Old 10-17-2017, 08:04 PM   #1
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(This question is in regards to mixer tracks.
Why do the themers make the track size
89 x 459 for the image file when the size of track is going to be 90 x 960? Why not make the track size to the desired size.

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Old 10-18-2017, 09:37 PM   #2
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- bad planning ;D
- ease of copying settings from a one layout to another
- conformity
- ability to use one section as a zero point, EX: bottom or top of meter.
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Old 10-19-2017, 09:11 AM   #3
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reference size is just reference to layout and attach the element. stretching is unavoidable. even if you make your layout fixed. that's what pink lines are for. to tell REAPER not to stretch the define area with pink lines.

smaller image than its reference means efficiency. even with stretching we could get the same result with the same repeatable/stretchable pixels (especially with blocky solid color. unless you have a detailed pixel perfect image which will ruin its design when stretched, it is always better practice to use smaller image which in a such way still looking good even when stretched.
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Old 10-19-2017, 11:09 PM   #4
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reference size is just reference to layout and attach the element. stretching is unavoidable. even if you make your layout fixed. that's what pink lines are for. to tell WALTER not stretch the define area with pink lines.

smaller image than its reference means efficiency. even with stretching we could get the same result with the same repeatable/stretchable pixels (especially with blocky solid color. unless you have a detailed pixel perfect image which will ruin its design when stretched, it is always better practice to use smaller image which in a such way still looking good even when stretched.
the Walter manual is not specific on the use of pink lines, they have an illustration of the mcp_bg button saying to add pink lines to prevent stretching but does not say it is for the items placed in the mcp_bg file.
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Old 10-20-2017, 12:27 AM   #5
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the Walter manual is not specific on the use of pink lines, they have an illustration of the mcp_bg button saying to add pink lines to prevent stretching but does not say it is for the items placed in the mcp_bg file.
It's on the Power of Pink. The link is attached in WALTER guide in the same page which explained Pink Lines, Yellow Lines, WALTER.
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the Walter manual is not specific on the use of pink lines, they have an illustration of the mcp_bg button saying to add pink lines to prevent stretching but does not say it is for the items placed in the mcp_bg file.
Take care; people occasionally use 'Reaper theming' and 'WALTER' interchangeably but that is a mistake. WALTER is layout scripting for some of the most prominent panels, that is all. Theming is a much wider topic. See THIS STICKY for more details.
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