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epicninja2 02-17-2013 09:24 PM

cannon characters
 
Hello. I have been playing STO for a couple of months and been trying to get my vulcan characters to look like Spock and Tuvok. However I can't seem to find a guide or something like from stowiki for a guide. Does anyone know how I can make my characters look more like the characters from the series?

logicalspock 02-17-2013 09:49 PM

By cannon characters, you mean Bullet Bill from Mario?

I have sympathy for your plight and I would love a third party database for uploading our creations, but officially Cryptic neither encourages nor endorses reproducing the likeness of any actor or even their character in most cases.

ryeknow 02-17-2013 09:53 PM

Canon damn it. Not Cannon.

f9thaceshigh 02-17-2013 10:01 PM

yeah, unfortunately they won't let you make toons that look too close to canon characters, it's got to do with licensing the actor's likeness. In some of the species, they even block certain features that would allow you to make a toon that looks like that character. For example, vulcans don't have access to the hairstyles that look like Spock or Tuvok's hair, likewise, the Android Veteran BOFFs can't use the slicked back hair that looks like Data's, and Klingons can't wear Worf's hairstyle (although they can wear his forehead ridges).

captainbmoney 02-17-2013 11:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ryeknow (Post 8141881)
Canon damn it. Not Cannon.

One Hundred times this.

avarseir 02-18-2013 12:33 AM

I think he meant this:

http://www.atariprotos.com/other/sears/cannonman.htm

Kinda makes sense since its by Atari.

logicalspock 02-18-2013 12:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by f9thaceshigh (Post 8141961)
yeah, unfortunately they won't let you make toons that look too close to canon characters, it's got to do with licensing the actor's likeness. In some of the species, they even block certain features that would allow you to make a toon that looks like that character. For example, vulcans don't have access to the hairstyles that look like Spock or Tuvok's hair, likewise, the Android Veteran BOFFs can't use the slicked back hair that looks like Data's, and Klingons can't wear Worf's hairstyle (although they can wear his forehead ridges).

I don't think that is intentional but simply a lack of tech. I've made plenty of characters that look a lot like canon copies, including an android with slicked-back hair. In fact, I have seen a very good facsimile of a Soong android running around and I think one of my borg bridge officers looks just about as close to Tasha Yar as Cryptic's "licensed" version.

The bottom line though is that not portraying the likeness of actors is part of the terms of service so Cryptic is probably not going to want its official forums to be used to promote tips on how to do it.

That is why I would like to see a third part sight where people can upload their creations.

epicninja2 02-18-2013 12:15 PM

haha gotta love mispells


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