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Sep 26, 2004, 06:23 PM
 
actually that third one is odd (being a fan made one i guess)...

but it's a good view of what the real one might look like..

cheers for that..
     
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Sep 27, 2004, 11:58 AM
 
guys!

guess what i got?



the job! thats what!!!!

6 people went for it.. 3 made the second interview! and i kicked arse! ;-)

woooooot ;-)

/me is very happy.
     
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Sep 27, 2004, 12:05 PM
 
Congratulations Zyote! You're the dude!
     
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Sep 27, 2004, 12:18 PM
 
Originally posted by monkeybrain:
Congratulations Zyote! You're the dude!
I'm so unbelievably happy right now! ;-)

i only found out about 20 mins ago!
     
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Sep 27, 2004, 12:35 PM
 
Congrats Z... That is great...

I don't find out until later in the week, though I'm hopeful the out come will be the same!
     
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Sep 27, 2004, 04:45 PM
 
hey massive grats fella speak to you online when I see you
     
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Sep 27, 2004, 04:51 PM
 
I'm jealous. I need a job.
     
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Sep 27, 2004, 05:29 PM
 
Originally posted by Zyote:
guys!

guess what i got?



the job! thats what!!!!

6 people went for it.. 3 made the second interview! and i kicked arse! ;-)

woooooot ;-)

/me is very happy.
Zyote gongrats man i knew you would get it
     
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Sep 27, 2004, 06:13 PM
 
thanks for all the congrats guys!

;-)

it was funny, cause my agent told me that the 6 who got an interview, and the 3 that made it to second interview stage..(myself included in that 3), i only bet the other two people soooo narrowly, by my design skills.

i had to produce a website design for a christmas landing page on a online shop. I've NEVER designed any consumer websites before! especiially not ones targetted at middle aged women! i mainly do corporate b2b sites that look nothing more than glorified excel spreadsheets.

so i was very surprised to have won it through my design skills! and not say my experience, or my technical knowledge, or even my fantastic people skills / personality / looks / charm!

;-)

haha

anyway thanks for the "well dones"
     
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Sep 27, 2004, 06:14 PM
 
great, i'm happy that you got it. seeing your talent here you defintely deserve it.
     
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Sep 27, 2004, 06:27 PM
 
Hmm... heres another one. :-)



i'm not that happy with this one.. it's not very accurate yet. but i want to get this set finished! ;-) heheh..
     
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Sep 27, 2004, 06:43 PM
 
Originally posted by Zyote:
guys!

guess what i got?



the job! thats what!!!!

6 people went for it.. 3 made the second interview! and i kicked arse! ;-)

woooooot ;-)

/me is very happy.
Way to go, Man! You deserve it.

To help you make a smooth transition, I thought you might use these tips to integrate into the new workplace:
  • Page yourself over the intercom. Don't disguise your voice.
  • Find out where your boss shops and buy exactly the same outfits. Always wear them one day after your boss does. This is especially effective if your boss is the opposite gender.
  • Send e-mail to the rest of the company to tell them what you're doing. For example: "If anyone needs me, I'll be in the bathroom."
  • Put mosquito netting around your cubicle.
  • Insist that your e-mail address be: [email protected]
  • Every time someone asks you to do something, ask if they want fries with that.
  • Put your garbage can on your desk and label it "IN."
  • Put decaf in the coffee-maker for 3 weeks. Once everyone has gotten over their caffeine addictions, switch to espresso.
  • When driving colleagues around, insist on keeping your car's windshield wipers running during all weather conditions to keep 'em tuned up.
  • Reply to everything someone says with, "That's what you think."
  • Highlight irrelevant information in scientific papers, then cc them to your boss.
  • Finish all your sales projections with "in accordance with prophecy."
  • Dont use any punctuation
  • As often as possible, skip rather than walk.
  • Ask people what sex they are.
  • At lunch time, sit in your parked car and point a hair dryer at passing cars to see if they slow down.
  • Holler random numbers while someone is counting.

Hope this helps.

To dislike Sinatra is a sign of highly questionable taste. To dislike the Beatles is a serious character flaw.
     
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Oct 1, 2004, 12:48 PM
 
Dammit! Is this set gonna be cool or what!?!

And kudos on the job too!
widget : widget
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magnum opus :: every piece of apple hardware ever made
     
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Oct 1, 2004, 03:02 PM
 
Originally posted by Zyote:
Hmm... heres another one. :-)



i'm not that happy with this one.. it's not very accurate yet. but i want to get this set finished! ;-) heheh..
Yeah, I think I agree with you. Is the colour off a bit? Although you've probably got it looking spiffy by now.

Oh, just thought of something. Some of these icons could make cool avatars/user icons - any chance of including the graphic files with the set so we can use them for this?
     
