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Published on January 2, 2008 By Zoomba In WinCustomize News

Heavy Equipment is one of the largest skin projects ever attempted, with dozens of skins for almost every application imaginable.  It took dozens of skinners months to do, but the result was without a question one of the most impressive skin sets released.  Nothing has really come close since then.

In the past year we've seen groups of skinners get together to do their own smaller skin projects, and while the results have been superb, they lacked scale.  And of course there was some disagreement over being able to call them community projects since they weren't open to absolutely everyone.

Well, in the coming weeks we're going to start to talk about the next true community project.  It will be open to anyone who wants to participate and will accept skins for any application you care to skin.  Jafo himself will be leading the charge on the project and organizing volunteers and work.

As a bit of a preview, the theme of the project is going to be a worn/corroded metal.  Heavy Equipment was so clean and pristine, but now we're going to try something with some years on it, something with more "character" I guess.

If you're interested in the idea, start lining up.  We'll have more details for you soon when we're ready to officially kick things off.  I just wanted to let you know it's coming and see if we can start kicking up some interest and ideas.


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on Jan 02, 2008
I'd love to contribute some docks
on Jan 02, 2008
I might attempt at some dreams if you would like...
on Jan 02, 2008
Sounds cool. I'd love to see a "dirty" metal suite, especially one that constantly has more things added to it. I'd love to see post-apocalyptic type metal.....dark but not black....maybe even "borg"-ish.

Hopefully the initiators will include a bunch of "raw" graphics to use. I have all kinds of cool DesktopX objects I've wanted to code for a while, but I am no good with graphics. Would love to contribute to something like this.
on Jan 02, 2008
This is when I really appreciate the talents of all the skinners here. Coming together to showcase your individual talents in putting a community project together is outstanding.   

I wait in child like anticipation.  

on Jan 02, 2008
I'll throw my name in the hat. Can/have skinned most things so I could help out.

Waiting on details.
on Jan 02, 2008
Despite me currently dealing with a cold, these is an Awesome announcement!  Can't wait  
on Jan 02, 2008
Just count me in for WB or part of it what ever you want!
on Jan 02, 2008
I'll take a shot at the Xion skin if required......
on Jan 02, 2008
or anything else on offer...............
on Jan 02, 2008
I haven't done a Sysmetrix skin in a while, I'll do that if no one else wants it.
on Jan 02, 2008

I'd love to see post-apocalyptic type metal.....dark but not black....maybe even "borg"-ish.

Hopefully the initiators will include a bunch of "raw" graphics to use.

Yes, and yes ...

on Jan 02, 2008
Chalk me up for a Xion or Sysmetrix skin
on Jan 02, 2008


As a bit of a preview, the theme of the project is going to be a worn/corroded metal. Heavy Equipment was so clean and pristine, but now we're going to try something with some years on it, something with more "character" I guess.


Hmm. Sounds like I.R. Brainiac territory to me. Plasmatron, anyone?



on Jan 02, 2008
Nothing has really come close since then.

Maybe not close, but the Concept suite, by GUI Magic, had 25 skins to it a couple of years ago.


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on Jan 02, 2008
I'd have to see some previews of graphics first but I'd be interested in doing some docks as well.
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