espengaasemyr Wrote:Fantastic. This looks really good man!!! I belive a alpha is in order
Thanks but it's still going to be a little while yet on an Alpha, but as Jezz_X said, no harm in trying.
rygrath Wrote:Major kudos to you man. The skin really looks amazing. The textures you got going on look so nice. Overall look of it all is smooth and elegant. Great implementation of putting your ideas to Alaska's views.
Since it's still WIP I'll refrain from requests, suggestions, etc and let you do your work as you see fit. Just really wanted to thank you for taking the time to make those preview videos, seeing it in action was 1000x better than screen shots
Solid choice in the soundtracks. First one got me wanting to watch Sucker Punch again
Thank you also. And thanks to sialivi for pointing me to the Afterburner software, worked like a charm... and it was free! Now I have a desire to rewatch Sucker Punch even though I agree with a lot of the critics that you either love it or hate it, there is no middle ground.
Big_Noid Wrote:Nice textures. Really original. Don't know about using that animation on everything that moves, though. I would lose the animation on the buttons in videoinfo for example.
The overall look is really nice, I wish I could design graphics like that.
I wish I could take credit for all the textures I am using but, to be honest, I found most on the web including the cool background or I have borrowed a few pieces here & there from other skins. Some of the graphics I have done, though.
ekim232 Wrote:This is one of thise skins I am looking forward to trying out. Great work on graphics and view styles. You have done an excellent job.
One suggestion would be to lose the clear dvd case used on some views and the osd. Stick with your black border, since it fits your overall design much better and keeps your look consistant.
Yeah, I have gone back & forth with that in my head to no end. I put the clear cases in on a few views thinking that a little variety might be nice but I've never actually coded up the views using the classic border to see what they would look like. Now, both you & sialivi got me thinking again so I guess I know what I'm doing next.
sialivi Wrote:Even though I had very high expectations, the video previews were even better
Love that you've managed to squeeze in both posters and fanart in so many views, and a love the use of both fanart plus posters on the sides in the fanart view.
But I agree with ekim232, the clear cases needs to go. Your own borders look much more classy.
The alpha can't come fast enough.
How was Afterburner? Any pros/cons?
Thanks for the help, Afterburner was great at capturing the video (very similar to Fraps) but for some reason it would not capture any sound on my computer. I couldn't figure out why so I just added sound with VirtualDub (another great program). I'm glad everyone is liking Metropolis so far and I will be taking another look at the Classic vs Clear cases in the next few days. I'll post a comparison image when I can.
thanks again for all the kind words & encouragement everyone.