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Alrighty here we go,
due to the many requests and the recent find by Forum User KAD79
I went ahead and tried to make LinkSheets work for myself and since it worked so perfectly I thought about the thousands of hours you guys spent with my themes so I thought to myself…
“Why not releasing the newest Black Mamba as a farewell present?”
well it is me leaving so i should get a present from you but what can i do? lol
As most of you know I eventually got paid for my work and helped developing the User Interface for a new device, some parts of this development went into the new version of Black Mamba which is now a bit slimmer and not so graphical bombastic anymore. So many people asked me who I am working for… this is WD Soil and their platform, common courtesy forbids me to advertise another product here. I won’t reveal it in PM either. Fact is the new device is ready on Monday which means I am sharing this theme but I won’t be able to support it. Please solve problems with community effort. If I have a minute and I can help I will jump in but don’t count on it and please don’t request things, as I will no longer work on this theme as of today.
This theme will work as usual with the old movie sheets and linksheet, I recommend to use FW 3XXXX
The Theme Pack contains a manual for Linksheet, new updated Moviesheet Bundles as well as the V4 Movie sheets.
Simply install the bundles in ThumbGen and go, you need no skills to create movie sheets with this theme.
Anyone approaching the LinkSheet Method needs some skills but really not, lol it is easy just follow the manual.
SMP Users… you are a bit screwed with LinkSheet because of the storage limitation, if you want to use the theme you gotta zip it up yourself, other than that It will work fine for you
Turn off the Media Library when using Linksheet, it is pain in the behind due to update issues and also redundant since this version no longer needs XML files which means no library entries are created.
Here it is the last version of Black Mamba, thanx for all your compliments and ideas, i hope you have fun with it.
- LINKSHEET FOR GALLERY VIEW
- NEW HOME MENU
- LINK SHEET DEMO (MOVIE & TV)
- NEW MOVIE SHEET BUNDLES
- SHEETS FOR TV / MOVIES / FOLDERS
- USER INTERFACE CHANGES
- BASIC MANUAL FOR N00BS
- LINKSHEET MANUAL
UPDATE DECEMBER 5
As promisesd the PSD files, don’t expect too much, i am an obsessive “combiner” that means many flating elements are combined with others, i put in the file what I have left, i am not sure if it is enough to create a whole new theme but most can be easily edited such as the main menu and the basic pages. Do with it whatever you wanna do, hereby I am granting an unlimited license for the files I own and created myself, whatever you do with it is fine by me. A Handful genre images are included (i don’t use much myself) and of course the template for genres is included, Flthemi has done a whole bunch of genre images, the link is shared on page 6 of this thread.
All files been created in Corel Photo Paint and converted to PSD which means font dynamics will be lost but you are not going to use the dynamic fonts (usually Mamba Logo) anyways in your own work, so you should be fine.
NEW HOME MENU
NEW MOVIE SHEET (LINKSHEET)
NEW TV EPISODE SHEET with episode Snapshot (LINKSHEET)
Small Video Browse
LARGE VIDEO BROWSE
NEW FOLDER SHEETS
NEW FOLDER SHEETS
Black Mamba Juke Box
Black Mamba Audio Player
Works Best With
GENRE FOLDER SHEETS (updated 12/14/12)
alrighty people, here is a very easy to use genre folder sheet going with the theme and intentionally avoiding graphical overkill, they can also be used as folder sheets for movie franchises. I didn’t bundle this one since it doesn’t require much installation…
1) Download the template here
2) open your movie sheet profile in Thumbgen
3) save this profile as “Black Mamba Genre Folder”
4) unpack the rar file and copy the entire folder into ThumbGen/ Templates
5) in thumbgen options General Tab deactivate “Extra Movie Sheet”
6) in thumbgen options moviesheet tab select BlackMamba_GenreFolder (upper drop down boy on the right)
7) save the profile…
Processing the Sheet
1) pick a movie you think represents this genre best
2) process in manual or semi automatic
3) select an image for Fanart 1
4) change the title and apply it (green check symbol)
it’s gonna look like this, the color will always be the same
UPDATE DECEMBER 7th
Age Restriction and Release Date Template
I didnt use the age symbols for the same reasons i never used them before,
besides them looking differently in several countries I am not a fan of them and they wouldn’t fit into the design (for my eyes) So I made a compromise and put them into some unused space without losing original information. My ideal solution for kids would have been to make the black boxes turn red when the movie is not age appropriate for your kids. (could setup the age limit) so you could simply tell your kids “don’t watch the red movie” which they will do first thing when you leave the house (J/K)
So here is a compromise solution due to not having enough time right now, hope it works if not keep ideas flowing and I will see what i can do when I have time.
replace the existing “TEMPLATE.XML” file in your folder located at:
…\Templates\Black Mamba Final\Black Mamba Final Movie Sheets by DeVicious\Black Mamba Final Movie Sheets by DeVicious