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Post Your Background Thread!

Wed, 23 Jan 2013 07:47:50

Anonymous

Welcome to the [glow:2wuq0nlt]Post Your Background Thread[/glow:2wuq0nlt]! DigitalEro is giving you an unique opportunity to compete against other creative DE members by submitting your background piece here, on this very thread and volunteering it to be used as the official DE background! Guidelines are simple! As you know, Digitalero.org is a HGLBT 3D community ( hetero, gay, lesbian, bi, trans ), this means that you should always do your best to give the correct impression of what we're about. This does not mean that each BG submission should always have ALL of the above mentioned, it's enough if you make it clear that we're equally gay as we're straight! The icons displayed on the middle right, under the header will do the rest. The following will give you a hint of what you should and should not include to your BG submission, rest should be self-explanatory: - Keep your BG clean and tasteful. No vag, fully exposed boobs or cocks. - Be artistic! Let your imagination flow! Background doesn't always need a 1 straight + 1 gay couple to deliver the message. It can be a lot more. However, if you decide to go by that, make it equal! - Keep the BG 3D! After editing & use of effects are not excluded, so feel free to spice it up. - If you're unsure about something/anything, post a comment below. You can host your BG subs here: http://pomf.se/ NOTICE! Staff holds the rights to add sections or change the rules at any time. Guidelines and changes were made to this post on 4/4/2014
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 12:07:51

Rastifan

I like that idea. A smaller animated logo and another model and we are good me thinks. I will make some poses for suggestions and see what you guys think. The wire frame effect is easy to make.
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 08:05:08

vaako

I suppose I'll throw in for background picture again.
Sat, 26 Jan 2013 07:29:05

Stealth Clobber

I think Soria should replace Miranda ASAP (or atleast get a normal Miranda there), as Christmas was over a full month ago already :P
Sat, 26 Jan 2013 12:36:15

invisible

Sat, 26 Jan 2013 14:37:21

Anonymous

I like it, but the models on the banner are the same as the background, that's dont work. Maybe we gonna use this banner when we have a new background.
Sat, 26 Jan 2013 15:28:56

invisible

"Evil-Ash" said ...
I like it, but the models on the banner are the same as the background, that's dont work. Maybe we gonna use this banner when we have a new background.
Yeah I get that, I couldn't really find any good models to pick. And well I just used the ones in the background, but I also like the one you have now.
Sun, 27 Jan 2013 08:31:43

Goron_Ozzy

Have we got a official colour scheme yet? I noticed on Lefora we went for browns and black, is this a recurring theme?
Sun, 27 Jan 2013 19:40:03

Shaye

Howdy. I never posted in the old forum but I'm looking to contribute a little more this time around. I don't know what went wrong with Zoey's hair here. I couldn't fix it. I also made a male background, incase we ever get to choose between male or female themes, or just select our own custom backgrounds. I realize this isn't to everyone's tastes so I'll just post the link to the image. Here be dicks. http://i.imgur.com/iQoPnUt.jpg Is it possible to make the background rotate through different images? I think that'd be neat, you could add new ones without having to get rid of the old ones.
Sun, 27 Jan 2013 20:49:13

Brother Antroz

Zoey's ass should always be the background. :mrgreen:
Sun, 27 Jan 2013 22:46:35

HuggyBear

Yeah it's almost February, so it's probably time to swap out Miranda, though I still really like how well Rast cleaned her up. I humbly submit a new Miranda, and this time she's packing heat!
Sun, 27 Jan 2013 22:51:21

Brother Antroz

Pants off or else!
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:25:23

Dr.Bigbob

Noice shot man !!! :mrgreen: Posted already one in the last DE but I don' like it anymore. So I just created a new castanic/succubus girl.
Tue, 29 Jan 2013 04:43:52

30a30b

"vaako" said ...
I suppose I'll throw in for background picture again.
Is Soria a character from a game or someone you made up?
Tue, 29 Jan 2013 04:49:47

vaako

"30a30b" said ...
"vaako" said ...
I suppose I'll throw in for background picture again.
Is Soria a character from a game or someone you made up?
Original character. Initial origin was a custom character for UT2K4.
Tue, 29 Jan 2013 05:43:15

zavage300

all of these are awesome
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:52:54

fagimuffin

i made it pretty simple, so i'm not sure if it's good enough
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:39:07

