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Versa-Visualizer

Media controls, music players, video and animated visualizers
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eclectic-tech
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Re: Versa-Visualizer

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Update!

I finally took the time to add a few new features...
  • Added a Minimum Shape Color 'Intensity' setting
    - Originally the shape color intensity was driven solely by the audio level, so low level sounds did not show with the same intese color of louder sounds
    - You can set a minimum color level for shapes. The intensity of the color will still be increased until the sounds reach maximum level
    - If set to 255, then shapes are full color intensity and will resize based on sound levels
    - At zero (original value), the color intensity and size are both controlled by sound levels
  • 'Outer Ring Size' is now 'Shape Size' and 'Inner Ring' is now a 'Threshold' Level setting
    - Outer Ring Size' actually set the 'Shape Size', so I renamed it in the Editors
    - Modified the effect of the 'Inner Ring Size' setting; changed it to a 'Threshold' setting
    - For Bars this sets the 'crossover' value so bars will be below and above based on the sound level (The bars will appear to flip from low side to high side)
    - For Circular shapes this sets a crossover level along the diameter; the border will move outward, increasing the inside diameter of a circle the size of the threshold value. When the threshold is reached, the color will fill from the threshold to the current border sound level (It will appear as 2 types of rings)
    - Optimal setting is about 1/3 ~ 1/4 of the Shape Size setting
  • Added Border Alpha setting
    - The color intensity of the border image can be set (originally a static value of '245')
  • Added Vertical positioning for Circle visualizer
    - Sometimes the Circular visualizer could not be positioned high enough on the screen (Windows will not let a skin be placed above the top of the screen, even with 'Keep On Screen' disabled), using the V Position setting, the placement can be improved
  • Added Preset Centering via middle mouse click of <Centering> or <V Position> setting
    - Each visualizer style may require a unique centering value; a middle click should get you close to the average center for each visualizer version. Scrolling the mouse over those meters will fine tune the centering of each style.
I think the visualizers look better with the new minimum Intensity setting and the Threshold features!
I hope you agree! 8-)

Comments and/or suggestions always welcomed
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Re: Versa-Visualizer

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Posted an update today...

Added a new Spin Beat Reverse animation to the Circle version
Will reverse the spin direction in time to the beat! 8-)

Modded the Circle context menu to have 7 beat animation selections, instead of only 2... (Mimics the other 2 versions) :thumbup:
Modded all setting skins to a 'dark grey' background (removed color based on current scheme :vomit: )

EDIT: A couple of changes 1 day later... v 1.2017.01.14
Added an option to toggle gradient colors / single color bars via context menus
Corrected pause status display on vertical version

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Re: Versa-Visualizer

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can you make a clock the lights with the music, sorry im new to this
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Re: Versa-Visualizer

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zar6809 wrote:can you make a clock the lights with the music, sorry im new to this
I will not accept any requests to create skins (see https://forum.rainmeter.net/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=8195) :uhuh:

I am more than happy to help you create one...
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Re: Versa-Visualizer

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Updated: I know I should stop, but I can't! ;-)

Version 1.2017.03.19
* Added optional Album Art
* Added shadowing to Title display
* Added optional Beat driven intensity Baseline or Centerline
* Added option to use same color or gradients for shapes
* Expanded Circle version animations and improved mouse interaction

Just Feeding my addiction! ;-)
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Re: Versa-Visualizer

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After a year, I decided to make some requested modifications... DA download link
  • Added the ability to show/hide left/right channel displays
  • Redesigned spin action on Circular version for better response and control
  • Made changes to styles to make animation selections persistent when refreshed
  • Simplified Context Menu; all animations are controlled in the editor or by left mouse double-clicks on the skin
  • Added Drag Group option ~ All active versa visualizers can be positioned as one skin
  • Visualizer will hide when sound is muted
  • I recommend running the included monitoring skins (or my VisualizerLoader skin) to eliminate CPU load completely
EDIT: Added experimental rotation control to the horizontal version; see the bottom of the [Variables] section in the skin for info :D

Still considering changing all of these to shape meters, but haven't gone that far off the "deep end" yet (I think...) :confused: