Concept NEREUS Skin for Kodi
#16
(2020-04-26, 18:48)ge2301 Wrote: I'd like to implement as for the original skin in MP2 also mixed tile patterns. In MP2 a model was written for this.
Is there any change to get mixed tile pattern for Kodi? With mixed I mean different poster sizes as in the screenshot of Nereus in MP2:
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@ge2301, that does not exist natively in Kodi, as far as I know. It can be done, I imagine, but with a lot of code, both for presentation and for navigation.

Regards,

Bart
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#17
(2020-04-26, 21:33)bsoriano Wrote:
(2020-04-26, 18:48)ge2301 Wrote: I'd like to implement as for the original skin in MP2 also mixed tile patterns. In MP2 a model was written for this.
Is there any change to get mixed tile pattern for Kodi? With mixed I mean different poster sizes as in the screenshot of Nereus in MP2:
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@ge2301, that does not exist natively in Kodi, as far as I know. It can be done, I imagine, but with a lot of code, both for presentation and for navigation.

Regards,

Bart 
Thanks for the quick feedback. I assumed so already, but thought I better confirm first Blush in MP2 also a model needed to be created for this. Perhaps this model could help a developer to create something similar for Kodi?
As I'm a newbie to Kodi I do have no network here and do not even know a single dev for the time being. Does anybody know one with enough skills and better motivation to bring Kodi further? Wink
I know, that my wish is just a visual eye candy and not a functional improvement. But I believe the content looks much better.
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#18
(2020-04-22, 21:48)ge2301 Wrote:
(2020-04-15, 03:00)the_other_guy Wrote: But I can not find anything in home.xml and include_home.xml
there are other xml files like 
Custom_1109_TopBarOverlay.xml
View_54_InfoWall.xml
Includes.xml

some skinning info https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=350044
Thanks a lot, interesting thread. I can somehow not manage to get Clearart to work. I have them in each movie folder as clearart.png and added following code pieces.
I updated the library to scrap the infos. What am I doing wrong?

variables.xml
  <variable name="ClearartVar">
    <value condition="!String.IsEmpty(ListItem.Art(clearart))">$INFO[ListItem.Art(clearart)]</value>
    <value>$INFO[ListItem.Art(clearart)]</value>
  </variable>

MyVideoNav.xml
[...]
          <control type="image">
            <left>120</left>
            <top>0</top>
            <width>400</width>
            <height>155</height>
            <texture>$VAR[ClearartVar]</texture>
            <aspectratio aligny="center">scale</aspectratio>
          </control>   
[...]
 

you need to set up advancedsettings.xml
n='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
<advancedsettings>

    <videolibrary>
        <!-- ... combine with "videolibrary" settings above -->
        <!-- Additional artwork to add for TV shows -->
        <tvshowextraart>
            <arttype>characterart</arttype>
            <arttype>clearart</arttype>
            <arttype>keyart</arttype>
            <arttype>landscape</arttype>
            <arttype>clearlogo</arttype>
            <arttype>banner</arttype>
        </tvshowextraart>
        <!-- Additional artwork to add for TV show seasons -->
        <tvseasonextraart>
            <arttype>characterart</arttype>
            <arttype>banner</arttype>
            <arttype>clearart</arttype>
            <arttype>clearlogo</arttype>
            <arttype>discart</arttype>
            <arttype>landscape</arttype>
            <arttype>keyart</arttype>
        
        </tvseasonextraart>
        <!-- Additional artwork to add for TV show episodes -->
        <episodeextraart>
            <arttype>fanart</arttype>
            <arttype>banner</arttype>
                <arttype>landscape</arttype>
            <arttype>keyart</arttype>
        </episodeextraart>
        <!-- Additional artwork to add for movies -->
        <movieextraart>
            <arttype>banner</arttype>
            <arttype>clearart</arttype>
            <arttype>fanart1</arttype>
            <arttype>fanart2</arttype>
            <arttype>fanart3</arttype>
            <arttype>fanart4</arttype>
            <arttype>discart</arttype>
            <arttype>clearlogo</arttype>
            <arttype>characterart</arttype>
            <arttype>landscape</arttype>
        </movieextraart>
        <!-- Additional artwork to add for movie sets / collections -->
        <moviesetextraart>
            <arttype>clearart</arttype>
            <arttype>discart</arttype>
            <arttype>fanart1</arttype>
            <arttype>fanart2</arttype>
            <arttype>fanart3</arttype>
            <arttype>fanart4</arttype>
            <arttype>banner</arttype>
            <arttype>landscape</arttype>
            <arttype>clearlogo</arttype>
        </moviesetextraart>
        <!-- Additional artwork to add for musicvideos -->
        <musicvideoextraart>
            <arttype>artistthumb</arttype>
            <arttype>landscape</arttype>
            <arttype>discart</arttype>
            <arttype>fanart1</arttype>
            <arttype>fanart2</arttype>
            <arttype>banner</arttype>
            <arttype>clearart</arttype>
            <arttype>clearlogo</arttype>
        </musicvideoextraart>
        <tvshowseasonextraart>
            <arttype>landscape</arttype>
        </tvshowseasonextraart>
    </videolibrary>
    <musiclibrary>
        <artistextraart>
            <arttype>fanart1</arttype>
            <arttype>fanart2</arttype>
            <arttype>clearlogo</arttype>
            <arttype>clearart</arttype>
            <arttype>banner</arttype>
            <arttype>landscape</arttype>
        </artistextraart>
        <albumextraart>
        <arttype>fanart1</arttype>
            <arttype>fanart2</arttype>
            <arttype>clearlogo</arttype>
            <arttype>clearart</arttype>
            <arttype>banner</arttype>
            <arttype>landscape</arttype>
        </albumextraart>
    </musiclibrary>
</advancedsettings>

