(Warning: I almost never update this.... lots of stuff missing especially within the last year and a half)
My Past Forum Sigs: (newest first)
Don't get me started... It was complicated. Thanks to SunyiNyufi for providing the render and concept.
The infamous troll sig which started a banana revolution.
The background is generated automatically based on the most recent anime that I've watched. The series' image is downloaded from mal automatically by the script, properly cached, and imagecopymerge()'ed into the sig. Then I overlay the border effects and other stuff for the images as transparent png's. The tricky part was just maintaining the alpha transparency (so dark theme users get the same reflection).
regretfully, I couldn't get compression to work properly, so this was never fully automated. I could get it to generate in php, but only a 1.5mb gif, which I had to manually compress in photoshop. I could have used ImageMagick's '-coalesce', but it's not supported on the host I wanted to use... *sigh*
...as far as I know this was the first mal signature to animate the actual update text.
Sigs Made for Others: (newest first)
Created for: Aeikai - 3/2009 - Theme: Code Geass (Lelouch)
Created for: CreedOfDeath - 3/2009 - Theme: Code Geass (Lelouch)
shameless abuse of default drop shadow; the perspective and lighting don't make sense, but oh well... ;)