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jsmorley
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Re: New here and to RainMeter

jsmorley » October 25th, 2018, 2:03 pm

kyriakos876 wrote:
October 25th, 2018, 2:00 pm
Damn son, give the people a link when you post something like that...
It's by the author Mistic, and may be on deviantART, but here is a .rmskin
NixieClock_1.0.0.rmskin
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Re: New here and to RainMeter

kyriakos876 » October 25th, 2018, 2:05 pm

jsmorley wrote:
October 25th, 2018, 2:03 pm
It's by the author Mistic, and may be on deviantART, but here is a .rmskin

NixieClock_1.0.0.rmskin
oh yea, found it on DevArt thanks!
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Re: New here and to RainMeter

jsmorley » October 25th, 2018, 2:31 pm

kyriakos876 wrote:
October 25th, 2018, 2:05 pm
oh yea, found it on DevArt thanks!
Here is a "Nixie tube" numbers bitmap in various sizes:

NixieFont.zip

1.png
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Re: New here and to RainMeter

Christer » October 25th, 2018, 3:02 pm

imma be a millionaire!

gonna install photoshop and make some cool png's and make a cool launcher next :)

but heres the result of the tutorial x)
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Re: New here and to RainMeter

jsmorley » October 25th, 2018, 3:03 pm

Christer wrote:
October 25th, 2018, 3:02 pm
imma be a millionaire!

gonna install photoshop and make some cool png's and make a cool launcher next :)

but heres the result of the tutorial x)
Looks good!
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Re: New here and to RainMeter

Christer » October 25th, 2018, 3:11 pm

jsmorley wrote:
October 25th, 2018, 3:03 pm
Looks good!
Thanks ^^

Got some ideas for mouse hover styling(similar to Fences in Steam), but think thats gonna take some time to learn :p
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Re: New here and to RainMeter

kyriakos876 » October 25th, 2018, 3:31 pm

Christer wrote:
October 25th, 2018, 3:11 pm
Thanks ^^

Got some ideas for mouse hover styling(similar to Fences in Steam), but think thats gonna take some time to learn :p
Hello,
Nice work!! :thumbup:
because you're new I'd suggest that you become familiar with
X=r X=R
and
Y=r Y=R
The small r means that the meter will start from the same spot that the previous meter started (The meter above in the code to be more precise)
The capital R means that the meter will start from where the previous meter ended.
This way you don't have to try numbers to find where should you meter start.

Take a look at this modification I did in your code:

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[Rainmeter]
Update=1000
Author=Christer(Prince of Norway)

[MeasureTime]
Measure=Time
Format=%#I:%M

[MeasureSeconds]
Measure=Time
Format=%S

[MeasureAMPM]
Measure=Time
Format=%p

[MeasureDate]
Measure=Time
Format=%#d, %B %Y

[TextStyle]
FontFace=Trebuchet MS
FontColor=255,245,207,255
SolidColor=0,0,0,1
StringStyle=Normal
StringAlign=Left
AntiAlias=1

[MeterTime]
Meter=String
MeterStyle=TextStyle
MeasureName=MeasureTime
X=0
Y=0
FontSize=40

[MeterSeconds]
Meter=String
MeterStyle=TextStyle
MeasureName=MeasureSeconds
X=R
Y=10
FontSize=15

[MeterAMPM]
Meter=String
MeterStyle=TextStyle
MeasureName=MeasureAMPM
X=r
Y=30
FontSize=15
FontColor=255,245,207,255

[MeterDate]
Meter=String
MeterStyle=TextStyle
MeasureName=MeasureDate
X=R
Y=38
FontSize=9
Rotate=90
Notice that I also changed the StringAlign=Right to StringAlign=Left so that the text will start from the left to the right. :) :)

I didn't change the Y values so that you can practice by doing the same with as I did with the X values. Go on and try replacing the numbers with r or R depending on what you want to achieve. Let me know if you need any help.
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Re: New here and to RainMeter

balala » October 25th, 2018, 3:32 pm

I agree with jsmorley, it indeed looks good, especially if it's your first work with Rainmeter.
However I'd add just two details:
  • The Author option doesn't belong anymore to [Rainmeter] section, but to [Metadata]. This isn't a big issue and doesn't prevent the skin to work, but it has to be said. Create a [Metadata] section and move the option there.
  • Would be great to add an invisible background to your skins. If you don't add one, it's a bit harder to click (or right click) on it, because you have to click (right click) exactly on a digit / letter. Adding an invisible background doesn't change how the skin is looking, but you can click much easier. To add a such background, add the following two options to the [Rainmeter] section, beside the existing one / ones:

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    [Rainmeter]
    ...
    BackgroundMode=2
    SolidColor=0,0,0,1
    See the SolidColor option, which creates a transparent background. It is transparent, because its transparency (the last / fourth parameter) is set to 1, from 255, which is practically transparent, but reacts to mouse clicks.
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Re: New here and to RainMeter

Christer » October 25th, 2018, 4:07 pm

Cool :D

I will make some edits and reupload later. Ive been looking into MouseOverAction to create some cool effects, but seems alot more complicated than i thought :???:
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Re: New here and to RainMeter

balala » October 25th, 2018, 5:45 pm

Christer wrote:
October 25th, 2018, 4:07 pm
I will make some edits and reupload later. Ive been looking into MouseOverAction to create some cool effects, but seems alot more complicated than i thought :???:
It's not. MouseOverAction is executed when you're hovering the mouse over the meters which has set up this option (if it is added to a meter), or over the skin (if the option is set up into the [Rainmeter] section).
A MouseLeaveAction option also exists. As I think you figured out, it is executed when you're leaving the meter or the skin.
If you have any concrete question related to these options (or to any other), feel free to ask.