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KeyShot v2.0 Skinable!
« on: June 10, 2010, 04:20:39 pm »
Ok, since I am stuck at the moment with a busted version of KeyShot 2.0 that can't import 3ds files, I figured I would try to be productive. While digging around I was pleasantly surprised to find \bin\keyshot2.style

I fire up EditPad to take a peek and what do I find? More or less straight up css. What this means is, that anyone proficient in css can reskin the KeyShot interface.

This makes me extremely happy. The dark interface in v2.0 just wasn't working for me. Here are my results after about an hour of getting acquainted with the selectors and restyling.

Click the image for a fullsize screenshot...

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Re: KeyShot v2.0 Skinable!
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2010, 04:50:16 pm »
WOW!  I so totally agree with this skin!  I have not yet downloaded KS2, but I really hate Photoshop's dark grey, and other apps that use the "new-fangled" look.  I've been doing a lot of monitor shopping, and have discovered that a black or dark grey background skin can actually affect your eye's perception of color- very medical and scientific, but true.  I really like what you did!  Besides, I'm 63 and I have "floaters", which make it difficult to discern against dark greys.  A word to you "youngsters" out there- give your eyes a break often, or you will pay the price!

By the way, I'm also now using a $1400 EIZO GW223w high-rez and color perfect monitor, so that's not the problem.  With this new monitor I have no eye fatigue after a long day- I can't say enough about EIZO.  Actually, I will, as a separate thread.

It would be GREAT if the KS team could offer us a simple toggle skin swap!  I would not know what a css is if it bit me, which I'm sure it would...

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Re: KeyShot v2.0 Skinable!
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2010, 04:59:32 pm »
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I would not know what a css is if it bit me

Bill,

No sweat brother and I totally agree with you. CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets and is used heavily to style web pages ( fonts, borders, backgrounds, colors etc... ). Once you get around to downloading v2.0 let me know and I can send you my keyshot2.style file. Just put it in your bin directory and you'll be good to go.

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Re: KeyShot v2.0 Skinable!
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2010, 05:55:55 pm »
Jason,

This is off topic, but where is the model from in your screenshot? I've seen it used as a reference model for comparing material / bump maps in other rendering packages...

Thanks,
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Re: KeyShot v2.0 Skinable!
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2010, 06:09:20 pm »
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I've seen it used as a reference model for comparing material / bump maps in other rendering packages...

Negative. This is a fresh new model I created specifically for KeyShooters.  ;)

I will be packaging it up in the near future and offering it as a downloadable resource for everyone. That way we can create a material sharing resource with consistent preview images. Just have a few more things to finish first.

Check this thread for more intel...


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Re: KeyShot v2.0 Skinable!
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2010, 08:20:13 pm »
I have to agree these new skins are nice.  Can we share K@ skins along with material sharing when that comes online?     The K2 black interfaces doesn't feel very Apple mac-ish and bit pixellated.

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Re: KeyShot v2.0 Skinable!
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2010, 11:14:23 pm »
Jason, that skin looks great!  If you can send it to support@luxion.com then we will look into making it an option in KeyShot 2 :)

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Re: KeyShot v2.0 Skinable!
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2010, 02:39:10 am »
Someone removed the attachment!

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Re: KeyShot v2.0 Skinable!
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2010, 02:42:25 am »
Oops it took a while to load. This looks so 'Windows'

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Re: KeyShot v2.0 Skinable!
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2010, 06:27:45 am »
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I agree with you, but to each their own ;-)

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Re: KeyShot v2.0 Skinable!
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2010, 06:47:49 am »
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we will look into making it an option in KeyShot 2

Maybe three simple options, like your existing black, a medium grey and this great beige.  As you know, providing even the simplest user options can prove to be a great marketing tool.  Actually, this thread is very informative, as every car salesman knows they've "made the sale" when the buyers start discussing which color they want!

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Re: KeyShot v2.0 Skinable!
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2010, 09:25:40 am »
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Jason, that skin looks great!

Thanks!

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If you can send it to support@luxion.com then we will look into making it an option in KeyShot 2

You have mail.  :)

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This looks so 'Windows'

Of course it does. I work on a windows box.  ;)
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Re: KeyShot v2.0 Skinable!
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2010, 10:00:41 am »
I also find the default color scheme is harsh on the eyes.  The CSS solution is great as long as it does not get overwritten during updates.  I'd love to get a sample file.

I find that I really like the gray scheme below taken from Paint Shop Pro - dark, but not so dark that you have issues with extreme contrast.

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Re: KeyShot v2.0 Skinable!
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2010, 10:31:37 am »
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The CSS solution is great as long as it does not get overwritten during updates.

If Henrik ends up working in true skin support, I am sure they wouldn't get overwritten. At present, however, you would need to save the file in a separate location to be able to overwrite the default .style sheet after each upgrade.

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I'd love to get a sample file.

Feel free to have a go with mine. I have attached it to this post. Just be sure to backup your current keyshot2.style file before dropping this one in your bin directory.

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Re: KeyShot v2.0 Skinable!
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2011, 12:36:58 am »
KeyShot seems to be developed with the cross platform library Qt. So if somene needs a good reference how to style the KeyShot application then I would suggest the Qt stylesheet reference:

http://doc.qt.nokia.com/4.7/stylesheet.html