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[IC] ePBT Dreamscape (2nd Update 12/2/2020!)
« on: Wed, 07 October 2020, 04:38:49 »

Introduction:
Hello fellow members of geekhack, I've been lurking here for a little bit and finally felt like creating my first set of keycaps. Some of you
may or may not have already seen an early rendition of what I have made on reddit that was back maybe a couple of months ago, and I
finally thought that it was time to create an interest check for it. By the title of the post most of you will already know what it is however
I want to introduce to you all ePbt Dreamscape.
 
Inspiration:
Dreamscape was originally derived and inspired from the BTS album cover Love yourself ‘Answer’. The colors often remind of a setting
 sunset or a rising moon, with colored gradients stretching over the sky and I thought that maybe something like this would look cool
to other people than just me.

Renders:
All kits are still subject to change :]
Base Kit
Cap profile will be 1-1-2-3-4-4


Novelties


Hangul Sublegends


Numpad


40's/ortho


Board Render:(Haus by Hand Engineering)



Board Render:(Rama m-60a)



Luna Deskmat:


Constellation Deskmat:


Colors:


To Do List:
Work on and create 40's/ortho kit
Space bars kit
NORDEUK kit
Finalize all kits
Hopefully talk to some vendors
Find some cool people to collaborate with  :]

Vendors:
TBA

Collab
TBA

Why not GMK?:
For a set like this with 7 custom colors I would imagine it to have an insane cost, as GMK handerbait costing what it did with only base colors
 and would not be economically sound in my opinion; however, if all of you really want this set to be GMK I try my best and get a quote, albeit
 that some novelties will need to be reworked and some other small things in order to do so. Lastly I wanted to make sure that poor people like
 me can still afford this set  :)

Postscript:
As this being my first project I am sure that there are things that I have missed, please let me know if you guys see anything off in the google forms
link provided here https://forms.gle/EzsVYYic2TA4cxp88, or if you want to speak to me directly you can message me on Instagram @tsoiab10.Also if
you wanted to see what the kit originally looked like this was the original post I had created that really spurred me to come this far
https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/he9gqh/how_do_you_guys_like_this_set_i_rendered_any/.
And lastly special thanks to my friend @kawaakaris on the art for banner, deskmats, novelties, and my friend Devin for help and suggestions ;)


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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 07 October 2020, 04:43:58 »
Update 2:
Once again changed the base kit a little bit, changed 1.75 delete into 1.75 backspace, added 2U control key and changed stepped control to stepped caps.
Created 40's/ortho kit, many thanks to the 40% keyboard discord, mainly Dr.Higsby and Konstantin, big shout out to them for the help  :thumb:

Update 1:
Hey everyone sorry for the slow update (took me like a month  :( ), but it took me a long time to intake all the feedback, obviously there are probably some still some issues,  through the feedback I've made a couple of changes: hangul sublegends kit, seperating base kit and numpad, changed the telescope novelty, and added a few keys to the base kit. I don't plan on speeding through this process and so it might be a while before I set any specific dates down hopefully you all understand. Lastly if you guys could edit you response for the form that would be much appreciated as I have changed a couple of things, and thank you for visiting the page!  :)
« Last Edit: Wed, 02 December 2020, 02:26:57 by tsoiab10 »

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 07 October 2020, 04:55:06 »
Where is the Korean sublegend ?

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 07 October 2020, 04:55:36 »
This looks beautiful. To be honest, I much prefer ePBT (PBT, not ABS) to GMK - for me, the quality is better, I love the smooth LASTING texture and sharp legends (that can be custom for cheap!). Typing this on ePBT Extended 2048 that I absolutely love.

I haven't seen a reverse dye-sublimated set from ePBT in person yet though.

I would be all over this as I really like gradient sets and the colours of this one are so smooth. But it looks like there won't be an Ortho/40s kit which is sadly most probably a deal-breaker for me...

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 07 October 2020, 05:56:53 »
wooohooo lets go army!

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 07 October 2020, 07:12:21 »
Love this! and love it in ePBT not GMK :)

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 07 October 2020, 08:25:51 »
Wowwww I am honestly the opposite of a fan of BTS, but this set is objectively beautiful. In every way possible. I love it. This is awesome.

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 07 October 2020, 09:00:25 »
I really like the pastel rainbow gradient, and will be interested to see this as an ePBT set.  Fitting name too.
If there is one thing I would suggest. Some of your novelties are too large/close to the edge of the border of the keycaps. You should make them smaller so there is more room to breathe around the edges.  Also some of the novelties, I'm not feeling, especially the generic looking space ones, since they're more space theme, then actually cute/dream-like. Personally I'd cull/change some, but that's your choice in the end.
Really cute simple desk mats too. Tell your friend that they did a great job executing that.
I did also wonder about legend contrast/legibility, but ultimately I can touch-type, so it's not a big deal for me.

