User colors on your Push!!!

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deva
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Re: User colors on your Push!!!

Post by deva » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:08 pm

I am playing around with colors for 9.0.4... I like that I can dim the pads cause they are just generally too bright for me. I made the white ones a dim amber and that makes the wide range of variation less obtrusive. I'll likely use that when someone figures out 9.0.5

turbomartin
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Re: User colors on your Push!!!

Post by turbomartin » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:41 pm

I have the same issue. Not working as mentioned in the OP :cry:

Those bright pads are terror for the eyes indeed. At least I will be less sleep deprivated when I'm not doing anything in the dark anymore.

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Re: User colors on your Push!!!

Post by deva » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:52 pm

When you are editing the SkinDefault.py file (not currently working for 9.0.5) you can dim the pads like this:

This would be Amber pads (orange)
NoteScale = Rgb.AMBER

This would be one step dimmer
NoteScale = Rgb.AMBER.shade(1)

This would be 2 steps dimmer
NoteScale = Rgb.AMBER.shade(2)

drez
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Re: User colors on your Push!!!

Post by drez » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:33 pm

I'm not on my Mac right now, but do I only need to get the 9.0.5 SkinDefault.pyc file and run it through a python decoder so we can start customizing colors again in 9.0.5?
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Re: User colors on your Push!!!

Post by panten » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:03 pm

I would love to adopt the colour scheme from Because789's Parameter Masher M4L device. That's some beautiful palette choice right there.

Might delve into this modding malarkey if only I can drag myself away from actually playing the damn thing

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Re: User colors on your Push!!!

Post by drez » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:00 am

Ok, I've got a new version of the SkinDefault.py file for 9.0.5. To coin a developer phrase, "Works on my Push" :D

https://github.com/dreznicek/AbletonLiv ... Default.py

WARNING: Make sure you copy your existing SkinDefault.pyc to a safe location BEFORE you drop the .py file in the directory just in case you need to go revert back or things get wonky. I would even back it up to a directory called 9.0.5 somewhere so you had it versioned out as you upgrade.

Enjoy!
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Re: User colors on your Push!!!

Post by sowhoso » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:19 am

nice work

thx!

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Re: User colors on your Push!!!

Post by lyovino » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:55 am

I'm thinking about giving it a try. Using Text Edit on a Mac, after copy and pasting, I have to format the text to Plain Text?
Then when saving, I select Unicode (UTF-8)? Sorry..
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Re: User colors on your Push!!!

Post by drez » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:07 am

lyovino wrote:I'm thinking about giving it a try. Using Text Edit on a Mac, after copy and pasting, I have to format the text to Plain Text?
Then when saving, I select Unicode (UTF-8)? Sorry..
:mrgreen:
I didn't select Unicode in Sublime. I just opened, edited, and saved.
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Re: User colors on your Push!!!

Post by lyovino » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:19 am

I thought the file has to be saved as Plain Text? Just doing a File Save, saves it as Rich Text.. If it works for you then I guess it doesn't matter. Thanks.
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Re: User colors on your Push!!!

Post by turbomartin » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:55 am

It is not supposed to be dropped in through textedit? No wonder it is not working for me.

Guess i have to read up on that programming wookie language stuff.

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Re: User colors on your Push!!!

Post by fishmonkey » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:13 am

on a Mac, use TextWrangler. it is a text editor for coding and won't mess with your file types. also it understands Python code and will make it look purdy.

and it's free.

http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/

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Re: User colors on your Push!!!

Post by triant » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:36 am

drez wrote:Ok, I've got a new version of the SkinDefault.py file for 9.0.5. To coin a developer phrase, "Works on my Push" :D

https://github.com/dreznicek/AbletonLiv ... Default.py

WARNING: Make sure you copy your existing SkinDefault.pyc to a safe location BEFORE you drop the .py file in the directory just in case you need to go revert back or things get wonky. I would even back it up to a directory called 9.0.5 somewhere so you had it versioned out as you upgrade.

Enjoy!
works for me too - many thanks drez!

curious, though, what you used to decompile the code (never know when i might need to tackle something like this again). my version of uncompyler only works on python 2.7 code, which the remote scripts were evidently not written in.

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Re: User colors on your Push!!!

Post by triant » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:59 am

man i spent so long using my custom color scheme that i forgot how egregious the white-calibration on the LEDs is. you'd think that if their whites were so inconsistent they wouldn't put white buttons front-and-center in the design!

the key to making your push look beautiful : USE ANY COLOR BUT WHITE

my current seapunk scheme:

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Re: User colors on your Push!!!

Post by lyovino » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:40 pm

drez wrote:
lyovino wrote:I'm thinking about giving it a try. Using Text Edit on a Mac, after copy and pasting, I have to format the text to Plain Text?
Then when saving, I select Unicode (UTF-8)? Sorry..
:mrgreen:
I didn't select Unicode in Sublime. I just opened, edited, and saved.
I know squat about text editors, coding and formatting and don't want to make a mess for myself.

Can I open Text Edit, paste and save without selecting any formatting or selecting any save as file type (Plain Text) Doing this will save it as Rich Text. Is this what worked for you? Or as I said above, paste to Text Edit, reformat and save as Unicode. I'm good at flucking things up and just want to cover myself without creating a mess. Also, if need be and you want to revert, is it as simple as deleting the edited file and replacing with the saved default? Sorry, and thanks.
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