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How do you put Monstercat's Song Info in the middle?

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How do you put Monstercat's Song Info in the middle?

IIILLLIII » September 5th, 2019, 12:42 pm

So for those who are not familiar with the Monstercat visualizer (assuming not everyone knows it even though its probably the most well-known visualizer), The song info either clips either on the left side or the right side of the screen and I was wondering if there is a way to remove that so I could put it in the middle (or anywhere). Do you guys know how I can do this?
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Re: How do you put Monstercat's Song Info in the middle?

eclectic-tech » September 5th, 2019, 1:41 pm

IIILLLIII wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 12:42 pm
So for those who are not familiar with the Monstercat visualizer (assuming not everyone knows it even though its probably the most well-known visualizer), The song info either clips either on the left side or the right side of the screen and I was wondering if there is a way to remove that so I could put it in the middle (or anywhere). Do you guys know how I can do this?
You can do this by editing either of the current "Left.ini" or "Right.ini" song info skins located in "monstercat-visualizer\Song Information\" folder.

To align CENTER, you need to change the X value to X=(#SkinWidth#*0.5) and change StringAlign=Center; save the file as "Center.ini" in the same folder.

Alternately, you can copy this code and save it as "Center.ini" in the same "Song Information" folder.
Don't forget to "Refresh All" to see the new skin.

monstercat-visualizer\Song Information\Center.ini

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[Rainmeter]
Group=SongInfo
Update=50
DynamicWindowSize=1
AccurateText=1

; = IMPORTANT =
; = For configuring the rainmeter skin, right-click the visualizer and click on "Open settings".
; = You can also open the variables.ini file located in:
; = "My Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\Monstercat Visualizer\@Resources"

; Small context menu when you right-click the skin
ContextTitle=" Open settings"
ContextAction=[!ActivateConfig "#ROOTCONFIG#\Settings" "general.ini"]
ContextTitle2=" Open variables file"
ContextAction2=["#@#variables.ini"]
ContextTitle3=" Toggle background"
ContextAction3=[!ToggleConfig "#ROOTCONFIG#\Background" "Background.ini"]

[Metadata]
Name=Monstercat Visualizer for Rainmeter
Author=marcopixel
License=MIT License
Information=An realtime audio visualizer for Rainmeter similar to the ones used in the Monstercat videos.

[Variables]
; Includes the variables used for the skin.
@include=#@#variables.ini

; Include media player and styling measures.
@include2=#@#include\Measure#MPMode#.inc
@include3=#@#include\MeasureStyling.inc

; Meter Artist & Track - show artists name and track name
[MeterArtist]
Meter=String
MeasureName=MeasureArtist
X=(#SkinWidth#*0.5)
Y=(30*#ScaleSongInformation#)
FontFace=#Font1#
FontSize=(#FontSize1#*#ScaleSongInformation#)
FontEffectColor=#BorderColor#
StringAlign=Center
InlineSetting=Color | #TextColor#
InlineSetting2=Case | Upper
InlineSetting3=Shadow | 4 | 4 | 0 | #DropShadowColor#
ClipString=1
ClipStringH=(130*#ScaleSongInformation#)
ClipStringW=#SCREENAREAWIDTH#
AntiAlias=1
Text="%1"
Group=GroupDynamicColors | GroupShadowMeters

[MeterTrack]
Meter=STRING
MeasureName=MeasureTrack
X=(#SkinWidth#*0.5)
Y=(-20*#ScaleSongInformation#)R
FontFace=#Font2#
FontSize=(#FontSize2#*#ScaleSongInformation#)
FontEffectColor=#BorderColor#
StringAlign=Center
InlineSetting=Color | #TextColor#
InlineSetting2=Case | Upper
InlineSetting3=Shadow | 4 | 4 | 0 | #DropShadowColor#
ClipString=2
ClipStringH=(100*#ScaleSongInformation#)
AntiAlias=1
Text="%1"
Group=GroupDynamicColors | GroupShadowMeters
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Re: How do you put Monstercat's Song Info in the middle?

balala » September 5th, 2019, 3:38 pm

Not really related to the question, but I wonder why has Left.ini set the Update to Update=200 and Right.ini to Update=100. These skins are not visualizer skins, so doesn't worth to have a such small Update value, but even if those are set so small, they should be equal. For sure they work even if their Updates are different, but doesn't makes sense. For me at least definitely doesn't.
And yours eclectic-tech set even smaller, to Update=50?
Am I teasing?
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Re: How do you put Monstercat's Song Info in the middle?

eclectic-tech » September 5th, 2019, 4:06 pm

You'll need to ask the author about that update rate discrepancy and his reasoning (or oversight). :D

I am not going to redesign his skins :uhuh: only offer a solution to the question. ;-)
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Re: How do you put Monstercat's Song Info in the middle?

balala » September 5th, 2019, 5:39 pm

eclectic-tech wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 4:06 pm
You'll need to ask marcopixel about that update rate discrepancy and his reasoning (or oversight). :D

I am not going to redesign his skins :uhuh: only offer a solution to the question. ;-)
Ok, don't misunderstand me, I didn't want to criticize you (sorry if I did), that was just something I had to comment. :Whistle
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Re: How do you put Monstercat's Song Info in the middle?

eclectic-tech » September 5th, 2019, 10:19 pm

You are right about not needing that low of an update (besides using 3 different values in nearly identical skins) :thumbup: Not offended at all 8-)

But it doesn't really matter too much, when it is used with a visualizer skin that updates every 16 ms! :o
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Re: How do you put Monstercat's Song Info in the middle?

balala » September 6th, 2019, 7:02 am

eclectic-tech wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 10:19 pm
But it doesn't really matter too much, when it is used with a visualizer skin that updates every 16 ms! :o
Agree and not! Because doesn't worth to load the computer more then needed and the more skins with low update we use, the more the computer is loaded.