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Postby Nekoni » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:39 am

For simplicity, I'm doing a fully internal series for Superformula Nekoni S2 (IC: the inaugural year was last year's which was won by Erica Okumura), next seasons will have signups, I think. 6 weekends, 2 races in each, probably in the "short circuit/long circuit" style that Audioslavia's doing.

Also, Conthrax is a lovely looking font, amazing that it's free.
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Postby Filindostan » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:07 am

Maybe a bit late, but I plan on having two WGP3 competitions - one for Filindostan and another for Aji no Moto. I plan the latter to be the same car (based on KISMO), but I'll have my Filindostani series open to foreign engine, or tyre supplier.
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Postby Lisander » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:48 am

What if WGPO had a Discord channel in NSSport server?
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Postby Former Citizens of the Nimbus System » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:31 pm

I've just had an idea involving Imagikinetic convertors that might push me into running an electric WGP3 series, especially since exams are just coming to an end. Still thinking as of now.
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Postby Audioslavia » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:20 pm

As I said on Discord today, I'm not sure a room dedicated to WGPC is quite necessary just now. For anyone who wants to join the regular NS Sport discord, here is an invite. If it expires, TG me and I'll find another link.
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Postby Savojarna » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:37 am

Short question to the graphically inclined people: How do you use a template that has a texture/shadows (whatever the proper word is - something like that from the Imgur dump) "on top of it"? They look so much nicer, but I'm completely unable to use them in GIMP and I presume it's because I don't know how. Or is it not possible at all with GIMP?
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Postby Former Citizens of the Nimbus System » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:00 am

Savojarna wrote:Short question to the graphically inclined people: How do you use a template that has a texture/shadows (whatever the proper word is - something like that from the Imgur dump) "on top of it"? They look so much nicer, but I'm completely unable to use them in GIMP and I presume it's because I don't know how. Or is it not possible at all with GIMP?

You can indeed use them in GIMP! You need to utilise the 'Layer Mask' tool. Honestly, though, I wouldn't be best to explain precisely how, since I've only managed to get it to work through trial and error...
Emmet: You might see a mess -
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Postby Savojarna » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:09 am

Former Citizens of the Nimbus System wrote:
Savojarna wrote:Short question to the graphically inclined people: How do you use a template that has a texture/shadows (whatever the proper word is - something like that from the Imgur dump) "on top of it"? They look so much nicer, but I'm completely unable to use them in GIMP and I presume it's because I don't know how. Or is it not possible at all with GIMP?

You can indeed use them in GIMP! You need to utilise the 'Layer Mask' tool. Honestly, though, I wouldn't be best to explain precisely how, since I've only managed to get it to work through trial and error...


Ahh, the tool I never touch because I have zero clue how to use it or what it does :P
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Socialist island state 2018 - Cultural mixture of Scandinavia, Finland and Russia -Exports iron, steel, silver and wood - Low fantasy in terms of animal species - Sports-loving - 22.8 million inhabitants.

The adjective is Savojar; Savojarnan is not a word!
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Postby Togonistan » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:10 am

Savojarna wrote:Short question to the graphically inclined people: How do you use a template that has a texture/shadows (whatever the proper word is - something like that from the Imgur dump) "on top of it"? They look so much nicer, but I'm completely unable to use them in GIMP and I presume it's because I don't know how. Or is it not possible at all with GIMP?


You need to download the template picture in a file format that supports layers (such as .psd for example)

Iirc, GIMP can indeed handle .psd files and open them with layers being kept intact, so they can be edited separately. I'll drop a download link for a blank template that I have been testing out myself here.

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Postby Lisander » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:28 pm

Savojarna wrote:Short question to the graphically inclined people: How do you use a template that has a texture/shadows (whatever the proper word is - something like that from the Imgur dump) "on top of it"? They look so much nicer, but I'm completely unable to use them in GIMP and I presume it's because I don't know how. Or is it not possible at all with GIMP?


