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Offline TexasFlood

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« Reply #500 on: Fri, 29 July 2011, 09:21:14 »
Superfluous Parentheses, added these to the wiki, but not sure about the "corrected key colors" version.  Should I link to both black HHKB Pro 2 images in your post (that's what I did for now) or just the corrected one?

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« Reply #501 on: Fri, 29 July 2011, 09:22:04 »
KeyTronic ErgoForce KT2001PS2US

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« Reply #502 on: Fri, 29 July 2011, 09:23:29 »
Quote from: TexasFlood;389352
Superfluous Parentheses, added these to the wiki, but not sure about the "corrected key colors" version.  Should I link to both black HHKB Pro 2 images in your post (that's what I did for now) or just the corrected one?

Thanks
I think the corrected version is better. The keys on my Black on Black HHKB are almost the same color as the case, so just leave out the older version
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« Reply #503 on: Fri, 29 July 2011, 09:36:30 »
OK, all added to the wiki.

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« Reply #504 on: Fri, 29 July 2011, 11:04:45 »
I changed the Noppo Choc Mini, now it looks like my own.
 Btw, nice Pixel art ! :)
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« Reply #505 on: Fri, 29 July 2011, 13:00:52 »
My Realforce 87ub.  I started with some of the others I found in this thread. Then fixed the colors to match my setup.

Then I did sub-pixel edits.  On a standard LCD with RGB stripes (the most common) you'll see that this keyboard shows a smaller gap between the keys.  Most of the images in this thread just show a full black pixel between them.

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A lot of early posts in this thread refered to sub-pixel editing, but I'm not seeing them.

I may play with this more.  The consensus in this thread is to show a shadow on the bottom pixel of each key (I guess corresponding to the front of the keycap).  With my office setup I have sunlight coming in behind me, and the front of each key appears lighter than the top.  I may play with that for a while.

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« Reply #506 on: Fri, 29 July 2011, 13:08:11 »
Would you be so kind to apply your sub-pixel editing magic to the Kinesis Advantages? The thumb keys, especially on the white ones really need it, to make the lines smooth:
http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Keyboard+Pixel+Art#Kinesis
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« Reply #507 on: Fri, 29 July 2011, 13:19:20 »
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Would you be so kind to apply your sub-pixel editing magic to the Kinesis Advantages? The thumb keys, especially on the white ones really need it, to make the lines smooth:
http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Keyboard+Pixel+Art#Kinesis
I assume you're addressing this to eyesnine? Good idea, I know I struggled with this and you improved it but still...  And FYI, above images added to wiki.

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« Reply #508 on: Fri, 29 July 2011, 13:25:52 »
eyesnine or Jayfinger. Whoever knows how to work subpixels, I sure don't :-)
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« Reply #509 on: Fri, 29 July 2011, 13:27:22 »
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eyesnine or Jayfinger. Whoever knows how to work subpixels, I sure don't :-)
Yep, obviously me neither, :wink:

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« Reply #510 on: Fri, 29 July 2011, 15:25:56 »
I'll try to do something soonish.  If not today then maybe on the weekend.  Probably better would be to describe to people HOW I did it.  I don't have a paint program the deals with it directly.  Instead it's tedious playing adjustments of colors based on looking at RGB values and picking new colors based on averaging color components across them.  Tedious.  And then more tedious.

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« Reply #511 on: Fri, 29 July 2011, 23:02:35 »
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KeyTronic ErgoForce KT2001PS2US

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Adaptation of Superfluous Parentheses KeyTronics to coloring of my LT Designer
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« Reply #512 on: Sat, 30 July 2011, 07:51:51 »
Quote from: Superfluous Parentheses;389353
KeyTronic ErgoForce KT2001PS2US

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Adaptation of Superfluous Parentheses recently posted KeyTronic images to my Key Tronic LT Designer.

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« Reply #513 on: Sat, 30 July 2011, 12:13:23 »
Could anybody do my realforce with just yellow wasd?

Pic here:
http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?20463-Realforce-88-UB-German&p=389951#post389951
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« Reply #514 on: Sat, 30 July 2011, 13:02:46 »
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Could anybody do my realforce with just yellow wasd?

Pic here:
http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?20463-Realforce-88-UB-German&p=389951#post389951

How's this?

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« Reply #515 on: Sat, 30 July 2011, 13:22:19 »
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Could anybody do my realforce with just yellow wasd?

Pic here:
http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?20463-Realforce-88-UB-German&p=389951#post389951

How's this?
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« Reply #516 on: Sat, 30 July 2011, 17:02:03 »
For die-hard Amiga folks, like "mr_a500", an Amiga 1000 keyboard.

