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    Deffinately this one



    A few things though;

    1. Can you bring the reflective properties of the hanging glass down just a little?
    2. The "MediaCar" in the back is a little distracting. Maybe make the hanging glass a little smaller and move the title to the side.
    3. Try making the words ('Music', 'Video', 'GPS') appear to be etched or sandblasted into the glass so the words are still opaque (light shines through but it is diffused) and it will look 'chissled' into the glass.

    Just my 2C's! Keep up the good work.
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    dude this is looking sweet. i cant wait to see the final outcome
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    John animate that in flash and ur on!
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    LOL, that would be pretty tight! However, you can't really animate bitmap based (rasterized) images in Flash beyond moving, rotating, and resizing them. Most animation is vector based. I'm sure you know what I mean.
    Don't worry, I have some pretty SWEET ideas for Flash interfaces.
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    ok just an update on the progress, i am trying different setups so it is all visually clean, nothing too distracting ya know, but i was out of the country for a while, and i have some time to get this rolling, ill post pics of my progess in the next couple days maybe even today of some new ideas, so u guys can help me choose, thanks

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    what do ya think should i go back to the original and mess with that or keep this new idea

    if you wanna download the menu.skin to test on ur media car click herehttp://myfilelocker.comcast.net/coalsi/menu.skn

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    Etching & Animating

    My very first post....
    Etching:
    I'm not sure if Bryce does this, but most 3D Programs do. Use the "union" and "difference" functions. It will remove the text from the glass object. This will appear as if it has been "etched" into the surface of the glass.

    Animating:
    You can design a series of pictures to repeat in rapid sucession<sp?, in Flash. Otherwise you would have to use avi, QT, or <yuck>animated Gif to create the water movement and the glass movement. But, IMHO, the last hting I want to do is chase my buttons around the screen. Bryce should export a SWF ( for flash).

    Furthermore,
    A 3d menu that exists visually would be sweet. Better than just 3d buttons, per se. It would add "space" to the interface which is always mesmerizing. Perosnally, I use Cinema 4d for 3d rendering, because of its toon feature.

    Good luck in your endeavor, and I hope I helped. Have any questions, let me know.

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    Wow thats looking good! The water is a little dirty, but other than that it looks sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bimmercore





    what do ya think should i go back to the original and mess with that or keep this new idea

    if you wanna download the menu.skin to test on ur media car click herehttp://myfilelocker.comcast.net/coalsi/menu.skn

    MY FAVORITE, I am not a big fan of bright colored skins, but you know what. You got something here and I like it. THe fonts the sunset, the way the buttons resemble street signs. All I can say is, walla we got a winner.

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    i got a question for all the experienced skinners out there, while doing my testin for this skin, when i go to the audio player, the quality of the picture is no where as close as the main menu its all pixalated, why is this??? can media car only allow certain file sizes? thanks



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    im an idiot, i didnt render the image correctly, so thats why the pic sucked lol my b

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