DemonicLemon

"vaako" said ...
Too fetishized? What do you mean?
I'm guessing he means the whole body shape and color deal with her.
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:27:01

TooL

Lot of good stuff here, but the Soria and Castanic female shots are incredible, wow. I'll distribute my dozen votes as 7 to Castanic female and 5 to Soria 8-)
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:42:49

30a30b

I don't know, Soria always seemed to fetishized for my tastes. But that's just me.
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:08:51

vaako

"30a30b" said ...
I don't know, Soria always seemed to fetishized for my tastes. But that's just me.
Too fetishized? What do you mean?
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:14:00

30a30b

"vaako" said ...
"30a30b" said ...
I don't know, Soria always seemed to fetishized for my tastes. But that's just me.
Too fetishized? What do you mean?
+ = Turn on, - = Turn off (for me) +Alien +Green Skin +Purple hair -Weird Ears -Eyes different color -Huge nipples -Body size completely disproportionate: pencil waste, gallon "jugs" and ass When you have so many different things in one image that are fetishized, and that is your poster girl, there is a possibility it might drive away new forumgoers as opposed to safer and less fetishized normalistic nude women. Of course this is just my opinion.
Sat, 02 Feb 2013 13:32:40

FourtyNights

My contribution:
Tue, 05 Feb 2013 15:55:34

Dr.Bigbob

I think its time to change the background, the current one is nice but christmas was more than a month ago =/
Tue, 05 Feb 2013 19:47:08

Anonymous

Rasti, send to me the wallpaper you have chosen, and I change it ;)
Tue, 05 Feb 2013 20:36:21

Rastifan

"Evil-Ash" said ...
Rasti, send to me the wallpaper you have chosen, and I change it ;)
I will edit something together and send it soon. Christmas is in deed over. Working on one with Chris, but the male models are not so high poly. Looks unfinished besides the high poly females. Needs more work. Also trying to get him in to jeans. This is not easy. Got fed up here for avail. But I will find a solution. In the mean time I pick another BG.
Sun, 10 Feb 2013 17:39:23

torke

"Evil-Ash" said ...
Banner image must be width 956 and 140 height. Conditions: Need to have the same text and title (not the same font) example: the banner can be animated but not too heavy in Mb example: The problem here it is we have not the text. Background Image must be width 1680 and 1094 height. example:
Sorry for the question but, the model of the right exist :?:
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 07:18:53

Daemonshadow

"torke" said ...
"Evil-Ash" said ...
Banner image must be width 956 and 140 height. Conditions: Need to have the same text and title (not the same font) example: the banner can be animated but not too heavy in Mb example: The problem here it is we have not the text. Background Image must be width 1680 and 1094 height. example:
Sorry for the question but, the model of the right exist :?:
This is an intriguing question. I would like to know as well. Those nipples...
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 07:44:05

Zearoth

"Daemonshadow" said ...
"torke" said ...
"Evil-Ash" said ...
Banner image must be width 956 and 140 height. Conditions: Need to have the same text and title (not the same font) example: the banner can be animated but not too heavy in Mb example: The problem here it is we have not the text. Background Image must be width 1680 and 1094 height. example:
Sorry for the question but, the model of the right exist :?:
This is an intriguing question. I would like to know as well. Those nipples...
Yes, she exists. That's the Castanic Nude Model. You can find her in the models section, under releases.
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 12:42:59

Goron_Ozzy

I don't think Daria has had enough love :D
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 12:44:21

DemonicLemon

Those be some interesting pubic hairs she got there :P
Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:28:05

Deus ex Nihilo

@'Strayan: Do i sense a reference to uthstar´s Nanako in that pubic haircut? :mh:
Fri, 22 Feb 2013 22:57:39

Goron_Ozzy

Heh, i've never actually seen that picture and/or the artists works before, purely conicidence.
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 04:39:30

Soulslayerzx

"The 'Strayan Snip3r" said ...
I don't think Daria has had enough love :D
Yes. I support this, we need more succubus. The background hasn't been changed in years. :p
Sat, 01 Jun 2013 07:14:13

VincentXyooj

Here is my contribution, not sure when there is a change in the background image so I will just post here.
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:50:56

Anonymous

New background (ctrl+F5 for refresh) Look like that for me, good for you?
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:53:06

