guest and come up with something - foot tapping, crossed arms and watch-checking all ought to be doable...

I have inspiration.
(http://www.angelfire.com/sk/reii/images/anisonicwaiting.gif)
So I'll do something. Look out tonight, as that'll likely be when it's done.
I have to say, this is fun to do.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 07, 2015, 01:37:01 AM
;nod
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 07, 2015, 01:40:26 AM
No.  No you couldn't. ;nod
Generally sarcastic reactions to what I say mean I've been a bit careless with my speech. I also don't like what I typed. Sorry if it came off as a bit  ;lynchmob "You forgot to cater to our every smilie need! Lazy bum." -I didn't mean it like that. I just realized how awkward  ;excite; was for waiting for a possible coughing.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 07, 2015, 02:03:31 AM
That would be because ;excite; was intended to indicate excitement, not exactly impatience...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 07, 2015, 02:24:42 AM
I wouldn't expect my smilie to be finished tonight.
I've been to busy doing piles of homework.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 07, 2015, 02:48:13 AM
I'm not feeling up to it tonight, myself...










And in MY case it's not because I'd rather play Sonic made up something about homework...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on January 07, 2015, 02:54:53 AM
Then get down to tge business at hand! :whip:
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 07, 2015, 03:19:08 AM
If it's a business, I should get paid.












Gimme.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 07, 2015, 03:58:47 AM
Le pile of homework is done.  How unfortunate it is that I'm on EST time and about to sleep.  Tomorrow though. This'll be my first smilie with legs. (Or floating feet)
Fun fact: I live in one of the best US citys for sleep time.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on January 07, 2015, 04:16:31 AM
I should change my timezone.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Rusty Edge on January 07, 2015, 06:34:10 PM
That's better. It looks like a closed hand...  only now I think he's snacking  on popcorn or something.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 07, 2015, 08:44:06 PM
And in MY case it's not because I'd rather play Sonic made up something about homework...
7 periods of class. Usually half of them assign homework nightly.
45 minutes of homework usually per class. Thats like, 2-3 hours a night.
I don't care if you don't believe me.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 07, 2015, 08:45:58 PM
Good. ;)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 07, 2015, 09:20:38 PM
Finished this.
"I'm waiting!"
Tried it with and without shoes. I like it better without shoes.

This is stupid. So the last thing I'll say is that I was on winter break for the past 2 weeks. So I had days to spend making smilies.
EDIT: One frame had a bunch of pixels that were the wrong color. Fixed it :)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Rusty Edge on January 07, 2015, 10:23:29 PM
That conveys impatience!
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 07, 2015, 10:42:12 PM
It's pretty advanced work; no kiddin'.


Question for the peanut gallery: Shall I install?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 07, 2015, 11:05:14 PM
It's pretty advanced work; no kiddin'.


Question for the peanut gallery: Shall I install?
Wow
The possibility of my efforts being installed anywhere came a lot quicker than expected.
Time to watch the huge debate and inevitable stalemate about the installation of "I'm Waiting!"
The issue will never be solved. Many will enter, few will leave.
AC2.info will never be the same.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 08, 2015, 01:57:48 AM
Question for the peanut gallery: Shall I install?
;excite;
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 08, 2015, 01:59:21 AM
(http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=14146;image)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 08, 2015, 02:01:21 AM
(http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=14146;image)

You had me thinking you'd installed it there for a second, until I saw a URL from quoting.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 08, 2015, 02:30:00 AM
C'mon, peanut gallery.
"I'm waitinggggggg...."
(http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=14146;image)
(http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/Impatience.+I+m+proud+to+reveal+my+15th+motivational+poster+starring_c3fd4f_3386394.jpg)
I want to message someone, but that would be cheating
plz notice me
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 08, 2015, 03:20:17 AM
I give up on making someone online ((http://i.imgur.com/wEFkEjG.gif)sisko) notice this.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 08, 2015, 04:07:05 AM
Welcome to my life.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Rusty Edge on January 08, 2015, 06:27:38 AM
I think it's worthy of the Pantheon.
Since I pride myself on my patience, I'm  probably not going to use it a lot.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on January 08, 2015, 07:40:51 AM
(http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=14146;image)


Evilness and impatience in one smilie. ;b;
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 08, 2015, 09:06:41 PM
(http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=14146;image)


Evilness and impatience in one smilie. ;b;
Your signature looks like a better version of ;hea
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 08, 2015, 09:08:30 PM
It is.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 08, 2015, 11:27:14 PM
It is.
Erm
That makes little sense.

Do I still need moar feedback?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 09, 2015, 12:14:17 AM
I made Geo's sig smilie -look back a few months in this thread and see- but sisko installed that ugly version.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 09, 2015, 12:21:19 AM
Huh. With a few more frames, that would look really good.




Impatient Flux is impatient.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on January 09, 2015, 02:15:11 AM
It already does.

 :P
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 09, 2015, 02:21:10 AM
It already does.

 :P

Yes, but it could be better. I did look back and found where it was being made, it seems he was still tweaking it. It animates nicely no doubt, but could be improved. Right before it hits the upward slant is the most obvious part. Possible practice for me whenever I get bored.

I showed one other guy on the web just for the sake of majority here. Don't worry, he isn't signed up here. The quote isn't real.
Legs might be a bit long, everything else is fine.


Proof I didn't make that up: (http://i.imgur.com/n3a6TlL.png)

impatient flux is impatient
Very impatient
Do we not have enough feedback?
I should stop using the font size feature...
You're killing me here, BU.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 09, 2015, 04:08:55 AM
The legs could indeed be shorter - I just hate that I'm always suggesting improvements.  I don't want to overdo that, with you making so much progress so fast, and discourage you.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 09, 2015, 10:21:41 PM
The legs could indeed be shorter - I just hate that I'm always suggesting improvements.  I don't want to overdo that, with you making so much progress so fast, and discourage you.
That makes sense.

-Any more flaws to report for this? I fixed the legs to be as short as they could while looking decent.
Also, I just realized if this is installed, it would set the standard for feet/legs here.  :bike: has no feet.
-Put 3 FPS speeds. I like the 500 milliseconds fps (middle speed, last attachment) best
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 10, 2015, 12:25:48 AM
Be my guest if you can make it nicer.

Which wait version are you recommending?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 10, 2015, 01:05:05 AM
Be my guest if you can make it nicer.

Which wait version are you recommending?
I recommend the third one. I have no idea what the original FPS was, but that last one looks best.
I can't think of any ways to make it nicer. Also, for the weekend I'm stuck on a craptop (Junky laptop that I have - First comp I ever owned) where GIMP is crashing. I haven't been able to fix it.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 10, 2015, 03:44:43 AM
You had me thinking you were going to install that waiting smilie.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on January 10, 2015, 03:51:56 AM
It already does.

 :P
Yes, but it could be better. I did look back and found where it was being made, it seems he was still tweaking it. It animates nicely no doubt, but could be improved. Right before it hits the upward slant is the most obvious part. Possible practice for me whenever I get bored.

I'm not :stop: you...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 10, 2015, 03:56:25 AM
It already does.

 :P
Yes, but it could be better. I did look back and found where it was being made, it seems he was still tweaking it. It animates nicely no doubt, but could be improved. Right before it hits the upward slant is the most obvious part. Possible practice for me whenever I get bored.

I'm not :stop: you...
You mean someone who cares about the small details in GIFs ever since he read BUs tutorials?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 10, 2015, 09:24:54 PM
You had me thinking you were going to install that waiting smilie.

No response? Mmkay.
Notice me :'(
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 10, 2015, 09:26:44 PM
No.

Two yeses are probably all the feedback we'll get, though, so it's probably gonna happen.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 10, 2015, 09:34:40 PM
No.

Two yeses are probably all the feedback we'll get, though, so it's probably gonna happen.
I don't understand the first no.
Of course, the fact that I'm bugging some person from the web to install an impatient smilie in itself means I should be more patient.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: sisko on January 10, 2015, 09:50:01 PM
Of course, the fact that I'm bugging some person from the web to install an impatient smilie in itself means I should be more patient.
;lol
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on January 11, 2015, 04:46:51 AM
Look! Look, feedback!

;cute
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 11, 2015, 05:20:09 AM
Look! Look, feedback!

