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#26 Posted : Saturday, December 30, 2017 8:19:23 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: DRUNKinMUNKY Go to Quoted Post
Do you know if this is possible with a mac computer?


The tricky and important part is how to stream footage from your Xbox to your computer with minimal input lag in between. Windows 10 has native support for this via the Xbox app but I don't know what options there are for Mac.
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#27 Posted : Tuesday, January 2, 2018 10:16:49 AM(UTC)
I am not a computer guy so that goes way over my head. I have the adapter to hook my mac up to the tv i guess ill see if i can do anything through the settings. thanks for the response though.
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#28 Posted : Thursday, January 11, 2018 9:04:57 AM(UTC)
This works flawlessly if you own an Elgato capture device on your PC. No lag at all. Can’t believe I never thought of it until I saw this thread.
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#29 Posted : Thursday, January 18, 2018 9:54:06 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: SweedishThunder Go to Quoted Post
This way of using transparent windows is not one I use. Ever since the dawn of Forza vinyl editors, I've used a completely different method.

I google to find a high def image of the logo I want to make, then measure it on the screen with a tape measure. At the same time (I have two monitors - one for the Xbox, and one for my PC) I use the Forza vinyl editor where I add the shapes in the same sizes as what I just measured, or make rectangles for odd shapes that I know will need to fit inside that rectangle.

For really complex logos/design elements, I use a coordinate/grid method, where I draw lines (using Photoshop) in the source image to get coordinates for key points in the image. Then I create a box in the vinyl editor with those same coordinates, which I mark with the star shape. Once I have enough stars, it's more or less a connect-the-dots (stars) task to create the replica.

This is quite a time-consuming method, but it's the one I've done from the start and feel comfortable with.

//Sweedish



See, I've always done my replica logo work via the grid system as well because I always felt that trying to trace things would be a bit difficult. Reason being that when you're tracing, you can't go and zoom in on the logo to see what you're doing in the finer spots, because then your logo is zoomed in but not your trace photo. The method OP describes though seems interesting. It doesn't mean that you can use your laptop controls on the editor though, correct? We'll see if anyone responds before I get the chance to try myself. If I could scale things with computer controls and things it would go much quicker, but it seems that I'll just be using a controller and seeing everything on my computer.

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#30 Posted : Friday, January 19, 2018 5:52:40 AM(UTC)
PC isn't an option for me and I suspect some others don't have a PC they can do this on either. I would say the PC is better than this but here is something you can do on your phone to help you out.

Find a pic of the logo and save it.
Overlay a grid on to the logo. I use this site to put a grid on the logo: http://sporkforge.com/imaging/grid.php
Tips for the grid overlay, The size of your boxes depends on the resolution of the picture you found. Make sure you don't make the boxes so small that there are more boxes on your grid than on the logo editor screen.
Start with a box that will be the size of the bigger boxes that are made of 4 x 4 small boxes in the game. Also, make this larger size grid divisible by 4. Save this grid picture, then make one where the boxes are smaller by dividing your original number by 4. Save this picture too. It can be tedious counting the little boxes as you make a logo so having one with the big boxes and small boxes can be helpful but the big boxes are optional really.
Now you place the shapes on the game's grid so it matches up with the grid you placed on the logo on your phone.

More tips, start with the foreground. The letters and stuff. Then do the background. You can do the background first but you're going to end up making the background have lower opacity while you work so you can see the grid while you are making the foreground. Might as well just start with the foreground.
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#31 Posted : Sunday, February 18, 2018 10:24:31 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Gr **** ish duke Go to Quoted Post
Unfortunately for me I use a Mac. I would love to create the logos on that and import them to a thumbdrive and plug it into the xbox.



I use Macs too, one has bootcamp with Windows 10 installed (streaming doesn't work via Parallels on this Mac). When I want to use the XBox in another room I start holding the "opt" key and select Windows - Apple hardware streaming Xbox, it's awesome. Will cost you for a Windows licence though...

Thanks heaps to the OP for this post and sharing your knowledge, it's a fantastic technique.

😊😊
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#32 Posted : Sunday, April 22, 2018 1:45:57 PM(UTC)
Awesome tip PJ.
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#33 Posted : Saturday, June 9, 2018 7:20:17 AM(UTC)
I need this in my life!!
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#34 Posted : Wednesday, September 12, 2018 5:09:36 PM(UTC)
Before I do this I was just wondering if this "breaks" any copyright laws. Just curious. Thanks!
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#35 Posted : Sunday, September 16, 2018 6:38:25 PM(UTC)
Tried the ForzaColour webpage to try to get more accurate colours on this BMW "MPower" logo that I'm re-creating.

Loaded up the image in both Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer and can't get the eyedropper to function.

The image is loading correctly, just can't pick the colours on the image. The default in the box on the bottom of the screen is black... clicking anywhere on the image or rest of the screen does nothing to change that. Any suggestions?
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#36 Posted : Monday, September 17, 2018 2:16:54 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: gresnik Go to Quoted Post
Tried the ForzaColour webpage to try to get more accurate colours on this BMW "MPower" logo that I'm re-creating.

Loaded up the image in both Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer and can't get the eyedropper to function.

The image is loading correctly, just can't pick the colours on the image. The default in the box on the bottom of the screen is black... clicking anywhere on the image or rest of the screen does nothing to change that. Any suggestions?


How big is the image you're uploading? If the vertical dimension is too high the eyedropper won't align properly, preventing you from selecting accurate colours.
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#37 Posted : Monday, September 17, 2018 6:33:27 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: PJTierney Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: gresnik Go to Quoted Post
Tried the ForzaColour webpage to try to get more accurate colours on this BMW "MPower" logo that I'm re-creating.

Loaded up the image in both Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer and can't get the eyedropper to function.

The image is loading correctly, just can't pick the colours on the image. The default in the box on the bottom of the screen is black... clicking anywhere on the image or rest of the screen does nothing to change that. Any suggestions?


How big is the image you're uploading? If the vertical dimension is too high the eyedropper won't align properly, preventing you from selecting accurate colours.


Got it, thanks PJ.

I grabbed a new (smaller) image and everything worked great. I think the colours are more accurate on this image that I'm working with now, which is a nice bonus.

Thanks for this thread and all the tips!
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#38 Posted : Saturday, October 13, 2018 6:06:36 AM(UTC)
Great thread, thanks for all the tips!
Drew a logo I really wanted to do, until my wife shut down my xbox in the living room while I was streaming it to my PC in my work room... oh well. Thank goodness it has auto-save. Cheers!
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#39 Posted : Monday, October 22, 2018 1:14:25 PM(UTC)
Where did you download glass2k from because all of the sites look pretty dodgy tbh, sorry.
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#40 Posted : Monday, October 29, 2018 6:25:29 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Barrybarfly Go to Quoted Post
Question for you sir....Can this be done on any old PC, like say an old laptop thats trying to die? Or does it need to be powerful enough to run games? Because I'll give you 3 guesses which one I (might) have access to.....


Although I haven't been able to try this method for myself yet, I can say (I'm a computer nerd) that the only requirments are that:
  • You can install Glass2K

  • You have a windows 10 PC

  • The XB1 is on the same Wi-Fi network as the PC


If you are unsure on how to find your operating system, read the following guide:
https://www.google.com/u...w0lKMfjaKDzysKUWNfv1tIZ

EDIT:
Read through the rest of the thread and found out your question has already been answered!
Also PJ, this is an amazing tip and I will be sure to use it in the future!

Edited by user Monday, October 29, 2018 6:35:19 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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