Re: legends. Consider changing your 'Win' legend to 'Code' or 'Super' instead. Also think about the other legends you've chosen:
prt scr to print, scroll lock to scroll, and num lock to num, also your Pg Up and Pg Dn legends are inconsistent with some having space between the two words.
All the best, and glad to see you've made it from reddit concept post to IC :)

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 07 October 2020, 11:46:09 »
props for having iso in base but you're missing the r3 # and r4 <> for basic iso support :thumb:

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 07 October 2020, 13:17:10 »
Really cool looking set, keep it ePBT!

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 07 October 2020, 13:48:01 »
Would be sick with gmk but the cost would be insane. Really like the set though, gives a pastel/light theme vilebloom type of feel.

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 07 October 2020, 13:50:47 »
Glad to see that this keycap set made it to the IC stage!
« Last Edit: Wed, 07 October 2020, 13:56:13 by fallenho »

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 07 October 2020, 13:54:25 »
Looks absolutely amazing, cannot wait to see this available in CN!



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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 07 October 2020, 17:39:53 »
This looks great. Glad its PBT. There are too many GMK sets and they are like 10 months behind. Plus I hate shine so PBT all the way!

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 07 October 2020, 17:51:55 »
That colorway is awesome!

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 07 October 2020, 18:50:14 »
holy crap this is very nice. Can't wait!

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 07 October 2020, 19:03:39 »
You may want to check the base kit — both "ISO" alphas are missing (pink R4 <> and white R3 \| ).


Also, there seems to be no need for two R4 1U Ctrl and R4 1U Alt keys, given that there are colored versions of them as well.

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 07 October 2020, 19:04:54 »
Yes I'm in!

Also, can we have a ctrl key in r3 (currently capslock) for hhkb layout?
« Last Edit: Wed, 07 October 2020, 19:07:50 by jeniverre »

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 07 October 2020, 22:55:25 »
As ARMY, I'm 100% in lol

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 08 October 2020, 01:25:03 »
interested!

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 08 October 2020, 01:49:10 »
I know nothing about the reference to BTS, but I sure as heck love this set and color scheme.
100% in!
I'm loving all these gradient color schemes on keycaps!

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 08 October 2020, 05:31:38 »
Re: legends. Consider changing your 'Win' legend to 'Code' or 'Super' instead.
Second this. It would be in line with other ePBT sets and make the set usable for users on Mac or Linux, not only Windows.

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 08 October 2020, 10:28:32 »
Looks amazing :) I'll be in I love the constellations.
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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 08 October 2020, 20:41:41 »
I absolutely in love with this set, will def get when it goes into GB. will be following it.

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 10 October 2020, 12:56:54 »
Please keep this as a ePBT set. The reduced cost will be a huge plus for many.

I love this, so, so much. Count me in.

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 10 October 2020, 14:01:53 »
Lovely set. Looking at the deskmats makes me wonder what it would look like with white legends and a gradient all the way through, or white keys with the legends as a gradient.

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 10 October 2020, 14:31:58 »
This is really pretty and I'd end up coordinating a keyboard just to match this theme. I think it would be nice if there was an option for the gradient to go the other way on the other half of the keyboard so you could either have it gradate from the center both sides or have the color fade from right to left.

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 10 October 2020, 22:18:46 »
This looks super super pretty! 100% in and can't wait for GB! I would think this set could be even prettier if modifier keys caps even more simple. For instance, the enter/shift/caps lock caps using only the arrow legend instead of incorporating the text too. Just my opinion, but 100% down regardless!

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 11 October 2020, 10:00:29 »
Not a huge fan of the white. Looks a bit out of place considering the inspiration

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 16 October 2020, 17:25:31 »
this is the first set iv seen where I want EVERYTHING. STOKED for this!!!

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 18 October 2020, 20:07:54 »
I just made an account to say that if I'm going to join any group buys, it's gonna be this one.

I'd love to see this happen.

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 22:00:10 »
All my pastel keyboard dreams can finally come true. If I don't end up eating the caps. o-o


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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 20 October 2020, 13:15:54 »
That’s clean. Nice!

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 21 October 2020, 02:30:18 »
UwU

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 26 October 2020, 17:23:48 »
YES PLS

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #35 on: Mon, 26 October 2020, 17:41:49 »
Very cute colors. I’m surprised I don’t see a small extra spacebars kit.

Have you considered offering a 40s/ortho add on kit?

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #36 on: Mon, 26 October 2020, 19:05:29 »
Add NORDE and count me in :)

That set is going to look great on my E-white TKL

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 09:41:23 »
Omg yes please

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #38 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 13:13:46 »
This is cute but ePBT warp and shallow stems, oof.
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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #39 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 13:49:46 »
Super > Win.

