Defiant model....where can I post it?

Discussion in 'Internet Finds' started by ARMORMAN, Feb 29, 2004.

  1. ARMORMAN

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    I just completed a redraw (in Illustrator) of a ninjatoes Star Trek DS9 Defiant paper pattern. I sent it to him (as a surprise) and have received no response and I wanted to post it for anyone who wanted it....it's a 4.5 or so MEG .pdf file - 10 pages, no instructions (except a quick one I did on page one for one part) and I have not gotten around to build it yet (up to my ears in a FM4 Mecha...verrrrry cool). So, anyone have any ideas?

    Bill
  2. rickstef

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    You will have to wait til you get clearance from the original designer, I am a big trekkie, and I would love to have it, but I want to know that you have the permission to post his work.

    til that time, i will drool

    Rick
  3. neoneanderthal

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    a 4.5mb attachment as a surprise ... xxxx ... probly pressed delete .. :lol: .... try again ... message only
    n build it first ... lazy xxx :)
  4. ARMORMAN

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  5. rickstef

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    you can add pictures to your personal album, click on the album button at the top

    Rick
  6. bwallaw

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    Hey Guys

    At the ninjatoes site posted by ARMORMAN, the file when you click on the parts download link is a .rar file.

    What kind of download file is a .rar?
  7. rickstef

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    similar to a zip file, take a look for winrar, and you should be set

    Rick
  8. bwallaw

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    Hey guys

    Brief aside... in the site identified by ARMORMAN for the models in question, the parts download links are a .rar file.

    What is a .rar file?

    (sorry if this is a double-post)
  9. rickstef

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    look at my previous post ^^^^^^
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  11. Bradley

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    Defiant

    I for one would love to have your redrawn model. I tried to put the original together and never got it finished.
  12. ARMORMAN

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    redraw

    If people want to try the redraw (I have a list of other things I'm trying to complete before I can get to building it myself), I will do one massive email to me on Friday of the PDF file (as I have a 56k modem, it takes foeeeeeevvvverrrr....to upload) to those who are interested. Email me your address at my email: perry@crown.net and make sure that whatever mail service you have can handle a 5 Meg file (I DEFINITELY do NOT want a bounceback of this file).

    A-Man
  13. ButchPrice

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    .rar files

    .rar is a compression format much like zip. There are numerous free and shareware compression programs that can decompress them, WinRar is one,
    IZArc is anouther <http://izsoft.cjb.net>.
    IZArc supports the following archive file types:
    7-ZIP, A, ACE, ARC, ARJ, B64, BH, BZ2, BZA, CAB, CPIO, DEB, ENC, GCA, GZ, GZA, HA, JAR, LHA, LIB, LZH, MBF, MIM, PAK, PK3, RAR, RPM, TAR, TAZ, TBZ, TGZ, TZ, UUE, XXE, YZ1, Z, ZIP, ZOO

    Note the LZH , used by many japanese sites as well
    And it's FREE : )
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    Size does matter, less is more, GO VECTOR

    I don't understand. You redrew it in _ADOBE_ Illustrator, right? Vector, yes?
    Then why is it "150 dpi jpegs" and "a 5 Meg file"? I have Ninjatoes' model with reference images all packed into 800Kb ZIP file, why would a more efficient data method be larger?
    If not vector-PDF, how many colors are you using? An 8-bit GIF or BMP wouldn't have compression garbage, and 256-color BMPs compress via ZIP/RAR enormously (though some would complain about the size when decompressing).
  16. ARMORMAN

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    It is a medium rez jpeg ART file, not vector (I did not want jaggies); and I did not want to put out the original files. It is also in the million color range.
  17. wunwinglow

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    jaggies....

    ...er, it is bitmap files that give you jaggies. Vector files give crisp edges whatever the enlargement factor. If you are getting rough edges from a vector image, it is you printer settings that need sorting out.

    Tim
  18. ARMORMAN

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    OK, I wanted to check it out before I responded. Once upon a time, waaaay back when I did technical Illustration for a living, when we output Illustrator docs to pdfs, they looked and printed jaggy, so because the screen preview in the more recent version of acrobat showed the parts as jagged, I assumed that it would print the same. As I have just printed out another file that was an illustrator pdf and it printed smooth, I was wrong.

    Sorry.

    :oops:
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    Armorman,

    To get rid of the "jaggies" when viewing Acrobat files, go into Edit / Preferences / General... and then check the box for "Smooth Line Art". This changes how the vector images are displayed on your screen. At least that's where it is on Acrobat 5. I assume it's similar on version 6.

    Hope that helps.

    Roger
  20. charliec

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    Acrobat 6 is a little different - there is a "smoothing" option under preferences which has "smooth text", "smooth line art" and "smooth inages"
    turned on by default.

    Regards,

    Charlie