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Title: [IC] ePBT Secret Agent | Deskmat voting!
Post by: syntx on Wed, 26 May 2021, 13:46:05
(https://i.imgur.com/GedgUR5.jpg)

The Set Name is Agent, Secret Agent.

The day I watched my favorite movie series for the 7th time I realized I had to make a keycap set out of the colors, so here we are:

This set is inspired by a suit from a golden movie of my favorite agent. Ever since I was a kid, I've been a big fan of agents.
I have my own collections of gadgets and exhibits and wanted to create my own keycap set together with this agent theme. I am so proud to share my progress with you today

Please let me know your opinions, either in the comments or on Discord. Also feel free to check out the IC form


IC-Form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe5KrbUC12_2KE0U3eOySiYGfOtpaKZ-z9JAocXKsh8z2JI8w/viewform?usp=sf_link)


Kit Renders


Base Kit
(https://i.imgur.com/wugoYpz.png)

Novelties
(https://i.imgur.com/414w6Y6.png)

Numpad
(https://i.imgur.com/ZVj0hJ9.png)

International
(https://i.imgur.com/fh3s8Ew.png)

Spacebars
(https://i.imgur.com/RKlx11P.png)

40s Kit
(https://i.imgur.com/EdHTwvM.png)



Board Renders
More renders are coming soon!



Whimsy by PRKNS
(https://i.imgur.com/8hR4rpQ.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/t57iI5I.jpeg)


Ikki68 Aurora by Wuque Studio
(https://i.imgur.com/5yFgFAv.jpeg)

(https://i.imgur.com/3Ik58iu.jpeg)


Maja by Vulcan
(https://i.imgur.com/QxoRS7v.jpeg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8sXl7i0.jpeg)


Cypher by Cable Car Designs
(https://i.imgur.com/f99bRFj.jpeg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YI4CK1w.jpeg)


Deskmats
Deskmat-Voting (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSev5ds0jX3t2zr493RGbEuIzIVI4ms6irQtoNl1wc34fbmYiQ/viewform?usp=sf_link)


Vendors

AS/GLOBAL: KBDFans
EU: TBA
USA: TBA
UK: TBA
CA: TBA
AUS: TBA


Pricing TBA




FAQ
Q: Is this GMK Mercury?
A: No, the colors are slightly different, as well as the accents. I also talked with kekaiyo (Designer of GMK Mercury)

Q: Ok, but the Name is stolen from GMK Agent 01 !!???
A: Also no, plus I again talked with the designer. The colorway is quite different, and there are clearly too few agent sets in my opinion. In addition the GB of Agent 01 is already over.

Q: Is this a licensed set? Are there any intellectual property concerns?
A: The set does not contain any protected/ trademarked symbols, words or designs.
All designs were made by myself and nothing was simply stolen or copied. I took an inspiration for the colors from my favorite movie, that's all



Special Thanks
To Tom Sparrow for helping me with annoying questions
To Kekaiyo and Sayantan (GMK Mercury and Agent 01) for giving me their blessing
To Honorless, for helping me with the 40s Kit


Updates

05/31/2021 - Adjustments to kitting, new Renders
06/20/2021 - 40s Kit, 2U shift in Base, New Spacebar Kit
09/011/2021 - Few new render, Deskmat-IC, Added R4 UK Pipe Key, R3 Control Key is now a Symbol




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Title: Re: [IC] ePBT Secret Agent
Post by: FishyKeebs on Wed, 26 May 2021, 13:51:27
seems a little like a darker rainy day but looks nice nonetheless  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] ePBT Secret Agent
Post by: MSA_Vision on Wed, 26 May 2021, 13:54:17
Love bond, love the set!
Title: Re: [IC] ePBT Secret Agent
Post by: dededecline on Wed, 26 May 2021, 13:56:05
ne 40s avail?
Title: Re: [IC] ePBT Secret Agent
Post by: Bub on Wed, 26 May 2021, 13:58:59
FWIW deskmats aren't typically a "collab" where the deskmat designer receives a cut of deskmat sales. while its probably great for the deskmat designer, it may complicate things for your vendors. most of the time artwork for deskmats is commissioned if not done by the keycap designer. not saying a collab is wrong or anything but just not usual.
Title: Re: [IC] ePBT Secret Agent
Post by: dededecline on Wed, 26 May 2021, 14:04:25
More thorough kitting suggestions:

