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  • BMW minimal

    After a bit of experience with the carpc and my previous skin I came to a few conclusions regarding skins and how to improve use, functionality etc...
    Given the features that I use are MUSIC, GPS and OBC (IBUS):

    - Need 2 skins; one for day with hi contrast and one for night.
    - Need quick navigation.
    - Need a "drive" screen; with most used info / most used commands.
    - Keep design minimal.
    - Use the most efficient way to have custom Day/Night skins without making 2 separate skins.
    - Use large text, buttons, images and well spaced.
    - Use a dark background for night, light for day*.


    So I started on a new skin... call it "BMW Minimal" for now...

    - Quick navigation:
    Top 4 buttons on all screens for main functions:
    MAIN - Drive screen with selectable center info panel
    OBC - BMW IBUS info, much like on IgoBMW
    GPS - external
    MUSIC - browse & playlist in one

    - Day/Night skin
    Selectable font color, background, logo for each mode
    Used custom font for icons/bars
    Quick button to change mode

    - "Drive" Screen with 8 info panels
    Logo, Player, Visualization, Speed, Playlist, AlbumArt, IBUS lights, Notes

    - Light CPU Usage and smal size; about 1.5MB unzipped.

    - Also includes Weather, Mixer, OSK and Exit screens.


    Still need to work on this to finish it but till them maybe you can help me a bit and tell me the best way to do following..

    1. I want to send the font color to flash from "/ DEFINE" so I can have same color for Flash Gauges.
    2. Want to change the folder.gif and media.gif to have same color as font.
    Attached Files

  • #2
    I really like it, nice buttons and design. The icons are somewhat confusing when looking at for the first time, but I'm sure after using the skin they become very clear. Stick with it, would like to see this one released!
    Build Things, it keeps your brain busy.

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    • #3
      i dont see anything...

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      • #4
        Neither do I ?????
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        • #5
          me neither

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          • #6
            Is that it?..... er wait,..... shoot,. Nope. Don't see it either>>
            If you cant DODGE em, RAM em.

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            • #7
              what are looking at here ???
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              The TEKNIK Family ... Teknik 1 & Teknik 2, Teknik T-3, Teknik v4.0, Teknik-X.

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              • #8
                lets see.....
                BASSRR ==> [Audio Player/MusicDB/Cd Player/Ripper/Rate/Internet Radio/Audio Capture/Youtube Video]
                RRTube ==> [View/Download Youtube Videos]
                WifiMan ==> [Wifi Manager]
                RRec ==> [Audio Capture]

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by dan32500 View Post
                  1. I want to send the font color to flash from "/ DEFINE" so I can have same color for Flash Gauges.
                  2. Want to change the folder.gif and media.gif to have same color as font.
                  No one knows?

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                  • #10


                    what are you talking about, a pic would help

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                    • #11
                      ok, for example I'm using /DEFINE FRed 255 inside the skin file. How can I read that value (255) from an included flash? because _root.FRed gives 0.

                      And the 2nd point; is about the folder.gif and media.gif for the browser skin. How can I have a dynamic value (from a variable for example)? Because for sliders I can use "/DEFINE ThemePointer "_inc_pointer_Night.png" to have a different slider based on day/night setting of the skin.

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                      • #12
                        Guess the pics were only up a short time, I saw them.
                        Build Things, it keeps your brain busy.

                        AutoPC v1 (Retired) - AutoPC v2 (in progress) - www.shocknet.us

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by dan32500 View Post
                          ok, for example I'm using /DEFINE FRed 255 inside the skin file. How can I read that value (255) from an included flash? because _root.FRed gives 0.

                          And the 2nd point; is about the folder.gif and media.gif for the browser skin. How can I have a custom file? Because for sliders I can use "/DEFINE ThemePointer "_inc_pointer_Night.png" to have a different slider based on day/night setting of the skin.
                          you cannot define a custom color for TEXT in flash
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                          • #14
                            Thanks for the input. I tried an alternative; using a variable (well, 3 for RGB) and a label inside the skin file and it's still not passing the value...which really should have worked.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dan32500 View Post
                              Thanks for the input. I tried an alternative; using a variable (well, 3 for RGB) and a label inside the skin file and it's still not passing the value...which really should have worked.
                              are you displaying the label (meaning is the actually RR label shown on top of your flash?) If so then the color will display as it should.. but the dynamic text area doesnt read the labels color from RR.. though that'd be pretty excellent if that were possible!
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