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Offline melgeek

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1200 on: Tue, 24 September 2019, 20:46:47 »
There is so much going on... what about just an addon kit without a base?  Just do the mod/fn keys that you want in colors with a simple legend color?  Then buyers could add that visual/functionality to any base set.

yeah, we wanna do that ,but there are much work to do .
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Offline amperrsand

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1201 on: Tue, 08 October 2019, 21:43:50 »
It'd be pretty cool if there was a giant panda themed key set, that's not having to buy that whole varmilo keyboard. And I don't like the fonts used on it, either. I can bet someone can make a better version of it. I also don't know how well it would do, there's a handful of green/black/white kits already. At the very least, it'd be cool for a desk mat.

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1202 on: Wed, 30 October 2019, 09:17:32 »
Checks over stripes themed?

:) supreme spacebar lol

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Offline Robosculpts

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1203 on: Tue, 05 November 2019, 19:43:28 »
Rerun of GMK Skeletor. And Hordak, too!



Offline Raravin

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1204 on: Sat, 30 November 2019, 22:51:13 »
https://www.reddit.com/r/keycapdesigners/comments/e49fzj/ayanami_inspired_set_feedback_wanted/

Linking my reddit post seeing what people think inspired my Ayanami from Azur Lane

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1205 on: Sun, 01 December 2019, 17:58:09 »
I want a keycap with a tiny bear trap on it. And not some wimpy spring in a plastic trap, I want it to hurt. Full steel construction with heavy leaf springs and pan mechanism.

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1206 on: Tue, 03 December 2019, 16:56:11 »
Also a set based on the colors of the Ceder Waxwing


Offline amperrsand

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1207 on: Thu, 02 January 2020, 18:27:31 »
Has anyone attempted to make a keycap set that's based on or draws inspiration from Firewatch? I think that'd be pretty slick. Oranges, yellows, and black.

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1208 on: Thu, 09 January 2020, 16:02:52 »
Also a set based on the colors of the Ceder Waxwing

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Has anyone attempted to make a keycap set that's based on or draws inspiration from Firewatch? I think that'd be pretty slick. Oranges, yellows, and black.

I like both of these ideas.

The latter is probably easier to implement in plastic, considering there's also a very handsome Firewatch text editor theme: https://github.com/rakr/vim-two-firewatch.
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Offline amperrsand

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1209 on: Sun, 12 January 2020, 15:36:17 »
The latter is probably easier to implement in plastic, considering there's also a very handsome Firewatch text editor theme: https://github.com/rakr/vim-two-firewatch.

I was meaning Firewatch the game. I did not know about what you have mentioned.




Offline xlcraig

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1210 on: Mon, 13 January 2020, 19:34:07 »
I would love the idea of Firewatch themed keycaps, especially as that top picture is my desktop wallpaper.

Offline amperrsand

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1211 on: Thu, 16 January 2020, 13:19:09 »
I'd do it myself, but I am too new to the community to, one, even know what I am supposed to do in regards to vendors, and two, try and get people to trust me because of my newness.

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1212 on: Fri, 17 January 2020, 13:12:50 »
I'd do it myself, but I am too new to the community to, one, even know what I am supposed to do in regards to vendors, and two, try and get people to trust me because of my newness.
Usually not a problem nowadays with vendors mostly doing all the work, I bet some experienced keyset-runner would help you out if you asked!
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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1213 on: Sun, 26 January 2020, 18:17:41 »
I'd love some R4/R5 1.5u diamond/super/sys keys. I know I'm probably a minority here though.
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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1214 on: Thu, 05 March 2020, 12:04:59 »
Someone needs to make a gundam theme. My creativity is on a full 0 so I cant do it but someone smart do it.

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1215 on: Fri, 06 March 2020, 09:54:42 »
Id love to do a DEC PDP themed set in doubleshot MT3, probably using PDP 11 colours.

https://www.vintagecomputer.net/digital/pdp11-40/PDP11-40_fontpanel.JPG

Beige on black alphas, mauve and pink modifiers and some novelties with the PDP logo. I think itd work really well.