Hey Savojarna, I gave a try on the image Audio posted on the dump, and made this: basef1template.psd. Have a try.
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Postby Savojarna » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:50 pm

Lisander wrote:
Savojarna wrote:Short question to the graphically inclined people: How do you use a template that has a texture/shadows (whatever the proper word is - something like that from the Imgur dump) "on top of it"? They look so much nicer, but I'm completely unable to use them in GIMP and I presume it's because I don't know how. Or is it not possible at all with GIMP?


Hey Savojarna, I gave a try on the image Audio posted on the dump, and made this: basef1template.psd. Have a try.
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Nice! I wish I had those graphic skills... love looking at people's graphics, but sadly I don't really know how to do things beyond very basic stuff. The realistic-looking things I love so much in some people's work is something I just have no clue how to do :/
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National newswire

Socialist island state 2018 - Cultural mixture of Scandinavia, Finland and Russia -Exports iron, steel, silver and wood - Low fantasy in terms of animal species - Sports-loving - 22.8 million inhabitants.

The adjective is Savojar; Savojarnan is not a word!
I am 21, male, and study politics and history. I like left communism, foreign politics, philosophy, ice hockey and metal. Feel free to TG me if youre bored or something, I guess.

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Postby Lisander » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:18 pm

Savojarna wrote:Nice! I wish I had those graphic skills... love looking at people's graphics, but sadly I don't really know how to do things beyond very basic stuff. The realistic-looking things I love so much in some people's work is something I just have no clue how to do :/


Most of this is look around real liveries and doing similar stuff. Or trying to fit a sponsor. This is the shameless inspiration for Bitten Heroes GPE, the favourite livery of when I was a kid:
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Postby Savojarna » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:35 pm

Lisander wrote:
Savojarna wrote:Nice! I wish I had those graphic skills... love looking at people's graphics, but sadly I don't really know how to do things beyond very basic stuff. The realistic-looking things I love so much in some people's work is something I just have no clue how to do :/


Most of this is look around real liveries and doing similar stuff. Or trying to fit a sponsor. This is the shameless inspiration for Bitten Heroes GPE, the favourite livery of when I was a kid:
[snip]


Ahh, Jordan... memories! I was more thinking of how to get things from my head to the PC. I usually have somewhat of an idea what I could want to do, but then I'd have to actually do it and all I know is the basics of GIMP. And then there are guys like you, Audio or Starblaydia that do amazing looking things where I just go... wow. (I know some of you do this for a living, but still, I can be jealous of your skill :P)
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Socialist island state 2018 - Cultural mixture of Scandinavia, Finland and Russia -Exports iron, steel, silver and wood - Low fantasy in terms of animal species - Sports-loving - 22.8 million inhabitants.

The adjective is Savojar; Savojarnan is not a word!
I am 21, male, and study politics and history. I like left communism, foreign politics, philosophy, ice hockey and metal. Feel free to TG me if youre bored or something, I guess.

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Postby Audioslavia » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:59 pm

That template isn't mine, actually. I got it from a subreddit called F1Art. I should probably put the link to that in the OP, actually.

Whenever I've made a McPahan car I've always just found a blank white template (a google search for 'blank f1 car' turns up some templates), put it in Paint.Net, created a new layer set to either 'multiply' or 'colour burn' and painted on the new layer. If you look closely at my pictures, a lot of them are pretty slapdash. I could never draw within the lines when I was a kid and I remain unable to do it as an adult.
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Postby Vangaziland » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:20 pm

My favorite art that I've done for the WGPC is this... It was released after the WGP2 and before WGPC 16. So the fact that the chassis actually won after release makes it worth having a gold edition (which joins other winning chassis from various series).
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This season I wanted to actually focus on the writing, though I did put up an image or two of the car. One random TV show piece.
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Postby Lisander » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:11 am

Vangaziland wrote:You could always offer the template and say it is a Lisander model for sale to teams.


