Post Pics of Your Control Pages HERE!

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Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:08 am
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Re: Post Pics of Your Control Pages HERE!

@norcoscia, That looks really good in the mount now!! You have given me ideas for a secondary controller upstairs :D

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Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:02 pm
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Re: Post Pics of Your Control Pages HERE!

Just to see if I'm understanding this right, you design in affinity, use that to produce an image, (your png), apply that as the background and then use the indigo control page designer to add the actual controls on top, have I got that right?

I'd also love the files for this if that would be ok, I'll take a look at affinity, only ever really dabbled with gimp for photoshop stuff.

Great work guys, thank you!

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Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:13 pm
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Re: Post Pics of Your Control Pages HERE!

norcoscia wrote:
Dave can you tell me what a foo is

Foo is just a placeholder in my example. Foo could be anything. It's the bit that follows the plus sign that's critical. If you haven't seen it, you might want to have a look at this page http://wiki.indigodomo.com/doku.php?id=cp_custom_images

alarm+.png (this is the transparent one)
alarm+on.png (this is the one you want to see)

alert+.png
alert+true.png

ham_sandwich+.png
ham_sandwich+mustard.png

(Foo is short for foobar. Foobar is the phonetic of FUBAR. FUBAR is an acronym for F... Up Beyond All Recognition! :D )

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Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:34 am
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Re: Post Pics of Your Control Pages HERE!

OK Dave - now I see - sorry I'm so dense :oops:

noel1983 - I do the whole thing in Affinity, everything - then I make a copy of that file and cut out pretty much everything that is not static - that becomes my back ground and I save it as a png at the exact size of the display in px (I actually create it a that size so everything is alway the right size.) Then I take the individual bits that I plan to turn into graphic elements and put them in separate files with backgrounds just a little bigger than each element. Once they are finished they are each turned into png files for export to Indigo.

So I have a ton of files - I tried ziping some up but the site did not allow me to upload a zip - do I need to do something special.

Examples below
Attachments
cp background.jpg
cp background.jpg (186.8 KiB) Viewed 212 times
2017-09-09_04-29-20.png
2017-09-09_04-29-20.png (37.03 KiB) Viewed 212 times

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Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:56 am
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Re: Post Pics of Your Control Pages HERE!

Perfect thank you that explanation helps a lot.

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Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:21 pm
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You might consider making your icon backgrounds transparent. If you decide to change background color you'll need to change all of your icons as well.

I made the mistake of not making my icons transparent and will go back one of these days to fix them.


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Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:55 pm
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Re: Post Pics of Your Control Pages HERE!

norcoscia wrote:
OK Dave - now I see - sorry I'm so dense :oops:

Truly no worries. We're all here to help each other.

One of the best features about Indigo is the community.

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