1. If you're looking for help-related things (for example, the key rebinding tutorial), please check the FAQ and Q&A forum! A lot of the stickies from this forum have been moved there to clean up space.
    Dismiss Notice

Show your Custom Signs!

Discussion in 'Starbound Discussion' started by Beatrice, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. Skhmt

    Skhmt Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    The sign shop is in the outpost. It lets you wire, copy, light, create, and animate signs.

    It started as a mod but it's a vanilla part of the game now.
  2. Rainbow Dash

    Rainbow Dash Oxygen Tank

    heres mine
    one of my fav images on the internet =D
  3. Animaster78900

    Animaster78900 Cosmic Narwhal

    Just finished making a couple of animated signs to identify lockers.

    the red marker in between the signs tells you what lockers have what, left and right:
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2015
    neil_v, Varixai, EvilDylan182 and 5 others like this.
  4. cooltv27

    cooltv27 Giant Laser Beams

    took me a second to understand what you meant, but that is an amazing idea! im totally not gonna steal that and show my friends as if I came up with that
    The Squid likes this.
  5. Animaster78900

    Animaster78900 Cosmic Narwhal

    lol, go ahead. I'm sure out of the several thousand that play this game, at least 1 other person could have come up with this.
    Skhmt likes this.
  6. Oddbrother

    Oddbrother Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    Game over screens can be signs, too.

    Attached Files:

  7. Animaster78900

    Animaster78900 Cosmic Narwhal

    Made a computer monitor. The game on screen looks very familiar


    also fixed the nav screen, now looks like an exact scale model of the nav window:

  8. Skhmt

    Skhmt Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    That's a lot of cats.
    Mackinz likes this.
  9. Animaster78900

    Animaster78900 Cosmic Narwhal

    I was grinding the mining mission for the hatch doors, picked up a cat per run. I have 5 cats. lol
  10. Skhmt

    Skhmt Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    How do you collect the doors? Can you break stuff after you finish the mission?
  11. Animaster78900

    Animaster78900 Cosmic Narwhal

    the doors are blueprint for the hatches/doors from the mining mission are inside crates and lockers. It may take you several tries to get the hatch, you could also get very lucky and get it on your first try. Either way, it's not a very hard mission, so just bum rush the whole thing.
  12. baltosaa

    baltosaa Big Damn Hero


    It's supposed to resemble an ancient cave drawing of sorts, just more futuristic.

    It's "symbolic" of how Avians, although they don't possess wings, can still fly using SPAAAAAACE-ships. ^.^
  13. The Squid

    The Squid Master Astronaut

    I can only make signs with my name on them.:(
    EvilDylan182 likes this.
  14. SeaJay

    SeaJay Hard-To-Destroy Reptile

    This is cool. I do the same thing, except not animated.

    If the text scrolled up and down that'd be sweet.
  15. Nibolas O Anelbozas

    Nibolas O Anelbozas Giant Laser Beams

    Is there a trick to do this? i mean, i can do 2 or 3 signs that joins together, but more than that i can't align
    Well...i figured out by myself and inspired by @Vrow i made this :
    (it was supposed to be a floran)
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2015
    TrueEdge, The Squid and Vrow like this.
  16. CrusaderDeleters

    CrusaderDeleters Void-Bound Voyager

    Yes. :p
    Grab something like Paint.net. Make an image that is exactly a multiple of 32 wide and 8 tall. Don't make it too big, or you won't be able to fit it on your ship. Now save the image.
    Then, you start up a new image, 32 wide by 8, and leave this blank. Now here is where the fun starts, From the top-left most corner, select an area 32w by 8h, and cut and paste it into your 32x8 image repository that you just made.
    Use this as a reference to make your signage sign. When done with the first sign, make a sign with all the colors you used on it. You don't want to have mismatching colors, now do you? :p Just take the colors you used, and make a 2x2 square for each of them.
    When you add a new color, add to the color pallet.
    Now that you're done making your first piece of the sign (and a pallet), go back to paint.net, and take the next 32x8 chunk, right from under the first one you made. Paste it into the 32x8, and use the small one again as reference. Repeat until you're done with the image.
    Note: It doesn't matter if you go top-down, left-right, diagonally, or just random. You only need to make sure that you're grabbing a 32x8 chunk and you can grab the rest of the image as 32x8 chunks if you do. T-D, and L-R is the easiest ways to do it.
    As you can see, the red highlighted section right above the "d" is my 32x8 selection. You can see at the bottom left hand corner the top-left pixel selected (96, 8), and my selection size (32x8).
    Take the top left pixel selected, and divide the first by 32 and second by 8. You get 3, 1. (Programmers get why this is, but) This means that selected the 4th chunk right, and second chunk down.
    I mostly did top-down, but since three panels were the same thing top and bottom, I removed the other two and printed exactly three of each of the border.
    This is where you paste the 32x8 chunks to. When I did all of my signs, I forgot that P.N had a grid feature. Iamnotasmartman.png.
  17. Skhmt

    Skhmt Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    Or... Use starbound sign converter.
    /shameless advertising
    Vrow likes this.
  18. CrusaderDeleters

    CrusaderDeleters Void-Bound Voyager

    That makes things so much easier. But it feels a lot better (to me, that is) when you take the time and know you wasted time.
    /shameless hard work
    Nibolas O Anelbozas likes this.
  19. Nibolas O Anelbozas

    Nibolas O Anelbozas Giant Laser Beams

    I KNOW! That feeling when you look at your sign and be like "Yeah...worth every minute"
    ALSO i made this:
    It is wise to know your enemy
  20. CrusaderDeleters

    CrusaderDeleters Void-Bound Voyager

    The first one is kinda meh with the face (I'd work on that), but I adore the second one. And if you can, try moving text (moving up) and with that little graph at the bottom.
    Nibolas O Anelbozas likes this.

Share This Page