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WIP S W A N (alpha , updated April-2022)
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will be an customizable Skin and (hopefully) ready when KODI Matrix Nexus will be in a stable Version.
NOTE
SKIN IS STILL IN ALPHA BUT READY FOR TESTING
TOUGH YOU'LL HAVE TO DEAL WITH SOME BUGS, UNDEFINED or WIP WINDOWS
 
 



Download Links
- You can install the skin in within KODI by install my Kodi Repo

- git hub Page LINK


Credits for some currently used Textures belongs to
- @phil65 (skin.estuary) (default[foo].pngs's, some backgroundpatterns)
- @marcelveldt , @'mgonzales71' (resource.images.backgroundoverlays.basic)
- some icons taken from https://materialdesignicons.com/
- some backgroundimages taken from [unsplash.com](https://unsplash.com/) (image creators are credited in the filename)

Addon Dependencies & Supported Addons
**dependencies**
- script embuary helper
- image resource weather icons outline HD
- image resource studio logos colored / white

**supported**
- script embuary info Script
- script up next
- WIP Resource Addon For Actor Thumbs
- script artwork beef LEIA VERSION
- script cu lrc lyrics

LOCAL TRAILER (if trailer not scraped )
* the skin checks if a tv show trailer exists on item focus
> the naming convention should be 'tvshowtitle*-trailer.mp4' and should be placed in the corresponding tv show root folder


YOUTUBE LOOKUPS
- this skins uses several windows where **you tube** lookups will be performed, if you dislike such lookups/container content you can disable those in the specific Setting Section
those are currently

- tv show info viewtype (view id 58) **trailers**
- dialogvideoinfo **sountdtrack** ; **title search**
- search **searchterm**

* you may will also need an [own Youtube API key](https://github.com/anxdpanic/plugin.vide...l-API-Keys) to get those results if wished


TEXTURE THEMES
- you can choose between **2 themes (default & rounded )** the usual way
- rounded theme is a little bit special,
->
if you not use colors for the item tag bg panel the widget/item artwork get rounded corners**
if you use item tag bg panel colors the rounded corners will be applied to the top of the widget/item artwork and to the bottom of a tag bg panel



COLORS / COLOR THEMES
* There are 2 ways to choose Colorthemes.
* The skins comes with prefefined Color Themes which can be choosen the usual way. ( choose a color theme in the interface settings )
* The 2nd Method will require *script.skin.helper.colorpicker* and/or *script.skin.helper.skinbackup*

- You can edit nearly every color used by the skin Custom Color Section and build your own Themes using the Backup/Restore funtction


BACKGROUNDBUILING
The Backgroundbuilding is built up as follows,

Layer 1
* fullscreen Background ,
* Custom Color can be set
* Area is mostly not visible, nor noticable , but if you prefer transparence colors/ images on other layers it'll become important

Layer 2 / Artwork Layer
- can be a custom image (which is also the fallback image if fanart setting is enabled nut no artwork is found)
* optional : show fanart artwork image - background artwork setting section*
* optional : show rotating extra fanart - background artwork setting section*
* optional : prefer animated fanart if available*

NOTE: music check this link - https://kodi.wiki/view/Music_artwork and movie check this link - https://kodi.wiki/view/Movie_artwork

* there are 2 options HOW color (background layer2 color ) will be applied here
** a) try to tint the image itself, not recommended if using 'show fanart'
** b) use 80% transparence image which is tinted instead and will lay over Layer 2 (1st diffusor )
- can be enabled in *skinsettings : background* section

* optional blur artwork background is possible via script.embuary.helper (limited to Media Windows (videos,music))
- you can set blurring radius in embuary helper addon settings
* you can animate your Layer 2 background image which uses a slide animation to bring in some movement to the background
* color will be spplied directly on that layer

Layer 3 (optional)
* can be a custom image ( its supposed as a 2nd diffusor )
* color will be spplied directly on that layer

special case spotlight style media windows
- That windows use its own colors which also be set in the custom color section


MUSIC HUB
Is a special Music Media Window , from here you can navigate trough every Library Content of your Music & Musicvideos without leaving that window ( if wished so )
- it has a unique filter method in the top bar
- easy navigation via menubar on the left
- if music is playing you'll also able to have the current playlist visible by click on thebplaylist button in the top bar or navigate on right

- default select action (when item is supposed to be played and not for navigation ) can be choosen by user (add to playlist as next title and play (default) - or just add to playlist as next title in playlist - related to songs,albums,genre items)
- playlist manipulation can be done via my playlist.context menu addon ( move focused item up/down, delete focused item) - just bring up contextmenu and choose wished action


SEARCH FEATURE
- the skin comes with a own search window which is available in the icon premenu and/or menu-panel in media windows
- can be used as custom main menu entry
- each container content can be en/disabled within the skinsettings section


VIDEO INFO DIALOG
consists of 3 Pages
- click up to show additional info
- click down to navigate trough some content containers
- by click on a cast member you can decide if you wanna do a local search or tmdb search ( requires embuary info addon )
- by focus a cast member you'll get a list with movies and tv shows from your library
- the skin looks if a soundtrack exists in your music library for the movie/show and if wished do a youtube lookup for a soundtrack which xan be played
- each container content can be en/disabled within the skinsettings section
- you can scroll trough some artwork and can go to fullscreen slideshow by click on the artwork.
there are 2 ways from where those images are loaded which can be selected within the skinsettings
1. **RECOMMENDED** : show scrapped artwork which respects the definitions from your **advancedsettings.xml**
2. show content of extrafanart folder which should be place in the item art folder (depreciated method for storing)

- https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=337089
- https://kodi.wiki/view/Advancedsettings....ra_artwork

MUSIC INFO DIALOG
- play albums, songs or musicvideos from your library for the current artist without leaving
- scroll trough some artwork and can go to fullscreen slideshow by click on the artwork.
- the similiar artists/albums , artists top 4 list , youtube , amazon prime music containers can be en/disabled within the skinsettings section

- the supports booklet artwork
**this require a images with naming of booklet1 , booklet2 , booklet3 ...**
in the album folder.
You'll also need to define them in the advancedsettings.xml
e.g.

