Me and my friends are tested , so its work flawless for now.
It is a visual toolbar like in Reaper. But im not a programmer scripter, so i have some problems with my features to deal with. Maybe someone can help me a little if you have some time.
First i realise there is no way to use colored button images. Right ? its always based on the Theme colors.
I want the rollover state to be colored images. Thats looks awesome. Or maybe colored version all the time.
Is there any trick that can help me about that ? Maybe a bitmap and a button in overlay with alpha…
Another thin is is i can’t resize the Button images to fit smaller or bigger sizes. it would be awesome i can do that for smaller screen users.
here is the Tool itself so you can check them out., happy using…
I also made a VST effect version, and Instrument versions. So its three Visual Browser, but the VST version is need to setup by users… but maybe i can create a workaround for that… but its too hard coz every artist has its own VST as u know…
also, the bitmaps are all a little blurry. any way to sharpen them up with higher resolution images?
thanks for this!
Also, a general question for tool window keybindings… Does anyone know if it is possible to make the keybind act as a toggle that not only invokes the tool window, but also closes it? Or is it possible to keybind tool window closure in the first place? It’s a minor annoyance to switch from kb to mouse when working with tools generally
Place all the titles of each button image in exactly the same location.
Use Renoise’s 100% scaling to create images that correspond to the same size. This guarantees sharpness with each scaling. It’s worth it!
Use the “@” characteristic in the name of the each png images for scaling: name_image.png (original size 128x128) firstname.lastname@example.org (original size x1.25) email@example.com (original size x4)
I suggest you capture the images with Renoise scaling at 350%. You increase each image by 50% until you reach 400% and take this image of 350% as a base to create the rest of the png image sizes more smalls.
Save images in 8bit with transparency to take up little space.
If you use image scaling and a great dedication to creating beautiful images, true to the look of Renoise, it will look great! I think a “negative” image look would be appropriate, without color and with transparency of the background. I think the bulk of the work is creating the right images and your scales.