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Balrog Whap of DOOM!

Hey, figgylicious!

Check out my new "Balrog whap" icon:



The original animation (113Kb) is one of Balnazzar the Dreadlord from Warcraft III.

To fit it within 40Kb, I did the following using Adobe (Macromedia) Fireworks 8:

  • Used the magic wand tool to pick the image apart from the background, and deleted the background.

  • Pasted the (36) frames into a new 100x100 canvas.

  • Removed the last 17 frames out of 35, leaving just the right-handed whap (18 frames).

  • Saved smaller color lookup table (CLUT) automatically - this one has just 14 colors.


Here's a double whap. It's 60Kb, though, so it fits only on GreatestJournal, not LiveJournal.
Edit, 01:30 CDT Tue 15 Aug 2006 - The image on the right is a 40Kb version.




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Banazir

Comments

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figgylicious
Aug. 14th, 2006 11:08 pm (UTC)
rofl

I approve most heartily!
banazir
Aug. 14th, 2006 11:10 pm (UTC)
High five!
*whap!*

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Banazir
inever
Aug. 14th, 2006 11:32 pm (UTC)
I like it. Nice work. :)
banazir
Aug. 14th, 2006 11:56 pm (UTC)
Thank Blizzard
But thanks!

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Banazir
vretallin
Aug. 14th, 2006 11:46 pm (UTC)
Very cool. :)
banazir
Aug. 15th, 2006 12:26 am (UTC)
Rendering models
Thanks... the next step is to learn to render the above in Lightwave and Poser.

Say, zengeneral has made significant progress on massforge in the last 7 weeks - we should talk about that a bit, when you have time.

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Banazir
me_fein
Aug. 15th, 2006 12:38 am (UTC)
That is freaky cool!!!! :D
banazir
Aug. 15th, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
Say, where is that icon of yours from?

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Banazir
me_fein
Aug. 16th, 2006 01:11 am (UTC)
Re: Thanks!
LOL I have no idea where saintrobert found the image, but he made a few icons like this and his inspiration was The Sound of Music, strangely enough!!! :D
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banazir
Aug. 15th, 2006 05:31 am (UTC)
Tools
Fireworks 8 is the cheapest I've found. Are you a student? If so, you can get it bundled with Dreamweaver 8, Fireworks 8, HomeSite 5.5, Coldfusion MX 7, and Contribute 3 for an academic price under $300 (the whole thing, not just upgrades). That's a lot for some students, but worth it if you're going to use two or more of the packages.

When I bought Studio 7 (aka Studio MX 2004) for $299 in September, 2005, it gave me the upgrade to Studio 8 for free.

I've used Dreamweaver since v4, which I got for free from a colleague who didn't need his academic copy any more. (Thanks, Mitch!)

I think ULead GIFanimator is pretty cheap, too. Photoshop CS2 is worth it if you use the other features much.

Also, Blender is free. If you can program (or download and use software packages such as Blender), the ability to render things like the above from scratch can be yours for free.

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Banazir
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banazir
Aug. 17th, 2006 04:18 am (UTC)
You're welcome!
Any time. Hope it's useful!

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Banazir
m45
Aug. 15th, 2006 03:49 pm (UTC)
Rog???
It's got wings!!!!!
banazir
Aug. 15th, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC)
Flamebait
... aaaaaaand?

(Like Tolkien 'rogs, WoW Dreadlords dknot fly, but this is acos they wear amror, knot acos they cknot get airborne on their own power.)

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Banazir
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