While we are waiting...

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While we are waiting...

Postby rika on Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:20 am

I thought i sheare some info on a skin idea i have been working on.
This is a type of weather skin that changes depending of what weather it is or if its day or night.
The skin don´t have a background img, insted i maked 108 new weater images that runs as backgrouds, those changes in realtime if the wheater changes or if day turns to night.
By setting all the keepaspectratio to false this skin runs in any resolution, 4:3 or 16:9. All the backgrounds is orginal 1600x1200 to give crisp clear images in any resolution

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Another cool thing is that its sort of animated. when going for menu to another screen it fades from colour to gray (you know the same thing as when you close windows) and back to partly coloured. This is made with img show, hide events in a overlay.

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Some more screen shots:
Night fall in Sidney, clear skys

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Another of the 108 weather backgrounds, Heavy thunder storms:

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I might aswell ad that this skin is far from done and now on hold until i know what turn xlobby will take. (All the weather backgronds is done though.)
This is just a post to show what you can do with xlobby if we just could get a more bugfree .exe :wink:

My dream senario is xlobby3 with 3d animations and all the flexibility that xlobby have today.

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Re: While we are waiting...

Postby P3rv3rt B3ar on Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:17 pm

rika wrote:My dream senario is xlobby3 with 3d animations and all the flexibility that xlobby have today.

Rika


Exatcly + rika drawn skin running on that platform.

Somehow looks very "nordic" for me (mayby its landscape together with that font). Cant wait to see that in action.
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Postby rika on Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:16 pm

Somehow looks very "nordic" for me


Yes, maby the skin will look les nordic in another continent.
I know i will never see these backgrounda here in sweden... :wink:

Hot:

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Smog:

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Postby bmblank on Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:48 pm

Holy Crap...
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Postby M51-France on Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:14 pm

It's always great and very "worked" like your old Dragon skin Rika.

Many thank for your share and feedback.
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Postby Marbles_00 on Fri Nov 17, 2006 8:40 pm

Wow...Rika,

It is always a joy to see the new things you are working on, and this skin is most likely right there at the top. I loved your Vintage skin but the concepts you have used here are truely inspiring. I love the look of the menu selection and how they fade off into the background...very 8) indeed. And the fact that you have used weather images to portray the backdrop...nice...and I mean NICE :idea: :!:

It is a shame that you've put a halt on the skin as it could be one of your most impressive to date (my $0.02).
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Postby cinOxen on Fri Nov 17, 2006 9:09 pm

Wow that looks great.
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Postby P3rv3rt B3ar on Fri Nov 17, 2006 9:33 pm

rika wrote:I know i will never see these backgrounda here in sweden... :wink:

Smog:

Rika


Actualy we might need it... if russian forest fires become annual thing ;)

... for hot though... we might as well wait hell to freeze over...
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Postby PhilB on Sat Nov 18, 2006 2:32 am

Can the "backgrounds" be used in a small, perhaps configurable region of an existing skin? The samples look great, nice work

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Postby dalanik on Sun Nov 19, 2006 7:52 am

Cool! Can you share the backgrounds? I wanted to do something similar, but couldn't find so many big weather images....
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Postby rika on Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:55 pm

Thanks to you all!

Can the "backgrounds" be used in a small, perhaps configurable region of an existing skin?

Yes, all you have to do is change your weather images to this backgrounds and resize to your own likings.

Cool! Can you share the backgrounds?


Yes offcourse, i just have to find time to resize them. They are now 275mb...

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Postby lpg on Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:20 pm

Rika Great work as always. Thanks
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Postby P3rv3rt B3ar on Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:38 pm

Rika, whats the status with this?

Since, it now seems that XL3 wont be customizable, will u consider continuing working on this for XL2?
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Postby rika on Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:39 am

Maby, i´m realy in a low xlobby period now. To much in life...

What i would like is a animation plugin. Just a plug that can run png series and that you can place buttons and txt on top of. It´s just that i´m useless coding, Any one else? :wink:
To bad Steven diden´t complete the directx stuff.
I think once Steven is more around here i will too.

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Postby P3rv3rt B3ar on Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:03 pm

I can do it.

Theres actually already animation support in xPerT, ill just have to check it and possibly upgrade it to fill your requirements.
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