staticattic wrote: »
forgot the pan button...
Jeff wrote: »
How would you use the Flash graphics as sliders in AMX? It doesn't look like I'd be able to do with them what SendString did with his more realistic ones . . .
a_riot42 wrote: »
Those are pretty cool, thanks Jeff. The reflective light won't match my current scheme unfortunately but I might be able to fix that.
SendString wrote: »
Use the attached 'faderback' pngs as backgroundimage for your fader (its horizontal and vertical).
Then unzip the 6 files in 'sliders.zip' to
or whereever this folder is on your machine and replace the existing files (windows_b.png, windows_h.png, windows_l.png, windows_r.png, windows_t.png and windows_v.png).
Maybe a good idea to backup the original files before...;-).
Restart TPDesign to see the new systemgraphics.
Set the 'Slider Name' in TPDesign to 'Windows' and then make a Touchpanel-download with 'Full clean transfer (all panel & system graphics files)'.
You will get a photorealistic fader with a faderknob wich sizes automatically with the size of your faderbutton. (see screenshot.png).
staticattic wrote: »
My own personal preference. The fader backs that SendString provided with the fader buttons from Flash...
a_riot42 wrote: »
Not bad, although I don't think the fader knob matches the background. I was looking for a more photorealistic image. I can't seem to download the zip files posted as winzip says its not a valid archive.
jason_the_adams wrote: »
So I'm guessing you don't want to have to design the sliders yourself? I made the slider to fit the design I work with - which I find is the best way to make sure the design is precisely what you're looking for. Adobe Illustrator and/or Photoshop would both be excellent programs to accomplish the task.
Nerieru wrote: »
Has anyone figured out how to get the sliders in there with a transparent background? (in the slider name itself)
I tried using 24-bit pngs and 8-bit pngs with transparent backgrounds, but that resulted in the sliders with yellow backgrounds in TPDesign4, and I obviously want them to have that transparent background. (the reason is I have a shadow dropping from the slider knob itself and it has rounded corners. (would be a shame if I can't get it to work with the transparent background, especially for the shadow, which would look really awesome)
Hope someone figured this out.
Included what it's supposed to look like, and what it looks like right now.
ericmedley wrote: »
make the background transparent in Photoshop and save it as a 24-bit .png rather than an .jpg.
I tried using 24-bit pngs and 8-bit pngs with transparent backgrounds, but that resulted in the sliders with yellow backgrounds in TPDesign4
I also know that the issue is within TPDesign and not within the actual image. The issue is the 'slider name' colour, which you can only set to a solid colour, not to transparent. So TPDesign picks that colour rather than a going with the transparency that was in the image anyway.
vining wrote: »
How did you go about adding that slider image to the drop down window for "slider name"? I didn't know that was possible.
This doesn't fix the problem you describe, but I think it will be quicker than waiting for AMX to add transparency to the slider button:
Just create multiple images with the slider in all of the positions desired, then make a multi-state bargraph button. Keep in mind, you don't need to have 100 images even if the level range is 0-100. You could create 25 or 50 images and the button will still show an accurate enough depiction.... unless you are on a 17" touch panel and have a button big enough (at least 100 pixels high).
You could use this approach to do some neat things at the same time. You could add LED indicators that change color as the slider goes higher. If you are bored and talented, you could experiment with 3D effects.
Just a thought,
Nerieru wrote: »
Anyway, the 100-state thing, yeah that would work, but wouldn't that make the slider button go up as if it's a bar graph being slit up? (basically making the lower half of the button slider disappear and then slowly going in to the next one?)
I realize that would be a solution just to get it to work in some fashion, but AMX should allow custom sliders to be implemented easily (I have a really long list of things I would like to see added, but I doubt it's any use to give it to them, as the software we use now still looks and feels like it's 1998)
Jeff this can be achieved much more easily, if you make background images for your sliders, with those led. One with all off, one with all on. Then add a slider button to them. This will give you the same effect.
Spire_Jeff wrote: »
Change the type from bargraph to multi-state bargraph. Doing this means that instead of splitting the On and Off graphics, the button displays the entire graphic state that represents the level. If the range of the button is 1-100 and you have 50 states, state 1 will be displayed for values 1 and 2, state 2 will be used for values 3 and 4 and so on. If you have 100 states instead of 50, the state will change to match the level. On some of the EQ sliders I have, they are set to a range of 0-24 with 11 states and it works fine.
As to the second part, doing it your way limits you to one on state and one off state, going with multi-state buttons opens more options. You could have the shadow cast by the slider button change as the slider moves up (if you are graphically inclined to do so ). This just isn't as easy to accomplish using the method you describe.