Rastifan

Yep that looks fine :mrgreen: About time we changed.
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 17:02:55

Dark

this is awesome
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 20:16:35

Ganonmaster

I'm sorry, but it looks kind of bad on my screen. These legs are barely making it halfway down the page. [spoiler:9y6cpl6c][/spoiler:9y6cpl6c]
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 20:18:39

Rastifan

It is meant like that. You do not need to show the entire model. Close up poses never do.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 00:00:16

Ganonmaster

"Rastifan" said ...
It is meant like that. You do not need to show the entire model. Close up poses never do.
I know, but that wasn't my point. My point was that the image has not been scaled properly according to common screen sizes. The previous background extended allmost the way to the bottom of my screen. I use a 1920x1200 monitor so there was a always a slight gap between the bottom of the screen as the previous background image only went as far as 1080px hight wise. That's obviously enough for the most common HD screens. It was still easy to overlook though. This new background image is only 853 pixels in height and leaves a 230 pixel gap below the image on many HD screens, and 400px on mine. The fact that the rest of the page background is not black but a lighter grey accentuates the mistake and creates visual noise in the overal page design. It's funny that this picture file was approved as the first post of this thread says that the "Background Image must be width 1680 and 1094 height." The source files used for it do in fact adhere to these dimensions, but the combined image does not.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 00:22:24

Rastifan

Oh was not looking there. That's odd. Looks like this for me. [spoiler:3vc89jc0][/spoiler:3vc89jc0]
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 00:29:00

Ganonmaster

"Rastifan" said ...
Oh was not looking there. That's odd. Looks like this for me.
Firefox has a really bulky UI tab bar on the top. Chrome has a cleaner design with a lot more screen real estate left to the website. (you know, the part you actually want to see when you browse the web) I use Chrome, and the UI only takes about 70px of my screen.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 00:32:49

Rastifan

"Ganonmaster" said ...
Firefox has a really bulky UI tab bar on the top. Chrome has a cleaner design with a lot more screen real estate left to the website. (you know, the part you actually want to see when you browse the web) I use Chrome, and the UI only takes about 70px of my screen.
You can config that as you like in Firefox. I prefer it this way.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 00:38:41

Ganonmaster

"Rastifan" said ...
"Ganonmaster" said ...
Firefox has a really bulky UI tab bar on the top. Chrome has a cleaner design with a lot more screen real estate left to the website. (you know, the part you actually want to see when you browse the web) I use Chrome, and the UI only takes about 70px of my screen.
You can config that as you like in Firefox. I prefer it this way.
Well yeah, but it still looks lazy and rushed for everyone else. You can take the time to scale the image to the standards you set for yourself, or use CSS media queries to display one of a set of scaled image files based on the user's resolution.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 00:48:36

Rastifan

I see why now. The resolution on the new background has changed from 1680x1094 to 1680x853. That was not supposed to happen. Will talk to Ash and fix this tomorrow.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 00:51:52

Ganonmaster

He might have scaled it because Lara's side of the original image is larger than 350 pixels wide and would clip through the side of the page on the full 1680x1094 resolution image. This can be avoided by just getting rid of some of the padding or slightly increasing the image size.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 01:05:11

Rastifan

I rescaled the new image back to the old resolution with no quality loss. Will change the background tomorrow. See if that fixes it.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 03:57:37

Anonymous

"Ctrl + mouse wheel" and you can adjust the page exactly like that.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 06:17:17

Ganonmaster

"Evil-Ash" said ...
"Ctrl + mouse wheel" and you can adjust the page exactly like that.
It zooms everything on the page, making fonts look ugly and every image blurry. It's meant to help readability, not to make up for webmaster incompetency. I'd rather have the tiny background image than have my browser permanently zoomed in on this site. Thanks for the half assed solution, though. Judging from how you've helped me in the past, I guess that's your thing. :roll: Edit: OK, that may have been a little too harsh. But seriously, fix your site instead of asking people to fix it by making changes to their browser. It's not exactly friendly to new users, it leaves a bad impression and it makes you look lazy.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 08:24:24

Rastifan

"Ganonmaster" said ...
OK, that may have been a little too harsh.
Yes it was. Take it easy.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 13:02:09

