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thebarman

The Animated Avatar Workshop

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Hey Socrates,

I think the biggest issue I'd have with an avatar like that is his beard would hang over his collar, and putting the collar below his beard would make him look like he had an incredibly long neck! If you have a picture with a shorter beard perhaps that would be best?

Also, how would you like him animated? Mouth moving? Hair waving? Or some sort of text movement?

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Perhaps a flash from his eye would be good, similar to the flash in my current avatar. Or otherwise just a text. I know what you mean about the beard thing! You could just give it a try and give him a long neck but I'll search for a shorter bearded socrates anyway.

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Here is an idea of what the finished product could look like:

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Yep, I reckon he looks very long necked in that one...

...so here's one I put together, the original photo of the socrates bust was from a lower perspective so you can still have a beard and see his neck, and therefore the collar too.

I pasted in the shoulders and collar of a vicar I found a pic of on top and hey presto, so assuming this image is ok, what would you like animated?

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I think this ones better off with thebarman, i cant figure out anything that i could do...

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I love it! It's great. But can it get any larger?

About the animation... The fact that he is looking up seems to be significant so what about a light beaming down on him? Or a flash from his right eye?

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Oh Boy! I "bought" Photoshop 7 today, UA knows what I mean wink2.gif

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Looking good TB!

Hehehehe Nice one Johnny wink2.giftongue.gif

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For some reason, whenever i try to do ANYTHING on Photoshop, it says "Error, not enough Memory (RAM)"

Any suggestions?

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how much RAM does your computer have?

The only thing i could suggest would be to clean out your computer of any unused or unwanted items, put things you dont use, but dont want to delete onto a CD (or a few), do a disk cleanup, defrag, and then try it again.

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I love it! It's great. But can it get any larger?

About the animation... The fact that he is looking up seems to be significant so what about a light beaming down on him? Or a flash from his right eye?

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It's the maximum size for an avatar I'm afraid, 115 x 115 pixels, being rectangular in shape it means only the hieght can be 115, the width is 86. It could be wider but I'd have to draw extra picture myself which would invariably decrease the quality.

That said, a light beaming down sounds great, I'll see what I can do but I may need to ask the assistance of another animator here. I draw everything (Still!) with Windows Paint so light/flashing effects are pretty difficult to do without the artistic prowess of photoshop.

I'll give it my best shot, and if it's awfull I'll call in some backup thumbsup.gif

Edit:

On a seperate note, the seriously out-of-date Gallery is getting on my nerves, it was a great idea to begin with but due to the amount of space all the avatars take up it's impossible to view all of them in one visit as the site exceeds its bandwidth.

So, we need a new solution, I propose we all host our avatars elsewhere, like photobucket.com, and then each have a post with all our avatars in. Then I can link each post to the first post in this thread so every animator can have their own page so to speak.

So what do we think? The only issue I can see is that there may be a limit to the amount of images you can post in one thread, I've yet to find out.

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Hey, barman, if you need me to, I can host your guy's avatars. So you can put them on a website or something.

I have an FTP on a friend's computer.

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Cheers Janiel thats kind of you but we're talking nearly 200 avatars here, not to mention everytime someone does an avatar you'd need to update everything, it might end up being more hassle than it's worth.

Anyway, I just asked SaRuMaN and he says there's no limit to the amount of images you can link in a post, so if we all have our own posts we can all do our own updating and not have to bother anyone else, and every animator can display their work not just me and UA thumbsup.gif

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It wouldn't be hard to update it. (Just saving, and doing a drag-and-drop into a folder.) But simply posting them seems a tad easier. Let me know if you change your mind or anything. thumbsup.gif

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OK, I'll start off:

I've uploaded all my avatars to photobucket, then linked them here so apologies but if you're on a dial-up connection you might be waiting a while hmm.gif

There have been so many avatars I can't remember which ones I've done from scratch, which ones people used, or even ones I haven't touched.

There may be some avatars here that I downloaded with the intention of altering but never got round to it so if you find one here that's your work and not mine (UA, this probably only applies to you) please accept my apologies and tell me and I'll remove it.

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Edit: Damn, it would appear 10 is the maximum amout of images allowed....so still awaiting another solution disgust.gif

Edit 2:I guess I'll just post them in tens....

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OK, so if all the animators do the same, send me the links to your posts and either myself or UA can make reference to them in the first post thumbsup.gif

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Allright, as far as i can tell, these are ALL the animations ive done for avatars, wether or not they were used... thats another story :P

Some of my animations were done in conjunction with thebarman, Credit is due to both, considering that some things he can do that i cant, and vice versa.

Any animation that looks like it may be a double is not, there are variations and sometimes something completely different

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seeing as there does not seem to be a limit for the amount of uploads you can have thumbsup.gif

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I thought there was a memory limit? Oh well perhaps not, I guess I could do the same but I have a few gripes with it. One is that I didn't really want to upload everything onto UM like an image host, the other is you have to click on many of the animations to see them move.

Still, each to there own I guess it doesn't really matter, I'll link your post to the first post now thumbsup.gif

Edit: Also, I think you may have doubled up on a few?

Edit 2: Again, I only count 40 (different) ones, you've done WAY more I'm sure thumbsup.gif

Edit 3: Just noticed UA's photobucket bandwidth is exceeded, you can bet that's about to happen to me, if so I guess I'll have to arrange these posts onto different pages of the thread to prevent it happening.

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well i need one that has like a zombie or some zombies on it or has to do with my name if you could do that it would be greatly appreciated

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Ok I will give it a shot

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