OCAU Avatar Mosaic

Discussion in 'Graphic Design & Digital Art' started by yoink, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. yoink

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    UPDATE: Find your avatar with the locator!

    Also, I change the image :)

    Ok, so I was a little bored, and decided to play with Andrea Mosaic, (Nifty :thumbup: ). So I was thinking, where can I get a few thousand small pictures??? Google perhaps? What theme should I use? How do I download them? Then it dawned on me - OCAU Avatars of course!!! So, I made a script to download all 5018 of the bastards... 20 minutes later, and I had them all. Next I had to get an image, with lots of different colours in it. I chose the OCAU logo, with some rather "happy" colouration
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    The result was pretty good - click on the image below, to be taken to a page where you can zoom in, and find your avatar!
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    If you do find yourself in there, let me know - the images are named according to what quadrant they're in, eg: top left is 1-1, and bottom right is 6-2 :thumbup:

    Note1: Not all avatars may be in there; just depends what the program chose for the required colours... Also, they may be flipped or dis-coloured slightly.
    Note2: So that 56kers could also play, I've used a relatively low resolution version - each tile is about 16px wide - just enough to recognise your avatar
    Note3: Before anyone else mentions it, I have thought about making a poster, (and giving it to Agg, if he's interested in a print version for sale via pluscorp perhaps?), so if anyone have a suggestion for a piccy that would be suitable, please let me know.
     
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  2. Oblong Cheese

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    That is supremely cool.

    You sir, are awesome. :-D
     
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    Thanks! :D
    So, is your avatar in there?
     
  4. Anakist

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    Indeed! That is amazingly awesome!! How big is the original picture? I might be interested in getting one printed.

    James
     
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    yoink

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    Original is 3500x940 or so, but I can re-render to any size :)
    I might see if I can dig up a portrait OCAU logo, and make a poster sized one...
     
  6. SaTaN

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    really kewl...
    unless mine has been recoloured i dont tihnk im there :'( o well, ill get over it :)
    i recognise a fair few avatars in there which is pretty kewl... lots of either repetition or ppl with the same avatar... this woulda been funny when every1 stole fester2001's penguin avatar :)

    edit: can u upload a higher res 1 for us cablers so we can get a better look?
     
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  7. Shinglor

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    I think you might get some trademark problems with people using corporate logos as avatars.
     
  8. ralphy140

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    any chance of a lick to the full sizw version ? that would be cool :leet:

    Regards Ralphy
     
  9. bcr

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    Thats a great job you did, very cool indeed :thumbup:

    I found my avatar way to easy .. :Paranoid:
     
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    Hmmm... Maybe, although technically speaking, it will not be an infringement, as it is not being used as a trademark :) Eg: you can quote trademarks for various purposes, as long as you acknowledge it is not your trademark, and which company it belongs to...

    *starts rendering 5000 pixel wide version*
     
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    yoink

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    Ok, here is a much higher resolution version - each avatar is about 30px, full resolution: 5004x1930
    WARNING: 3mb image file, do NOT click on this if you're on dial up. Link is a full stop after this sentence, so people don't accidentally click on it, please be gentle with my websites bandwidth. :thumbup:
     
  12. Munkiboy

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    nice work. when did you snag the avatars? not sure what avatar i should look for as i have changed it recently
     
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    Snagged them this morning at 11:30am :thumbup:
     
  14. RoSWeLL

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    nice very nice... haven't found mine yet though
     
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    I'm getting dizzzzzyyyy.... :tired: :tired:


    ... nice :thumbup:
     
  16. Agg

    Agg Lord of the Pings

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    That's amazingly cool. :) Nice work. Would be worth getting it printing as a big cloth banner we could use for events etc.
     
  17. Gumby

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    Heh!

    I found myself in there several times.
    :Pirate:
     
  18. levinet

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    HAHA! I counted no less than 28 instances of a static version of my sexy avatar :lol:

    Good work... wouldnt have eben all that hard to do, but its the thought that counts :D :)
     
  19. Buzzard

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    Thats very cool :thumbup:

    Only suggestion would be to remove all the duplicate images, as there are quite a few clumps of the same image
     
  20. Brodieman

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    I'm an idiot i can't find ther link for the 56k version.

    Maybe Agg can have it printed to something and wear it as a kimino or something. :lol: \

    I'll tell you how cool it is once i see it *curse 56k connection*
     

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