some people cam't do it. like me. I have no photoshop skills, I rely on other people for skins, and always wanted an iDrive looking one. and this one actually looks like it and better yet this is the new iDrive so it looks even better!! please help the skill-less people on here.
wow, i just watched a video of the beamer's iDrive, and it looks really amazing. looks like to get the most out of something like it you would need the powermate. if that does move in the same firections, then it would be perfect.
My car installation mp3car thread "showing off project"
I was watching the videos for the new iDrive and i like the knob they use near the gearshift. I did some searching and came across the Space Navigator from 3Dconnexion. That basically has all the same functions and is pretty cheap considering, $59 for the personal edition. They make a laptop version that is a little smaller but its twice the price.
Combine that with this skin and I think it would work pretty well.
Not sure if I can post links: http://www.3dconnexion.com/3dmouse/s...rnotebooks.php
If the link doesn't show do a search for 3Dconnexion Space Navigator
Then for the iDrive skin... Well I'm sorry to say not much is happening on it lately (yeah, I know,... What's new.. Sorry). I guess for the moment lack of motivation is the main reason. Been busy on other stuff on the car and the Car PC comes in second place right now. And when I'm not motivated inspiration isn't there and when inspiration isn't there I can't do any work on it. I'm sorry guys. I'm sure at some point there will be a rush of motivation and then the darn thing will finish but I don't know when that will be...
@Konrad: Yours looks nice too. You have the same simple approach like me. No fancy stuff, just the main thing. Simple and functional. I was thinking of not integrating volume/track control and loose the bottom bar (as in the real iDrive) since I use an iBus controller and the buttons on the steering wheel for those but then other people wouldn't be able to use it either so I put them in. So releasing the skin was in my mind when I started on it so I'm really bummed I'm not motivated right now to finish it.
wow, that looks very professional. is there going to be a way to change the color sceme with ease?
and for us non beamer owners, something to replace the iBussRR button with?
No, the colours are fixed. I probably will release it in 3 colours. Blue for Day and Brown and Red for night. You can simply change them by setting the desired skin in RRConfig. Once in the skin the colours are fixed.
It's possible however I will create additional colours after the skin is released. But at first only these 3 are available.
For you non BMW drivers I guess the same can be done by the use of a spacenavigator as mentioned above or hacking in your steering wheel buttons some other way.