Anonymous

Yes take it easy because this is not the first time you speak to me like that, Ganonmaster, and so far I've been lenient. But it will not always be so, still a lack of respect for me or anyone else here and I ban you for a week to calm down. Now it's enough. Everything will be settled in time and according to its importance. Edit: Fixed! (ctrl+F5) It is good for everybody now?
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:37:09

Ganonmaster

"Evil-Ash" said ...
Edit: Fixed! (ctrl+F5) It is good for everybody now?
Not really. You simply added black bars to the bottom and sides to fill up space. The visual noise is still there, since the legs still get cut off before the end of the page. I tested this edit I made with the web inspector, combined with a css line for a black background. To me it looks way better than the current incarnation.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 16:21:03

Anonymous

"Ganonmaster" said ...
You simply added black bars to the bottom and sides to fill up space.
Wrong! I enlarged each character and I applied them on a black background, with dimension 1920x1200. And if I use your "test" most of people will not have the bottom of the characters on the screen. Here is how it look for me with the dimension 1920x1080. And with the zoom on 100% (therefore without zoom)
Fri, 07 Jun 2013 02:02:58

Ganonmaster

"Evil-Ash" said ...
"Ganonmaster" said ...
You simply added black bars to the bottom and sides to fill up space.
Wrong! I enlarged each character and I applied them on a black background, with dimension 1920x1200.
Yes! And the result is black bars at the bottom of the page! The problem remains!
"Evil-Ash" said ...
And if I use your "test" most of people will not have the bottom of the characters on the screen.
And if people with low resolution screens visit the page they won't even see the background, so what's your point? As of Feb 2013, the most common browser resolution is 1366x768 these people will only get a small glimpse of the background image. Are you going to scale the background image so they get to see the full background as well? Doubtful. It is good practice to facilitate to the highest common screen size and degrade gracefully. There are many ways you can do this and most of them only take a couple of minutes to implement. CSS Media queries, image alignment tricks, and just proper scaling.
"Evil-Ash" said ...
Here is how it look for me with the dimension 1920x1080. And with the zoom on 100% (therefore without zoom)
Filesmelt is down so I can't see the image.
Fri, 07 Jun 2013 03:04:17

Rastifan

"Ganonmaster" said ...
There are many ways you can do this and most of them only take a couple of minutes to implement. CSS Media queries, image alignment tricks, and just proper scaling..
Elaborate. Want to hear more about this. On a second note. Don't lash out on my mods. Ash maintains my forum for free. He has a life outside this forum (family and all) and cannot customize ever thing to suit everyone's needs. Understand that.
Fri, 07 Jun 2013 03:38:26

Anonymous

For now you're the one to complain (as often)
"Dark" said ...
this is awesome
"Deus ex Nihilo" said ...
» fits perfectly on my screen :)
"TooL" said ...
» Fits 1920x1080 pretty well, mate!
"Ermac" said ...
» Yeah seems to fit fine on my screen now
1920x1080 sounds good and it will remain like that. Over !
Fri, 07 Jun 2013 03:57:51

Ganonmaster

"Rastifan" said ...
"Ganonmaster" said ...
There are many ways you can do this and most of them only take a couple of minutes to implement. CSS Media queries, image alignment tricks, and just proper scaling..
Elaborate. Want to hear more about this.
Basically, you can display different images based on screen width and height. Just export the image at two different sizes and add a couple lines to your css files. Here's an example for device width:
#container {
	/* basic styles */
	background-image: none;
}

@media all and (min-width: 1600px) {
	#container {
		/* styles for screens greater than 1600px wide */
		background-image: url('background-1600px.jpg');
	}
}

@media all and (min-width: 1900px) {
	#container {
		/* styles for screens greater than 1900px wide */
		background-image: url('background-1900px.jpg');
	}
}
You can make it as complex as you want, but two or three different sizes should be enough and doesn't take much effort at all. You only have to add the CSS once. Exporting the scaled images is a matter of a couple clicks in Photoshop or the Gimp. If exporting all the images is too much work for you, you could also use the media queries above to align the image to the bottom instead of the top on bigger screens, so that you don't get the awkward gap at the bottom of the image.
"Evil-Ash" said ...
For now you're the one to complain (as often)
I guess I'm just a stickler for proper site design. It's my day job after all.
Thu, 27 Jun 2013 00:43:09

