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germanfryfan

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« Reply #600 on: 06-05-2004 10:28 »
« Last Edit on: 06-05-2004 10:28 »

good work!
It has to be exactly 64x64!

If it's not it will be streched to 64x64, that would make it look weird.

In PSP: Canvas-size in menu Image, enter 64x64. then check whether you have to fill the pixels PSP added with the transparency color.

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Sal

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« Reply #601 on: 06-05-2004 15:18 »

 
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Originally posted by M0le:
I've got a request for a new avatar, I'm getting bored with my current avatar.
Would anybody be able to make an avatar for me of the Hair Flipping Goth from South Park?

give me a picture of it and i will aviator-nate it...!   tongue
aslate

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« Reply #602 on: 06-05-2004 15:36 »

Nothing personal to anyone that is making the mistake, it's just bugging me:
It is spelt "Avatar" as you can see in all thread titles with Avatar, try to think of that as a reminder  smile
Tweek

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« Reply #603 on: 06-05-2004 15:40 »

Indeed, an aviator is a pilot, flying planes has nothing to do with avatars  tongue
germanfryfan

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« Reply #604 on: 06-05-2004 16:06 »
« Last Edit on: 06-05-2004 16:06 »

interesting!
Where does the word avatar, in the meaning of this small recognizable picture representing a person on an internet message-board, come from?
catindisguise

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« Reply #605 on: 06-05-2004 16:08 »
« Last Edit on: 06-05-2004 16:08 »

Can someone make this transparent please?   big grin



Wait? is it?
germanfryfan

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« Reply #606 on: 06-05-2004 16:09 »

it is transparent!


Nice work Daniela
Kyle_M
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« Reply #607 on: 06-05-2004 21:22 »

Can anyone find anything wrong with these?



I'm not sure about the file size, can anyone help? Thanks in advance.   smile
M0le

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« Reply #608 on: 06-05-2004 22:02 »

Could somebody make an avatar out of this guy for me? I've got no skill in that aspect.
germanfryfan

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« Reply #609 on: 06-05-2004 22:31 »

A scanned version:



I could also do a simple cut out if you want.  smile
Birdbot

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« Reply #610 on: 06-05-2004 22:49 »

 
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Originally posted by germanfryfan:
Where does the word avatar, in the meaning of this small recognizable picture representing a person on an internet message-board, come from?

From Encarta Dictionary:
Late 18th century. From Sanskrit avatara, ‘descent’, referring to the descent of a god to earth.
germanfryfan

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« Reply #611 on: 06-05-2004 23:47 »

the best explanation I found so far is from a guy who posted on urban-dictionary:

 
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An icon which represents a user in a virtual reality/Internet setting, currently attempted with varying success. The term is adopted from Neal Stephenson; another word used for the same concept is Rudy Rucker's term "tuxedo."

First used from an Internet perspective in 1992 in SNOW CRASH, by Neal Stephenson, in one of those self-fulfilling SF prophecies. Stephenson got the name from the Hindu concept of avatars, which are the personification of various deities or entities.

I haven't yet checked google if this could be right.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #612 on: 06-06-2004 01:08 »
« Last Edit on: 06-06-2004 01:08 »

I finally learned how to make avatars that are actually good! Speaking of which, what do you all think of this one?



Finally!
Birdbot

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« Reply #613 on: 06-06-2004 01:46 »

GFF, or anyone else, can you try to make a scan avy out of this:

I think it may looked better scanned than my current avatar (non-scaned).
Thanks in advance for any help  smile
sheep555

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« Reply #614 on: 06-06-2004 02:21 »
« Last Edit on: 06-06-2004 02:21 »

Avatar first appeared way back in 1984, in a Lucasart's innovative multi-user-environment project called "Habitat". The term was derived by Chip Morningstar, and was defined as "The graphical representation of yourself in a shared digital world", and was derived from directly from the Hindu:



When the game was eventually (after a long period of R&D) released Habitat changed its name to "Club Caribe", and the term "avatar" no longer appeared. However, by then the alt.cyberspace/VRML USENET community had already turned the term avatar into common usage.

The fact that the term "avatar" didn't appear in the shipped product led many people believe that the term avatar comes from Neal Stephenson's novel (see posts above) - Stephenson himself had believed he had coined the term, but when F. Randall Farmer (a developer at LucasArts) contacted him, Stephenson corrected the afterword in the paperback edition of Snow Crash to mention the previous usage.

It's worth noting the concept of an Avatar (a virtual representation of oneself), was in several works of fiction prior to the development of Habitat, including Vernor Vinge's "True Names" and John Brunner's "Shockwave Rider", although they used different terms for the word. Avatar also appears in the Ultima games, from "Ultima IV - Quest of the Avatar". In those games avatar retains a different meaning.
M0le

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« Reply #615 on: 06-06-2004 07:23 »

Thanks germanfryfan, do you think you could also do a simple cut to see which version looks better? I like to keep my options open.  tongue
germanfryfan

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« Reply #616 on: 06-06-2004 08:23 »
« Last Edit on: 06-06-2004 08:23 »

@m0le: Here is the cutout, it turned out ok because the shrinking blurs the jpg artifacts of the original. The scecond avatar is the same as above. I posted it again to compare them directly. (The cut out looks better)


@birdbot: I think there are too many color shadings in there to scan it and make it look well. I tried it and also made some new cutouts:



I think the first cut out is best, the scan (last one) is worst.
The problem with your actual avatar is that his/its (whatever) mouth is transparent, this takes away much of its brilliance.

