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Re: Model Artwork for Taranis

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:16 pm
by Scott Page
heliphil wrote:I have set up the correct path for the model icons but I can't access any via Companion 9X - the tab is blank??? any ideas - I have the latest version running on Win 7
You don't set the SD structure path to the model icon folder - which is what I think you may have done.
In Preferences you set the SD Structure path to the SD card root, or a duplicate directory of the SD card on local drive. C9x will look for the BMP folder in that location for the images, and look for the sound folder for the sounds.

Re: Model Artwork for Taranis

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:57 am
by heliphil
thanks - yes I had it pointed to a folder which I had named 'taranis icons' - now renamed it back to BMP in the root D drive and it works fine

Re: Model Artwork for Taranis

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:48 am
by heliphil
phil.zip
weasel, zagi and MCPX
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I'll add my images to the list

Re: Model Artwork for Taranis

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:25 pm
by Steve71
Cheers heliphil.........I'll add the extra Weasel to my set, so I don't confuse the two versions I have (Weasel Evo & Axis of Weasel "Limited Edition").

I don't suppose if anyone will be adding a Hawker Sea Fury, by any chance.

I'm sure that I speak for all Taranis owners, when I say that the artwork done by the developers........really IS appreciated.

Re: Model Artwork for Taranis

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:17 pm
by jonlowe
Attached are three 64x64 jpgs of some F3A airplanes. I tried converting them in IrfanView, but they didn't come out right. Hope someone can help.

Jon

Re: Model Artwork for Taranis

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:23 pm
by Kilrah
Any good?

Re: Model Artwork for Taranis

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:08 pm
by jonlowe
Better than what I did. Thanks!

Jon

Re: Model Artwork for Taranis

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:38 pm
by jonlowe
Here is a better starting point for the Spark, if you'd be willing to help again.

Edit: file didn't upload the first time.

Re: Model Artwork for Taranis

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:11 am
by Scott Page
So here is my shot at a Spark.
Spark.png
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Re: Model Artwork for Taranis

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:51 am
by Scott Page
July 18th -- I updated Post #1 with model icons added since July 7. Also new Preview pages are uploaded. There are 18 new models in the new version - and one subtraction (redundant).

Re: Model Artwork for Taranis

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:54 am
by jonlowe
Scott Page wrote:So here is my shot at a Spark.
Spark.png
Thanks!

Re: Model Artwork for Taranis

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:13 am
by Scott Page
Anybody that wants a specific model made into an icon -- ASK. Best if you can provide a high resolution image on a solid background - preferably white. Sharp focus is essential as I remove the background first. Then I convert to Black and white - adjusting the contrast and levels. I make sure the whites in the model are actually light gray/grey. Add back in a white background and then scale to 64 x 32.

Re: Model Artwork for Taranis

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:51 pm
by fireball
Hi Scott - could you add an icon for an Ploechinger Acrobat Shark? Unfortunately I can't provide a picture of it (it's a bit complicated - in fact, I've got a stretched T-Rex 700 with a Shark canopy, but I think that's to special ;) )...

Re: Model Artwork for Taranis

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:19 pm
by Romolo
Have a look if you like this one:
Acrobat.zip
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Re: Model Artwork for Taranis

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:10 pm
by rdeanchurch
I would like a good Phoenix2.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... ouse_.html
I can't seem to find a decent complete picture of it.
Its for my FB so next time he has it at the field I'll try to take a photo.

Re: Model Artwork for Taranis

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:32 pm
by Romolo
For phoenix 2000 google is your friend.
http://www.amax-toys.com/producer/1/syd ... -3-550.jpg

but also this one

http://www.winning-models.com/images/Ae ... 2000ok.jpg

Maybe the first is better to get an artwork.

Re: Model Artwork for Taranis

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:49 pm
by Scott Page
rdeanchurch wrote:I would like a good Phoenix2.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... ouse_.html
I can't seem to find a decent complete picture of it.
Its for my FB so next time he has it at the field I'll try to take a photo.
Thanks for the link Romolo.
Phoenix 2000.png
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(use the bmp in the .zip file)

Re: AW: Model Artwork for Taranis

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:16 pm
by fireball
Romolo wrote:Have a look if you like this one:
Acrobat.zip
Great, thanks!

