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Master Chief Adiumy

Master Chief Adiumy

Submitted By Epyon (Epyon)


I'm a huge Halo fan, and couldn't resist the idea of making an MC dock icon. It's based on simple pencil sketch that I colored on my Powerbook. Here are the states:

No weapons - Offline
SMG/Plasma Rifle - Online
Battlerifle - Away
Sword - Idle
Active Camo - Invisible
Grenade toss/explosion - Alert

Please leave comments and requests. This is my first dock icon, so if I missed something or you want something added, then by all means, let me know.

Next Revision Level 2.0
- I lost my layered image file that had *all* of the colored images, shading, etc... I'm back to my scanned line art. So for the next version, I'm going to do start over and make it look better. I'm targeting the beginning of September. It won't look substationably different, but it should look cleaner and just better overall. I'll also work on an Elite one while I'm at it.



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# by Githon on 07/17/05 at 01:36:57


Different colors are definitely a must. An Elite version would also be cool.

Something I'd like to see is for Invisible, instead of having the camo powerup, have Master Adiumy be camo with the funky little Predator effect they have.

Which icon means which status could also be a little more clear. Maybe something as simple as it saying on the visor, or having the visor change colors with the status.

# by Rules54 on 07/06/08 at 08:52:56

I Think it's great how you made a MC dock icon but not to be rude, the helmet dosent look good.

# by Catalist on 07/17/05 at 13:10:54

I was actually going to make a MC dock icon but coldent figure out how. Could you e-mail me with instructions.

# by PeaceTrain67 on 03/10/07 at 09:07:48

ya, tell me how to. can you just put the instructions up here? otherwise, ill give you my email ddress but its not working rkight now. i know a ton of people would like to learn and it would be great if everyone had, like, a source to do so (this thread). by the way, 5 stars/ducks, very nice good movements

# by on 07/17/05 at 16:47:23

sniper rifle would be cool.

possible funcion to create own mixtures by preference for weapons/states?

# by on 07/17/05 at 18:45:53

Very nice, mabye a rocket launcher could do the job, have u thought about dual SMG's, also i would like to see the MC with Active camoflague. Could you send me the instructions on how to do this?
P.S. Looks Gr8

# by Joe on 07/18/05 at 07:00:55

Needs Work, Lots of work. Add some shading to give it a more 3d effect. Also a few battle damage scratches. Try using photoshop or something. You can go to for some cool photoshop effects. It looks like It was done using Paint.

# by infinity on 07/18/05 at 07:55:41

I was really hoping that someone would do something like this. A couple suggestions, though. First, add more frames to the alert state. The grenade explodes and then it starts over again. It seems too quick. Maybe add some smoke after the explosion or something like that to make the transition better. Another suggestion is that maybe you should have him shooting his guns for the alert state. Anyways, nice work. I really love it.

# by Epyon on 07/19/05 at 19:50:44

Hi all. Thanks for the comments.

I actually used Seashore, a simple version of Gimp to make the dock icon. If you look, I did in fact do a lot of shading, but I kept it muted to match the default Adium dock icon's range of light and darks. It's really simple to change the light/shadow's though and I'll loook into making the shading a bit more noticeable for the next release. As for battle damage, I went off Bungie's model and there's very little scuffing/etc... on the upper body. I didn't want to get to out of control, so I left the armor "mint." Again, I'll look into adding a few scuff's here and there.

As for making the the invisible state like real camo, I'd like to do that and will work on it for the next release. When I was making the skin, there was no support for invisible state (dock icon-wise), but I had already drawn, scanned and colored the active camo pyramid. So I threw it in there right before release. Since I had done most of the work.

As for distinguishing betweens states better, I did the best for what I like. :p I *really* don't like little signs that say "Away" or "Idle." And since the MC's visor is always gold, I like keeping it like that. I think it takes very little time to get used to linking weapon combo's to various states.

As for firing his guns for alert state, that, unfortunately, won't be happening. You see, if you're away and receive an alert it uses the same alert as if you're idle and receive an alert. So if I add muzzle fire for the the BR (away) that will also be overlayed on top of the SMG and Plasmarifle (online). It's a limitation on Adium's side. Although I would like that a lot more.

For the grenade explosions, it is admittedly fast. This is my first dock icon, so I'm still playing around with overlays and frames and such. There is actually a smoke cloud afterward (it's fast). I'll work on this for the next release.

As for other weapons and such, I can draw them, color them and include them in the next release. However, it'll be up to you to modify the dock icon to use the different images. It's not very user friendly, but it is simple once you figure it out.

Elite/Arbitor editions aren't going to happen anytime soon (soonest = September). The next release is targeted for mid-August. I'm pretty busy with summer school (Mechanical Engineering == HARD), so it'll have to wait.

Thanks for all the comments/suggestions. Keep 'em coming!

~ Epyon

P.S. if you want to learn how to make your own dock icons, check out the forum (link is in the top left of every AdiumX(tras) page).

# by Epyon on 07/19/05 at 19:51:43

Sorry about the above. I didn't release that it didn't include hard returns. :p

# by infinity on 07/23/05 at 15:28:26

Something that you might want to consider is changing the faceplate a little bit. The... big oval thing in the center seems a little low. Maybe if you moved it up a bit or stretched it out a little it might look better. Another thing I thought I should mention is that the faceplate should be reflective. Perhaps you should consider making it more shiny. Especially it you are going to be adding more shading to the battle armor. Thanks for the great icon!

# by Epyon on 07/26/05 at 11:08:27

Consider it on the "update" list.

# by Joli on 07/30/05 at 08:12:29

I love it! : D I've been using the original green duck because I couldn't find any others i actually enjoyed... this one is the best : )

# by on 08/03/05 at 16:24:39

all i am saying is....

# by robinmdh on 02/09/06 at 09:52:14

do you know red vs blue? id like a donut one (check out

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