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-s/<itzo-
10-19-2002, 07:21 PM
you know what would be good. if the admins adjust the limitations of custom avatars. editing the lenght and the size is the hardest part i think. they should increase the limit of the lenght and the size of custom avs. it will be much easier for av creators out there.

80x80-100x100 and 30,000-50,000 bytes sounds good. what do you think???????

Darklighter
10-19-2002, 07:24 PM
I think the reason they stopped at 70 x 70 was because of the amount of posts per page, any larger avatar would take up too much space...I think the size is ok now, but that's just my opinion.

-s/<itzo-
10-19-2002, 07:52 PM
the reason why i brought up this discussion because there are times when i make an av where the size that i have exceeds more than the 20,000 bytes expectation and go over it by a few hundred kb. i hate it when that happens. i've done everything croping, optimizing, reducing colors, and taking a few frames out. and it just messes up everything. it reduces the quality of your av and you feel like giving up.

TheMadDoofer
10-19-2002, 08:25 PM
. . .says the person with one of the coolest avatars in the swamp.

gorganfloss
10-19-2002, 08:27 PM
I dont know bout anyone else, but the size limitations they have now are perfect, I think.

-s/<itzo-
10-19-2002, 08:28 PM
maddoofer, were you refering to me. if you are thanx for the complement. but i was talking about my other avs. i would like to use them too sometimes.

ckcsaber
10-19-2002, 08:28 PM
The size limits are fine

Darth Talliusc
10-19-2002, 08:38 PM
i wish they allowed bigger avatars as well, but thats just because i suck at cropping and tooling around with gifs. every time i try and work on my special lil demonhunter avatar i end up making it screwy somehow and it resizes itself to a dif size each frame and looks... well.... nasty.

gorganfloss
10-19-2002, 08:41 PM
I go to FileNetwork too sometimes. God, that place is boring as hell.

TheMadDoofer
10-19-2002, 09:01 PM
Originally posted by LBuRNa
maddoofer, were you refering to me. if you are thanx for the complement. but i was talking about my other avs. i would like to use them too sometimes.

Yes, I was talking about your av. What game did you get it from?

Pedantic
10-19-2002, 09:08 PM
I think the size limits are just fine.

-s/<itzo-
10-19-2002, 09:09 PM
it was from the game jedi battles. i downloaded the trailer from lucasarts.com and made it into an av.

Pad
10-20-2002, 02:28 PM
u may think it sux having such limitations, but think about the ppl on the forum with a 56k connection. page would take so long to load cause of all the big avs. i think its just fine the way it is.

Kstar__2
10-20-2002, 02:37 PM
look at my av, its long, and uses alot of frames, still looks good, and it is within the right size, so you must be able to do the same.

you do actually have a cool av!

Histys-History
10-20-2002, 02:38 PM
Ah well, if we could have a higher one, it would be 2x better, and i could include more things for my avatarz :O

Boba Rhett
10-21-2002, 01:08 AM
Hell, why don't we just give everyone ftp access and let you guys upload everything you want. Or maybe we should let people post miniature versions of their favorite movies as their avatars. How cool would THAT be?


;)

Guys, there's just way to many reasons why the size limit needs to stay at 20kb and 70x70.

TiE23
10-21-2002, 11:53 AM
Originally posted by Padanime
u may think it sux having such limitations, but think about the ppl on the forum with a 56k connection. page would take so long to load cause of all the big avs. i think its just fine the way it is.
Unhappyily I am a 56k er, AND I WANT BIGGER (in file size) AVATARS!!! :D :p

leXX
10-21-2002, 12:05 PM
The loading times for this forum is bad enough. The avatar size limits are fine as they are.

Pad
10-21-2002, 12:47 PM
maybe its cool to have a great av, but we arent here for the av or the sig, remind that!!!

