[Ffmpeg-devel] FFmpeg naming and logo

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Sat Feb 18 11:40:28 CET 2006


On Sat, Feb 18, 2006 at 10:46:26AM +0100, Alexander Strasser wrote:
> Hi,
> Jindrich Makovicka wrote:
> > Luca Barbato wrote:
> > > Still in BN, I hope somebody could come up with something better, I'll
> > > play a bit on it the next week.
> > 
> > This is all nice, but it isn't a logo. You can put some random DCT & ME
> > stuff as a background watermark on the webpage, but having it in a
> > "logo" is silly. A logotype should be clean and simple, while you are
> > aiming to put there everything you like, which is the exact opposite.
> > 
> > Actually things like this almost always appear in any public logo
> > competition. It makes me constantly amazed how otherwise very
> > intelligent people come up with such stuff... haven't they _ever_ seen a
> > logo?
>   I agree that Micheals sketch is not suited in all it's details for
> a logo in all sizes, but i still like it (would be cool for the ffmpeg
> homepage probably). Anyway i think often it is best to have a logo
> in variation for some size ranges, just consider this one for the
> biggest sizes.
>   Anyway here is yet another draft at putting it in a vector format.
> Download the ps here:  http://www.fh-worms.de/~inf150/p/ffmpeg-logo-3.ps 

nice :)

> (I hope it doesn't contain too many bugs *g* )

* above the sigma its N-1
* the first 3 in the vlc table should be -3 or is it completely behind the p?
* the median(...) thing looks like it has been written by a drunken monkey 
  it has too many bugs to count ;)

overall i like your "logo" best though
one thing i would like to see (dunno how or if that can be done with all
this vector stuff) is a more 3D look (shadows, bumpmap ...)



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