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_tsunami
02-23-2004, 05:29 AM
is there a way to optimise the colours of scroll bars or even skin them in the text paragraph feature?
It would be cool if we could.. it would suit a certain colour scheme i would want.

Corey
02-23-2004, 05:37 AM
Yep, you can easily create your own custom scrollbars in Photoshop or any other image editor... The easiest way to get started doing this is to go into your folder:

\Program Files\AutoPlay Media Studio 5.0 Professional\Plugins\Scrollbars\

Take one of the existing scrollbars images from that folder and create a backup copy, then edit the original and save it, you will see your changes show up when you use that scrollbar in AMS. Once you get used to it simply start creating your own by saving them to this folder as PNG24 images with the filename prefix of:

sb_

Hope that helps. :)

Corey Milner
Creative Director, Indigo Rose Software (http://www.indigorose.com)

_tsunami
02-24-2004, 02:54 AM
yes thank you very much it helped alot! ^^

Corey
02-24-2004, 03:01 AM
Cool. If you ever create any cool scrollbars which you would like to share with other users please join us at http://www.autorun.org you can also download free stuff there too...

Corey Milner
Creative Director, Indigo Rose Software (http://www.indigorose.com)

Brett
02-24-2004, 03:15 PM
If you want more in-depth information about creating scrollbars, buttons, plugins, etc., Go and sign up for the free AMS50 SDK (http://www.indigorose.com/ams/sdk.php).

yosik
02-25-2004, 01:28 AM
Corey/Brett,
Is there a middle way between going to the SDK (which is a bit daunting..) and the PNGs you mentionned Corey. What I would need is sort of a table (like mapping) which states something like the following:
UP Arrow_UP.........0,0,40,40
UP Arrow_DOWN.....40,0,80,40

Etc.... You get my meaning.
I know I can start and measure the existing files, but one pixel this way or that way does make a visual difference and if you guys have the data available....
Thanks in advance.
Yossi

Corey
02-25-2004, 01:50 AM
Hi Yossi. I don't have a recipe per se on hand but I can tell you at least that those are divided up into 16 X 16 squares with each being one different component of the scrollbar. I think there's a recipe in the SDK somewhere so it's worth grabbing for that if that's what you need.

Best is to play around with one for a half hour if you have the time. Start with sb_WindowsOS.png for quickest results since you are already familiar with it... :) Hope that helps...

Corey Milner
Creative Director, Indigo Rose Software (http://www.indigorose.com)

yosik
02-25-2004, 02:12 AM
ok Corey,
I thought it was something handy, that's why I asked.
I will look into the SDK..(where??)
Yossi

Corey
02-25-2004, 02:41 AM
I think here:

http://www.indigorose.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=6036

Corey Milner
Creative Director, Indigo Rose Software (http://www.indigorose.com)

Brett
02-25-2004, 07:21 AM
The SDK does have a lot of high-level C++ programming stuff, but it also includes a lot of low-level graphics stuff like how to make buttons, scrollbar skins and video transport skins. Please don't feel like you need to be a hard core programmer to use the SDK, it is great for the more graphics-minded people out there as well.

And to answer your question, yosik, yes, the entire mapping of the scrollbar skins image is in the SDK.

yosik
02-25-2004, 07:31 AM
Thanks Brett.
I am looking into that right now.
As usual....Great tool and even greater support by you guys.
Yossi

Corey
02-25-2004, 01:08 PM
Maybe if I get a sec one of these weeks I'll put together a graphics developer resource package which omits the programming aspect of the SDK and just gives you the skinny on the design nomenclature.

Corey Milner
Creative Director, Indigo Rose Software (http://www.indigorose.com)

yosik
02-25-2004, 01:36 PM
It will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks Corey.
Yossi

Intrigued
02-25-2004, 03:19 PM
Corey/Brett,
Is there a middle way between going to the SDK (which is a bit daunting..) and the PNGs you mentionned Corey. What I would need is sort of a table (like mapping) which states something like the following:
UP Arrow_UP.........0,0,40,40
UP Arrow_DOWN.....40,0,80,40

Etc.... You get my meaning.
I know I can start and measure the existing files, but one pixel this way or that way does make a visual difference and if you guys have the data available....
Thanks in advance.
Yossi

Glad to see this come out. Thank you for asking about this.

This is why I did not get into messing with the 'bars'... pixel off and it looks(ed) unprofessional for sure!

I clicked on the link above and it will not let me access such services. Do I need to signin/up first?

Colin
02-25-2004, 03:56 PM
SDK Signup:

http://www.indigorose.com/ams/sdk.php