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Create Your Own Trainer Card.... Trainer!

Discussion in 'Questions and Site Feedback' started by Doctor Oak, Mar 12, 2007.

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  1. Doctor Oak

    Staff Member Overlord

    To go with the new tool added to the main site today, allowing anyone and everyone to create an attractive and useful Trainer Card in just 5 minutes or less, I also have a new project for anyone and everyone to get stuck into here on the forums!

    As you'll notice when using the Trainer Card Creator, the list of Trainers you have to choose from is made up solely of the Trainers in Diamond/Pearl, (unfortunately, for compatability reasons, I wasn't able to include the AG trainers here due to them being of a smaller size) but it doesn't have to remain that way!

    For any budding spriters out there, you can submit your own Trainer sprites to this topic and the best ones will be placed into the system for you - and everyone else - to choose and use.

    Obviously, this is great for getting to use your own character's sprites in the system, but similarly, it's a great opportunity to create some unique Trainer sprites that aren't based off anything but your imagination to help build the available options up and make the service even better for yourself and others to use.

    A few simple rules though:

    *All sprites must be 80x80 (so obviously, using D/P trainers as a base is advisable - you can find them all in this topic: http://forums.pokecharms.com/smf/index.php?topic=1228.msg7909#msg7909)

    *All images must be PNGs and MUST have a transparent background. They can be either 8-bit or 24-bit.

    *The work must be your own. No stealing another person's work and posting them, they probably wouldn't be best pleased to see it up on the site without me saying dick to them.

    *Anything you submit has to be something you're fine with anyone using. If you don't want to see other people creating Trainer Cards with your character's sprite in them, don't submit it.

    *Anything you submit CANNOT be withdrawn.

    *The judges for "best Trainers" as to which ones will be used will be the Admins obviously, AND your peers. Though if no comment is passed or if a clear decision cannot be reached, the Admins' vote is the overruling one. If the sprite is crap though, it aint being used.

    That's pretty much it...

    If you're viewing this after being linked here from the main site or another website and want to submit your Trainer image but DON'T have an account - this forum is now available for guests to post in so you can submit without registering if you don't want to. Hopefully you WILL want to register and stick around though - but there are obviously cases where people wont be up for it, so the option has been made available to those people.

    Thanks to anyone that takes part in this project, I look forward to seeing some interesting sprites.

    Hypotenuse Edit: PLEASE READ! There is a guide on making your sprites' backgrounds transparent HERE.
  2. I have four to submit: [​IMG], [​IMG], [​IMG] and [​IMG].

    Also, this is a sprite direct from a game, but I'd absolutely love for [​IMG] to be included. :D
  3. Linkachu

    Linkachu Hero of Pizza
    Staff Member Administrator

    Phoenix Wright sprite ftw! XD

    Your Miror B. isn't bad either. Nice sprites, TBA ^^
  4. Doctor Oak

    Staff Member Overlord

    I'm loving that Miror B Sprite, definitely a prime candidate.
  5. I'm thinking that you should add Shiny Pokemon Sprites to the list of Pokemon to choose from.

    P.S. How do mine look?
  6. Doctor Oak

    Staff Member Overlord

    Shiny Pokemon will be available later on. The sole reason they're not in there right now is 'cos it takes HOURS to do those portraits to use in the card and I couldn't be bothered doing all 493 again just for Shinies. They'll be there eventually though.
  7. Weeeeeee! thank you so much Oak. I always wanted to do this X3
  8. [​IMG] pleeeease?

    =] ))
  9. Apparently, this system can't do names with commas because I made up a second trainer card for a made up rival for myself, I couldn't think of a name so I had her named "David's Rival" and nothing beyond the "d" was visible. So I took out the comma and the name was fine.
  10. Erm...all my sprites are still on my old computer in an Appleworks file (so I can't switch 'em to my new, Appleworks-less MacBook), so I'll edit them in later...this is just a request (if this post is against the rules, I'll gladly delete it).

