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Re: Forthcoming Update

Post by Sir Jerric » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:17 pm

Regarding the obligator emoji:
Looking at it just doesn't make me think "Obligator". The height of the eyes makes me think of a "looking down my nose" expression, and the arc of grey around the eye dots adds a little "crazed stare" to the image. The later might be reinforcing / creating the former impression.

I also like the idea of a Terris emoji. Can it have flat eyes like Brock from the old Pokemon cartoons?
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Re: Forthcoming Update

Post by Zath » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:26 am

Done! I think. I'm a bit less than happy with what I came up with, but maybe I'm just being perfectionist.
So, everybody, which one of these do you think best conveys the "I have nothing to hiiiide... Really! <crosses fingers behind back>" sentiment best?

Nothing to See Here #1:
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Nothing To See Here #2:
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Nothing To See Here #3:
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...Oh, rust it, forgot about the white corners... I'll take care of that when I feel like it can. It's a bit late right now <yawn>
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Re: Forthcoming Update

Post by Haelbarde » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:41 am

Two other thoughts, if you're updating things - worth adding a favicon? Maybe an allomantic symbol? Steel, or say the one for Kredik Shaw maybe? And is getting the server to use https an option?
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Re: Forthcoming Update

Post by Herowannabe » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:52 am

Sir Jerric wrote:Regarding the obligator emoji:
Looking at it just doesn't make me think "Obligator". The height of the eyes makes me think of a "looking down my nose" expression, and the arc of grey around the eye dots adds a little "crazed stare" to the image. The later might be reinforcing / creating the former impression.
Yeah, those eye tattoos are tough to do on a 17x15 pixel palette. :roll: I tweaked the obligator a little, bringing the eyes and mouth down to get rid of that haughty look, and hopefully toned down the crazed-eyes look. Thoughts?
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I also have been working on a couple Koloss. One enraged and one subdued. Thoughts on these?
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(Hmm... looking at them now I think I should give the enraged koloss red eyes, kind of like the twisted smily :twisted: And get rid of the eyebrows on the subdued one....)
I also like the idea of a Terris emoji. Can it have flat eyes like Brock from the old Pokemon cartoons?
That's basically how I am envisioning it. I haven't started a Terris smily yet, but it will probably be next on my list.
Zath wrote:Done! I think. I'm a bit less than happy with what I came up with, but maybe I'm just being perfectionist.
So, everybody, which one of these do you think best conveys the "I have nothing to hiiiide... Really! <crosses fingers behind back>" sentiment best?


I would say something between #1 and #3, perhaps using the eyes from the Confused :? smily?

And... so actually, I got carried away and paused in typing out this response and made the smily I was envisioning. @Haelbarde PMed me earlier and told me how to make animated gifs (it's surprisingly easier than I thought it would be). Whether or not this is what you were going for I figured we needed this smily. Lets see if it works:
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EDIT: AW YISS! 8-)

Haelbarde wrote:Two other thoughts, if you're updating things - worth adding a favicon? Maybe an allomantic symbol? Steel, or say the one for Kredik Shaw maybe? And is getting the server to use https an option?
Oh that's a good idea. Is there a standard Favicon size? Personally I'd be inclined to use this one: 3:D It is probably the most used smily on the site, after all. ;)

I'll let someone who knows what they're talking about answer your https question. :oops:

By the way, I should have done this earlier, but if anyone wants to try their hand and creating smilies to possibly be used on this site, here's a blank face .png file (I also have it as a .xcf (Gimp) file, but it won't let me upload it. If anyone wants it just let me know and I'll get it to you somehow) to use as a template. Enjoy!
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Re: Forthcoming Update

Post by Zath » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:08 pm

Herowannabe wrote:I tweaked the obligator a little, bringing the eyes and mouth down to get rid of that haughty look, and hopefully toned down the crazed-eyes look. Thoughts?
I like this one better than the "first draft" one. Still seems a bit... off, somehow. Maybe remove the eyebrows (are those eyebrows? or just tattoos that look like eyebrows?) and add a slight frown. Maybe use a dark red or dark blue, even, for the tattoos to better distinguish them from the eyes and/or any other expression marks?
Herowannabe wrote:I also have been working on a couple Koloss. One enraged and one subdued. Thoughts on these?
That's great! I like 'em. I also like your idea of adding red eyes to the enraged one. That's a confirmed "thumbs up" from Zath on those (for what it's worth ;) )
Herowannabe wrote:And... so actually, I got carried away and paused in typing out this response and made the smily I was envisioning. @Haelbarde PMed me earlier and told me how to make animated gifs (it's surprisingly easier than I thought it would be). Whether or not this is what you were going for I figured we needed this smily. Lets see if it works:

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EDIT: AW YISS! 8-)
HAHA!! Yes, that's perfect! Thank you! :D
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Re: Forthcoming Update

Post by Herowannabe » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:15 pm

Haelbarde pointed out that the music notes were backwards in my whistle smily, so I fixed that. Also, I tweaked the Koloss smilies a little.
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Re: Forthcoming Update

Post by Skullduggery » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:06 am

I just found on the goblins forum (a forum dedicated to the webcomic goblins) it exist a emoji of a yellow face smashing his head against a wall.

So emoji using allomancy, koloos blades or spikes is possible :o
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Re: Forthcoming Update

Post by Herowannabe » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:11 pm

Got a bit more time to play around with making smilies today.

Terris Smily:
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EDIT: Hmm... not sure I like the mouth that wide. Here's a narrower mouth.
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Steelpush animation:
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I tried an animation with multiple coins being pushed but it just looked messy so I gave up on it. Here's as far as I got though:
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EDIT:
Made some tweaks to the following smilies. I think these are all about as good as they're going to get.
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Re: Forthcoming Update

Post by Zath » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:17 pm

Two things-
First, regarding the forthcoming update, might I humbly request that the JavaScript applet on the registration page (the drag-and-drop Cosmere Investiture list) be changed? Currently, it needs to be downloaded before you can even see it, let alone use it, and the download path is similar/identical to some known malware, so some anti-virus software blocks it automatically (I know Norton Security does, at least). I think this is probably scaring off potential forum users (it almost scared me off- thankfully tecslicer was able and willing to address my concerns :) ).

So, if it's not too much trouble, could the updated site use some other method that will let prospective users prove that they're human and not spambots? Specifically, a method that doesn't involve downloading something (even if the file's small and/or temporary) onto your computer.

Second, @Hero, I love the Steelpush .gifs you came up with. :D
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Re: Forthcoming Update

Post by Herowannabe » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:40 am

Hey everyone, with the update finally upon us I'm looking over the Smilies one last time to see if there are any I want to add.

Looking back over the thread I see that there are several that I wanted to do that I forgot about (Kandra morphing, spike(s), glass daggers, maybe the mists appearing/disappearing). Are there any others that people would like to see added to the site?

If there are some simple/easy ones I can probably get them done before the update, but if not then no big deal, the smilies can be added in easily later.

EDIT:
made a Skull smiley, in preparation to make an animated Kandra smiley:
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EDIT2: Testing a fixed whistle gif:
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whistle:)

I think that looks much better against the dark background

EDIT3:
I found a few minutes of free time (read: I stayed up way too late) and so I started tinkering around with a Kandra smiley. The ;) smiley seemed like the best one to base it off of, but if someone would prefer I use (or make) a different smiley for the Kandra then just let me know.

It took me a few tries to get the timing of the gif right, but I'm pretty happy with this. I was aiming for a smooth, slow fade to the skull and back, with extended pauses on the skull and the regular face. It might need to be slowed down just a tad more, or the pauses extended a little bit. What do you think?
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