;cute
Feed the beast.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: sisko on January 11, 2015, 07:14:36 AM
So, where's my 'green with envy' smilie?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 11, 2015, 01:34:41 PM
So, where's my 'green with envy' smilie?
I have an idea of what I'll do for it.
But I don't have access to GIMP till tomorrow.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 12, 2015, 12:14:41 AM
Envy...
Does the eye-twitching look okay? I think it works, but it looks strange on this 24-inch TV/monitor because the smilie itself is so small.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 12, 2015, 12:28:58 AM
Too subtle and too cute, maybe.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 12, 2015, 12:31:42 AM
Too subtle and too cute, maybe.
Ahh, there it is. One of the biggest differences between my smilies and the forum standard is the size of the eyes and mouth.
Finally noticed. It's also why my envy looks so awkward in comparison to yours.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 12, 2015, 01:09:45 AM
"Bling Bling"
Write the name in gold.
Just going to see how this looks.
-The eyes need to be darker. Gonna go do that.
Stand by.
EDIT: It looks good now. Definetly not forum-worthy though.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 12, 2015, 01:34:43 AM
A re-imagining of one of my earliest GIFS.
Ugh. The lack of a ceiling on the forum is ugly. Gonna fix that.
Okay. Done. I suppose opinions are unnecessary, this is just a joke.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 12, 2015, 01:45:25 AM
Welcome to my life.
I had always just kind of assumed you carried a tablet wherever you went to stay so active...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 12, 2015, 02:00:08 AM
No - I don't have a life.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 12, 2015, 02:16:56 AM
Oh, umm
I'm really not sure how to respond to that ._.
That explains the 26215 post count then...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 12, 2015, 03:10:53 AM
Yes.

Yes it does.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on January 12, 2015, 04:00:03 AM
Yes, it does.


*hide smilie*
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 16, 2015, 02:13:03 AM
*hide smilie*
I sense a smilie idea.
Thinking the side of one poking out of a brick wall and then going back behind it.
Lets see if I can do this one justice.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 16, 2015, 02:31:09 AM
;nod
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 16, 2015, 02:52:21 AM
I :luv: the blur tool so much. It made my brick wall look decent.
This turned out far better than I expected. Feedback?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 16, 2015, 03:25:32 AM
That ain't bad.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 16, 2015, 03:38:53 AM
On second look, it could use a few more frames of behind-the-wall
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 16, 2015, 04:32:52 AM
Would the hiding work better if he was stooping behind the wall?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 16, 2015, 04:57:55 AM
Would the hiding work better if he was stooping behind the wall?
I think thats a preference, I would have made it that way if I liked it better.
I'll redo it anyway. Probably not tonight though. Then we can compare.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on January 16, 2015, 07:29:11 AM
Half the length og the wall should suffice.
For the rest, ;b; .
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 16, 2015, 04:35:35 PM
BUjoy.
The small digitized head wouldn't be out of place with the  ;deidre; ;yang; ;zak; ;morgan; I suspect...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 16, 2015, 04:48:58 PM
Looks like Buster's Daddy...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 16, 2015, 04:53:59 PM
Looks like Buster's Daddy...
I don't know anything about your family, and this is your avatar. So i had assumed it was a portrait - ified you.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 16, 2015, 05:22:21 PM
This is him...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 16, 2015, 05:56:57 PM
Okay?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 16, 2015, 06:01:05 PM
Rounder head, shorter nose, more pronounced brow ridges, differently-trimmed beard - not quite the same, and both pretty good likenesses.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 16, 2015, 06:20:24 PM
ShatnerBanana. His head is super blurry though.
At the very least, the banana I made based off your avatar gives me a good blank template for them. I was able to easily convert it into the following:

-Additionally, I tried to convert this Shatner pic into something I could use as a banana, but it was far too blurry.
It's pretty rough anyway, I should do more with it (blue background, extra streaks of color) if I get serious about making a  :danc: of it.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 16, 2015, 09:00:37 PM
"When I got bored one day"
The banana template makes it so easy to just put on anything and make a dancing banana out of it. Although there is an illusion in this one. Due to a dumb mistake, her head appears to grow forever.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 16, 2015, 09:08:57 PM
Agreed - it's fun and easy to paste in a head.

Here's a blank with the banana taken out but the arms and legs unaltered.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 16, 2015, 09:17:27 PM
Hmm
I notice I made my template off of your spock, and rather than a banana it's his uniform. That must be why it looks weird compared to :danc:
I'm going to see if a banana from my avatar looks okay. Stand by.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 16, 2015, 09:21:20 PM
That thing you're doing where you mod/build on my work is like the way I learned.  ;b;
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 16, 2015, 09:29:21 PM
I'm scrapping it. It looks bad. It will only work if I use a real sonic head from one of the 16-bit games.
-And who did you build off of? Just random things from the internet?
EDIT: I noticed that we have different smilie sets. Maybe I should try my hand at making one? Of course, I would have to recreate ever.single.gif here and even theny nobody would use it probably.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 16, 2015, 10:06:16 PM
Random things.

You'll save yourself some surprises if you check Hard edge when you're erasing/cutting things like that out - the indexed mode .gifs use doesn't permit semi-transparencies.  (On the other hand, a larger head that's going to display in .jpg or .png for something like an avatar will look less pixelated/better around the edges if Hard edge isn't checked.)

Go ahead and make a set for the learning experience.  Knowing you, the base look might be speedy obnoxious and blue...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 16, 2015, 10:30:30 PM
Random things.

You'll save yourself some surprises if you check Hard edge when you're erasing/cutting things like that out - the indexed mode .gifs use doesn't permit semi-transparencies.  (On the other hand, a larger head that's going to display in .jpg or .png for something like an avatar will look less pixelated/better around the edges if Hard edge isn't checked.)

Go ahead and make a set for the learning experience.  Knowing you, the base look might be speedy obnoxious and blue...

Nah, if I did a set using just the sonic head it would be far too easy. Here is a few emotions I made. Literally all I did was change the mouth/eyes. I mean, the hardest part was finding a decent sprite to use. Which, by the way, every pixel in the one I'm using is actually 3x3 pixels.
What about a bunch of square smilies? It might be unoriginal, especially considering at least one of these  (;hero) was based off a square set, but triangles would be strange and circles are overdone.  (http://i.imgur.com/SOQdZZo.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 16, 2015, 10:33:13 PM
Sure.  Give it a try.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 16, 2015, 10:47:47 PM
Basic emotions. No animation necessary.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 16, 2015, 11:14:25 PM
I like.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 16, 2015, 11:54:31 PM
I like.

Me too (http://i.imgur.com/D8gplTW.gif)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 17, 2015, 01:38:56 AM
What impresses is that you drew from scratch and have, so far, done in your own consistent style. ;nod
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 17, 2015, 01:54:12 AM
What impresses is that you drew from scratch and have, so far, done in your own consistent style. ;nod
I think I'll finish all the other normal emotions tonight.  ;) :D :o 8) ??? ::) :P :-[ :-\ :-* :'( :mad: ;lol
Ooh, that might be a daunting task. But I believe in myself.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 17, 2015, 02:20:36 AM
?
You know what, I just noticed I put the frames backwards. But I'm going to leave that there too.
It looks so funny. I also noticed his face gets fatter halfway through.
Rough it is.
Okay, fixed it. Check the third attachment.
The fixing of this smilie might have taken longer than the making of it.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 17, 2015, 02:30:56 AM
;b;
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 18, 2015, 12:24:52 AM
I think I've almost got all of the most basic emotions.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 18, 2015, 12:29:11 AM
What's that avatar - a dumbbell?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 18, 2015, 12:30:32 AM
Uh, no.
Google+ has these notifications. When you've gotten through all of 'em, my avatar shows up and says "All caught up!"
Besides, it just looks cute  ;cute
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 18, 2015, 12:34:20 AM
Your next post is #600...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 18, 2015, 12:45:26 AM
Your next post is #600...
  :D
What, you mean this one?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 18, 2015, 01:39:29 AM
Yes; that's the one.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 18, 2015, 02:43:17 AM
Ah, good. Thought so.
So a smilie set is just  :) ;) :D :( :o 8) ??? ::) :P :-[ :-\ :-* :'( :mad: ;lol ;b; ;q; right?
I'd hate to have to redo the entire forums worth of smilies.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 18, 2015, 03:07:27 AM
I don't know, actually.  sisko might.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 18, 2015, 03:43:45 AM
Welp, now my YouTube is based off "The Dumbell"
I'm going to make some videos. ^_^ 1 isn't exactly a channel.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 19, 2015, 01:04:34 AM
These are all of the emotions you'll ever need on a forum. Except maybe guilt and envy. But those aren't forum standard anyway.

