Free Zebra2/HZ skin: Wombat Flat (Skin Builder 1.1 final and pre-built skins released)

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KVRist

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168 posts since 19 Apr, 2020

Post Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:32 pm

Here is 1.1 Beta 6 of the Skin Builder!: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ajs76p8w3769d ... 6.zip?dl=0

There are a bunch of changes including:

1. updated to include the various UI revisions U-he made in Zebra 2.9.2. These were generally subtle alignment edits, slight renaming (e.g., "POLY WAVE" to "POLYWAVE"), and changes to the preset browser. Nothing major that you'll notice, but still welcome edits.

2. multiple minor bugfixes throughout

3. Dimming of text on unassigned mod sources so that it is easier to tell when a knob does nothing

4. A fancy colorful "2" after the Zebra logo (thanks mabian for the suggestion! it didn't find the exact font but something close enough for me)

Again pushing to make this "final" soon, so let me know any issues -- had U-he not released 2.9.2 this would have been at least an RC but I'm not 100% confident that those edits haven't broken something yet.

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KVRian
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Post Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:20 am

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Post Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:33 am

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KVRist

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Post Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:42 am

resistent: are you sure you are looking at a newly generated skin? When I generate a skin from the version I posted yesterday (1.1b6), I get sidebars on those modules. Also, the fact that the 'none' modsources are not dimmed in your screenshot suggests to me that you are looking at an old version.
See below:
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I'm a little hesitant about adding split lines between the different sections, because split lines are not used anywhere else in the interface so it feels a little inconsistent. On the EQ, I agree that the current width of the middle gray section is not ideal (though I think it looks better than the default ZHZ skin which has a tiny little box...see below) and would look better if a bit wider.

Default ZHZ EQ :lol:
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KVRist

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Post Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:41 pm

resistent: so I think I've come around to agreeing with you on the separator lines, though I think they work better as dark lines than light. I also have taken a different approach with the EQ that is more consistent with the other FX modules. See below for both changes:
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KVRist

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Post Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:59 pm

Also, I am adding a new preset (along with a new knob style) to the next version called Superfast. Screenshot below. Good luck guessing the inspiration for this one :lol:


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KVRAF
6608 posts since 28 Apr, 2004 from france

Post Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:34 am

Great colorscheme, thank you.
The knobs look very good too (with the large amount of knobs, it might look a bit too present imho, but this skin seems comfortable to work with).
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KVRAF
10095 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Post Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:54 am

wombat778 wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:59 pm
Also, I am adding a new preset (along with a new knob style) to the next version called Superfast. Screenshot below. Good luck guessing the inspiration for this one :lol:



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Your skin is RAPIDly really evolving superbly :)

These new knobs may replace the Phase Plant ones for me.
Thanks
rsp
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KVRAF
2078 posts since 10 Jan, 2005

Post Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:32 am

Beware, a new tiny update went out a couple days ago on Zebra, they fixed a problem with a skin. I don't know how and if it is relevant here, I thought to mention it though...

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- Mario

KVRist

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Post Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:37 am

sinkmusic wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:34 am
with the large amount of knobs, it might look a bit too present imho
I actually agree. What I posted above is more like a "first draft" and I'm continuing to tweak. I think that in Rapid with fewer knobs that sort of dramatic style works well, but is a little trickier in Zebra which is a much more knob-heavy interface. That said, I think reducing the size of the knobs and also slightly reducing their contrast creates a bit more spacious and less cluttered look. See below.

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KVRAF
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Post Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:40 am

For a first draft, it looks very good:)
Yes, I like it better with slightly smaller sizes.
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KVRist

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Post Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:30 pm

We are up to 1.1 beta 7! : https://www.dropbox.com/s/4mqbmji1v5r7s ... 7.zip?dl=0

Headline changes

1. New preset Superfast, along with a related knob style
2. A proposed alternative solution for the sidebar issue resistent noted by making subdisplays more clearly attached to main displays
3. HD space usage for the package is a fraction of what it was, and space for single color skins is lower. I might use the extra space to add more knob styles in the future :)
4. Speed increases in running the builder.
5. Other misc cleanups

There has been a fair amount of internal restructuring. For example I no longer have to maintain two separate Z2 and ZHZ scripts...instead a single template is customized at runtime for each. Also the two "standard" presets are now generated live rather than just copied so as to save space. As a result there is a higher chance I made errors than in some prior versions. Please keep any bug reports coming, but hopefully 1.1 final soon!

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KVRAF
10095 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Post Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:26 am

wombat778 wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:41 pm
resistent: so I think I've come around to agreeing with you on the separator lines, though I think they work better as dark lines than light. I also have taken a different approach with the EQ that is more consistent with the other FX modules. See below for both changes:

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Hi, Does Beta 7 have those changes?
Cause the EQ section and separator lines look the same to me. :)
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rsp
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