Soulslayerzx

So how'd you guys come up with the new background?
Thu, 27 Jun 2013 00:49:08

Ganonmaster

I have to say I really like this one.
Thu, 27 Jun 2013 06:12:43

Urbanator

Hey thanks for using my pic for the background lads, real flattered!
Thu, 27 Jun 2013 16:49:36

dark0nex

Urbanator your work is glorious, love the new Logo too, great stuff guys.
Thu, 27 Jun 2013 09:25:37

MadJackal

It looks awesome. Max Payne still drinking rather than enjoying the moment, Passos and Isabella Keyes walking together, etc XD
Sat, 29 Jun 2013 17:23:30

Gnin

"Urbanator" said ...
Hey thanks for using my pic for the background lads, real flattered!
But of course luv, it was literally screaming "use me!". Good piece for BG and fits for summer.
Sat, 29 Jun 2013 17:27:41

Gnin

"Soulslayerzx" said ...
So how'd you guys come up with the new background?
This whole theme was really dark, needed some attitude and colors. Thanks to Urbanator, we have a purdy BG now =D
Wed, 24 Jul 2013 18:54:21

Piro

It took me forever to figure out how to get the background picture from the site. It's now my new background. I'm sure that some other people want it, soooo.... <!-- l --><a class="postlink-local" href="https://digitalero.org/phpbb/styles/digitalero/theme/images/urbiz.jpg">styles/digitalero/theme/images/urbiz.jpg</a><!-- l -->
Thu, 25 Jul 2013 04:11:40

Goron_Ozzy

So, does this mean that new backgrounds are out the question :D
Mon, 02 Sep 2013 03:28:32

zoeyku

I like that idea.
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:32:37

Urbanator

Thanks for the above comments lads! So is this piece of crap background gonna be getting rotated? I'm starting to get sick of seeing it everytime I visit here. :P
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:24:50

TooL

"Urbanator" said ...
Thanks for the above comments lads! So is this piece of crap background gonna be getting rotated? I'm starting to get sick of seeing it everytime I visit here. :P
Yeah, sure, I suppose we could rotate your background. How about 180 degrees? :D
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:48:51

Urbanator

"TooL" said ...
Yeah, sure, I suppose we could rotate your background. How about 180 degrees? :D
Hah, you've done me there man. Though had I known this would become a background, I would have tried to make it fit in more, down the sides and stuff. Still, I would be interested to see what kinda background's people would post after this one.
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:40:31

DemonicLemon

I wonder if we should go back to the "single girl on each side in the darkness" deal we had before this mass shot, which if I remember correctly was a summer image.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 20:58:44

Anonymous

How i can change background here?
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 20:55:16

ArielSweetSugar

EDIT: Nevermind.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:57:39

Ganonmaster

I restored the previous background. If anyone feels like contributing a new one, go for it. However, I'm seriously considering phasing out these image backgrounds. They account for the majority of our bandwidth and dealing with different resolutions is a pain.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:03:50

Moneyshot

I haven't checked the entire thread so tell me if this idea has already been made. What I have in mind is showing off some models at the sides in different poses, temptating, mocking, taunting each other or whatever. Not sure about the map just yet as I just came up with the idea. Behind the actual site the scout will hide doing a funny pose, because hey, I think most get the reference! http://a.pomf.se/wnrpfu.jpeg http://a.pomf.se/yksynx.jpg This also made me realize how few male models there are for sfm :(
Sun, 17 Nov 2013 20:58:41

Urbanator

I wasn't kidding before by the way, I think we should take this old piece of trash off the background and put something new and refreshing on. The whole summer vibes I originally made it for isn't really applicable anymore. :P
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 01:05:26

Goron_Ozzy

It's about Xmas time, people should take that into consideration :)
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:07:53

Doctor Moo

You're welcome 8-) Christmas in july.
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 13:28:24

Rastifan

:lol:
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 23:16:58

Urbanator

That rather tickled me Doc. :P
Sat, 14 Dec 2013 07:15:28

Gnin

"Goron_Ozzy" said ...
It's about Xmas time, people should take that into consideration :)
You don't say?
Sat, 14 Dec 2013 10:08:37

Goron_Ozzy

That post was a month old :P
Wed, 25 Dec 2013 16:29:17

Gnin

"Goron_Ozzy" said ...
That post was a month old :P
Still doesn't change the fact you decided to tell the obvious :P
Wed, 25 Dec 2013 22:56:03

