"ClearArt" concept - overlay type artwork for ex. 'episode poster/fanart on paused' - Printable Version
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"ClearArt" concept - overlay type artwork for ex. 'episode poster/fanart on paused' - reaven - 2009-05-26 00:06
I have come up with an entirely new type of artwork concept for XBMC skins, I will name this new artwork concept "ClearArt", to use on for example my AEON MOD when you paused, or request info on the currently playing TV Show and you get up the OSD (On Screen Display).
NEW update: PM3 skin support
Toggle "ON" clearArt
Toggle "OFF" showArt(regular tvshow thumbs)
INFO Display works on movies also
Help is wanted to make more of these ClearArt images for people to download (and to mod other skins to also support ClearArt)!
* UPDATE! All files updated and working, also added a new toggle setting to enable this MOD on or my other one (toggle "ON" for ClearArt, or toggle "OFF" for normal posters.
*These are all real working screenshots from my AEON MOD, and not mockups.
This is currently for the DialogSeekBar.xml to see the info when I pause a movie, you can add it to the DialogFullScreenInfo.xml to access it via " i " or info.(see the mod page).
- Lokheed - 2009-05-26 04:24
I think a watermark would be more classy, and better suited to the skin... but that's just me.
- kruykaze - 2009-05-26 04:40
I like the idea
- seedzero - 2009-05-26 04:50
Pretty cool idea, might be a bit of extra work to get all of your shows looking like this. Perhaps just the logo? Cutting round characters and other elements would be a little time consuming?
edit: then you could place a network / studio logo on the other side to balance it out.
- reaven - 2009-05-26 06:46
We could start contributing with different art for different shows I am already making one for It Crowd, but yeah is a pain in the @#ss making them. but look great
- Imaginos - 2009-05-26 08:07
That's an amazing idea !
one of the best I've seen for a while !
I would definitively help you with that
- reaven - 2009-05-26 08:11
Quote:That's an amazing idea !
Thanks. the most really difficult part is find good images to use !
In the making:
The It Crowd
- d0m3 - 2009-05-26 11:30
reaven Wrote:We could start contributing with different art for different shows I am already making one for It Crowd, but yeah is a pain in the @#ss making them. but look great
Care to upload there?
- Imaginos - 2009-05-26 12:54
What are the size and conditions of the image files ?
- hikaricore - 2009-05-26 12:54
Those aren't really the same thing as this, probably best to keep it in it's own thread instead of flooding the wide poster thread.
- Hitcher - 2009-05-26 13:18
Am I correct in thinking these replace any fanart images you previously had?
- theotocopulitos - 2009-05-26 14:19
That's very interesting stuff
- reaven - 2009-05-26 18:19
Quote:Those aren't really the same thing as this, probably best to keep it in it's own thread instead of flooding the wide poster thread.
yeah its not the same, keep it here.
Quote:Am I correct in thinking these replace any fanart images you previously had?it not replace the fanart as in the background image, just the image use for that mod, I call it fanart because usually before this I use the fanart that include the name in the art like the ones in my mod.
Quote:What are the size and conditions of the image files ?
no less that 300x200, before this I use the fanart and that was 1280x720 that doesnt matter because the code resize it to 300, I usually edit them in 500 x 500 and trim them when finish, then save them as .png(this is important because of the transparency)
*As for editing them I was thinking in clean them more, but because of the size those little details cant be seen. the only detail seen is the white border around some of the images, and the poster glass overlay that I need to remove.
(the band of brothers was a hell to clean)
later on I will edit the first post to include the links of all the images I have so far and the DialogSeekBar.xml along with it.
- reaven - 2009-06-01 00:29
if you have any new clearArt post it so I can add it to the gallery.
- Imaginos - 2009-06-01 10:59
Hello, take this on e and resize it as you wish
If it's ok like this, I'll do some others