Aluminium Mouse mockup

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  1. Kankki macrumors regular

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    I wrapped this up in Photoshop, not too happy with the end result. Maybe I should have left out those lines :eek:
     

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  2. hobbbz macrumors 6502a

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    And the gloss. Have you ever seen metal, brushed or matte, reflect like that?
     
  3. Kankki thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea, but I though maybe a thin surface of glass
     
  4. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I have!

    I've got a brushed aluminium flask that's got a lacquer finish.
     
  5. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    Not bad! I'd prefer it if you couldn't see the buttons and if it didn't have the brushed metal lines on it.
     
  6. Shotglass macrumors 65816

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    Nice idea. The proportions/perspective on the lines is totally wrong though.
     
  7. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I also have a similar flask.
     
  8. bartelby macrumors Core

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    That's because you have good taste!:)
     
  9. Oryan macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't the reflection typically inverted, like it's sitting on a piece of glass? I like the idea though.

    As do I. :)
     
  10. Kankki thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I suck at perspectives, especially in Photoshop. Hell, I used the pen tool :)
     
  11. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    This is none too shabby actually. I would like a mouse like that.

    I would leave the lines at the buttons out though.

    David
     
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  13. AppleIntelRock macrumors 65816

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    corrections:
    apple's mice suck.

    the designs of said mice actually are quite nice.
     
  14. zioxide macrumors 603

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    Only if you say that design is just making it look pretty (which is apple's problem).

    Designing should be making something that's functional and pretty.
     
  15. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    You know when you scratch a blackboard or feel frosted glass, thats what this mouse is going to be like based on those pics, I wouldn't handle it :eek:
     
  16. AppleIntelRock macrumors 65816

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    i don't agree with you at all. the mighty mouse is a great four button mouse. some love it, some hate it- that doesn't make it a bad mouse.
     
  17. gazkw macrumors newbie

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    just waiting for the mouse update.

    the mighty mouse is only thing out of place with everything else aluminum.

    i just wish they make their new mouse more ergonomic. simply not comfortable esp when compared to razer mouse.
     
  18. 7on macrumors 601

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    Draw it out on paper first. Then you should be able to get the right perspective.
     
  19. Antares macrumors 68000

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    Apple is due for an update of the mouse. When do you guys think Apple will put one out? For the last 10 years, they've always followed the design of the iMac, right? Why didn't we get a rmouse edesign with the aluminum iMac?
     
  20. Macintosh Sauce macrumors 6502

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    Not too bad, but I decided to get the Logitech MX Revolution mouse for my Mac Pro and the Logitech VX Nano mouse for my new MacBook coming tomorrow. They are both sweet mice IMHO.
     
  21. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    Take off the lines, take off the gloss, then its great!
     
  22. iowamensan macrumors 6502

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    Just for fun, let me find a complaint too! The reflection of the thumb "rest" is upside-down.

    Otherwise, I say sweet mouse.
     
  23. Raid macrumors 68020

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    I think it looks pretty good, but like many others I would tone down the gloss finish on the mouse... Maybe try a "Mac Pro" aluminum finish (as long as we don't have to deal with the reality of dirty finger smudges). ;)

    Oh and you might want to see if having the text over the mouse cord looks better...

    But whether the flask has good taste depends on the contents. ;) Hmm maybe there should be a "Post your flask" thread...
     

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