yea i was thinking of having that as the background and then like you say a different dial with the needle in a different position it would mean doing 20-30 dials for each sensor but i suppose the more dials the more it will look like the needle is flowing!
ive just added some needles and labels on the buttons to give a better idea, the real thing would have a better looking needle (and center of the dial LOL), plus what ever buttons are needed - for me it might be more dials and less buttons!
ive done it in photoshop but i havnt a clue how to use the skinning program!
Well for the skinning, I suggest each of the bottom buttons become just 1 button. Save the button and its shadow as a *.png and then the text will be the "NAME" of the button with "SHOWTEXT" as true.
For the dials on the analogue just click multi-image and then add each one. It becomes more self explanatory as you use it.
got the hang of it now, OMG it will take a long time!!
what about this that ive just stolen from some obd software, it comes with all the dials as seperate pics so it would just be a case of several THOUSAND images for the dials!!!! unless i didnt bother with speed and rpm!
Set the image above as the background, then just do one needle rotating around in whatever angle resolutions you want with a size equal to the largest dial. Then you can scale that down to whatever. Scaling down is much easier than upscaling for the program and it looks better usually. Of course the best look will be each size has its own set because if they are transparent you may get some artifacts...
how do you mean transparent and artifacts?
ok, how do i show the actual value of whats being read, i.e if im reading RPM and i want the RPM to be displayed in numbers? i dont need to have like 7000 images each with a different number do i? ive just been doing this skin for RR, not finished but i thought it would be ALOT more universal that the dials, plus it doesnt take so much faffing around!!
Not finished yet but i thought i would get some oppinions, as you can see i have boxes to display the info, but i want the numbers displayed 12v, 5500rpm etc, etc
I was thinking this could be the skin for Brain Fusion:
and then this as the skin for RR, as RR is set to always be on to it will cover the 800x50 blank at the top of the Fusion skin:
Leaving it looking like this:
I like it.
As for the value, if "Show Text" is true, then it will output the name and the value as text over the button (directly in the centre of the button).
So if you set name to "RPM" and have the equation as "t*2.0|t=VINC[!]" with the prefix and suffix blank then if the input voltage is 3 volts the button text will read "RPM: 6"
cool! so maybe i could have the top buttons inc the wrighting underneath as the button too and then et it not to display the name, just the numbers, then i could have the wrighting the same as RR font and the display like an old digital watch type look!
doing the needles isn't that crazy really, if the gauges are all the background image for that page then you would need maybe 30 different needle images, maybe 2 times for large & small. that's not hard at all & could be done, what are you thinking that would be "several thousand" images???
even if the gauges are all individual, you just assemble them into a background image & they stay static
you then create a square image & put a pinpoint in the center, this is the point the needle rotates on, 30 images should be more than enough resolution, these same 30 images can be ALL the needles for ALL the gauges, the square needs to be transparent though, that's were saving as a *.png comes in, cause png's support transparency so the gauge shows & the only non transparent part, which is the needle itself shows on top of the gauge.
each sensor reading would corilate to an image, from 1-30... no thousands of images necissary:)
I think you got the hang of it turbo. :D
Hows your skin coming along?