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I got a surprise query a couple of days ago, in that one of our DX10 flyers asked if he could use my banner - the blue mess at the bottom of my posts... so, 'yes' was my reply - 'of course', but it's left me thinking that we really do need some kind of "more professional-looking" banner than my original thing - so I'll throw it out there:

 

Will someone - anyone - who can use Corel's Paint Shop Pro, Adobe's PhotoShop, or the Gimp freeware - get set down and come up with a nice, smart-looking design for a banner, 500 x 125 pixels, that will tell the world just how good this change to DX10 is? A DX10 Promo banner...and then publish it with a link.

I reckon that this would be great for it to be coincident with, or in advance of, the release of the up-coming true "DX10 Scenery Fixer" application.

I have no cash, or in-kind donation, or even any promise (at this time) for the chosen author, but only to say that a great amount of fame will be forthcoming, along with the gratitude of thousands of us 'DX10-ers'!

 

Start Painting!

 

All the Best,

 

Paul J

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Good idea Paul!  Pinned as requested.

 

Best regards,

Jim

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Paul, I kind of like your banner AND that's why I made the request!! :clapping:

Nice of you to say, Bob, but my wife would quickly come back with "There's no accountin' for taste..."

:LMAO:

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Some of the themes that anyone creative trying to develop a banner could be....

 

---- Cockpit Shadows providing more immersion into flightsim

---- Water enhancements with water animations

---- Better exterior and more efficient shadowing

---- Optimizations for photoscenery

 

Just suggestions....

 

Best regards,

Jim

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Yah! C'mon, you creating guys! Quit flyin' - start designin'!  :lol:

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Well here's what I came up with. Guess what theme I used. lol 

 

I've never really made something like this before so it took me a little while. Let me know what you guys think and what changes need to be made.

 

And yes I used that first pic from Steve's blog to show off the dx10 water. Hope he doesn't mind. It's just such a perfect example. The other two pics were taken in my sim to show vc shadowing and the enhanced light bloom. 

 

Here's the link too:

http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/e362/dtomd007n66gd5sfg.jpg?size_id=4

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ooooooh... right now you're winning, Trey...  :lol: 

 

Let's hope it has some competition.....

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The question is, Trey - is there anything you want to change? :lol:

 

OK, seriously - I like the layout- - it's very good - 10/10.

I like the lettering. It's a good, readable font and size, very straight-forward & uncomplicated - 10/10  . Notice - mine is not - it's all over the place, and with a font that's difficult to read.

 

Left pic: the water is the same as DX9 water: I don't see whitecaps! DX10 has whitecaps.

 

Center pic: is quite dark - against a white forum background one has to look closely to see that it's a cockpit.

 

Right pic: is file - good night lighting, good shot.

 

Remember, too, Trey - I'm just one guy, with some kind of an opinion, and so is everyone else here, so we shall run a poll and let everyone have a vote on which one represents the DX10 feeling, excitement, mood - what the highlights are - best.

 

Goodbye, OOM's!         

 

We'll give it a month, say all entries in by October 7th, Start the Poll and close it on the 14th. That should give enough time for half-a-dozen artists to show off their skills!. I reckon that it ought to be one entry per person, too, (but some might be vocal and persuade me different!).... 

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I've never really made something like this before so it took me a little while. Let me know what you guys think and what changes need to be made.

 

 

 

Left pic: the water is the same as DX9 water: I don't see whitecaps! DX10 has whitecaps.

 

Center pic: is quite dark - against a white forum background one has to look closely to see that it's a cockpit.

 

Right pic: is file - good night lighting, good shot.

 

TexXan: I like the work you have done and also like Paul J's idea on Left Pic whitecaps and Center Pic a little dark.

 

How about some small lettering on each picture that would give Users unfamiliar with DX10 some idea of why that particular picture is a DX10 plus for them?

 

Thanks for the work!

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Left pic: the water is the same as DX9 water: I don't see whitecaps! DX10 has whitecaps.
 
Center pic: is quite dark - against a white forum background one has to look closely to see that it's a cockpit.
 
Right pic: is file - good night lighting, good shot.

 

 

 


TexXan: I like the work you have done and also like Paul J's idea on Left Pic whitecaps and Center Pic a little dark.
 
How about some small lettering on each picture that would give Users unfamiliar with DX10 some idea of why that particular picture is a DX10 plus for them?

 

I'll get to work on it as soon as possible. Thank you for the feedback guys! 

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Ideas.

 

Yep, I think there could be more than one entry per person, each one different, and creating a choice of banners, all good. 

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Can't figure out how to upload a banner. I have a 500 x 125 pixel bmp file but avsim won't allow the upload. Is there something else I need to do?

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I made this one a few months ago - as yours is, 500 x 125.

 

I went to http://postimage.org/, registered, and then uploaded the image there. Their screen is very simple and straightforward, no ads, etc. Once you've registered, login, make an album - say "DX10", and then upload the file to it. 

 

Then, when the file is uploaded, it will show like this.

 

Then, get the image address - it'll be the "Hotlink for forums(1)"  halfway down the list.

 

Click it, (it will automatically copy to your clipboard), then go into your Avsim User Panel and add (paste) it to your sig. Done!

 

What I did is to put

before the pic, then

after the pic. It then shows centered at the bottom of your posts. If you look at all of my posts now - they all have a different banner! Ask again if it's still a problem, I can walk you through each step -ok!

 

All the Best,

 

pj

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I've picked up some keywords from Phil Taylor's recent post about DX10........

So here are some suggestions (different colors):

 

FSX_DX10Promo.jpg

 

 

 

FSX_DX10Promo05.jpg

 

 

 

FSX_DX10Promo01.jpg

 

 

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....hmmmm......Now if only I knew what that meant..... 

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....hmmmm......Now if only I knew what that meant..... 

If you do not understand Paul J - then I must have chosen a bad text.   :friends:     
Some better suggestions or correction are welcome.
 
I may have misunderstood, but Phil Taylor said: -"And over time, the community has figured out and fixed an amazing amount of things. Steve's D3D10 Fixer tool is just the latest in a long line of honorable work. This has actually improved the base rendering in D3D10 and I will argue extended the platform lifetime."
 
"So as issues are fixed there, and as 3rd party add-ons support D3D10, this path does add improved rendering scalability."
 
 

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:lol:

 

No, it's ok, Torium - just my sense of humour. I understand perfectly well what Phil's remarks meant! It's absolutely fine!!

 All the Best!

 

pj 

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