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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.


Comments (Page 2)
on Jan 02, 2008

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

Closest was the 'sequel' "Formula One".  Another 'Community' one was Deviantskin - based on Deviantart.com site graphics ....

on Jan 02, 2008
Closest was the 'sequel' "Formula One". Another 'Community' one was Deviantskin - based on Deviantart.com site graphics

I remember those. I was pointing out the most recent large suite.
Can't wait for this new suite, though.
on Jan 03, 2008
worn/corroded metal.



i've already do something like that: Oxide


so.., could it be consider as part of the proyect or i need to do another skin a like?
on Jan 03, 2008
If you need any dreams, let me know. I'm a very experienced dream maker (infact I'm the lead developer for vistadreams.org). I'd be happy to work on a group project
on Jan 03, 2008
We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile.

We are the Borgsoft.  
on Jan 03, 2008
  
on Jan 03, 2008

We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile.

We are the Borgsoft.

 

and you are one strange puppy!

on Jan 03, 2008
I would like to contribute, but TYCUS already has the cursor I think, but let me know in which area I can help
on Jan 03, 2008
What, two cursor sets isn't an option? It is a community project.....
on Jan 03, 2008
ok I'm ready to watch could make the coffee but don't do take away and no way will I be doing deliveries.


on Jan 03, 2008
Rick, that's not coffee he's drinking...it Heineken!
on Jan 03, 2008
The coffee would be for the workers... I can drink anything as only watching.


on Jan 03, 2008

I would like to contribute, but TYCUS already has the cursor I think, but let me know in which area I can help

Oxide is a great cursor and became inspirational in discussions for a new Community Skin Project. But this Project shouldn't be about what we already have and just fill in the blanks. It is about what we can do together to bring something new. 

So get those creative wheels a spinning!

on Jan 03, 2008
and you are one strange puppy!


He is Borgsoft   


  
on Jan 03, 2008
I have a dream animated and ready, but I have to get it exported... Lets see if this works...

I can create multiple color variations of the dream. This is the metal I am using right now.
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