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Living Avatars FAQ and Tutorial

Discussion in 'Living Avatars' started by quinn, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. quinn

    quinn Starcatcher Ogre Veteran

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    Hello peeps, there has been some confusion about how to create a Living Avatars item. Or what in the world a Living Avatar is. I shall be answering both of these questions in this post!

    Living Avatars FAQ

    What is Living Avatars?
    • Living Avatars is a cool program that lets you make your own avatar from items that other people make! Just throw on some clothing and you have an avatar for the forums!
    • You can get to it at Website Title - Powered by Living Avatars

    These things cost points? Omigosh what are points?
    • Points are worth one post each. So everything is pretty cheap!

    That's cool..so I am super artistic and I want my own items in there!
    • Good for you. That is why I wrote this handy guide in this very post!

    Whoa, that explosion is way too small. How do I make it bigger?
    • Just hold shift and drag the item.

    Living Avatars Creation Tutorial


    So you want to create an item for the Avatars? Cool. It is quite easy, actually.
    • First, make an image in the editor of your choosing. MAKE SURE THE BACKGROUND IS TRANSPARENT AND NOT WHITE! (Learn more about this lower down.)
    • Save the image as a .png and a .gif
    • Upload both files to mediafire.com and send them to Ogreman in a PM.

    But..I don't know how to make any art! I JUST WANT TO!
    • Okay, no problem. First you need a good editor. I recommend GIMP. The rest of this tutorial will use GIMP for Windows.
    • I won't explain how to use gimp in this post. There are MANY great tutorials elsewhere. Some good ones are here: GIMP - Tutorials

    Getting rid of background
    • First, click the magic wand tool.
    • Hold shift and select all things that are the background. These should all be one color.
    • Right click the layer on the layer panel and hit Create Alpha Channel.
    • Hit Edit>Clear
     
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    ogreman

    ogreman Ogre In Charge Staff Member GameOgre Admin

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    Thanks, Quinn:). This thread is now stuck.
     
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    quinn Starcatcher Ogre Veteran

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    Thank you. Also, if anyone has any questions they can be asked here :)
     
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    JaredOzzy The Legendary Ogre Veteran

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    thanks!!!
    now i can try :)
     
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    JaredOzzy The Legendary Ogre Veteran

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    must you save it twice? png and gif or png or gif?

    *edit nvm i got it right :)

    i can do it now ^_^
     
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    quinn Starcatcher Ogre Veteran

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    Okay, adding how to resize objects in the editor!
     
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    thx for this =p even tho i didnt need it. it encouraged me to make 1 =p

    [​IMG]
     
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    ogreman

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    I like the bigger size image, Ichigo:).
     
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    wow...didnt look like that at my house.

    the sword looks all glitchy o.0
     
  10. Double Negatives

    Double Negatives Spiked Club The Pit

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    Lol, you can also get rid of background on Paint.net
     
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    i used photoshop and paint.net (paint.net to save it =p)
     
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    I generally use paint.net for anything serious (glows, blurs, layering and whatnot), but I use regular paint (that comes with windows) for recoloring. Yup, I'm pretty cheap. I don't have enough patience for photoshop.
     
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    image updated. i found out that I zoomed to 104% and it blurred. 100% made it normal :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    You ought to use that as your avatar. I like mine:D.
     
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    Cool. Needed that Information :D
     
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    Do you need 200 posts for this or it doesnt matter.
    :)
     
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    You only need 200 posts to have a picture under your posts... When your a Ogre Regular - 200 posts. You can always do your living avatar without 200 posts. But if you want it under your post then you need 200 posts.
     
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    thanks for telling me..
     
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    No problem.
     
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    This is the thread to check out if you want to learn more about Living Avatars:).
     

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