I need a name! (and other stuff, too)

Got any ideas?

Sunday, October 26, 2008 by ilsabav92 | Discussion: Sneak Previews

Well I've started work on a new dock.  I've still got some work to do on it, but I'd thought I'd let evertone see my progress so far.  Right now I have two problems:

  • I can't think of a name for it.
  • The perspective seems a little off to me, but I'm not sure how.

Anyways here are some pix:

 

Normal:

 

Light:

 

Dark:

 

White:

 

The red icon is just for sample purposes.  The longer colored "lights" are the seperators.  The smaller ones are running indicators.  I'm not sure if I like the seperators on the white dock, they seem to blury.

Anyways, Crits & Comments more than welcome needed!    I'll post more pix as I progress.

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Mirsguy
Reply #41 Thursday, November 13, 2008 8:59 AM

Not sure about Mirsguy

I don't think anyone's sure about that guy!

if it's just simple graphics, I use 100x100 pixels. Sometimes 150x150.

Also, I always leave a 10 pixel border on my graphics, meaning each side of the graphic has 10 pixels of nothing. This way, when it's set to auto distance from edge, there is 10 pixels of blank space between the edge of the screen and the dock. Nothing hangs off the screen.

This falls right in line with what I usually do as well.

ilsabav92
Reply #42 Thursday, November 13, 2008 5:25 PM

right now the top and bottom docks are 676 x 100.  I know that this is an odd size, but since I was making this in blender all I did was crop the render down to the dock.  I could easily make it 100 x 100 though since I could delete the middle and join the ends.  The bottom dock has a 2 pixel border on the bottom and sides.  The top dock doesn't have a top border, but the side and bottom border is 5 pixels.  I'll fix the borders next.

 

Here's my code (This is the code for the first pic in reply #38):

 

[Info]
Name = Neon Nights
Author: = ilsabav92
ProportionalStretch = 1


[Background]
Image = background bottom.png

LeftWidth = 100
RightWidth = 100

OutsideBorderTop = 15
OutsideBorderBottom = 18
OutsideBorderLeft = 50
OutsideBorderRight = 50


[BackgroundTop]
Image = something7.png

LeftWidth = 100
RightWidth = 100

OutsideBorderTop = 0
OutsideBorderBottom = 10
OutsideBorderLeft = 50
OutsideBorderRight = 50


[BackgroundLeft]
Image = background left.png

TopHeight = 100
BottomHeight = 100

OutsideBorderTop = 50
OutsideBorderBottom = 50
OutsideBorderLeft = 18
OutsideBorderRight = 15


[BackgroundRight]
Image = background right.png

TopHeight = 100
BottomHeight = 100

OutsideBorderTop = 50
OutsideBorderBottom = 50
OutsideBorderLeft = 15
OutsideBorderRight = 18



[Separator]
Image = separator top-bottom.png

TopHeight = -10
BottomHeight = -10


[SeparatorTop]
Image = seperatorlightblue.png

TopHeight = 0
BottomHeight = 0


[SeparatorLeft]
Image = separator left-right.png

LeftWidth = -5
RightWidth = -5


[SeparatorRight]
Image = separator left-right.png

TopHeight = -5
BottomHeight = -5

I haven't added the resize icon with the blank png yet.

Mirsguy
Reply #43 Thursday, November 13, 2008 7:56 PM

I suspicion that, if you keep your bottom background code the same, you should change the top background code to the following:

OutsideBorderTop = 18
OutsideBorderBottom = 15
OutsideBorderLeft = 50
OutsideBorderRight = 50

Assuming, of course, that you are having no problems with your bottom background.

ImStein
Reply #44 Tuesday, November 18, 2008 9:05 AM

Hey, how is the dock coming? Is it ready yet????

alibear123
Reply #45 Tuesday, November 18, 2008 11:23 AM

I've totally lost track...

ImStein
Reply #46 Tuesday, November 18, 2008 12:09 PM

I've totally lost track...

angus1949
Reply #47 Tuesday, November 18, 2008 1:26 PM

Cosmic Prism for a name?

ilsabav92
Reply #48 Tuesday, November 18, 2008 5:07 PM

Hey guys, I know its been a while since my last update but here is my progress:

 

  • Top Dock:                       Done
  • Bottom Dock:                  Done 
  • R & L Dock:                     Done
  • Running Indecators:         Almost Done (Have only two more to make)
  • Seperators:                     Almost Done (Have only four more to make)
  • Weather Backdrops:         Done

 

As for the name, you may or may not have noticed the +1 at the end of post #38.  This was becouse before it it said "ImStein, your the winner!"  The name is going to be Neon Nights.  Note also the folder on the desktop also named Neon Nights   All the names were good, but to me this one seemed to hit the spot.  Angus, yours was really cool and I think it just might have inspired a future wallpaper .

 

Anyways, The docks should (hopefully) be up by the end of this week.

ImStein
Reply #49 Tuesday, November 18, 2008 10:19 PM

Sweet! Glad to see  you moving right along. Btw, you made my day. Thank you very much. I am honored.

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