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    This thread is to show your finished CA3 characters. Here is one to get you started.
      ranger.png
    • CommentAuthorTilor
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2013
     
    This is Joden.
    • CommentAuthorVintyri
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2013
     
    From the land of the undead, Seasons Greetings from Santa Claws.
    • CommentAuthorOrkogo
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2013
     
    This is my Birthright character, Dogal, the Druid, and his companion, Nightdevourer, the big wolfslayer dog.
      Dogal_and_Nightdevourer.JPG
    • CommentAuthorDrednort
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2013
     
    A few times a year, I run games at Conventions here in Melbourne, and I get my players to select their characters by selecting Character Artist images I've done of them. I use the same two sets of characters at different conventions. So my first priority with CA3 is to try and redo the old CA Pro images in CA3.

    Having managed to get CA3 installed after a struggle, I've found it very decent. I'd love more symbols - who wouldn't - but it really is impressive. And I've converted the first of my characters so far, and I thought I'd upload the comparison. I've used CA3 and modified the image in Paint Shop Pro to get details I couldn't get in CA3.
      TurquinComparison.png
    • CommentAuthorDrednort
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd 2013
     
    And a second updated character
      OwainComparison.png
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      CommentAuthorRalf
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd 2013
     
    Very cool to see the CA Pro and CA3 versions right next to each other. Great work!
    • CommentAuthorDogtag
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd 2013
     
    Posted By: RalfVery cool to see the CA Pro and CA3 versions right next to each other. Great work!

    Agreed! And I like the adjustments you've made to the stock CA3 material to bring the new versions closer to the originals.

    ~Dogtag
    • CommentAuthorDrednort
    • CommentTimeDec 24th 2013
     
    A party I created for a Christmas Eve game yesterday (running the scenario that can be found at: http://fabledlands.blogspot.com.au/2013/12/silent-night-dragon-warriors-scenario.html )

    I am finding it hard to express how pleased I am with CA3 - I have very limited talent in visual art. Anything that let me create these characters in less than two hours is truly impressive.

    Sure, there are features I wish it had that it didn't (easy accommodation for left handed characters would have been nice - with CA2, I mirror flipped images, but that only worked well because of its straight facing characters). I've also noticed a couple of places where I think there may be symbols 'missing' (ie,armour pieces that exist for one shoulder only). And I would *love* more symbols - eventually my characters are going to start looking very much alike. I also miss some of the symbols I'd got used to in CA2 for 'non-adventuring' clothes (doublets, etc), and things like beer mugs...

    But I really am impressed.
      SirWerianAndParty.png
    • CommentAuthorOrkogo
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2013
     
    Drednort, this group picture is very good, grat. I will make the picture of my party too.
    This is Lady Ingrid, after I read the Essential, and I turn on the figure glow. And I modified the basic tabard with her godesses symbol.

    Have you ideas for a glowing around the sword?
      Ingrid.JPG
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      CommentAuthorRalf
    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2013
     
    For a glow around the sword I'd do the following:

    - Add a new sheet to the drawing, calling it MAGIC GLOW or something.
    - draw a simple, smooth polygon around the sword representing your glow, in the color you want the glow to be.
    - add a strong blur and a transparency effect to the sheet.

    And that's it, a quick and simple glow on the sword.
    • CommentAuthorTheo
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2014
     
    What's the easiest way to add pictures like the ones above. I have created over 100 different characters and would like to share a few here to view. I have been creating characters by using various character parts to create very interesting images.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2014
     
    Use the browse button at the bottom of your post.


    Along with info in this sticky: http://forum.profantasy.com/comments.php?DiscussionID=3734&page=1#Item_6
    • CommentAuthorForester
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2014 edited
     
    Here's my Pathfinder charakter a sorcerer. I have done some additional work with GIMP
      Sorcerer-001.png
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      CommentAuthorRalf
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2014
     
    Very nice! I love the crow/raven.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2014
     
    A spear man of the Beshla People on Crestar.
      Beshla01.PNG
    • CommentAuthorForester
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2014
     
    I agree with Drednort. I want more symbols. I tried to edit the symbols from CA3, because I like a more barbaric style that fits with the other symbols. Look at the "armour" of my barbarbian and amazon.
      Barbarian-001.png
    • CommentAuthorTheo
    • CommentTime6 days ago
     
    Nice, how did you edit the armor?
    • CommentAuthorForester
    • CommentTime6 days ago
     
    I took the originals and deleted simply some parts.
    • CommentAuthorTheo
    • CommentTime6 days ago
     
    Did you use ca3 or did you use another program. I'm unaware of any tool that will let you delete parts of a symbol in ca3.
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    You can edit symbols in CC3 -- go into Symbols>Edit Symbol. That will allow you to edit symbols that are in the current map.
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      CommentAuthorRalf
    • CommentTime6 days ago
     
    This would indeed need to be done in an external bitmap editor (Photoshop, Paint.NET, etc.), as it is the underlying bitmap that gets changed, not the CA3 symbol itself.
    • CommentAuthorForester
    • CommentTime5 days ago
     
    Sorry, if I wasn't detailed enough. I used GIMP.
    • CommentAuthorDogtag
    • CommentTime5 days ago edited
     
    Here's Stergen, the half-elven ranger of one of my players. I added the scar and the cloak clasp using simple polies in CA3. I think they came out nicely, especially when viewed at a small-to-medium output size.

    Click to enlarge.
    • CommentAuthorTheo
    • CommentTime5 days ago
     
    Thanks, I downloaded GIMP. Still trying to figure that program out though. That scar looks good Dogtag.
    • CommentAuthorTheo
    • CommentTime5 days ago
     
    Question, how did you get the image to work with ca3. After I edited the image it has a white rectangle around it which does not allow other ca3 images to overlap.
    • CommentAuthorForester
    • CommentTime5 days ago edited
     
    I don't know what you exactly mean. I followed the "CA3 Symbol Creation Guide" and transferred the descriptions to GIMP. Beware, you have to export your new PNG, don't just save in GIMP.
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      CommentAuthorRalf
    • CommentTime4 days ago
     
    Yeah, you need to take sure that the PNG has proper alpha transparency.
    • CommentAuthorTheo
    • CommentTime3 days ago
     
    This is what I mean by the white box around the edited image.
    • CommentAuthorForester
    • CommentTime2 days ago edited
     
    Posted By: TheoThis is what I mean by the white box around the edited image.


    This means that the Program don't know the symbol location. Have you first placed the symbol and than edited it? I made it the other way round.
    • CommentAuthorTheo
    • CommentTime2 days ago
     
    Actually I don't remember. I think I used the standard paint program which aparantly does not work. I have recently down loaded GIMP which I'm still trying to figure out but I don't see a feature with GIMP to save as a PNG am I missing something?
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      CommentAuthorRalf
    • CommentTime2 days ago
     
    Your example map won't work for us without the source PNG file. We only see the "Red X" for a missing bitmap. Remember that CC3 stores the bitmaps externally.

    And yes Windows Paint can't do proper transparency oin PNGs. Avoid it, it's not a useful piece of software. I don't have experience with GIMP, but may I recommend Paint.NET? It is more accessible to the casual user than GIMP I think.
    • CommentAuthorForester
    • CommentTime2 days ago edited
     
    Posted By: TheoActually I don't remember. I think I used the standard paint program which aparantly does not work. I have recently down loaded GIMP which I'm still trying to figure out but I don't see a feature with GIMP to save as a PNG am I missing something?


    You have to export the file in GIMP with .png as ending under the proper path. If you "save" the file, you can save only as XCF (GIMP's own format).