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    Low Bitrate frangolfgt's Avatar
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    A small idea

    This maybe completely pointless - its just a small cosmetic thing, but is there a way to make scrolling text have shading so it looks like it is scrolling around something? i tried a mock up but it doesnt look right.

    eg. on streetdeck

    Green Toyota Skin

    on the first pic, the text "ers and a Mexic" is shaded at both sides and blends into the background

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    SMKFree liquid_smoke's Avatar
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    that would be cool, makes it blend in better and not seem pasted on in some cases.
    Streetdeck uses hardware accel and DX for its UI though, so you'll see a lot of effects that arent possible yet with RR.

    It can be done in flash though
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    Maximum Bitrate DiNASTY's Avatar
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    Yes, very simple to do in flash. Just masking really.
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    Well, doesn't look like RR allows transperency in flashes to go over any objects, just shows the .jpg files of the skin in the transperant area. the only thing i could come up with is to make a custom PNG of the area of the skin taht fades into transperant area that the text would scroll. convert that to swf, then convert swf to exe, then AutoIT script it to be on top of the text area of each screen (ala Floating button posted by, YOU liquid_smoke!) and there you go.
    But that is wayyyyy too complicated, so either implement PNG support in RR skins with transperencies and allow giving items weight so they know what other items they are on top of. or make a skin (freedom haha) out of swf files. or just the scrolling text outta flash as you two mentioned.

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