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    Here is my first try at making a skin for Media Engine Skin.

    Tell me what you guys think, I might add car badges to be in the center of the first image. I redid all the buttons and images.






    - 3+ years & still no carputer!
    - Done collecting parts
    - Currently planning setup

  • #2
    very nice work
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    80% done

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    • #4
      Hey thanks a lot CarComp, Hijinks!

      Yeah I'll be interested in releasing the skin in future updates.
      - 3+ years & still no carputer!
      - Done collecting parts
      - Currently planning setup

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      • #5
        I really like your buttons and skin, but I dont really like the background. I would prefer a solid black background. The mediaengine skinmaker puts the background behind the buttons on the main menu, so I get a black background with the original background behind and around your buttons. Could you please make a skin with a solid black background or send me the 6 menu buttons so I can do it.





        Thanks
        mike
        91 cadillac sedan deville, winXP, FV25 with Celeron 800, Redant 7" widescreen in dash, Opus DC-DC, Irman, Digital Cable remote(lots of buttons), 120 gig 7200rpm 8meg cache WD hard drive, VI power mobile HD rack, mediaengine

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        • #6
          Looks good, where can i download it?
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          • #7
            Originally posted by Michael Szilagyi
            I really like your buttons and skin, but I dont really like the background. I would prefer a solid black background.
            I'll try if I get a chance later on.

            Originally posted by Michael Szilagyi
            The mediaengine skinmaker puts the background behind the buttons on the main menu, so I get a black background with the original background behind and around your buttons. Could you please make a skin with a solid black background or send me the 6 menu buttons so I can do it.
            Media engine skinmaker does not put in the background as part of the button. You actually have to cut a square shape of the picture (with a paint proggie) w/ the background. In order to make the buttons blend in seemless in media engine. So the buttons are really squares. I hope I made some sense.

            Originally posted by GuRuGoD
            Looks good, where can i download it?
            Its part of the latest MediaEngine 177BETA download.
            - 3+ years & still no carputer!
            - Done collecting parts
            - Currently planning setup

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            • #8
              What program are you using to develop those icons and background? Photoshop? I want to develop my own icons and skins but I want to know what prog you use. Also do you use the skinmaker to put it all together, cause I've had trouble with it in the past.

              Thanks
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              • #9
                Originally posted by themurph1018
                What program are you using to develop those icons and background? Photoshop?
                Photoshop, Yes! The background isn't mine. The icons images arent mine but I did the aqua effect on the icons themselves. After multiple layers I saved it as one .jpg picture. Then cut out "squares" of the images and align them in skinmaker.


                Also do you use the skinmaker to put it all together, cause I've had trouble with it in the past.
                The only thing skinmaker does is assign functions and align the "squares." I made the "squares" in photoshop to match the background so it would look like a seemless picture. It was a pain in the *** to get the images to match up, took me about 15-20 minutes to get it right.

                For the rest of the lower interface buttons I just remade them in photoshop. They where about 8 layers each. Skinmaker does not do any of this. You still have to make a selected image and a "normal" image for each button in photoshop.

                This is not meant to discourage but to let you guys know its gonna take a while to make a skin. I think it took me about 10-12 hours during a 2 week period for the whole reskin.

                Hope this helps
                - 3+ years & still no carputer!
                - Done collecting parts
                - Currently planning setup

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by Mitokondria
                  This is not meant to discourage but to let you guys know its gonna take a while to make a skin. I think it took me about 10-12 hours during a 2 week period for the whole reskin.

                  Hope this helps
                  But, do you feel it was worth it..?
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                  • #11
                    Hell yeah it was worth it!!

                    Hey I'm still learning the tricks of photoshop!!
                    - 3+ years & still no carputer!
                    - Done collecting parts
                    - Currently planning setup

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                    • #12
                      Hehe.. SkinMaker was created so you guys would not have to mathematically calculate percentages based on button height vs. screen height...


                      You guys *almost* ended up having to type all this crap out...
                      [NumberofIcons]
                      count=6
                      [Skinfo]
                      SKName=Aqua
                      SKAuthor=Mitokondria
                      [MenuIcon1]
                      IconLeft=0.28125
                      Icontop=0.109375
                      IconWidth=0.186263
                      IconHeight=0.2482639
                      Function=1
                      IconPictureSel=playmp3menusel.jpg
                      IconPictureUnSel=playmp3menu.jpg
                      of_left=3
                      of_right=2
                      of_above=3
                      of_below=2
                      [MenuIcon2]
                      IconLeft=0.5265625
                      Icontop=0.1112847
                      IconWidth=0.186263
                      IconHeight=0.2517361
                      Function=2
                      IconPictureSel=playlistmenusel.jpg
                      IconPictureUnSel=playlistmenu.jpg
                      of_left=1
                      of_right=5
                      of_above=1
                      of_below=5
                      [MenuIcon3]
                      IconLeft=0.172526
                      Icontop=0.375
                      IconWidth=0.186263
                      IconHeight=0.2482639





                      ALSO, there is going to be a skin upload page soon. Just to let you know. We are working on it.
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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by CarComp
                        ALSO, there is going to be a skin upload page soon. Just to let you know. We are working on it.
                        Cool I've got some new ideas brewing!
                        - 3+ years & still no carputer!
                        - Done collecting parts
                        - Currently planning setup

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                        • #14
                          Aright awesome, Im gonna get crackin on my own skin. Hopefully it will turn out just as good as yours.

                          Thanks
                          Maroon Monte Carlo In process of Being Pimped Out.

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                          • #15
                            I've got a few ideas of my own, now if I could only have more time...dammit
                            [H]4 Life
                            My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
                            It will be done sometime in the next generation.
                            I'm a lesbian too.
                            I am for hire!

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