 :) ;) :D :( :o 8) ??? :P :'( :mad: ;...
(http://i.imgur.com/bmFBLYE.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/9fEObds.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/8yFJi1d.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/aSx7TiX.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/BoL93Xk.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/BuBnNzd.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/6sBTgj4.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/tGH5tlq.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/JLGvdFU.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/PqWPEW7.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/xZSFVBu.gif)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 19, 2015, 02:00:04 AM
Call sisko's attention - I'd like his opinion, 'cause I rather like these.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 19, 2015, 03:35:42 AM
Well, that makes me feel slightly better about myself. Made a decent smilie set...
I'll PM him.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 19, 2015, 06:11:43 PM
PM'd. Now we just wait for the response.
And if so, my mark will forever be left on AC2. Immortality through smilies.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: sisko on January 19, 2015, 06:47:00 PM
I guess we can install another set of smilies..
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 19, 2015, 06:48:12 PM
I don't really understand how sets work - like how to install one...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 19, 2015, 07:07:26 PM
Just tell me if any more of them are mandatory for a "set"
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 19, 2015, 07:36:46 PM
;waiting

Immortality is yours. young Flux.  ;b;
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 19, 2015, 09:18:08 PM
;waiting

Immortality is yours. young Flux.  ;b;
And now, my mark is forever left on this forum.
It also means I can do this:
Maybe after supper...
;waiting
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 19, 2015, 09:20:48 PM
What was that?  I recall never getting to it, but not what.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 19, 2015, 09:31:33 PM
What was that?  I recall never getting to it, but not what.
*cough cough*
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 19, 2015, 11:03:14 PM
Still in the dark...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 19, 2015, 11:09:30 PM
Still in the dark...
Seeing if you can do this better than I could:
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 19, 2015, 11:45:09 PM
Oh, that.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 20, 2015, 01:01:04 AM
Oh, that.
Yes.
I'm excited to see the result. :whip:
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: sisko on January 20, 2015, 02:24:35 PM
I don't really understand how sets work..
Here is how it works:
We can have as many sets as we want, but there is only one default set and that is the one named 'sisko'.   :D
Every user is free to chose the set he/she wants to see on the pages of our forums.
If you're adding smilies with the same code as the default ones but in a new set (have to create one first) you have to be carefull not to overwrite them in all sets (uncheck the option 'Same image for all sets')
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 20, 2015, 02:39:52 PM
I don't understand how to assemble a set and install it.  The admin interface isn't exactly a wonder of user-friendliness...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: sisko on January 20, 2015, 02:46:16 PM
The admin interface isn't exactly a wonder of user-friendliness...
You're probably right about that.

There's no easy way to add a whole set. You have to add one by one the new smilies giving details about the code and the tooltips for each one. Once everything is done, the set is installed.  :P
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on January 20, 2015, 05:47:16 PM
Were you busy with adding smilies just a while ago?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 20, 2015, 06:34:10 PM
Nope.  I added ;waiting 23 hours ago.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 21, 2015, 12:08:22 AM
Does this make me an official Smilie-maker of the AC2 Forums?
 :D
That cough is still the bane of my smilie-making existence, though. I must perfect it somehow.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 21, 2015, 01:05:13 AM
I dunno about Official, but yer on the boards.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 21, 2015, 01:09:54 AM
I'll take dumbell over the Flux joke.
Personally I think Happybell is more fitting, considering my appearance. Admin's word is law, though...
 :unworthy:
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 21, 2015, 02:46:03 AM
I tried out the smilie sets.  Alienine's set appears to do nothing. STG has a bunch of "Broken Image" icons. (http://alphacentauri2.info/Smileys/PortaMx/tongue2.gif)
Aaron appears to do nothing. Akyhne does nothing. Sisko does nothing. Board default is the default obviously.

-Did we forget to re-install these when the site went down or something?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 21, 2015, 03:11:56 AM
sisko?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 21, 2015, 03:20:46 AM
sisko?
A smilie set is named "sisko."
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 21, 2015, 03:30:12 AM
Yes.  My partner is a terrible person.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 21, 2015, 03:32:19 AM
Yes.  My partner is a terrible person.
Umm, wat?
Is he terrible because he named a smilie set after himself?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 21, 2015, 03:35:30 AM
Yes.

I am appalled at and sickened by his egotism.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 21, 2015, 04:04:23 AM
Yes.

I am appalled at and sickened by his egotism.
Wait,  there was no ;lol at the end of that!
He was serious!
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 21, 2015, 04:08:13 AM
Yes.

We cannot communicate properly without adding little pictures to our sentences, and sisko invented Hitler.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 21, 2015, 04:12:36 AM
If you're implying that using little pics in sentences is a bad thing, then I'm going to rethink the hours I've spent here. In any case, i think I'm going to make a bell smilie set to rebel against your iron fist over this forum. Do it for the smilies!  And for practice.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on January 21, 2015, 04:15:58 AM
We cannot communicate properly without adding little pictures to our sentences, and sisko invented Hitler.
/
Truth if I ever heard it! ;llap

(Btw, what happened with Spock's llap smilie?)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 21, 2015, 04:27:40 AM
Nothing.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on January 21, 2015, 04:30:35 AM
It isn't in the extended smilie list anymore?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 21, 2015, 03:00:23 PM
 ;spock ;llap <--- All there ever was.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on January 21, 2015, 06:44:02 PM
Must have mixed up ;spock with ;llap then.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 21, 2015, 06:58:22 PM
Both are towards the bottom of the pop-up...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 21, 2015, 11:18:22 PM
Flux, you might find a comparison of the attached with your original creation educational; I opened the file, and it's 14 empty pixels taller than it needed to be, is the main shortcoming.

Smilies need to be as short as possible; the 20 tall I mainly indulge myself to work with is actually taller than standard text, and throws off the line spacing a little.  40 pixels tall is way too much, barring some novelty appeal and you can't figure out how to make it work any shorter.

-Wider than 20 is way less of a problem, though I shaved off two empty pixels worth of width, because, empty.  Notice that the filesize is thereby reduced, also good for optimal smilies.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 21, 2015, 11:21:37 PM
Flux, you might find a comparison of the attached with your creation educational; I opened the file, and it 14 empty pixels taller than it needed to be, is the main shortcoming.

Smilies need to be as short as possible; the 20 tall I mainly indulge myself to work with is actually taller than standard text, and throws off the line spacing a little.  40 pixels tall is way too much, barring some novelty appeal and you can't figure out how to make it work any shorter.

-Wider than 20 is way less of a problem.
Ahh, you're right. That makes sense. I gave myself too much space.

Also, you messed up the fps. It really can't matter much, though. Except you installed it. His eyes moves too fast. :P
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 21, 2015, 11:24:24 PM
See also the edit I was still adding when you quoted.

I don't know why the eyeshift frame is playing so fast; I didn't touch the timing, which is still set at half a second.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 22, 2015, 10:02:20 PM
 ;waiting
This eye movement frame is driving me crazy.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 22, 2015, 10:34:33 PM
You were already crazy. ;nod
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 22, 2015, 11:14:13 PM
You were already crazy. ;nod
Touché.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 22, 2015, 11:32:26 PM
Since I've nothing better to do, I'll take a smilie request.

-Also, how about that set? Is there anything else I need to make for it?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 22, 2015, 11:45:23 PM
Your own version of everything in the pop-up, maybe?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 23, 2015, 12:07:55 AM
Your own version of everything in the pop-up, maybe?
You mean the "more?"
Oh, don't worry, I have an excuse to keep myself from having to do that many smilies.
"Those aren't the basic emotions. That is your unique work, and my pop-up must be unique as well."
I'll do the nod I guess? It works better on a circular smilie, at least the way you did it.

-And the title. So you DO think I'm a butthole? Or at least what comes out of one?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 23, 2015, 12:39:38 AM
I mean the [more] (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=post;msg=67911;topic=7298.600#).

No.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 23, 2015, 12:52:46 AM
And finally, a title I like. Decidedly the best way to keep it is to say nothing else.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 23, 2015, 12:56:41 AM
;lol

I'll try to resist the temptation for a while...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 23, 2015, 12:57:50 AM
;lol

I'll try to resist the temptation for a while...
I hope so.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 23, 2015, 02:23:11 AM
Attempted a triangular template. It looks better than I thought it would.
EDIT: I forgot to index. Oh well?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 23, 2015, 02:28:48 AM
I like the squares a lot better.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 23, 2015, 02:35:56 AM
Same here. But I was thinking triangles would look terrible.
These aren't HORRIBLE, no, but they aren't anything I'd use normally.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 23, 2015, 03:33:13 AM
They're mighty squat, and the shape doesn't leave you any room to do anything with the eyes/brows.

