Skinning tutorials for Kodi?
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(2015-11-11, 16:03)ShoRyuKen Wrote:
(2015-11-09, 02:20)ronie Wrote: yup, if you think our skinning manual isn't detailed enough, i find that quite hilarious :-)

I'm pretty sure that the skinning manual is very clear and easy to understand for a 6 years hardcore skinner, but for a beginner, it's another business!

I'm reading for a few days the doc - which is split between unlinked wiki pages and threads on this forum - and I think there's absolutely no guideline. On the pinned thread, beginners are broadly invited to play with Notepad++ and Confluence files, just before talking about submitting process... The wiki is a little bit more clear about files and folders naming and functionnalities but the only tutorial I found on this site is a very basic keymap. The rest is a bunch of "how to edit", not a word about creation.

That's why I'm asking something more detailed and more guided, not a set of descriptions scattered here and there. Sorry for those who wrote it, I know it's a lot of work and I thank them for all they did, but I think, as Toben said, that skinning is much like a "tour de force". I'm not surprised that it takes from 6 months to 1 year to do something mostly if the answer a beginner had when he asked for help from experienced skinners is a "lol" Angry

Not try to stir anything but I found it rude that they laughed at you for saying the tutorial wasn't "deep" enough. I had the same thought when I looked at it. The guide is a good general outline of what you should do when creating a skin but there is almost no info on how to actually do it. Nothing explaining XML files and how they work etc. I did find a link within the thread to the full Skinning Manual which is fairly detailed.

To someone used to XML skinning it would make sense but to anyone else it would be very hard to follow (like the OP, or myself)

I to have spent TONS of time setting up my XBMC only for it to completely change and my skin breaks etc. Long ago I used MQ3 and had a nice custom setup for some things, but I had a data loss and I didn't come back to XBMC til much later. I found that nothing worked anymore and the skin system to be changed and also I couldn't even just go download old XBMC version and use that.

I love XBMC/Kodi so much, but man, it is not user friendly Smile
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Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by ShoRyuKen - 2015-11-08, 22:59
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by Hitcher - 2015-11-08, 23:06
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by ronie - 2015-11-08, 23:16
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by ronie - 2015-11-09, 02:20
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by Jayz2K - 2015-11-11, 17:47
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by Jayz2K - 2015-11-11, 18:55
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by NewYears1978 - 2015-12-17, 18:41
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by ronie - 2015-12-17, 19:11
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by Jeroen - 2015-11-10, 21:47
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by Torben - 2015-11-10, 21:52
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by im85288 - 2015-11-10, 21:52
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by ronie - 2015-11-10, 22:10
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by braz - 2015-11-11, 17:00
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by Martijn - 2015-11-11, 18:27
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by Hitcher - 2015-11-11, 20:50
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by Hitcher - 2015-11-12, 21:47
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by Jeroen - 2015-12-18, 08:35
RE: Skinning tutorials for Kodi? - by awacka2 - 2015-12-31, 02:39


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