Skinman Tutorial in 3 parts

Help and techniques for creating Air Manager Instrument Graphics

Moderators: Ralph, russ

Post Reply
Message
Author
User avatar
russ
Posts: 588
Joined: Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:37 pm

Skinman Tutorial in 3 parts

#1 Post by russ » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:52 pm

I did a unscripted 4 part Tutorial video about Skinman geared to those who know little or nothing about it but want to get up to speed and create an instrument right away. The production quality is not perfect and I ramble a bit but I hope it is still a good way to quickly get a pretty thorough knowledge of Skinman for creating Air Manager instrument graphics. The documentation is scarce so maybe it can save a few guys some of the time it took me to figure it out. Some of the techniques used may even interest more advanced users.

Part 1- Introduction to Skinman and it's User Interface ( 30:11)

Part 2- Detailed look at Skinman's Primitives, Tools, and Properties ( 56:30)

Part 3- A step by step creation of graphics for a complete Air Manager Instrument from concept to finished graphics (1:14:03)

Conclusion- A tutorial on using the images in Air manager to create a working instrument ( 45:58)

Part 1

Russ Barlow
Air Manager Evangelist

User avatar
russ
Posts: 588
Joined: Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:37 pm

Re: Skinman Tutorial in 3 parts

#2 Post by russ » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:56 pm

Part 2

Russ Barlow
Air Manager Evangelist

User avatar
russ
Posts: 588
Joined: Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:37 pm

Re: Skinman Tutorial in 3 parts

#3 Post by russ » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:35 pm

Part 3
Skinman file for example project attached below



DG_project.zip
(155.86 KiB) Downloaded 76 times
Russ Barlow
Air Manager Evangelist

User avatar
russ
Posts: 588
Joined: Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:37 pm

Re: Skinman Tutorial in 3 parts

#4 Post by russ » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:17 pm

CONCLUSION
By popular request a conclusion where the images are made into a working AM instrument

Russ Barlow
Air Manager Evangelist

JackZ
Posts: 1852
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:02 pm

Re: Skinman Tutorial in 3 parts

#5 Post by JackZ » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:09 pm

Great work Russ!

May I suggest to your audience the installation and use of my Lua(AM) syntax highliter extension file for Notepad++, which will greatly help beginners (and others) to start programming in Lua for AM, as if any of the AM function is incorrectly spelled, the function text will not be colored in the code, as it is not recognized as valid by the syntax highliter?

It can be found here, and is regularly updated.
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=199&p=4910&hilit=s ... hter#p4910

Keep up the good work!

Jacques
My YouTube Chanel on the A320 (Real SOPs by an Airline Pilot IRL):
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 0Q6SBASRqJ

User avatar
PapaLima
Posts: 59
Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:49 am

Re: Skinman Tutorial in 3 parts

#6 Post by PapaLima » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:49 pm

Congratulations for this great work Russ !!

Until now, I hesitated to build a gauge because of the unknown skinman tool and the "how to proceeed".

You have very good teacher skills and those three clips parts car be easily followed and understood!

Thanks for the AM communauty ! 8-)

User avatar
russ
Posts: 588
Joined: Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:37 pm

Re: Skinman Tutorial in 3 parts

#7 Post by russ » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:05 am

Thanks Guys. I have been sidelined a bit for the last three months due to the need to care for my elderly mother. She had a fall in November and broke a vertebrae but is getting back on her feet now. I finally have time for my favorite hobby again!
Russ Barlow
Air Manager Evangelist

Sabre
Posts: 42
Joined: Tue May 24, 2016 10:51 pm

Re: Skinman Tutorial in 3 parts

#8 Post by Sabre » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:40 pm

Russ,
I'm glad your mom is doing better! Your videos and instrument development work are greatly appreciated!

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests