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Offline wynects

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[IC] GMK Amethyst - Update 8/27
« on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 09:39:24 »

Amethyst - the world's most popular gemstone in purple color and has impacted many cultures throughout history.
Amethyst isnít just used for jewelry making but is also applied to elevate spiritual energy, and for the benefit of the mind
and body. It relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. It is
interesting to note that the name amethyst translated from Greek means a stone that can protect the wearer from intoxication.

I'm here to represent you my first keycap set GMK Amethyst.
Hope you will like it!

Please fill in the Interest Check form if interested, appreciated!

Desk mat design revealed! Please vote via the IC form and your vote will definitely help us on deciding which design will be selected for GB, thank you!



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Dark Alpha - NEW !


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Novelties




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Deskmats



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Haus by Hand Engineering

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J-02 by Jae

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U80-A by Rama Works

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Updates
[08/15] - Desk mat design revealed, kit fix(standardized text+icon for mod), simplified novelties, more renders
[08/27] - New Dark alpha kit added based on IC form's feedbacks, revised novelties(enter key), accent spacebar in extra kit
[08/31] - Split into Extension and Spacebars kit - 40%, ortholinear, and split layout compatibility
[09/12] - Minor change on core, dark alpha, extension and spacebars kit


Vendors
US  TBA
Europe   TBA
Asia/SEA   TBA
Canada   TBA
Oceania   TBA


To-do's
* Simplify novelties
* Addtional renders
* Deskmat
* Finalised Deskmat
* Finalised Kits, Novelties
* Rama keycap collaboration
* Arisan keycap?
* Gather feedback and revised kits
* Talk to vendors
* Get quotes





Special THANKS
Keycap Designers Discord Community - without the resources and continuous feedback from the community, I won't be able achieve this. Thank you!
Fujii Loh - my sis who helped me on the novelties design  ;D



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Offline jo h n

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 09:44:13 »
RAMA cap?

Offline VagueOrigin

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 09:44:36 »
They can't produce the novelties? I like em personally

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Offline nu_types

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 09:45:12 »
Nice design. My one concern is that the geometries for some of the novelties are too complex to be made. May want to consider simplifying the designs, specifically the first R1 novelty and the first two at the bottom.

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 09:52:57 »
Attractive set. Good job.

Nice design. My one concern is that the geometries for some of the novelties are too complex to be made. May want to consider simplifying the designs, specifically the first R1 novelty and the first two at the bottom.

Agreed. Good thing is if they are too complex, they will still look cool if simplified.

Offline wynects

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 09:56:27 »
Nice design. My one concern is that the geometries for some of the novelties are too complex to be made. May want to consider simplifying the designs, specifically the first R1 novelty and the first two at the bottom.

Will be simplified and update in the next version  ;D

RAMA cap?

It's included in the To-Do list, will try to update ASAP  ;)



Offline pixelpusher

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 10:00:39 »
Seems remarkably similar to GMK moon dust

Offline Klyback

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 10:03:23 »
IC form submitted and I wish you all the best.

Offline kfys93

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 10:07:18 »
Would love to have the banner as the deskmat! Nice set, looking forward to the updates!

Offline huey

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 10:08:19 »
Interesting looking set. Looks kinda like First Love light and Moon Dust.

Notes:

 - Thank you for adding ISO but the kitting for it is very odd. The ISO enter is there, which is a good start... But the rest of the keys that cover at least basic physical ISO are non-existent. You have some options on what you can do but please take a look at some other base kits and see what the options are(PLEASE don't use two of the same legend).

 - I don't see how the the WS2 alphas really fit in with the inspiration. I know there is some light parts but still.

 - The 1.25 shift is icon only while the rest of the mods are icon and text. Seems odd.

Offline BapoDonu

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 10:10:46 »
you have 3Bs you need only 2

Offline huey

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 10:19:02 »
you have 3Bs you need only 2
you have 3Bs you need only 1
FTFY :)

Offline bobasweatandtears

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 10:20:09 »
I agree that there are GMK moon dust vibes, but that's okay in the end. I reiterate other's people's mentions that those novelties currently aren't feasible with GMK ABS/Double-shot. I love purple though, and I reckon a gemstone theme is a pretty nice idea. Was it just me, but nearly every second older person's house had a huge amethyst stone rock in it haha?
« Last Edit: Tue, 11 August 2020, 07:17:46 by bobasweatandtears »

Offline CodeMayhem

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 10:22:35 »
you have 3Bs you need only 2

yeah i was gonna say take the second B out of the base, plus you could also move 1 of the 1u ctrl keys to the extras kit as well, only ortho users are gonna use that, aside from a really obscure hhkb layout.