Inverted might do better...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 23, 2015, 03:44:53 AM
We need an art board.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 23, 2015, 04:22:45 AM
This is the art board, save modding and specialty stuff...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 23, 2015, 11:06:51 PM
This is the art board, save modding and specialty stuff...
Okay.
Also, I edited the triangle with your critisicsm. the shape is butchered, but refined it might look better?
I decided I don't like the triangular design anyway.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 23, 2015, 11:19:41 PM
Looks like a nipple.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 23, 2015, 11:22:20 PM
Looks like a nipple.
Yes. Yes it does. ;nod
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 23, 2015, 11:23:12 PM
Not so innocent.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 23, 2015, 11:24:48 PM
Not so innocent.
Still cute, though.  ;cute

And if you really have to know, I've taken off my shirt before.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 23, 2015, 11:26:16 PM
TMI, dude.  TMI.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 23, 2015, 11:35:24 PM
Looks like a bearded hippy.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 23, 2015, 11:37:11 PM
Or a happy slice of pizza, heavy on the cheese.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 23, 2015, 11:41:10 PM
Gonna go with a happy slice of pizza.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 23, 2015, 11:42:40 PM
Widening to 25 pixels helps - remember that wide is no problem, provided it's not too tall.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 23, 2015, 11:44:52 PM
Perfect! On a phone currently, but i would add pepperoni if I could
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 24, 2015, 12:20:43 AM
What is considered "professional" smilie making?
I'm guessing the stuff they have on Skype? That dancing smilie is crazy.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 24, 2015, 12:21:45 AM
I guess it's if you get paid for it - but the smilies on Skype suck.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 24, 2015, 12:27:57 AM
I guess it's if you get paid for it - but the smilies on Skype suck.
Ehh, they're not that bad. They just need more relevant ones.  Like i said, that dancing smilie is pretty impressive.
Theoretically we could both do it given about a day completeky uninterrupted.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 24, 2015, 12:38:08 AM
I'd never noticed the dancing smilie - it is impressive...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 24, 2015, 12:46:42 AM
Yeah. Moon Walker plays in infinite loop in my head whenever i see that smile
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 24, 2015, 12:49:00 AM
Skype desperately needs a proper  ;lol smilie, though.  -Separate from  :D.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 24, 2015, 12:51:44 AM
Skype desperately needs a proper  ;lol smilie, though.  -Separate from  :D.
Something my set lacks. Time to fix GIMP on the ol' craptop.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 24, 2015, 09:02:04 PM
Tell me why again MS paint and Paint.NET can't open GIFS?
It seems stupid. Paint.NET has layers.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 24, 2015, 09:09:21 PM
I was not in on the decision-making process --- but they may have been thinking they could sell you a more advanced graphics editor for money that way.  We are talking about Microsoft...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 24, 2015, 09:12:15 PM
I was not in on the decision-making process --- but they may have been thinking they could sell you a more advanced graphics editor for money that way.  We are talking about Microsoft...
Wait, Microsoft has other image editors?
The only advanced image editors I can name are GIMP and PhotoShop.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 24, 2015, 09:22:03 PM
If they're not selling something advanced at a ridiculous price, I'd be surprised - maybe google it?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 24, 2015, 09:25:01 PM
If they're not selling something advanced at a ridiculous price, I'd be surprised - maybe google it?
If it's Microsoft, and "microsoft image editor" doesn't turn up results quick, I don't think they do.
Apparently up until the early 2000's they had an image editor in Office. (started in office '97) I'm sure it's worthless now, but it probably opens up PCX. I actually have an old disc of Office '97, but it's at my grandparents house I believe. Would be interesting to see.
I could see myself finishing the "Flux" graphic with that just for the novelty of it.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 26, 2015, 05:14:35 PM
Can I get a laugh?

-Those replace frames I don't understand. Looks like that panda tutorial might have a little more usefulness left in it for me.

(for this one I just put my blank template into BU's laugh smilie - Credit to him for the face)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 26, 2015, 05:53:45 PM
I look forward to seeing the ROTFLMAO version.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 26, 2015, 06:01:23 PM
I look forward to seeing the ROTFLMAO version.
;rotflmao
Something to do.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 26, 2015, 06:12:50 PM
47 frames?
Dangit.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 26, 2015, 06:23:19 PM
Testing
(adding more as I do more frames)
So far: 10-frame milestone - (http://i.imgur.com/b65c6jt.gif)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 26, 2015, 06:59:48 PM
Not a lot of square to it so far...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 26, 2015, 07:03:42 PM
Not a lot of square to it so far...
Blame GIMP's rotate tool.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 26, 2015, 07:10:40 PM
I blame you. ;nod
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 26, 2015, 07:15:05 PM
-snip-
It was at that moment that the small bell decided he'd rather not deal with a pissed-off BU.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 26, 2015, 07:40:32 PM
You and everyone, young sir; you and everyone.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 26, 2015, 07:59:27 PM
I'm giving up on this for now.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 26, 2015, 08:00:29 PM
Now do me a ;disappointed smilie - I suddenly have a need.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 26, 2015, 08:02:06 PM
Now do me a ;disappointed smilie - I suddenly have a need.
Alright. I will.
Even when I do finish that other smilie, it still needs a TON of work to look like a cube moving properly.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 26, 2015, 08:03:15 PM
Would you like me to take a whirl at a few frames?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 26, 2015, 08:06:12 PM
Just looking at that face makes me feel bad.

Would you like me to take a whirl at a few frames?
-Yah...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 26, 2015, 08:11:03 PM
Alright. I will.
Even when I do finish that other smilie, it still needs a TON of work to look like a cube moving properly.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 26, 2015, 08:28:34 PM
I'll have a look, then...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 26, 2015, 10:09:10 PM
Look carefully at the frame cropping when you open this and look over what I've done - I left it unoptimized, since it's a WIP.  As you see, I left it to you to roll it back.  Shouldn't be TOO tough to finish, now...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 26, 2015, 11:38:57 PM
...You might experiment with the frame timing - it might be funnier if the corner-rolling looks awkward instead of bouncy, as slowing the roll to 100ms or so might do.  Maybe 100ms as it turns up, and 50 as it turns down.  My idea in the first place was making the square roll like a square...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 27, 2015, 12:24:40 AM
Well, now I'm starting to know how the layer-boundary tool works.
What an educational smilie.
(AND frustrating. I did something to mess up all of the good looking frames somehow)
the attachment is to see if it'll display properly this time, btw.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 27, 2015, 01:00:22 AM
The roll is three intermediate frames - 22.5 degrees, 45, and 67.5.  Repeat those over and over, using the forward corner touching the bottom as positioning guide and ending in the flat square, then go back and paste the face in.  I just loaded up the round original copy/pasted the laugh, and kept track by matching the frame numbers that I pasted from/to.

You'll notice that I made it 9 pixels taller and almost 40 wider - it needed the room to roll square and be funny.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 27, 2015, 01:04:07 AM
The roll is three intermediate frames - 22.5 degrees, 45, and 67.5.  Repeat those over and over, using the forward corner touching the bottom as positioning guide and ending in the flat square, then go back and paste the face in.  I just loaded up the round original copy/pasted the laugh, and kept track by matching the frame numbers that I pasted from/to.

You'll notice that I made it 9 pixels taller and almost 40 wider - it needed the room to roll square and be funny.
Well, I've just been copying the square rotations of your forward roll...
Takes away from the educational value, something I need. Too late for those ones now, I might finish up with the manual rotation
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 27, 2015, 01:10:39 AM
Yeah; just copy/paste mine.  That's what I meant.  You'll know how to do it yourself next time.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 27, 2015, 01:14:12 AM
Yeah; just copy/paste mine.  That's what I meant.  You'll know how to do it yourself next time.

(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/vampirediaries/images/3/30/Fry-can-t-tell-meme-generator-not-sure-if-sarcasm-or-serious-e14739.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130816013736)
Gonna go with serious. I'll do the last 8 or so frames soon, but I have some things to do.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 27, 2015, 02:18:19 AM
As I keep saying, ripping off modifying old smilies is how I learned.  You're getting very good, very fast, so don't sweat that.


-Now, the way I made the turning squares was to copy one of your sitting-flat ones, erase the face, and rotate exactly 22.5 degrees at a time (actually 22.5, then paste in the flat in the next frame, rotate 45, paste in the flat in the next frame and rotate 67.5 - rotating a rotated copy would have made a sloppy mess).  Then I just copy/pasted the same four angles over and over, 'cause a square rotated 90/180/270 degrees looks identical to one unrotated.  It's the angle of the face that gives it a sense of true motion.

Once you're finished, you can duplicate the rotating yourself for practice, if you like, and if you're really eager to learn, start from scratch duplicating the face rotations from the stationary ;lol.  They came out a bit crappy, you'll have noticed, but who can tell at 60ms while they're moving?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 27, 2015, 02:40:35 AM
They came out a bit crappy, you'll have noticed, but who can tell at 60ms while they're moving?
Yeah, I've noticed with a lot of smilies it's okay to sacrifice a little quality when people really can't tell anyway.
Alright, gonna tarnish you for a sec here...
Look at the background of the BE window in  :danc: -The pixels move for no apparent reason.
in ;nod the bright pixels in the middle don't move up/down.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 27, 2015, 03:01:32 AM
You mean under Lal's behind?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 27, 2015, 03:17:35 AM
No - Part of the top gets cropped out. But you widen it just a little to o.

