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#1 Basharic

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 08:34 PM

Emblem creator can be found here:

http://www.botorubat...m/emblemCreator

UPDATE 8/23/12

Emblem builder is out of date. We have ambition to update it, but we are going to wait until we see what ArenaNet does with their extended experience. While we wait I'll be pecking at the emblems. Once we are fairly sure ArenaNet isn't going to put out a builder of their own we'll put some serious work on it.

Neither Tarral nor myself are keen to do all that work only to have ArenaNet whip their own version out on us. The original project was born out of the missus being on summer break with not much to do, and waiting for the game to release. But now we have GW2 to play and she is back on the job. It was a fun project and we'll be happy to keep it going if ArenaNet doesn't do one outside of the game. But for now it is on hold.

Of course if any of the fine folks at ArenaNet wants to drop either of us a line and give us an indication one way or another that will speed up (or end) our timetable. We are both quite discreet. You can trust us honest! ;)

Edited by Basharic, 24 August 2012 - 01:33 AM.


#2 Tarral

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 08:52 PM

This is the other half behind the emblem creator! I'm working on those fixes and aesthetic adjustments right now, so a new, improved version should be ready soon.

We certainly welcome anyone to use it and test it out. If you find any problems or can think of some other way it could be improved, let us know!  This emblem creator will eventually (hopefully within the next 2-3 weeks) become part of a website about GW2 guilds, so we certainly want the best finished product we can!

#3 JWZ

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 08:54 PM

Please increase the size of the color selection tool (for the background), as it is very hard to pick certain colors now.

Cool that you made this tool, would certainly save guilds some time and perhaps let their members vote for or propose their own designs.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 10:47 PM

curious i saw there was gold in background but not for actual emblems is that in game or just not ready yet

#5 Tarral

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 11:26 PM

View PostBeowoolf, on 31 July 2012 - 10:47 PM, said:

curious i saw there was gold in background but not for actual emblems is that in game or just not ready yet

All the colors are sampled directly from the game, and we put in all the current color choices. We did notice as we were working on it that the button colors are slightly darker than the colors that actually show up on the emblems themselves (which is something we are fixing in the new version that should be posted tonight so that it matches the in-game creator better.)

The only colors that don't come from in-game are the ones you can choose for the background (not the background shapes, just the overall background.) I just put in the color picker for the background because you might like to see how your guild emblem might look on WvW banners, PvP gear, guild weapons, or any of the 400 dye colors!

Edited by Tarral, 31 July 2012 - 11:30 PM.


#6 Archduke

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 11:58 PM

Wow, fantastic! Thank you much! I had so much fun playing with it. Great skin too. People planning on making guilds will be fascinated with this. Thank you for your work and effort.

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#7 Tarral

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 12:30 AM

View PostArchduke, on 31 July 2012 - 11:58 PM, said:

Wow, fantastic! Thank you much! I had so much fun playing with it. Great skin too. People planning on making guilds will be fascinated with this. Thank you for your work and effort.

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Thanks! Glad you liked it!

Also, as an update for everyone, the newest version of the emblem creator is now posted.  It includes all the fixes/adjustments stated in Basharic's original post:
  • Colors on the displayed emblems more accurately match in-game colors
  • Background shapes color and transparency more closely match in-game
  • New grey background is in emblem field in place of the old red background
  • More game-like overall background and appearance and better layout
  • Emblem buttons and background shape buttons change colors to match your color selections
  • Minor positioning tweaks on some emblems


#8 Norian

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 12:35 AM

Why can't we just upload our own jpg/tiff/gif files into the game as our emblem like other games?
-1 anet IMO
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#9 Basharic

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 12:49 AM

View PostNorian, on 01 August 2012 - 12:35 AM, said:

Why can't we just upload our own jpg/tiff/gif files into the game as our emblem like other games?
-1 anet IMO
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I agree, but I think some games shy away from that because it's the internet. For every awesome guild emblem someone would create there would be a dozen badly drawn penises. Call it the Second Life effect.

#10 Chey

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:15 AM

Nice one, thanks for making this :D

#11 jarred

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:23 AM

why do some of these symbols remind me of halo.......

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 07:42 AM

Very nice, good job! I will forever be seeking a guild who uses a pink Unicorn emblem.
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#13 DarksunG

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 07:46 AM

wow you guys did an amazing job! feels just like the in game editor.

