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ProteusChroma v1.0 by MinervaXcel ProteusChroma v1.0 by MinervaXcel
ProteusChroma is a collection of Visualizers, made for the program Rainmeter

A visualizer is an object on your screen that animates based on whatever sounds your computer outputs.
There are countless ways to customize each visualizer, and even more are coming!

Here's a youtube video of it in action: youtu.be/2B-8k7gkkVI



Download / Support me using ads: bitigee.com/17312005/proteusch…


(You can click the download button located in the upper right corner to avoid dealing with ads)


Minimum Requirements


Windows 7
Rainmeter 4.1

Features


- Visualizers: 8 Unique visualizers, with some variations (A total of 12 visualizers)

- Menu: Right-click any of the visualizers to summon a menu which can change basic settings.

- Config Menus: These are summoned by clicking the buttons at the bottom of the Menu.
   
   Colors: In this menu you'll be able to calculate, edit and apply different gradients.
   
   Settings: In this menu you can edit the "program" settings for the visualizers.
    - For example, you can edit the volumes at which colors change, toggle opacity mode,
      and edit the shape of the ends of the visualizers.

- InfoWiz: A guide that tells you info about what your mouse is currently hovering over.
 It is a little "window" that you can summon in the Config menus, in the top-left corner. (The question mark "?")

- BONUS: MusicuIsLifu: A Music player that uses the colors of your visualizer.
  It works with all music players that NowPlaying supports.
  Simply right-click it to summon a configuration menu.




How to use the provided font / Weird font, what gives?:


Navigate to ProteusChroma\@,Resources\Fonts
Then locate and install EN.ttf and refresh rainmeter! :)
(You can right-click the taskbar icon for rainmeter and click "Refresh All" to do it the easy way)





CREDITS


¤ ItsCrocoSwine (Helix, JaggedHelix and JaggedLine creator)
¤ SpiderTechnitian (The greatest fan)
¤ FratBoyOnReddit (Name-giver!)
¤ NightHawkSLO (The optimizer)




PS: ProteusChroma is 903k characters of code, without blanks. Heh.





V2.0 is getting in sight. Thank you all for showing interest in my project :)

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:iconhighskuid:
HighSkuid Featured By Owner Edited Jan 16, 2019
Okay it's been 3 times i reinstall it and still can't change opacity. I've been dealing with it for months but please do something. 
Capture by HighSkuid  
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Encrypt3dShadow Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2018
Great skin, just have one question:
How would I go about adjusting the transparency for DotsOfLife? I like that each bar changes colors individually (as opposed to DotsOfLife2), but I can't really see the visualizer against my background. I've taken a glace at the ini, but I don't see any obvious alpha adjustments.
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:iconminervaxcel:
MinervaXcel Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
In case you haven't found it yet, there's a menu for the opacity settings. youtu.be/2B-8k7gkkVI?t=119

If you hit the "Opacity Settings" button, you'll be able to change how low the opacity can go :)
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:icontafelkleed001:
tafelkleed001 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018
Is there a way that you can invert the skin itself?
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:iconminervaxcel:
MinervaXcel Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Invert, how? :)
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:iconkurtstir:
kurtstir Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2018  Student General Artist
Any chance we can get an eta on the next update?
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:iconminervaxcel:
MinervaXcel Featured By Owner Edited Sep 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure. The next 1-2 weeks i will be studying intensely, but after that i should get enough time to finish the v2.0 within a few months.

Best case ETA is 1-1½ month :)

I'm finally satisfied with the new features, so now i just need to do all the labor-intensive work. 
The code has already grown from around 0.9 million characters of code to something closer to 2.5 million. Haha
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:iconnenphy:
Nenphy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018
my headphone is very loud so i need to put my youtube music down,but it seems not work very well with it, the bar isn't picking up the sound :( good work btw
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:iconminervaxcel:
MinervaXcel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
The program Rainmeter has problems with some specific types of outputs.
Does your headset use USB?

Thanks! 
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:iconnenphy:
Nenphy Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018
fixed after downgrading my windows 10 version to 1709 and updating my audio drivers (new windows version was to laggy for me), thanks for replying, keep up with the good job!

my headphone is not usb btw
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andrewo54 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018
Love the skin! The only problem is that the media bar isn't picking up most info from spotify, only the song names and even that only works for certain songs. Is there a way to fix this and if not is there a way to only show the visualizer and not the media bar?
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:iconcommmmon:
Commmmon Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2018
Hey this skin is really cool and I want to make it even cooler. Does anyone know how to make so that it only appears when audio is playing?
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:iconminervaxcel:
MinervaXcel Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there! Thanks! 