Offline The.Ryan.Gamer

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 10:23:18 »
IC Form Filled! This set is simple yet LIT AF.  ;D

Only suggestions i have is that:
1. The base kit is already amazing as it is, the only bonus i would suggest is to add another spacebar on the base kit with a Pantone 2567 C.
2. That Signature Banner would look wicked good for a desk mat, i hope you decide to use that as a deskmat design.
3. And the most important thing is, for Asia Vendor, please use Ilumkb or ZF as Vendor, these are great vendors based on my experience and they do accept credit card payment as well, it's hard when the vendor only have PayPal as a payment option.

I do hope you reconsider this. 

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Offline BapoDonu

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 10:25:26 »
you have 3Bs you need only 2
you have 3Bs you need only 1
FTFY :)
you need 2Bs

Offline ddrfraser1

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 10:32:20 »
Seems remarkably similar to GMK moon dust

Only so many colors in the color wheel imo. Look at all the variations on Oni/posh and Olivia, not to mention wob/bow.

Offline KeyRelic

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 10:37:05 »
Novelties look really nice

Offline Ashardalon

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 11:43:53 »
Absolutely love these colours and the inspiration behind it. Count me in!
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Offline pixelpusher

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 12:44:56 »
Seems remarkably similar to GMK moon dust

Only so many colors in the color wheel imo. Look at all the variations on Oni/posh and Olivia, not to mention wob/bow.

True.  A mix between first love and moon dust that is more appealing than either, to my eye.  Just hard to get excited about sets that look very similar to previously run ideas.  Now what about making it in KAT profile? :)  I do like some KAT
« Last Edit: Fri, 07 August 2020, 12:54:03 by pixelpusher »

Offline Owl

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 13:22:14 »
The banner is fantastic. I get such a strong vibe from it. The fonts are perfect. And the novelties ideas are also great. Even when they are simplified I know they will be perfect.

And the set is very well done as well but tbh I wish the set carried with it that same vibe that banner gives me. Something more dark and adventurous and committed to the purple. Like an earthy purple for the alphas with that white or an off-white/yellow as the font or something. The off yellow would still fit the theme as naturally occurring radiation causes that color in Amethyst if I am not mistaken. Don't get me wrong, the current config is very well done and looks great. But it's not the look I was expecting when I saw the banner and the novelties.

I don't have any purple in my keycap collection yet and I am strongly considering this as the first. Very nice job. Cant wait to see what else you add to this.

Offline juice_pouch

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 15:52:01 »
I think the modifiers ought to be more consistent. It's mostly icon+text, but caps lock is text only and tab is icon only? It makes those two stick out in a bad way, imo
« Last Edit: Fri, 07 August 2020, 15:54:09 by juice_pouch »

Offline Coneree

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 16:55:36 »
Some nice RAMAs and mats would be nice additions. Love the colorway - looking forward to this developing further
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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 17:59:17 »
I wouldn't personally use that colourway, but I think it's quite nice objectively.

I really like that kind of geometric illustration (hence why I have a regular icosahedron tattooed on one arm.. that and I'm a nerd), so I like the mods, though as has been mentioned, I think they could be a little more consistent.
     
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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 19:34:51 »
those colours are gorgeous. a cysm artisan set in this sorta theme would be a dream come true

Offline The.Ryan.Gamer

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 11 August 2020, 11:14:43 »
Any updates? Really want this to happen  ;D

Offline RedBananaBread

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 11 August 2020, 12:10:50 »
Really love the colors! Can't wait to see the new novelties.

Offline wynects

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 15 August 2020, 14:20:30 »
Any updates? Really want this to happen  ;D

Sorry for the long wait update  ;D please help to vote on the desk mat design  ;D

I think the modifiers ought to be more consistent. It's mostly icon+text, but caps lock is text only and tab is icon only? It makes those two stick out in a bad way, imo

Thanks for the feedback, it has been fixed now(icon + text).

Offline KMPLSV

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 02:04:22 »
purple is my favorite color and i absolutely love amethyst. this is officially my favorite set so far. this better be a reality.

Offline The.Ryan.Gamer

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 05:00:55 »
purple is my favorite color and i absolutely love amethyst. this is officially my favorite set so far. this better be a reality.

Same, this happens quite a lot, people sleeping on the sets, when it comes out, suddenly everyone wants to cop! I mean specially with a core set like this.  :thumb:

Offline hAy.

