Old 16th January 2002, 06:12   #1
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Request for comments: New Skin

Finally got off my butt and finished my second skin after letting it languish for nearly a month. It's based on Pixar's hilarious short film, "For the Birds."



You may download it here. This is 100% Photoshop, boys and girls, not a drop of Skinner or SkinAmp.

Time to completion: almost 2 months. (three months if you count the time I didn't work on it... )

Your constructive comments appreciated before I submit this for publishing.

Thanks, all!

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Old 16th January 2002, 08:35   #2
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great skin Kosh

i think you should animate the cbuttons, so that the birds move when you press 'em.
the EQ is cool...

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Old 16th January 2002, 10:20   #3
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ripe's got the idea, you could either have the birds open their beaks or make them blink, flappy wings would be a bit to hard
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Old 16th January 2002, 11:00   #4
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Cute! (me loves eq)
But some suggestions nevertheless:
MB font BG is black -> change it to blue
Cbuttons
Replace the standard cursor with the cool main cursor
Bug: When you press the leftmost MB button, the line disappears
The vis looks pretty default
I like your skin, it's just what I'd change to make it perfect



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Old 16th January 2002, 12:30   #5
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great skin Kosh

i think you should animate the cbuttons, so that the birds move when you press 'em.
the EQ is cool...
Thanks. I thought about animating the cbuttons, but the big problem is that there's not much room to do anything. And, because of placement, they're too high up, even for me to make 'em blink or such, because their eyes are actually part of the MAIN.BMP
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Old 16th January 2002, 12:36   #6
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MB font BG is black -> change it to blue
Huh? I did change the font to dark blue and the BG to light blue. Isn't that pulled from the TEXT.BMP file?


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Cbuttons
Replace the standard cursor with the cool main cursor
Do you mean the Posbar cursor?


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Bug: When you press the leftmost MB button, the line disappears
Thanks, I'll look into it. Oooh, just did... I'd missed that. thank you.


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The vis looks pretty default
*chuckle* Dang, you're good! I'm hoping to finish that up in an update.


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I like your skin, it's just what I'd change to make it perfect
Thanks for the compliment! And I do appreciate the constructive comments!
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Old 16th January 2002, 12:42   #7
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Thanks. I thought about animating the cbuttons, but the big problem is that there's not much room to do anything. And, because of placement, they're too high up, even for me to make 'em blink or such, because their eyes are actually part of the MAIN.BMP
bummer
i think you've got to find a way around that. those birds are crying out to be animated. hard work, i know, but it would be worth it. as they are now, there is no indication that a button is being pressed.

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Old 16th January 2002, 12:45   #8
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Huh? I did change the font to dark blue and the BG to light blue. Isn't that pulled from the TEXT.BMP file?
no it's in pledit.txt
If I remember right its
MBBG=
MBFG=
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Do you mean the Posbar cursor?
yes It's kewl and would give more personality to the skin



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Old 16th January 2002, 14:19   #9
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no it's in pledit.txt
If I remember right its
MBBG=
MBFG=
Nope, I tried that, and no dice. Thanks for trying, though. I'll see if I can't find it on the skinning tutorial here on WinAmp's site.


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yes It's kewl and would give more personality to the skin
Thanks. I'm trying to figure out which of these cursors the CBUTTONS use. I've replaced the "NORMAL.CUR" with the new version, but it's not taking, when I load the skin. Hrmm.. time for more tweaking, methinks.

[edit] I'm an idiot. I figured out what I'd done wrong on the cursors and the MB colors. Everything works now... LOL I'll update the website when I get home tonight [/edit]
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Old 16th January 2002, 14:39   #10
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as they are now, there is no indication that a button is being pressed.
You mean, other than the music stopping, starting, skipping to a previous or next track? Yeah, I hate when that happens, too.

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Old 16th January 2002, 14:45   #11
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lol! smartarse!
you know what i meant....

anyway, it seems the beaks are in the buttons area. you could make 'em open when pressed.
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Old 16th January 2002, 19:11   #12
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smartarse? moi?!

Yeah, I've been able to get Bully (the stop button) to blink. I'm gonna work on making the rest of 'em do something, too. Maybe, if I can, I'm gonna try to get Ditz (the play button) to stick out his tongue.

Anyways, I've released rev1.1 over here. Getting a fairly decent rating so far, and quick downloads, too.

Next up: More animated CBUTTONS and the AVS, too. And maybe even sending a copy to Pixar to see what they think. 'course, that could result in a "Cease & Desist" letter.
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Old 16th January 2002, 23:10   #13
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skipped reading the posts - too tired to download and give a real rating - but I love this skin - it makes me laugh to look at it to mention its awesome, and obvious, originality

If anyone can find any of the skins I made please email them to Forevever@aol.com
I can't remember all the names but specifically hunting for Lascivious, and DEVOUR (compilation with Jax) and any in the Impulse series which had 6 total. Auriferous, Gilt, Impulse, Nadir, and 2 others I can't remember but you dig.
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Old 17th January 2002, 18:49   #14
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skipped reading the posts - too tired to download and give a real rating - but I love this skin - it makes me laugh to look at it to mention its awesome, and obvious, originality
Hope you're feeeling better. Would love to have your thoughts on the new version.
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