This feature does already exist in some of the visualizers actually. 
If you go into the "Colors Menu" and edit the opacity levels there is a button just below :)

The feature will arrive for all visualizers in the 2.0 update, but if you just want to add it to a few visualizers until then, here's something you can do:

Open the .ini file for the visualizer of your choosing in a text editor.  
Find the meter which animates the shapes, it should be something like "ShapePaths".  
Find the measure "[MeasureAudioLevel].  
Add these values at the end of the measure.
   
    IfBelowValue
=0.01
    IfBelowAction=[!HideMeter ShapePaths][!Update]
    ifAboveValue= 0.02
    ifAboveAction=[!Showmeter ShapePaths][!Update]

That should do it 
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:iconcommmmon:
Commmmon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018
I think it's just me being stupid but I'm a bit lost finding the bloody opacity settings. Thanks for the help btw 👌

2018-07-09 by Commmmon  
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:iconminervaxcel:
MinervaXcel Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, right. No that was my mistake, it's in the "Settings" menu, not the "Color Config" :p

Settings -> Visual Settings -> Opacity Settings

And then at the bottom, there's a button. Red if it's turned off, green if it's on :)

Pause all sounds on your pc and then click the button to see what happens :)
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:iconcommmmon:
Commmmon Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
Alrighty thanks 👌
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:iconfiveeyesdraws:
FiveEyesDraws Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I've had Rainmeter for one day and this visualizer was so straightforward and user-friendly that I not only encountered no problems, but I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of customization available! 10/10 Amazing job.
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:iconminervaxcel:
MinervaXcel Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! 
I hope you'll stick around for the 2.0 release. 

Fun fact, ProteusChroma 1.0 took me 3 months to develop, from scratch :)
(Just below 1 million characters of code, haha)
(Now it's closer to 1.9 million, but somehow more efficient)

It has been a passion-project for me ever since the beginning, and i'm glad to see your approval.

Thank you for taking the time :)
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:iconfiveeyesdraws:
FiveEyesDraws Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That's an amazing amount of work and it shows! I'll look forward to 2.0!
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:iconschizosheep:
Schizosheep Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018
This looks awesome!  Is there any way to make them vertical?
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:iconezezezzzz:
Ezezezzzz Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely one of my favourite skins ever! Thank you for making it :)
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:iconminervaxcel:
MinervaXcel Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for telling me! :)

If you're interested in getting in on the development, let me know!

The next milestone is getting close and there are quite a few new features in need of testing :)

If not, that's completely fine. I'm glad to have seen your comment :)
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:iconxxmickeymoorexx:
xxmickeymoorexx Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018
great visualizer! your settings are great. thnaks!
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:iconminervaxcel:
MinervaXcel Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! <3
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:iconplasmapod:
Plasmapod Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018
download button doesn't work and i refuse to support adfly and their malicious ads
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:iconminervaxcel:
MinervaXcel Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Download button does work.
Try again
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:iconjwlz-style:
jwlz-Style Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018
Awesome thing. Just sad it does not work when playing music on youtube. Will this feature be available in the future maybe?
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:iconminervaxcel:
MinervaXcel Featured By Owner Edited Mar 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Just saw your second comment, lol.

Thanks, buddy! 
Almost at the finish line with the new update,
your feedback is gonna get me there safely ;)
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:iconjwlz-style:
jwlz-Style Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018
oh sorry it works. don't know what happened lol
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:icontaronart:
TaronArt Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Nice
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:icontsarinvisible:
tsarinvisible Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool af!
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:iconherbivicous:
Herbivicous Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017
Hello, good job on this one ! ^^
But is there a way to make width and size not changeable by the mouse scroll ? It's annoying me >.<
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:iconminervaxcel:
MinervaXcel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! <3

I am very happy you asked me this!
So thank you<3

There is no easy way to do this, to be honest.
Proteus is a massive system.
If you don't want to scout through what everything in the coding is for, It would be very hard ^^

So I will add this feature to the next version (v1.1), it will be toggleable using a simple button :)

(I'm not sure when the next version is out yet, so If it ends up taking more than a week, I'll PM you a edited version of 1.0)
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:iconherbivicous:
Herbivicous Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017
Don't worry, I'll wait for the release ^^
If you want some other idea (not like I'd like these >:DDD), adding rotation and allowing the vizualiser to disappear when music isn't playing would be soooooooo awesome :D

<3
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:iconminervaxcel:
MinervaXcel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I got you, haha.
Rotation: b.w0bm.com/1500413259.webm

And I will definitely be adding the option to hide when no music is playing.