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Oct 3, 2004, 11:35 AM
 
Okay, finally have done an icon that doesn't completely suck! (i've had a lot of troubles with a lot of my recent ones i've been working on, and it's kinda depressed me somewhat)



oh, and an update on the starchild


(still not too sure about this icon.. i'm not that good at drawing people/babies etc.
     
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Oct 3, 2004, 11:38 AM
 
Originally posted by monkeybrain:
Yeah, I think I agree with you. Is the colour off a bit? Although you've probably got it looking spiffy by now.

Oh, just thought of something. Some of these icons could make cool avatars/user icons - any chance of including the graphic files with the set so we can use them for this?
I wasn't planning on released graphic files, such as png's or what have you. As if you want to you can easily create these yourself from the icons.

The helmet is still at the current stage. I'm really not to sure about it. It think it's probably okay. hehe (i'm so damn lazy.)
     
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Oct 3, 2004, 01:10 PM
 
Zyote you have outdone yourself again amazing icons keep up the work!
     
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Oct 3, 2004, 09:01 PM
 
Originally posted by Zyote:
still not too sure about this icon.. i'm not that good at drawing people/babies etc.
It's much better now!
     
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Oct 14, 2004, 02:52 PM
 
any progress on this set?

need my icon fix!
     
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Oct 14, 2004, 03:20 PM
 
Progress! ;-)

hehe, i haven't been completely lazy this week. One thing though, i will not forget about this project or just choose not to release it. this isn't a vaporware project or anything. hehe. I'm just slow, cause i have lots of other obligations, and also i'm very lazy. ;-)

heres a couple:

The following one is odd i think. But it actually looks cool on my desktop so i thought i'd include it. Basically there is a huge amount of computer screens in the movie, and i couldn't figure out a way to illustrate these. essentially they're all flat images inside a huge big computer. Now i couldn't illustrate the computer, cause most of the time they take up the whole room. So i've opted for just displaying the screen content. with a nice wee glow around the edges. :-)

this was seen in the POD that Dave Bowman drives out when he's trying to rescue Frank. it says "DMG" on it in big letters, which kinda of reminded me of OMG! (which is a phrase i use a lot actually, so i had to do this one!)




The second icon i'm showing here is the key that Dave uses to unlock the door to the HALs brain. the "Memory Logic Centre" i believe it's called. I wasn't really sure if this item was suitable just on it's own, it's been begging me to be added on top of something else. but i couldn't figure out what would work well. and besides i've drawn it now, and i can't be arsed redrawing it from another angle :-)



I believe i'm currently at the 16 Icon mark. Theres a few more icons i'm gonna attempt to do. there will be a lot that i've not done, or have chosen not to do which might upset some people. But this project has taken long enough as it is, and i would like to move on to other things. :-)

stay tuned!
     
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Oct 14, 2004, 04:48 PM
 
What are the icons you intend on not making? Looking good so far...
     
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Oct 14, 2004, 05:01 PM
 
Mostly it's the vehicles. for one thing they require a lot of detail, but the second problem is they're so big and as such i cannot draw them in a correct or decent perspective.

I've tried a few of them and haven't been too successful, but i will keep at it for the future. but i'm not gonna hold back this set because i feel i have to do the vehicles.
     
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Oct 14, 2004, 05:04 PM
 
Cool thanks for the update!
     
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Oct 14, 2004, 07:04 PM
 
Looking sweet Zyote. Take your time, it will clearly be worth it. DMG also means disk image of course, which got me thinking you could have several of those screens to represent files, e.g. 'TXT', 'JPG', 'DOC', 'MOV' - why there's dozens.
I know you didn't want to do a full system set but it just seems too perfect to me (that Key could be customise toolbar, for example).
     
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Oct 15, 2004, 03:38 AM
 
If I hadn't seen the movie, I'd have thought that the key was a vacuum cleaner attachment.

Good work as always, Zyote. I still can't believe this just your 2nd movie set
     
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Oct 15, 2004, 03:55 AM
 
Originally posted by Banghazi:
If I hadn't seen the movie, I'd have thought that the key was a vacuum cleaner attachment.

Good work as always, Zyote. I still can't believe this just your 2nd movie set
hehe. yeah, i showed the icons to a few of my friends, some of which haven't seen the movie, and they were mostly like "dude, whats that eye thing?"

thanks for the compliments on them! ;-) hehe.
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 08:25 AM
 
Zyote, Zyote, Give me your answer, do, any progress?
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 02:54 PM
 
Originally posted by monkeybrain:
Zyote, Zyote, Give me your answer, do, any progress?
You know how long this has taken me to do about 20+ icons? ages! and guess what? on the side of me starting my new job yesterday! (yay!! it's good!), i've also taken on some comercial icon work. i have like 2 weeks to do heaps of icons! so I'm very very very very busy! hehe

;-p

after 2 weeks time i should be back to *normal*. then hopefully i can get this 2001 set done. thanks for your interest!
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 03:18 PM
 
No problem Zyote! And good luck with all the stuff in the real world!
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 03:46 PM
 
Originally posted by monkeybrain:
No problem Zyote! And good luck with all the stuff in the real world!
thanks! i do need it! i got a LOT of work to do! but if i can pull it off ££££££!!! ;-)
     
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Nov 3, 2004, 09:15 AM
 
wonderful theme!!

i like the movie.
     
