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Area51 MDM theme

Postby samriggs » Sat May 07, 2016 4:09 pm

Just thought I would add this on it's own also I added in the mdm theme section but that's more for developers making them.

AREA51 mdm theme finally finished.

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Woohoo I finally got some time to plow through it and got it done finally.
I might make some minor changes later on if folks don't like the placement of the users list but other then that, I got er done.
I tested it on my system and it worked fine.

Here it be for you all to check out if you want.

http://samriggs.deviantart.com/art/Area51-MDM-Theme-create-with-phaser-editor-607619934

If you want to see it in action I made a quick video also which ya can see here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcCJkksqFh4

Now I just have to make the complete theme and icon set later :roll:

I had to zip it up as deviantart does not allow tar.gz files on their site but I added instructions on how to install it in the read me file.

Sam


EDIT:
I added the tar.gz to github along with all the files
you can now download the the install file to make it easier
you can get it here: https://github.com/samsstuff/Area51-MDM

I'll be adding all new mdm themes to this github from now on.
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Re: Area51 MDM theme

Postby pcpunk » Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:15 pm

Nice, love Alien stuff!
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Re: Area51 MDM theme

Postby racer-x » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:17 pm

Outstanding work, I love it! Excellent quality, I now often log out just to preview it...........

I'll have to play around with that animation editor when I have some free time.

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Re: Area51 MDM theme

Postby pcpunk » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:25 pm

Yeah, I'll need to Bookmark this...sam is very good. I'll need to join DevianArt also. Love those wallpapers also, need a KDE one! lol. Really like the SteamMetal one, make one with KDE in it sam lol. Not into Flames but really like the darkCarboniteSolydXK themed Wallpaper.
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Re: Area51 MDM theme

Postby samriggs » Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:05 am

thanks for the reply glad you like, hopefully when I get some free time if that ever happens I'll make some more up

Yeah, I'll need to Bookmark this...sam is very good. I'll need to join DevianArt also. Love those wallpapers also, need a KDE one! lol. Really like the SteamMetal one, make one with KDE in it sam lol. Not into Flames but really like the darkCarboniteSolydXK themed Wallpaper.


I don't use KDE :lol:
Nice system but it slows me down with all the bells and whistles, I use xfce or cinnamon lately just cinnamon I might go back to mate one day.
I like my old school style and a desktop I can mess up alot with files while working.

I'll see how much work will be involved and see if I can toss a quick one together whats your resolution?

Remember if anyone wants to make mdm themes themselves use the phaser editor, there is donation nag screen but it's not timed so you can use it with it, for me I paid to get rid of it cause the person who developed is good and I like to see him keep going on with it but also it's quick and cuts down the worktime at least by half for me and the canvas finally works with mdm using it anf the phaser game framework.
I added a tutorial how to do this and make them on my blog http://samsstuffsoftware.blogspot.ca/2016/04/mdm-theme-created-with-phaser-framework.html
Racer hows the aliens over at area 51? :shock: seen the location there :lol:
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Re: Area51 MDM theme

Postby pcpunk » Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:01 am

I'll see how much work will be involved and see if I can toss a quick one together whats your resolution?

Don't put yourself out brother, I shouldn't have even asked. I don't have a clue how much work something like that would be LOL. I very much like them though and am a big fan of Wallpapers! The MDM is awesome also so will give that one a go.

Your Wallpapers: Why are they so Tall, they don't look like wallpapers I've downloaded before? Like there is one on top of the other. Is the download Straight forward?

The Resolution on my KDE is 1280x800. I'll bet if you made some KDE, Mate and Xfce for Mint they would be very popular here! Here is a link to my KDE now, albeit cleaned up now.
http://i.imgur.com/qI6klYC.png

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Re: Area51 MDM theme

Postby samriggs » Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:53 pm

pcpunk wrote:
I'll see how much work will be involved and see if I can toss a quick one together whats your resolution?

Don't put yourself out brother, I shouldn't have even asked. I don't have a clue how much work something like that would be LOL. I very much like them though and am a big fan of Wallpapers! The MDM is awesome also so will give that one a go.

Your Wallpapers: Why are they so Tall, they don't look like wallpapers I've downloaded before? Like there is one on top of the other. Is the download Straight forward?

The Resolution on my KDE is 1280x800. I'll bet if you made some KDE, Mate and Xfce for Mint they would be very popular here! Here is a link to my KDE now, albeit cleaned up now.
http://i.imgur.com/qI6klYC.png

KDE: Yes, slower...but it is soooo freaking awesome! I also use Mate, and getting ready to install Mate 18. If I had more resources would install Xfce also, and I still may do that.


for the tall ones, I was making the graphics for solyd back then so it just shows the image for both kde and xfce versions you have to click on the download button on the side to get the zip file where they are separated, that's just to show what both look like, alot of folks that use solyd use both formats that's why I added both in one download.
I'll see if I can grab some time to make a wallpaper for it, it won't take me long to make that one, its a carbon one they usually only take a hour or so if that to make, I'll make it bigger though for those with higher resolution but within your ratio so when it resizes it it will fit yours nicely.
I'll post here once done for the link.