    Would it be possible to put in some of the trainer sprites from some of the other games? At the very least, I would like to have the male and female hero sprites from Ruby/Sapphire, Fire Red/Leaf Green, and Emerald...since I'd like to make a Fire Red trainer card. >_< (Sorry, I don't have them uploaded to the internet.)

    But I love the trainer card maker! I've used it twice already for my Diamond team! ^_^
  11. Hm... since no one in charge has commented, shall I assume that my sprites were okay? I know they are only slightly edited from the originals and I wasn't sure if that was okay or not.
  12. Nemesis

    Former Administrator

    Erm, well most of us don't HAVE DP seeing as it isn't out in English yet. As for Cherrim, the closed sprite will be on its Pokedex page on Charms. I would link you, but I can't be bothered.
  13. Spriting contest, yey! Some of my OC sprites- [​IMG] [​IMG]

    And Princess Snow (From the anime MAR) [​IMG]

    I'll prolly get more done later...
  14. Linkachu

    Linkachu Hero of Pizza
    Staff Member Administrator


    Another MAR fan, eh? I'd love to see a Ginta or Alviss ^_^

    Anyways, I like these, and the hippie girl. As soon as I figure out how to do transparent BGs with GIMP, I'll start posting some re-sized Advance Gen sprites. Here's hoping that the quality loss from enlarging them isn't too noticeable...

    [attachment deleted by admin]
  15. Doctor Oak

    Staff Member Overlord

    It'd probably help if you didn't save them as .jpgs. :p

    Also, I have to repeat the point that all the trainers must have a transparent background.
  16. Linkachu

    Linkachu Hero of Pizza
    Staff Member Administrator

    Sssh you. This alright?

    [attachment deleted by admin]
  17. Ah, how do I make a transparent background? *n00b*
  18. Doctor Oak

    Staff Member Overlord

    Some great trainers guys, but again, I have to point out that they need to have a transparent BG.

    I don't think Paint will let you do that, but free programs like GIMP will.

    That Harley is great by the way, I'd love to see people posting more anime based trainers - and I'm sure I'm not alone.

    Instead of adding every one's sprites...how bout an "i'll add my own trainer" choice leaving the trainer spot blank? Easy for you and us (if we frequently change our spirtes....)
  20. Doctor Oak

    Staff Member Overlord

    A) Because it leaves the option open to abuse, and would have to be moderated
    B) Because a lot of custom trainers are absolute keck.

    I feel this is the definite best solution.
  21. I spent about half an hour, and this is my first spritework, so no put downs. Please!

    [attachment deleted by admin]
  22. Linkachu

    Linkachu Hero of Pizza
    Staff Member Administrator

    If people are trying to add trainer sprites with no transparent BG you can just imagine how ugly they'd make the cards look ^^;
  23. Here's a Jessie from Team Rocket,

    [attachment deleted by admin]

  24. Oh. Right...

    [quote author=Linkachu link=topic=1379.msg12959#msg12959 date=1174220581]
    If people are trying to add trainer sprites with no transparent BG you can just imagine how ugly they'd make the cards look ^^;

    Mhmm. Silly people.

    Oh and btw....If anyone would like sprites but has no abbility to make them...I'll take request via PM or IM.
  25. Linkachu

    Linkachu Hero of Pizza
    Staff Member Administrator

    Don't worry about it too much. If worst comes to worst, I offer my time to edit the chosen sprites with transparent BGs (or Oakster can do it himself. Whichever).

    I have a request. DP-style Ash. Heck, even RS-style Ash would be nice. Gotta love boy-wonder ^^

    Edit: Forgot to mention it:
    That one I like, as it reminds me of the Lucario suit in Battle Rev. More of these with a variety of Pokemon would be nice ^^
  26. Eevee Lover

    Eevee Lover Guest

    OK, will try an Ash. I was wondering if he'd come up. Well I made myself a Trainer Card that I'll post here to.[​IMG]
    #26 Eevee Lover, Mar 18, 2007
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  27. If either of these are accepted I'll give them transparent backgrounds. ^_^

    [​IMG] Girl that looks like she's been laminated.
    [​IMG] This one was too large so I had to shrink it a bit and now it looks a little funny.