<musiclibrary>
<albumextraart>
<arttype>spine</arttype>
<arttype>discart</arttype>
<arttype>booklet1</arttype>
<arttype>booklet2</arttype>
<arttype>booklet3</arttype>
.
.
</albumextraart>
<musiclibrary>

START UP / PROFILE LOGIN
- you can choose in which window kodi should start
- if Profile Login enabled you are able to define the Background Image , beside the usual way you can enable the profile login within the Startup Setting Section


HOME LAYOUTS
- you can choose between 3 different Layouts
- Spotlight
- Just Widgets
- Just Main Menu Tiles
-> choose custom colors / background image / background overlay image ( see backgroundbuilding )


HOME MENU
- can be customized (target path, icon, fanart )
- limited to 20 entrys
- by pressing menu button / m key they icon bar gets focused , click left there to slide out the menu panel
- you can en/disable a profile switcher at the top


HOME WIDGETS
you can define up to 99 widgets and define their layouts / attributes seperatly
- name
- layout (landscape , poster , circle , square , banner )
- tags ( visible / hidden )
- sort order
- sort direction
- limit items (default is 0 ; no limit )
- show extended item info ( plot , genre, flags ) if not using Spotlight Home Layout

- there is a attribute "is section" when set it to true you'll get tiny tiles which are supposed to used for **sections like genre,year or root list entrys from the library** you can set a custom tile image and icon/text color globally for all widgets which use that attribute


SHUTDOWN MENU
- you can define up to 20 shuutdownmenu items, there are some items for selection but you can also set it up to use a core executebuiltin , like RunScript(script[,args]*) or System.Exec(exec)

- in Media Windows you're able to blur the item backgroudpanel for the shutdownmenu

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MEDIA WINDOWS MENU / MENUBAR
- there is a customizable icon bar (hide/show options) in media windows for quick navigation
- there is an option to focus that control bar by pressing menu / m key
- if click left the menu panel will slide out which offers more options

 
PS:
Sorry for Typos & wrong Spelling
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#2
Mouthwatering.
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#3
Wow, I love to trying this one!
INTEL: Celeron - UHD 610 | KODI: 18.3
OS: Windows 10 | DEVICE: HP Laptop
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#4
(2019-10-10, 20:47)3500 Wrote: Wow, I love to trying this one!
 
(2019-10-10, 20:09)ontap Wrote: Mouthwatering.

Thanks,

Currently it's more a 'ugly duckling', if not an hatched swanegg.

As soon i get over other needed files, i'll publish a link for testing.
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#5
Is there a Netflix view type and osd in this skin?
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#6
(2019-10-12, 23:45)Butta97 Wrote: Is there a Netflix view type and osd in this skin?

The plan is to have Netflix Style Layouts like below included chooseable View Types.

3 in 1 (Video Snippet Titan MOD)


OSD and VideoInfo just maybe.
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#7
Looks great. Last thing will there be the percentage rating or a star rating
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#8
(2019-10-16, 10:31)Butta97 Wrote: Looks great. Last thing will there be the percentage rating or a star rating

stars rating from 0 - 10 ( using 5 stars )
rotten and metacritic will be shown in percent (e.g. 68%)
others using default values (e.g. 6.8)
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#9
Looks great indeed. I am a fan of a "clean look" skin like "Alaska and "Nebula".
Yours fits right in there too. Looking patiently forward in eager anticipation.
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#10
(2019-10-16, 13:16)Fambank Wrote: Looks great indeed. I am a fan of a "clean look" skin like "Alaska and "Nebula".
Yours fits right in there too. Looking patiently forward in eager anticipation.

Thanks, the intention is to have clean/minimalistic layouts.Not much done right now.

I still need experiement in some skinning areas.
We will see how it goes.

Working on HUB (under construction) now ...
Cheers
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#11
When do you think the skin will be ready for use I'm eager lol
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#12
Brick 
(2019-10-28, 04:56)Butta97 Wrote: When do you think the skin will be ready for use I'm eager lol

No ETA yet, maybe end of this year, or early 2020.
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#13
I install downloading from github and ... I love it! It is very clean and very beautiful, I will keep an eye on your work. If you need a tester ...
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(2019-11-16, 21:24)sanangel Wrote: I install downloading from github and ... I love it! It is very clean and very beautiful, I will keep an eye on your work. If you need a tester ...
Thanks
If you love it, now. You'll love it more when finished.

I wondered thats its usable from git, because a lot is missing ;-)
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(2019-11-17, 16:38)mardukL Wrote:
(2019-11-16, 21:24)sanangel Wrote: I install downloading from github and ... I love it! It is very clean and very beautiful, I will keep an eye on your work. If you need a tester ...
Thanks
If you love it, now. You'll love it more when finished.

I wondered thats its usable from git, because a lot is missing ;-)

I assure you that the little that works has me "crazy", it will be a great skin. Thank you for all your work (I will continue to see your github daily to watch your progress)
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