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Re: Area51 MDM theme

Postby phd21 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:59 pm

Hi "samriggs",

Thank you, that does look really nice.

I will install this shortly.

Can you provide this for systems using the new SDDM as well, for the new Linux Mint 18 KDE?
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Re: Area51 MDM theme

Postby racer-x » Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:39 pm

I don't know much about the details of the login screen theme. Is there a way to convert an existing looping video/animation into an HTML or whatever file to create this?

Just curious. I have no problem making looping animations, but I don't know how to convert them into something Linux Mint can use.

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Re: Area51 MDM theme

Postby samriggs » Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:19 pm

phd21 wrote:Hi "samriggs",

Thank you, that does look really nice.

I will install this shortly.

Can you provide this for systems using the new SDDM as well, for the new Linux Mint 18 KDE?


Hey phd21 no go on SDDM it's written in C++ using QML for it's theming, a whole different ball game, I stop programming in C++ around 2000 - 2004 somewhere in that area :lol: I could do QML for it's theming but I have to read up and go that route a bit much for login themes although it only took me a couple of nights to start making themes for kde framing before, but this might be a different one, I never really got that far into it yet.

Racer and phd21 these are strictly html5, the same code you use to make websites with I just use phaser's gaming framework and Arien's phaser editor to make them in because he did a great job and it makes life a whole lot easier.
As far as lopping a video in html5 yup that is possible for a website or game, how it would work on a login screen might be a whole different thing
Here is some samples: [url]phaser.io/examples/v2/category/video[/url]
You can also use 3d and webgl 3d but it does not play well with LMDE and probably other systems as well unless that got fixed by now, I remember when the mdm first came out it would work under ubuntu base mint but not under debian for lmde, so video might have the same effect, not sure and I haven't tested it, so it might work it might not 8)
We had a big issue with getting canvas to work at first also some worked some did not, that's why I use phaser's framework, it just works no matter what.
That's why all the first mdm's I made did not use canvas except for a couple that did work.
Another way is just to make your animation into a spritesheet and animate it in phaser with a few lines of code explained here [url]phaser.io/examples/v2/category/animation[/url]
Just remember not to make it too big folks don't like waiting to long to log in, that's why I never animated the doors to open in this one once you log in, they would of had to wait until they opened before it moved to log them in, make it quick and just something to look at the ole KISS method works the best when making these things.
Probably the most crazy detailed one I want to make is sort of a night time avatar movie type with the plants animating,changing color etc, I just want to see if I can do 90% of it in code to cut down loading and animation times or else it'll be insane for a loading theme loading all those images and animating a ton of pngs.
Lets take your animation video if you made a full screen spritesheet and each frame was a full screen about 2 mb's each on 50 frames at least for a decent movie type loop (which is very small) that's at least 100mb just to load the login screen, to load the cache of images.
Folks don't want to wait to login, otherwise it becomes like windows, cough gasp :lol:
As far as loading a video remember the MB it takes to load, it's also using webkit, not all systems use the same thing and not all react the same (unless they fixed that by now)
Phaser 3 is coming out with webgl batch loading for sprites which makes it insanely fast , I'll test it on mdm once it comes available, but I'll have to get someone with lmde to test it on that version that doesn't mind going in through the backdoor to fix it if things go wrong, they just have to change the theme name in login file but they will need an install usb to get in if it goes wrong.
I had to do that a bunch of times when testing canvas at first :lol: ooops black screen again dang nab it :lol:
I hope webgl works now everywhere it'll be a fast loading if it does.

Hope this helps you out.

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Re: Area51 MDM theme

Postby samriggs » Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:12 pm

alrighty I made a quick carbon kde wallpaper I added the gimp file files in the zip folder also that includes the textures also all except a couple but it will allow you to make changes to it if you want also, most like to figit with them to make them theirs how they like it so this gives you the chance to that ya can get it from here http://samriggs.deviantart.com/art/Kdewallpaper-642925725

Only took me a whole 15 minutes so no biggy

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Re: Area51 MDM theme

Postby pcpunk » Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:41 pm

Grabbed it sam, thanks! It is awesome, really like your work.
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Re: Area51 MDM theme

Postby MintBean » Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:57 am

Great work, Sam.This is of such quality that I for one would like to see it added to future Mint releases.


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