@sheep555 : Thanks, now I know how the word avatar got its new meaning. I couldn't get how it got from Hindu and incarnation to a picture on an internet-community.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #617 on: 06-06-2004 08:55 »

Hair flipping goth kid? Awesome, M0le, awesome.  smile
Birdbot

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« Reply #618 on: 06-06-2004 11:00 »

Thanks germanfryfan.  smile I agree with you that #1 looks best. Off to 'Upload the Avy' now.
M0le

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« Reply #619 on: 06-07-2004 06:47 »

Thanks for the great new avatar germanfryfan, you're a saint.  smile
I'll go with the cutout, good thing I've already posted it in the Avatar thread.
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« Reply #620 on: 06-10-2004 20:07 »

How do you take a picture of a dvd image on your computer, or if anyone has a picture of dave chappelle in the popcopy skit.
germanfryfan

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« Reply #621 on: 06-10-2004 20:19 »

 
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Originally posted by germanfryfan from Join the Avy:
You'll need a Pc/Mac with DVD-drive. And a Software capable of taking frame grabs.

I use Cyberlink PowerDVD on my PC. There you just have to "pause" the video, hit the key 'c' and it is copied to the clipboard. Paste it into your imaging software und you're there.

When you paused it you can skip from frame to frame with the keys 'e' (20 frames backwards) and 't' (1 frame forward).

This is how I do it in Power DVD. I don't know how it works with other softwares.
Guineapig Trick

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« Reply #622 on: 06-11-2004 14:23 »

could somebody plaese avatar-size this and take out the background, thanks.



--GT

germanfryfan

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« Reply #623 on: 06-11-2004 14:42 »

like this?

Guineapig Trick

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« Reply #624 on: 06-11-2004 14:47 »

thank you GFF, you're awsome, dude.
Sal

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« Reply #625 on: 06-12-2004 08:29 »
« Last Edit on: 06-12-2004 08:29 »

@GFF @anyone who can help: i was woundering if you cold get me a screen shot of the wizzard laughing or looking angry, from Crimes of The Hot. Please?
germanfryfan

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« Reply #626 on: 06-12-2004 08:40 »

I would like to Sal, if only I had season 4 DVDs  cry

But I'm sure a nice Peeler (like Teral for example) would get you a screenshot.  wink
Sal

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« Reply #627 on: 06-12-2004 08:59 »

OK, Thanks anyway, ill ask around  smile
Birdbot

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« Reply #628 on: 06-12-2004 09:35 »
« Last Edit on: 06-12-2004 09:35 »

#1:

or #2:
Sal

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« Reply #629 on: 06-12-2004 09:42 »

Thaks alot Birdbot i owe you one. very very nice. Im eternaly gratefull.  smile
Bushmeister

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« Reply #630 on: 06-12-2004 11:19 »



I seem to have found this in one of my picture folders. Use it if you like Sal.
Sal

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« Reply #631 on: 06-12-2004 11:28 »

Thank you very much aswell Bushmeister.
Sal

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« Reply #632 on: 06-12-2004 14:02 »
« Last Edit on: 06-12-2004 14:02 »

*BUMP*

sorry to double post but i was woundering if some one could get me the screen shots of The Wizard Just as he raises his hands after saying "...gate.." and The Wizard when he just begins to say "...wizards..." in his sentance "oh sure blame the wizards."

Here is what I have done so far:-




if i could get the two screen shots mentioned above i could make some very pretty avys and hence get back on topic

Edit: to fix transparency       smile
Kyle_M
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« Reply #633 on: 06-12-2004 18:06 »

Sorry for my computer ignorance, but when I go to resize a scan to 64x64, it looks really pixelated and shoddy. The color depth is 24 bit, so that's not it. Can anyone help me? I use PSP 8. Thanks.  smile
aslate

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« Reply #634 on: 06-12-2004 18:07 »

When you resize convert to a full-colour image, then use the "Resample as: Smart size" and not pixel resize. Should help.
Kyle_M
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« Reply #635 on: 06-12-2004 18:19 »

Wow aslate, are you a genius? That's great thanks a lot.  smile
Bushmeister

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« Reply #636 on: 06-12-2004 18:21 »

Sal those are good, but the first one looks like he's having a seizure or something.
Sal

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« Reply #637 on: 06-12-2004 18:29 »
« Last Edit on: 06-12-2004 18:29 »

Yeah I know I wasn't planing on making an animation, but i had two frames that seemed to fit together and that was how it ended up, it dosn't matter too much.   smile
Birdbot

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« Reply #638 on: 06-12-2004 22:55 »

#3:

and #4:
Sal

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« Reply #639 on: 06-13-2004 11:01 »
« Last Edit on: 06-14-2004 00:00 »

Thanks again bird bot, i owe you 4!   smile

Heres The Two Avys


Heres Some More Text&Pics Things




And there will be 2 Similar Bookmarks in Alitirations "Do you Lie Like To Read" thread in FanArt and Fiction
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