https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=341988
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#19
I pushed a lot of changes to the branch and I think most things are working now for basic usage. Of course may design points are not implemented yet. Would be nice, if somebody could lead me to a developer, that could possibly assess the effort for the previously mentioned mixed poster layout.
  • Show title flags also in wall view (besides episodes)
  • Added genre menagement: Genre images in widgets and IconsWall views, settings also added to switch back to icons
  • New progress bar for poster and thumbnail views (within poster as overlay)
  • Changed Episode list item view in widget
  • Added support for helptext (can be deactivated in settings, helptexts to be extended/fixed)
  • Added additional footer information in home (Artists, Title, Year, ...)
  • Show title and year in footer for media items in wall view (500) because of missing details panel
  • Fixed views for MyPrograms, Pictures, AddonBrowser, MyPVRChannels
  • Larger channel logos with 21:9 support behind channel number
  • New icons for player control buttons
  • Fix for wrong focus when navigation back to home screen from any other screen
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#20
(2020-05-10, 13:12)ge2301 Wrote: I pushed a lot of changes to the branch and I think most things are working now for basic usage. Of course may design points are not implemented yet. Would be nice, if somebody could lead me to a developer, that could possibly assess the effort for the previously mentioned mixed poster layout.
  • Show title flags also in wall view (besides episodes)
  • Added genre menagement: Genre images in widgets and IconsWall views, settings also added to switch back to icons
  • New progress bar for poster and thumbnail views (within poster as overlay)
  • Changed Episode list item view in widget
  • Added support for helptext (can be deactivated in settings, helptexts to be extended/fixed)
  • Added additional footer information in home (Artists, Title, Year, ...)
  • Show title and year in footer for media items in wall view (500) because of missing details panel
  • Fixed views for MyPrograms, Pictures, AddonBrowser, MyPVRChannels
  • Larger channel logos with 21:9 support behind channel number
  • New icons for player control buttons
  • Fix for wrong focus when navigation back to home screen from any other screen
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Nobody can view your links unless they create an account at kodinerds, probably better to use something like imgur so we can see what you're posting.
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#21
(2020-05-10, 13:16)FXB78 Wrote: Nobody can view your links unless they create an account at kodinerds, probably better to use something like imgur so we can see what you're posting.

thanks. Too bad, you can not add images here Sad Then my news will be without images and people have to try by themself. Unfortunately I won't to the effort to upload them to other sources.
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#22
You can easily upload images using the link in the taskbar:

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#23
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#24
I like the Genre icons.
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#25
@bsoriano or somebody else experienced with kodi skinning.
I still do not like the animation effect of the home menu tiles on the left, explicitely I mean the transitions withwith un-/focus.
I think there is a bug in skin engine, because my delay and animations times are partly ignored by skin engine. Would be great, if somebody else could take a look with some kodi knowledge from other skins.

To summarize the problem:
  • When the focus is shifted to a new tile, the old tile is darkened with some delay and too sudden (visible with fast navigtion)
  • The black bar with the tile text start to slide it before the previous tile size it reduced (though the animation parameters are not like that - also visible with fast navigation).
Target:
  • Any animation for a newly focused tile should only start after the animations of the previous focused tile are completed. This I tried also with delays, which are unfortunately ignored by skin engine. Maybe there is a trick somewhere I'm not aware of.
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#26
Continuing my monologe Tongue Wink I could solve the main menu animation issues after fiddeling around for an hour. I pushed a fix, everything works smooth and as expected now.
Probably I find time next days to continue working on the main points further.
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#27
(2020-07-30, 15:53)ge2301 Wrote: Continuing my monologe Tongue Wink I could solve the main menu animation issues after fiddeling around for an hour. I pushed a fix, everything works smooth and as expected now.
Probably I find time next days to continue working on the main points further.

@ge2301 , my apologies for not replying earlier.  Animations and the graphic design part of skinning are not my forte, so I was not going to be able to be of much help in that regard.

Bart
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#28
User xstreamon on GitHub commited a lot of PVR work to my Nereus branch by pull request some time ago. I'd like to say thank you! Would be nice to know who him is, because I could not find this user in forum here.
Perhaps anyone knows or he reads this here.
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