[Free] LIVE-friendly Hive 2 skin

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  1. Lock it down

    Lock it down Ultrasonic

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    Q: Why?
    A: Less blue, goes with ~~my couch~~ Ableton Live + a few usability tweaks, like highlight when FX are muted, filter-through-filter routing, etc. Looks like this:
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    Q: What's with the hexagon?
    A: Guessing it's some kind of Hive->Honeycomb visual pun, ask u-he. It's hard to get rid of without moving a bunch of stuff, and I don't think that's doable without messing with the code. I'm not a coder.

    Q: Where?
    A: Here: https://filebin.net/fdu23tlmpkqncsu0

    Q: What's in the box?
    A: A bunch of .png skin + text file telling Hive what colors to use + REAME (telling you where to put the skin folder).


    Q: It's fkn hideous! Eww!
    A: That's not a question. Besides, look at the original:

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    & say that again. I dare you. I double dog dare you.
     
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  3. Gyro Gearloose

    Gyro Gearloose Audiosexual

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    really great but not that background below main application...that foto background...
    with it ma brain want all process to diaphanous ....
    its a whole foto as background
    its unglue'ing the gui

    but thanks a lot anyways , your grey mod looks better....but actually it was not blue it was greyblue before he he..
     
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    Works for me. It's basically a "skeleton" (as in "skeleton clock") thing (all the displays etc. are just cut out (alpha masked), so you can stick whatever you want in the background, including nothing/solid color). Pretty sure I got the PSDs, can upload them if you want. Also added some comments to Hive.txt file, so you don't need to spend time figuring out what's what :)
     
  5. Triple Kill

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    Wooow :woot:
     
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  6. Ankit

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    Not that good. Keep up the good work.:wink:

    Edit: I prefer simple skins. They are less distracting. More faster to use. Minimal Design.
     
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  7. Triple Kill

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    But I agree with Gyro, this background is too catchy, it's distracting.
     
  8. Gyro Gearloose

    Gyro Gearloose Audiosexual

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    this would be to cool...im sure alot members and read onlys will dip into it...
    they all using hive...they all love to skin

    btw i didnt wanted to smaller your effort just was sayin the first what came to my mind , thx again
     
  9. Lock it down

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    *bad work
    [​IMG]
    And there I was, thinking it really tied the room together :(
    *For software running a nuclear power plant/air traffic control. Some claim not everything in life is a time/motion study. They're weak, unnecessary & and soon will be eliminated.

    Myself, I'm good with a bit of distraction, e.g. can happily work* by an open window and even enjoy the pointless, attention-sapping distraction better known as "the view," even as it (according to numerous workplace efficiency studies) negatively impacts my productivity/value creation/net contribution to society.

    *By "work" here, I mean ~~making srs mad trap bangaz which are totally fire plz lk & subscrib!~~ ~~coloring~~ skinning warez.

    Here most of them https://filebin.net/dbxpjwso2ld5rtly. most of the small stuff like animations was just done on the fly with Pshop batch/actions. If you can figure out an elegant way to get rid of the hex honeycomb thing (even if just an idea), post it if you could.
    Think solitaire -- more about killing time than an effort :)
     
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  10. Gyro Gearloose

    Gyro Gearloose Audiosexual

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    :thanks:
    wait i kno someone to ask maybe...
     
  11. Triple Kill

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    I like something like that. Simple and minimalistic.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  12. Lock it down

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    I agree, would certainly make something closer to that if I sold VSTs. If I was a car manufacturer & had to pick just one color to make them in, I'd probably go with silver (over, say, cyan & cream two-tone). Which is not to say cyan/cream is bad -- just not for everyone.

    I'm not selling skins tho, appealing to the broadest possible demographic isn't the point. Had fun making it, sorta liked it, thought I'd share. In my defense, not like I'm making you to listen to my shitty music :)

    Another silly Live-friendly skin (the pointless TV screen is my hexagon):

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    Look, I'm all for practical, no-bullshit GUI for productivity apps, tho guessing the reason VST makers didn't break with skeuomorphic design by now (a virtual synth needs to resemble a real synth about as much as Microsoft Word needs to look like a typewriter) is because most people who ~~steal~~ buy their warez are doing it for fun (aren't professional music factory assembly line workers, trying to manufacture as many ~~shitty~~ musics as their tooling allows).
     
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  13. techdevil

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    Get rid of the photo background and I'd use it.
     
  14. Lock it down

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    I've ~~cracked u-he enigma code; jammed a square peg into a round hole. Dr. Hexagon (my arch enemy) has been defeated.~~ stopped being lazy and figured out how to move stuff around.

    How about this instead? https://filebin.net/fdu23tlmpkqncsu0/Monochrome.rar?t=622tadl3

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    Like a stealthy ninja, you wouldn't even know it's there unless I told you.

    Also dulled the edge on HZ Zebra, could upload if anyone's interested.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Thats a step too far in the other direction.
     
  16. Element23

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    Hi,

    You're doing great work. Skinning GUI's is a mystery for me, I would never have the patience to do this. Anyway I'm not a Hive user but I like your Dune skin a lot, is there a way you could share it ?

    Thanks ;)
     
  17. Lock it down

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    Thanks, 3 Hive skins in here: https://filebin.net/r52z2q7lz1mqdu3q

    Skinning this stuff is pretty simple -- just folders full of pics & plain text files that tell the VST how to stick those pics together. If you like playing with CC, just try it.

    Oh, making some FL Studio skins :)[​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for your answer @Lock it down & this one looks great too ! I downloaded the file and will give feedback soon ;)
     
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    Hi @Lock it down , late feedback sorry, had no time to come here lately...
    I never managed to have these skins working, and looking in the files I downloaded, I saw the architecture of the files is different from the default ones. I was thinking maybe it is not the right folder?
    Really looking forward to try those Dune skins out ;)
    Get back to me when you can :)
     
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