Not being able to redesign the logo/use a different font kind of limits the whole process - especially since that was created alongside the graphics for the last one. Fonts and design are part of the same deal - without this option, you are not asking for a new design, just a new background picture!! - which is a shame! ;)
SndCastie, If you'll look through the current banners you'll notice that only the name Renderosity uses that font. You'll only need the graphics that you downloaded to overlay onto your artwork. Remaining words can be a font of your choice. Therefore, kromekat, there is still flexibility within the font range and use. Renderosity and it's name/font is now a branded item, much like coca cola. It would make no sense to change such a recognizable name/typography. 8) Listen to me, talking like I'm admining this thread. But nevertheless, I'm sure this is the case.
This seems like a very great idea, especially for those of us whom are going to college for graphic design degrees. I will accept this challenge, but I agree with kromekat about the font, to not change it seems to change the aspect of changing the logo. Good luck to all whom enter.
Graphic designers usually work with some sort of design limitations. In this case the font. The font used will set the mood of an image. I'm certain that the font provided here establishes the atmosphere desired by those at Renderosity. I have no problem with using the "Renderosity Font"! . . . . . . Could you imagine someone using a font of let's say. . . . Circus or Vampire design?
When you say "a whole new look for Renderosity" does that include a bit more flashy chat? If we are going to represent ourselves as an art website, shouldn't we have a "flashy" chat? Check out the chat over at Eyeball Design. It's got a very "graphic srt site" feel to it.
About the font. It is a rather worrying sloppy traced version of the original font, I think when looking at the jpg file. When tracing the word in Illustrator I found a world of ugly details. So now I have a perfectly straight vector-version of the thing (Illustrator eps). Hell, I even made the dimensions of the big R and Y matching those of the other characters. All of which I consider a subtle but needed step to a better look for my favourite site. It looks like the original designers of the now worldwide branded Renderosity logotype did not buy the original font... Is this be something more people are interested in? I do not mind to hand it over to the kind admins to make available with this contest. Or post it in the Free Stuff area or something...
Okay! Thanks for reacting. I promise this will open up a whole lot of new possibilities to people. Those vectors can be imported in a lot of apps, including all kind of 3D programs that allow one to use The Brand in more creative ways! I think any MAC user can use the provided files. Back to the contest!
For those who need it, want it or can't convert it themselves...here is the Renderosity "logo" in .3ds format (138kb) http://www.mindvision.nl/rendero/Rendero.zip If you cant handle a zip file contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send the file unzipped by email. Good luck.
Fonts still not working on mac....I just get a peace of blank paper that can't open in any program... but I guess Ill just have move my stuff to my PC at home and not place the logo here at my mac (at work) But this will give my pictures lower quality cos Ill have to mail them to myself as .jpg ...I hate mac....
Czarinaqueen, that file that says download.ez...once its on your desktop, click on it to highlight it, but dont double-click it. Once its highlighted, click up on your top menu bar on the stuffit symbol . Then click Unstuff from the dropdown menu. That should do it.
czarianqueen, hyria's mom here, i see you use a mac...so do we. to open the ".ez" files you can do so in two ways. 1. in order to keep the file for later--in case you accidently delete it---use Zipit. You can get it at http://www.pure-mac.com/compen.html#zipit just drag/drop it onto this application to open it, or any zip file. 2. drag and drop onto stuffit expander application. this will unstuff it and it also deletes the original file so you may want to make a copy of it before you do so. this is also helpful because there are some zip files that won't open with zipit either.