A WC Community Project visiting the stars (cancelled)

Monday, March 15, 2010 by Philly0381 | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

Lets use the engine of DeskScapes to take us all on our next Community Project, a thrill ride past the planets and out to visit the stars.  Using the random changer that comes with DeskScapes we can cycle through dreams of the planets and between each slip into warp drive.  Once we see the planets and leave out galaxy we may even find a Worm Hole to take us to, who knows where.  What would be nice with this theme the user will be able to set their own adventure.

Usually a Community Project is about creating new skins for a new theme but lets change things up.  Several skinners have all ready done dreams of the planets which can be used. The same with simulating the speed of warp,  Could warp drive be used traveling to the planets?

This also applies to the WindowBlinds as well as other skins, if you are a skinner and have made a previous skin that could be used that would be fine.  You may want to update the WB for Win 7. There are several Star Trek, or similar WBs themes that could be used.

The one thing that would need to be made is a DesktopX Object that would simulate a viewing screen or an observation deck, or both, on a space ship that essentially would be a border for the desktop allowing for the dreams to be seen. If even possible it should be made so it can be used with any resolution.

Now if the thought is that we should go with new skins that's okay.  Since this project won't be tied to a speific date we have the luxury of time on our side.  This would also be a good time to try out new ideas for animation in skins.  Another consideration would be size of the themed skins,
don't want them too big.

So first off we need to hear some thoughts and which way to go with the theme.. 

If this works maybe we can take folks on a Car Ride, Train Ride or how about a Roller Coaster Ride.

Which skins should we include? One WindowBlind for sure and how about atleast one for each skin listed below (more than one would be okay), other then the Dreams for which we will need many.


•WindowBlinds
 
• BootSkins

• CursorFX - BoXXi

• Desktop Gadgets - RedneckDude

• DesktopX Objects - NetaholicsAnonymous (Clock), RedneckDude (Observatioin Deck)

• DesktopX Themes - RedneckDude

• DesktopX Widgets - NetaholicsAnonymous (Clock), RedneckDude (Weather)

• Dream - CarGuy1, amitsaran

• IconPackager

• IM Goodies - G3mpi3

• LogonStudio

• Misc. Icons

• ObjectDock - RedneckDude (background)

• Rainlendar - RedneckDude

• RightClick

• Screen Savers

• Sound Schemes

• SysMetrix

• WinAmp
 
• WinMedia

• Winstep

• Xion - BoXXi

Yes, before you ask, I have nothing else to do with my free time, which is just about 24/7.   No, I am not going to take up skinning, you folks are doing a find job, why would I want to screw it up.

 

UPDATE: I just finished going through the Dreams library, found 71 different Dreams that could be used.  This is not goint to be easy.

 

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BoXXi
Reply #1 Monday, March 15, 2010 4:21 PM

I'll take the Xion, and the cursor on this if that's ok?

 

BoXXi
Reply #2 Monday, March 15, 2010 4:23 PM

I'll take the Xion, and the cursor on this if that's ok?

 

WebGizmos
Reply #3 Tuesday, March 16, 2010 3:55 AM

Here's a screenshot of a dock I did at warp speed! And once it took off I couldn't catch it!   

CarGuy1
Reply #4 Tuesday, March 16, 2010 5:35 AM

I should be good for a dream.

Philly0381
Reply #5 Tuesday, March 16, 2010 10:20 AM

BoXXi thank you.   Since you double posted does that mean you want to 2 of each?

CarGuy1, sleep a little longer and have a couple of dreams. 

G3mpi3
Reply #6 Tuesday, March 16, 2010 1:54 PM

I'll take care of the "IM Goodies" section Thanks Philly! This should be another great community project.

Philly0381
Reply #7 Tuesday, March 16, 2010 1:57 PM

Thank you G3mpi3 and yes, this should be a very interesting project.

NetaholicsAnonymous
Reply #8 Tuesday, March 16, 2010 2:18 PM

I'll attempt a Clock widget and object

BoXXi
Reply #9 Tuesday, March 16, 2010 2:32 PM

I'd prefer to go with new skins...... but I don't mind if others don't want to.

Philly0381
Reply #10 Tuesday, March 16, 2010 2:33 PM

You got it NetaholicsAnonymous, thanks.

Philly0381
Reply #11 Tuesday, March 16, 2010 2:39 PM

BoXXi
I'd prefer to go with new skins...... but I don't mind if others don't want to.

That is okay.

Philly0381
Reply #12 Wednesday, March 17, 2010 5:56 PM

Okay folks,  in my search through the WC Dreams Library I came up with the following skinners who have made Dreams that could be used with the theme:  amitsaran (5), Ausvet (28), CarGuy1 (25), muckyman  (11) and with 1 each, patrick24 and Stardock Design.  I only look for free Dreams.  This comes to 71 and they cover a wide variety of Dreams.

Now this does not mean that we don't need to have more Dreams for the theme.  Going to several Dreams that simulate traveling at Warp Speed.  The concept that I'm working on is take the person on a trip through or past the planets and then beyond and bring them back home, safely.

So lets hear some lthoughts or comments and as stated in the OP we are not working against a clock or calendar on lthis one.

RedneckDude
Reply #13 Wednesday, March 17, 2010 9:10 PM

BoXXi
I'll take the Xion, and the cursor on this if that's ok?

 

Wow! 2 xions and 2 cursors???!!!

Just kidding Boxxi!

This looks interesting........

RedneckDude
Reply #14 Wednesday, March 17, 2010 11:03 PM

Sign me up Philly. 

Philly0381
Reply #15 Wednesday, March 17, 2010 11:09 PM

Okay Jim, DX Theme and Weather, anything else?

RedneckDude
Reply #16 Thursday, March 18, 2010 12:29 AM

Philly0381
Okay Jim, DX Theme and Weather, anything else?

Yes.....DX Observation Deck? (That is the Asteroids dream running behind it.)  CarGuy1 will whip up a goodun'!

Philly0381
Reply #17 Thursday, March 18, 2010 12:31 AM

RedneckDude



Quoting Philly0381,
reply 15
Okay Jim, DX Theme and Weather, anything else?



Yes.....DX Object.



Reduced 44%

Original 1360 x 768

That is just great Jim.

RedneckDude
Reply #18 Thursday, March 18, 2010 12:54 AM

I didn't mean to insinuate that Asteroids by Master Baron wasn't a goodun'.  It didn't sound good, Asteroids is a #1 dream!

G3mpi3
Reply #19 Thursday, March 18, 2010 1:11 AM

Yes.....DX Observation Deck?

woah - That looks amazing! 

amitsaran
Reply #20 Thursday, March 18, 2010 1:16 AM

Would love to 'dream' for this one as I've never created any space dreams......

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