Base
* R1 1u pipe is missing
* R1 1u End and Pg Dn can be removed as they're in the numpad kit (where they should be)
* consider adding stepped control (though not necessary)
* you're missing the R3 1u keys for ISO
* consider adding 2u shift and a 1u shift for 64 key layout
* move B from spacebars to base, there's no reason for it to be there with ePBT

Spacebars
* add 6u centered and off-centered (can be just alpha colored)
* remove alpha colored spacebar, it's in base
* again with removing B
* 1.75u space is, to the best of my knowledge, 40/ortho specific

40s/ortho
* please consider
Title: Re: [IC] ePBT Secret Agent
Post by: syntx on Wed, 26 May 2021, 14:09:16
FWIW deskmats aren't typically a "collab" where the deskmat designer receives a cut of deskmat sales. while its probably great for the deskmat designer, it may complicate things for your vendors. most of the time artwork for deskmats is commissioned if not done by the keycap designer. not saying a collab is wrong or anything but just not usual.

I didn't know that. Thank you for the info i will now design the Deskmat by myself (At least try it) or pay somebody else,
Title: Re: [IC] ePBT Secret Agent
Post by: Lockna on Wed, 26 May 2021, 14:13:14
This set looks damn good.
I love the colours, the accents and the design of the Novelties.
It's exactly my taste and there's nothing I can say wrong with it.
Title: Re: [IC] ePBT Secret Agent
Post by: syntx on Wed, 26 May 2021, 14:18:23
More thorough kitting suggestions:

Base
* R1 1u pipe is missing
* R1 1u End and Pg Dn can be removed as they're in the numpad kit (where they should be)
* consider adding stepped control (though not necessary)
* you're missing the R3 1u keys for ISO
* consider adding 2u shift and a 1u shift for 64 key layout
* move B from spacebars to base, there's no reason for it to be there with ePBT

Spacebars
* add 6u centered and off-centered (can be just alpha colored)
* remove alpha colored spacebar, it's in base
* again with removing B
* 1.75u space is, to the best of my knowledge, 40/ortho specific

40s/ortho
* please consider

Thank you for your Feedback! 40s Kit will come, but i want to make everyone happy with it, so i'll take my time. I will look at the rest, thank you
Title: Re: [IC] ePBT Secret Agent
Post by: dededecline on Wed, 26 May 2021, 14:25:44
Thank you for your Feedback! 40s Kit will come, but i want to make everyone happy with it, so i'll take my time. I will look at the rest, thank you

Sounds good! Please drop by the 40% server https://discord.gg/40percent any time for assistance!
Title: Re: [IC] ePBT Secret Agent
Post by: Tom Sparrow on Wed, 26 May 2021, 14:48:13
I am glad I was able to help you! I wish you best of luck with the IC :thumb:


I am looking forward to your deskmat designs, I am sure you already have some ideas on your mind!

Minor detail I noticed, in the spacebar kit two spacebars are labelled 6.25U but in the render they are not the same length :P
Title: Re: [IC] ePBT Secret Agent | Small Kitting/Render adjustments!
Post by: syntx on Mon, 31 May 2021, 12:00:33
Update:
Made some small kitting adjustments and replaced the renders with renders, that have better Light. In addition, there is now a picture of the colors (Note that the colors may look different on your monitor) and a Update section
Also please fill out, if not already done the IC form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe5KrbUC12_2KE0U3eOySiYGfOtpaKZ-z9JAocXKsh8z2JI8w/viewform?usp=sf_link)
Title: Re: [IC] ePBT Secret Agent | Small Kitting/Render adjustments!
Post by: JKKEEBS on Mon, 31 May 2021, 22:43:42
There are like five other sets that look like this.

Edit: Especially when the name/theme can be used for many different colors imo if that makes sense.
Title: Re: [IC] ePBT Secret Agent | Small Kitting/Render adjustments!
Post by: syntx on Tue, 01 June 2021, 09:06:58
There are like five other sets that look like this.

Edit: Especially when the name/theme can be used for many different colors imo if that makes sense.

Hi, thanks for the reply. I understand that you get the idea that there are already several other sets with these colors. I uploaded a color comparison picture, there you can also see that the colors to the other known sets differ again. I know that gray is still gray in the end, but ePBT Secret Agent is still different from other sets and i think it's great the way it is. In addition, it has a different theme. The colors come from my inspiration and there is not much you could have done differently.

