View Full Version : Team Avatars!

5th January 2009, 02:21 PM
Ok, so after drooling at the ones NuB had, I figured we needed to look a bit better, so here we go!

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/VoXiNaTiOn/Darkeaglecopy.jpg http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/VoXiNaTiOn/Triggercopy-1.jpg
http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/VoXiNaTiOn/PhantomGhostcopy.jpg http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/VoXiNaTiOn/DarkpidgeonGreencopy.jpg
http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/VoXiNaTiOn/Voxcopy.jpg http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/VoXiNaTiOn/Zelouscopy-1.jpg
(They may not be in full size, so click on them to make sure)

Marshy and Col. Mitch, I'm still unsure as to what to put for yours, Mitch, is a Cowboy hat (Chuck Norris) good or you got something in mind? And for Marshy, I'm clueless, anyone?


5th January 2009, 02:31 PM
It looks amazing, with these we will never be taken as a tramp team again!

5th January 2009, 02:32 PM
WOAH! They are fekkin awesome. Apart from Zealous' one in which you spelt his name wrong and it doesn't fit in with the others colour wise.

5th January 2009, 02:35 PM
Changing, along with subtly editing DE and Trigs.

EDIT: Done.

5th January 2009, 02:38 PM
Yeah very nice, though what does it look like when shrunk?

And what kind of gun is that meant to be :D
Cross between a Glock and a SMG, but cool none the less

Edit:Cant read anything at 32 px, but thats kinda to b expected

5th January 2009, 02:47 PM
You couldn't with Nubs but they look better in game on the leaderboard

Also You forgot DK

5th January 2009, 03:07 PM
Less letters moar Pictures xD

5th January 2009, 03:21 PM
I would like shaun the sheep kthx

5th January 2009, 04:44 PM
Pretty good Vox, Zealous' one seems to have a more vibrant radial gradient on it, it'd look good if the others did as well. Also maybe a change in font to something more technoey?

5th January 2009, 05:29 PM

Nice job though

Colonel Mitch
5th January 2009, 06:26 PM
lol. mitch = colonel mitchel out of starrage - my perfect symbol would be the p90, or a solid black stargate.

5th January 2009, 06:44 PM
Oh wait i only just saw then i would like a sheep
(Shaun the sheep aint black solid) pls

5th January 2009, 07:06 PM
LOVE THEM! Nice work.

5th January 2009, 08:03 PM
I'm going to revamp all of them to make the text readable(ish) when in game.

Chaz, Zealous' gradient is at scale 135 while all others are at 150, mainly because I imagined Zealous as a sort of hippy thing (the name, not the person :p.)

EDIT: Trig, its the handle, mag and trigger of an M4a1 Carbine.

5th January 2009, 08:49 PM
2nd Drafts. I'm still experimenting with the style of DE and Trig's as leaders to make them stand out, tell me what you think this way. The only real change is text, with some minor image re-sizing (an attempt to get it read-able.)

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/VoXiNaTiOn/TF2%20Team%20Avatar%20Re-Drafts/Darkeagle.png http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/VoXiNaTiOn/TF2%20Team%20Avatar%20Re-Drafts/Trigger.png
http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/VoXiNaTiOn/TF2%20Team%20Avatar%20Re-Drafts/Darkpidgeon.png http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/VoXiNaTiOn/TF2%20Team%20Avatar%20Re-Drafts/Vox.png
http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/VoXiNaTiOn/TF2%20Team%20Avatar%20Re-Drafts/Phantom.png http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/VoXiNaTiOn/TF2%20Team%20Avatar%20Re-Drafts/Zealous.png

This time they are PNGs, however Steam still is rediculous when it comes to the hosting quality (I have tried putting them into the reduced resolution, they look worse.)

Trig, your gun will be changed to look better in game.

What do people prefer, first draft or second?

Any other ideas on how to make the CL ones stand out, text in the corner would look god-awful in game.

5th January 2009, 09:02 PM
Well I think the text in these will look even worse when it is shrunk. Also, I don't like that me and DP are the same colour.

5th January 2009, 09:20 PM
Ok, so are we staying wit the first draft style (I prefer 1st too)?

My bad, I got the files mixed up and gave DP your background, it should be green like the 1st draft.

5th January 2009, 09:52 PM
Been messing with mine a bit, finally came up with something that looks half decent when resized to 32px. You can JUST about read the text.



5th January 2009, 10:01 PM
I'm thinking the low steam quality is to do with colour, the more vibrant, the more fail Steam is.

5th January 2009, 10:50 PM
They look class Vox could you make me one plz? :P

5th January 2009, 11:16 PM
VoX, maybe try to make them brighter like the one I made. I think that would make it much easier to read when resized.

5th January 2009, 11:44 PM
I like the first draft... and do we REALLY have to be able to read them? Lets face it, our names areright next to them. So are our tags... the lettering would only be for the profile page... where it's much bigger

6th January 2009, 12:39 AM
For the leaders you could put a boarder round them so they stand out?

6th January 2009, 03:03 PM
I say we all have Mario characters, that way everyone can have a picture instead of letters plus lets face it Marios awesome. :D

I bagsy Toad :p

6th January 2009, 05:05 PM
Oric gets wario.

