Avatars

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by hotwire132002, May 3, 2004.

  1. macrumors 65816

    hotwire132002

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    I'm wondering how to get an avatar, i.e how many posts you need to get an avatar? Just wondering--I have over 100 posts and my User CP looks like it won't let me have one yet.
     
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    wrldwzrd89

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    #2
    Once you get 500 posts and become a MacRumors 6502, you can get an avatar. This information can be found in the FAQ - check the links bar at the top of forums pages. It's next to your User CP.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

    hotwire132002

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    Thanks.

    I've got a long way to go... :rolleyes:
     
  4. macrumors 68040

    Koodauw

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    What does that number after the name mean anyways?

    I know different members have different numbers.
    and when do you get one? is it after 500 posts?
     
  5. macrumors 68000

    MacFan25

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    The MacRumors Forum FAQ should answer your questions. :)
     
  6. macrumors 68040

    Koodauw

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    Thank you Macfan, I searched but did not see that.
    I am now in the know. Thanks!
     
  7. macrumors 6502

    Kethoticus

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    I was just looking into this the other day, and couldn't figure out why my edit avatar options weren't changeable. Thanks for explaining it guys! I only got maybe 400 more posts to go!
     
  8. macrumors 6502

    KC9AIC

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    Just keep on posting, and I'm sure you'll eventually get there, if you try. Just don't spam.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

    Kethoticus

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    Spam? What've you got against spam? Why it's deeelishus and noootrishus!

    Okay... that was really bad.
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    As best I can tell, the numbers correspond with the numbers assigned to Apple processors. I was wondering why so many people seemed to share the same number; I recall reading a post to that effect in another thread but I can't recall where.
     
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    mkrishnan

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    Yeah, these are all old processors that were used on Apple computers...most of these are Motorolla products. All the 65xx's were used on the Apple I/II computers and maybe the Lisa, 68000 was the first Mac processor, and then 68010 (don't know if a Mac ever used this, I think some Amigas did), 68020, which is roughly like a '286, 68030 and 68040, and then the PowerPCs.... But the order of the titles goes the same as they were introduced into computing -- 6502 is older than the 68k's and the PPCs so it comes first. ;)

    There is actually a thread here:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=37092&highlight=forum+titles

    which explains them. There are probably a lot of people at 6502, just because it takes a long time to get the next 500 posts. :(
     
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    hotwire132002

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    The Lisa used a 68000, like the original Macintosh.
     
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    Mord

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    well ijust got one and it kicks ass i'm wandering wether to have a starwars one or keep the current one any opinion?
     
  14. macrumors 68040

    Koodauw

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    Anyone here good at making avatars? I am looking for an animated one. kinda like agreensters. What programs do you use to make them?
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    he used Maya (3D animation software)

    mine is Lightwave, although at the current time, its not animated - maybe later

    Photoshop and ImageReady are good for most - flash and export out the file as gif.

    Good luck,

    D
     
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    Doctor Q

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    #16
    That's like saying "I wanna play golf, kinda like Tiger Woods" or "I want a girlfriend, kinda like Keira Knightley". :D agreenster is a professional and his avatar is about the best there is. I suggest starting with a less lofty goal, like 2D animation or even still images fading into each other. Oh course, I don't want to squash anyone's dreams. I'd love to master Maya and make my own 3D animations!
     
  17. macrumors 68020

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    i'll have one soon enough, and i have mine already picked out... the same thing i use for everything. my own "mark".
     
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    mkrishnan

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    I kinda like the Vader one. Has some charm. :) At least its not a character from Episode 1 or 2....
     
  19. macrumors regular

    Danrose1977

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    Yes it is! He just hasen't got a mask yet!
     
  20. Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    OMG. Now I'm forced to hate him! Is nothing sacred in this world??? :)
     
  21. macrumors 68000

    agreenster

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    HA! That's funny. Last time I checked I was unemployed, so I guess that makes me an "aspiring" professional. Thanks for the compliment though. :rolleyes:

    I guess, technically, I'm not unemployed, I'm just not employed in the 3D animation industry......YET!

    Yet! Thats right, I said, YET!

    YET YET YET!
     
  22. macrumors 68020

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    forgive the off topic post...

    you'll get work, i promise you. your skills are amazing.
     
  23. macrumors 68000

    Squire

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    #23
    Yeah, that's about the best one here. (I like the Vader one, too, by the way.)

    Also off topic: I'm starting to see ads again. Does that mean my one-year subscription is up?

    Squire
     
  24. macrumors 68020

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    #24
    i am having difficulty uploading an avatar. is there a reason why?
     
  25. macrumors 68020

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    i figured it out... i had to log out/in
     

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