Metropolis WB - Work in progress.

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By on November 9, 2012 9:29:48 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums External Link

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Been spending rather a lot of time in C4D these days working on modelling, lighting, texturing... One can only do so much in Photoshop... and I've

been doing it.. a loooong time... or so it feels...

So.....thought I would venture into 3D again for another WB.... Post work in PS.

I'm thinking along the lines of an upscale, contemporary, plush apartment in a modern Metropolis. Stainless steel fixtures..mood lighting.. et cetera

For Windows 7.

Will post more as I go.

i Loooooove lighting.... 

Cheers... and thx to Snowman and Doc for their critiques....and the WB name.  'Perfect'

 


  

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November 9, 2012 9:50:06 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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November 9, 2012 9:55:58 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

This looks so much better it's hard to believe, John.

The gray would be too much like "Krome".

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November 9, 2012 10:07:27 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks y'all... I agree...

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November 9, 2012 10:54:28 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Awesome!!!!   Super, even...hehe...

 

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November 10, 2012 12:58:29 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Replace the blue area with frosted glass. Note to brain....stop thinking out loud.

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November 10, 2012 1:32:58 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

freakin' hell............wonderlust..........classy, johnny boy..........very classy

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November 10, 2012 5:08:31 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

sleek

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November 10, 2012 5:50:36 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Oh yeah.... Much better. Not that the initial version looked bad, though.

Sometimes I hate my skins collection....

Someone already did use 'Metropolis' as a WB name, but quite franktly...... No one (but me) would ever have noticed. It's a 10 year old skin, so I seriously doubt anyone has got it, knows about it - let alone are using it...

[TitlebarSkin]
SkinName=Metropolis
SkinAuthor=Made in Medellín
AuthorEmail=madeinmedellin@***********.***
SpecialNotes=Sample Special Note (here's the place for your default sample note)
AuthorsURL=(put your URL here)
Generator=Stardock SkinStudio XP ver 2.0.0, Build 440

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November 10, 2012 6:44:28 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Before my time for sure. Liking very much the new look. Sleek and shiny.

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November 10, 2012 8:33:12 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Well, you could just name it "Metro".

 

Ooops, that might get you sued.

 

But this is one really EXCELLENT looking start menu!

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November 10, 2012 10:22:30 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks guys... Snowey, I guess I'll leave the name and just name the WB Metropolis II.

Still tweaking..

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November 10, 2012 11:41:37 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

This updated version has a slimmer main background section, less rounded, less thick, (therefore) > Less reflective.

Opignions?

 

 

 

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November 10, 2012 11:48:09 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Excellent, Master Juan!

Decreasing the reflectivity was just the right touch. 

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November 10, 2012 12:37:37 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

The reflectivity of the material wasn't changed.. Point being, making an object less thick, less rounded decreases the surface area, thus giving light less real estate to reflect off.

Net result, a more minimal look, but.. I think we're agreed, better looking.

Thanks Docco!

 

Just a bit less green in teh blue.. getting close to a final look now.. next.. taskbar

 

 

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November 10, 2012 12:51:43 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Metro Polish(ed)...lol

 

 

Awesome, John! 

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November 10, 2012 5:18:19 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Looks cool.

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November 10, 2012 7:29:45 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thx Cardinal...

 This and original image updated.... moooovin right along..

 

 

 

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November 10, 2012 7:35:23 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

This is one beautiful skin for sure John!

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November 10, 2012 8:23:59 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thank-ya Tom

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November 10, 2012 8:29:22 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Lookin great bud!

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November 11, 2012 10:14:58 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Star's or no Star's ?

 

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November 11, 2012 10:18:09 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

love the 3d look.... and that aqua colour with the silver is just scrumptious..... so stylish and refreshing....

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November 11, 2012 10:30:06 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I say no stars buddy, looks fantastic and cleaner without them!

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November 11, 2012 11:00:18 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Very nice either way for me.

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November 11, 2012 11:16:15 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

to me it's plenty stylish enough without the stars.... more elegant... but we'll see what the concensus is...  

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