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« Reply #517 on: Sat, 30 July 2011, 17:07:20 »
For die-hard Amiga folk, like "mr_a500", an Amiga 1000 keyboard.

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« Reply #518 on: Sat, 30 July 2011, 21:14:21 »
Since I happened to see this thread, and have also done a bit of the subpixel stuff, here is the white Kinesis Advantage as I've modified it:

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« Reply #519 on: Sat, 30 July 2011, 21:32:10 »
Wow the thumb keys look SO MUCH BETTER! But you replaced the transparency around the edges with green, can you revert the transparency? And fix the thumbkeys on the black kinesis too, pleeeeze ?
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« Reply #520 on: Sat, 30 July 2011, 23:48:31 »
Quote from: quadibloc;390199
Since I happened to see this thread, and have also done a bit of the subpixel stuff, here is the white Kinesis Advantage as I've modified it:

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Quote from: sordna;390202
Wow the thumb keys look SO MUCH BETTER! But you replaced the transparency around the edges with green, can you revert the transparency? And fix the thumbkeys on the black kinesis too, pleeeeze ?
The thumb keys really do look much better.  If you save as gif or png instead of jpg, you can retain transparency and the compression is lossless.  I prefer png but gif is OK.
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« Reply #521 on: Sat, 30 July 2011, 23:52:10 »
Ok, I trust you will fix it while you move it to the wiki :-)
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« Reply #522 on: Sat, 30 July 2011, 23:53:01 »
Quote from: quadibloc;390199
Since I happened to see this thread, and have also done a bit of the subpixel stuff, here is the white Kinesis Advantage as I've modified it:

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Quote from: sordna;390202
Wow the thumb keys look SO MUCH BETTER! But you replaced the transparency around the edges with green, can you revert the transparency? And fix the thumbkeys on the black kinesis too, pleeeeze ?
The thumb keys really do look much better.  If you save as gif or png instead of jpg, you can retain transparency and the compression is lossless.  I prefer png but gif is OK.

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« Reply #523 on: Sat, 30 July 2011, 23:57:55 »
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Ok, I trust you will fix it while you move it to the wiki :-)
I think you'd be better off having quadibloc update it but I can try if needed.  If I could have done this right in the first place we wouldn't be asking for help to improve it, :wink:

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« Reply #524 on: Sun, 31 July 2011, 00:16:12 »
Ok, let's wait for the improved thumbkeys on the black Kinesis too.
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« Reply #525 on: Sun, 31 July 2011, 01:33:33 »
I think it would be a lot easier if using a 45degree rotation for the thumbkeys would be OK.

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It would be interesting to know if it would be possible to create the appearance of sharp lines using subpixel magic, if there are any optimal angles easier to work with than others?

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« Reply #526 on: Sun, 31 July 2011, 01:38:34 »
Easier yes, but they are rotated way too much. I own a few of these keyboards and it's too obvious.
quadibloc did them almost perfect !
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« Reply #527 on: Sun, 31 July 2011, 01:46:44 »
Looks pretty nice, I agree, but why is it a jpg, that must take away some of the quality?

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« Reply #528 on: Sun, 31 July 2011, 10:19:38 »
Quote from: Multiple;390277
Looks pretty nice, I agree, but why is it a jpg, that must take away some of the quality?



Sadly yes, the compression really does a number on it. We can hope quadibloc has a clean copy.

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« Reply #529 on: Sun, 31 July 2011, 11:56:50 »
My apologies for the rush job. Here it is cleaned up and with transparency.

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Actually, I see that there is still a lot of corruption present that crept into the original image as I did the subpixel part with a higher color depth; so I've remedied that now, I think:

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« Last Edit: Sun, 31 July 2011, 12:27:51 by quadibloc »

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« Reply #530 on: Sun, 31 July 2011, 20:44:26 »
Quote from: quadibloc;390430
My apologies for the rush job. Here it is cleaned up and with transparency.

Show Image


Actually, I see that there is still a lot of corruption present that crept into the original image as I did the subpixel part with a higher color depth; so I've remedied that now, I think:

Show Image

When viewed at normal size I think your original version of the white one looks best.  When zooming in you can see the jpg compression but only when zoomed in.  On my monitor at least the second white version (in post immediately above) shows some gaps in the coloring of those key clusters.  The silver one (second in the post immediately above) looks good, if perhaps not quite as crisp, at least to my eyes, as the original.  So if I try to take just those key clusters out of your first cut and transplant it to our original, it looks like the attached.  I'm only half sure of what I'm typing, hoping that once I get all of the images in one post and can compare them side by side, it will be clear.  So I'll wrap it up for now, submit and take a look, come back and update this text if needed.

