Softimage Dark skin early WIP

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juanloredo
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Softimage Dark skin early WIP

Post by juanloredo » 24 Dec 2017, 20:46

Hi All, I just want to share an image of a dark skin for Softimage's interface I'm working on. It's kind of a long shot, but will see how far I can take this.

As you know, Softimage's gray "skin" is made up a lot of separated images store in the resources of the .dll and .exe files in the application/bin folder, 83 of those files to be precise (I have already identify "all" the files that contain some sort of graphic resource, bitmap,cursors or icons) If the whole interface was made up of only images I would feel confident that eventually I could get this working, however, there are element that are not images like : Text, scroll bars, dialog boxes, tables. I have no idea how to modify this elements or if it is even possible to change them. :-??

Anyways, here is an image from photoshop, not in the program yet. :-q
XSI_Dark_UI.png

Comments, suggestions, ideas are welcome.

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Re: Softimage Dark skin early WIP

Post by rray » 24 Dec 2017, 21:11

Hey, that's looking really cool :-bd

I started doing the same thing a while ago, was planning on writing some generic dll/exe-color adjustment tool to get most of the work done automatically.
But got stuck in research... wasn't even able to find the main grey background color... even looked for hex representation of that color in all possible dll files, changed them, but never got any color change.

Fingers crossed a few users here might still have code access and could drop a hint *-:)
Softimage Resources section (formerly known as rray.de/xsi) updated Oct 01 2017

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Re: Softimage Dark skin early WIP

Post by Draise » 25 Dec 2017, 17:29

Softimage 2018

Hope you can figure it out..

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Re: Softimage Dark skin early WIP

Post by FXDude » 26 Dec 2017, 05:21

Looks cool indeed!
rray wrote:
24 Dec 2017, 21:11
I started doing the same thing a while ago, was planning on writing some generic dll/exe-color adjustment tool to get most of the work done automatically.
But got stuck in research... wasn't even able to find the main grey background color... even looked for hex representation of that color in all possible dll files, changed them, but never got any color change.

Fingers crossed a few users here might still have code access and could drop a hint *-:)

Lol I alos did exactyle the same too.. including the searching of background hex color values in all binaries.

I eventually settled for making like a new skin with the light gray BG,
as you said, but I would love for it to be possible to somehow find and modify that single value (or multipe instances of that single color value)

if we cant find hex values, could there possibly be another way to approach that?

I'll post pics of the lat time I worked on it when I get home.. Cheers!

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Re: Softimage Dark skin early WIP

Post by mc_axe » 27 Dec 2017, 01:28

Im preety familar with the original but i could use a dark theme in difficult hours, suggestion to make some enabled keys in the right panel orange kinda like zbrush.
That could help to catch with the peripheral vision, what is enabled or not. Esp interested for COG Global local etc in transormations panel.

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Re: Softimage Dark skin early WIP

Post by neochis » 27 Dec 2017, 02:37

can't wait to try the new dark skin!

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Re: Softimage Dark skin early WIP

Post by Draise » 13 Feb 2018, 15:16

How goes the progress?? Figured anything out?

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