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Animated Stars

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2002 5:08 am
by AMK4
I wanted to do this just to see if it'll even come out right. So here's the first try. I took someone else's blue stars and played with them.

They're not continuous (in moving), there's a 10 second 'pause' in each.

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Suggestions and/or comments are all welcome.

AMK4

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2002 8:32 am
by russ01uk
cool!! i like them!!

Maybe speed them up a bit! pretty cool tho! :D

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2002 8:52 am
by Daz
AMK4 - I like the idea, but agree with russ01uk that the 10 second gap is too long.

Well Done.

- Daz -

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2002 9:31 am
by blulegend
What you should do is keep the 10 second gap, but make each rank's rotate at a different time. ie. the first rotation begins at less than 10 seconds for some of them and then loops to 10 seconds after that. This will add a few frames but should still be small. That way everyone's rank won't be twisting at the same time and will appear random when a topic with many different ranks of users is displayed.

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2002 4:18 pm
by AMK4
blulegend wrote: What you should do is keep the 10 second gap, but make each rank's rotate at a different time.


Yeah, I thought about that after the fact. I think what I'll do is shorten the 10 seconds a bit, perhaps between 5 to 7 seconds, and then try to randomize them. It would just add one more frame at the beginning.

Stay tuned.

AMK4

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2002 4:25 pm
by AMK4
Daz wrote: AMK4 - I like the idea, but agree with russ01uk that the 10 second gap is too long.


Thanks Daz. I didn't see much in terms of animated ranks, and seeing all the different (static) ones you made pushed me into trying to start animated ones. So, if this works well, I may start doing more and more. May as well put my Photoshop skills to work for something fun, right?

I hope you don't mind that I grabbed the first set from your collection. :?

AMK4

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2002 5:12 pm
by SK
V Nice :)

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2002 5:12 pm
by Daz
AMK4 - My only terms in using my originals is that people release them to the community.

I have made a couple of animated ones myself, but more choice is good - well done.

- Daz -

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2002 5:28 pm
by AMK4
Daz wrote: AMK4 - My only terms in using my originals is that people release them to the community.


Oh absolutely. There's no point in posting here if I didn't plan on making them publicly available. :wink:

AMK4

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2002 7:44 pm
by Iron-Monkey
Can you add the words "Moderator" and "Administrator" to the stars?

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2002 8:10 pm
by AMK4
Iron-Monkey wrote: Can you add the words "Moderator" and "Administrator" to the stars?


How many stars? 5?

AMK4

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2002 10:30 am
by blulegend
It's they're doing the wave. 8)

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2002 3:24 pm
by AMK4
blulegend wrote: It's they're doing the wave. 8)


*laugh* You'll really like these then:

http://www.yeehaw.net/ranks/Stars/

Look at the second, and last sets.

AMK4

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2002 4:15 pm
by Iron-Monkey
They are great!!!

Oh, could you lower the word "Administrator" and "Moderator" so that they would not overlap the stars? I think that it would look better that way.

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2002 5:15 pm
by AMK4
Iron-Monkey wrote: They are great!!!

Oh, could you lower the word "Administrator" and "Moderator" so that they would not overlap the stars? I think that it would look better that way.


I could. The problem with that is that those two images will end up slightly larger (in height) compared to all the other ones. If that's not a problem for you, sure.

(However, moving then lower means I may be able to use the same colors and not have to worry about a contrast issue with the stars themselves.)

AMK4