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Versa-Visualizer-II

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Versatile Stereo Audio Visualizations for Rainmeter

Requires Rainmeter v4.2.0.3111 minimum

It is a stereo visualizer displaying both the left and right audio channels. You can choose to display just one of them alone, as in a “normal” visualizer. The skin has the ability to display up to 82 shapes, 41 per channel. The shapes can be bars, lines, rectangles, circles, or partial arcs. They can be set to any angle from the baseline, while the baseline can be shaped to almost any contour by the vertical, horizontal, and wave factor settings. Once placed, you have the option to further animated the shapes in their position, and also optionally compressed/expanded vertically and/or horizontally in step to the sound.

This is the first visualizer for Rainmeter that can not only control the width and height of shapes, tilt to any angle, but can also animate them to the sound (beyond just up and down if desired), spin them in step with the sound, compress and expand them in step with the sound, and control their vertical and horizontal spacing along a controlled sine wave.

NOTE: This means you can “bend” the visualizer arrangement to almost any continuously curved contour by combining the vertical and horizontal positions with a sine wave factor and tilt.

Over 30 example “styles” are included to demonstrate the range of shapes and positions available. They should help you understand how to modify the settings to achieve your desired visualizer creation.

SCREEN POSITIONING
Positioning left, right, or lower is not a problem, but to position vertically above screen center is only possible by using “Drag Group” action; hold down “Ctrl+Alt” keys then left-click on the skin. It will now have a reddish overlay. Release the keys and mouse and use the Arrow Keys to position the visualizer on the screen. Repeat the key combo and mouse click to exit “Drag Group” mode. You can also manually setting the coordinates in Manage for the skin to a negative vertical value.
NOTE: Dragging the skin with the mouse will force Windows to reposition below the top of the screen (centered vertically); this is a function of the operating system and cannot be avoided.

CLICK-THROUGH
The skin uses the entire screen work area and is set to the “Bottom” when loaded. It can be intrusive when trying to interacting with other desktop items, so I included a toggle to the title of the skin context menu to set as “Click-Thru”. To access the skin when in “Click-Thru” mode simply hold either “Ctrl” key down and use mouse actions over the skin.

MOUSE ACTIONS
Double-Left-Click to step through the optional animation modes. Middle-click to open the style editor. Scroll the mouse wheel to step through the color schemes (this will refresh the skin on each change). Right-click to acces the skin context menu.

NEW STYLES
Creating a new visualizer style is as simple as opening any style, saving it as one of the 4 available favorites, and then editing and saving that favorite style. Once you have it saved, open the styles folder, and copy/paste that favorite#.inc file. Rename the copy to a descriptive name, then Refresh the style list to see the newly created style appear as an option.

GRADIENT COLOR
The skin includes a color gradient generator skin based on your wallpaper colors using the Chameleon plugin created by Fox-the-Socks. Load the generator skin, then change your theme wallpaper to see a new gradient set of colors appear in the skin. To save the gradient, simply left-click the message box; a new sequentially numbered color scheme will be added to your versa-visualizer. You can step through the available color schemes by scrolling the mouse over the visualizer. If you delete any color scheme files, remember to rename them so there are no missing sequentially numbered files. The generator will work using Windows 10 picture and slideshow options; other systems may need alternate means. You can always manually edit any of the generated color scheme files (the colors must be in RGB format with NO Alpha value, strictly RRR,GGG,BBB.

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very good excellent thanks, I don't know if it's configuration but I have two little problems that I haven't been able to solve, one is that it consumes a lot of cores and two that it won't let me minimize the windows media player and if I minimize it, it won't let me maximize it, Iy iscovered which is the versa ll because I change my skin and everything works perfect I would appreciateyour help to correct this. thanks

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Not too much I can do to reduce CPU load, it is designed to be viewed while not doing any other work on your PC.


As for not having access to apps and programs, follow the instructions to set the skin as "click-through" so you can access other items, and then set the skin back to "normal".


From the skin description...

CLICK-THROUGH

The skin uses the entire screen work area and is set to the “Bottom” when loaded. It can be intrusive when trying to interacting with other desktop items, so I included a toggle to the title of the skin context menu to set as “Click-Thru”. To access the skin when in “Click-Thru” mode simply hold either “Ctrl” key down and use mouse actions over the skin.

awesome but I really would have loved it if you could only position it the way you want ;-; is there any possibilities of fixing the windows repositioning system in the future ?

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That is not something I can undertake at this time... sorry.

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Looks awesome bro, Thanks

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Thanks! Have fun!

How do you actually get this working? I've downloaded it but what do I do in the rainmeter now?

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Right-click raindrop notification icon and open MANAGE. In the skin list locate VERSA-VISUALIZER-II folder, then Visualizer sub-folder, and load visualizer.ini.


Play some music. while playing, right-click the visualizer to open the context menu with many options. Try other mouse actions for other features: scroll for color change, left-click for animation change, etc.

hy how can I make my own skin here plz help

gracias excelente

una pregunta no se si a todos les pasa lo mismo , me consume mucha cpu

habra manera de reducir el gasto de cpu?

gracias

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nice work boys !!!!!!!! thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I-Am-Madbat's avatar
It takes a bit of getting used to the click through but it is a very customizable skin. +fav Thumbs Up 
Eclectic-Tech's avatar
Thanks! Yeah, it was a "necessary evil" because the visualizer covers the entire work area.
I-Am-Madbat's avatar
Well, it have it running right now. I like it just fine!
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Nice skin+fav Rage :happybounce: Nod I am a dummy! Love La la la la Clap 
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