Offline Astralice

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1216 on: Sun, 08 March 2020, 13:16:40 »
Aquatic creature themed
RIP Aquanauts

Offline 4sStylZ

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1217 on: Wed, 11 March 2020, 10:46:12 »
I want this in my life :


With some Techflex cable sleeve :


Inspiration are the paints jobs on 180SX and Skyline HKS drag car (They appear in Gran turismo)
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Offline amperrsand

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1218 on: Wed, 11 March 2020, 19:17:29 »
Seeing all these sets for NES and SNES is making me want an N64 set

Offline Durburz

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1219 on: Sat, 28 March 2020, 19:32:47 »
Any thoughts on a firefighter themed set?
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Offline Dumplingfire

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1220 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 13:24:06 »
I've been into cars since I was a little kid and something I always enjoyed was exploring the vast array of decals that people could put on cars. Something I am looking for and having a hard time finding is blank Keysets with "decals" on them. Like a blank keyset with one image chiseled over the keys. Touch-typing doesn't require correct icons on the keys anymore once you get good enough. So I would like a keyboard that blanks out all the keys and has each one be apart of a mosaic of one larger image spread across the keys. You could have all the novelty keys done with smaller images especially the larger ones, then across the alpha-numeric keys you could have one large image.

Offline Vulture

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1221 on: Thu, 16 April 2020, 04:08:56 »
Came up with this colorway for a sleek wooden desk or an old-style look. Would like some feedback. Just the colorway would like to do an OEM Profile with shine through. Calling it the (Antique)

Offline mcRewind

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1222 on: Sun, 26 April 2020, 16:12:07 »
Started working on my first set, GMK Renge, and wanted some thoughts on color palette before moving forward with figuring out novelties. The chosen scheme was inspired by the character Renge Miayuchi from a slice-of-life anime, Non Non Biyori.

Here's the reference image I was working with:
 

Here is a preliminary render of the base kit:


I'm just looking for feedback/additional ideas to help this keyset stand out, so anything would be much appreciated  :thumb:

Offline InsaneChara

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1223 on: Sat, 02 May 2020, 04:28:43 »
So I was wondering if someone could come up with a cool keycap set concept for that is centered around one of my favorite anime characters Eijiro Kirishima. I really think it would be cool to have his red them and maybe his skin tone then some black from his outfit like across his face. Replies to me on here or email would be cool. No need to do it though I am sure I can come up with something eventually just wanted to ask for some help maybe and I found this place! Thank you in advance for any responses!241311-0

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1224 on: Wed, 06 May 2020, 14:37:50 »
GMK Snakes

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Offline funkmon

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1225 on: Wed, 06 May 2020, 21:34:54 »
What do you guys think about a custom ****butt escape key?

Like, if I made it, would you guys buy it. I watched Linus's dye sublimation video and I bet I could throw a few of those bad lads on some blank Model M keycaps. The perfect thing to do that with, IMO, is ****butt.

I could hypothetically make other meme keys, but only if they're wildly immature.

Offline argonised

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1226 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 17:16:29 »
I like the idea of a red and white keycap set a lot. I found a shade of red I like a lot: 161, 88, 88 in RGB. If it had katakana sub-legends that would be a bonus. The mods would be red and the alphas would be white. Thats basically my dream keycap set.

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1227 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 18:38:14 »
Hello All,

I'm new here so please send guidance my way. I've been wondering about keycap colors with meaning in the racing industry.

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The general concept, "Gulf Typing Team", is based on the classic Gulf Racing Team's color combination. Ideally, this gulf blue and gulf orange set would come with a novelty set including a palm, racecar silhouette, checkered flag, and others fitting the Gulf Oil or racing theme. I like this color contrast and the meaning behind it personally. But I wanted to gauge others that have experience before moving forward with a full render and interest check. Other colors and combinations would hopefully be offered as well. 

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Additionally, I'm not sure how others produced all the images in their interest checks and still need to learn, all advice is welcome.

Thanks,

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1228 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 19:13:08 »
GMK Jango

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1229 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 19:18:06 »
I would really appreciate getting feedback on these two designs.
I made them after one concept, which is two create functional, adaptable keycap set aimed at editors, compositors and motion graphic artists who need to (as it is often the case) work in several applications to create media.
That being said while functionality and adaptability is of high concern I kind of appreciate understated looks but with notable accents.
The first colorway started off as an inverted dolch, but then morphed as I warmed the modifiers into a beige grey color because cold grey was a tad too monotone on a set with dark alphas for my eyes - not enough distinction.
At first I did not think of making the alphas with cadet sub-legends but the 1.) cost of complete custom new molds are probably prohibitive 2.) cadets are clean and graphical and those symbols can be adapted to a multitude of common tasks over several apps 3.) I guess people like them? (hope that trend has not worn off yet lo)
The second colorway was way easier in my mind to put together and tame the custom colors because it is basically a modded honeywell - so you have to try to screw that up. I just try to tame the special function row colors by not making them too bright or saturated as not distract from the alphas and special characters on the alphas, just get overall balance. Of course "normal" colored function keys would be included in the kits so one can mix and mesh.
My first time designing a set so sorry for the few quirks (blender hates html entities and as I am doing this project in my spare time uv mapping the custom legend onto every keycap would take a bit too much time for me at this stage- so I just approximated symbols in the renders out of blender). So sublegends/custom symbols in the renders are funny - look at the original kle layout sheet for the intended ones. But it does give a nicer realistic impression of the the sets can look on actual boards, and I am assuming in somewhat dimmer light which would be a normal working environment.