-I also greatly improved the old Svensgaard smilie I made. In the sense that he looks more like a drunk pirate.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 27, 2015, 03:27:38 AM
Huh.

You know, I've been beginning to wonder, lately, if it wasn't time to ditch the BE window version, anyway...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 27, 2015, 03:29:35 AM
I vote old Laljoy.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 27, 2015, 03:37:53 AM
in ;nod the bright pixels in the middle don't move up/down.
By design - if it's spherical and the light source doesn't move, the highlight stays in place even though the face is rotating forward and back.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 27, 2015, 03:45:14 AM
I had just figured the guy had a horrible farmers tan. Silly me.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 27, 2015, 03:47:00 AM
Silly you. ;nod
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 27, 2015, 03:55:00 AM
Put up with me for a moment, part of (his) right hand gets cropped out. :danc:
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 27, 2015, 04:14:53 AM
By one pixel in one frame.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 27, 2015, 01:15:15 PM
By one pixel in one frame.
Yep ;nod
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 27, 2015, 09:39:34 PM
Any progress towards finishing this? (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=14346;image)

Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 27, 2015, 09:43:16 PM
Actually had the post set up, then my phone went off with your message.
"Going to work on the timing and put in the right faces, but here is the finished rotating square. Thought you'd like to see this. The timing will be 50 ms on the first 2 rolling frames where it goes up, and 100 when it goes down and is flat."
There is still 2 frames left
EDIT: Finishes the rolling part, now for the timing and face. I notice I'll need to do some editing to make it look right. Hmm

The size is really frickin huge.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 27, 2015, 10:15:04 PM
? ;nod
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 27, 2015, 10:36:17 PM
;b; (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=14358;image) ;b;

That right there's a winner.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 27, 2015, 10:38:25 PM
;b; (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7298.0;attach=14358;image) ;b;

That right there's a winner.

Now you have a reason to install my set?  ;cute
If it's a business, I should get paid.


Boycott Sisko and charge 5 cents a frame?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 27, 2015, 10:46:40 PM
I just don't know how to create a set.  The admin interface here is more confusing than GIMP's, and there's infinitely less instructions to google.



Is the last example your favorite, too, or the fast before?

Anything else you'd like to learn?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 27, 2015, 10:50:02 PM
Wait, does this classify me as an official Smilie artist? In that case, I'd like to learn the way to persuade BU to give out custom ranks.
Ehh, I guess it can't matter much.
And there's certainly others who deserve one much more than me. (COUGHGWILLYCOUGH)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 27, 2015, 11:36:07 PM
That doesn't say how to create a set.

We have no policy about who's official or how to get that way, nor one for custom titles aside from keep making the forum better with your activity, and suggesting something funny is always a good idea.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 27, 2015, 11:51:53 PM
"Smilie Prodigy"



-And the badge is official enough for me. I wasn't serious about being official after that was introduced.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 28, 2015, 12:13:09 AM
"Boy Wonder"

-And I slap a Robin avatar on you - I've got a good one; you're not my first boy wonder.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 28, 2015, 12:14:27 AM
"Boy Wonder"

-And I slap a Robin avatar on you - I've got a good one; you're not my first boy wonder.
Scratch the Robin avatar.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 28, 2015, 12:17:39 AM
Robin
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 28, 2015, 12:22:25 AM
Wait, does this classify me as an official Smilie artist? In that case, I'd like to learn the way to persuade BU to give out custom ranks.
Ehh, I guess it can't matter much.
And there's certainly others who deserve one much more than me. (COUGHGWILLYCOUGH) <-- interchangeable.
And that Robin is ugly. Maybe convert my bell into a Robin and we can talk.
(Gonna do that myself, brb)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 28, 2015, 02:35:18 AM
 ;liftoff
How about a missile destroying this halfway through the air?
That'll be my next smilie for sure.
Robin
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 28, 2015, 03:14:16 AM
;b;
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 28, 2015, 03:36:06 AM
Holy churchbells!
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 28, 2015, 03:40:38 AM
Steady, old chum.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: sisko on January 28, 2015, 08:54:29 AM
@Flux:you can pester me about the new smilie set. I'll do it, eventually..
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 28, 2015, 01:24:58 PM
@Flux:you can pester me about the new smilie set. I'll do it, eventually..
DO IT
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: sisko on January 28, 2015, 01:27:46 PM
 :stop: No shouting on the boards, please!
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 28, 2015, 01:37:55 PM
:stop: No shouting on the boards, please!
Do it!
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: sisko on January 28, 2015, 01:42:23 PM
OK. That's bettter. :)
First thing: you should start a new thread in Council with your request and post there your version of the smilies from the basic set..
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 29, 2015, 09:33:27 PM
...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 29, 2015, 09:38:34 PM
...
Well, that was convenient. Posted 2 minutes before I arrived here.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 30, 2015, 12:08:35 AM
Hey, Batman, I err...
I accidentally destroyed one of your vehicles. *gulp*
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 30, 2015, 12:17:16 AM
 :(

(Old chum)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 30, 2015, 12:20:33 AM
At least it's on video.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 30, 2015, 01:35:42 AM
:(

(Old chum)
Forgive me
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 30, 2015, 02:14:30 AM
Never, old chum.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 30, 2015, 02:20:42 AM
 :'(
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 30, 2015, 02:24:00 AM
Anything else you'd like to learn?
Your tutorials haven't helped me nearly as much as they did with factions for Leaderhead Editing. I think it'd be a cool skill to have, and useful for factions.
So basically, I'd like to learn to PhotoShop and image in GIMP. (GIMPing isn't a thing yet, I believe)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 30, 2015, 02:24:30 AM
I'm the goshdarn BatUncle!

Anything else you'd like to learn?
Your tutorials haven't helped me nearly as much as they did with factions for Leaderhead Editing. I think it'd be a cool skill to have, and useful for factions.
So basically, I'd like to learn to PhotoShop and image in GIMP. (GIMPing isn't a thing yet, I believe)
Like shooping photos?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 30, 2015, 02:27:29 AM
Yeah, I do like to 'shoop photos. And my earlier... attempt was super crappy compared to yours.
Your edits, gonna point out the talents, actually make them look like they're wearing headsets/glasses/crowns. The only part I got right IMO is the crown. And thats just a white line with minor blurring on the edges.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 30, 2015, 02:35:58 AM
Hmmm.  I've never thought about it in a systematic way - but some basic observations would be that you gotta think about where the light's coming from, and thus, which way the shadows fall - photos are higher rez than anything you can draw, so copy/pasting tiny bits to fill in gaps is essential - and the very edges of a figure blends ever so slightly with the background, so mastery of the Smudge tool is going to be needed.

If you presented something you wanted to alter in a specific way, I could probably tell you more.  We do that enough times, and you'll get it licked.  You've demonstrated that...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 30, 2015, 03:06:08 AM
Since I'd hate to kill the bad pap crap innocence here, I'll find something else. Just one issue - I'm going to the craptop for a couple days tomorrow.
Going to delete the gimp folder and probably reinstall it manually, then maybe it'll work.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 30, 2015, 04:10:00 PM
This is the most basic thing I could find. Would make a nice learning template.
(http://www.uni-regensburg.de/Fakultaeten/phil_Fak_II/Psychologie/Psy_II/beautycheck/english/durchschnittsgesichter/m(01-32)_gr.jpg)
But probably too easy.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 30, 2015, 04:17:41 PM
Okay, do what to it?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 30, 2015, 04:20:56 PM
Okay, do what to it?
What you did to Gwilly's avatar.
I want to make it look like a talent from SMAC.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 30, 2015, 04:24:00 PM
You'll need a headset to paste in...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 30, 2015, 04:32:23 PM
If I'm not mistaken, the Talent headset is white. But this is just practice anyway.
?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 30, 2015, 04:44:22 PM
I don't know what you need me for...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 30, 2015, 04:49:37 PM
So it's good, then?   :D
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 30, 2015, 05:24:38 PM
Yeah.  Excellent placement, good fit.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 30, 2015, 06:04:25 PM
So uh, is it basically a matter of if I can draw at this point?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 30, 2015, 06:19:12 PM
A little drawing to put yellow lapels on the collar, yes.

The way I put the headband on gwilly was to beach a strip of his forehead (color saturation all the way down, contrast pumped up for shininess), then cyan/blue a spot in the middle.  Your subject looks like his forehead is angled up very slightly, by maybe a pixel.

