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Title: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 20, 2014, 01:16:23 AM
(http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=747)


The 34 BE avatars above have been installed in a BE avatar folder you can access from your user account (Forum Profile>check Choose avatar from gallery>[Beyond Earth]).  I'm going to redo the bare faction logos, BTW - they look awful. [Done! Boy, that was a lot of work.]

I'm also taking requests for more BE avatars.  Make my life easier by posting or image-linking pictures you want converted here, and don't make me google or open new tabs; doing the work is work enough, without a lot of searching. (For SMACX or other avatars, pester me in the avatar thread in Council Room (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?topic=1316.0)).

More ideas and images to avatarize for the gallery folder would be welcome...
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 20, 2014, 04:54:21 AM
I've fixed the bare logos for Franco-Iberia, Pan-Asian Cooperative, and Brasilia; all are in the gallery.  I'll update the pic in the OP when I've gotten all of them, but it takes a while - each has to be totally redrawn so far.
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Geo on October 20, 2014, 05:26:18 AM
Nice. :)

The intro lookout window looks iconic enough to me to give it a try.
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Othniel on October 20, 2014, 06:41:21 AM
Alien portraits and Affinity symbols? (He says hopefully)
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 20, 2014, 01:38:01 PM
Make my life easier by posting or image-linking pictures you want converted here, and don't make me google or open new tabs; doing the work is work enough, without a lot of searching.
;nod
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 20, 2014, 02:36:16 PM
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Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 20, 2014, 02:37:04 PM
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Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 20, 2014, 02:40:59 PM
 ;lol
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Geo on October 20, 2014, 03:04:27 PM
Better and better. :)

What's so funny?
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 20, 2014, 03:22:17 PM
The filename.
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 20, 2014, 11:09:20 PM
Okay, refresh your browser if you've already seen the pic in the OP; it's updated.  I've added all of this morning's new avatars to the user avatar gallery, and fixed versions of all the faction logos but the Russians - I been working on them all day, and need a long break before I tackle all that wheat.

We're up to 45 BEvatars, and counting...
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Geo on October 21, 2014, 03:27:06 PM
Regarding the redone sponsor logo's: much better. ;b;
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 21, 2014, 03:59:07 PM
I should hope so - that's about nine hours' work, one pixel at a time.
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 21, 2014, 05:02:02 PM
Okay, I got the Slavic Federation done, and uploaded.  Time to refresh the shot in the OP again - and/or just check it out in the user gallery.

These bare logos would make nice SMACX faction logos - in fact, I've already seen half the elements I'd need for faction graphics - I haven't seen bases for each, and diplomacy landscape images would be needed.
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 24, 2014, 05:26:46 PM
Hey Geo - newly uploaded to the avatar gallery.  Try this one on for size.
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 24, 2014, 06:39:23 PM
 ;lol :danc:
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: sisko on October 24, 2014, 07:19:07 PM
Well, I guess you're in a good mood today,.. but don't you dare put one of those things on you!
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 24, 2014, 07:47:11 PM
Okay - I think I'll wear this one-
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: sisko on October 24, 2014, 07:55:40 PM
;lol ;b;
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 24, 2014, 08:01:35 PM
 ;lol
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: sisko on October 24, 2014, 08:25:05 PM
I don't actually agree with the obvious trend of the second page of this thread. ;no
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Geo on October 24, 2014, 08:25:33 PM
;lol

Can you make that, like, animated? With the :danc: behind the window?
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 24, 2014, 08:36:37 PM
But, but - I already did this...
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 24, 2014, 09:04:28 PM
;lol

Can you make that, like, animated? With the :danc: behind the window?
More difficult than you know...
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Geo on October 24, 2014, 09:59:20 PM
But, but - I already did this...

I'm sorry. Hadn't seen it yet.
Actually,  :danc: behind the window looks like he's jumping from feet to feet. ;lol ;b;
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 24, 2014, 10:04:26 PM
I'd say it looks like he's suffocating outside while BE guy just watches...
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Geo on October 24, 2014, 11:17:27 PM
Its your creation, so you're da man for its description. Yes Sir indeed! :salute:
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 24, 2014, 11:27:13 PM
Yes.  I have the power.

Yeeesssss.

(http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=859)
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 25, 2014, 02:40:35 AM
I've installed three more...

No requests?
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 26, 2014, 12:01:09 AM
sisko, check this morning's entries in the Smilies thread in Rec Commons - I'd like your opinion...
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: sisko on October 26, 2014, 07:15:43 AM
Health is ok, aristocrats is perfect.
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 26, 2014, 03:28:05 PM
Interesting.

Nothing about rotating affinities?
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: sisko on October 26, 2014, 05:12:34 PM
Well, i don't get it! Why rotating?
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 26, 2014, 05:20:02 PM
[Shrugs]  Geo's suggestion.  I'll put up non-animated versions.
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Geo on October 26, 2014, 09:16:03 PM
Because I'm always in favor of animated smilies. :danc:
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 26, 2014, 09:33:05 PM
Well, the health monitor was a great idea, and I think it turned out awesome.
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 30, 2014, 09:15:52 PM
I've installed three more...

