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    Well guys I havent been around for a while since school and all. I made this new skin with the buttons towards the edges and it seems Media Engine places the buttons on top of the interface, meaning the "off icon" and lower "clock bar" are covered all together, yet ME works fine.

    I will be uploading this skin soon to the Media Engine website http://www.zcentric.com/~mitcht/index.php.

    I purposely placed the icons on the edges so if anyone decides they want to chage the background they can do so as they please.

    I'll include a read me file and this skin also contains BOTH GPS and External Apps icons.

    Since I have received / been asked several requests from people on changing icon themes, backgrounds and colors etc. I've agreed to work on a tutorial on how to make skins for media engine using adobe photoshop and skinmaker. Most of the work is done in photoshop. Skinmaker is used last to place the icons and assign functions. I don't mind helping out with questions just that requests for personalization is very time consuming.

    I'll continue on making new skins . Someone is bound to find one for their liking.

    I will be working on making different steel backgrounds for car logos and then maybe stereo equipment. I will eventually make a background for every car manufacturer that I will release in packs, if its okay with the ME guys!

    Here are the teasers!







    More car logos coming soon.





    You can swap the background with any image.

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

  • #2
    Keep up the good work. How bout a Pontiac symbol?
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    • #3
      Re: Another ME Skin

      Originally posted by Mitokondria
      I will be working on making different steel backgrounds for car logos and then maybe stereo equipment. I will eventually make a background for every car manufacturer that I will release in packs, if its okay with the ME guys!
      Sounds good to me! They look great. Are you Skinning the other pages too? I've added an option to turn off the borders and background on the shapes. That way you can make a seamless interface for all the pages!

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      • #4
        When are you going to release it. I really want the BMW one.

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        • #5
          Re: Re: Another ME Skin

          Originally posted by az1324
          Are you Skinning the other pages too?
          As in the rest of the car logos or making new buttons for the controls on the bottom?
          - 3+ years & still no carputer!
          - Done collecting parts
          - Currently planning setup

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          • #6
            Originally posted by e36mp3
            When are you going to release it. I really want the BMW one.
            I'll upload the skin this friday. If I can make a decent amount of logo backgrounds ( I've made 14 so far ) I'll include them in a zip file.
            - 3+ years & still no carputer!
            - Done collecting parts
            - Currently planning setup

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            • #7
              Re: Re: Re: Another ME Skin

              Originally posted by Mitokondria
              As in the rest of the car logos or making new buttons for the controls on the bottom?
              I'm talking about a graphic that seamlessly integrates the buttons at the bottom with the labels and all the rest. When the new option is clicked, there are no borders at all, so everything should be accounted for in the background image. This is in reference to the screens other than the main menu.

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              • #8
                Re: Re: Re: Re: Another ME Skin

                Originally posted by az1324
                I'm talking about a graphic that seamlessly integrates the buttons at the bottom with the labels and all the rest. When the new option is clicked, there are no borders at all, so everything should be accounted for in the background image. This is in reference to the screens other than the main menu.
                Cant wait to see it.
                - 3+ years & still no carputer!
                - Done collecting parts
                - Currently planning setup

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                • #9
                  Mito- Are you aware of the new release of skinmaker? Its the one with the new splash screen. SkinMaker 1.4.0.
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                  • #10
                    Hey Mitokondria

                    Could you make one with the Chevy Xtreme Logo in the middle?
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by xanimal
                      Hey Mitokondria

                      Could you make one with the Chevy Xtreme Logo in the middle?
                      If I get a chance yes. I was thinking of doing manufacture performance parts as well.

                      Maybe STI, SVT, mazdaspeed, etc.

                      All in good time young grasshopper.
                      - 3+ years & still no carputer!
                      - Done collecting parts
                      - Currently planning setup

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                      • #12
                        Are you going to post these skins in the standard format generated by SkinMaker as a zip file on the MediaEngine website? I would like for you to.

                        Just have them in the regular:

                        SKIN NAME (DIR)
                        SKIN NAME.skn

                        If you have custom fonts, put those outside of the SKIN NAME directory. Put them in the same dir as the .skn file b/c that way people will know what to do with them.
                        Perhaps I will make mediaengine copy them over automatically, but for now make sure to do it this way. You are currently the only one skinning, so if you have any requests on things that I could skin on M.E. you would "like to be able to change" let me know.

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                        -mitch
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                        • #13
                          Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Another ME Skin

                          Originally posted by Mitokondria
                          Cant wait to see it.
                          I'm trying to get some of my graphic designer friends to work on it. I'll try to put something together as an example, but I'm not really that good with making original graphics. Hopefully you'll be able to do better.

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                          • #14
                            Here's what I mean about it being completely skinnable:










                            Note that you can also frame the second row of buttons. There is a separate background image for them, it just happens to blend in exactly with the background in the screenshots shown.

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                            • #15
                              MU HA HA HA!! I love the new seamless borders. I can definately start working on a new bottom for my next skin.
                              - 3+ years & still no carputer!
                              - Done collecting parts
                              - Currently planning setup

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