not a very important thing: a nicer looking GUI

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not a very important thing: a nicer looking GUI

Post by mr.ergonomics » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:53 pm

I think this is not a thing with a high priority and I don't want to push into a 'eye candy' direction, but I feel increasing bored by the GUI. Not by the GUI concept and I also like the minimalistic approach, I don't want pseudo realistic skins for the compressor or something like that.

I think the GUI could do much more for a better and faster overview and a bit more elegant wouldn't harm too (I literally hate the automation lines, it's to bulky, but that's just a personal thing :) )

hmm?

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Re: not a very important thing: a nicer looking GUI

Post by KrisM » Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:08 pm

Live's UI is one of my favorite parts of the program.

I like the automation lanes myself, unless, of course, I add one to a group track and now it's cluttering everything up as the lane doesn't get folded into the closed folder with the tracks :?
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Re: not a very important thing: a nicer looking GUI

Post by e.g.: » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:16 pm

I have always despised Live's GUI. Terrible. It looks like it was done by graphic art students armed with markers and stencils. I would love some eye candy.

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Re: not a very important thing: a nicer looking GUI

Post by Poster » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:47 pm

:roll:
e.g.: wrote:It looks like it was done by graphic art students
:roll: they did your sig as well?

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Re: not a very important thing: a nicer looking GUI

Post by mr.ergonomics » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:55 pm

regarding automation lines, take a look at logics. I really like them. Imho in live they are a bit too bulky when you have many automation points (aka the 'red circles')
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Re: not a very important thing: a nicer looking GUI

Post by ScudMan » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:50 am

Has anyone played with 8.1.3? Is it me or did they clean up the UI a bit (not to the degree that Mr.E was looking for...)?
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Re: not a very important thing: a nicer looking GUI

Post by lunabass » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:10 am

KrisM wrote:Live's UI is one of my favorite parts of the program.
+1. minimal and completely functional.
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Re: not a very important thing: a nicer looking GUI

Post by rosti » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:20 am

lunabass wrote:
KrisM wrote:Live's UI is one of my favorite parts of the program.
+1. minimal and completely functional.
+1. Minimal, clean and easy to read.

I hate those "photorealistic" skins. Why should softwared look like hardware?

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Re: not a very important thing: a nicer looking GUI

Post by Poster » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:20 am

the earth is flat,




and so is Live's GUI... 8O

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Re: not a very important thing: a nicer looking GUI

Post by posssu » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:24 am

mr.ergonomics wrote:regarding automation lines, take a look at logics. I really like them. Imho in live they are a bit too bulky when you have many automation points (aka the 'red circles')
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OOh that would be soo helpful. Live really doesn't give out any values currently...
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Re: not a very important thing: a nicer looking GUI

Post by Poster » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:29 am

posssu wrote:OOh that would be soo helpful. Live really doesn't give out any values currently...
yes it does.. hovering a breakpoint shows the value.. also while dragging a breakpoint..

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Re: not a very important thing: a nicer looking GUI

Post by Zerobae » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:28 am

don't touch that gui

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Re: not a very important thing: a nicer looking GUI

Post by tw1nstates » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:35 am

I like the Gui.

Keep it pls.

()I dont think they are going to change it)

I think it looks classic.

In the same way that the ariel font is. . .
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Re: not a very important thing: a nicer looking GUI

Post by shuutobi » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:48 am

The GUI is fine IMO, it would just be nice if we could choose what exact fonts are used.

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Re: not a very important thing: a nicer looking GUI

Post by littlepig » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:03 am

Live's gui is an island of sanity in a sea of gui madness :D

I look at most other products and my eyes are assulted by psuedo-3d, graduated fills, shiny effects :evil:

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