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Re: The Map Factory [Social]

Postby a.sub on Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:56 am

k i didnt read the 3rd page, if anything major changes from the first let me know please
can i join?
im pretty good at photoshop
i have one map going through as we speak
BUT
my computer is dead for now (on my mom's) and so i cant actually do anything for a few weeks :(
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Re: The Map Factory [Social]

Postby Rocketry on Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:49 pm

porkenbeans wrote:I would just like to be able to go to the home thread, get caught up to date, and then go check out the maps in production.
I do not want to search a hundred threads. They are not needed, and within this coop structure, are actually a hindrance.
Some members will not be logging on every day. It would be much easier for them especially, if you only needed to hit the home thread, catch up from where you left off. Then go check up on what ever projects you want to participate in. Besides, Don't you think that it's better to have all M.F. business in one central place, where we all, can easily find and read it ?

The foundry proper has blazed a trail right off a cliff. I think it wise that we blaze our own trail. To avoid there fate, we must chart a completely new coarse. As a matter of fact, if the map foundry does it, we shouldn't, by all instincts. lol.

Simplicity is what is going to float this boat. What is more simple than the structure that I am offering.

If someone could explain to me , the reason why we need, dozens of threads. I would change my mind on this matter. 8-)


Don't laugh, but, could someone tell me, ...what a sticky is.


We can still have a home thread that links to other threads (like an index.)

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Re: The Map Factory [Social]

Postby killerpit4e on Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:58 pm

i am in
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Re: The Map Factory [Social]

Postby bryguy on Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:38 pm

john9blue wrote:
miniwally wrote:When we get it started we need to know what graphic programs people have that'd help a lot.


I said Photoshop because it's the most common program. Since we will be sharing files, it will make things a lot easier if we're all using the same graphics editor. You can start a draft on GIMP, Fireworks, etc., but it will probably go slower. Plus, I find that Photoshop is better for map making than GIMP (never tried Fireworks).

Woodruff wrote:Just PhotoShop? I have access to GIMP, but not PhotoShop.


GIMP can read Photoshop files, so you will be fine just learning that. But, like I said before, most of the real work will probably come from Photoshop, unless you are some kind of GIMP guru (which I am not, never taken a graphics course in my life). You will probably only be able to make small changes. ;)


Im confused. Do we have to just use Photoshop? I don't have Photoshop, I use GIMP, but I do have access to ImageReady CS2 (I got the trial for CS2 and it still allows me to use ImageReady.... Not as good as PS, but it gives me access to any photoshop filters I can't use, as well as layer modes that GIMP does not have, like Color Dodge/Burn). I hope that it is not the case that we have to use Photoshop, cause I do not have access to it (Except for IR, as mentioned).

Haha, you could probably stick me under "GIMP guru" if you wanted, as I just spent the last year learning how to use GIMP inside and out :) Some of the filters still confound me though, but Im learning, learning is good ;)

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Re: The Map Factory [Social]

Postby FireStar on Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:40 pm

How long till we get forums :D
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Re: The Map Factory [Social]

Postby Rocketry on Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:58 am

bryguy wrote:
john9blue wrote:
miniwally wrote:When we get it started we need to know what graphic programs people have that'd help a lot.


I said Photoshop because it's the most common program. Since we will be sharing files, it will make things a lot easier if we're all using the same graphics editor. You can start a draft on GIMP, Fireworks, etc., but it will probably go slower. Plus, I find that Photoshop is better for map making than GIMP (never tried Fireworks).

Woodruff wrote:Just PhotoShop? I have access to GIMP, but not PhotoShop.


GIMP can read Photoshop files, so you will be fine just learning that. But, like I said before, most of the real work will probably come from Photoshop, unless you are some kind of GIMP guru (which I am not, never taken a graphics course in my life). You will probably only be able to make small changes. ;)


Im confused. Do we have to just use Photoshop? I don't have Photoshop, I use GIMP, but I do have access to ImageReady CS2 (I got the trial for CS2 and it still allows me to use ImageReady.... Not as good as PS, but it gives me access to any photoshop filters I can't use, as well as layer modes that GIMP does not have, like Color Dodge/Burn). I hope that it is not the case that we have to use Photoshop, cause I do not have access to it (Except for IR, as mentioned).

Haha, you could probably stick me under "GIMP guru" if you wanted, as I just spent the last year learning how to use GIMP inside and out :) Some of the filters still confound me though, but Im learning, learning is good ;)

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No no - if your're a GIMP person then use that! I'm photoshop myself. We can interchange images between different programs though so don't panic! GIMP Guru? I dare you to put that on your CV.