So, I'll be releasing the X-PRO A102 for general use, in both vector and image (non-aliased, MS Paint compatible, should work on GIMP) format. It's what I imagine being a WGP3-spec car in Lisander. This is heavily based in Formula 3 and Formula Renault cars:
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Just send me a Telegram if you're interested, with your preferred format.
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Postby Former Citizens of the Nimbus System » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:16 pm

Lisander wrote:
Vangaziland wrote:You could always offer the template and say it is a Lisander model for sale to teams.


So, I'll be releasing the X-PRO A102 for general use, in both vector and image (non-aliased, MS Paint compatible, should work on GIMP) format. It's what I imagine being a WGP3-spec car in Lisander. This is heavily based in Formula 3 and Formula Renault cars:
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Just send me a Telegram if you're interested, with your preferred format.

Stop stealing my colour scheme that I stole from Mercedes who adapted it from McLaren Looks cool! I do think that it's good for people who are less artistically inclined to have this option available, so I thank you for that, Lisander.
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Postby Former Citizens of the Nimbus System » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:54 am

Emmet: You might see a mess -
Lord Business: Exactly: a bunch of weird, dorky stuff that ruined my perfectly good stuff!
Emmet: Okay. What I see are people, inspired by each other and by you - people taking what you made and making something new out of it.

The central Nimban cultural ideal summed up in an exchange from The Lego Movie.

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Postby Vangaziland » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:17 am

Renault forced them into that by making the ultimatum last week. I wouldn't take that from Renault. Of course, now we get to see if Red Bull will win with Honda.

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Postby Savojarna » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:57 am

Restyled Bjarnason's helmet design with a new template! Now with less lines, a new font and with a sponsor.

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Achievements:
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WCoH 34 runner-up
Olympic medal count (winter): 6-2-3
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WJHC 12, WCoH 34, Alpine Skiing World Tour
National newswire

Socialist island state 2018 - Cultural mixture of Scandinavia, Finland and Russia -Exports iron, steel, silver and wood - Low fantasy in terms of animal species - Sports-loving - 22.8 million inhabitants.

The adjective is Savojar; Savojarnan is not a word!
I am 21, male, and study politics and history. I like left communism, foreign politics, philosophy, ice hockey and metal. Feel free to TG me if youre bored or something, I guess.

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Postby Former Citizens of the Nimbus System » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:31 am

Weren't we going to hold the WGP2 host voting at some point soon?
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Emmet: Okay. What I see are people, inspired by each other and by you - people taking what you made and making something new out of it.

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Postby Audioslavia » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:52 am

Audioslavia and deadlines. Name a better comedy duo.

I'll get that vote up later tonight. Apologies for the delay.
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Postby Former Citizens of the Nimbus System » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:59 am

Audioslavia wrote:Audioslavia and deadlines. Name a better comedy duo.

I'll get that vote up later tonight. Apologies for the delay.

No worries! It actually worked in my favour, at the very least; my last exam was yesterday, so I had one fewer distraction.
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Lord Business: Exactly: a bunch of weird, dorky stuff that ruined my perfectly good stuff!
Emmet: Okay. What I see are people, inspired by each other and by you - people taking what you made and making something new out of it.

The central Nimban cultural ideal summed up in an exchange from The Lego Movie.

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Postby WGPC » Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:41 pm

WGPC: Tier 2 / WGP2
Host Voting


There is one bid. Members of the WGPO (IE those of you who posted a RP in the most recent edition of WGPC) may vote either to accept the bid of Mattijana or to re-open the bidding process.

Send a telegram to Audioslavia with one of the following options.

1: Accept the bid of Mattijana
2: Reopen bids
3: Abstain

Votes are only accepted via telegram to Audioslavia.

Voting closes on June 30th at midnight UTC.
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Postby Norwiji » Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:43 am

what requirements to joining this racing event? How can you make an F1 car drawing?

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