[Bf-committers] Icon svg file coming

Jason Wilkins jason.a.wilkins at gmail.com
Sat May 19 11:01:51 CEST 2012

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On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 4:58 PM, Knapp <magick.crow at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> now.
> 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?
> http://qt-project.org/doc/qt-4.8/images/qtabletevent-tilt.png
> 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.
> http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/88/Gyroscope_drawing.jpg
> This one is fun but likely not to be to well received. :-) I like the
> middle one.
> http://erikdalton.com/images/gaga/Fig.1A-1B-1C.png
>> 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
> think.
>> 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.
> http://www.isthisthefuture.co.uk/category/artist-profile/
> A pen or brush on top of this but without the word?
> http://coyle-physics-per-7.hs.tenafly.k12.nj.us/modules/groups/homepagefiles/group_webpage/1610201-2986871-128.jpg
>> If you look at my user page you will see that I scavenged around
>> blender to find icons like the youngest of ten children.
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