We regularly invite Blender artists to design a header graphic for us so that we can have a new look every month or so. I thought it would be nice to change the rules a little and run a 'BlenderNation Header Contest'.
To participate, prepare a header graphic and post a link to your it in the comments. You can also post votes there. There's no deadline; I'll check this post regularly to see if there's any new material that we like.
If your work is selected I'll try to notify you. If I can't because we don't have your email address then you'll just be in for a nice surprise one day ;-)
Here are the image requirements:
- only submit complete, 'ready to use' headers.
- use the correct format (700x100 pixels). (size updated)
- use the correct background color (#3388cc).
- don't use the left-side of the image (as the BlenderNation text and menu will be there).
- we like the (reflective) bar that Mathias introduced; you can use that as well, but it's not required.
- please add your own name to the far right in a font like Arial or Helvetica.
Here's a sample header file (right-click and save as) to help you get started.
Your prize? Eternal BlenderNation fame! (Well, as long as your image is shown, I guess ;-)
This sounds interesting. I wonder how many start submitting files today?
Nice i might try and enter this later if i get some time =D
I really like the current banner but its very emotionally based and should only have been used as a transitory image to something else, to get an emotional 'pop' before moving on.
I'm suggesting forethought in the header banner. Cycling through for an emotional effect. Pre-planned expresiveness, in predetermined sequences, to affect many visitors.
Nice idea. A random banner with the best works, as at pouet.net, would be great.
Well, here's mine.
780X100 doesn't seem to be the right size though...
@blenditall: cool, the first entry! You're right though, the size should have been 700x100! Here's a direct link to the current header graphic:
I'll update the article right away.
that's my creation:
my creation :
Here is my creation:
here is my entry in jpg
here it is again in png if you want that or sometthing. or whatever
Here it is.
redid my entries
and in png:
Double oops. I forgot to put my signature on it. Here is the FINAL VERSION!
If I register with the site, will I be able to edit my posts?
now this is making me mad *stupid photobucket...*
oh, all the links just updated to the new picture. they were messed up before. super sry for the quad-post....
Here my creation
this is mine...
Heres my little thing! XD
Enjoy! (Btw, those colours are the blender logo colours. Except maybe the gray... lol)
I personally think the text ruins the image so I decided to leave it off. Just looks better.
(theres a link to my deviantArt page in the jpg tag just so you know)
And I fixed the bar at the bottom now. Its has one now! lol.
380 millions years ago, the Eusthenopteron
Ok, size corrected:
Well that didn't work. Here:
Ah, well, never mind that. If you like mine, I'll send you the version that's the right size ;).
The image requirement says 700px wide.
The Matthias sample header file is 780px wide.
The actual header on screen is 827px wide.
Why can't we make full use of the available width, which appears to be 827px, as long as the image doesn't clash with the BN headline text or menu? Could you clarify please Bart?
PS: Would you be interested in designs for a proper BlenderNation logotype and strapline? (Pixel perfect, anti aliased to #3388cc and supplied as a transparent PNG or GIF for easy overlay of course.)
Here's mine! First one is in .png format and second one is in .jpg format.
i cant edit my post... i have change link:
@Jon: hmm, it looks like I've used a few different standards myself ;-) Use 780px or 700px, not more; the header image is right-aligned and the left part just has a blue background color. That way the header sizes nicely with the fluid page layout. Oh, and you can always bug me with fancy designs! My email is bart (at) this site.
I thought let's give it a try so here's my creation
the size i used is the size of the actual header 827x100.
If you really want it to be 700x100 you can just ask ok.
So here it is: http://er3d.myartsonline.com/header.htm
I hope the link works.(first post ever on BlenderNation)
I decided to throw one in myself.
pretty cool ...
can't edit my earlier posts. here is my absolute final image. disregard the earlier ones completely.
tis the season.....
hmmm, for some reason the pic i download from photobucket does not exactly match the color of the one i uploaded. rats.
so here's another in jpeg, but same problem with the background color #3388cc, it doesn't match after uploading. if the color has to be exact i can e-mail it.
Are you doing post-pro outside Blender? Say, in Photoshop, perhaps? Sometimes colorspace profiles can mess up your image that way; try saving as .png instead of .jpg, see if that helps.
Oh, oops. You did that first. My bad... :-\
i vote for rodrigocr's header. im going to have one pf my own soon.
Spooky monster theme! Boo! Just a character I had laying around.
In case the Photobucket link won't work, which I copied directly from the code text box they supplied, here's the link
probably doesn't fit the website..but anyway, was fun to make
okay...i think it came out gooooood
check it out:
um..if u need more blue space i can fix it ^^
Based on something I started for the Blender F1 challenge but didn't finish in time.
why wont this load when ever i want to post a banner?
Here is a few old images I worked into the banner. Personally #4 is my favorite:
here is mine
I made it using the particle rewrite
here is the same i just posted but different, more eye friendly colour
Here's the Blender Nation logotype design I said I would have a go at earlier on this thread...
And here's a useable GIF version...
It's an original typetypeface design handcrafted in pixels. Hmmm, I may develop it into a full vector font if I can find some time away from Blender :)
If you want to use it but would like any alterations first, then just let me know.
Got some really cool headers posted here people :)
Maybe a few of them should be kept so that there are some on hand in case Bart want to switch them up every once in a while.
I thought you may have found my previous logotype design a bit too 'techy' so here's an alternate that you may prefer...
It's just set in good old safe and reliable Myriad. Here's the GIF if you want to use it...
Sir these are my entries.
4 Parrots flying. Completely in Blender. UV is colored with Gimp.
There are 5 poses, you can select any one.
If you want them to see flying, click on the link below
Here's my entry :
Here's my entry :
better late than never (?)
Here's 3 more, hope they're good enough...