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[IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« on: Sun, 19 March 2017, 10:56:50 »
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I recently stumbled upon a color scheme I really like and I really want to see it in a form of a keycap set :)

It uses the default GMK colors:



and here's a bit more info on where I found this color scheme in the first place:

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The product that inspired me in the first place. I'm a big fan of combinations of pink and blue, but I haven't seen a keycap set that would use both in combination with white yet.



I find it also interesting to see how the symmetry in mods could play out similarly to nintendo switch controls.



The color scheme also coincides with colors of D.Va, which gives us some ideas for novelties in the nearest future :)


Let me know what you think :)
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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 19 March 2017, 11:23:39 »
Damn, looks like nobody likes it :(

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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 19 March 2017, 11:52:37 »
It's definitely an interesting colour scheme for sure, but for me, I think it would be a bit too "unsettled". Additionally, that certain something is missing, at least for me.

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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 19 March 2017, 11:54:34 »
It's definitely an interesting colour scheme for sure, but for me, I think it would be a bit too "unsettled". Additionally, that certain something is missing, at least for me.

Perhaps uniform alphas could work better, I might look into it

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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 19 March 2017, 11:58:34 »
I think I'd prefer to have unicoloured blue modifiers with red accents tbh. But maybe that's just me.

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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 19 March 2017, 11:58:52 »
Damn, looks like nobody likes it :(

You gave it 30 minutes on a slow day? :confused:

The split isn't for me.

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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 19 March 2017, 11:59:17 »
It is cool, I like the idea. However I'm being very very picky for sets I would buy these days :)

When you mention the switch, makes me think it should be black with half bright blue and half neon red!

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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 19 March 2017, 11:59:52 »
Damn, looks like nobody likes it :(

You gave it 30 minutes on a slow day? :confused:

The split isn't for me.

Got 15 downvotes on reddit by that time, so yeah :(

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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 19 March 2017, 12:01:13 »
It is cool, I like the idea. However I'm being very very picky for sets I would buy these days :)

When you mention the switch, makes me think it should be black with half bright blue and half neon red!

that could work too, but I'm partial to white color scheme for now

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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 19 March 2017, 13:25:13 »
Not my kind but your ISO shift should be blue anyway.
Splitting the F5-F8 cluster too would be better in my opinion and, lastly, a render would help a lot.

EDIT: Inverted Enter key colour for accent too maybe.
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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 19 March 2017, 13:25:37 »
Love it, personally

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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 19 March 2017, 15:06:41 »
Gimme gimme! I like vibrant sets. :thumb:

I think the alphas might feel more balanced if the '7&' was blue and the 'B' was magenta. The alpha split should perhaps actually match the physical split of some two-part keyboards.

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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 19 March 2017, 16:20:05 »
I'm interested, feel like I need some renders to get a real feel of the colours though. As has been said previously I think maybe the red of the switch could work nicely.

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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 19 March 2017, 17:37:50 »
Too Flickr for. I've seen this color combo on the web many a times. Still, it'd make a decent set.

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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 19 March 2017, 18:08:15 »
I think the idea's really cool, actually. Would need to see some renders to actually gauge how it'd potentially look on a board so that one can evaluate practicality, I feel like it's one of those things you'd kinda just need to actually see to see whether or not it'd work.

Again, idea's pretty clever though and I personally like the colours very much.

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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 20 March 2017, 02:57:14 »
Thanks for the input everyone! I'll try to get some renders done and see how the colors work

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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 20 March 2017, 05:05:28 »
Looking forward to that. Maybe I'll like the set better then!

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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 20 March 2017, 12:20:48 »
It's a cool/unique idea for sure, all the alphas being the same might make it less busy looking, but renders would help for sure.

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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 20 March 2017, 12:49:12 »
I like the color combo. Very interesting. However using this color combo for that application (keyset) require special treatment. In my opinion the color placement (colorway) needs to be reworked. But that is only my opinion...

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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 27 March 2017, 11:41:58 »
I think having one color on the alphas would definitely work better than the two. Also, I really think I'd need some renders to get a clear idea of how this would really turn out if produced. Either way, good luck!
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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 03 April 2017, 21:39:09 »
We got a first render from oblotzky!


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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 04 April 2017, 17:18:58 »
We got a first render from oblotzky!

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Some bubblegum sprung to life! :thumb:
Can you make the alpha color separation "compatible" with split keyboards (magenta left hand and blue right hand)?

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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 04 April 2017, 21:44:01 »
We got a first render from oblotzky!

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Beautiful!

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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 04 April 2017, 22:25:07 »
I like it and would buy -- Rename to GMK Cotton Candy /Bubblegum  :cool:
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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 04 April 2017, 23:07:05 »
We got a first render from oblotzky!

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Some bubblegum sprung to life! :thumb:
Can you make the alpha color separation "compatible" with split keyboards (magenta left hand and blue right hand)?

Already did, it's just the render was made after an older scheme, the newer one looks like this


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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 04 April 2017, 23:09:43 »
Any chance to offer a OLKB kit add on? For the Let's Split peeps?

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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 04 April 2017, 23:10:48 »
Any chance to offer a OLKB kit add on? For the Let's Split peeps?

Sure, I'll think about it :)

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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 04 April 2017, 23:15:28 »
I would dip in this if I have the money.

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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 07 April 2017, 02:05:28 »
I like this a lot. Is there any way to add a few more 1.25 modifiers on R4? I have a 60% board and I could benefit from either 1.25u novelties or blanks. Maybe two more of both pink and blue?

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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 08 April 2017, 07:56:19 »
We got a first render from oblotzky!

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Some bubblegum sprung to life! :thumb:
Can you make the alpha color separation "compatible" with split keyboards (magenta left hand and blue right hand)?

Already did, it's just the render was made after an older scheme, the newer one looks like this

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:thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 08 April 2017, 10:35:19 »
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Again, the ISO shift goes on the left. It has to be inverted colours.
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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 09 April 2017, 07:44:16 »
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Again, the ISO shift goes on the left. It has to be inverted colours.
This.

Do you already have renders? I'd love to see how it looks on different keyboards. The more I see it, the more I like the idea of that set.

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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 09 April 2017, 08:04:27 »
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Again, the ISO shift goes on the left. It has to be inverted colours.

aw sorry missed, that, added to the mockups

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Again, the ISO shift goes on the left. It has to be inverted colours.
This.

Do you already have renders? I'd love to see how it looks on different keyboards. The more I see it, the more I like the idea of that set.

I'll hit up oblotzky and we'll see what we can do

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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 09 April 2017, 08:07:48 »
I like this a lot. Is there any way to add a few more 1.25 modifiers on R4? I have a 60% board and I could benefit from either 1.25u novelties or blanks. Maybe two more of both pink and blue?

We'll get a separate novelty pack later with 1.25u keys as well :)

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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 13 April 2017, 06:42:14 »
New renders from oblotzky!




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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 13 April 2017, 06:53:45 »
These are beautiful renders, Oblotzky is very talented.

It would be worth seeing a render with a light coloured case, given the scheme.
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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #36 on: Fri, 14 April 2017, 06:43:42 »
Please consider voting for the set on Massdrop: https://www.massdrop.com/vote/GMK-dip-a-semi-symmetrical-neon-colored-split-set/result

if we get enough votes I'll add more kits, etc

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Re: [IC] GMK dip: the semi-symmetrical, neon-colored keycap set
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 05 October 2017, 14:57:35 »
This set is in Massdrop's keycap set design competition, if you like the idea, please

vote for the set here