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Scaling Bar, Bitmap, Histogram, Rotator Images
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Scaling Certain Rainmeter Style Meters To accomplish scaling in meters (Bar, Bitmap, Button, Histogram, Rotator), where W and H are used to set the size of the "meter", not the size of the "image", you can use a "universal" TransformationMatrix formula (Formula is by Xanci): TransformationMatrix = (#Scaler#); 0; 0;(#Scaler#); ((1 - #Scaler#) * [#CURRENTSECTION#: X]); ((1 - #Scaler#) * [#CURRENTSECTION#: Y]) Adding this to your meter, and controlling a new #Scaler# variable, you can easily scale these meters to any desired size. Here are 3 skins that demonstrate using TransformationMatrix to scale Rotator meters. :thumb521168567: One use
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Vertically Scrolling Text
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Scrolling Text w/TransformationMatrix Version 1.1 Removed dependence on third party Scroller.dll plug-in Requires Rainmeter 3.0 or newer rainmeter.net/cms/ Overview: Example skins demonstrating vertically scrolling text & using TransformationMatrix on string meters. Premise: Create a skin that will scroll the text vertically in either direction. Then transform the scrolling text to produce "dimensional" effects. Two skins are offered along with this description; ScrollText2Shrink.ini and ScrollText2CenterZoom.ini ScrollText2Shrink shrinks the text as it progresses up the skin and back down. ScrollText2CenterZoom maximizes the size
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Devious Journal Entry
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I spent the last 6 months revisiting Linux distribution... specifically releases of Elementary OS (Luna), Bodhi, Mint 15, Tanglu, and Pear OS. Now I remember why I return to Windows; even though I do enjoy exploring those systems, most of what I enjoy, turns out to be Windows specific. I am in the process of purchasing a newer PC (I deal with ancient hardware, it does what I need, but not very quickly) so I can play with some of the newer things. Back to shopping!
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Inspirationless
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That's how I feel right now... something will "pop" eventually... EVENTUALLY... I hope! So I am spending my time browsing the web hoping for the "seed" of an idea that I can "run" with! I am crawling right now... It amazing how much "junk" is out there on the web, but it is the price we pay for freedom of expression, and I would not want it any other way! What may look like "junk" to me may be someone else's Mona Lisa! That's what makes life interesting for everyone; as much as we are the same, we also have differing ideas on what appeals to us... If you think you can inspire me, leave a comment... No? Okay, back to my browsing...
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What's Happening
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Hey, It's the end of July; summer is halfway gone already! At least we still have August with the Perseids meteor shower on the nights of August 11 and 12. Link: http://stardate.org/nightsky/meteors Hoping for clear skies and some more warm weather! I have not had as much time as I would like to create and modify Rainmeter skins, but I want to thank those of you who have commented and downloaded my work ... "Thank You!" Remember to enjoy every day and every moment with friends and family ... "Seize the Day!"
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Scaling Bar, Bitmap, Histogram, Rotator Images

Scaling Bar, Bitmap, Histogram, Rotator Images

Scaling Certain Rainmeter Style Meters To accomplish scaling in meters (Bar, Bitmap, Button, Histogram, Rotator), where W and H are used to set the size of the "meter", not the size of the "image", you can use a "universal" TransformationMatrix formula (Formula is by Xanci): TransformationMatrix = (#Scaler#); 0; 0;(#Scaler#); ((1 - #Scaler#) * [#CURRENTSECTION#: X]); ((1 - #Scaler#) * [#CURRENTSECTION#: Y]) Adding this to your meter, and controlling a new #Scaler# variable, you can easily scale these meters to any desired size. Here are 3 skins that demonstrate using TransformationMatrix to scale Rotator meters. :thumb521168567: One use

Vertically Scrolling Text

Vertically Scrolling Text

Scrolling Text w/TransformationMatrix Version 1.1 Removed dependence on third party Scroller.dll plug-in Requires Rainmeter 3.0 or newer rainmeter.net/cms/ Overview: Example skins demonstrating vertically scrolling text & using TransformationMatrix on string meters. Premise: Create a skin that will scroll the text vertically in either direction. Then transform the scrolling text to produce "dimensional" effects. Two skins are offered along with this description; ScrollText2Shrink.ini and ScrollText2CenterZoom.ini ScrollText2Shrink shrinks the text as it progresses up the skin and back down. ScrollText2CenterZoom maximizes the size

Devious Journal Entry

Devious Journal Entry

I spent the last 6 months revisiting Linux distribution... specifically releases of Elementary OS (Luna), Bodhi, Mint 15, Tanglu, and Pear OS. Now I remember why I return to Windows; even though I do enjoy exploring those systems, most of what I enjoy, turns out to be Windows specific. I am in the process of purchasing a newer PC (I deal with ancient hardware, it does what I need, but not very quickly) so I can play with some of the newer things. Back to shopping!

Inspirationless

Inspirationless

That's how I feel right now... something will "pop" eventually... EVENTUALLY... I hope! So I am spending my time browsing the web hoping for the "seed" of an idea that I can "run" with! I am crawling right now... It amazing how much "junk" is out there on the web, but it is the price we pay for freedom of expression, and I would not want it any other way! What may look like "junk" to me may be someone else's Mona Lisa! That's what makes life interesting for everyone; as much as we are the same, we also have differing ideas on what appeals to us... If you think you can inspire me, leave a comment... No? Okay, back to my browsing...

What's Happening

What's Happening

Hey, It's the end of July; summer is halfway gone already! At least we still have August with the Perseids meteor shower on the nights of August 11 and 12. Link: http://stardate.org/nightsky/meteors Hoping for clear skies and some more warm weather! I have not had as much time as I would like to create and modify Rainmeter skins, but I want to thank those of you who have commented and downloaded my work ... "Thank You!" Remember to enjoy every day and every moment with friends and family ... "Seize the Day!"