Re: Model Artwork for Taranis

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:59 am
by rdeanchurch
You gotta love this group. The developers and the advocates.
Hey ,does anyone get a response time like this from JR/Futuba/Jeti,...? I'm thinking not so much.

Thanks to Scott and Romolo, again!

Re: Model Artwork for Taranis

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:09 am
by Scott Page
Here are a few requests I've put together.
requests.png

Re: Model Artwork for Taranis

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:15 am
by rdeanchurch
Watch out for that ten character name limit.

If I exceed it I can\'t see it on the Taranis, even if its in the file on SD

I couldn't figure how to rename it on Tx, but just do it on the PC works fine.

Re: Model Artwork for Taranis

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:25 am
by Scott Page
rdeanchurch wrote:Watch out for that ten character name limit.

If I exceed it I can\'t see it on the Taranis, even if its in the file on SD

I couldn't figure how to rename it on Tx, but just do it on the PC works fine.
Thanks for the heads up. Changed Phoenix2000 to Phoenix2K

Re: Model Artwork for Taranis

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:31 am
by Steve71
Hi Scott.

I don't suppose you could upload a Hawker Sea Fury, could you ?..........even the E-flite version is pretty enough to represent the real thing.

Why can't all modelling forums be this friendly and helpful ???.

It's almost shocking, to see how helpful everyone one is.........

Cheers,

Steve.

Re: Model Artwork for Taranis

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:05 am
by Steve71
Hi Scott.

Is this link of any use to you ??.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=hawke ... 1200%3B800

Re: Model Artwork for Taranis

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:41 am
by Romolo
It's not difficult...

you should try....
seafury.jpg
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seafury.zip
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Re: Model Artwork for Taranis

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:53 pm
by rdeanchurch
Romolo wrote:It's not difficult...

you should try....
seafury.jpg
seafury.zip
Fish... Feed....meal...teach...forever?
I tried on Phoenix and it came out crappy, is there some trick(s) I should know?
I was trying to do it in Infraview.

Re: Model Artwork for Taranis

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:16 pm
by Scott Page
rdeanchurch wrote:
Romolo wrote:It's not difficult...

you should try....
seafury.jpg
seafury.zip
Fish... Feed....meal...teach...forever?
I tried on Phoenix and it came out crappy, is there some trick(s) I should know?
I was trying to do it in Infraview.
I don't know Infraview -- but this is my process.

First I want the largest sharpest image possible. Using whatever tools you have remove the background completely. Then crop to 1 x 2 proportions -- but don't resample. Now I convert to B&W by adjusting the colors to maximize their difference -- so if I had a red and yellow plane I'd make the reds very dark, and the yellows very light. Next I shift the levels so the white clipped about from 255 to about 180. Then add new background of white (255). Flatten image to single layer and convert to greyscale. Now it's time to resample the size to 64 x 32 using "bicubic sharper" option. Save as a 4 bit .bmp and you're done.

Re: Model Artwork for Taranis

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:54 pm
by Romolo
i use gimp...
i will do a small document to explain
artwork.pdf
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Re: Model Artwork for Taranis

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:09 pm
by ethebee
Hi All,

When I try to download from this or other threads on Taranis my PC just gets stuck with a 'connecting' message in Firefox!

Downloads from other sites does not seem to be a problem however!

Anybody else seeing similar issues?

Cheers

Eric

Re: Model Artwork for Taranis

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:05 pm
by Scott Page
ethebee wrote:Hi All,

When I try to download from this or other threads on Taranis my PC just gets stuck with a 'connecting' message in Firefox!

Downloads from other sites does not seem to be a problem however!

Anybody else seeing similar issues?

Cheers

Eric

Just fired up the Fox (little joke) and no problems downloading from this page from within Firefox. Right clicked on link and choose download link as....