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    trying to get a new skin based on clean_day structure.
    Please let me know what you think so far.

    thank you for your feedback.
    mugur

    Direct link to the whole gallery:
    HERE (easy way to see all screens at once)

    Archives (for those who don't want to read the whole thread):
    Skin: http://images-team.ro/rr/subaru.zip
    Sources: http://images-team.ro/rr/mugur.zip
    Fonts: http://images-team.ro/rr/fonts.zip


    Latest updates:
    - TV screen
    - Radio Screen
    - Launch Screen
    - Car control - K8055
    - ECU - Subaru Select Monitor
    - Weather Screen (5 days too)
    - Picture Viewer
    - WEB Screen
    - Exit screen
    - GPS Screen
    - Second menu screen (switching between by clicking on the car logo)
    - Mixer Screen
    - Video player
    - Fonts and display grid



    Menu



    Second menu screen



    Audio Player (kept the PLAY key pressed for "DOWN" look



    Video Player



    GPS (using MapPoint because seems to be the only one working with Romania)



    Picture Viewer



    Mixer



    Audio Browser



    Skin Browser



    Exit



    WEB




    Notepad (kept the T key pressed for "DOWN" look
    My second Subaru skin
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    My car photos

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  • #2
    please finish.

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    • #3
      Great looking skin!

      That looks VERY clean with nice large buttons! Nice work!!!
      Front End of Choice: Ride Runner (Is there anything else??? ) & Powered by the DFX5.1 Skin Available in the Mobile App Mart

      My Fiero Build Thread

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      • #4
        Looks sweet! I like the cleanliness of it & the fact that you don't have sat radio, radio & phone - as I don't use those. Therefore no editing for me! Please finish it & add GE too!
        2001 PT Cuiser
        VoomPC with 1.5Ghz C7
        M2 power supply
        in dash slim tray dvd drive
        DWW-750FM c/w 7" USB touchscreen,AM/FM, 4x45W amp
        See my install here

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        • #5
          Hi Mugurg,

          If you click on the button to the right of Font Size, it brings up the font dialog box, and you can then select any installed font from there.

          I like the glass buttons, good job.

          cheers
          KPJUK

          ps GE means Google Earth, RR has a plugin to use it.
          M1000, 512MB, 512MB CF, 6GB Disk (4200rpm),
          DVD/RW, Dynamix 8" screen, M2-ATX, Custom case,Too many hours building and rebuilding and rebuild.......

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          • #6
            Tank you very much Kpjuk, but on the right side of the font field i have no button at all.. on the other fields i have small squared buttons for browsing and such of course..
            My RR Skin Editor can be wrong one?


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            • #7
              Originally posted by mugurg View Post
              Tank you very much Kpjuk, but on the right side of the font field i have no button at all.. on the other fields i have small squared buttons for browsing and such of course..
              My RR Skin Editor can be wrong one?
              The button next to font size opens the font options.
              Nice work BTW.
              P4 2.8 HT, 512Mb Ram, 60Gb 2.5 HD, M4-ATX, SB Audigy2, BU353, Lilliput TS,Soundgraph Imon VFD,SONY Optiarc dvd Burner,RideRunner, iGo8, Custom Freedom 2.1

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              • #8
                THANK YOU Griff !
                My second Subaru skin
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                • #9
                  Nice one..

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                  • #10
                    Just a small suggestion

                    I really like the look, as I mentioned, but before you get TOO far along, I would seriously concider having a button to switch to a 2nd and possibly even 3rd "main menu" screen.

                    You have covered the main bases, but there are a lot of other things people will undoubtedly want if it is left with just the 6 buttons.

                    Examples are:
                    Weather
                    Phone
                    Satellite Radio
                    Launch/Utilities
                    Ric CD
                    TV
                    Picture Viewer

                    ect ect....

                    Certainly there are most people that do not use all of these, but even one or two from the above list not being supported will sure to flood you with requests
                    Front End of Choice: Ride Runner (Is there anything else??? ) & Powered by the DFX5.1 Skin Available in the Mobile App Mart

                    My Fiero Build Thread

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                    • #11
                      John, thank you
                      As every one here, i am trying to do my best. First of all, let me try to finish with what I NEED ) because that is the main reason i have started. I dont want to sell my job or something, i will release fiull layered full editable PSD files when i am done.
                      Then, if more screens are needed, you can be sure i will make them all.
                      Of course, i will need help as i have no clue how to "access" or "code" those suplementary screens.

                      For example, i will use TV for sure, (PCMCIA card) so i will definitelly do at least one more screen, as ALPINE skin have for example. But, please bare with me. I am just a graphic artist, and i have had no idea what RoadRunner is, 2 days ago...

                      ANY of your suggestion will be helpfull for me, and i will pay attention to all of them.
                      My second Subaru skin
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                      My car photos

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                      • #12
                        Great skin!

                        sorry if that came across as demanding or something, it was just meant as a suggestion.

                        As for tips, the best one I can offer is to use an existing skin, and duplicate the buttons on your skin in any place, layout and design, then move the buttons around on an existing skin. This is what I had to do with the skin I just created (My first as well, and I was in the same boat as you just 2 months ago). This is kinda cheating, but it is a great way to learn. At the time, when I designed my XM skin, I did not have an XM unit, and just copied button codes from another skin that did have an XM screen.

                        Take for example the weather page, none of the weather indicators, labels ect are in the skincommands.txt file. I just copied the BMV2 weather skin to my skin folder, and created the layout and style I wanted for my skin in Photoshop. I then changed the images refrenced in the BMV2 skin to use my images, and moved the button areas around in the skin editor to where the buttons were on my images. Then later down the road, I added dynamic buttons you can press and hold to have up to 5 cities in the weather screen, added radar & satellite images, added animated radar and satellite maps using the webplugin ect. But the starting point of the learning process started with the basic BMV2 weather skin and just continued on from there.
                        Front End of Choice: Ride Runner (Is there anything else??? ) & Powered by the DFX5.1 Skin Available in the Mobile App Mart

                        My Fiero Build Thread

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                        • #13
                          Great tips !
                          Thank you. i am done with audio_player and audio_browser. I will post new screenshots soon.



                          later edit:
                          I will find a way for switching to a second screen.
                          My second Subaru skin
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JohnWPB View Post
                            I really like the look, as I mentioned, but before you get TOO far along, I would seriously concider having a button to switch to a 2nd and possibly even 3rd "main menu" screen.

                            You have covered the main bases, but there are a lot of other things people will undoubtedly want if it is left with just the 6 buttons.

                            Examples are:
                            Weather
                            Phone
                            Satellite Radio
                            Launch/Utilities
                            Ric CD
                            TV
                            Picture Viewer

                            ect ect....

                            Certainly there are most people that do not use all of these, but even one or two from the above list not being supported will sure to flood you with requests
                            i agree.. or you can do like i've done to modify the freedom skin and use pop up menus. These are done in flash but they can be done non-flash as well
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                            • #15
                              update

                              Just updated. I have discovered that i can keep all the images on the first post by saving them on my server anytime i do some modiffs
                              The OSK killed me...

                              Sonicxtacy02: thanks
                              My second Subaru skin
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                              My car photos

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