-s/<itzo-
10-21-2002, 01:28 PM
yeah, ofcourse we are not here for our avs or sigs i'm just suggesting things that would be easier for us av makers. its not like i want to put a whole movie in my av, i'm just saying to increase the limitation to the extent were it don't hurt the loading time dramatically.

i think the loading time here is fine. do you guys check out the forums down at file network i don't see anybody complaining about the loading time over there. the av limit there are 100x100 and up to 40,000 kb. but that place is boring, i hardly go over there. lucasforums is the place to be.


and yeah it do sux for the 56kers out there, but christmas is coming guys, better ask santa for a cable modem.
:)

Sarlacc Food
10-21-2002, 03:58 PM
i make mine myself... ,but i cant make smokin suff like Rhett...

Tyrion
10-21-2002, 04:06 PM
Originally posted by LBuRNa
yeah, ofcourse we are not here for our avs or sigs i'm just suggesting things that would be easier for us av makers. its not like i want to put a whole movie in my av, i'm just saying to increase the limitation to the extent were it don't hurt the loading time dramatically.

i think the loading time here is fine. do you guys check out the forums down at file network i don't see anybody complaining about the loading time over there. the av limit there are 100x100 and up to 40,000 kb. but that place is boring, i hardly go over there. lucasforums is the place to be.


and yeah it do sux for the 56kers out there, but christmas is coming guys, better ask santa for a cable modem.
:)

I am fine with the current avatar limits.

Frankly, I feel that moving avatars draw away from the actual post.

Also, because even though I have photoshop elements, I dont have a clue to how to make a .gif :D

Ratmjedi
10-21-2002, 04:16 PM
Well I'm starting to experiment. Hopefully I'll be able to make some nice work.
:duel: :lsduel:

Pad
10-21-2002, 04:22 PM
Originally posted by Tyrion
Also, because even though I have photoshop elements, I dont have a clue to how to make a .gif :D

just use save as gif in ur photoshop program. then u have a gif. :p

Tyrion
10-21-2002, 05:01 PM
Originally posted by Padanime


just use save as gif in ur photoshop program. then u have a gif. :p

Let me rephrase it for you then...smartass...:D


I dont know how to make a moving gif.

:D

Agen
10-21-2002, 05:06 PM
after you've saved as gif in photoshop edit it in a gif program :D
If i can do it and not be arsed to actually use it! you can too!:D

I think the size is fine, it doesn't make my avatar look too noticeably shabby since others are samll too :D .
And anyway, pics in sigs were much better! boo!

-s/<itzo-
10-21-2002, 05:35 PM
Originally posted by Tyrion


I dont know how to make a moving gif.

:D

tyrion i made a thread of how to make it .:check it out:. (http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=81483)

Sivy
10-21-2002, 10:05 PM
i once thought as you do, LBuRNa

but then when would the challenge be?

-s/<itzo-
10-22-2002, 06:46 PM
Originally posted by Sivy B
i once thought as you do, LBuRNa

but then when would the challenge be?


yeah i hear you. but its just a suggestion.

so i give props for the people out there who make custom avs.

ForceElf
10-22-2002, 11:19 PM
Originally posted by LBuRNa
it was from the game jedi battles. i downloaded the trailer from lucasarts.com and made it into an av.

I thought Sivy B made that av. I know he had that exact one and put it up so someone could have it. If i'm wrong I am sorry.

Sivy
10-22-2002, 11:24 PM
Originally posted by ForceElf


I thought Sivy B made that av. I know he had that exact one and put it up so someone could have it. If i'm wrong I am sorry.


yes he using the one i made, but before he was using one he made from the same trailer.

-s/<itzo-
10-22-2002, 11:54 PM
i just love this avatar so much. by the way sivy b let me use it so its cool ( i didn't steal it ). i was thinking of making it to an avatar before but i didn't know how. so sivy b beat me to it.



sivy b i have a question, i want to use this video but i can't play it with quicktime. i can play it with either real one or windows media player, but it doesn't go frame by frame like quicktime does. is there a way around that.