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Note: the first blender render still had light grey alpha legends, I changed it to the same pink off-white as the special F9 key color in the final renders and is probably what I would do in the final design to consolidate the colors.
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The bellow images have the same color on alpha legends as the special F9 key.
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Honeywell inspired version

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Leaning GMK or DCS over DSA or SA, actually most certainly not gonna be SA.

Very thankful for your feedback and tips!

Ok... there is a ton going on but strangely, I like it. Good color pallets and sometimes some of the most beautiful vintage keyboards have a ton going on but that is part of their charm. You know what, I'm into it. With a few tweaks this could be pretty nice. There's certainly no keycap set like it.

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1230 on: Wed, 17 June 2020, 01:02:43 »
Has anyone came up a design inspired by R or Python?


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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1231 on: Thu, 18 June 2020, 18:03:39 »
GMK Kirk and Spock  ;D


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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1232 on: Fri, 19 June 2020, 01:11:36 »
What do you guys think of this color scheme : )
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inspiration is the Russian Roulette EP by K-Pop group red velvet.
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I rendered this with SA profile since these are SP stock colors, but I think I want the actual set to be in KAT, but I have to find/pay for the blender templates
for KAT first lol.

Offline loubnalr

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1233 on: Tue, 23 June 2020, 04:46:50 »
I think that #2 would look perfectly good on Dvorak, all the vowels are in a row.


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Offline bayernonline

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1234 on: Fri, 26 June 2020, 05:39:50 »
I thought the fingerprint one was too detailed to do with SP's equipment as a doubleshot? It'd be a great keycap, nontheless. vscr888group

Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1235 on: Sat, 04 July 2020, 16:13:29 »
Silicon Valley theme:
 Color way: Always Blue, blue/yellow
Novelties: logos for various companies- Pied Piper, Hooli, Aviato, Nipalert, Sliceline or maybe a silhouette of a palapa or reclining bike.  Thanks!

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1236 on: Mon, 06 July 2020, 09:51:36 »
What do you guys think of this? I call it the XXX (GMK/PBT) Contemporary.



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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1237 on: Fri, 10 July 2020, 14:05:20 »
What do you guys think of this? I call it the XXX (GMK/PBT) Contemporary.

Looks like Oblivion monochrome and yellow accents.  I wish someone would run a stand-alone of yellow accents.  They seem to work well with many sets. 

Offline fuzebox

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1238 on: Mon, 20 July 2020, 01:51:10 »
I was very surprised searching forums, subreddits and google for a Gruvbox keycap set, and returning more or less nothing. The gruvbox theme https://github.com/morhetz/gruvbox is very popular in the Linux, Vim and /r/unixporn communities. I use it for everything and was hoping to get a really nice set of keycaps.
I want the exact colorscheme, and i guess i have to do a interest check to get this thing going.
Anyone here familiar with gruvbox? :)

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1239 on: Wed, 22 July 2020, 00:30:51 »
Is it just me or is there no good soft purple/violet/lavender keycap set? Maybe something new? I know GMK Lavender could be a good name. I was just thinking because I am currently doing a purple build and I thought of it. Hopefully one of you guys have some higher connections to Whoeverthehell makes GMK keycaps or massdrop or something. to make Drop x GMK Lavender a thing

Offline zylocopa

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1240 on: Fri, 31 July 2020, 13:14:28 »
i've had this idea for a while, I and would love some community feedback! i'm currently in the process of deciding on a profile and looking for manufacturing options and help to hopefully create a group buy for what is essentially a WoB modifier kit that features icons by FontAwesome as well as a "planchette" key i made.

when i first messed around with the idea
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rendered on Cherry Profile keycaps, although i would love the look of the centered legends of a DSA layout o:
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a BoW set would also look pretty rad. let me know what you guys think(:

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Re: Custom Keycap Ideas Thread - all ideas welcome
« Reply #1241 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 04:17:11 »
I love custom keycaps boiis. Keep up the good work.