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Notabot
2013-03-21, 11:33 PM
The Autobot symbol that turns green when there are new replies in a category looks different somehow. He looks... sadder. I can't put my finger on it. Still functions fine, and I'm not complaining. I'm just curious what's got him down.

Denyer
2013-03-21, 11:44 PM
It's probably the eye size that does it.

Old:

http://i47.tinypic.com/2hx8xvp.gif


New:

http://i45.tinypic.com/2ztir6w.gif

The old one was from a Reprolabels image but came out a bit blurry, this one's from font — i.e. originally vector. I might pixel edit it when I get chance.

I'd have said it was stoic, though.

Jaynz
2013-03-22, 01:22 AM
The old one was from a Reprolabels image but came out a bit blurry, this one's from font — i.e. originally vector. I might pixel edit it when I get chance.

I'd have said it was stoic, though.

Hmm.. it's the eyes being bigger there that throws it. It's more accurate to G1, but I see the point. The 'movie' image may have worked a bit better. :S

Edit: Actually, if it's one of mine, it MAY be that there's a stroke being drawn in black that shouldn't be there. Try drawing it without an outside stroke and see if that helps.

Notabot
2013-03-22, 03:56 AM
Aha. Yeah, the bigger eyes and the longer downturned mouth is what's doing it. Nice to see them side by side like that. Thank you for indulging my useless curiosity. :)

Denyer
2013-03-23, 05:39 PM
http://oi47.tinypic.com/208a6th.jpg

1px jump.

The (unedited) source was:

http://oi46.tinypic.com/2nv82gp.jpg

Jaynz
2013-03-23, 05:53 PM
This may probably be more work than you wanted to do for this, but could you do me a big favor and try using the glpyh from the "Optimus" font? ( http://pixelsagas.com/viewfont.php?fontid=59 ) This has my most updated version of the Autobot insignia.

Denyer
2013-03-23, 06:33 PM
Yeah, I'd say that works better straight off:

http://tfarchive.com/common/vbulletin/statusicon/forum_new.gif
http://tfarchive.com/common/vbulletin/statusicon/_autobot.png

Jaynz
2013-03-23, 11:26 PM
Very good. Glad it came out well. :)