No requests?
Hmm.  I just realized that I uploaded the three latest affinity avatars to the wrong place in the gallery.  -An oversight now corrected.

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I notice that we have over twice as many BE avatars as the other two Civ forums where I've checked - bring on those requests, and let's run up the score...
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Geo on October 31, 2014, 05:08:28 PM
Something unique? Perhaps that ARC-with-a-rocket pyramid logo shown in the BE start movie?
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 31, 2014, 05:18:21 PM
Great.  Post me a screenie, please.
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Geo on October 31, 2014, 05:45:36 PM
It's this (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=12634.0;attach=13033;image) one. Perhaps too much details in the whole thing? Bad lighting to work with?
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 31, 2014, 05:52:06 PM
It might not look like much reduced, but I can adjust the lighting and the angle.  We'll see.
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Geo on October 31, 2014, 05:53:29 PM
Don't bother with the text in the logo though. Just in case you thought of making a carbon copy.
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 31, 2014, 06:16:47 PM
Well, here it is with the angle and proportions corrected.

(http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=873)
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 31, 2014, 06:22:44 PM
Uploaded to the gallery.

Good idea, man.
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Geo on October 31, 2014, 07:10:33 PM
I'll be darned! ;b;
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 31, 2014, 07:24:53 PM
Yes, but not for this.
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: sisko on October 31, 2014, 08:04:11 PM
That's a very good looking avatar, you've got, Geo!

Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 31, 2014, 09:32:04 PM
A few more...
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 31, 2014, 09:32:46 PM
And these...
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 31, 2014, 10:06:28 PM
(http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=874)

-This one has entertainment possibilities, juxtaposed with other images...

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Time to do some User Gallery uploading.
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Geo on November 02, 2014, 03:56:54 PM
Yes, but not for this.

You're not happy with this one?
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 02, 2014, 03:58:09 PM
No, I was just teasing.
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 02, 2014, 04:11:50 PM
Three more.
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 02, 2014, 07:04:06 PM
It struck me funny Friday, when I checked by CFC, and found a page-top announcement that they'd added 13 avatars - which brings their BE gallery to 24.

I MADE 13 BE avatars Friday, bringing OUR BE avatar gallery to 62.
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Geo on November 02, 2014, 10:39:50 PM
I MADE 13 BE avatars Friday, bringing OUR BE avatar gallery to 62 :medal:.

Corrected that for ya. ;)
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 02, 2014, 10:54:44 PM
[shrugs] I only made two more Friday than 'poly has at all...
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Flux on January 09, 2015, 10:44:48 PM
Hmm.
I think I'd have a good time gaian-ing or just messing with some of these faces in GIMP.
Might post a result of that later. But don't expect it for a while, I won't be having access to GIMP over the weekend.
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 10, 2015, 12:20:05 AM
Go for it. ;b;
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Geo on January 10, 2015, 07:23:30 AM
Mmm... I can totally see like the Enterprise floating above that BE platform.
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Flux on January 10, 2015, 02:02:49 PM
Mmm... I can totally see like the Enterprise floating above that BE platform.
Going to try and do this. Maybe GIMP will actually start.
-Nope.
Frick. Think I can do it in paint?
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Flux on January 10, 2015, 02:15:14 PM
Mmm... I can totally see like the Enterprise floating above that BE platform.
I did this in Paint.net. Which is significantly better than paint, but still sucks compared to GIMP. For one, if you copy an image the transparency around it copies too...
And there is no way to change that  :mad:
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 11, 2015, 08:42:39 PM
Download GIMP to the current machine?
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Flux on January 11, 2015, 09:01:04 PM
Download GIMP to the current machine?
It doesn't matter as I'm gong back to PC later today.  But gimp crashes and i can't fix it on the craptop.
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Geo on January 12, 2015, 07:57:21 AM
Better then I expected.
I thought you would try a sideview of the Enterprise like the smilie BUncle made some time ago. But this angle comes over much better.
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Flux on January 12, 2015, 10:22:27 PM
Better then I expected.
I thought you would try a sideview of the Enterprise like the smilie BUncle made some time ago. But this angle comes over much better.
I would've made the enterprise bigger, but the scale would make the platform almost to small to notice I suspect.
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Geo on January 15, 2015, 02:58:05 AM
Yeah...
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 15, 2015, 08:38:55 PM
I do not promise to spare everyone by never throwing on either version of Ms. Swift again, but they are uploaded to appropriate places in the user galley now.

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I just created an Astronomy folder and uploaded six newly-created (150x!) Pluto/New Horizons avatars, with more to come very soon.  Running down all the space stuff in miscellaneous and moving will take a little longer.

Check it out. ;nod

(Could add a BE platform or something...)
Title: Re: Beyond Avatars - taking requests
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 15, 2015, 11:31:02 PM
Make that [Astronomy & Spaceflight] - 80 avatars in there now, which took a while to sort and move out of miscellaneous.  I threw in Einstein, Hubble and Newton for good measure.