Topic Character Images & Guild Tabard Generation
Edited by Rhycon on 9/14/12 12:41 PM (PDT)
After reading the blog post around the Character Image FAQ*, it states that there are 4 types of images available. These are:
I'm curious to see if there is access to any character images with a transparent background. I understand how these images are created, and I know that Blizzard obviously pulls back just the render without a background in some fashion. Is there any talk, or a URL that wasn't released to retrieve just the character image with a transparent background. This request is similar to how FigurePrints* functions today.
Currently, the Blizzard WoW API returns the following JSON regarding guild tabards:
I'm looking at creating a similar tabard as this site uses, but I'm not sure where to get the images for the icons. I'm also aware that recreating those tabards, is not an easy feat as they are currently generated by the JS using the canvas element.
Any help is greatly appreciated, and thanks in advance.
Character Image FAQ - http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/1241418
Rhycon Profile Image - http://us.battle.net/static-render/us/emerald-dream/100/68221540-profilemain.jpg
Rhycon Inset Image - http://us.battle.net/static-render/us/emerald-dream/100/68221540-inset.jpg
Rhycon Avatar Image - http://us.battle.net/static-render/us/emerald-dream/100/68221540-avatar.jpg
Rhycon Character Card - http://us.battle.net/static-render/us/emerald-dream/100/68221540-card.jpg (No longer in use by this site, as it seems)
My Character's FigurePrints - http://www.figureprints.com/wow/Customize.aspx?id=6163447&n=Rhycon&r=Emerald+Dream&pid=0
Fixed some typos, etc.
long url but thats one from my sites
with that info you can generate a tabard image
Edited by Rhycon on 9/17/12 7:26 AM (PDT)
Thanks Zonous! I've cleaned up the URL to make it easier to understand:
That kind of solves part of my issue, but can you post the tabard.php file somewhere for us to view on how you accomplished this? I would hate to have to build a tool to hotlink to that site to render a single tabard. I'm looking to see mainly where to gather the icons for the border, and the actual icon itself.
Thanks for the heads up! I'll star the repo for later use.
Where did you find all of the images in the first place? Do you know of a URL provided off this site?
Thanks again Zonous, your repo is extremely helpful!
I'm still looking to see if anyone knows of a URL that offers transparent images of the requested toon.*
Refer to my post at the top for clarification
By the way, guys, you don't need to send all that information in the URL. I was able to see the tabard just with this:
If you're doing that programmatically, you'll want to url encode the query string.
Do any of you guys know if there is a way to generate a larger version of the tabard, or is it based solely on the static images Rhycon has in his github repository?