Modernity Skin Project Worklog for Fusion Brain
I suppose here is as good a place as any to keep track of what I'm doing. So many people on this thread have had great ideas on what to do with this fine product, and I'm hoping to let my skin benefit from all of that, in return I plan to work on this skin with the full intention of making it something everyone could use regardless of vehicle or desired options. Each catagory of use will be an option that can be turned on and off in either a setting page or a 'wizard' - series of pages. I plan to include everything, windows and sunroofs, security system type of stuff (ignition and locks), HVAC, engine and drivetrain, chassis and suspension, pretty much everything, and if I haven't caught something important with those broad strokes just then, it's because I'm a little tired right now. I'm not too far along but I'll post what I have, for feedback and ideas.
I'm no artist and images are hard for me, so if someone want's to jump in and work on this with me, I'm open. I'd be willing to put design decesions to committee, so to speak. I'd like to include images like cutout views and such, it will be fun to use them to navagate with. I've barely begun, here's what I've got so far; introducing modernity:
(Most Recent Screenshot is the top pic, all others are the original progression)
What do you think of my new idea for a format, I think maybe it will blend better with other FE skins:
Uh oh, I'm running out of tabs.
Time for the next oil change?
all of the stuff I would rather get from OBD could go here, maybe some cool effeciency and HP equations working behind the scenes.
all the climate controls with a cool graphic(maybe in a seperate A/C performance page.
door open indications, zone alarms,etc. Maybe even a keypad lock.
I'm thinking along with other things you like to see when cruising (in the absense of GPS), a radar detector interface would be good here.
Like I've said, I've never done this before, but there's only one way I know of to learn.
The goal I have in my head is to let the background stay pleasant to look at, but monochromatic enough to let the important stuff pop out, data will have more color. This should cut down on any distraction issues.