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Djarjak

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« on: August 05, 2006, 01:46:07 PM »
Making a large poster, need an arm logo 300 dpi logo 4inch tall if anyone's got it - can post a link here for review/download.  You'll be immortalized on the first "super cool" poster for Arm.
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2006, 08:35:06 PM »
I can do this on Tuesday.  I have too much homework due on Monday and no computer access to do this except at school starting on Monday.
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2006, 08:50:45 AM »
Not sure if this is the style you're looking for, but I made a 3D model of the arm logo awhile back. I used a 3D modeler, so I can pull a render up in whatever size/dpi you need.

http://www.armageddon.org/original/showSubmission.php?submission=140

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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2006, 10:24:06 AM »
Yeah, I'm sorry, but I got fucking swamped with homework.  I'll try to get that done today.

...oh, and the above is not 300 dpi (which equates to pixels per inch, and that is only 512 by 342 pixels total.
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2006, 11:06:30 AM »
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...oh, and the above is not 300 dpi (which equates to pixels per inch, and that is only 512 by 342 pixels total.


...Which is why s/he said s/he could bring it up to whatever resolution needed, and only posted the low res image for demonstration purposes.

Ah, the beauty of vector and rendering software.
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2006, 12:39:53 PM »
talus - I like that one, but the spikes are shiny, and what I'm trying to use it for will make it look anachronistic. I had hoped to get the drawn/flat look of the original logo for this. But - if you've got other renders that are flatter, I'm game to take a gander and see if it fits what I'm trying to use it for?
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talus

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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2006, 03:50:48 PM »
I played around with the lighting and texture properties a bit, and got this..
Is this more of what you're looking for? I'll try to see if I can rough it up a bit for an 'older' feel.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l111/Goodbit/flatterrender1.jpg

Here's what it looks like at 4 inches high and at 300 dpi.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l111/Goodbit/arm4inch300dpi.png

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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2006, 05:07:40 PM »
D'oh.  I missed that bit.  Heh, looks like talus has this...which is awesome, because I've been swamped lately with schoolwork.
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2006, 05:50:50 PM »
I like that, talus, but I also like the "bone" or "marble" look of the spikes on the original logo - makes it look less stark.

for an idea of what I was doing:

http://www.dhorizon.org/~davien/images/flyer/tqIkarus-V.gif

I want to put the "Armageddon MUD" label back on the top - but I need a better quality arm logo to fit on the left.

And don't worry - this is a compressed graphic - the print comes out much better on the actual one. Had to size it down and drop the quality to express it.
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talus

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« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2006, 06:11:33 PM »
I can get it more jaggedy, but now that I see your poster, I don't think that a 3d model (at least any I could make) would fit with it.. It'd tend to be too shiny, and probably wouldn't do that spectacular art any justice.

I'll see what I can do, but I would defer to someone that would draw one.

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« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2006, 12:00:18 PM »
Another crack at it. This time I increased the amount the marble texture affects the normal values of the spikes, making it look a bit more like stone.

[Edited]


Here's with plain white lighting:
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l111/Goodbit/newjaggies.png

Here's with lighting colored like the top of the poster:
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l111/Goodbit/redjaggies.png

Before the lighting, the base material of the spikes are a straight black: I wasn't sure what type of material it was made out of, so I just assumed some sort of obsidiany stone.

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« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2006, 01:25:15 PM »
I don't like how the text box fills half of the poster - it covers up half the picture and even if future armagedonners would have to get used to text - it seems a bit much and covers up too much.
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« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2006, 01:49:29 PM »
I think the X-Files quote is probably a little dated at this point.
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« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2006, 12:31:19 PM »
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I think the X-Files quote is probably a little dated at this point.


I agree.

Djarjak

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« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2006, 01:23:01 PM »
I agree about the X-files quote too. Give me some other stuff to put there instead =)

As far as the text box, there's a lot of info that needs to go into it. Keeping in mind this is a 3 foot by 2 foot poster, so the font needs to be large enough to read from a distance.

The original (like the one on j0ram's site) has only text, no graphics. So the text box is a compromise.

FWIW, there's a business card with the full graphic on the front, and text on the back that I plan to get printed to go on a table or in a cardholder near the poster.

I'm also working on one using the Rukkian print. I'll link it in original submissions when it's done.
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« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2006, 02:18:46 PM »
Love the way this is looking, Djarjak. The size of the box is great as it is but the text needs revisiting.

I'm typing it all out here for pasting and changing to go smooth as can be.

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This contains these typos: "Tuluk plans theirs", "furvor".
The Luir's paragraph lacks a comma.

The X-files quote ought really be replaced by something else, but here's my suggestion as far as everything else:

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On Zalanthas, everything beautiful is dangerous...

Life on the desert planet of Zalanthas is a daily struggle to survive.
In Allanak, a city full of conniving merchants; thieving elves;
unscrupulous mercenaries and shadowy assassins, a drink of water
could cost you your life and the brutal sandstorms are the least of
your worries.

To the north struggles the warped and stunted Grey Forest - where feral,
cannibalistic children roam the thickets - and the recently
liberated city of Tuluk plans its vengeance against the southern
tyrants. Led by the inscrutable ranks of His Righteous Ivory, the
people follow with fanatical fervor lest they count themselves among
the numbers of those who have dissapeared.

