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Trottimus 06-27-2007 09:28 AM

Elaborate Design
 
Hey guys, been working on a new bottom bar, this is what I have so far.



I wanted to go with the Crimson / Silver / Gold colour scheme.

Not sure what to include, any thoughts?
I was thinking about swapping the circular button backgrounds from the menu buttons to the bag buttons, and cutting that side off instead, so you could put a chat window there (inspired by the Eldar design)

Thanks in advance,

Trottimus

Aalwein 06-27-2007 12:01 PM

That's a great color scheme (cardinal/crimson and gold are my favorite colors - go Trojans!). I'm all about minimizing the UI, so if you could make one that has that little frill on the right mirror over on the left of the autoattack icon and drop the menu/bag buttons altogether, I'd use it!

Trottimus 06-27-2007 12:04 PM

Update
 


Funnily enough, I did just that! :P looking better?

AncientWolf 06-27-2007 12:05 PM

Very nice Tro!

You might want to also consider playing with the new placement methods; it will allow you some flexibility... Worse case scenario is you'll have a few versions, but people will provide you with feedback to give you more direction to take.

Again, very nice start!

Trottimus 06-27-2007 01:04 PM

Thanks Ancient!

Yeah, I ought to look into the new ui additions really, it was all straightforward image swaps, but now i'm confused again hehe :)

I appreciate the feedback, especially from a skinner like you, thanks a lot.

Time to start fiddling...

Trottimus

AncientWolf 06-27-2007 02:43 PM

I did the best I could at the time with what Ive released, the newest has the best examples for toying around; feel free to poke at them, it might save you some time. I know my first week of hard testing resulted in a few threads here for Frosty to answer... Poor guy even logged in on vacation to settle me down. :p

Aalwein 06-27-2007 08:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trottimus (Post 1291)
Thanks Ancient!

Yeah, I ought to look into the new ui additions really, it was all straightforward image swaps, but now i'm confused again hehe :)

I appreciate the feedback, especially from a skinner like you, thanks a lot.

Time to start fiddling...

Trottimus

Yep that is awesome. I really like that design.

As you are dabbling around, you might wanna try experimenting with putting the auto-attack indicator in the center of the bar, splitting it in half. Although, not my preference, alot of people seem to like the have completely symmetrical ui's - and this one lends itself perfectly to just that.

I will definitely be using your bar art if I ever get around to revamping my "minimalist" ui - with your permission of course! Hurry and get this bad boy released :)

Trottimus 06-28-2007 05:16 AM

Hehe, thanks for the input Aalwein, i'll have a fiddle and see if I can put that button in the middle.

But for now, i'll just work on the xml and alpha channel of my current one and put it in the beta downloads, incase you want to use it :) You've got my full approval.

Thanks,
Trottimus

Trottimus 06-28-2007 10:10 AM

When I said i'd put it in the beta thread, what I really meant was put it in the "stand-alone" one :P hah.

Sorry didn't see your reply Ancient, thanks for the permission to tinker with your files (did that come out wrong?!)
I'm not so good at the xml side of things, but i'll see what I can come up with.

Inspire me!

Thanks,

Trottimus

Trottimus 06-29-2007 06:34 AM

Problems
 
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I've got some problems with coding; I've been looking through your skin definition files Ancient to find a way to move the auto attack button which I presume is this:

Quote:

<Element ID="AutoAttackIndicatorButton" X="16" Y="21" Width="63" Height="63"></Element>
However, when putting it into my xml file, like so:

Quote:

<PanelFile ID="toolbar">
<Element ID="ToolbarField" X="300" Y="100" Width="420" Height="125" Detach="1">
<Element ID="AutoAttackIndicatorButton" X="16" Y="21" Width="63" Height="63"></Element>
</Element>
</PanelFile>
When I go to load it, it reverts to the default UI and mine doesn't appear on the list. I've tried other various things, like including the entire element ID tags, and the mapping ID's for all of them, but to no avail. What am I doing wrong? :S

If you want to see my skin definition file in its current state, i've attached it in this post.

Thanks for your help!

Trottimus


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