Yup, your original, or the transplant, still looks best to me.  What does everyone else think?  Are we covered for white and silver? Still need black I guess if so.

Thanks for the great work quadibloc!

Original:




My transplant to earlier version:

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« Reply #531 on: Mon, 01 August 2011, 01:16:10 »
Sealcouch, do one of the poo-board.
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« Reply #532 on: Mon, 01 August 2011, 01:31:00 »
Why is there no love for the full size Realforces!
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« Reply #533 on: Mon, 01 August 2011, 08:28:14 »
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Why is there no love for the full size Realforces!

Well I don't have one but how does this look?

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« Reply #534 on: Mon, 01 August 2011, 09:35:43 »
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Why is there no love for the full size Realforces!

Well I don't have one but how does this look?

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« Reply #535 on: Mon, 01 August 2011, 09:58:43 »
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Why is there no love for the full size Realforces!

Well I don't have one but how does this look?

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« Reply #536 on: Mon, 01 August 2011, 10:06:24 »
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Why is there no love for the full size Realforces!

Well I don't have one but how does this look?

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« Reply #537 on: Mon, 01 August 2011, 10:25:33 »
If I may be so bold, I really think that sub-pixel blending, or indeed anti-aliasing of any kind, really takes away from the aesthetic appeal of "pixel" art :-O

Just had to chime in with that.

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« Reply #538 on: Mon, 01 August 2011, 12:24:20 »
I was hesitant, thinking that there were, after all, the others here who were first to address subpixel techniques, and I didn't feel I could easily do the black keyboard... but I finally made the effort. Here are my latest versions of the three colors:

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I think I have them looking reasonably well now, without spoiling what had been done well by the original artist of these images, just adding improved tilted thumb keys.

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« Reply #539 on: Mon, 01 August 2011, 12:29:48 »
Quote from: quadibloc;391003
I was hesitant, thinking that there were, after all, the others here who were first to address subpixel techniques, and I didn't feel I could easily do the black keyboard... but I finally made the effort. Here are my latest versions of the three colors:

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I think I have them looking reasonably well now, without spoiling what had been done well by the original artist of these images, just adding improved tilted thumb keys.
Well I did the original and sordna improved it, but the thumb keys honestly left to be desired.  Yours look great, thanks for the continued improvement!

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« Reply #540 on: Mon, 01 August 2011, 13:29:23 »
The black's thumb keys need to be made darker to match the rest of the keyboard. I tried to fix it but the subpixel thing is stopping me.
Also the very top of the thumb keys in all of them looks too jagged, looks like a V, I think it's missing a lighter-color pixel in between the 2 top corners of every thumb key (in all of 3 images).
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« Reply #541 on: Mon, 01 August 2011, 13:35:16 »
I'll yield to sordna who knows what these look like "in the flesh" which I do not.

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« Reply #542 on: Mon, 01 August 2011, 13:54:30 »
That is great!
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« Reply #543 on: Mon, 01 August 2011, 13:56:09 »
For the true purists I worked hard to made the otaku touch screen based keyboard, let me know if you want the ISO version too..

:happy:

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« Reply #544 on: Mon, 01 August 2011, 14:51:06 »
Quote from: The Solutor;391070
For the true purists I worked hard to made the otaku touch screen based keyboard, let me know if you want the ISO version too..

:happy:
Wow how long did that take you? Been working on it since the thread started? :wink:

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« Reply #545 on: Mon, 01 August 2011, 14:58:01 »
..
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« Reply #546 on: Mon, 01 August 2011, 15:02:58 »
Quote from: TexasFlood;391101
Wow how long did that take you? Been working on it since the thread started? :wink:


Err... more or less :lol:
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« Reply #547 on: Mon, 01 August 2011, 15:27:09 »
Quote from: The Solutor;391111
Err... more or less :lol:
Very Avante-Garde Otaku, :wacko:

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« Reply #548 on: Mon, 01 August 2011, 15:39:34 »
Quote from: TexasFlood;391129
Very Avante-Garde Otaku, :wacko:


I still prefer the mechanical backlit otaku, and the ninja with the legends on the key's back, but I'm sure the younger users will appreciate the touch screen version... :pound:
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« Reply #549 on: Tue, 02 August 2011, 01:29:18 »
Solutor just won the internet!

Gave me a much needed chuckle ;)
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