[Bf-committers] UI changes from cycles branch

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Mon Oct 24 12:17:35 CEST 2011

Hi Brecht,

I would like to have seen this proposed differently. Namely:

- Mention the changes in defaults that are part of themes already
   (means, users with saved themes won't notice any change!)

- Propose which new options could go to themes
   (The area/region embossing can get themable for example)

- Suggest to deliver the default startup.blend with two themes;
   one more 'flattened' and one more 'embossed' (as 2.5x).

I'm actually quite sure most of the changes are either already in  
themes, or easy to add or fix to get work right. Saves a lot of  
useless discussions if we can solve it that way.

The UI & Style stuff I worked on was really meant to be flexible, so  
we can give Blender fresh fashionable looks once a while. :)


Ton Roosendaal  Blender Foundation   ton at blender.org    www.blender.org
Blender Institute   Entrepotdok 57A  1018AD Amsterdam   The Netherlands

On 24 Oct, 2011, at 1:21, Brecht Van Lommel wrote:

> Hi all,
> Here's a patch with a subset of the UI changes in the cycles branch
> that I'd like to merge into trunk. Are there any objections to this?
> Before: http://www.pasteall.org/pic/show.php?id=19452
> After: http://www.pasteall.org/pic/show.php?id=19453
> Patch: http://www.pasteall.org/25777/diff
> I don't think they would need any documentation updates, it's just
> small things that wouldn't confuse anyone in screenshot:
> * Remove emboss on areas and regions
> * Remove button emboss
> * More subtle colors and gradients on buttons
> * Black arrows on menu button
> * Panel header changed look & smaller
> * Screen splitting widgets look
> * Toolbar/properties expand button look
> Not included:
> * Droid sans font, was not received very well for the few days it  
> was in trunk
> * Contrast reduction on icons
> * Auto hide scrollers (later, is unfinished)
> I'd still like to change the font in trunk, but it seems hard to get
> an agreement on this. Some tests:
> Lucida Grade (mac ui font, non-free):
> http://www.pasteall.org/pic/show.php?id=19454
> Ubuntu font: http://www.pasteall.org/pic/show.php?id=19457
> Droid Sans font: http://www.pasteall.org/pic/show.php?id=19458
> Thanks,
> Brecht.
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