Ganonmaster

Maybe start thinking about other winter themed backgrounds that are less christmassy, guys. ;)
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 21:09:29

vaako

If I remember correctly, our last Christmas background lasted for half the year, so I don't think anyone is in a rush, haha.
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 21:16:30

Ganonmaster

"vaako" said ...
If I remember correctly, our last Christmas background lasted for half the year, so I don't think anyone is in a rush, haha.
I don't think I was admin back then. Get on it! :P
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 02:04:47

Vaurra

Christmas is way over so I thought I'd throw my hat in with a new background:
Mon, 20 Jan 2014 03:30:49

Gnin

Guys, may i remind that DE is a HGLBT ( hetero, gay, lesbian, trans ) site. When you decide to whip a background and offer it to be used for the site, please make sure it isn't filled with nude women only. Make it equally welcoming and try not to limit it to only 2 characters standing on the far left and right, let imagination fly ;)
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 19:32:42

Vaurra

You say that like I didn't spend quite a while Photoshopping Liara's jacket to be open, adding heels to Elizabeth, and post effects. Also didn't see anywhere that I was required to have a male in it? I thought maybe something "simple" would be an easy change from an outdated Christmas theme. I'll see if I can't make something more acceptable later, then.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 10:42:33

ArielSweetSugar

"Soulslayerzx" said ...
"The 'Strayan Snip3r" said ...
I don't think Daria has had enough love :D
Yes. I support this, we need more succubus. The background hasn't been changed in years. :p
Daria is a draenei. :3
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:08:45

giantkrill

One Gnin's texture improvements for Dean are done, I think I'll do one of these with him in it. :mrgreen:
Wed, 29 Jan 2014 18:18:27

LordAardvark

What are the dimensions of the actual forum embed? I know that the overall image is 1680 x 1094, but I want to know just how much space that gives between the image edge and forum start. I'm thinking I may give this a crack, just for fun.
Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:08:17

Ganonmaster

"LordAardvark" said ...
What are the dimensions of the actual forum embed? I know that the overall image is 1680 x 1094, but I want to know just how much space that gives between the image edge and forum start.
Not sure what you mean there. If it helps, here's a little illustration: 1920x1080 is the most common resolution for visitors on this site, but 16:10 (eg. 1920x1200) is common too, so that is the goal. That should give you at least 964px of width to play with. 482px on each side. But don't feel constrained by that. (re: summer background)
Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:27:15

LordAardvark

I mean what are the dimensions of the actual forum, as in this thing that holds all the subforum links and where we type and what-not. I know it is a static size that just centers on the page, but I don't know what that size is. At any rate, I think I overshot my width bounds. Was trying to encapsulate all of the major demographics on the right-hand side (Miranda + Shep = Straight; Shep + James = gay; Jack + Sam = lesbian; Miranda + Shep + James = bi), and the left-hand side was going to have representations of all the non-ME girls and guys (one per game). I didn't finish posing the left-hand side because I wanted to see how much space I have left. I don't think I have enough. Here's a WIP shot of what I was going for. I think I might be able to pull off my design, though, if I do a lot of vertical layering. Put Jack and Samantha behind Miranda / James / Shep, and then all the girls and guys I add to the left-hand side get stacked behind and/or in front of Chell / Zoey / Alyx. If I knew how big a hole I need to leave in the center, though, that'd be great.
Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:29:51

Gilgamesh of Uruk

Also, I for one regularly browse at 2560x1440. I'm not demanding that anyone make their backgrounds that wide (since I might be the only one), but I would like for them to not abruptly cut off - have them cleanly transition to just an empty black, or whatever the background color is. Doesn't even have to be a fade, just make sure that when you're looking at the whole image nothing looks cut off (ie. arms going off-image), and that the background matches the site background color.
Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:54:34

Ganonmaster

"LordAardvark" said ...
I mean what are the dimensions of the actual forum, as in this thing that holds all the subforum links and where we type and what-not. I know it is a static size that just centers on the page, but I don't know what that size is. [...] If I knew how big a hole I need to leave in the center, though, that'd be great.
Look at the image I just posted again? (956px)
Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:27:23

