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Title: [IC] GMK SoftTouch | IC Form
Post by: athp2121 on Tue, 11 May 2021, 18:42:10

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GMK  SoftTouch

A pastel set featuring a pink and blue contrast

https://forms.gle/91aV8zCcfpNMYtRf6
Google Form for interest check

Base Kit

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Base Kit - Japanese Sublegends

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Spacebars

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40s

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NorDeUK Layout

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Keyboard Renders

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Info

Manufactured by GMK.
All colours are custom RAL Colours:
  • White: GMK WS2
  • Legend Blue: RAL 210 70 35 Weitsichtblau
  • Light Blue: RAL 210 80 25 Knallbleu
  • Navy Blue: RAL 220 70 35 Ferienblau
  • Pastel Pink: RAL 010 85 20 Inkarnatrose


Let us know what you think!


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Update 3
(17th May 2021)

RAL Colours
  • White: GMK WS2
  • Legend Blue: RAL 210 70 35 Weitsichtblau
  • Light Blue: RAL 210 80 25 Knallbleu
  • Navy Blue: RAL 220 70 35 Ferienblau
  • Pastel Pink: RAL 010 85 20 Inkarnatrose



Update 2
(16th May 2021)

Progress Check

Legends {FIXED}

RAL Colours {TBD}

Kitting
  • Base Kit size adjustment {DONE}
  • 40s Kit {DONE}
  • Spacebars blue/white {DONE}
  • NorDeUK {DONE}

Renders
  • Kits {DONE}
  • Boards {DONE}



Update 1
(11th May 2021)

Hey guys!

Thank you for all your comments so far, they have been really helpful in our design process

I'll start off with a quick introduction and follow with the updates we will make to the kit.

In summary, "we" are two Australian high school students in our final year and have been involved in the keyboard community for a year or two now and have enjoyed the strong culture of the group.

We decided to run a group buy kit because we thought it would be an enjoyable endeavour, working with a community to push a product to market that was of our own design.

The IC thread so far was really just to gauge interest in the colour scheme and we are currently working on expanding our kit's versatility [DONE] and designing novelty keycaps.

The kit itself, though some say was inspired by Noel, was more inspired by the soft texture of pastel colours and the clean look that they give to a keyboard. In addition to this, we really liked the look of the blue legends on pastel pink keycaps.

On the topic of legends, we realise now that the size of the text is quite small and that the font isn't the default GMK style. This was entirely due to our lack of knowledge of setting up designs and rendering but rest assured the final renders and kit will have the default size and font of a GMK keycap set.
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We are also currently taking your layout recommendations into consideration and will reveal the following in due course:
 
- Support for Alice layouts
 - A 40s kit
 - Spacebar kits it both white and the accent colour to decrease the size of the main kit
 - Fixing the issues with the colours of some of the keycaps on the base set

Finally, once we have sorted all these things out we will get more renders of the set to give you guys a better picture of what it will look like.

Thanks for your understanding and we look forward to getting this project rolling

PS: if we undergo short periods of inactivity that is likely due to either a busy school schedule or the disparity of time zones

Title: Re: [IC] GMK SoftTouch
Post by: frostykoala on Tue, 11 May 2021, 18:47:55
Good idea, you might want to think through some kitting decisions. Here are some things I noticed:

Forced Accent Bars are usually frowned upon
No B for Alice users
No 1.25u shift for ISO users
Labelling Kits do assist people in seeing if this set is right for their board
Your legends are all custom with this font and that is usually not the best route to take with GMK

If you would like more help please let me know and I would gladly help, this set can go places but needs some polishing.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK SoftTouch
Post by: Alejo1707 on Tue, 11 May 2021, 18:48:43
ne 2nd b avail
Will there be a round 2 for SA Nightlight?

Sent from my GM1917 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [IC] GMK SoftTouch
Post by: SketchLol on Tue, 11 May 2021, 18:50:29
reminds me of noel
Title: Re: [IC] GMK SoftTouch
Post by: powwu on Tue, 11 May 2021, 18:52:06
why are the legends itty bitty teeny tiny?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK SoftTouch
Post by: powwu on Tue, 11 May 2021, 18:53:01
also, who is "us"?? you never introduced yourself
Title: Re: [IC] GMK SoftTouch
Post by: chung on Tue, 11 May 2021, 18:57:51
 :-X
Title: Re: [IC] GMK SoftTouch
Post by: MIGHTY CHICKEN on Tue, 11 May 2021, 18:59:40
1.Legends
2. More renders pls
3. That base kit is too massive
4. Blue accent bars, but no blue accent esc, enter etc.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK SoftTouch
Post by: poglet on Tue, 11 May 2021, 19:07:52
Colors look good, seconding comments about legends being too small and a lack of blue accent keys.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK SoftTouch
Post by: FishyKeebs on Tue, 11 May 2021, 19:18:05
holy base kit batman
Title: Re: [IC] GMK SoftTouch
Post by: ID99 on Tue, 11 May 2021, 19:44:05
GMK leoN
Title: Re: [IC] GMK SoftTouch
Post by: hali on Tue, 11 May 2021, 19:46:15
oh kle where would i be without you
Title: Re: [IC] GMK SoftTouch
Post by: Baka Bot on Tue, 11 May 2021, 19:53:53
Can you please introduce yourself and the other ppl that are associated with this project, I would love to get to know you and the rest of the group. (also the legends are small plz change it)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK SoftTouch
Post by: Bachoo on Tue, 11 May 2021, 20:06:43
Needs a bunch more polishing, but I can get behind what you have so far. On top of what frosty mentioned above, the f13 key you have is in the wrong color.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK SoftTouch
Post by: switchnollie on Tue, 11 May 2021, 21:34:26
why are the legends itty bitty teeny tiny?

