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  • Teutonic skin (BMW)

    Updated 1/24: added album art to audio player screenshot, added iguidance screens

    Here's what I'm working on. I'd like everyone's opinion. This is my first skin, and I'm a beginner at Photoshop. The goal is to make it match my BMW's interior dash and look relatively OEM.

    Updated main menu


    Main menu


    Audio player


    iGuidance:


    iGuidance full screen (shot from my desktop without skinbedder installed):


    Here's what the original radio/dash looks like, for reference:
    My install log
    My "selling entire system" thread

  • #2
    wow, very nice. Something I would use. Very similar to audi interior, I would just make the button red instead.

    Can't wait to see the progress.
    Installed
    Asus A7N8X-VM - AMD Mobile Athlon 2400
    512 Ram - 60GB HD - Opus 150w
    Lilliput 7" - Rikaline 6010
    [00000000000001100010-] 98% Completed

    Check Out My Install!!!

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    • #3
      So far, I just have the main menu, audio player, and xm screens done. Before I do the rest, I'd like to see if anyone has any suggestions for improvement.
      My install log
      My "selling entire system" thread

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      • #4
        I heard people complaining about the LCD font being unreadable in the car. I not too sure about that, but you could try other fonts.
        Also maybe you could add album art/visualization to that empty are left of the song info.

        edit: also maybe increase the size of the buttom on the bottom a little bit.
        What resolution will the skin be?
        Installed
        Asus A7N8X-VM - AMD Mobile Athlon 2400
        512 Ram - 60GB HD - Opus 150w
        Lilliput 7" - Rikaline 6010
        [00000000000001100010-] 98% Completed

        Check Out My Install!!!

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        • #5
          Hello,
          I have a e46 too.
          This skin is great.
          I would change the color of the red BMW logo (perhaps in orange, because of the instrument lighting).
          The color of buttons is great. Did you implement the albim art viewing??

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          • #6
            It looks great. Beemers were expecting a front end like this. Hoping to test the final version. Keep going.

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            • #8
              Test this fonts,lcd type, big ....


              Mauri
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              • #9
                Thanks guys.

                On the LCD font, I wanted to use it since the other screens in the car use an LCD font, so that it all matches. I agree that the particular LCD font I used isn't the best (especially for some lowercase letters - sure wish there was an easy way to make RR display that top line in all caps), but will try Mauri's lcd font.

                On the colors - I think the amber/orange I used is probably too yellow, need to make it more red. I agree on the bmw logo, making it the same color. BTW, the logo looks much sharper in person, my screen capture app must have reduced the resolution.

                Album art has been a hugh pain for me, since I have music from many sources, all seem to handle the art differently. There is a box for album art, which is that empty area to the left of the song info, but I'm really reluctant to go through my entire music collection and change the art.

                I'm struggling now with getting the XM sat strength bars to show up - I copied the skin code from the CFX skin, but it's not working, will keep looking into this.

                Glad you guys like it, will post more progress pics.
                My install log
                My "selling entire system" thread

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                • #10
                  Wow, the skin looks absolutly stunning! Well done! I'd sure like to have one like it (only on a green version, wich I'll be happy to make myself).
                  One suggestion though, if you could make the album, title, artist fonts, a little smaller, and extend the playlist ones, or extend the playlist. Other than that, the skin is exactly what I've been looking for!
                  Renault Megane...the OEM look

                  The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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                  • #11
                    Yeah, I'm real excited about this. Keep it up!
                    1998 BMW M3
                    Mods: Staggered SSR Competition wheels : M Roadster Short Shifter : JTD Aluminum Underpanel : Koni Adjustable SAs : Eibach Pro-kit springs : European clear corners and side markers : Hardwired V1 automatic door and radar detector

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                    • #12
                      I think this skin looks excellent especially as I have a BMW to, so this one would look brilliant in my car keep up the great work and let me know when you have completed it PLEASE!!!!.
                      Cheers Mick. (not criticising but should'nt the text, time and date in the top be in amber like BMW's)

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                      • #13
                        nice work looks awesome!
                        2005 Nissan Xtrail
                        DFI 855GME-MGF - Celeron M 1.4GHz - 256Mb RAM - 200Gb SATA HDD - OPUS 150w - Xenarc 700TSV

                        worklog

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by MickW
                          (not criticising but should'nt the text, time and date in the top be in amber like BMW's)
                          Will definitely get all the skin's text the same color next time around (hopefully this weekend). I think it needs to be somewhere in between the top text bar color and the other buttons/text.
                          My install log
                          My "selling entire system" thread

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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by Quattro
                            also maybe increase the size of the buttom on the bottom a little bit.
                            What resolution will the skin be?
                            It'll be 800x480.
                            My install log
                            My "selling entire system" thread

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