LordAardvark

Well, I am just going to drop this here. It is still WIP, mind you - lighting isn't final, I need to pose Dante in the front-row of the left-hand-side (mirroring Louis), and I need to facepose. Reason Dante isn't in there now is Filesmelt is failing to connect when I try to download him. I may have to bum a download off someone else in the near future. Before I continue, though, I would like some feedback. Namely, if I were to finish this, what are the chances of it being used for the DE background?
Sun, 09 Feb 2014 12:17:08

giantkrill

That looks fine to me.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 23:36:17

Stealth Clobber

Can we pick one though? It's Feb 13th and there's still Merry Smissmas shit everywhere lol
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 02:38:59

vaako

I vote for Aardvark's.
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 10:49:30

Rastifan

Admins decides the new background. The voting system was met with poor interest and was discarded. LordAardvark! Less something better comes a long, I think we might be looking at the new BG what I am concerned. Will see what the other admins has to say first. I don't want to be Hitler.
Sat, 15 Feb 2014 01:28:44

Gilgamesh of Uruk

"LordAardvark" said ...
Before I continue, though, I would like some feedback. Namely, if I were to finish this, what are the chances of it being used for the DE background?
Posing is fine, if a bit static, but that's probably good for a background image. No real problems with the content IMO. My only feedback is that it doesn't look great if you're browsing above 1440p. The site background color (used behind the background image if it's not big enough) is a dark grey (#1B1B1B), which looks bad enough with a dark image but clashes very badly with a bright, multicolored background. Not to mention the models that clip against the image edges. And the solution definitely is not to scale the image up to 1440p, or even to render it at that resolution, because that's too big to download and I'm probably one of the few who would even notice. You just need to move the character clusters closer together a hair (so nobody is clipping off) and make the multicolored background fade to #1B1B1B around the edges, so there's no abrupt change when the background color takes over from the background image. You could probably make it any color that it fades to so long as it's a single color, and the admins can tweak the theme a hair to accommodate. I realize I'm not exactly a common case, browsing at 2560x1440. Maybe even the only regular visitor who does so. But you asked for feedback, and that's what I think about it.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 04:42:48

Anonymous

"Rastifan" said ...
Admins decides the new background. The voting system was met with poor interest and was discarded. LordAardvark! Less something better comes a long, I think we might be looking at the new BG what I am concerned. Will see what the other admins has to say first. I don't want to be Hitler.
Right, but in the meantime, we can not restore the old logo and wallpaper? Because the theme of Christmas, it starts to annoy.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 10:13:31

Rastifan

"Evil-Ash" said ...
Right, but in the meantime, we can not restore the old logo and wallpaper? Because the theme of Christmas, it starts to annoy.
Yes I agree. The Urbanator background can be restored until a new one is in place. It was awesome.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:00:24

Urbanator

Well it's nice to see the old image back, but I hope someone bangs something fresh onto the background soon hah! :P
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 04:26:52

Anonymous

So you know what you have to do. :sifl: :mrgreen:
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:04:26

Urbanator

"Evil-Ash" said ...
So you know what you have to do. :sifl: :mrgreen:
Harhar, true! But gotta make way for fresh talent. :P
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:50:03

Kame

Made this: Thought might as well post it here :P
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:20:16

Pipedude

This is a lovely composition.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:15:54

Rastifan

For the future. Any inquiry about having your pose used as a background is to be directed to me and no one else. And if you cannot edit and clean the pose up if needed, I will do so for you (if I approve it). Please remember that the little details and errors are important to eradicate. I demand a lot of the image that is to front us. We also have a general guideline. At least one male model is preferred along side females.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:17:11

giantkrill

Loving the new background!
Sat, 22 Mar 2014 18:44:01

bioniman

Nice new background! Which model is the one with that black or white business suit? It looks similar to Sheva Alomar's business suit, but it's not exactly the same.
Sat, 22 Mar 2014 21:14:45

Ganonmaster

"bioniman" said ...
Nice new background! Which model is the one with that black or white business suit? It looks similar to Sheva Alomar's business suit, but it's not exactly the same.
https://sfmlab.com/item/29/
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:40:42

Gnin

HEYO! The thread name has been changed to [glow:oocvvdaj]Post Your Background Thread[/glow:oocvvdaj] and there are now guidelines regarding the BG submissions. Original post available here: READ ME!