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View Poll Results: Judging by the first looks of this skin, I think it will turn out..
looks horrible. NO HOPE! 2 16.67%
eh it looks interesting, but wouldn't use it 3 25.00%
Looks like a decent skin, I'd use it 5 41.67%
It has the potential to be one of the best! 2 16.67%
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Old 6th December 2006, 06:52   #1
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Alien junk

Sup guys.... it's been about 3 or 4 years since I last made a skin. but I'm gonna try again.

some of you older members may have rememered me as the guy who made "PAD" as a first and last skin.

so yeah, I just started screwing around, found an old design I made, and tried to work off that, so here we go as a rough start:



So if you guys have any ideas on where to put stuff or ideas on how the skin should be developed, run them by me and I'll post updates on the skin as they come.

Also, I have no idea how to code. haha. so if anyone wants to help by coding this once it's done, holla. ;]

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Old 6th December 2006, 09:32   #2
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the harsh angles of the display frame collide with the overall rounded shapes imo. but looks good so far, keep going. oh, and I'd place the songname ticker in the middle of the display because you can't distort the shape and the perspective wouldn't look right with your current sketched setup
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Old 6th December 2006, 10:56   #3
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I think it looks pretty damn cool!
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Old 6th December 2006, 13:04   #4
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sketch looks better atm imo

it is possible to distort the songticker and get some interesting results but at the expense of fiddling around till it looks right
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Old 6th December 2006, 15:43   #5
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have not seen you in a loong time welcome back.

yeah i prefer the sketch too.. i'll comment fully when i see more though.
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Old 6th December 2006, 15:57   #6
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yeah remember PAD aswell - cool skin!
like the sketch more atm like the otehrs said. the glass looks damn good

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Old 6th December 2006, 17:14   #7
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@883: Thanks.. I'll try to add more angles in the design to compliment the frame of the LCD screen. good tip and the songticker idea is good too, maybe I can distort the timer, cuz with such a limited arrangement of number it's easy. And I wanna try to get some kickass custom vis in there somewhere.

@TheElusiveMelon: Thanks Glad you like it

@SLoB: I think distorting the songticket might be a little more challenging... and not so much worth it.

@Hammerhead: Thanks, I feel welcomed I'll update you with some more crap added onto the screen/sides.

@martin.deimos: Thanks for the compliment on PAD, but I'm gonna try to top it with this one.

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Old 6th December 2006, 21:30   #8
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Love the concept drawing but I think your working with the wrong kind of material on this, the metal won't work. Some more organic colors like some airbrushed browns/black and greens will be much better, kinda like breedart.org

Keep at it and we'll see what comes out.


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Old 6th December 2006, 21:48   #9
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crikey theyr coming from the cobwebs now Hey Vica wot u been up to re skin designs?
not seen any from you for a while

@RLF - depends on what you want to do with the songticker/timer text the effort will more than reward itself for something unique
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Old 6th December 2006, 22:02   #10
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Vica: yeah I know what you mean, but I dont wanna go like, monaux breedart on this one, I want it to stay cleaner.

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Old 7th December 2006, 02:58   #11
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@SLoB - Been busy with school and the normal life thing, otherwise been skinning some forums.


RLF, I could understand that you want something cleaner but given the way you've started, I think you're on the way to a middle ground.


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Old 7th December 2006, 04:15   #12
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a little of both!

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Old 18th December 2006, 00:01   #13
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update

update #2



-added playback buttons (open button will be separate)
-added crap to the LCD screen (these will probably change.
-added wierd jet motor type things to the bottom. they're like, "holding the player up" or whatever. part of the mech alien theme.

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Old 18th December 2006, 02:30   #14
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looking good
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Old 18th December 2006, 06:09   #15
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yeah, cool
you should make some buttons more horizontal, now some looks a lil bit screwed

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Old 21st December 2006, 06:23   #16
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well I've been working on and off and I think I've gotten to the point where it looks kinda done. The main window, that is.

here's an updated version with a quick color theme slapped on there just so you can get an idea of what effect colors can have on the skin.

I like it so far... any suggestions?

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Old 21st December 2006, 07:22   #17
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the perspective doesn't look quite right on a few buttons. vid, avs, open button, and the playlist slider, which would be slightly bent and not perfectly straight. the highlight on the bottom of the screen is a bit too heavy in my opinion, you can barely see the pos (vol?) bar.
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Old 22nd December 2006, 06:21   #18
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i like it . my only slight criticisms are that the topleft grey part does not seem to fit in well with the rest of the skin, and as 883 mentioned, the display is not too clear in parts (eg on the blue version, the screen glow blocks out the vis a little)
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Old 3rd January 2007, 01:38   #19
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have fun coding those jet trails...

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Old 3rd January 2007, 04:28   #20
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ahhhh.... looking good, keep at it man, looks like this would be fun for themeing.


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Old 3rd January 2007, 05:35   #21
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all are imho only

those color themes = pwnage.
the jet streams scream for custom vis
the close button, and the platform it is on, doesn't, to me, seem to mesh well.
The EQ button reminds me of the texture on the orange parts of classic skin "organica " made by the folks of breedart and doesn't seem to go with the theme. More...gelish than metallic.
the highlight, as mentioned, on the bottom is a bit harsh.
The font used for shuf/rep/fade is just killing me, and not in a good way. And is fade even an option anymore?

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