Massive vouch for acap41, he's been handling my graphics since January 2011. He's the only source I see fit for making any banner work, template or custom both are great. Acap also listens to all of the clients needs, and wants during the entire process to make it as easy as possible on both ends.
Thanks, Adam! Here's the banner he ordered, for those who are interested:
I'll update this post with the other completed orders later this weekend. Stay tuned!
Quick update regarding my rush fees. I've only had a few people contact me about them, but I feel I should make it more clear. Below is the general guide.
Please read this as "Within x hours after paying the invoice: + $$$"
Within 6 hours: varies greatly
Within 12 hours: + $20
Within 24 hours + $10
Within 36 hours: + $5
Within 48 hours: no rush fee required.
Depending on the circumstances, prices may change or be unavailable.
Keep in mind that it is possible for me to finish a rush-fee-less banner quickly, but I cannot guaruntee the early delivery. If you can't pay a rush fee, please be able to wait up to 72 hours (3 days). That is, up to 24 hours for me to send and you to pay the invoice, then 48 hours for the banner to be made.
If anyone has further questions about this, or would like to confirm something before you purchase the banner, please let me know
-snip-Also, just a suggestions, when it shows the server IP on The Overlay, I would highly recommend you show it for longer! As a viewer, it is almost impossible to figure out the IP within the fraction of a second it's shown without having to watch it quite a few times. I know that when you know what the word you are looking at is, it's a lot easy to process, which may be why you and the people buying the banner don't pick up on it.
Thanks for the suggestion. Increasing the overall length of the banner is difficult due to compression issues, but the IP can be shown in a corner box (like it is in my "Kinetic Text" banner) rather than below the server's name upon request. That said, I don't think it's always necessary -- on most voting sites, the IP is either displayed (in copy/pastable text) below the banner.
Hey guys -- I'm considering giving away 1 template banner for free each month. Except for my "Kinetic Text" banner, they're all in the running. Please let me know which banner I should give away as a reply!
It's been over 2 years since I started selling banners on MCF, and quite a while since I last used this thread, but now I'm back! I'm selling templates for around $15. I've updated my 3 original templates:
and added 3 new ones to the list:
Feel free to comment with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have!
For those of you who don't know me, I'm ZGraphics, motion graphics designer and creator of the popular "3D" genre of banners. You can see my (slightly outdated) portfolio at http://zgraphics.org.
Over the past 5 months or so, I've planned to release a tutorial series on creating animated banners in Adobe After Effects. That time has finally come! Well, almost. The first video should be up later this week. Here's an update video with just a few more details:
If you haven't yet seen it, here's the trailer I released a few months ago:
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Hey Minecraftforums community, I'm acap41, also known as ZGraphics. I started making animated Minecraft banners in December 2012, and eventually created the '3D banner' style you now see on many server lists. I've created banners for popular servers such as Mineplex, MeepCraft, Mineslam, and many more as seen on my portfolio, http://zgraphics.org. Some examples of what I have created are below:
I'm beginning a tutorial series this summer, and in order to test some software and get a feel for youtube, I created a timelapse/speedart of creating an animated 3D banner. Check it out!