But seriously, is this really neccesery? just make coloured blocks and stick them in, save a lot of time.

6th January 2009, 05:26 PM
So our team avatars would consist of one solid colour for each player?

Yup DK, don't quit the day job.

6th January 2009, 05:32 PM
Well with all the quality issues in steam, they might as well be coloured blocks with a few little squiggles below.

6th January 2009, 05:46 PM
Me and Phantom seem to have overcome the Steam quality issues, it's to do with certain deep colours going weird.

Am working on another draft, letters should go and after classes are becoming apparent for every player, I'll put a render of the player in the BG.

Also, the CLs have a little marking on the new ones, you'll understand when you see them :p.

Oh and Target, I made you one and then realised you weren't in the team.

6th January 2009, 05:48 PM
NO to mario!

6th January 2009, 05:57 PM
I'm back up for the team, i wuld play but i'm no on enuf at the weekend and dont make training :P

Vicious Horizon
6th January 2009, 06:17 PM
I can't get steam to add an avatar at all :( It just refreshes the profile page and it's still a ? -.-


24th February 2009, 03:14 PM
I'm glad you like our avatars at NuB. :D

I want to publicly thank Random8r for the excellent work he has done (and continues to do) in creating them for us. You can see the collection of them at http://www.tf2nubs.co.uk/index.php?action=gallery;cat=7

The latest one, for Jarto, is particularly good:


We actually have meaning attached to the colour of our avatars:

Gold - Clan Admins
Red - Red Squad
Blue - Blue Squad
Green - Community members and Associate members

Some, such as mine, also have silver diagonal bars at the top that indicate server admins.


24th February 2009, 03:38 PM
Well we all think there pretty awesome tbh, give Random8r a big thumbs up from me :D

If he ever had any spare time he could... :p

24th February 2009, 04:42 PM
As Teh Fluff pointed out on our forum:


http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/7717/nub.jpg http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/8774/phantomghostsb5.jpg


24th February 2009, 04:58 PM
I did not copy that. Never seen his one before xD.

I guess we both just like Boo!

Vicious Horizon
24th February 2009, 05:26 PM
o.o Awesome! The CSS A-Team is gonna have to sort something like that out now >.<

24th February 2009, 07:09 PM
Hey, can you get Random8r to give me a message on Steam (subz293) or here about what colours steam doesn't mess up, that's been the bugger of ours so far.




Vicious Horizon
24th February 2009, 08:41 PM
There goes VoX's tribal fetish :P

24th February 2009, 09:16 PM
Hey guys, thanks for all the compliments so far :) much appreciated.

I'd love to be able to help you out VoX but im afraid i just don't know, i've never really had that problem - i expect its partly to do with the simple colour scheme we use, there's only really red, gold, blue and green for background colours and then lots of gradients of gray :D

I'll let you know if i find anything relevant though, and if theres anything else you'd like to ask i'll try my best to help :)

Oh and Vicious Horizon, what size image are you trying to upload? Sometimes for bigger images it won't work, i usually output 368x368 images because it's twice the maximum size steam displays at (184px on your community page), and they seem to work fine.

Vicious Horizon
25th February 2009, 03:42 PM
Hmm, I believe they're 184px, but I'll have a look and a try in a bit =)

25th February 2009, 06:26 PM
Just been speaking to Random8r and he's given me a lot of help, from what we can gather Steam doesn't like deep colours.

I will give them all a revamp in the near future.

26th February 2009, 10:13 PM

http://www.atkcommunity.com/userfiles/callum/ATK_Art/TF2_Avatars/DP.jpg http://www.atkcommunity.com/userfiles/callum/ATK_Art/TF2_Avatars/Vox.jpg

They look good in Steam too.

27th February 2009, 01:20 AM
Nice, but I prefer the coloured ones... they look decent as a set when we're together. Grey is a bit dull.

27th February 2009, 04:58 PM
Looking good vox! the colour shades are ace (yay for copying) :D

27th February 2009, 05:26 PM
DK, you try and get as many colours as there are people in the team to work with Steam, and to have them all fitting one colour scheme, its a right bitch!

27th February 2009, 08:07 PM
They look great VoX. Though they are almost identical to Nubz ones.

28th February 2009, 06:59 PM
how many colours work with steam?

1st March 2009, 12:28 PM
Phantom - I'm trying to establish some things that work with Steam properly, then I'm going to uniqueify them

DK - Any colour that isn't; contrasting, deep, exciting, a mix of several clashy colours, dark or has any form of major gradient.

1st March 2009, 06:02 PM
Phantom - I'm trying to establish some things that work with Steam properly, then I'm going to uniqueify them

DK - Any colour that isn't; contrasting, deep, exciting, a mix of several clashy colours, dark or has any form of major gradient.
I.e. Anything that isn't bland.

1st March 2009, 06:24 PM
Yeah, Steam only likes bland lol.

Vicious Horizon
1st March 2009, 09:16 PM
tbh, I wouldn't like bright orange flashy epilepsy avatar myself..

1st March 2009, 09:33 PM
tbh, I wouldn't like bright orange flashy epilepsy avatar myself..
Because anything that isn't bland is bright orange and flashy. :)