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verion

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[video preview] BIONIC theme (vertical theme)
« on: May 12, 2019, 08:02:56 AM »
We're working on a vertical theme concept that will be easy on resources.
So most of the eye candy will be just with images and overlays - so it can still look good while working flawlessly on weak hardware (RPi).

The idea behind the design is to have a smaller video (for better resolution/quality on hi-res screens) - but not as a rectangle window slapped on a background, we want it to blend nicely.

And just 3 elements:
- video/screenshot
- wheel (game logo)
- game list

question #1:
Do you think it should be more elements?

question #2:
Is the 4:3 aspect only ok? I have a feeling that if people are using dedicated vertical screen - it's 4:3 only.

Bigger image HERE

Video preview HERE
« Last Edit: May 17, 2019, 05:54:30 AM by verion »

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Re: [WIP] BIONIC theme - a new approach to vertical theme
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2019, 03:22:12 PM »
question #1:
Do you think it should be more elements?     No

question #2:
Is the 4:3 aspect only ok? I have a feeling that if people are using dedicated vertical screen - it's 4:3 only.  Yes

question #2:   Got any,   vid of it running?    looks good...
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Re: [WIP] BIONIC theme - a new approach to vertical theme
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2019, 04:01:50 PM »
No video... it's only a still image for now.

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Re: [WIP] BIONIC theme - a new approach to vertical theme
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2019, 04:45:41 PM »
question #1:
Do you think it should be more elements?
No.
question #2:
Is the 4:3 aspect only ok? I have a feeling that if people are using dedicated vertical screen - it's 4:3 only.
If the design utilizes raster images and thus not easy to make fluid, force an aspect and let other aspects have jail-bars.

I love the design, but would love to see what it looks like without the control panel image and the overall skew. It looks like a better non-branded version of pandora box. 8)

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Re: [WIP] BIONIC theme - a new approach to vertical theme
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2019, 05:01:48 PM »
"It looks like a better non-branded version of pandora box. 8)"

well ya..  but needs all new coding and images,,,, like the idea and  and where you have gone with it... :)
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Re: [WIP] BIONIC theme - a new approach to vertical theme
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2019, 02:24:02 AM »
@jedione

I've checked your pandora theme.
I was hoping that I can simply reuse its code.
But like you've said - it's not that simple as slaping new artwork and call it a day.

But I was thinking - maybe you would want to team up with this, and redo your pandora theme to work with my layout?

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Re: [WIP] BIONIC theme - a new approach to vertical theme
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2019, 06:31:52 AM »
ohh ya ,, that would work....ill pm you...  then we could get started... ;)

i have a dedicated vertical shump cab, in my bedroom this would go nicely on....
« Last Edit: May 14, 2019, 06:39:37 AM by jedione »
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Re: [WIP] BIONIC theme - a new approach to vertical theme
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2019, 09:16:43 PM »
We're working on a vertical theme concept that will be easy on resources.

First of all, that is absolutely gorgeous.  Second of all, seriously another "concept" when you already have a long backlog of other "concepts"?  Bro I'm still waiting on "The Eye", "Carbonite", and "Magnus"!!!!!! hahaha  ;D ;D ;D  All kidding aside, I think this one so far looks the best.  I hope you and Jedione partnering up means we'll be able to actually enjoy this theme!  Good luck guys!

Oh and regarding the aspect ratio.  Why not create 2 variations?  One for 4:3 vertical and another for horizontal?  I also like keilmillerjr's idea on having a plain version with no control panel.  So that plain version could be the horizontal one?

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Re: [WIP] BIONIC theme - a new approach to vertical theme
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2019, 12:01:57 AM »
@dupoki

Well... I'm a graphic designer. That's what I do. I've coded one theme (NEVATO) myself just to get to now what's behind the curtain with AM. Well... even that was not coding but forking Robospin + heavy modifications... but still. It's good to know limitations and possibilities of the system when designing.

For FLAT BLUE I've teamed up with @Chris - he coded my design and this was released successfully.

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For other themes I've teamed up with coders from this forum - but they all simply stopped working after a while.
No hard feelings, I fully understand it - everybody has a "real life" syndrome.

So if you want to pickup any of this designs and code it - just let me know. You or anyone else.

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Re: [WIP] BIONIC theme - a new approach to vertical theme
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2019, 12:10:01 AM »
I also like keilmillerjr's idea on having a plain version with no control panel.

Yea, that's the plan. That is a mockup shown in a real cab. it will be just a 2D, full sceen design - without the controls.

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And the good news - jedione agreed to code this. So keep your fingers crossed.

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Re: [WIP] BIONIC theme - a new approach to vertical theme
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2019, 12:55:02 PM »
So if you want to pickup any of this designs and code it - just let me know. You or anyone else.

I never knew you were not working on them--whether in your personal time or with someone else (The Eye with ArcadeBliss was it?).  I liked most of your designs but I didn't want to "steal" them.   Not only that but I'm nowhere near as skilled to bring your ideas to life.  I did try to do a modified magnus theme before but it was nowhere near as good as your original design.  I would honestly love to see zpaolo11x working with you one day.  His coding skills + your graphic designs would skyrocket AM as the definitive front end around.  Now that would be sweet!

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Re: [WIP] BIONIC theme - a new approach to vertical theme
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2019, 03:21:59 PM »
ohh ill be getting some help from others to, always have...but as for sitting on this theme no way
i think,  we can get this out, Farley quickly

true, abought  zpaolo11x,,,      dudes  got the skills...
« Last Edit: May 15, 2019, 03:24:13 PM by jedione »
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Re: [WIP] BIONIC theme - a new approach to vertical theme
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2019, 05:53:08 AM »
I've added video preview HERE

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Re: [video preview] BIONIC theme (vertical theme)
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2019, 07:14:53 PM »
quick update, of were this is going....  layout started..  thinking to add some basic Tweeks, in the options

dont want to get to carried away.,,   .like to keep a theme simple..ya know,     

https://youtu.be/ly31gMGSRHo
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Re: [video preview] BIONIC theme (vertical theme)
« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 07:17:46 AM »
5/19/19 UPDATE:

Starting to come together... Preview = https://youtu.be/jGLHRMrZXAk
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