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Originally posted by Simon X:

[cough] La Jetée [cough]

No need to cough. So glad you didn't mention 12 Monkeys.

Talking of Chis Marker - most know La Jetée. Some also are familiar with his documentary Sans Sol. I also highly recommend his film The Last Bolshevik. Excellent docu on Soviet cinema.[/B]
I just had to post this here... I had a real thrill today - got an email from Chris Marker!! Turns out he's a CandyBar user... :-)
     
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Originally posted by Dave Brasgalla:
I just had to post this here... I had a real thrill today - got an email from Chris Marker!! Turns out he's a CandyBar user... :-)
aww.. even icon gods are fanboys of other people too! ;-)
     
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Originally posted by Dave Brasgalla:
I just had to post this here... I had a real thrill today - got an email from Chris Marker!! Turns out he's a CandyBar user... :-)
you got an email from me too dave, I am really famous in the lower himalayas where I invented a brand new yak insemination technique...
     
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Bump. You're welcome.
     
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Originally posted by demograph68:
Bump. You're welcome.
LOL



The project isn't dead. it's just waiting now to be released. so how many months has this been going for? anyone been keeping count?

;-)

I will release this set, don't worry. it will not be forgotten.
nor will this thread.
     
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You forgot.
     
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all i can say is WOW!

just as i was going through my collection of Clarke`s book trying to pick one to read, i bumped onto this.

when i saw this thread i though "Oh my God. It`s full of stars"
     
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Jan 30, 2005, 09:05 AM
 
What i've learnt from this is to not post previews untill i'm like really really ready to post the set! haha lol.

I still haven't forgotten about this set. It will be posted ;-)

oh yes.. it will!!
     
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Jan 30, 2005, 12:30 PM
 
Come on zyote work isn't that important
     
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Jan 30, 2005, 12:58 PM
 
Originally posted by Zyote:
What i've learnt from this is to not post previews untill i'm like really really ready to post the set! haha lol.

I still haven't forgotten about this set. It will be posted ;-)

oh yes.. it will!!
We're begging for an additional preview.
     
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Jan 30, 2005, 01:04 PM
 
Show them hal! Zyote do it!
     
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Originally posted by Komisar:
Show them hal! Zyote do it!
Yea show us or I'll be round to steal them of your comp as I live close enough lol
     
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Feb 14, 2005, 10:51 AM
 
i know this might be considered as bumping but i`d really like to know when/if these icons will get released.

i apologize if i`m bugging you Zyote but i think these icons are awesome and can`t wait to see them released.

Thanks
     
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Feb 14, 2005, 11:33 AM
 
Perhaps you could release those icons you're happy with Zyote, as a version 1 set. And then release the rest as version 2, that way we can start using them. Good idea?
     
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Feb 14, 2005, 05:11 PM
 
Hi!

Right.. time for the update.

I'm almost done. i'm gonna release this weekend.. sometime before next monday. ;-)

as a way to perhaps push me to do more final touches and such. i'm gonna release the psd of the spacepod betty. basically to show all of you my methods (or lack of) for creating this icon. the psd is the normal size i work at 512x512. it has all the layers and everything!

I realise you could go and produce the icon from this psd, but i'm hoping that you wont, and will wait for the final final version ;-) and just get a bit of insight from viewing the psd instead! ;-)

Right.. heres the link:

(right click-download / option click etc..)
http://www.zyotism.com/aesthetics/20...tism-Betty.psd

Cheers
-Check again after the weekend for the full set!
     
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Do you have problem with scaling down from 512x512? I have problems when shrinking from a higher resolution. Thanks for the psd btw.
     
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Originally posted by demograph68:
Do you have problem with scaling down from 512x512? I have problems when shrinking from a higher resolution. Thanks for the psd btw.
scaling down from 512x512 is fine. I'm pretty sloppy when it comes to reworking smaller versions, which is actually something i really really need to work on.

I can kind of figure out the amount of detail i should put in at 512x512 so that it translates to 128 appropriately.

I normally work with two copies of the psd open. i keep one at 25% size (aprox 128x128), and the other zooms in to whatever i need. it's a good way for me to see the a rough idea of the 128x size while being able to control the mouse when really zoomed in.
     
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Zyote, you really do some incredible work, my friend. Two thumbs up, buddy.
     
 
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