Update: MX6 v1.14

Discussion in 'Effects and the DSP' started by Lex Nahumury, Jan 21, 2005.

  1. Lex Nahumury

    Lex Nahumury DH Senior Member

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    I hardly know anything about about transparancy, alpha, blending stuff etc.,
    but here's what happens as I see it;

    First the dialogs backgound is loaded then the control's bitmap is drawn over it.
    The color of the edges of the (rectangle shaped) bitmap matches with the the backgound color.

    You can find kX bitmaps in kxskin.kxs or any aditional .kxs file.
    Rename it to kxskin.rar, unrar and you'll get all the bitmaps.

    /LeMury
     
  2. Tiger M

    Tiger M kX user

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    The default transparent colour is white, so if the edges were white...
     
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    I tried white, didn't work and as far as the rounded corners in LeMurys VUs goes, I checked your vu3.kxl and found that you had the standard window background color as a frame around the actual VU.

    Means it will work well if the windows color is set to the standard grey (which I personally use and love myself) but anyone using a different color or even just the XP style theme will see that grey border and it will look slightly weird.

    As you said functionality counts more than looks though so this isn't a criticism, just some advice when you are designing your new artwork.

    BTW if you skin it completely you negate this problem :)
     
  4. Tiger M

    Tiger M kX user

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    White definitely works as far as checkboxes and kStatic bitmaps are concerned.
     
  5. Lex Nahumury

    Lex Nahumury DH Senior Member

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    I already mentioned that in this thread. It looks crap using XP theming!
    That's why I started this whole 'skinning nonsense' in the first place.

    /LeMury
     
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    how are the gain contorls coming?
     
  7. Lex Nahumury

    Lex Nahumury DH Senior Member

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    Oh my god that is cool! when is that coming out? or is it out already and I can't find it?....man you rock....
     
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    thomasabarnes Long Time ***** Friend

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    OM, freakin, God.
    Man, I'll be glad when 3538 Final is released!
     
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    Tiger M kX user

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    One question, have you used any painted images for the background, or have you painted it in C.
     
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    Very, very nice LeMury. Also looking forward to this coming out.
     
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    Oh I see it'll be included in the 3538 final...version. I chose functions over all else of course but skinned plugin modules look so nice...give KX a very Professional look and feel...very nice plugin.
     
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    LeMury:

    :) Seems that you're getting better with Photoshop...
     
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    Hey - it looks like a hardware rack :drool: , very cool and intuitive. I like the dark background, as dark as my studio :rolleyes: :D ...
     
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    Lex Nahumury DH Senior Member

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    I most definately like the new look you have, where can i download :)?

    EDIT: as I suggested on the other mixer project, it may be nice to have gains instead of volume controls they allow for much more control, 50% gain is only a 6 db difference :)
     
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    thomasabarnes Long Time ***** Friend

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    Nice LeMury. But how's about stoping the teasing?;)

    No, really, thx for the preview.
     
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    COOL, Are you planning on skinning the entire DSP set? that would definatley be great. I know you guys are busy with more important aspect of the driver...but those look so awsome...BTW..now once these effcts are skinned would it be difficult to add a color dialog?..so the skin keeps the design aspect of the skin but say can be change to silver..black..blue..etc?
     
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    thomasabarnes Long Time ***** Friend

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    Oh ROBSCIX:

    That's a great idea, but I'll be OK with whatever is done.
     
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  20. Lex Nahumury

    Lex Nahumury DH Senior Member

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    Ok, I'll stop. Last one;
    http://members.home.nl/nahutec/kxplugins/new_looks.PNG

    Bitmaps. Some tiled. No C painting.

    I'll skin a few for my own personal usage, but I can not distribute/contribute them without permission from the original plugin's author.

    It's quite possible I release stuff before 3538 final.

    I don't have/use Photoshop. Is that bad?:cool:

    I'm not (yet) convinced adding gain (=amplification) is a good thing. One can easily mix 'to hot' as it is.
    So, why do you think that would be usefull?

    /LeMury
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2005

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