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Discussion in 'Grand Rapids, MI' started by BultarSwan, May 27, 2005.

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  1. BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF

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    All right! It's time to start thinking about a banner for our forum! :D I don't have the size requirements as of yet, but hope to soon. Until then, start those paintbrushes/mouse pointers/whatevers!!

    The one thing our banner MUST have is our name, Grand Admiral Rapids. It would also be a good idea to put Fan Force in there somewhere.
  2. BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF

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    Within this link are the answers to any and all technical questions you may have. Have fun! :D
  3. pretender Jedi Master

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    Mar 8, 2001
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    Okay, I didn't really understand all of the programming stuff- but I did get how big to make the banner part:

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/PretenderNX01/Fan%20Art/GrandARapids.jpg]
    Click the photo and it will look right :p

    I just grabbed a panoramic shot of Grand Rapids, a shot of the Calder and used a couple Anakin pics I had already downloaded. I didn't really know where to begin or what characters to use so I just did this for fun and practice. It didn't take very long.
  4. Jedi_Dajuan Admin: FanForce and Games

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    Pretender, that looks really good and you are certianly on the right track. Don't worry about the programming aspect, I will deal with that when setting it up.
  5. Commander-DWH Shiny Costuming & Props Manager

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    It's a good start, but might I submit for your consideration that perhaps we should have a Grand Admiral in our banner rather than Anakin? I mean, he's hip and cool in the SW universe right now, but we are Grand Admiral Rapids. :)
  6. pretender Jedi Master

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    I just threw together what I had just to get the conversation going.

    I think the only Grand Admiral I know of is Thrawn. I'm not really aware of every character in the universe. And like I said it was just a couple ideas as a rough and not meant to be a finished piece. ;)

    I'm also not thinking I'm the only one who can do this. So anyone else have ideas for a banner? What characters should there be? Only Impiral ones, or every series?

    What about a logo? Should we have a special logo like R2Detroit has? Or should it just be a command badge? Something that incorerates the Calder?

    What about the side bar? Just a colored bar like in Collecting or a montage of characters?
  7. BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF

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    Characters- I'd say every kind. We have quite a few types of costumes out there.

    A logo...whatever whoever thinks up that the majority agrees on.

    Something that incorerates the Calder?

    I like that idea.

    What about the side bar? Just a colored bar like in Collecting or a montage of characters?

    That's up to whoever is creating the banner unless we all start coming up with ideas.

    Good start, pretender. :D
  8. Commander-DWH Shiny Costuming & Props Manager

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    Anyone got a good shot of GR I can borrow? My searches have come up fruitless, with graphics that are far too small. Sadness. I have some ideas, but a little help would be hot. :)
  9. pretender Jedi Master

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    I used this photo from this page off a site called croppy.net.

    I found it doing an image search thru yahoo for "grand rapids". Obviously I shrunk it down ad trimmed it. :p

    And this is the Calder shot I used. I found searching "calder plaza".
  10. GeneralCrespin Jedi Knight

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    I know if you're coming on NB 131 toward G.R., about a mile before the Byron Center exit, the skyline looks pretty cool from there, I think it's one of the only places you can really see it, not sure though.

    I like the sculpture, but the button-thing looks wrong. Regarding what Grand Admiral... Zaarin is always one I've been partial too, him and Thrawn. The SW Essential Chronology lists all the Grand Admirals, IIRC, but there's only drawings/descriptions of a few.
  11. ChancellorDecorum Jedi Knight

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    What if at the next meeting we take a photo of everyone in attendance and use that for the background of the banner....just an idea
  12. BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF

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    What if at the next meeting we take a photo of everyone in attendance and use that for the background of the banner....just an idea

    *Mutters* :p
  13. LeiaSkywalker4 Jedi Master

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    Apr 15, 2005
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    I think the Chancellor is hinting that people should come to the meeting. Oh I do like the idea of using the Grand Rapids skyline and the Caldor in the banner.
  14. Mistryl Jedi Master

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    I'll come if I got the time and the ride.

    *pokes swan*
  15. BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF

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    *Pokes Mistryl* :p

    To the meeting thread go you must. ;) I can't help with the ride, sorry. :(
  16. Jedi_Mo-Gui Jedi Padawan

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    Jul 1, 2005
    Hello All..

    I saw this posting and thought I would throw something together.

    I actually have a few variations of this design that I have made.

    Please let me know what you think, and if you might have any more possiable suggestions.

    Each of the elements that I used are seperate and can be moved or used for something else.

    I also was thinking that we could use the Calder Orb to replace the Ad_left.gif & Ad_right.gif, though they would both be the same, maybe I can make it another color to make it stand out...

    http://moguidesign.zapto.org


    May the Force be with you all,

    Jedi Mo-Gui
  17. Darth_Mikiro Jedi Padawan

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    hey hey! ya made it on!! *Darth_Mikiro does a little Sith dance*
  18. LeiaSkywalker4 Jedi Master

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    Cool banner Jedi Mo-Gui!!!! =D=
    And welcome to the club. Hope to see you at the next meeting also.
  19. Jedi_Mo-Gui Jedi Padawan

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    Thanks Leia

    I hope to make it to the meeting and see whats going on..

  20. ps2_jedi Jedi Master

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    Aug 14, 2003
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    Hi All, I havnt been on here in a while, but here I am!
    Im making a banneer and a logo.
    I should have it up in a while.
  21. BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF

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    It's good to see some new faces and some old ones! :D We have a great start. I would like to get at least a few more before we have a vote on the banner, but we'll see. I'd like to give us at least a little more time.
  22. VADER674 Jedi Knight

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    Very cool banner Jedi Mo-Gui! Needs maybe some characters in it though, a little steril...but great start!=D=
  23. Mistryl Jedi Master

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    Jan 5, 2003
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    I've got no clue how to put it together but here's the link for my stuff.

    background

    front

    corner

    sidebar

    If anyone would tell me how to put it into a board in the correct design I'll do that and just one thing to say, Swan made me do it.

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