[Bf-committers] Icon svg file coming

Knapp magick.crow at gmail.com
Fri May 18 23:58:18 CEST 2012

Sorry this took so long to get to. I thought I would have more free
time on my vacation but it is not looking good.
I looked at your page and I really like the icons you have used
because they are known and make sense.
Tilt needs something new that is clear and rake, might need a handle
but other than that I like what is there. I am taking a look into tilt

On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 3:55 PM, Jason Wilkins
<jason.a.wilkins at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm a little worried to talk about it, since I think the stroke
> settings currently have misleading names, and so I'd get bad icons,
> but here goes.

Keep me posted on new names!! Send a copy to my private to make sure
you don't get lost in the noise.

> Keep in mind I'm listing everything that comes to mind.  Not
> everything may really need its own icon.  I also also am talking about
> things you cannot find in trunk, for details you can go here:
> http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/User:Jwilkins
> The basic stroke type settings: 'airbrush', 'dots', 'drag dot',
> 'space', and 'anchor'.  Additionally, new basic stoke types such as
> straight line.

Anchor is obvious, just use a picture of a boat anchor, right? Let me
know if you can't find a good one that is premade.

> We already have icons for 'snapping' and 'tablet pressure'.
> We will eventually need an icon for enabling 'tablet pen tilt'.

I went looking for inspiration and found these. Thoughts?
First one is from QT and I thing should have an open licence on it. Do
you need svg?
wiki and should also be open. I am no licence expert so please inform
me. I can always make you own new version of what you like.
This one is fun but likely not to be to well received. :-) I like the
middle one.

> I've been using 'comb' for 'rake'.  I'm not sure the obvious and
> literal icon of a yard rake is appropriate, but it may be.

Looks good to me. Might need a handle.

> We could use the 'smooth curve' icon for 'smooth stroke', but I think
> its a bad match.  Besides a generic 'smooth input' icon there could be
> 'smooth position', 'smooth pressure', 'smooth tilt', 'smooth rake'

Yes, but we are building a language of icons and keeping the same one
throughout blender to mean smooth but in different contexts is good, I

> Same goes with the 'random curve' icon for 'jitter input'.  There
> could be a generic 'jitter input' icon or there could be 'jitter
> position', 'jitter pressure', 'jitter tilt', and 'jitter rake'

Again, I got it in a glance and like the reuse.

> There will eventually be three (four) cursor modes, 'off', 'circle',
> 'on-surface', and ('debug').  There is probably a generic 'no' or
> 'off' icon already.

I am clueless. Here. Perhaps I need to play with these modes. I am
open for ideas.

> There will be a new 'input sample averaging' setting that is lower
> level than the other settings and uses a different method than 'smooth
> stroke' that is less dramatic.

Perhaps just a shorter smooth icon?

> 'one-way stroke' allows you to apply strokes in a single direction
> without constantly lifting the mouse button or pen.

Simple arrow or maybe 3?

> Another thing I experimented with are using MyPaint's Brushlib.  In
> that case 'MyPaint' is kind of a brand name.

To sure what you mean by that but I do like mypaint the program! (I
bet we could do a better paint program with blender!)

> Finally, I experimented with a way of 'simulate pressure', however an
> icon probably needs to be more generic, something like 'brush
> dynamics' or 'brush physics'

Completely off topic but what a cool site! I found it while looking
for tilt art.

A pen or brush on top of this but without the word?

> If you look at my user page you will see that I scavenged around
> blender to find icons like the youngest of ten children.

Douglas E Knapp

Creative Commons Film Group, Helping people make open source movies
with open source software!

Massage in Gelsenkirchen-Buer:
Please link to me and trade links with me!

Open Source Sci-Fi mmoRPG Game project.

More information about the Bf-committers mailing list