Minifig SVG Decal Repository on GitHub
Download as Zip-file
Browse our homepage
We also have a flickr Group.
Where are the SVG files:
We keep the svg files on GitHub. Just download the zip if you don't want to bother with that. We're also currently working out the kinks in our web appearance, that will make browsing the repository easier.
I want to join:
Great. Introduce yourself in this thread. Obviously we do expect you to work with SVG files and to have a GitHub account.
Learning SVG is real easy and intuitive. GitHub is also really simple, I just suck at explaining. Let's hope that Nick or Vynsane write a simpler introduction.
What's this SVG?
SVG is an open fie format, that describes pictures as mathematical functions. As such they loose no detail through scaling. They are also easy to edit because unlike raster images (jpg, png and so on) I can still move a line around after I'm done.
Do you take requests?
Those of us that do take requests check the Decal Wish List every once in a while. Do not post requests in this thread!
Are you gonna answer all requests?
No. Just like everyone else answering requests, we do not feel obligated to answer each one.
How can I improve my chances of a request being answered?
- Be polite. Aside from the obvious, it also means to obey the rules set forth in the opening post of the Decal Wish List.
- Only post to request or answer a request. Everything else is considered noise.
- Fun requests are more likely to be fulfilled than boring ones. Every decal creator defines fun differently.
- Make it appealing. One way to achieve this is to make the request appear minimal in time consumption.
- Be precise.
- Add links to reference material.
- Be precise.
I want to tell XX how awesome he is and that he rocks
Every decal creator loves to hear that. The most effective way to do this is also the one where the artist gets maximum attention. Look for his personal thread and tell him there. If you can't find one make one. Seriously a thread dedicated to a decal creator is the most flattering thing around.
Your writing sucks
I know. Send me a PM with corrections if it bothers you.
Dear fellow decal creators,
would anyone be interested in collaborating? Before I describe what I want to achieve, let me explain how I work.
I store all my svg sources in a local concurrent versioning system (git). This allows me to access historic versions of my files and I don't have to fear accidentally deleting something important. At least not if I have put it under version control. I also started to assemble a library of common elements, like muscles, belts, skirts and so forth. These can then be easily integrated in future works. Using svg gives me a small source file size and enables me to easily edit my work later.
Is anyone also working like this, or interested in doing so? Essentially I'd move my local store to github, thus opening my library for others to use and encourage others to submit new pieces as well.
I'm not proposing to leave brickshelf/flickr or eurobricks to present the final rasterized image. I'm suggesting to create a resource for those creating decals.
Long term goals
My hope is that over time the library would grow to a point where it is a standard resource. Maybe even collecting all hints, tips and tutorials in one place.
Is anyone of you decal creators interested in such an approach?
Edited by Emperor Krulos, 07 August 2012 - 08:27 PM.