    [​IMG] This is an Ash revamp I did a while ago by request but it's so small it'd probably look weird on the cards. :p
  28. Eevee Lover

    Eevee Lover Guest

    Here's my Ash! By the way, that other Ash was on another site, I saw it awhile ago. So there's a copy-er for you guys! I know mine isn't that good, but oh well.
  29. You probably saw it either on PE2k, Pokemon RPG, or Pokemon Valley (unless I'm forgetting one). If you didn't, then they are the thief. Check before accusing someone of stealing, I don't appreciate it.
  30. Bren-Bren

    Bren-Bren Guest

    Yeah. This trainer card thing rocks but I'd like maybe some Older game sprites and Pokémorph options. :(
    #30 Bren-Bren, Mar 18, 2007
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  31. Hmm, well I can make Pokemorphs.

  32. *Transparisizes pics* Okay! Theyre ready to go! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    I assume the black will be gone if I get these in.
  33. Linkachu

    Linkachu Hero of Pizza
    Staff Member Administrator

    Advance gen sprites are on the way. They should all be available with the next trainer update (or most of 'em at least).
    #33 Linkachu, Mar 19, 2007
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  34. Any one for an anorexic Ash?

  35. StellarWind Elsydeon

    StellarWind Elsydeon Armblades Ascendant
    Staff Member Administrator

    I don't think you understand the point of this tool.

    Of course there's no 'personality' - it's automatic and computer-generated, and there's a limit to just how much you can customize things via code. Which means it should be appreciated for what it is. I'm assuming Alex did a hell of a lot of coding work to get this bloody remote copy-pasting to work.

    Worry not, though. This tool won't leave all the bored 'trainer-card-shop-ists' on without a line of work. Although, frankly, these people are a dime a dozen in places like Serebii, and thinning the herd to the point that only the people that make GOOD trainer cards will survive in the field would only do good to. Survival of the fittest, ya know.

    I'm glad that you're happy with your own personal trainer card. I've seen better, but I've also seen worse. Besides, think about this: In an actual physical PokéMon World, you wouldn't get much of a choice on customizing your trainer card. You'd get a standard issue trainer card, colorless, artless, anything you said. Because, there would be a million other trainers out there, and no one would have the time or would give a damn enough to customize your specific card. I suppose there will be people that will make fancier trading cards later on, but that would obviously cost you.

    Granted, I prefer doing my own trainer-card-work myself and customize my cards to death. That's fine. But a lot of people don't have the time or energy to do it, and want to jump in on the trainer-card-bandwagon easily, without waiting for some person they don't know to take - or not take - a request from them. And that's what things like this are for.

    In other words, kindly do not whine about it. The end.

    And physical Trainer Cards would be awesome, but how would they be generated, via the code of the games? >>
    #35 StellarWind Elsydeon, Mar 19, 2007
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  36. The thick outline reminds me of the Paper Mario style.
  37. Linkachu

    Linkachu Hero of Pizza
    Staff Member Administrator

    [quote author=Doctor Oak link=topic=1379.msg12747#msg12747 date=1173707793]
    Shiny Pokemon will be available later on. The sole reason they're not in there right now is 'cos it takes HOURS to do those portraits to use in the card and I couldn't be bothered doing all 493 again just for Shinies. They'll be there eventually though.


    And I agree with Stel. The whole point of an automated system like this is that it's accessible to everyone, namely the people who don't know how to make their own cards nor want to bother someone else with the task, can't be arsed to make one, or just want them now. If you want a custom card, all the power to you, but not everyone cares that much. And there's really nothing wrong with that.
  38. Doctor Oak

    Staff Member Overlord

    Please don't post your Trainer Cards in this thread, this topic is for submitting trainer sprites and discussion of the system only.

    *deletes previous posts*
  39. Now introducing...Teen Diner Waitress!


    she supposed to be tugging on her apron//dress
  40. trainer adam

    trainer adam Guest

    how do you get to make the trainer cards :'( I'm dieing to know
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