I've been busy putting some new things together and it's at a place where I can share with everyone. I previewed my Localized Lockup generator last week and from the feedback I got I decided to see where I can take it. I am not a programmer but I am a good researcher and quick study so I've spent the last 3-4 nights and free time putting things together and am ready to give a sneak peek to the group (and maybe get some constructive feedback).
So here's what I've been working on:
#1 Style Generator, it take the localized lockup tool and ups it 10 fold - it is still in development, so not all of the styles are built out yet but the main functionality and UI are at a good starting point for some outside eyes. I've built it to be as user friendly as possible and piggyback the Style Editor for syntax, etc. I also made it as simple as I could for nesting styles within styles within styles within styles, i lost count but I believe in theory it can handle 512 nested styles although I haven't beat it up that hard yet (baby steps). I also made a tool for RGB<> selection within the color menu that I'm quite proud of (maybe nothing to some real programmers but it was a PITA for me).
#2 Style Library, I will always continue to share my styles on the sharing thread but it's gotten hard to use for some so I am building out a Style Library (it's in its infancy- eventually I hope to get all of my styles loaded and categorized and then open it up to other styles from everyone else- still working through it all but I have a few in as a mockup for what I'm planning.
Anyways, since you all took the time to read this far, here are the links, if you find any bugs or anything not working shoot me a PM.
I'm working on Gradient<>, I need to handle differently to get it to work with the Localized Lockup builder since it's using it's own Gradient, otherwise the other effects from Style Editor are all up and running.
I made a demo video to show the basics, feel free to check the tool out and let me know your thoughts.
OK, I've been busy building the style generator up. I've added a bunch of functionality, take a look and let me know everyone's thoughts. If you encounter any bugs please let me know. I tried to make it as intuitive and user friendly as possible with a few bells and whistles thrown in.
Updates: - Added Gradient<> effect - Built new previewer screens to look into Style Editor in real time as you build - Added "Undo" for last Nesting effect to allow you to see how nesting a new effect will look and the ability to "Undo" it if you're unhappy with the result - Fixed up the UI to help newer users
Post by megtoothsith on Sept 12, 2019 4:58:06 GMT -5
Your libraries are awesome! I am so glad you got into this community, you have been an invaluable asset. I wish I knew how to do all the stuff you have done, but I certainly appreciate that you have done it!
Post by saberconcepts on Sept 12, 2019 9:47:08 GMT -5
Gee thanks. I have spent the last hour playing around with this. LOL You have made it super easy to test different combinations. One of my favorites is a main blade with "Random Flicker" with the second color using the "Cylon" effect. It looks very cool. Thanks again for taking all the time to come up with this, it is greatly appreciated.
ARKM: That movie came out way before she was born. IMHO, we can't expect kids to see or even want to see movies that are from before their time.
Feb 15, 2020 0:33:59 GMT -5
Rogue 5: I agree. That's become true in the last 10-15 years with the difference today being is it's harder to be exposed to older movies and shows. I grew up on movies and shows that were made before I was born but that's because I had to watch whatever was on TV.
Feb 15, 2020 1:21:11 GMT -5
Rogue 5: In this age of streamlined media, it's harder to be exposed to older content no matter how classic it is. But you still hope certain movies like the Keaton Batman can still find a younger audience today. Kind of sad but that's the reality.
Feb 15, 2020 1:24:42 GMT -5