Edit: But still, I am aware that there are similar sets

Title: Re: [IC] ePBT Secret Agent | Small Kitting/Render adjustments!
Post by: momo96 on Thu, 17 June 2021, 12:14:36
I really hope this gets produced. These are pretty much exactly the shades of grey i am looking for.
Title: Re: [IC] ePBT Secret Agent | Small Kitting/Render adjustments!
Post by: hzsh on Fri, 18 June 2021, 12:20:13
Gray on Black mods work REALLY well here, I love that. Novelties are pretty nice as well, they ring true to your theme. Something I'd consider cleaning up, although difficult, is the noise in the darker right side of the D60 Lite in its first render, it was quite noticeable once I took a closer look at the post. Polycarbonate is quite unforgiving in renders, so I see why the noise exists in the first place, but definitely something to think about since you're already planning on doing more board renders. Overall, doesn't look like you can go wrong with this set, very simple, yet elegant and ties itself back to a great theme :thumb:.
Title: Re: [IC] ePBT Secret Agent | Small Kitting/Render adjustments!
Post by: hottrout on Fri, 18 June 2021, 15:26:12
You need ti turn on the lights when computing the renders.  Why do they need to be imaged in the dark?
Title: Re: [IC] ePBT Secret Agent | Small Kitting/Render adjustments!
Post by: syntx on Sun, 20 June 2021, 06:45:31
I really hope this gets produced. These are pretty much exactly the shades of grey i am looking for.

Thank you for your feedback! I am working on it, the best as i can  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] ePBT Secret Agent | Small Kitting/Render adjustments!
Post by: syntx on Sun, 20 June 2021, 06:48:28
Gray on Black mods work REALLY well here, I love that. Novelties are pretty nice as well, they ring true to your theme. Something I'd consider cleaning up, although difficult, is the noise in the darker right side of the D60 Lite in its first render, it was quite noticeable once I took a closer look at the post. Polycarbonate is quite unforgiving in renders, so I see why the noise exists in the first place, but definitely something to think about since you're already planning on doing more board renders. Overall, doesn't look like you can go wrong with this set, very simple, yet elegant and ties itself back to a great theme :thumb:.

I appreciate your feedback! I know that PC Renders are really hard, i tried my best to increase the quality of them. When the deskmats are finished, new renders will be made and i hope that there won't be any noise problems.
Title: Re: [IC] ePBT Secret Agent | Small Kitting/Render adjustments!
Post by: syntx on Sun, 20 June 2021, 07:12:31
You need ti turn on the lights when computing the renders.  Why do they need to be imaged in the dark?

I don't know, what you mean. Maybe it is just my monitor, but i see enough light there? It isn't as bright as the sun, but the light is chosen, to make the colors and light look realistic.
Title: Re: [IC] ePBT Secret Agent | 40s Kit!
Post by: onslash on Mon, 02 August 2021, 00:23:14
Needs 1.75u novelties in the novelties kit for 75% users
Title: Re: [IC] ePBT Secret Agent | 40s Kit!
Post by: Marcus9494 on Fri, 03 September 2021, 03:07:57
I've been looking for a set like this, can't wait!!
Title: Re: [IC] ePBT Secret Agent | 40s Kit!
Post by: syntx on Sat, 11 September 2021, 14:17:29
Needs 1.75u novelties in the novelties kit for 75% users

Hi!
I apologize for the long break. I had a lot on my mind but now I'm working more often on the set again. I have a few Deskmat designs that you can vote on now. In the end 2-3 Deskmats are planned. (2 of them from the Deskmat voting, depending on which one I and you out there like best, and maybe a new one that isn't made yet.

First, thank you for your feedback!, but 75% users have Novelties, that they can use in this kit as well  :thumb:. I can't make an extra Novelty Key for each layout or it will be too expensive and too much.
Title: Re: [IC] ePBT Secret Agent | Deskmat voting!
Post by: tiydal on Sun, 12 September 2021, 03:32:20
No r4 \| key for ISO UK support?
Title: Re: [IC] ePBT Secret Agent | Deskmat voting!
Post by: syntx on Sun, 12 September 2021, 09:26:45
No r4 \| key for ISO UK support?

I overlooked it, it is now also in the base kit, thank you!