Meanwhile, Luir's Outpost, poised between the two, struggles to remain
neutral during the clashes between opposing forces while meeting bandit
and gith incursions and the odd occasional invasion of mantis.

Over a decade old, award-winning Armageddon is as addictive for its
brutally harsh desert theme as for its beautifully written environments;
revolutionary programming; and intense, required roleplay. Realtime
interaction with an international playerbase will draw you into this
campaign and offer you a free gaming experience you will never forget.

Players describe it as: "the most creative, emotionally involved game on
the net", and "as much of a work of art as a game".

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Thanks for doing this.

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« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2006, 03:25:15 PM »
Just to clarify, "dpi" is dots per inch, which has nothing to do with pixels. A pixel isnt the same size as a dot, as it's for computer screen viewing, while a dot is for printing.

And you really don't improve the resolution by upping it from a low starting res. All you do is stretch the dots further apart. For computer viewing it's not often noticeable, but if you actually print it, you may notice the difference.

I do think it's a great thing you're doing though. :)

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« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2006, 04:57:40 PM »
Alright. I took a crack at it. A lot of general rewrites for ease of reading. I took out the reference to halflings as "feral children" because that's just silly. Also fixed the quotes - punctuation always goes inside the quotation marks on this side of the pond.

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On Zalanthas, everything beautiful is dangerous...

Allanak, the ancient southern city-state - a writhing mass of conniving merchants, thieving elves, unscrupulous mercenaries, and shadowy assassins. A city where a drink of water could cost you your life, and the brutal sandstorms just outside the walls are the least of your worries.

Tuluk, the newly liberated Ivory Jewel of the northlands - a city of art and music, and a city where even one's thoughts are suspect to the brutally efficient investigations of its enforcers. Outside the gates is the Grey Forest, a place of stunted vegetation and of creatures few have ever lived to report.

Luir's Outpost, a merchant stronghold poised between the two - run by the Kuraci Merchant family, a group beholden to neither city-state and defended by its militia. Life in the outpost is a daily struggle against the brutal environment of the Red Desert and the creatures that inhabit it.

Over a decade old, Armageddon is an award-winning game as addictive for its brutally harsh desert theme as for its beautifully written environments, revolutionary programming, and intense roleplay. Join hundreds of players from all over the world in one of the most dynamic and submersive experiences on the internet.

Armageddon has been described by its players as "the most creative, emotionally involved game on the 'net," and "as much of a work of art as a game."

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Djarjak

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« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2006, 07:07:48 PM »
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Just to clarify, "dpi" is dots per inch, which has nothing to do with pixels. A pixel isnt the same size as a dot, as it's for computer screen viewing, while a dot is for printing.

And you really don't improve the resolution by upping it from a low starting res. All you do is stretch the dots further apart. For computer viewing it's not often noticeable, but if you actually print it, you may notice the difference.

I do think it's a great thing you're doing though. :)


Ok, to clarify:

The artist was only able to provide me with a 75dpi image at a very large size (I think 6 by 10 feet). I cut it to 3 foot by 2 foot and raised the dpi.

What you're seeing on that link is a 75 dpi version shrunk to 11x8.5 ish for the sake of web preview.
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« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2006, 07:38:58 PM »
Well hell, 6x10 FEET should shrink down fairly well.  :)

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« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2006, 04:50:29 AM »
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I'm also working on one using the Rukkian print. I'll link it in original submissions when it's done.


I'm just curious, do you still plan on using the Krathi one?  

I could mock one up if you'd like, I do graphic design as well as artwork. :)

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« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2006, 02:22:16 PM »
I was going to use the Rukkian one, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to do a whole series (or afford to print them). It's a similar design, only vertical layout instead of horizontal.

A 36x24 poster in glossy color is about $60 locally, or about $35 online - but the online won't meet the deadline I have for getting these to Dragon Con.

a run of 100 business cards with glossy fronts, and printed backs is about $48.

These costs are out of pocket for me. Please keep in mind.
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« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2006, 02:24:43 PM »
I'll be at DragonCon as well this year, let me know how I could help distribute anything you get done, I'll be more than happy to help :)
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« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2006, 08:05:10 PM »
Honestly, the biggest help is going to be financial. Anyone who is willing to take the huge graphic produced, download it, and print it, then post it.

I'll probably be able to get the end product to someone headed to D*con from my area by wednesday of next week, but if other people want to print the flyer from j0ram.net or submit other flyers, print them out, and post them around their college campuses, their high schools, or even their local game shops, that's really going to be the biggest help.

And if anyone wants a final copy of the huge 300 dpi (I'll post here when complete) let me know, and I'll arrange to get it to you.
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« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2006, 08:25:15 PM »
I'd acctually be interesting in getting a poster up around here.

Not a huge city but second biggest in washington state to my understanding and we have a huge gaming and theatre community which I'm surprised as to how many people have MUD'd before but haven't stuck with it because of the lack of RP.

But, It'd probably be awhile before I would get the money to post it, but I'd love to get the file of it so I could get it printed when I had the money ... The business cards would be interesting as well.
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