Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 12-12-11, 10:50 AM   #1
gymtansmush
A Murloc Raider
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 6
Boss Frames

Okay, Im pretty sure this has been discussed but what I was looking for I couldn't find an exact answer.

I was doing a Firelands run (first raid with NUI) and the boss frames appear at the top under the top design dead center. For instance, for shannox, there was his boss frame and his two dogs' frames under the micro bar in the center. I would love to move these to the sides for better viewing (since im raid leading)

Also, I was having a problem seeing stacks of Ryolith when trying to get his armor down to get to burn phase.

I tried /movers and that doesnt help me move boss frames and I just lost in all the "/" commands.

Also, I was wondering how could i turn the buffs & debuffs into pictures instead the names of them on the sides.

Thanks for any help you may give me.
gymtansmush is offline  
Unread 12-12-11, 02:48 PM   #2
schmitty
A Cliff Giant
 
schmitty's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 75
Hi gymtansmush,

You could always try nUI AuraButtons, this replaces the default Aura frames with buttons.
schmitty is offline  
Unread 12-12-11, 03:23 PM   #3
gymtansmush
A Murloc Raider
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 6
thanks ill try that plugin for the auras. I really wish I could figure out how to move the boss frames at the top during fights.
gymtansmush is offline  
Unread 12-12-11, 04:18 PM   #4
Xrystal
nUI User and Supporter
 
Xrystal's Avatar
Premium Member
AddOn Author - Click to view addons
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 5,034
Hmm I thought the boss frames were movable but maybe things changed or they never were... Scott ?
__________________
Xrystal is offline  
Unread 12-12-11, 04:21 PM   #5
gymtansmush
A Murloc Raider
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 6
it would be awesome if i could do something with them bc they just sit on top the bosses head during raids and its such a bad position to me, though everything else about the UI is flawless honestly.
gymtansmush is offline  
Unread 12-12-11, 07:14 PM   #6
spiel2001
nUI's Author
 
spiel2001's Avatar
AddOn Author - Click to view addons
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 7,724
I don't think they are movable using '/nui movers' -- but they can be moved by editing the layout files.
__________________

What people don't get is that I am, ultimately, an artist at heart.
My brush has two colors, 1 and 0, and my canvas is made of silicon.



Official nUI Web Site: http://www.nUIaddon.com
Official nUI Support Forum: http://forums.nUIaddon.com
My day job: http://www.presidio.com/
spiel2001 is offline  
Unread 12-12-11, 07:18 PM   #7
gymtansmush
A Murloc Raider
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 6
well since i dont know how to mess with all that it looks like on my main raiding toon i will have to disable the UI, really depressing.
gymtansmush is offline  
Unread 12-12-11, 07:35 PM   #8
spiel2001
nUI's Author
 
spiel2001's Avatar
AddOn Author - Click to view addons
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 7,724
It's not difficult at all... you can do it with any text editor (notepad even)

Edit [ Interface > AddOns > nUI > Layouts > Default > UnitPanels > {panel mode} > nUI_UnitPanel_{panel mode}.lua ] where "{panel mode}" is the type of unit panel you are using in your raids... i.e. Raid10, Raid 25, etc.

Now look for the "BOSS" frames in the file... they will be near the bottom and look something like this...

Code:
        [nUI_UNITFRAME_RAID10BOSS.."2"] = 
        {
            anchor = 
            {
                anchor_pt   = "TOPRIGHT",
                relative_to = "nUI_TopBars",
                relative_pt = "BOTTOM",
                xOfs        = -2.5,
                yOfs        = 7.5,
            },
            options = 
            {
                skinName  = nUI_UNITSKIN_BOSSFRAME,
                enabled   = true,
                
                strata    = nil,
                level     = 8,
                
                unit_id   = "boss2",
                party_id  = nil,
                raid_id      = nil,
                
                scale      = 1,
                clickable  = true,
                
                popup =
                {
                    anchor_pt = "TOPRIGHT",
                    relative_pt = "BOTTOM",
                    xOfs = 0,
                    yOfs = 0,
                    
                    color = { r = 0, g = 0, b = 0, a = 0.75 },
                };
            },
        },
        [nUI_UNITFRAME_RAID10BOSS.."3"] = 
        {
            anchor = 
            {
                anchor_pt   = "TOPLEFT",
                relative_to = "nUI_TopBars",
                relative_pt = "BOTTOM",
                xOfs        = 2.5,
                yOfs        = 7.5,
            },
            options = 
            {
                skinName  = nUI_UNITSKIN_BOSSFRAME,
                enabled   = true,
                
