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What should be a good ''avatar''?

Postby rinsju » Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:26 pm

Best members of CC,

I'm new here, and I see everyone has got a nice and cool ''avatar: sig-fig''.
I don't know what a good sig-fig is, so can you give me tips? and help me around. :?
does it really have to be castle like...?
and where did you guy's got your inspiration from? please tell me....

thanks already, rinsju
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Re: What should be a good ''avatar''?

Postby Legoorci » Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:45 am

I'd say a good avatar is a fig that you like and that is not normal.
For example you combine some pieces till you've got a fig you like that is special (no random crownie fig...).
My avatar is... it's a troll that hides in a forest.
It doesn't need to be castle like but... we're here on CC, so many members will have sth. castle like.
Hmm...inspiration...maybe you try to build a fig from a book or you just experimente till you've got a fig and you can say:
Hey, thats my Sig-Fig!

I hope that I could help you :wave:
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Re: What should be a good ''avatar''?

Postby Bruce N H » Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:50 pm

Hey,

No, it doesn't have to be castle-themed. I sometimes use a modern themed guy:
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(it's really the same guy in different clothes).
As to choosing one, just pick some fig you really like. Some people mix and match pieces to try and get a fig that looks like them, some use a character from their LEGO world, some just use a fig from their favorite theme. Some people don't go with a fig at all, but instead use an animal or something (e.g. Troy's dragon or Pat's monkey).
Sometimes people change up their sig fig for fun, like for instance I've got variants for different holidays, like these for Halloween and Christmas:
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Or you don't have to have a fig at all for an avatar. Some people use things like shields or whatever.

Basically there's no rules - go with something you like and have fun.

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Re: What should be a good ''avatar''?

Postby Ye Olde Republic » Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:54 am

Yup, build a fig that you think represents you, and as long as it's not objectionable content, you're good to go.
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Re: What should be a good ''avatar''?

Postby Thoriun » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:15 am

hi people.

I have a avatar ready to upload but the forum page says its to big, i would like to know how to lower the dpi rate so it can be uploaded. my image iis currently 120 pixels but 300 dpi, that makes it 44,something KB in size

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Thoriun

p.s. I have Photoshop but for some reason it doesn't work so i'm looking for some free software
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Re: What should be a good ''avatar''?

Postby Formendacil » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:29 pm

Thoriun wrote:hi people.

I have a avatar ready to upload but the forum page says its to big, i would like to know how to lower the dpi rate so it can be uploaded. my image iis currently 120 pixels but 300 dpi, that makes it 44,something KB in size

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Thoriun

p.s. I have Photoshop but for some reason it doesn't work so i'm looking for some free software


This might be as simple as what format you're saving the image--if you're saving it as .bmp, for example, it is going to have considerably more information to save than if you save it as .jpg. It might be as simple as opening the image (even in Paint) and resaving it as different extension.
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Re: What should be a good ''avatar''?

Postby Thoriun » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:52 pm

:)

the picture was taken in the jpg format originaly, but the dpi size was to big,

you can found it in http://jimiandhisfriends.blogspot.com/
it's a blog of mine.

The picture there is in its full size
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Re: What should be a good ''avatar''?

Postby Maedhros » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:26 pm

Thoriun wrote::)

the picture was taken in the jpg format originaly, but the dpi size was to big,

you can found it in http://jimiandhisfriends.blogspot.com/
it's a blog of mine.

The picture there is in its full size
thanks

Thoriun


Hey, try downloading THIS ONE. I'll remove it from my gallery in a few days.
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Re: What should be a good ''avatar''?

Postby Thoriun » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:40 pm

Thank You My Friend!!!!

Best regards

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Re: What should be a good ''avatar''?

Postby Maedhros » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:36 am

Thoriun wrote:Thank You My Friend!!!!

Best regards

Thoriun


No problem, I'm glad to be of help. E bem vindo a Classic-Castle ;)
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Re: What should be a good ''avatar''?

Postby Thoriun » Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:31 am

obrigado pela recepção. muito boa cena lol


Thanks for the reception, really cool.


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Re: What should be a good ''avatar''?

Postby Maedhros » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:56 am

Not so bad for a first try at Portuguese, eh? ;) Cheers.
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Re: What should be a good ''avatar''?

Postby Grimmbeast7 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:39 am

I'm wondering about this too. I'm really new and have yet to post an avatar. But I built my Sig-fig and am trying to get a good photo. Any suggestions for Photography? Oh by the way does anyone realize that sig-figs are also a type of number used in Chemistry? JUst wanted to point that out.
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