Req Christmas theme??
#1
Hey guys....does anyone know if there is a full on Christmas Theme for XBMC? If anyone could find or build one that would be awesome!!!

Second feature request....as far as vizualizations, can someone build a snow fall vizualization for music? I don't care if it follows music or sound, but maybe it would have a Christmas wallpaper behind it. Nothing fancy....just a screensaver type vizualization.

As far as the theme....I guess I could just force the issue, but it would be cool if someone could build one.

An idea I had for the music playing would be the standard usual disc in jacket either moving or no but with snow covering the top like the pictures you see of snow on a chimney.

Thought I would throw that out there.
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#2
(2012-11-03, 18:59)sosaudio1 Wrote: As far as the theme....I guess I could just force the issue, but it would be cool if someone could build one.

Not sure what you mean by this.
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#3
I think he means he's going to dress up like Dexter, kidnap a XBMC skinner and make them create an awesome Crimbo theme under duress. I for one am looking forward to the results of such an endeavour. However it is more than likely I'll have to settle for a Santa hat on the XBMC logo again this year.
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#4
HAHAHAHAHA....well I mean I could just go grab different backgrounds and change the colors, but it wouldn't be like having a full on theme.
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#5
Here i made you a snow machine Smile

I have now made downloadable files and a tutorial.
Have uploaded files to Github here LINK
Click on "README.txt" to see the tutorial.

Alternative way of adding the code as controls:

Save this image to your skin's media folder, and call it snow.png (or find a different transparent png snowflake)
Image link

Put these group controls as the last controls in home.xml. After the last </control> but before </controls>
Code:
        </control>

    right here...

    </controls>
</window>
So just copy all the code in that pastebin link, and paste it in the correct spot. You probably want to use a good text editor like Notepad++ (free).

720p
http://pastebin.com/u4jDa9jv (updated)

1080i
http://pastebin.com/pmtASz1q (updated)

Or find some extra transparent snow images (png). Give them different names, put them in the same folder, and change some of the image names in the code. For example change a few of the snow.png names to snow2.png so it will load a different image. Oxize posted some extra images here: link. Or make it an include so you can easilly load it everywhere.

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#6
(2012-11-06, 00:15)MassIV Wrote: Here i made you a snow machine Smile

Save this image to your skin's media folder, and call it snow.png
http://ww2.valdosta.edu/~cmmorrison/snowflakewww.png

Put these group controls as the last controls in home.xml. So just before </controls> (not </control>).
http://pastebin.com/7zDXqQg4
Or make it an include if you want.

Takes 1 or 2 minutes before they are totally random.


AWESOME!!!

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#7
Thanks Man!!! This rocks!!

Click here to see the snow pic

Now is there a way to make a vizualization that does the same thing rather than the ones that are stock? Beyond that dooooood this rocks!!!

Thanks again
Rich
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#8
Visualisations are a thing in itself, they are not done by skinners.
Btw, i improved it a bit. Worked better with positive rotation and a bit more spacing:
http://pastebin.com/u4jDa9jv

-edit-
Damn, this is hypnotizing.
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#9
You can also put these lines in MyVideoNav.xml, MyWeather.xml, MyPrograms.xml, MyMusicSongs.xml, MyPics.xml, SettingsSystemInfo.xml, Settings.xml, SettingsCategory.xml, and even in SlideShow.xml
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#10
If you are going to do that, it would be better to make it a new include in includes.xml.
That would look like this:
http://pastebin.com/cEgd1QgH

Then you only have to add the following in every window you want to see it (just before </controls> in the bottom):
Code:
<include>Holiday</include>

!Note, i added a date period for when it is visible in line 4 of the include, change the date as you like.
Code:
System.Date(x,y)
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#11
Seriously awesome work!!!!
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#12
Looks great. It seems like the animation is only taking place on half to 2/3 of the screen however. What can I adjust to make it use the full display?
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#13
You mean the "wind" blowing stuff to the right?

Try this one:
http://pastebin.com/ehdjwAqd

-edit-
Removed glitch.
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#14
Would this work on an atv2 and atv1
Nvidia Shield with Kodi 18
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#15
Should work on any XBMC skin, on any platform.
Though i'm not sure how visible the snow would be on white skins.
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