Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Arcs by Kaelri Arcs by Kaelri
Update: Arcs 1.2 (14 August 2011)

Just a small update. I've cleaned up the skin code, so it's a few hundred lines shorter. I also made it much easier to edit the variables for colors, drive letters and network speeds.

I also updated the progress bar to use the new NowPlaying plugin, instead of the old iTunes plugin. See here for a list of supported players and corresponding settings.

- - - - - - -

Update: RMSkin (20 November 10)

I've coverted the package to the ".rmskin" format, which makes it quick and easy to install new skins in the latest version of Rainmeter.

- - - - - - -

Update: Dark Arcs (20 August 09)

After many requests, it's my pleasure to announce the following additions to Arcs:

- A "Dark" variant, with inverted colors for use on brighter screens.
- The colors in the actual code are now labeled, so they'll be easier for others to edit.
- The Song Progress bar has been re-added to the Rainmeter version, using iTunes.
- Not really an update to Arcs, per se, but the new Rainmeter 1.0 features much-improved anti-aliasing, so those jagged inner edges you used to see in 0.14 are gone. The preview screenshot has been updated accordingly (it's been bothering me for ages).

- - - - - - -

Originally inspired by tok2's Circle. Thanks almost entirely to the efforts of onewithnopaper, "Arcs" has been translated from my original Samurize config into Rainmeter. As I predicted, it's a little rough around the edges - no one's fault, just an inevitable result of Rainmeter's inferior rendering. But it's completely functional.

Onewithnopaper really deserves the credit for this one. I was planning to spend this afternoon on the project; you can imagine my surprise when this showed up in an email.

Arcs will also be included as a bonus feature in the upcoming update to Enigma.

The original Samurize configs are included in this package.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconamymoreno:
Amymoreno Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wonderful
Reply
:iconruffleriku:
RuffleRiku Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
Does anyone know how to make the little dot in the middle invisible? Thanks
Reply
:icontehengineer:
TehEngineer Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
I cant seem to figure this out, but, how would I increase the refresh rate of the widget? It updates once a second right now, but I'd prefer that it runs at 30 fps or so.
Reply
:iconbobbyb812:
bobbyb812 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
Right click the widget, and select edit skin. under the [Rainmeter] section add this: Update=25
Reply
:iconksioliajidebt:
KSIoliajideBT Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
this... is... AWESOME!!!!!!
Reply
:iconmurdomeek:
murdomeek Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
is there a "guide" that says which arc is what? :)
im namely interested in the fattest outermost bar
Thanks!
Reply
:iconwansr:
wansr Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
how to download
Reply
:iconaeropayman:
aeropayman Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how to change the size?
Reply
:iconheroforge:
HeroForge Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
I really like this idea, having a lot of information compressed into a set of arcs and circles.

I have a question, something specific to my set-up (though I'm sure others have something like this): My desktop is currently set to rotate through about a dozen different backgrounds, about once every 20 minutes. All of my backgrounds have a very prominent circle in or near the center, but they're not all in the same location.

Is it possible to rig this skin so that it moves to the center of the background's circle? Perhaps it could be given a list of the files in use, and assign an X/Y location based on whichever image is active.

Doable? Or am I dreaming?
Reply
:iconchikkoh:
chikkoh Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
can i re-size this? :3
Reply
:iconmekokemeko:
MekoKemeko Featured By Owner May 3, 2014   Digital Artist
thanks!
Reply
:iconeddiket:
eddiket Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student Artist
Thanks, nice work
...just one thing iTunes ? really ? gah !!
Reply
:iconorangereapor:
Orangereapor Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
lovin it
Reply
:iconkazlk:
kazlk Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student Photographer
very good
Reply
:iconanimegrl357:
animegrl357 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
LOVE
Reply
:iconjoflet002:
joflet002 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
wew cant find the Download link
Reply
:iconpizzaunited:
PizzaUnited Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
are you blind? go get your eyes tested, its up the top right of page, just under the view profile thingy
Reply
:iconjakobaindreas:
jakobaindreas Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Interface Designer
what is holo.38-45 antirotation on the watermark
Reply
:iconkuakeye:
kuakeye Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Could someone tell me how to install this on Samurize?
It says that the original configs are included, but how do I isolate/extract those particular configs to use?
Reply
:iconpdawg21:
pdawg21 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Beautiful skin! Clean, elegant, and SIMPLE TO USE (it's amazing how complicated similar skins are to modify, or even just to use!). Nice work!
Reply
:iconitsvinz96:
itsVinz96 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Can someone tell me how to install this? I downloaded it but there is no installation inside.
Reply
:iconkiroliegh:
Kiroliegh Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
You install it through Rainmeter.
[link]
Reply
:iconblackrons:
BlackRons Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
were is the download button?
Reply
:iconfuller1754:
Fuller1754 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Can someone tell me which meters are which in the circle? Like, which line is showing what.
Reply
:iconkaelri:
Kaelri Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
In the skin folder, you'll find a folder called "Legend." This folder contains an image with labels for each meter.
Reply
:iconeverunis:
Everunis Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Can someone tell me what's the size of the skin in RM, so that I can center it to the screen ? ^^ thanks

