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    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.

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Konrad View Post
    There's nothing like doing it yourself .

    No volume control, no transparency, no international support. First one will never be added, working on the last two.
    Running my own database software. No iLists, no flash. Just totally simple. But looks good imo


    STUNNING! Simple is better...I'm just hoping you'll release it!

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bimmerstyle View Post


    Navigation is also finished. Took quite some time because I wanted to keep the eye thingy in the left and make it so that its on top of the navi screen.



    I did this using an overlay with the Elcosmenu plugin. It creates an overlay on top of RR and the navi software. Problem is when using the OSK "Q" and "A" arent visible. So when you press the eye on the overlay it dissapears and the original skin becomes visible.
    Hi Bimmerstyle
    I Have a question. It looks like you are using Navigator. From what I beleive Navigator has an SDK that makes it possible to skinn it. Did you look into that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cris View Post
    STUNNING! Simple is better...I'm just hoping you'll release it!
    I will when I'm done. Got a lot to do this month, so could get March till release. I hope I'm getting there earlier.

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    3Dconnexion Space Navigator

    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


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    Quote Originally Posted by bes51659 View Post
    Hi Bimmerstyle
    I Have a question. It looks like you are using Navigator. From what I beleive Navigator has an SDK that makes it possible to skinn it. Did you look into that?
    Yes, I'm using navigator 7. I have no idea it was skinnable. Never looked into it. I will look into it when I finish the iDrive skin. It would be quite nice if I could integrate Navigator better in the iDrive skin.

    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.
    BMW 525tds -Biostar I94GM-I4 -Celeron M44O 1,86GHz, M2-ATX, 1Gb, 320GB -HQCT RDS tuner -Creative Extigy -iBus controller -Lilliput 7" touchscreen -DLS Ultimate A7 amplifier -Focal 130K, 130V, 27V2 speakers

    Bezel Worklog-My Install -iDrive F01 RR Skin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deanw1968 View Post
    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

    It would be. Actually I'm using the 6 buttons on my steering wheel to control almost the entire skin. A space-navigator with the appropiate settings would control it easaly.

    For the BMW drivers out there: when the skin is released my iBusRR ini file will be included to control it with the steering wheel buttons.

    Then it looks like this:

    BMW 525tds -Biostar I94GM-I4 -Celeron M44O 1,86GHz, M2-ATX, 1Gb, 320GB -HQCT RDS tuner -Creative Extigy -iBus controller -Lilliput 7" touchscreen -DLS Ultimate A7 amplifier -Focal 130K, 130V, 27V2 speakers

    Bezel Worklog-My Install -iDrive F01 RR Skin

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    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?

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    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.
    BMW 525tds -Biostar I94GM-I4 -Celeron M44O 1,86GHz, M2-ATX, 1Gb, 320GB -HQCT RDS tuner -Creative Extigy -iBus controller -Lilliput 7" touchscreen -DLS Ultimate A7 amplifier -Focal 130K, 130V, 27V2 speakers

    Bezel Worklog-My Install -iDrive F01 RR Skin

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