                strata    = nil,
                level     = 8,
                
                unit_id   = "boss3",
                party_id  = nil,
                raid_id      = nil,
                
                scale      = 1,
                clickable  = true,
                
                popup =
                {
                    anchor_pt = "TOPRIGHT",
                    relative_pt = "BOTTOM",
                    xOfs = 0,
                    yOfs = 0,
                    
                    color = { r = 0, g = 0, b = 0, a = 0.75 },
                };
            },
        },
        [nUI_UNITFRAME_RAID10BOSS.."1"] = 
        {
            anchor = 
            {
                anchor_pt   = "RIGHT",
                relative_to = nUI_UNITFRAME_RAID10BOSS.."2",
                relative_pt = "LEFT",
                xOfs        = -5,
                yOfs        = 0,
            },
            options = 
            {
                skinName  = nUI_UNITSKIN_BOSSFRAME,
                enabled   = true,
                
                strata    = nil,
                level     = 8,
                
                unit_id   = "boss1",
                party_id  = nil,
                raid_id      = nil,
                
                scale      = 1,
                clickable  = true,
                
                popup =
                {
                    anchor_pt = "TOPRIGHT",
                    relative_pt = "BOTTOM",
                    xOfs = 0,
                    yOfs = 0,
                    
                    color = { r = 0, g = 0, b = 0, a = 0.75 },
                };
            },
        },
        [nUI_UNITFRAME_RAID10BOSS.."4"] = 
        {
            anchor = 
            {
                anchor_pt   = "LEFT",
                relative_to = nUI_UNITFRAME_RAID10BOSS.."3",
                relative_pt = "RIGHT",
                xOfs        = 5,
                yOfs        = 0,
            },
            options = 
            {
                skinName  = nUI_UNITSKIN_BOSSFRAME,
                enabled   = true,
                
                strata    = nil,
                level     = 8,
                
                unit_id   = "boss4",
                party_id  = nil,
                raid_id      = nil,
                
                scale      = 1,
                clickable  = true,
                
                popup =
                {
                    anchor_pt = "TOPRIGHT",
                    relative_pt = "BOTTOM",
                    xOfs = 0,
                    yOfs = 0,
                    
                    color = { r = 0, g = 0, b = 0, a = 0.75 },
                };
            },
        },
There are only two lines you need to edit per unit frame... the xOfs and yOfs values in the "Anchor" section for each boss frame. I highlighted them in purple above. The xOfs value moves the frame left and right and the yOfs value moves it up and down.

Just experiment by changing the vales, doing a "file/save" in the panel file and then a '/nui rl' in game to see your changes. It shouldn't take long to get them the way you like them. Once you've done it in one panel file, it will be super simple to make the same changes in the other panel files.

And, if it all goes horribly wrong, just unzip the nUI download file overtop of your copy and it will be back to where I had it.
__________________

What people don't get is that I am, ultimately, an artist at heart.
My brush has two colors, 1 and 0, and my canvas is made of silicon.



Official nUI Web Site: http://www.nUIaddon.com
Official nUI Support Forum: http://forums.nUIaddon.com
My day job: http://www.presidio.com/
spiel2001 is offline  
Unread 12-12-11, 08:17 PM   #9
gymtansmush
A Murloc Raider
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 6
Omg thank you for that info. I will most likely not use it for my main raider since I "need" alot of random crap to lead, but this will be great for every other toon.

Also, I seen it somewhere last night but I cant find it again today in the posts, but I want to scale the bottom console and I believe I seen that post last night. Anyway you can give me that / command for it, if you dont mind.
gymtansmush is offline  
Unread 12-30-11, 09:19 AM   #10
Akestrasz
A Murloc Raider
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 4
Thanks, those boss frames are at the wrong place for ages, finally have a way to move them
You're doing a great job!

But...
Originally Posted by spiel2001 View Post
Just experiment by changing the vales, (...) to see your changes.
BTW how can you see those 4 boss frames to scale them, I mean out of combat? (being on a boss aint the best time to make such long settings xD )
Cant find a way to make them appear.
Thanks a lot in advance!
Akestrasz is offline  
 

Go BackWoWInterface » Featured Projects » nUI, MozzFullWorldMap and PartySpotter » Customization » nUI: Customizing Layouts » Boss Frames

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off