That thing is awesome, but I think it deserves to be a menu to disable or enable what you want to show (the network thingy slowed the machine down like a snail XD)
Reply
:iconkaelri:
Kaelri Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
By default, the skin is exactly 429 pixels in width and height. :)

I'm not sure why the network measures would have any impact on Rainmeter's performance. Can you tell me what version of Windows you're using, and which version of Rainmeter?
Reply
:iconeverunis:
Everunis Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Rainmeter Version : 2.4.0 r1678 64-bit (Nov 4 2012)

I'm on a Windows 7 64bits, but don't worry, the problem's not there. It's my own parent's house's energy providing that's making my PC a real worthless machine. Now that I'm in my flat alone with good power, there's no problem at all.

By the way, here's what I've done with Enigma : [link]
The major part is Enigma, but I wanted also a quick-access launcher, and I found it in Circular (don't know who made this anymore), which actually fits exactly the size of Arcs. That was ... awesome XD

Thanks, anyway, I'm supporting you. Enigma is really great :)
Reply
:iconsnowmonk:
SnowMonk Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've been looking for this Wide angle circular clock for quite some time now.
Thank You for the upload.
Reply
:iconsuamsuamkuku:
SuamSuamKUKU Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
how to download this?
Reply
:iconyogeshlamzel:
yogeshlamzel Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
beside the download button there is a button named as mirror1 , just click on the particular button , and here goes your download
Reply
:iconkaelri:
Kaelri Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Click the "Download File" link in the upper-right of this page.
Reply
:iconsheat101:
Sheat101 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Where can I download this? Looks hardcore!
Reply
:iconkaelri:
Kaelri Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Click the "Download File" link in the upper-right of this page.
Reply
:iconhockeypro16:
HockeyPRo16 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
I Accidentally click on the "ClickThrough" setting and now i need to change something how do i get back on to the settings? I just down loaded this widget screen so all ive done for the widgets is righ click. How can i edit settings in a different way?
Reply
:iconkaelri:
Kaelri Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Two ways:

- Hold down the Ctrl or Shift key while right-clicking the skin. You may need to click twice while doing this.

- Right-click the Rainmeter tray icon to access the context menus for all skins. :)
Reply
:iconsupersomniac:
supersomniac Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
looks sick on my desktop :D how do i get the 'now playing' bar to work for itunes though?
Reply
:iconkaelri:
Kaelri Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
In the [Variables] section of the skin code, change the "MediaPlayer" option to "iTunes". Without the quotes. :)
Reply
:iconbiwwa:
Biwwa Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Really nice ! How can we modify the transparency ? Because I need to see it more on my background
Reply
:iconkaelri:
Kaelri Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
You can adjust the transparency of the skin as a whole by right-clicking and selecting Settings > Transparency.

To adjust the transparency of the individual parts, you'll need to edit the color options under the skin's "Variables" section. See this page for more about Rainmeter's color option format.
Reply
:iconpixeldot1:
pixeldot1 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
well i am so glad i have the updated skins.
so i have some bad ass desktops on the way.
because all the skins i like best are updated i admire that creativity.

well done.
will post all the new ones soon.
looks good
still have to do a lot of edit but that is the sweet part.anyway up to the download.
thanx man
Reply
:iconkaelri:
Kaelri Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
You're welcome. :)
Reply
:iconpixeldot1:
pixeldot1 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
need a global scaler for it ,need it smaller
Reply
:iconkaelri:
Kaelri Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
I have a partially-completed new version that will allow the skin to be resized. :)
Reply
:iconpixeldot1:
pixeldot1 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
for the media player,i use vlc so do i just type it in as MediaPlayer=VLC ?
Reply
:iconkaelri:
Kaelri Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Yep. Make sure you've installed the VLC CAD plugin described here.
Reply
:iconpixeldot1:
pixeldot1 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
thank you
Reply
:iconzenx49:
ZENX49 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there a tutorial anywhere that explains how to sync all of my computer's hardware with the clock meters? it's showing all three hard drive meters maxed out when I only have two to begin with and neither of which are full. I don't know if this has been answered either, as I've seen this question ignored a number of times from other people, but is there a way to get the media player aspect to recognize another media player other than iTunes? Such as Winamp?
Reply
:iconkaelri:
Kaelri Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
If you edit the skin file, you'll see a section called [Variables] near the top. You can change these values directly to set your disk drive letters and media player (from the list on this page).
Reply
:iconzenx49:
ZENX49 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was able to resolve the media player one. Still having issues getting the meters to synch with my hard drives however. The variables field doesn't seem to be picking up on my secondary hard drive and still maxes out for the other two drive meters which I don't use. (I'm to assume that's normal though if the drives aren't present to be detected.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
February 12, 2009
File Size
358 KB
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
397,046 (81 today)
Favourites
478 (who?)
Comments
162
Downloads
147,853 (24 today)

License

Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.
×