Character Images & Guild Tabard Generation

100 Human Priest
14160
After reading the blog post around the Character Image FAQ*, it states that there are 4 types of images available. These are:

  • An Armory profile image*
  • An Armory inset image*
  • An avatar image*
  • And a character card image*

Question 1:
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.

Question 2:
Currently, the Blizzard WoW API returns the following JSON regarding guild tabards:
"emblem":{"icon":194,"iconColor":"ff672300","border":4,"borderColor":"fff9cc30","backgroundColor":"ff9e0036"}
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.

Reference:
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

Edit:
Fixed some typos, etc.
Edited by Rhycon on 9/14/2012 12:41 PM PDT
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100 Draenei Paladin
14275
http://profiles.wowroster.net/armory/tabard.php?data=%7B%220%22%3A%2258%22%2C%22guild_id%22%3A%2258%22%2C%221%22%3A%22Eternal+Sanctum%22%2C%22guild_name%22%3A%22Eternal+Sanctum%22%2C%222%22%3A%22Zangarmarsh%22%2C%22server%22%3A%22Zangarmarsh%22%2C%223%22%3A%22US%22%2C%22region%22%3A%22US%22%2C%224%22%3A%220%22%2C%22faction%22%3A%220%22%2C%225%22%3A%22Alliance%22%2C%22factionEn%22%3A%22Alliance%22%2C%226%22%3A%22176%22%2C%22guild_num_members%22%3A%22176%22%2C%227%22%3A%221335187517%22%2C%22update_time%22%3A%221335187517%22%2C%228%22%3A%2225%22%2C%22guild_level%22%3A%2225%22%2C%229%22%3A%221495%22%2C%22achievementPoints%22%3A%221495%22%2C%2210%22%3A%2237%22%2C%22emblem_icon%22%3A%2237%22%2C%2211%22%3A%22ffdfa55a%22%2C%22emblem_icon_color%22%3A%22ffdfa55a%22%2C%2212%22%3A%2204%22%2C%22emblem_border%22%3A%2204%22%2C%2213%22%3A%22fff9cc30%22%2C%22emblem_border_color%22%3A%22fff9cc30%22%2C%2214%22%3A%22ff9e0036%22%2C%22emblem_bg_color%22%3A%22ff9e0036%22%7D

long url but thats one from my sites

http://profiles.wowroster.net/armory/index.php?p=ginfo&id=58

with that info you can generate a tabard image
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100 Human Priest
14160
09/14/2012 01:38 PMPosted by Zonous
http://profiles.wowroster.net/armory/tabard.php?data=%7B%220%22%3A%2258%22%2C%22guild_id%22%3A%2258%22%2C%221%22%3A%22Eternal+Sanctum%22%2C%22guild_name%22%3A%22Eternal+Sanctum%22%2C%222%22%3A%22Zangarmarsh%22%2C%22server%22%3A%22Zangarmarsh%22%2C%223%22%3A%22US%22%2C%22region%22%3A%22US%22%2C%224%22%3A%220%22%2C%22faction%22%3A%220%22%2C%225%22%3A%22Alliance%22%2C%22factionEn%22%3A%22Alliance%22%2C%226%22%3A%22176%22%2C%22guild_num_members%22%3A%22176%22%2C%227%22%3A%221335187517%22%2C%22update_time%22%3A%221335187517%22%2C%228%22%3A%2225%22%2C%22guild_level%22%3A%2225%22%2C%229%22%3A%221495%22%2C%22achievementPoints%22%3A%221495%22%2C%2210%22%3A%2237%22%2C%22emblem_icon%22%3A%2237%22%2C%2211%22%3A%22ffdfa55a%22%2C%22emblem_icon_color%22%3A%22ffdfa55a%22%2C%2212%22%3A%2204%22%2C%22emblem_border%22%3A%2204%22%2C%2213%22%3A%22fff9cc30%22%2C%22emblem_border_color%22%3A%22fff9cc30%22%2C%2214%22%3A%22ff9e0036%22%2C%22emblem_bg_color%22%3A%22ff9e0036%22%7D


Thanks Zonous! I've cleaned up the URL to make it easier to understand:
http://profiles.wowroster.net/armory/tabard.php?data={"0":"58","guild_id":"58","1":"Eternal+Sanctum","guild_name":"Eternal+Sanctum","2":"Zangarmarsh","server":"Zangarmarsh","3":"US","region":"US","4":"0","faction":"0","5":"Alliance","factionEn":"Alliance","6":"176","guild_num_members":"176","7":"1335187517","update_time":"1335187517","8":"25","guild_level":"25","9":"1495","achievementPoints":"1495","10":"37","emblem_icon":"37","11":"ffdfa55a","emblem_icon_color":"ffdfa55a","12":"04","emblem_border":"04","13":"fff9cc30","emblem_border_color":"fff9cc30","14":"ff9e0036","emblem_bg_color":"ff9e0036"}

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.
Edited by Rhycon on 9/17/2012 7:26 AM PDT
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100 Draenei Paladin
14275
https://github.com/Ulminia/wowapi

i have all the images and the gen file on there for people to use
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100 Human Priest
14160
09/14/2012 04:14 PMPosted by Zonous
https://github.com/Ulminia/wowapi

Thanks for the heads up! I'll star the repo for later use.

09/14/2012 04:14 PMPosted by Zonous
i have all the images and the gen file on there for people to use

Where did you find all of the images in the first place? Do you know of a URL provided off this site?
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100 Draenei Paladin
14275
i extracted the images from the game for use online
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100 Human Priest
14160
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
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100 Night Elf Hunter
14320
there are no transp images available from the wow servers you would have to look at doing 2d rendering and saving and i haven't found a fast way of doing it yet..
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100 Gnome Priest
13095
I have developed Tabard designer tool for our guild tabard contest.
http://tabard.gnomeregan.info/

This is totally inspired by this thread and I utilized https://github.com/Ulminia/wowapi a lot.
Thanks so much.
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90 Human Warlock
3205
Awesome!
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100 Night Elf Priest
19855
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:

http://profiles.wowroster.net/armory/tabard.php?data={"guild_id":"58","emblem_icon":"37","11":"ffdfa55a","emblem_icon_color":"ffdfa55a","emblem_border":"04","13":"fff9cc30","emblem_border_color":"fff9cc30","14":"ff9e0036","emblem_bg_color":"ff9e0036"}

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?
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90 Orc Warrior
2245
why alliance!!?!?
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