You might choose to make him somewhat blond/lighter brown, and give his hair a center-part...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 30, 2015, 07:16:35 PM
?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 30, 2015, 07:24:07 PM
Headband needs to be a lot wider and lower, try lightening the hair and reducing the color saturation.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on January 31, 2015, 01:19:03 PM
Headband needs to be a lot wider and lower, try lightening the hair and reducing the color saturation.
Well, the hair is nearing grey on this screen, light brown on a phone, and dark-brown on my other PC.
But I did get GIMP re-installed on this comp. Time to test it.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 31, 2015, 08:55:24 PM
...Do you realize that you have the skillz to make entire full-sized cartoons now, provided the nit-picking patience to do so?...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on February 02, 2015, 01:00:35 AM
This is the only achievement if ever felt proud of on the Internet.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 02, 2015, 01:25:29 AM
What is?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on February 02, 2015, 03:42:50 AM
...Do you realize that you have the skillz to make entire full-sized cartoons now, provided the nit-picking patience to do so?...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 02, 2015, 03:48:11 AM
;nod

Maybe the rest of the "Get off of my land, you peacekeeping sonnuva" cartoon...?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on February 02, 2015, 05:34:03 AM
I'd end up having it be a montage of Morgan giving a piece of his mind to the original 7.

Help me brainstorm more golden quotes for him to say, and I'll be happy.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on February 03, 2015, 12:30:56 AM
*Wabuda steps out sounding angry
*GET OFF MY LAND, YOU PEACE-KEEPING SUNNUVA
*In the next scene,  Wabuda is seen chasing Lal around.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 03, 2015, 01:00:21 AM
Morgan is Donald Trump, if that's any help.

You had a big weekend?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 03, 2015, 04:07:17 AM
How about a Foghorn Leghorn smilie?

-For when I'm feeling all BOY, I SAY, BOY!  ARE YEW LISSENIN', BOY?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on February 03, 2015, 04:11:57 AM
How about a Foghorn Leghorn smilie?

-For when I'm feeling all BOY, I SAY, BOY!  ARE YEW LISSENIN', BOY?
Can't say I know the character that well, but I'll give it an attempt.

Morgan is Donald Trump, if that's any help.

You had a big weekend?
Oh. I'm sure it won't be hard to find voice clips, then.
I did enjoy my weekend. There was stuff to do. That I wanted to do.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on February 05, 2015, 12:02:17 AM
The inactive-ness is probably due to me having other things to occupy me.
I only say that because I've gone 2 days without posting.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 05, 2015, 12:26:52 AM
Need a bored smilie...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on February 05, 2015, 01:30:21 AM
I made this as "waiting" a while ago. It could work.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on February 09, 2015, 02:45:58 AM
Did you do something to the marquee feature?
For some reason it feels like it plays
smoother
now.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on February 09, 2015, 03:53:55 AM
I took a look at the list of filters GIMP has.
Was able to turn (http://i.imgur.com/IcqGSR0s.jpg)
into whats below.
It almost looks like it's made of clay.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 09, 2015, 03:58:42 AM
;b; I enjoy following your learning curve.

I didn't do anything to the marquee feature. :dunno:
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on February 09, 2015, 09:43:41 PM
I'm starting to consider myself pretty knowledgeable in GIMP, but there's always infinitely more to learn.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 09, 2015, 10:39:55 PM
There's a lot I don't know, too - I've never done a lot of fooling around just to find out what various functions do.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on February 09, 2015, 10:45:00 PM
There's a lot I don't know, too - I've never done a lot of fooling around just to find out what various functions do.
You mean like me with the filters?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 09, 2015, 10:51:23 PM
Yeah.  There's a long selection of special effects in there, most of which I've never tried, or not tried enough to learn how to use right.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on February 22, 2015, 10:28:10 PM
A very one-sided game of PONG.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 22, 2015, 11:10:09 PM
I like. ;b;
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 23, 2015, 01:46:23 AM
Valka wants a ;hug smilie.  I think that might be a good idea...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on February 23, 2015, 02:21:18 AM
Valka wants a ;hug smilie.  I think that might be a good idea...
I'm thinking 2 sideview smilies walk up to eachother, hug, and pat on the back.
I'll do it asap. Only releasing if it looks good.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 23, 2015, 02:33:41 AM
Ah, post whatever - I might be able ton help.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on February 24, 2015, 12:08:05 AM
dont feel like finishing right now, maybe later.
I have a good idea for it, though.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 24, 2015, 12:10:10 AM
That's a start. ;b;
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on February 24, 2015, 11:58:00 AM
Valka wants a ;hug smilie.  I think that might be a good idea...

Something with Enya in it perhaps?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 24, 2015, 05:23:47 PM
An Enya attempt ought to at least be amusing...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on February 24, 2015, 10:20:18 PM
Here's Valka's request....
Also attached one I found on the web that would look pretty nice if you put our blank smilie over it.
(http://i.imgur.com/u1LOe6L.gif)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on February 25, 2015, 12:38:21 AM
I really dislike using the forum - standard template now that I have the square set.


Feedback?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 25, 2015, 12:56:41 AM
I've let Valka know we're kicking around hug smilies.

If you think your square set is ready to go, try to get sisko's attention.  What we really need is for him to teach me how to install sets, so I can do it.  I get wrapped up in real life a great deal less...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Valka on February 25, 2015, 01:14:21 AM
Thanks, guys. :D
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 25, 2015, 01:38:53 AM
Can you tell us about any image in your head/give feedback on Flux's attempt?  I think it would help us with coming up with something good.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on February 25, 2015, 01:39:49 AM
I've let Valka know we're kicking around hug smilies.

If you think your square set is ready to go, try to get sisko's attention.  What we really need is for him to teach me how to install sets, so I can do it.  I get wrapped up in real life a great deal less...
Nah.
Gonna re-do it with only 2 colors....
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 25, 2015, 01:42:52 AM
Hmm.  The highlight in the center doesn't really make sense, so that's probably a good idea - minimum file size and all that.  I can't really wrap my head around 3D for the square ones.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on February 25, 2015, 01:49:30 AM
Hmm.  The highlight in the center doesn't really make sense, so that's probably a good idea - minimum file size and all that.  I can't really wrap my head around 3D for the square ones.
Yeah. Using more-or-less the same method for the  ;nod looked like a game of PONG between the top and bottom of the square.
And I just like dark yellow more than black for the faces.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 25, 2015, 02:03:27 AM
For my round ones, I was going for at least semi-3D.  I don't know that I succeeded, or that anyone but me finds the house style I came up with pretty, but there it is.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on February 25, 2015, 02:20:01 AM
For my round ones, I was going for at least semi-3D.  I don't know that I succeeded, or that anyone but me finds the house style I came up with pretty, but there it is.
I'll say that it's pretty if you re-do the  ;lol smilie and make the  :mad: one symmetrical, and fix the mouth of the  :'( one, and fix the hand of the  :danc: one, and :2nd: :1st: :3rd: have a pixel (edit: 2 pixels that dissapear) that changes color near the bottom, and  :bike: has no feet, and...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 25, 2015, 02:24:29 AM
You are hard on an old guy with failing eyesight, you know that?  The trophy smilies aren't my work at all, and the bicycle one was profoundly fouled-up before I fixed it to its present crappy state.  sisko cycles, or I'd be tempted to get rid of it.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on February 25, 2015, 03:03:26 AM
You are hard on an old guy with failing eyesight, you know that?  The trophy smilies aren't my work at all, and the bicycle one was profoundly fouled-up before I fixed it to its present crappy state.  sisko cycles, or I'd be tempted to get rid of it.


-One of the things I like Flux and Nik both for most is being very good sports when I tease them.  Everybody likes a good sport.
Guess I'm too hard on an old guy with crappy eyesight. I really don't care about any of those except the  :mad: mouth.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 25, 2015, 03:15:09 AM
What's wrong with the mouth?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on February 25, 2015, 03:37:02 AM
What's wrong with the mouth?
It ain't centered.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 25, 2015, 03:45:19 AM
Well poo - I'll have a look, then.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 25, 2015, 03:51:27 AM
Okay; I don't recall how it came to be set to using Rage3.gif instead of the symmetrical Rage4.gif, but the latter was already uploaded and the oversight has now been corrected.

I can't see the difference unless I look really close.

-Now what's this about fixing  ;lol and the mouth of  :'( ?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Flux on February 25, 2015, 09:22:14 PM
The laughing came out crappy and the mouth looks weird; like I said,   just my opinion.
but then, even you admitted the laughing came out crappy, even if no one can notice.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 25, 2015, 09:24:30 PM
Do them better, and I'll replace with your versions - I'm not feeling inspired.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on March 07, 2015, 05:49:28 PM
I can't see the difference unless I look really close.

/me has an vision of BUncle watching said smilie through a microscope. ;cute
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 15, 2015, 03:47:09 PM
Bumped fo' da toitul...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Metaliturtle on June 15, 2015, 03:50:03 PM
:broc: ? :danc:
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 15, 2015, 03:51:30 PM
Is that your final answer?

