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.
• CursorFX - BoXXi
• Desktop Gadgets - RedneckDude
• DesktopX Objects - NetaholicsAnonymous (Clock), RedneckDude (Observatioin Deck)
• DesktopX Themes - RedneckDude
• DesktopX Widgets - NetaholicsAnonymous (Clock), RedneckDude (Weather)
• Dream - CarGuy1, amitsaran
• IM Goodies - G3mpi3
• Misc. Icons
• ObjectDock - RedneckDude (background)
• Rainlendar - RedneckDude
• Screen Savers
• Sound Schemes
• 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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