Yeah it's weird they didn't use GMK legends for the renders of a GMK set.

I'd also like to know who they are as well as others mentioned since there's a lotta people just jumping into keyboards for money now.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK SoftTouch
Post by: SketchLol on Tue, 11 May 2021, 22:04:37
why are the legends itty bitty teeny tiny?

Yeah it's weird they didn't use GMK legends for the renders of a GMK set.

I'd also like to know who they are as well as others mentioned since there's a lotta people just jumping into keyboards for money now.
seems kind of a low effort set too. “they” just inverted noel and shoved them on 1 render, doesn’t looks like they even consulted anyone about this set either
Title: Re: [IC] GMK SoftTouch
Post by: hyhy2105 on Tue, 11 May 2021, 23:24:09
Wow, it looks beautiful and simple. But does it have novelties?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK SoftTouch
Post by: NovaRMK on Tue, 11 May 2021, 23:27:46
I-... Uhm... what?

The colors look nice, base kit is... uh... someone help me out here.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK SoftTouch
Post by: athp2121 on Tue, 11 May 2021, 23:31:46
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Title: Re: [IC] GMK SoftTouch
Post by: athp2121 on Tue, 11 May 2021, 23:33:17
I-... Uhm... what?

The colors look nice, base kit is... uh... someone help me out here.

Aha yep, we have realised that it might be just a bit large, I hope our statement clears things up
Title: Re: [IC] GMK SoftTouch
Post by: LittleAad on Wed, 12 May 2021, 07:04:31
Glad to see sets in IC taking more of an interest check approach. I think there is slight resemblance to noel in terms of colors used but the application is different. Different enough... I dunno. But as others have pointed out kitting needs some work as a base kit of that size is not gonna be priced well by any means with a manu such as gmk. I recommend to take a look at other gmk sets in IC/GB to reference for kitting. Renders can be improved as well but you seem to be well aware of this. Hoping to see more updates in the future!

edit: also try to be a bit more concise with your wording. It gets to be a bit of a pain when reading a ton of text on an IC.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK SoftTouch
Post by: Rumblethumps on Wed, 12 May 2021, 11:31:03
Well, this one and Noel do look pretty similar, but I missed out on Noel, so I still dig it lol.

Glad to see that the legends will be bigger. The size of the base kit makes me concerned about the price, though.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK SoftTouch
Post by: robsta on Wed, 12 May 2021, 12:35:54
International Kit pls, and im so innnnnn, PASTEL LIFE ME AWAY!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK SoftTouch
Post by: treeleaf64 on Thu, 13 May 2021, 09:05:07
softtouchDN
Title: Re: [IC] GMK SoftTouch
Post by: KeyboardCult102 on Sat, 15 May 2021, 21:21:01
Ooh, new renders  :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK SoftTouch
Post by: Achromous on Sat, 15 May 2021, 22:11:40
softtouchDN

Swing and a solid connection.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK SoftTouch
Post by: cylentshadows on Sat, 15 May 2021, 22:23:00
Your accent legends are different from your other legends. I recommend changing your other legends to match so they are actually legible.

Have you colormatched yet? Your close up render shows the legends as being turquoise on my monitor, idk if that's intentional.

RN it looks like you just inverted Noel and made it hard to read. Nevertheless, I missed Noel and hope this set develops into something that's legible and pretty. GLWIC!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK SoftTouch
Post by: P103 on Sun, 16 May 2021, 10:21:54
Gmk blanks?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK SoftTouch
Post by: kevin8u on Mon, 17 May 2021, 22:00:38
Missed out on Noel, can’t wait to see how this set does.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK SoftTouch | IC Form + Novelties IC Form
Post by: robsta on Mon, 17 May 2021, 23:33:58
in my opinion its nice as noel, maybe better, didnt saw a "pink bluish" set with international kit, so i think it will do good
Title: Re: [IC] GMK SoftTouch | IC Form + Novelties IC Form
Post by: KeyboardCult102 on Fri, 28 May 2021, 22:29:45
The colour contrast is much better now. Looking forward to the GB
Title: Re: [IC] GMK SoftTouch | IC Form + Novelties IC Form
Post by: svshikun on Sat, 29 May 2021, 00:08:01
Such a cute set i would love to see this!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK SoftTouch | IC Form + Novelties IC Form
Post by: sup3r170va on Sat, 29 May 2021, 03:40:39
I really like this set. Maybe add an F13 key, and consider a hangul or hiragana alpha kit?
Otherwise this looks really good  :thumb: