Skinning for beginners - Foundation skin, skinning tools, and tips

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Jimbo282 Offline
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Post: #46
I swear I must be losing my mind. I've downloaded another skin through XBMC and the same thing. I can enable/disable make it active and it works but no folder anywhere in xbmc/addons or userdata/addons. I've attempted to make all files and folder visible but still no success. I'm using Win7 64-bit, installed XBMC to "C:\Program Files (x86)\XBMC"
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Post: #47
Ok so finally finished this wild goosehunt.

If anyone else has the issue of finding it or other skins on Win7 I found them here:

"C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\addons"

Where "%user%" is your win7 login name
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Hitcher Offline
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Post: #48
Sorry, should have said it's found in your Users folder.
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Post: #49
will you update this skin to be compatible with (pre)-eden? as i've understood so far there are now views/xmls wich are obsolete and tons of new labels - besides the also included scripts Nerd

thinking about building a skin from scratch using the latest nightly build, so it would be cool to minimize errors by coding it "the right" way.

or is there a list with every change made from dharma to pre-eden until yet and its effect for skinning?
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Post: #50
The thread below this one has the changes but I probably wont be updating until nearer Eden's release.
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Question  Little extra
Post: #51
First thanks for the great base skin. I have been playing with it and trying to get backgrounds for each of the items in the home page as well as aligning the text to fit correctly. I am not exactly sure what I am doing wrong at this point. would love any advice from the experts.

I pasted my home.xml here:
http://pastebin.com/UHHSprVP

Any pointers or advice would be great. I have played with other skins but am having trouble starting from scratch like this.

Regards,
SoBBie

PS I am starting with the 1080 skin only.
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Post: #52
You only need the one image control that will get it's info from whatever's focused in the list.

PHP Code:
        <control type="image">
            <
posx>0</posx
            <
posy>0</posy
            <
width>1920</width
            <
height>1080</height
            <
texture background="true">$INFO[Container(300).ListItem.Icon]</texture
            <
fadetime>600</fadetime
        </
control

Then you just add the images to the items.

PHP Code:
                <item id="1">
                    <
description>Programs</description>
                    <
label>31002</label>
                    <
icon>special://skin/backgrounds/program_image.png</icon>
                    
<onclick>ActivateWindow(Programs,Addons)</onclick>
                </
item
(This post was last modified: 2012-03-16 22:26 by Hitcher.)
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super_sobbie Offline
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Post: #53
THANKS!!!!!

I was making it harder then it was... I appreciate your help.

have a great day.

SoBBie
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doestergaard Offline
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Post: #54
Thank you very much for this! Just one question, where do you locate the Foundation skin under OS X? Can't seem to find it anywhere.
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pecinko Offline
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Post: #55
On OS X, all skins are in

/Users/doestergaard/Library/Application\ Support/XBMC/addons

My skins:

Amber
Quartz

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doestergaard Offline
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Post: #56
pecinko Wrote:On OS X, all skins are in

/Users/doestergaard/Library/Application\ Support/XBMC/addons

The Library is not anymore located in my folder. I have upgrated from SL to Lion. :confused2:

EDIT: Problem is solved, it was hidden by default in OSX.
(This post was last modified: 2011-08-12 16:33 by doestergaard.)
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glomb.mail Offline
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Post: #57
Hello,

problem where is the location of the cover image and the scrollbar
in myvideonav. i will delete it and make it own on View_50_List.xml

http://imgup.com/image-6427_4ED91411.jpg

thanks for this great skin Hitcher
(This post was last modified: 2011-12-02 20:15 by glomb.mail.)
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Hitcher Offline
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Post: #58
skin.foundation\media\other_textures
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mad1993max Offline
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Post: #59
Waht exactly do the lines in home.xml change?

<width>1920</width>
<height>846</height>
<onup>300</onup>
<ondown>300</ondown>
<onleft>300</onleft>
<onright>300</onright>
<focusposition>5</focusposition>
<scrolltime>200</scrolltime>
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Post: #60
The width and height of the main list; the function of it's directional controls; it's focus position in the list; and the time it takes to scroll from one item to the next.
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