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#14 HustleGrimm

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 07:48 AM

Interesting creator...maybe you should add more colours for background ^_^
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#15 Swickster

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 07:53 AM

bravo good sir, well made buddy.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:05 AM

View PostNaqui, on 01 August 2012 - 07:42 AM, said:

Very nice, good job! I will forever be seeking a guild who uses a pink Unicorn emblem.
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With two colors, it looks like there are two creatures. The unicorn, and something else. Now what's the unicorn doing to the other creature ?

#17 Tarral

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 06:08 PM

View PostDarksunG, on 01 August 2012 - 07:46 AM, said:

wow you guys did an amazing job! feels just like the in game editor.
Thanks! That's what we were going for :)

It has been updated one more time - now it has each selection you are currently using highlighted for your convenience, so it is easier to see exactly which colors/emblems/backgrounds you are using to make that "perfect" guild emblem, even if it is a pink unicorn!

Let us know if you have any issues or see anything else that could use improvement.

#18 simooshy

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 06:11 PM

Thanks for this, I was playing about with it the other day, it is really good :D
Our guild appreciates it, been fiddling and choosing our design ever since.
Only thing with the emblems (and this is more for anet, nothing wrong with your creator), is that they haven't thought through one thing. Turn the heart uspide down, put a face on it (eg the Kormir one) and boom. Instant boobies.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 07:03 PM

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Elusive man ftw!

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 12:54 AM

Cool, I never quite got to play with the emblem editor in the BWEs.  I see they're reusing several of the GW1 emblems, including the foaming mug!  I have an attachment to that, it being my entry for the first guild emblem contest.

Its an odd decision to make the further back legs on the unicorn and lion rampant crests, just a strange effect.  You'd think they'd have used the secondary color for highlights...

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 01:04 AM

This is fantastic, but is there any chance you could make it output PNGs without a background? That would be a huge help for every guild leader out there that wants to put their guild emblem on their site.

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#22 Tarral

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 01:15 PM

View PostAevum, on 03 August 2012 - 01:04 AM, said:

This is fantastic, but is there any chance you could make it output PNGs without a background? That would be a huge help for every guild leader out there that wants to put their guild emblem on their site.

Interesting idea - I hadn't thought of that. I can look into it, but the way I have the code right now it's not gonna work :)

I do know that a picture with a background can be adjusted in photoshop or illustrator to make the background transparent, and it is a quick thing to do. I've done it a few times, and know there are several tutorials out there!

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:12 PM

View PostTarral, on 03 August 2012 - 01:15 PM, said:

Interesting idea - I hadn't thought of that. I can look into it, but the way I have the code right now it's not gonna work :)

I do know that a picture with a background can be adjusted in photoshop or illustrator to make the background transparent, and it is a quick thing to do. I've done it a few times, and know there are several tutorials out there!

Ah, thanks! Sadly I don't have Photoshop. I dabble a little in graphic design, but mostly in either Paint.NET or Inkscape (the latter being like Illustrator). I just can't seem to get the tolerance values right to keep in the alpha values on the edges of the emblems. Still, thanks!

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:18 PM

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:50 PM

Attached File  guildemblem.jpg   17.84K   2 downloads this is what my guild emlem is in GW1, anyone get it?:)

As for GW2, Im not sure what I will use, theres some good options, I wish there were a few more new guild emblems though, not so much from GW1 and I wish the phoenix emblem would return.

Overall though great tool!

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:06 PM

Excellent tool, thanks very much.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:27 PM

Very nice!

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:31 PM

Dude this is an awesome thing. I've been looking for an emblem creator, thanks for this!

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:50 PM

Really awesome tool! Keep up the excellent work!!!

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:54 PM

View PostBasharic, on 01 August 2012 - 12:49 AM, said:

I agree, but I think some games shy away from that because it's the internet. For every awesome guild emblem someone would create there would be a dozen badly drawn penises. Call it the Second Life effect.
I got a great laugh out of this....  well said.


Regarding the topic... I heard rumor that there were supposed to be new Emblems coming that we didn't have to pick from in the first betas (possibly DAT-mined ones?) ...did any of those happen to end up in this tool? My guild was very unsatisfied with the original selection of emblems so we really need a bigger selection sometime before launch  (even if it's a day or so before headstart begins).  Any help with that here?





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