It doesn't mater how many times you'll read this; the best way is by looking at other skins.
if you have any ideas for Lama, or questions about making skins please
Before any skin is loaded, Lama activates the default skin ('< none >').
That means that if you've left some details out, they'll be replaced by the default
Auto - moves a picture in a elliptic shape.
Frames - shows a different image according to the direction of the mouse: starting from left and up.
Blink - shows image when one of the mouse buttons is down.
Matrix - like frames, but reletive to the screen. it divies the screen to areas, and shows
a different picture for every area
Rect - like auto, but in a rectangle. relative to the screen.
Distance - shows a different image according to the distance between the mouse and the eye.
Here are all the properties:
The properties will be given with all of their options and a description.
You must use headlines!
Note: Even if you don't have email or such, write "EMail=" and leave this empty. The def is mine.
Name=Skin Name (and version)Background Picture. Use Purple (RGB 255,0,255) for transparent area.
for best result you must use FULL COLOR bitmap
Comment=A small comment about the skin.
Eyes=n n- Number of eyes (1 - 255).
[Eye#] #- Eye number (1 - n)
Pic=Eye.gif Picture of the eye. here you can use any type you want. the
transparent area of the eye will be black.
Mask=mask.gif Mask of the eye. The eye will be black and transparent area white.
you can play with other colors for weird effect.
XY=Left,Top Position of the eye
Type=Auto / Frames / Blink / Matrix / Rect / Distance type of the eye, as
explained on top.
Size=Width,Height For 'Auto' : size of the oval. For Matrix: number of frames
(horizontal and vertical)
Frames=3 For 'Frames' and 'Distance'. number of frames.
OnButton=1 For 'Blink' only. 1 for left button, 2 for right and 4 for center button.
if you want it to be for more than one button, you can add the numbers. for example: 3 is the left
OR the right buton.