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darkmarauder

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PostSubject: Who was HUD's original designer? June 26th 2008, 3:25 pm

Just came into my head a sec ago.
It's just, you see the "HUD" theme all over for loads of apps and stuff, and I just thought, where did it originate from?
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PostSubject: Re: Who was HUD's original designer? June 27th 2008, 3:50 am

No one knows? tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Who was HUD's original designer? June 27th 2008, 6:30 pm

I made it cool



















I kid, i kid tongue

I have no idea, sorry sad
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PostSubject: Re: Who was HUD's original designer? June 27th 2008, 8:31 pm

Im sure somebody knows, anyhow HUD is a great theme, only when is not being overused.
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PostSubject: Re: Who was HUD's original designer? June 27th 2008, 8:50 pm

maybe it was some apple concept that ended up being trashed?
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PostSubject: Re: Who was HUD's original designer? June 27th 2008, 9:53 pm

My dad said the military invented it... I know they use it, but I didn't realize they invented it. And after some research I found that it seems to be true. Heads Up Display (HUD) was used to show things in front of you without blocking your view. That's why it has transparency. thumbs up

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PostSubject: Re: Who was HUD's original designer? June 27th 2008, 11:09 pm

Apple
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PostSubject: Re: Who was HUD's original designer? June 27th 2008, 11:12 pm

amitburst wrote:
Apple
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PostSubject: Re: Who was HUD's original designer? June 27th 2008, 11:37 pm

military is like the hud on a car game or the hud of a jet plane, not the mac style wink
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PostSubject: Re: Who was HUD's original designer? June 28th 2008, 1:13 am

alxmarcond wrote:
military is like the hud on a car game or the hud of a jet plane, not the mac style wink
haha yeah hud just has the name in common :eek:
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PostSubject: Re: Who was HUD's original designer? June 28th 2008, 8:05 am

Uh... I believe I was responding to the question: "where did it originate from?" :sarcastic:
All apple did was modify and use the technology that already existed.
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PostSubject: Re: Who was HUD's original designer? June 28th 2008, 8:10 am

thats the name not the actual theme....

this is a Heads Up Display



thats like the military uses wink

here is HUD the style

http://jonwhipple.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/pixelmator-locking-me-out.png

had to link cause its too big an image but yeah...
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PostSubject: Re: Who was HUD's original designer? June 28th 2008, 8:45 am

lol @ you going through all that... I know the difference between:
a. Photo 1 - Heads Up Display (HUD) mode
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b. Photo 2 - a developer making the palettes of an application appear in Heads Up Display (HUD) mode or a skinner making objects on their desktop appear in Heads Up Display (HUD) mode

Even still, there really is no Heads Up Display (HUD) "theme", thus the theme didn't originate from anywhere - only people copying the Heads Up Display (HUD) style, which has been around from ages.

Also, fyi, that's not the only style of Heads Up Display (HUD) that they (the military) use. There are ultra transparent and semi-transparent. Which is what gives the appearance of a partially opaque gray background.
This is the style that is most copied by developers and skinners.
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PostSubject: Re: Who was HUD's original designer? June 28th 2008, 8:52 am

notice i used the word style... if u can show me when the military used the STYLE that people apply to image veiwers, CAD ect then ill give u the gold but untill then, the style was some creative guy with good taste, and the HUD Display for aircraft ect was the military
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PostSubject: Re: Who was HUD's original designer? June 28th 2008, 9:26 am

lol...you can keep "the gold". alxm, I dunno how i could show you. I can just tell you that for example they have radar screens with the regular black background view and a layer over that with the Heads Up Display (HUD), where you can switch between different views, like red, green, gray, and blue, and still allow you to see the background because it's semi-opacity. and of course the clear one where there is no background. You can change the style with a knob on the console or through the menu.
oh i was referring to when you said "thats the name not the actual theme...." smile

aside from that, I'll just say that I'm not trying to have a negative and unnecessary debate, I understand that you are talking about Heads Up Display (HUD) style that people use on their computer. but again, as I said I was answering the question proposed by the topic starter: "where did it originate from?" thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: Who was HUD's original designer? June 28th 2008, 10:27 am

ok, its chill, i still dont get what ur saying but its chill happy
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