Hi PolishOX - Glad you're liking it and if this one turns out okay then maybe you can bring your next concept to the table
Thanks for the feedback , it gives me something to work with.. In response to your points:
3) No problem, I can tweak that.
4) Official TUX it is.
5) Great.. Thanks for asking meklort to look at it.
6) A halo is the easiest option which I can always fall back to, but the thief/flashlight idea could work.. it's just depending on how I can get the hand/torch looking.. and of course the transparency issue which leads me on to my next post.
From meklort's brain to irc to voodoo forums:
<meklort> but it doesnt say how it renders it currently
<meklort> and the *best* option would be some sort of test case
<meklort> say, upload two diff themes or a picture of how it should look and how it does look
<meklort> but ya, I'll say that a better description of the problem is needed, or a way for someone to easily reproduce it
Hi meklort - thanks for offering to at least look at this issue.
To give an overview of the problem it's when the device .png's are rendered on the timeout screen, they are drawn correctly and appear as they look in photoshop. However, when the same image is drawn on the device selection screen it's 'blended' differently which results in the transparent pixels effectively disappearing. This happens for all graphics including the fonts..
To show this in pictures, hopefully these help:
Enzo War theme (1680x1050) with a link to download the themehttp://forum.voodooprojects.org/index.php/topic,1432.msg7883.html#msg7883
(Note to Enzo: This is the first time I've downloaded this theme and good work mate - I like it
Blackosx_Switch theme (1680x1050)http://forum.voodooprojects.org/index.php/topic,1432.msg7888.html#msg7888
(download link is here
I know it's not much to go on but I also looked in to it a bit deeper a while back to at least try an find out why.. http://forum.voodooprojects.org/index.php/topic,1432.msg7963.html#msg7963
I have also put together and attached a test for this current theme with the bookcase background, albeit only a small resolution version so it should fit on a variety of screen sizes, to help show the problem. In this case, the device selection graphic arm/hand has a dark edge / shadow around it on the Timeout screen, but on the device selection screen you will notice that it has a light edge??
The next image shows, on the left, the preview of how it should look in photoshop and on the right shows it rendered in Chameleon's device selection screen in the GUI (excuse the crude photo).
So if you could be more specific about the transparency issues and provide a zip file complete with 2 examples he's down to look into it.
I haven't done exactly what you've asked for here in providing 2 examples in a zip file. But I will when I get more time, but in the mean time I hope the above links to examples and themes along with the attached theme below is something to go on, and I'm more than happy to post more details if needed.