WIP: Gemstone Fever - (or how I go on after my harddrive toast)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 by mickeko | Discussion: Sneak Previews

Here's my new project, called gemstone fever... Well, it's the working title, when I'm done I may change it to something more appropriate, but then again, I may not....

 

I decided to start out with taskbar this time... And came up with this:

I have a feeling I'll run into huge trouble trying to make this happen... But time will tell...

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gmc2
Reply #21 Wednesday, March 4, 2009 3:16 PM

This *will* be the first one ever.

you're off to a great start, my first blind looked like s**t.

vStyler
Reply #22 Wednesday, March 4, 2009 3:18 PM

and only about 250-300 more images to go

pjdark
Reply #23 Wednesday, March 4, 2009 3:33 PM

Yeah, could be smoothed out a bit more, but of course it's still in it's infancy stage. But looks great though! Keep on with it!

PuterDudeJim
Reply #24 Wednesday, March 4, 2009 3:34 PM

you're off to a great start, my first blind looked like s**t.

DITTO!!! My first attempt never got past the taskbar and was a shambles!!  I must have a small brain, WB skinning seems very scary to me...lol.

starkers
Reply #25 Saturday, March 7, 2009 6:47 AM

I've been working on the orb animation, Here's a preview:

Yeah, Mick, it's looking really good... I like it a lot.

The community is behind you mickeko

Yup, from what I'm reading here, my own thoughts included, you've aroused a positive interest in this work and I'm sure it will go over well when complete.

I look forward to your next installment with great anticipation.

Vampothika
Reply #26 Saturday, March 7, 2009 6:55 AM

woah, very wicked animation for the orb bro!!  so glad you chose an orb!!!.....

Vampothika
Reply #27 Saturday, March 7, 2009 6:57 AM

vStyler
and only about 250-300 more images to go

 

shhhh!! dont tell him that!!!!

waxplay3r
Reply #28 Saturday, March 7, 2009 7:55 AM

It looks awesome mickeko

jpmurph1
Reply #29 Saturday, March 7, 2009 9:13 AM

It looks really good, and oh god i hate these teasers, i am impatient to begin with, and then get teased LOL, cant wait until its completed, looking very forward to it, in fact i will be showcased on the show "Intervention" to help cope with my addiction to skinning and windowblinds in general, maybe the DOC can help me out

mickeko
Reply #30 Saturday, March 7, 2009 9:54 AM

Thanks.

It's great motivation to get on with this. I've had some personal business to handle, so I haven't really been able to work on this for the last few days, but I will get back to it in a few days.

I can't figure out how to make an animation on the start button that runs on mouseover and then stops on the last frame though... I can't make sense out of the animation controls... Haven't had that much time to fiddle around though

mickeko
Reply #31 Monday, March 16, 2009 4:22 PM

Ok, I need some help figuring this stuff out... Where do I adjust the height/width of stuff??

 

Here's the issue:

I want this;

And I get this;

 

It's getting on my nerves.

Xiandi
Reply #32 Monday, March 16, 2009 9:22 PM

If your painting margins are set too big (bigger than your actual image) it will cut off the image like that.

If your image is 20px high and you have the top margin set to 10px and the bottom margin set to 12px...the total is larger than 20px, and it will cut your image off.

Check that first....

vStyler
Reply #33 Monday, March 16, 2009 11:19 PM

best way to figure ur own stuff out.. is figuring out someone elses

mickeko
Reply #34 Tuesday, March 17, 2009 5:58 AM

painting margins don't do anything at all to fix my problem.. For some reason it draws the titlebar thinner than my image.....

mickeko
Reply #35 Sunday, July 19, 2009 5:17 AM

I decided to try do something with this skin again... And I got some of the bugs fixed, but where the heck do I sort out the icon problem shown on this picture:

*mumble*

Skinstudio is such an annoying piece of software to work with. Stardock needs a professional UI designer to give it a major overhaul.

jazzymjr
Reply #36 Sunday, July 19, 2009 5:59 AM

I decided to try do something with this skin again... And I got some of the bugs fixed, but where the heck do I sort out the icon problem shown on this picture:

This is looking good mick!

For the titlebar buttons in SKS 6:  Edit titlebar buttons and window frames > edit per pixel buttons > standard buttons > system icon (for this button) > position

All of your titlebar buttons are adjusted here.

Good luck!

DrJBHL
Reply #37 Sunday, July 19, 2009 6:08 AM

mick...dunno if this is relevant....but it sorta looks a little bit like maybe your problem might be related?

I'm not a skinner, so I really don't know. Take a look, anyway. If not, I'll send my arm to Sweden and you can take a couple of shots at it.

https://forums.wincustomize.com/357229/page/3/#2302999 

Sc4rfy
Reply #38 Sunday, July 19, 2009 6:17 AM

mickeko
I decided to try do something with this skin again... And I got some of the bugs fixed, but where the heck do I sort out the icon problem shown on this picture:



*mumble*

Skinstudio is such an annoying piece of software to work with. Stardock needs a professional UI designer to give it a major overhaul.

From your image i think you must enlarge the caption because the system icon is too much big for that text background

jazzymjr
Reply #39 Sunday, July 19, 2009 9:52 AM

mick, in case I am confusing you, your sys icon, and your title bar buttons can be positioned to align with your titlebar.  That is done by going to the area I told you about above.  Once there, you can adjust both the vertical and horizantal alignment.

mickeko
Reply #40 Sunday, July 19, 2009 10:33 AM

jazzymjr
mick, in case I am confusing you, your sys icon, and your title bar buttons can be positioned to align with your titlebar.  That is done by going to the area I told you about above.  Once there, you can adjust both the vertical and horizantal alignment.

I found it. Thanks!

Now just to find everything else that needs an overhaul.

Sc4rfy

From your image i think you must enlarge the caption because the system icon is too much big for that text background

Yeah, and I find it very annoying... I'll leave it as is for the time being though and start working on getting the buttons in order.

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