[Progress - 22th March] UI Colours Templates

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[Progress - 22th March] UI Colours Templates
« on: March 22, 2017, 10:26:10 PM »
Hey all,

This will be a short post, but it has been almost two weeks since my last post and I want to keep the progress updates going.

I created color templates for the mod system. These templates allow you to change all of the UI colors without editing the UIs at all. As well as that I have attached these templates to the game's faction system, so each faction can have it's own color scheme. So the UIs for a UNION ship will use a different color palette than Centauri ships.

You can see an example of a colors template here: http://pastebin.com/FRALiJq4 (colours are written in hex format, similar to HTML)

Next up I am working on button animations for the UIs, to give a better "feel" to interacting with the screens.


Thanks for reading!

Mark

 
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Re: [Progress - 22th March] UI Colours Templates
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2017, 10:55:36 PM »
That's a neat idea!

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Re: [Progress - 22th March] UI Colours Templates
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2017, 11:18:43 PM »
Thanks. :D

I was having to copy and paste color values all over the UI XAML files. It was slowing me down, and changing colors was a real pain. I realised I needed a better solution, a central location for all color definitions. The idea for mod color templates and faction based colors came from that.

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Re: [Progress - 22th March] UI Colours Templates
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2017, 01:35:17 PM »
Hi all,

I am still working away on the UI animations, but it has been delayed by my day job which has a big release due early next week.

I expect to finish the new animations late next week, at which point I will post a video here showing them.


Thanks,

Mark

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Re: [Progress - 22th March] UI Colours Templates
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2017, 01:43:18 PM »
Good luck with the job and the animations!

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Re: [Progress - 22th March] UI Colours Templates
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2017, 01:43:57 PM »
Thanks man. 😊