Got an appointment in .5 hour - be back by about 12:30...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Metaliturtle on June 15, 2015, 03:53:26 PM
no, actually I would prefer to have :b:be  ;b;  I can use :danc::danc::danc: for my funz
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 15, 2015, 03:55:14 PM
Think about what you want - if you go back about halfway through this thread you'll see me teaching Flux how to do his own, BTW.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Metaliturtle on June 15, 2015, 03:56:53 PM
:adore:
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 15, 2015, 05:42:31 PM
...That one's already installed, and not by me...

Hey look - let's definitely do this; I'll start you an album (Media button at the top of every page) and I'll upload :broc: and all the variations I did up in the old days [Jesus; six years from being a toxic newb and I have old days] from my extensive collection and you can [img]link at will.  Not as convenient as something installed, but animated .gifs do work that way.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 15, 2015, 05:50:16 PM
http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=media;sa=album;in=32 (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=media;sa=album;in=32) ;lol
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 15, 2015, 06:19:18 PM
(http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=926)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 15, 2015, 06:50:52 PM
I haven't mentioned swimming with the sharks for a few months last year...

(http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=927)

I'm only barely allowing this vulgar joke - use sparingly if at all.  Asher HAS seen it.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 15, 2015, 07:39:19 PM
(http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=928) (http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=930) (http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=929)

This next one is officially installed at 'poly - and is quite popular, naturally.
(http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=931)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 15, 2015, 08:54:07 PM
You gotta look at the titles and labels I'm using in the album, BTW.
(http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=932) (http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=933) (http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=934) (http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=935)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Metaliturtle on June 15, 2015, 09:26:54 PM
This is rather entertaining
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 15, 2015, 09:29:16 PM
Good, sir.  I'm glad you came back and my labors where not in vain.

I'm almost done for now, but I have to go again in 15 minutes...  ;clenchedteeth
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Metaliturtle on June 15, 2015, 09:31:17 PM
no worries Buncle :danc::danc::danc::danc: I'm trying to get you some activities.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 15, 2015, 09:39:19 PM
You're displaying somewhat mature judgment about where to spam, and I'm fine if you wreck up the place within those parameters while I'm gone.  Clown Posse fun, yes; Clown trampling every thread, no. ;b;
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Metaliturtle on June 15, 2015, 09:45:22 PM
They make me mod lots of places because I can handle the line... Thought about making a tuberski but meh.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 15, 2015, 09:46:48 PM
A proper legal tuber where it's all on-topic replies is too much work...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 15, 2015, 09:47:47 PM
I'm FaceBook friends with Tuberski, BTW...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Metaliturtle on June 15, 2015, 09:51:50 PM
yeah, got a 4-year old running around here so not likely to happen til she's back with her mom anyway.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 16, 2015, 01:23:07 AM
Thought about making a tuberski but meh.
A proper legal tuber where it's all on-topic replies is too much work...
yeah, got a 4-year old running around here so not likely to happen til she's back with her mom anyway.
;excite;
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Metaliturtle on June 16, 2015, 01:36:41 AM
still not feeling like doing a tuberski though.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 16, 2015, 02:00:14 AM
It's all good in the Clown'hood, my flying shelled thang.

Wha'd you spend your EC on?  Save up to 500 and put it in the Bank - interest compounded daily made me a BILLionare. ;nod
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 16, 2015, 04:55:30 AM
I'm wrapped up for brocs, what I had in mind for you now.  Ashamed of our banking, are we?

(http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=936) (http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=937) (http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=938)

At least the rest of the jokes passed the smell test...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Metaliturtle on June 17, 2015, 04:00:28 AM
It let me bank what I had...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 17, 2015, 04:43:39 AM
SOMEbody edited out the last phrase I put in your mouth on your album...

At .08% interest to keep my account from breaking the nets, the bank only starts paying out at 800 EC - no use taking the 10% penalty depositing every 50.  Wait for the maximum 500 EC.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Metaliturtle on June 17, 2015, 04:45:00 AM
nobody gonna steal my EC then?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 17, 2015, 04:45:41 AM
Disabled.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Metaliturtle on June 17, 2015, 04:56:25 AM
So why's the low interest? Couldn't I invest in a higher yield venture?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 17, 2015, 05:26:18 AM
See the edit a few posts back on interest rate.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Metaliturtle on June 17, 2015, 05:29:16 AM
so it has to pay out at least 1 EC?  (no fractions?)  Even so 50 should be paying 4, unless it's 0.08%
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 17, 2015, 05:42:40 AM
.08%.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Metaliturtle on June 17, 2015, 05:45:05 AM
There should be an investment mechanic here, would be far more exciting to me :P 
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 17, 2015, 06:20:29 AM
All ears.  Start a thread and let's try to get sisko involved.  We'll need tech support.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 26, 2015, 09:24:46 PM
Stumbled over where I have some more.  I don't remember posting this, but probably in Uno's thread - and now your album, Jokemonkey.

(http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=939)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 26, 2015, 09:55:39 PM
(http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=943) (http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=941) (http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=944) (http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=942)  (http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=945)

(http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=940)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 26, 2015, 10:36:45 PM
Just made...

(http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=946)

More active than I've seen him in six years, now...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 27, 2015, 01:52:12 AM
GAMERA!
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 27, 2015, 02:09:43 AM
(http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=947) (http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=948) (http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=949) (http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=950) (http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=951)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Metaliturtle on June 27, 2015, 02:10:18 AM
:lol:
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 27, 2015, 02:12:52 AM
Now how much would you pay?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Metaliturtle on June 27, 2015, 02:30:05 AM
for what?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 27, 2015, 02:33:21 AM
Uh - uh -

shaddup, you.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 27, 2015, 02:41:50 AM
Uh, for THIS, that's what.

(http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=952)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Metaliturtle on June 27, 2015, 03:32:47 AM
Why buy the cow when the milk free?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 27, 2015, 04:06:13 AM
'Cause tha cow all 'pay me, muthuh".

Can we talk about how awesome the smilies are?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Metaliturtle on June 27, 2015, 04:16:05 AM
Everything's a movin and shakin
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 27, 2015, 04:18:50 AM
Any favorites?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Metaliturtle on June 27, 2015, 04:34:59 AM
rainbow fart unicorn
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on June 27, 2015, 09:12:12 AM
The dog pushing the blackcoat down.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 27, 2015, 11:31:08 AM
I cheated on the dog - reduced a silhouette .gif animation I searched, and animated the leap and added the soldier (one of gribbler's DLs wanted it for trolling Albert Speer).  All of the last six up there are either requests, trolls, (the Texas is filenamed "OzzyPeedHere" for Slowwhand) or both - except the exploding Wiglaf.
Title: Re: Avatars, avatars, AVATARS!
Post by: Geo on July 11, 2015, 03:03:39 PM
Avatar creation.

;morganercise ;hippy ;worship :dunno: :hunter: :whip: :danc:

These seven are done, and look overall good and are pretty useful.

Would you take request for the five human expansion leaders? For instance, Roze 'disappearing' after an interference screen (HSA firewall), Aki with a 'nono' finger wagging, Ulrik with a backstabbing knife animation, Domai with a modban hammer slamming down, and Cha Dawn as a ranting smilie?
Title: Re: Re: Avatars, avatars, AVATARS!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 11, 2015, 03:08:25 PM
I was up til past six working on the Mowatt pages -which are getting awesome- so it's a wonder I can form sentences ATM.  Pardon me for moving these posts to the right thread; I'd suck at forum housekeeping -and helping make webpages awesome- if is wasn't just a tad OCD...

That's a yes, just probably not today...  The aliens ought to be in there for good measure...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on July 11, 2015, 04:24:31 PM
Descending on rocket exhausts? The Aliens I mean.
Or else jump at each other from both sides, and disappearing in some sort of explosion?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 11, 2015, 04:46:17 PM
One of them doing the customary banana dance when the other dives in and tackles them both out of the frame?  Something about trolling or FIGHT!  FIGHT!  hovertext?  Definitely doable.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 18, 2015, 01:06:48 AM
Bumped for Eadee's attention...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Eadee on July 18, 2015, 01:56:33 AM
Bumped for Eadee's attention...

huh? what?
Oh... well, send me a PM, its more reliable than speculating that I look into a topic that late.
Do you want me to see those smileys? Or do you want me to make some on my own?
Too tired can't tell for sure.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 18, 2015, 02:06:42 AM
Browse the thread for a lot of my work and note that all the tutorials are posted together in Articles.  [shrugs]  You showed Trenaker some MAD art skillz, so I thought this thread would be relevant to your interests. ;nod

(BU hates PMs he coulda gotten out of.)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Eadee on July 18, 2015, 11:12:35 AM
Browse the thread for a lot of my work and note that all the tutorials are posted together in Articles.  [shrugs]  You showed Trenaker some MAD art skillz, so I thought this thread would be relevant to your interests. ;nod
;lol those are no "mad art skillz", just good tools I accidently used the right way.
I got some "art skillz" with gimp though so yes, I'm quite interested in the whole thematic and will look through this thread.

