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Create a custom skin

Posted in Hardcore Kicks VSTi 2.x

Introduction

Hardcore Kicks VSTi 2 support unlimited skins and anyone can create easily new GUI. The skins are based
on images and internal text variables, all the instructions to the synths should be contained into a text file
and each instruction must be present at the correct line. The Skin Parser load all the instruction contained
into the text at correct position. To start a new GUI artwork, you should take note of what you read in the Skin Creation Documentation.

Common utilities

These software are really useful for developing skins, here a list of some selected free software in order to
simplify your research.
For backgrounds and panels
GIMP

SkinMan

For knobs and sliders
Knobman

For text editing
Notepad++

Licensing

Freeware skins


If you want to make a custom skin distributed as freeware,

you have all the rigths to:

  • Distribute your skins
  • Distribute your skin sources
  • Add a custom logo into the background

You can't:

  • Distribute, modify, change the documentation
  • Change the Synth Logo name with another name, content

Commercial skins

If you want to make a custom skin distributed as commercial you must following this license agreements

you have all the rigths to:

  • Sell your skins
  • Distribute your skin sources on your websites
  • Add a custom logo into the background

You can't:

  • Distribute, modify, change the documentation
  • Change the Synth Logo name with another name, content

You must:

  • Submit the informations regarding your skins to the skins database

 

Docs

Skin Creation documentation (Updated 2.5.x)

Utilities

Skin Test tool (Not updated!)
Ligthing Blue Skin template (Not updated!)

Support on development

To ask support for development, visit the skin dev forum.

 


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