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« Reply #40 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 16:18:53 »
[mention]tsoiab10 [/mention] I like this set! I only use 40% to 50% MKBs, any plans to offer a mod kit specific to 40%-60% MKBs?


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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #41 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 17:02:47 »
EPBT not good and also. . . . . gradient?  :D
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[IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 03 November 2020, 12:40:35 »
btw, I the ePBT brand!

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 03 November 2020, 16:39:06 »
I'm innnn. Pleaseeee make this happen. I need dis

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape (1st Update 11/9/2020)
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 10 November 2020, 04:16:44 »
Liking the update :D

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape (1st Update 11/9/2020)
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 10 November 2020, 17:14:25 »
Where is the Korean sublegend ?

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Just added one! :]
This looks beautiful. To be honest, I much prefer ePBT (PBT, not ABS) to GMK - for me, the quality is better, I love the smooth LASTING texture and sharp legends (that can be custom for cheap!). Typing this on ePBT Extended 2048 that I absolutely love.

I haven't seen a reverse dye-sublimated set from ePBT in person yet though.

I would be all over this as I really like gradient sets and the colours of this one are so smooth. But it looks like there won't be an Ortho/40s kit which is sadly most probably a deal-breaker for me...
I am currently in the works on a 40's/ortho kit at the moment just have to wait a little longer, sorry! :]
I really like the pastel rainbow gradient, and will be interested to see this as an ePBT set.  Fitting name too.
If there is one thing I would suggest. Some of your novelties are too large/close to the edge of the border of the keycaps. You should make them smaller so there is more room to breathe around the edges.  Also some of the novelties, I'm not feeling, especially the generic looking space ones, since they're more space theme, then actually cute/dream-like. Personally I'd cull/change some, but that's your choice in the end.
Really cute simple desk mats too. Tell your friend that they did a great job executing that.
I did also wonder about legend contrast/legibility, but ultimately I can touch-type, so it's not a big deal for me.

Re: legends. Consider changing your 'Win' legend to 'Code' or 'Super' instead. Also think about the other legends you've chosen:
prt scr to print, scroll lock to scroll, and num lock to num, also your Pg Up and Pg Dn legends are inconsistent with some having space between the two words.
All the best, and glad to see you've made it from reddit concept post to IC :)

 
Sorry for my lack of experience but I have definitly noted everything you said, and I've resized some novelties as well as changing the legends you have mentioned, thanks!
You may want to check the base kit — both "ISO" alphas are missing (pink R4 <> and white R3 \| ).


Also, there seems to be no need for two R4 1U Ctrl and R4 1U Alt keys, given that there are colored versions of them as well.
 
I'm sorry I failed to even realize there were two r4 1u white Alt and Ctrl keys....  :(
Add NORDE and count me in :)

That set is going to look great on my E-white TKL
 
Currently in the works, might take me a little bit due to not having much experience in NORDEUK kits, sorry!
[mention]tsoiab10 [/mention] I like this set! I only use 40% to 50% MKBs, any plans to offer a mod kit specific to 40%-60% MKBs?


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I apologize for the slow updates, but yes it is currently in the works :]


Lastly for the concerns on ePBT warping/shallow stems etc... I will try and talk to the manufaturer to find out more in relieving these issues then just their new molds, additionally I have a coupple of collaborations in mind, however nothing has been set in stone yet so they will not be announced yet but I hope you guys are excited :]

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[IC] ePbt Dreamscape (1st Update 11/9/2020)
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 16:20:12 »
Thanks for the response about a 40s kit! I like this set & buy epbt keysets when I can, so I’m ready for this set!


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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape (1st Update 11/9/2020)
« Reply #47 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 16:19:56 »
This colorway with the hangul sub legends are like my dream set omg i cant wait to see this set come to fruition!!

Thank you for adding the 7 extra hangul characters

How would you feel about making the medium blue color over the "7,Y,G, and V" 2 columns wide, so that "8,U,H, and B" column is also that color. Then push the pretty light blue color one column over, so that the ombre is more even/each color is 2 keys wide?

Obsessed with the arrow keys btw

Hope the spacebar can have something cool on it too? Let me know if you would like ideas!!

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape (1st Update 11/9/2020)
« Reply #48 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 20:17:34 »
Absolutely love this set. I am a sucker for a good gradient. Also a 40s person though, so I am super pumped to see what you come up with! Feel free to stop in the 40s Discord when you get a chance, we would be happy to help!

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Re: [IC] ePbt Dreamscape (1st Update 11/9/2020)
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 23:04:58 »
oh my god THANK YOU!!! I've been looking for a nice set w/ hangul for ages. Not a fan of BTS or Kpop in general lol, but I'm 100% in and I can't wait! :)