If you like the opacity feature you could alternatively just enable invisibility. It does so that when levels are close to 0 (5%) they hide :)
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:iconherbivicous:
Herbivicous Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017
Thanks for the response but ...
Meh.. I tried to do like the webm but the DotsAngle value wasn't there. I wrote it up to see, but nothing changed when I refreshed :/
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:iconminervaxcel:
MinervaXcel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, no.
It's coming in the next update too, sorry!

I should have been clear about that >.<

It was just a development video, to show you that I've already thought of rotation.
It's going to be way simpler to edit the angles :)
(Something like a scroll-able button, probably)
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:iconherbivicous:
Herbivicous Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017
Haha!! ok xD I was too impatient :p I'll be waiting for it then ~(-w-)~
Good luck !
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:iconjakedubleyew:
jakedubleyew Featured By Owner Edited Jul 15, 2017
So I'm completely new to RainMeter, and this looks beautiful.  A few questions on how to do things with it, one how do I edit the music so that it picks up my music, seems to have a heard time grabbing it when I'm not listening to it very loud and I don't really understand all the different settings? My other question is how to change the shape sizes? Wont let me click the numbers.  Seriously, this is amazingly well done!

Also, how do I use the musicislifu thing? Really want that :)
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:iconminervaxcel:
MinervaXcel Featured By Owner Edited Jul 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
First of all, I'm honored that Proteus is one of your first skins :)
And thanks! I worked really hard on this, so i appreciate your approval <3

What exactly do you want to work with spotify?
The visualizers that move depending on sound, does so regardless of what program the sound comes from.

The music displayer that is included, called "MusicuIsLifu" does require you to set the app that you want to get information from.
If this is what you meant, then simply right-click anywhere on the player's area and click the spotify icon in the menu that pops up :)

To get a purely black/white gradient, right-click your active visualizer and open up the "Colors" menu.
Then click "Calculate Gradient" and make sure that only 2 colors are visible.
Then click the first one and set it to either black or white, and the other color to the other one.
Then hit Go and click the gradient that shows up at the bottom :)

If you want to save it, you can click "Save" and click any of the pre-defined ones to replace them.
(More save slots are coming in the next update ;) )

Thank you again! I really do appreciate knowing that you like it<3


Edit: To use musicuislifu, click the taskbar icon for rainmeter to open up the menu, then in the list on the left find the folder "ProteusChroma" and expand to find "MusicuIsLifu", then double-click the "MusicuIsLifu.ini" file :)
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:iconjakedubleyew:
jakedubleyew Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2017
Thank you! As I messed with it I figured out that my music must have been quiet so it wasn't picking as clearly.  How would I go about making the lines (using the jagged line option) a little more visible if I have my music turned down to listen to other audio at the same time, if you see where I'm coming from :P

I was looking in the shape sizes, and it wouldn't let me change the size numbers so I guess my exploration in the app failed ahaha
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:iconminervaxcel:
MinervaXcel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Sadly, rainmeter doesn't yet have the ability to separate audio sources :/

If you wish to turn up the general sensitivity of the visualizer you can do so by opening up the "Settings menu and choosing "Audio Settings" :)

Those size settings are only for the general sizes of the visualizer ^^ 
You can scroll on them to increase or decrease the values.
I'll add the ability to edit them by typing in the next update! 
Thanks for the feedback, haha <3
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:iconjeisonvelez:
jeisonvelez Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2017
so pretty 
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:iconminervaxcel:
MinervaXcel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks<3

Worked hard on them :3
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StoveAteMe Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017
I really love everything about this sound visualizer, the customization is wonderful, but I seem to be unable to move around my visualizers completely. I say completely because I can only move the visualizer in the bottom right section of my monitor. Like when the visualizer is set completely centered on my monitor, I can't move it up or left, but I can move it down and to the right. 
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:iconminervaxcel:
MinervaXcel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh and thank you so much for the encouraging feedback! 
It's good to know that i'm doing something right <3

Proteus will never cost anything, so it's purely people's feedback that ignites my passion for the continued work! 
Thank you! <3
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:iconminervaxcel:
MinervaXcel Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Some visualizer, namely polygons and mindos can not be de-centered yet.

But all others you can de-center by right-clicking and disabling the centering options :)
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:iconlukicamukica:
lukicamukica Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2017  Hobbyist
Wow, so cool! :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconminervaxcel:
MinervaXcel Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm very glad you like it :)
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