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Skinning Tutorial (Taiko)

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Tutorial » Interface Standard Taiko Catch the Beat Mania Sounds
Skin elements » Interface Standard Taiko Catch the Beat Mania Sounds


Taiko Elements

I will explain here with one element and where it's applied in gameplay.


  • Taiko character aka "pippidon" - It can be easily animated in similar way as sliderball. All character "actions" explained below.
    • pippidonidle0, pippidonidle1, pippidonidle2 etc. - character in idle mode, simply waiting.
    • pippidonkiai0, pippidonkiai1, pippidonkiai2 etc. - character animation in kiai time.
    • pippidonfail0, pippidonfail1, pippidonfail2 etc. - character animation when player started failing.
    • pippidonclear0, pippidonclear1, pippidonclear2 etc. - character animation while player pass past combo milestone (50, 100, 200, etc.) and after correctly cleared spinner.
  • Spinner-warning - Warning about spinner that appears on taiko bar.

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  • Taiko-bar-left - Left part of taiko bar. Place where you see your "buttons".

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  • Taiko-bar-right and Taiko-bar-right-glow - Right part of taiko bar. "Glow" bar appear in kiai time.

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  • Taikohitcircle and Taikohitcircleoverlay - It's almost same thing like hitcircle and hitcircle-overlay with one difference, Taikohitcircleoverlay can be animated.
  • Taikobigcircle and Taikobigcircleoverlay - Same as above but it's applied to the big circles.
  • Taiko-drum-inner and Taiko-drum-outer - Red and Blue button indicators on left taiko bar.

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  • Taiko-flower-group - Appears behind Taiko mascot after hitting combo milestone.
  • Taiko-hit300, Taiko-hit100, etc. - Same thing as standard hitbursts 300, 100, 50, etc.
  • Taiko-glow - Appears behind "hitting" area in kiai time.

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  • Taiko-roll-end and Taiko-roll-middle - It's taiko slider. Please note that taiko-roll-middle is "copied" to fit length of slider. (That's why it's only 1px width).
  • Taiko-slider and Taiko-slider-fail - These are upper part of taiko bar. They aren't restricted by length, so with right idea you can make something nice.


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Cropping with Complex Backgrounds Cropping with Simple Backgrounds Making Properly Centered Spinners What are Custom Sample Overrides? Custom Hitsound Library Adding custom hitsounds

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Contents of
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osu! Game Styles Basic explanation Multi-play
External ports » osu!stream osu!droid opsu! osu!wp T-Aiko Beats
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