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Posted Jun 28 2013, 06:49 PM
This thread is for any kind of general chat that you don't feel is worth creating an all new thread for. Discuss, rant, or comment about anything and everything here.

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Re: Little Talks
Posted Aug 21 2013, 11:33 PM
*slowly walks into room*

Hi my name is Wolfy, and I'm addicted to RP... Lol nope, aint nobody got time fo'  that!


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Re: Little Talks
Posted Aug 22 2013, 07:47 PM
Hi!

Welcome to our new and humble and... slow moving site :D

Bye!

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Re: Little Talks
Posted Sep 05 2013, 07:47 PM
Just wondering, is anyone allowed to start an RP discussion? And if so, are there any constraints on the subject of said RPs or the rules that are set by the owner of said RP?

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Re: Little Talks
Posted Sep 06 2013, 03:42 PM
Yes, you are completely free to start new threads, basically anywhere, though it's recommended that you get some people on board with an RP before starting one.

As for constraints, I'm not entirely sure what you mean, but just about any kind or genre of RP can be created or discussed here.

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Re: Little Talks
Posted Feb 19 2014, 09:34 AM
(Just posting here to test something I'm experimenting with on the technical side of things)

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Posted Mar 29 2014, 02:06 AM
Creating some custom emotes.









Base psd if anyone wants to try and make their own: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/264375853/Images/ForgeRP/EmotesBeta/Base.psd

« Last Edit: Mar 29 2014, 02:20 AM by Garyn Dakari »

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Posted Mar 29 2014, 03:59 PM
That's the Stormie one, is that what you intended to post?

I guess I also neglected the ones I was working on...

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Posted Mar 29 2014, 04:06 PM
It's a PSD, each emote is its own layer, Stormie was just the last active one. You can turn it off(Assuming you're using GIMP - at least I'm pretty sure GIMP can do it) and turn others on, or create a new layer for a new face, etc.

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Posted Mar 29 2014, 04:18 PM
I've never figured out how to use layers... It confuses me.

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Posted Mar 29 2014, 05:21 PM
Think of each layer like a virtual piece of paper, each stacked on top of another. Any part of the layer that doesn't have paint will be blank, showing the layer beneath it.

For example, that Rayne family photo.
First, a pencil sketch: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/264375853/Images/Layers/RayneFamily_1.jpg
A new layer was created above the sketch, where the cleaner inks go: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/264375853/Images/Layers/RayneFamily_2.jpg

Because the inks are on a separate layer, they don't interfere with each other and I won't have to manually erase the sketch later. Just need to make the sketch layer invisible, or delete it. I prefer to just make it invisible though, just for future reference(Like right now).

So, sketch layer is turned invisible, a new layer is created *underneath* the outlines, where all the colors go: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/264375853/Images/Layers/RayneFamily_3.jpg
Being underneath, one doesn't have to worry about screwing up the lineart. Just for reference, this is what the color layer looks like without the inks over it: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/264375853/Images/Layers/RayneFamily_3B.jpg
Creepy stuff.

Anyway, then on some more layers, finishing touches can be added without fear of accidentally messing up the other one, such as eyes, hair, shadows, etc: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/264375853/Images/Layers/RayneFamily_4.jpg

Each family member gets their own layers, the background got its own layer behind everything else, the frame got its own layer above everything else, even the signature got its own layer, etc. Lots and lots of layers.

So that's how layers work anyway, in the case of the emotes it's mostly for organization, but it does make things easier as well - I didn't have to redraw anything to make that pale skin base(Angel/Zin) from the yellow base, just had to copy the yellow base layer(Which has no face on it) and drag a slider bar to change the color. Each face has its own layer so none interfere with the base below it.

Here's a video that might explain it a little better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIcYWEQH4z4
It's for PS, but the principle applies to pretty much any program which supports layers, such as Manga Studio, Gimp, etc.

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Posted Mar 29 2014, 11:10 PM
Got bored, so I made a Wolfy emote. It's 17x17 like the others.


EDIT: Well, at least the image size I gave GIMP was 17x17, the emote itself is less than that, might work a bit more on it later, we shall see.

« Last Edit: Mar 29 2014, 11:16 PM by Wolfy »

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Posted Mar 29 2014, 11:21 PM
They're 17x17, though the emotes themselves, with the exception of Angel, Zin, GK, and Stormie, are each 15x15. They've just got a one pixel transparent border around them. Angel's the full 17x17 though due to hair, and Zin's 16x17.

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Posted Mar 29 2014, 11:29 PM
The Wolfy emote has a 2 1 pixel border, I'm working on a new version that has a 2 pixel border, but only on the bottom of the image.

EDIT: I completed version 2 of the Wolfy emote... So, here it is:

« Last Edit: Mar 29 2014, 11:33 PM by Wolfy »

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Posted Mar 29 2014, 11:34 PM
Cool. Though it looks more like a mouse or rat than a wolf.

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Posted Mar 29 2014, 11:36 PM
True, but it's hard to make a wolf with 289 pixels.

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Posted Mar 29 2014, 11:38 PM
Should try and make it grey and white instead of brown - also, remember it doesn't have to look good zoomed in, that Stormtrooper looks nothing like a Stormtrooper when zoomed in, for example.

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Posted Mar 29 2014, 11:41 PM
True, never really thought about making it grey... Don't know why, seeing as the most commonly known wolf, the Gray Wolf, is grey. So imaginatively named.

EDIT: Version 3 of the Wolfy emote has been completed, just a simple recolor of version 2.

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Posted Mar 29 2014, 11:54 PM
Got bored again, so I decided to make a more appropriate GK emote.

Had a pretty large derp moment, I'm just making a Garyn emote...

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Posted Mar 30 2014, 12:06 AM
Very rough Goat Garyn emote is done:

Feel free to edit this. I made it on a whim, so I probably won't be making any adjustments myself.

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Posted Mar 30 2014, 12:14 AM
Version 4 of the Wolfy emote is done, changed the ears to make it less a rodent, and added some color variation as Garyn suggested.



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Posted Mar 30 2014, 12:29 AM
LOL, Goat Garyn emote. Hadn't even occurred to me before.

Wolfy's a bit better now, though if I were you I'd raise the forehead(But not the ears) up by one or two pixels to make the ears a bit smaller, and maybe make the snout less narrow.

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Posted Mar 30 2014, 12:32 AM
I was thinking the same thing about the snout.

Now we just need a Giraffe Garyn.

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Posted Mar 30 2014, 12:38 AM
In version 5 I made the snout less narrow, and I did what I could with the ears without making them invisible.



Question I've been meaning to ask for a while, what hosting service do you use for this site?

It's 3 in the morning here, so I'm off for the night.

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