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Re: The Map Factory [Social]

Postby john9blue on Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:57 pm

Sorry for the wait guys, I sent the ticket over a week ago and still no word. Those things take a long time to go through.

Once the forum is up, feel free to post drafts. You can post an idea without a draft, but it probably won't get very far. Just sayin'.

Please take note: every image or graphics file for your map should be uploaded and linked to in the first post. That means that every time you make changes to a Photoshop file, you should upload it onto http://www.mediafire.com (or somewhere similar) and upload the image onto http://www.imageshack.us (or somewhere similar) so everyone else has access to it. The first post should have a record of all past drafts, along with their Photoshop files. That makes it easy to reverse changes and the like.

By the way, you don't HAVE to know an advanced image program to be in this group. I was just worried about a shortage of artists. :lol:
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Re: The Map Factory [Social]

Postby Mad Pineapples on Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:04 am

Could I join please? As soon as a I get a drawing tablet I should be able to draw maps up in Photoshop :)
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Re: The Map Factory [Social]

Postby FireStar on Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:18 am

grrr i am impatient
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Re: The Map Factory [Social]

Postby a.sub on Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:56 am

FireStar wrote:grrr i am impatient

agreed
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Re: The Map Factory [Social]

Postby john9blue on Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:22 am

a.sub wrote:
FireStar wrote:grrr i am impatient

agreed


So am I... it's been almost 3 weeks... :evil:
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Re: The Map Factory [Social]

Postby a.sub on Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:39 am

john9blue wrote:
a.sub wrote:
FireStar wrote:grrr i am impatient

agreed


So am I... it's been almost 3 weeks... :evil:


lets riot :lol:
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Re: The Map Factory [Social]

Postby FireStar on Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:24 am

how do you cyber riot???
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Re: The Map Factory [Social]

Postby a.sub on Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:21 pm

FireStar wrote:how do you cyber riot???

ask manimal
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Re: The Map Factory [Social]

Postby jpcloet on Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:28 pm

I sent a pm to KA to see what the deal is. Hopefully you will hear something soon.
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Re: The Map Factory [Social]

Postby a.sub on Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:41 pm

jpcloet wrote:I sent a pm to KA to see what the deal is. Hopefully you will hear something soon.

thanks :)
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Re: The Map Factory [Social]

Postby jpcloet on Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:08 pm

There are a few issues, but we can solve this quickly I hope. I will pm John as to what he needs to do.
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Re: The Map Factory [Social]

Postby a.sub on Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:16 pm

jpcloet wrote:There are a few issues, but we can solve this quickly I hope. I will pm John as to what he needs to do.

are we at liberty to knwo what there problems are? :)
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Re: The Map Factory [Social]

Postby jpcloet on Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:46 pm

Names of groups must be unique, and due to a previous group and a name change, The Map Factory already exists.

Plus some confusion due to The Map Machine.
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Re: The Map Factory [Social]

Postby porkenbeans on Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:28 pm

To clear up things a bit...

I tried to get some people together to make some maps.
"The Map Factory", was the tentative name that I chose.
Sailorseal offered to help set up a clan group for us, but...
He went crazy on us, and set the group up, with HIM as founder and leader.
After about 2 min. of his Hitler routine, he had all but killed the group before it even began. and all of my hard work to get some talented people together was wasted.

John, I, and a few others, would like to try again, so, here we are up to date. 8-)
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Re: The Map Factory [Social]

Postby sailorseal on Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:31 pm

porkenbeans wrote:To clear up things a bit...

I tried to get some people together to make some maps.
"The Map Factory", was the tentative name that I chose.
Sailorseal offered to help set up a clan group for us, but...
He went crazy on us, and set the group up, with HIM as founder and leader.
After about 2 min. of his Hitler routine, he had all but killed the group before it even began. and all of my hard work to get some talented people together was wasted.

John, I, and a few others, would like to try again, so, here we are up to date. 8-)

:lol:
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Re: The Map Factory [Social] [Impatient]

Postby john9blue on Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:52 pm

Okay, so jp already told you guys what's up. Based off his suggestion I sent a new e-ticket, and our temporary name is "Mapmakers Guild". If you come up with something cooler, then we'll start a poll or something. ;)
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Re: Mapmakers Guild [Social]

Postby a.sub on Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:55 pm

Designers of Awesome & Nifty Maps
D.A.M.N.
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Re: Mapmakers Guild [Social]

Postby john9blue on Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:26 pm

a.sub wrote:Designers of Awesome & Nifty Maps
D.A.M.N.


Lol. An acronym might be nice as long as it makes sense and isn't obscene. :lol:

The forum is open now (how's that for quick service?) so let the posting begin. 8-)
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Re: Mapmakers Guild [Social]

Postby a.sub on Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:36 pm

:( can we take a vote over it?
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