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 08:25:29 »
I'm obviously interested in this kit, It's a lovely color. But Have you changed the design of Novelties?

I feel like the changed Novelties is worse than before.It seems too much of a cartoon. I'm going to participate in this kit, but if Novelties were the current design, I'd avoid Novelties.

Offline bobasweatandtears

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 16 August 2020, 13:02:30 »
Re; Deskmats, if you could have a less 3D/realism design, and one that was more conceptual/geometric linework I would love that (i.e. similar to the effect you had with your original novelties)

Offline The.Ryan.Gamer

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 23 August 2020, 10:39:57 »
Any updates?

Offline KaosJ

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 23 August 2020, 12:21:03 »
I like it

Offline wynects

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 26 August 2020, 22:04:02 »
Any updates?

I like it

Update (8/27) - New Dark alpha kit added based on IC form's feedbacks, revised novelties(enter key), accent spacebar in extra kit
« Last Edit: Wed, 26 August 2020, 22:44:57 by wynects »

Offline 98kev

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst - Updated 8/27
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 26 August 2020, 22:38:26 »
The core set looks amazing! Keen to see this come out :) I'd love the idea of a rama collab as well.

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst - Updated 8/27
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 26 August 2020, 22:44:14 »
Dark alpha kit looks great. Like the progress here.

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst - Update 8/27
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 26 August 2020, 23:54:06 »
Love the dark alpha kit! Gonna keep my eye out on this!

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst - Update 8/27
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 27 August 2020, 05:47:55 »
I see you took my feedback re: a more conceptual geometric deskmat  :thumb:,
However will your deskmats come without the wymech branding logo? Sorry, but I do not like it.
Branded deskmats are a no go for me.

Offline wynects

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst - Update 8/27
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 27 August 2020, 06:10:59 »
I see you took my feedback re: a more conceptual geometric deskmat  :thumb:,
However will your deskmats come without the wymech branding logo? Sorry, but I do not like it.
Branded deskmats are a no go for me.

Hey thanks for the feedback about the logo, definitely will take this into consideration.

Offline heyjaykay

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst - Update 8/27
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 28 August 2020, 08:08:18 »
What colour are the light alphas? WS2 or CP?

Offline wynects

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst - Update 8/27
« Reply #41 on: Fri, 28 August 2020, 08:10:21 »
What colour are the light alphas? WS2 or CP?

WS1

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst - Update 8/27
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 28 August 2020, 11:01:34 »
I think it's better to sell the Dark Alpha only the strings

Offline Nudd

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst - Update 8/27
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 28 August 2020, 11:05:39 »
Dark looks very nice, ISO and Preonic would make my day  ;D

Offline break

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst - Update 8/27
« Reply #44 on: Fri, 28 August 2020, 11:22:46 »
Congratulations on your first IC! I echo others noting the similarity with GMK Moon Dust.

Some thoughts:

  • +1 to sorting out your ISO situation. You don't have enough physical ISO accompanying your ISO enter key.
  • Please take a look at GMK's novelty guide to sort out your novelties. That said, I think you'll only have problem with the teardrop stone in R1.
  • The Extras kit needs work - lumping in 40s, split bars, and accent bars produces a heavy kit that no one will really appreciate buying. You also need to figure out whether this kit will properly support your dark base - if so it needs dark split bars and dark 6u. I recommend splitting bars off from 40s in this case.

GLWIC!

Offline mikeduran

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst - Update 8/27
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 28 August 2020, 14:03:59 »
This is a BIG YES for me, love the colorscheme!!

Offline Owl

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst - Update 8/27
« Reply #46 on: Sun, 30 August 2020, 14:09:38 »
Love the updates. Def in for the Dark Alphas kit.

Offline microthomas

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst - Update 8/27
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 02 September 2020, 12:15:30 »
I literally signed up (long time lurker otherwise) to say this GB can't come soon enough. Gorgeous.

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst - Update 8/27
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 02 September 2020, 13:50:16 »
I literally signed up (long time lurker otherwise) to say this GB can't come soon enough. Gorgeous.
Agreed. I'm also wondering if the light alphas might work with GMK Future Funk since I missed that kit..

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Re: [IC] GMK Amethyst - Update 8/27
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 03 September 2020, 03:54:54 »
I literally signed up (long time lurker otherwise) to say this GB can't come soon enough. Gorgeous.

Same, I literally bought a keycap set too for my first build and I'm already getting a 2nd one when this drops  :D