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Lava themed HTC IME mod.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nomnompie, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. nomnompie

    nomnompie Well-Known Member
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    So, I was bored this morning and I created a skinned HTC IME mod using Gimpsta's theme generator found here: http://www.gimpsta.com/themerlo/main.php

    I did it using a key template I made and a simple filter using GIMP 2, along with the "transparent" key options on the themer. Hoping to make a tutorial soon on how I did it cause it's pretty cool.

    Here is what it looks like.

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    Couldn't attach the APK for some reason so I tried uploading to mediafire.
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    Maybe it only seems so on these screenshots, but the keyboard is pretty much unreadable - the flame-ish clutter in the background of each key button makes it hard to figure out which key is which.
     
  3. nomnompie

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    Hm, it could be the screenshots or maybe your monitor is dark? The symbols actually look a bit brighter on the phone itself though.

    It is kind of wild though I will admit, :eek: but it looks ok to me on the phone itself. Maybe give it a try?

    I can make other kinds though, and am planning on showing how I did this if anybody is interested.
     
  4. gimpsta

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    best use of my generator yet!!!!!!!!!!

    So let me get this straight, you created a background with that design on it, mimicking the look of a key, and then used the completely transparent (no keys) primary/function keys?

    How does it look in compact qwerty/t9 mode? Not at all right I'd guess?

    Either way, extremely creative. I've seen evidence of other people trying similar (browsing through images that people upload :) ) but never seen it pulled off this well.

    Kudos!
     
  5. nomnompie

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    Yup, that is what I did. Glad you like it. :D

    I never even thought of that though but you're right, the compact QWERTY looks very strange. None of the "keys" line up. :eek:

    Didn't notice as I personally never use it... but anybody that uses it will not want to use this method of skinning I guess. :eek: :p

    (EDIT) In theory you can make it work for the compact QWERTY too, but you just have to use one or the other.. Either the full qwerty or the compact qwerty.

    Basically I used GIMP to make "cutouts" with holes exactly where the keys are. Then using GIMP, and some nifty tools, you can use the cutouts as 'stencils'. I want to make a tutorial explaining how I did it, and I'll include the cutouts attached.

    I'm assuming the HTC IME mod doesn't have ability to use a separate background for the compact QWERTY?

    (edit2) I just realized that the keys dont line up on the number/symbol boards either.. bummer lol. The number row lines up but not the symbol rows. Ah well, again I rarely use those so to me it isn't a huge deal but to some it will be and they will not want to skin via this method.:eek:
     
  6. Slug

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    The IME is HTC's property and not part of Android's open-source code, so please don't post links to it.

    Thanks for your co-operation.
     
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  7. nomnompie

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    My bad mate... wasn't aware of that since there are so many customized versions floating about, never crossed my mind. :(

    Just when I think I can contribute something neat.. :rolleyes: My apologies, thanks for letting me know.
     
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