(BU hates PMs he coulda gotten out of.)
Well, I hope there are no other bumbs I missed, since I don't read every topic that contains new posts.
In this case I suggest an Eadee-bump-thread where you can draw my attention to various threads :)
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 18, 2015, 02:19:11 PM
I might do that.
Title: Smiley town?
Post by: Metaliturtle on July 19, 2015, 11:11:47 PM
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Title: Re: Smiley town?
Post by: Metaliturtle on July 19, 2015, 11:12:22 PM
This thing freaks me out
Title: Re: Smiley town?
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 19, 2015, 11:18:53 PM
:D  Good.

Shouldn't I merge this with Let's Make Smilies! so I don't end up with requests split up?  Redundant threads end up being a lot of work...
Title: Re: Smiley town?
Post by: Metaliturtle on July 19, 2015, 11:19:59 PM
Nah, this is a thread for testing smilies not makin' smiliens

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Title: Re: Smiley town?
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 19, 2015, 11:22:47 PM
;clenchedteeth
Title: Re: Smiley town?
Post by: Metaliturtle on July 19, 2015, 11:25:50 PM
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Title: Re: Smiley town?
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 19, 2015, 11:35:11 PM
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Title: Re: Smiley town?
Post by: Metaliturtle on July 19, 2015, 11:36:35 PM
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Title: Re: Smiley town?
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 19, 2015, 11:46:05 PM
Mine was a 50-buttdance thread; yours, only 32.

The Superior Mind triumphs again...
Title: Re: Smiley town?
Post by: Metaliturtle on July 19, 2015, 11:47:04 PM
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Title: Re: Smiley town?
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 19, 2015, 11:55:33 PM
Meh.
Title: Re: Smiley town?
Post by: Metaliturtle on July 19, 2015, 11:57:04 PM

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Title: Re: Smiley town?
Post by: Metaliturtle on July 19, 2015, 11:57:31 PM
These threads hurt my eyes and make me laugh at same time!
Title: Re: Smiley town?
Post by: Metaliturtle on July 20, 2015, 12:12:37 AM
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Title: Re: Smiley town?
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 20, 2015, 12:33:57 AM
Pretty Sava - and I don't mean anything nice by that.

Good smilies, though. ;nod
Title: Re: Smiley town?
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 21, 2015, 04:55:56 AM
Phooey.  I'm merging.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 22, 2015, 04:26:33 AM
Okay; very small job to knock together a bored smilie in the BU/AC2 house style ;bored  -It's not going to tend to be a good sign if I feel rude enough to use in any serious conversation, to say the least.

-And while I was looking for an earlier effort, I saw the blackmail ;blackmail smilie just fine as I first made it nearly six years ago - and which ISTR Geo being fond of.

Both can be found in the smilie zoo, bottom right.  Enjoy...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Dio on July 23, 2015, 02:17:45 AM
Okay; very small job to knock together a bored smilie in the BU/AC2 house style ;bored  -It's not going to tend to be a good sign if I feel rude enough to use in any serious conversation, to say the least.

-And while I was looking for an earlier effort, I saw the blackmail ;blackmail smilie just fine as I first made it nearly six years ago - and which ISTR Geo being fond of.

Both can be found in the smilie zoo, bottom right.  Enjoy...
Today I read  :rules:, gave a  :salute:, made a :link:, noticed  ;lynchmob, said  ;jesus, started ;lalala, felt  :relief:, and read a :story:. I could produce many more emotion icons series from those available on this forum.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 23, 2015, 02:19:40 AM
Glad you're not ;bored
:D
Title: The Smiley story
Post by: Dio on July 23, 2015, 03:16:32 AM
A  ;troll walked into a  ;uno party and went  ;goofy;. After going  ;goofy;, it decided to make a :scenic: play. However, the troll got advice from ;bu; and decided to instead play :ches:. After failing miserably, the  ;troll started  :bike: towards  ;bu; and played a game of  :stickpoke:. Realizing the failure of his plan, the  ;troll was   :-\ and decided to keep its  :-X for the moment. Unfortunately, the  ;troll one day went  ;nutz; and attempted to use a  ;nuke; on  ;bu;'s forum. This ultimately ended in the  ;troll receiving vicious  ;grrr and ";modban" from the  ;bu;. ;no for this internet ;troll.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 23, 2015, 03:29:55 AM
A  ;troll walked into a  ;uno party and went  ;goofy;. After going  ;goofy;, it decided to make a :scenic: play. However, the troll got advice from ;bu; and decided to instead play :ches:. After failing miserably, the  ;troll started  :bike: towards  ;bu; and played a game of  :stickpoke:. Realizing the failure of his plan, the  ;troll was   :-\ and decided to keep its  :-X for the moment. Unfortunately, the  ;troll one day went  ;nutz; and attempted to use a  ;nuke; on  ;bu;'s forum. This ultimately ended in the  ;troll receiving vicious  ;grrr and ";modban" from the  ;bu;. ;no for this internet ;troll.
;nod

That's one of my favorite smilie stories today.  Did you see the one in Planet Tales?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Dio on July 26, 2015, 12:26:49 AM
What breed of dog is the puppy item? I am fairly certain it looks similiar to a Boston Terrier.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 26, 2015, 12:33:32 AM
That would be because it's a Boston Terrier.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on September 30, 2015, 04:50:31 PM
Newly installed the other day: ;wince

Last thing in the smilie popup...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Dio on September 30, 2015, 11:56:25 PM
I noticed the new addition to your wall of yellow creations.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on September 30, 2015, 11:59:23 PM
That one wasn't a big job - pretty simple, once you know how to cartoon the expression.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 22, 2016, 04:51:05 PM
Just added to the popup zoo...
 ;heartbreak
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 09, 2016, 04:22:43 AM
E_T, have you noticed the [more] button under the line of smileys on the Reply page?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Lorizael on November 06, 2016, 03:21:42 AM
BU, get on it!  :whip:
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 06, 2016, 04:32:22 AM
Tomorrow.  I need to go to bed an hour 1/2 ago, but I'm been busy rubbing Uno's face.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Lorizael on November 06, 2016, 02:42:33 PM
Take your time. It's not like I contribute anything to... anything.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 07, 2016, 01:43:32 AM
I can fiddle with timing and stuff, if you think there's room for improvement...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Lorizael on November 07, 2016, 02:21:09 AM
You've condensed my life into a 3.46 kB gif.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 07, 2016, 02:25:57 AM
You don't laugh that much.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Lorizael on November 07, 2016, 02:53:26 AM
I vent a lot online, which colors things a bit.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 28, 2017, 10:51:53 PM
Suggested by Geo and seconded by GodKing.

Now, I'm willing to install this, but I need a code and hovertext.  Post your suggestions, please...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Spacy on November 29, 2017, 11:31:47 AM
what about just GuyFawkes, or perhaps VforVendetta?
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Unorthodox on November 29, 2017, 01:42:06 PM
How long is allowed? 

I'm merely remarking on the paradox of asking a masked emoji for hovertext. 
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 29, 2017, 02:51:29 PM
I think the code can be ;v.  No idea how long a hovertext is allowed - but we need to figure out a function/meaning for the thing, and/or come up with a good joke...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on November 29, 2017, 07:55:34 PM
but we need to figure out a function/meaning for the thing, and/or come up with a good joke...

Hackjob?

Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 29, 2017, 08:04:36 PM
Oh, I think I put more into it than that...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Unorthodox on November 29, 2017, 09:47:51 PM
Well you didn't like my paraphrasing above...

Some quotes that could fit:

There are no coincidences
Symbols are given power by people.
Artists use lies to tell the truth while politicians use them to cover the truth up.
There are no certainties only opportunities
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Spacy on November 29, 2017, 10:05:41 PM
The truth will set you free
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on December 09, 2017, 04:44:04 PM
...I'm inclined to let the community decide on this, but I need more input/a final decision...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Geo on December 09, 2017, 05:29:20 PM
"Symbols are the key to telepathy"

Or change "telepathy" with "empathy" or "society".
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 05, 2018, 11:46:12 PM
Ok - I'm going to go with ";v" and "Remember, remember".  Y'all should find it the last thing in the zoo.
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 05, 2018, 11:49:03 PM
;v

The hovertext can be changed, of course, should anyone feel strongly about it...
Title: Re: Let's Make Smilies!
Post by: Buster's Uncle on March 11, 2018, 09:25:10 PM
HEY FLUX!  If Jesus Christ ever lets you swing by for a check, you'll be flattered to know that this ;waiting is official at IALS forum, too.

I told 'em to feel free to steal, and they felt free.  A pity I cannot recommend the place.